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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. Reviewers really like the design and usability. The portability and performance also get good comments. Many are critical about the size. There are some mixed views about the energy efficiency.

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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 85/100 = 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. Reviews about the design and usability are generally positive. The performance and portability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the screen.

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

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

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. People are impressed by the performance. The price also gets good reviews.

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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

Dec, 2016

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

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Design

Intel segment tagging:Enterprise

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor 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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:42109 / 50072 / 52220 / 52224 / 52229 / 52231 / 53434 / 53438 / 53450 / 53464 / I3-2330M
Processor package size:31 / 37.5