Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Dell Latitude 2100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and design. The build quality and keyboard are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the software and usability are different, and the connectivity and value for money get less positive comments.

battery, keyboard, build quality, design, size

portability, screen, value for money, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Dell Latitude 2100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 87 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 39 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 10 of 39 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (48)

Expert review by:

Review Dell Latitude 2100 Netbook


Mobile class room Connoisseurs are well acquainted with Dell's La ...

Robust and resistant case ; Long battery life ; Well-equipped ; Good keyboard ; Many options ; Availble with Linux ; Many support options ; Silent system noise

High weight ; Bulky design ; Adverse interface arrangement ; Lurid indicator-LEDs ; Small touch screen ; low-contrast display, not outdoor-capable ; difficult to upgrade/maintain

That Dell even in this class offers that many configuration, warranty, and support options

Expert review by:

Hands-On: Dell Latitude 2100 Netbook in Review


School netbook. Dell would like to capture the market of schools ...

Thanks to the good keyboard and the specific features, the Latitude seems to be well fit for the intended field of deployment. It could be an acquisition worth recommending for notebook classes

Expert review by:

Kid-Friendly Netbook Has Grown-Up Chops


It may be designed for children, but that doesn't mean the Latitude 2100 can't be enjoyed by big kids too.

Cool, tough rubber exterior coating. Adult-sized keyboard also accommodates the smallest hands. Responsive trackpad. Snappy performance. Clear window on front of chassis meant for student's name tag

Tattletale web browsing light a little too Big Brother for our tastes. Optional extras drive up the price tag quickly. Chunky monkey power adapter


Expert review by:

Dell Latitude 2100


Families, don't be surprised if you see the Dell Latitude 2100 show up in a classroom near you. As I've written in the past, Dell is aggressively targeting the K-8 education market with this line of rugged-looking netbooks. At the time I played with a...

A good touchscreen implementation ; Rugged-like

Big and bulky ; Skimps on hard drive space

Dell courts classrooms with this Latitude's kid-friendly touchscreen, but the big-boned netbook skimps on space.

Expert review by:

Dell Latitude 2100 Review


Almost every school around the globe is looking for a durable, ultraportable laptop that can survive use and abuse in the classroom, and Dell promises they have the perfect solution in the form of the new Latitude 2100 netbook. The first Latitude...

Super rugged netbook ; Easy quick access controls ; Good battery life

Thick and heavy ; No high-resolution screen option ; Touchscreen without tablet convertibility

Bottom line, despite the bulk and weight this is indeed one impressive netbook

Expert review by:

Dell Latitude 2100 - A Review of the Dell Latitude 2100


Student-rugged design, Unique education features, Comfortable keyboard with antimicrobial option, Speedy performance

Larger and heavier than most netbooks, Below-average battery life

Above the display is a 1.3-megapixel Webcam, which provided extremely clear images in a Skype video chat. A colleague saw little motion blur when we quickly waved and could even make out facial details. The microphone on our unit did not work.

Expert review by:

Dell Latitude 2100 Netbook Review


The development of netbook market is very rapid, and the whole network market pay attention to the students, while student netbooks perform not so well. Dell netbooks' performance on the market is good to some extent such as Dell Inspiron mini 9 and...

Dell Latitude 2100 comes with a 3-cell battery which is 11.1V and 2800 Whr, in the battery life test, the 3-cell battery just can last for about 3 hours.

Expert review by:

Dell Latitude 2100


The Latitude 2100 is one of the most durable netbooks we've used, and its touch screen is a nice addition, but you'll pay a premium for both features.

Tough construction; excellent keyboard; network-activity light; available touch screen

Expensive; thick design; limited vertical resolution

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

Consumer review by:

great netbook that has been overlooked"


i have been using my dell latitude 2100 since... 

rugged, touch screen, upgradeable, great for on-line streaming

no optical drive, but hey it's a netbook and cheap

Consumer review by:

"some design issues"


i ordered the latitude 2100 as a presentation... 

small and sturdy

thick; squeezes your fingers

Product Specifications


DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: No
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WSVGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: Yes


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA3150


Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:NM10
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:N270