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Dell Latitude E6500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 219 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and portability. The keyboard and value for money are also appreciated. Many are negative about the energy efficiency and touchpad, and the reliability and battery get mixed opinions.

screen, value for money, keyboard, portability, performance

sound, touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Latitude E6500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Dell Latitude E6500 Notebook


Full Metall Jacket. Like many other manufacturers, Dell also laun ...

Timelss business design ; Robust Magnesium chassis ; Good workmanship and haptic ; Very good case stability ; Extensive connection options in a user friendly order ; Extensive security features and communication modules ; Bright, outdoor competent LED...

Decentralized position of the spacebar ; Slight bending of the keyboard possible ; Somewhat blemished sound replay at maximum volume

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Amazon review summary for Dell Latitude E6500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Dell Latitude E6500 from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

33% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Dell Latitude E6500 Notebook

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like it very fast Glad to have Windows 7


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Failure right out of the box....


I know these things happen, but my recently purchased e6500, which I purchased because of the great success with a very hearty d620, failed within two hours out of the box. Online techs diagnosed it as motherboard failure. I assume (and hope) this is a...

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A let down !!!


I bought this Dell Latitude E6500 (with Vista Ultimate 64bit OS) and a docking station in November 2008. This is the fourth Dell Latitude laptop I owned. I was quite happy with the previous laptops, however, this one was a problem from the beginning....

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Great Laptop!


This is an excellent powerhouse of a laptop! High build quality. This laptop has a metal case, not sure why other reviews are saying it's plastic. I carry it to and from work 5 days a week in a laptop backpack on my motorcycle. Nothing's been broken...

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Fantastic Laptop for Small Business


Great build quality. I read a lot of reviews before I purchased, and was a little concerned about the commments that were made. I am extremely happy to say that I am not disappointed in the least. A great feel, good weight, perfect keyboard.

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Great laptop at a great price!


This is a great laptop for the price. We needed a powerful computer, that was lightweight enough to be truly portable, and this fit the bill perfectly. We have been very happy so far, and believe we still will be in the future.

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Overpriced and under built


I have used Dell products for 20 years and this is the first product I have bought and have been truely disappointed with. In that time I guestimate I've bought several hundred PCs. It is not a patch on the build quality of the 'D' series laptops. I...

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A flawed design - not suitable for Business use


I hate to write this review as all of my previous Dell purchases have been excellent. However, this laptop should not be marketed as a Business class laptop. It is way too flimsy in design and concept. My new Latitude E6500 lasted approx 1 month before...

Product Specifications

The Latitude E6500 is thoughtfully designed not just for looks, but to survive a long day on the job. With premium magnesium alloy construction, longer-lasting paint finishes and robust metal hinges, the Latitude E6500 is more durable than ever. Work more comfortably with a precision-tuned keyboard that offers stronger key durability. Roam the halls in style with sleeker, slimmer profile that was inspired by feedback from thousands of users just like you. Meet the laptop that can last as long as your work day. Achieve up to 19 hours of battery life with the combination of standard 9-cell battery, high capacity battery slice. Stay connected anytime, anywhere with Dell Control Point Connection Manager, which enables fast and easy wireless connections with support for current and emerging wireless technologies.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800/1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Latitude

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


Color:Brushed metal black


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.1/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.1/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.1

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P8400/P8600/P8700
Type:Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB/8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD/NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M