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Dell Latitude 2120

Specifications

Dell Latitude 2120Notebook: Dell Latitude 2120
Processor: Intel Atom N550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 600 euro
Average Score: 58.83% - poor
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 35%, performance: 53%, features: 62%, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 62%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell Latitude 2120

63% Dell Latitude 2120 review
Source: PC Pro English
Schools looking for a cheap or ultraportable solution might avoid it, but its screen and keyboard are among the best on test. The only problem is the price. At over £500, it’s more expensive than many full-sized laptops. Only schools in need of such a compact product need apply.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 63% price: 50% performance: 50% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
60% Dell Latitude 2120 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Though available with a higher resolution screen than many netbooks, the Dell Latitude 2120 is still a netbook and suffers all the drawbacks of the breed's small size, while not offering the light weight and low cost that made netbooks popular in the first place. Look instead to Dell's own Vostro V131, Lenovo's X120e, or any of a myriad of other units that offer far more bang for the buck.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
50% Dell Latitude 2120
Source: PC World English
Though available with a higher-resolution screen than many netbooks, the Dell Latitude 2120 is still a netbook and suffers all the drawbacks of the breed's small size, while failing to offer the light weight and low cost that made netbooks popular in the first place. Look instead to Dell's own Vostro V131, Lenovo's X120e, or any of a myriad of other units that offer far more bang for the buck.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Dell Latitude 2120
Source: PC Mag English
A solid netbook for business use, the Dell Latitude 2120 serves up a competent collection of features, but when it's stacked against its competitors, it just feels a little overpriced. For $200 cheaper the Acer Aspire One D260-1270 provides a similar collection of features, or you could pick up the Editors' Choice HP Pavilion dm1z for $449, which offers better components and performance across the board.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Dell Latitude 2120 Laptop Computer (Intel Intel Atom Dual Core N550 250GB/2GB)
Source: CNet English
Pity the poor Netbook. Once the belle of the personal computing ball, this type of small, low-cost PC has virtually fallen off a cliff during the past 12 months. The standard Netbook platform is feeling pretty stale these days, and this too-expensive Dell Latitude 2120, while capable, doesn't do much to stand out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 60% mobility: 70%
50% Dell Latitude 2120 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
In the end, recommending the Latitude 2120 comes down to price. At over $600 with a one-year warranty, our test unit is far too expensive for a netbook, even a business-oriented version. It is important to point out, however, that Dell sells this netbook to many school districts under special pricing plans, so it's possible that the per-unit price is more attractive for some clients. Assuming the price is right, the Latitude 2120 otherwise is a reasonable pick.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 20% performance: 50% features: 40% mobility: 50% ergonomy: 40%

Foreign Reviews

Dell Latitude 2120 im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
heavy, bulky, expensive
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2011
Dell Latitude 2120
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: workmanship, performance; negative: battery runtime
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2011

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


N550: Dual core Atom with a TDP of only 8.5 Watt. Because of the slow clock speed of 1.5 GHz it may be sometimes even slower than a N465 Atom CPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.5 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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58.83%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-05-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)