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Dell Latitude E5520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Dell Latitude E5520. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and usability. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the energy efficiency. There are some negative opinions about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Latitude E5520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Latitude E5520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Dell Latitude E5520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the design and usability. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the screen.

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92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2017

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Amazon.ca review summary for Dell Latitude E5520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Dell Latitude E5520 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the performance. The price is also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Latitude E5520 i5 2410M 2.3Ghz, 4G DDR3, 320G, DVDRW, HDMI, 15.6"W, WIFI, Win 7 ProDell Latitude E5520 i5 2410M 2.3Ghz, 4G DDR3, 320G, DVDRW, HDMI, 15.6"W, WIFI, Win 7 Pro

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Latitude E5520 Notebook

 

Mobile office. Dell's business laptop, equipped with the latest Intel Sandy Bridge technology and intelligent detail solutions, tries to hit a home run. Read about the capabilities of the "lower priced" Essential line in Dell's Latitude range here.

Very good mouse, keyboard, Matt display, Many interfaces, incl. docking port, Rear-sided interfaces, Hinges open wide, Good workmanship, Elegant design, High-end materials, The elegant design and the great variety of connections are likely to make a...

High noise during load, No USB 3.0, The new USB 3.0 port. The Latitude E5520 would be well equipped for the future with that

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Dell Latitude E5520 2nd Generation Intel Core laptop

 

Dell Latitude E5520 review: One of the first business notebooks on the market to feature Sandy Bridge

Excellent all round performance, strong build quality, backlit keyboard, plenty of connectivity, modular bay

Feels very heavy, some users may lament the lack of DisplayPort

With 2nd Generation Intel Core technology in its belly, the 15.6in Dell Latitude E5520 definitely has speed to burn. It's recommended for business that want to roll out fast and well-featured laptops for their workers. However, it is a heavy unit and...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Dell Latitude E5520

 

Brilliant, vibrant matte screen ; Backlit keyboard ; Increased rigidity

No dedicated microphone jack, only a single headphone/microphone jack for iPhone-style headphones

Dell's new Latitude series is a solid business option that packs in a huge amount of value. The company is clearly adapting to the consumerisation of the business space by including features such as an HDMI port and single 3.5mm headphone/microphone...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Craig Simms (zdnet.com.au)

Dell Latitude E5520

 

Dell's new Latitude series is a solid business option that packs in a huge amount of value. The company is clearly adapting to the consumerisation of the business space by including features such as an HDMI port and single 3.5mm headphone/microphone...

Brilliant, vibrant matte screen ; Backlit keyboard ; Increased rigidity

No dedicated microphone jack, only a single headphone/microphone jack for iPhone-style headphones

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Cormac J. (newegg.com)

Gambled and won!

 

- I typically avoid refurbs, but I received a quality product with this one - Had a few issues after upgrading to Win 10, but after a few updates were released, it's working fine (no more blue screens!) - Best bang for the buck

- Fastest PC I've ever owned - Worked perfectly right out of the box - Came with 6 GB RAM, only advertised with 4 GB

- Laptop power slips out, can be annoying if not on a stable surface

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Leward F. (newegg.com)

Dell Laptop

 

Works

Shipped with a battery that only works 20 - 30 min.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: Julie S. (newegg.com)

Pending return

 

Clean, light.

Returned it as it would upgrade Windows. Very slow, Explorer kept crashing, loaded Chrome, still wouldn't work.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: JRNORMAN (newegg.com)

Dell E5520 Refurbished

 

Pretty good because you get it for about half the retail price and the party that does the rehab loaded a system with absolutely no bloatware but there is no documentation - not even a PFD of the owner's manual. All warranty is through the 3rd party,...

Works as is and has zero bloatware but also has no 30 day virus protection either

Virtually no documentation including features and how to use them. No Dell warranty. For instance, there is a small switch on the side that turns off the WIFI which is pretty neat IF you know it is there and what it is when you are trying to figure out...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Joseph N. (newegg.com)

Dell E5520 Refurbished

 

Pretty good because you get it for about half the retail price and the party that does the rehab loaded a system with absolutely no bloatware but there is no documentation - not even a PFD of the owner's manual. All warranty is through the 3rd party,...

Works as is and has zero bloatware but also has no 30 day virus protection either.

Virtually no documentation including features and how to use them. No Dell warranty. For instance, there is a small switch on the side that turns off the WIFI which is pretty neat IF you know it is there and what it is when you are trying to figure out...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review by: Mick (newegg.com)

Better than I had

 

I bought this for my gf to use for class since her old one was pretty worse for wear. For this purpose it will do just fine. I would have given this more eggs, but the speakers are a real drawback. I think it would help customers to have a quick...

I like that the keys are firm because it reduces the off chance of using unwanted keys. It came with an i7 processor instead of an i5 which was a surprise

The onboard speakers do not work, which after looking it up appears to be an issue with this particular model. Headphones/speakers work fine, but not the laptop's speakers. This was refurbished so when they cleaned it, it still had the boot menu for...

Dec, 2014
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:4

Battery

Battery Capacity:60 / 97
Battery capacity (Watt hours):60 / 97
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6 / 9

Camera

Front camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N / Y
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:EPEAT
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance:No / Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:60 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.6
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English / German
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N / Y / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX: Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 3.0+HS / 4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3 / IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ehernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3 / IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3u
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):150
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n
WWAN: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 45
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 45

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / Stereo
Compatible operating systems:CB, CE, TUV/GS, cTUVus, FCC-B, ICES-003-B, VCCI-B, TUV, RCM, GOST-R, WEEE, CUDO / Windows 7 Home Basic\nWindows 7 Home Premium\nWindows 7 Professional\nWindows 7 Ultimate\nWindows Vista Ultimate\nWindows Vista Business\nWindows Vista Home Basic\nLinux Ubuntu 10.10
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Quantity:1
TV in port: No
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Volume Control:Digital
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:5.14
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / Wi-Fi, WiMAX

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:60 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11 / 21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:107
Processor:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / i7-2620M / I7-2640M / T6670
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Penryn / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:1333 / 800
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / i7-2620M / I7-2640M / T6670
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T6000 series / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 478 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 100 C / 105 / 85 / 85C ; 100C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:42109 / 50072 / 52220 / 52224 / 52229 / 52231 / 53434 / 53438 / 53450 / 53464
Processor code:SR03R / SR041 / SR046 / SR048 / SR04J / SR04S / SR04W / SR0DN
Processor package size:31 / 35 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:No / Yes
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y

Software

Bundled software:Cyberlink PowerDVD, Dell Webcam Central, Roxio Creator / Dell Webcam Central / Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 / Office Starter
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.88
Depth (imperial):9.88
Height:1.3
Height (front):1.19 / 1.31
Height (front) (imperial):1.19
Height (rear):1.19 / 1.31
Height (rear) (imperial):1.31
Weight:5.09 / 5.14 / 5.25
Width:15.3
Width (imperial):15.3