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Dell Latitude E6520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 reviews of Dell Latitude E6520. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the design and usability. The screen and price also get good feedback, but many are negative about the sound and energy efficiency.

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battery, portability, reliability, energy, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Latitude E6520 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 E6520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Dell Latitude E6520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the image quality and portability are generally positive. The performance and screen also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the price.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Latitude E6520 15.6" LED Notebook - Intel Core i5 i5-2520M 2.50 GHz (469-0250)Dell Latitude E6520 15.6" LED Notebook - Intel Core i5 i5-2520M 2.50 GHz (469-0250)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Latitude E6520 i5/HD Notebook

 

Core Business. Productively focusing on your work is to be made possible with a Latitude E6520. In review: The basic version with an i5-2410M CPU, incorporated graphics and HD display. You can find out why "Very Good" was missed slightly in this review.

Very good input devices, AR treated display, Many interfaces including docking & E-module ports, Part of the interfaces on the rear, Wide opening hinges, Good battery runtimes, Low power consumption, Quiet and cool, The keyboard's clear key drop and...

Weak contrasts & viewing angles, High weight, Contrast and resolution – but that's available for a surcharge

May, 2011

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Dell Latitude E3 Refresh (E6420, E6520, E5420, E5520)

 

All's made new in February. Rumors have been around for a while, ...

Dell apparently goes even a step further in view of compatibility. Thus, the various configurations available for the modular bay (additional 30W battery, HDD adapter, optical drive, USB 3.0 adapter) can be swapped throughout Dell's E6x20 notebook...

Feb, 2011

BUSINESS READY!

Expert review by: Daniel A. Begun (computershopper.com)

Dell Latitude E6520

 

The bigger your company, the more important it is to choose the right laptops for your employees. If you own or work for a big business (one with 500 employees or more), your laptop needs are likely very different than if you worked at a small or...

Very good performance ; Excellent battery life ; Ruggedly built ; Strong enterprise IT management features

Expensive ; Bulky and heavy

This laptop offers great enterprise-management features, strong performance, a rugged build, and excellent battery life. Given its price and size, it's best for executives with healthy budgets and little need to travel with it.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Edward J. Correia (crn.com)

Notebook Face-Off: Dell Latitude E6520 Vs. Dell Latitude E6320

 

These nearly identical machines share more than the high performance of Sandybridge processors

May, 2011

Expert review by: (gadgetell.com)

Gadgetell Review: Dell Latitude E6520 noteboook

 

What is being reviewed? Up for review today is the Dell Latitude E6520, a 15 inch notebook that (if you ask us) is sporting a…

While we are not necessarily fans of the overall size of the notebook in terms of portability, that is something that would arrive with any 15.6 inch notebook. Not to mention, we suspect that plenty of notebook users rarely if ever take their computer...

Expert review by: Christian Harris (businesscomputingworld.co.uk)

REVIEW: Dell Latitude E6520

 

The entire Latitude E-Family was recently refreshed with the Latitude E5420, E5520, E6520, E6420, E6320, E6220, and E6420 ATG laptops and the Latitude XT3 convertible tablet. The new Latitude family of laptops includes more than 100 design improvements...

too irresistible.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Daniel Robinson (v3.co.uk)

Dell Latitude E6520 review

 

Dell's Latitude E6520 is a mainstream corporate laptop based on Intel's new generation of Core processors, offering a decent-sized screen and keyboard in addition to the security and management benefits of Intel's vPro technologies, plus a host of...

Sturdy build with magnesium alloy frame, large 15.6in display, good performance, comprehensive connectivity options

Heavy, relatively pricey

The Latitude E6520 is a sturdy, well-built corporate laptop that looks stylish and provides all the features required for a desktop replacement system. It's somewhat heavy, and pricey compared to some rivals, but should serve well as a mainstream...

Apr, 2011

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

Great for the money.

 

Great shape for a refurbished. I am very happy would have given 5 eggs if not for the cons below.

Did NOT have a web cam as advertised. Display has some streaks sometimes when scrolling through pages like facebook.

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Herbert C. (newegg.com)

Not what i paid for but oh well

 

Runs good

Wrong laptop was shipped out to me got an E6530 I5-5320 Dual core instead of what i paid for Overheats like any other laptop Battery drains quickly

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Debra W. (newegg.com)

Okay product, annoying problems

 

The REAL cons I have with this purchase, that are not the fault of the laptop: The specs say this comes with Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit, and comes with a key for that, however, it came pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium. Okay, so it's...

-Not too bulky -Good specs for the price

-Resolution not listed until after I bought it in the Q&A (not incredibly important)

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA / 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 / No / Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3 / 2
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:EPEAT
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Anthracite / Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / 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:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No / NVIDIA NVS 4200M / NVIDIA Quadro NVS 4200M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1080
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
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 / 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:German
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 6 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333
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
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS / 4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

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

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA / Stereo
Compatible operating systems:HC MMC+, MMC, MMC+, SD, SDHC / Windows 7
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 / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x
Internal modem:No / Yes
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Weight:5.51
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: 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:No / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
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
HDMI version:1.4
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
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
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:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y / Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel QM67 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):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
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM67 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / i7-2620M / I7-2640M / i7-2720QM / i7-2760QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.30 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.50
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 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
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / i7-2620M / I7-2640M / i7-2720QM / i7-2760QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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 / Intel Core i7-2700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1224 / PGA988 / Socket 1224 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 100 C / 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 Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / 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): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
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):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:50067 / 50072 / 52220 / 52224 / 52229 / 52231 / 53434 / 53450 / 53464 / 53474
Processor code:SR00W / SR02R / SR03R / SR041 / SR044 / SR046 / SR048 / SR04J / SR04S / SR04W
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

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

Software

Bundled software:Dell Webcam Central / Dell Webcam Central\nMicrosoft Office Home and Business 2010 / Microsoft Office Home & Business 2010 / Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
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
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 256 / 320 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.2 / 11.4
Depth (imperial):10.2
Height:1.3 / 1.35
Height (front):1.11 / 1.18 / 1.35 / 10.2
Height (front) (imperial):1.11
Height (imperial):1.3
Height (rear):1.35
Height (rear) (imperial):1.35
Weight:5.49 / 5.51
Width:15.1
Width (imperial):15.1