Dell Latitude D531


Dell Latitude D531Notebook: Dell Latitude D531
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-56
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1270 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 2.7kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 68%, features: 73%, display: 69% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Dell Latitude D531

Dell - Latitude D531 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Dell's AMD-powered Latitude D531 is unlikely to win any awards for its looks. However, it does have a fast dual-core processor, 2GB of memory and a nice display plus Wi-Fi connectivity as standard, making for a versatile business notebook at an affordable price. The first thing you notice is the 15.4-inch display. On the downside this makes the D531 a little large to carry about, but with an ATI Radeon video controller and a resolution of 1,280 x 800, it's man enough for most day to day tasks. Moreover, specify a Dell TrueLife display (at a remarkably affordable £13 + VAT) and the resolution rises to an impressive 1,440 x 990 pixels. Either way the end result is a large, bright display plenty big enough for presentations, with a wide viewing angle and sufficient adjustment to deal with a range of lighting conditions.
Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/03/2007
Rating: display: 80%
70% Dell Latitude D531
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell Latitude D531 isn't the fastest or sexiest laptop on the market, but it does deliver what business buyers crave most: configurability, long battery life, and good value. This six-pound mainstream portable is worth a look for corporations and growing businesses that appreciate a stable platform and common parts (battery, AC adapter, bay devices, and docking solutions for D531 are the same as for all the other D-series models) but are tired of paying north of $2,000 per machine for a decently equipped model. This business notebook provides good performance, durability, and security for the price, along with excellent battery life.
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3.5 von 5, Leistung mäßig, Display exzellent, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/19/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% display: 95% mobility: 80%
Dell Latitude D531 Review
Source: English
My general impression of this notebook is neither wholly positive nor negative. It has little problems yes, but such things might be expected for a budget notebook you're paying $799 for. The build quality is good overall and better than many consumer notebooks, so you're getting a bargain there in terms of price. Disregarding the graininess issue, the screen quality was above average, having better viewing angles and brightness, compared to other business notebooks such as a ThinkPad T60 series.
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Display mangelhaft, Verarbeitung gut, Mobilität gut, Emissionen gut
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/12/2007
Rating: display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Business-Notebook mit AMD-Prozessor
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 11-12/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/10/2007
Rating: price: 90% performance: 80% features: 80%
15.4-Zoll-Notebooks mit AMD-Prozessor
Source: c't - 19/07 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 09/20/2007
Rating: performance: 70% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
Glänzende Aussichten
Source: c't - 19/07 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 09/15/2007
Rating: performance: 70% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
80% Was handfestes fürs Büro
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/27/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 50% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50% emissions: 80%
Mobile Mittelklasse mit guter Ausstattung
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/10/2007
Rating: performance: 80% display: 70%


ATI Radeon Xpress X1270: Built in RS690T chipset and is based on an X700 graphics core (with less pipelines). It features no dedicated graphics memory but Vista Aero support.

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.

AMD Turion 64 X2: AMD Turion 64 X2 is intended to be positioned against the Intel Core Duo was presented in 17. May 2006. The current consumption is not higher than with Centrino-Duo-notebooks (TL-45 with ATI Xpress and Mobility Radeon X300). This means, that approximative the same battery runtime and fan functions can be expected (with this chipset). However, the performance was 20% below the T2300 (1.66 GHz) due to the lower L2 Cache (Core Duo has 2048 Kbyte shared L2 Cache). Nevertheless, the performance is sufficient.


In 90nm (33W TDP) and 65nm (31W TDP) produced dual core processor with a clock rate of 1.8 GHz. The TL-56 is still based on the K8 core and compareable to a slower clocked Core Duo.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.7 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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 %

Dell reviews

75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Toshiba Satellite P305
Turion 64 X2 TL-60
» Gateway M-1626
Turion 64 X2 TL-60
» Toshiba Satellite L300D
Athlon 64 X2 TK-57
» Dell Inspiron 1521
Turion 64 X2 TL-64
» MSI Megabook EX600
Core 2 Duo T5250

Devices with the same GPU

» Novatech B17
Athlon 64 X2 TK-42, 17.0", 2.9 kg
» Gateway LT3106a
Athlon 64 L110, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Medion E1311
Mobile Sempron 210U, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Gateway LT3103u
Athlon 64 L110, 11.6", 1.38 kg
» Maxdata Belinea 3
Turion 64 X2 TL-60, 17.1", 3.6 kg
» Averatec 2575
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 12.1", 1.8 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1721
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 17.1", 3.5 kg
» MSI Megabook ER710
Athlon 64 X2 TK-53, 17.1", 3.2 kg
» MSI Megabook PR210
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 12.1", 1.8 kg
» HP Compaq 6515b
Turion 64 X2 TL-64, 14.1", 2.4 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Medion E6239T
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3510
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-10
Radeon HD 6750M, Core i7 2675QM
» Apple MacBook Pro 15 inch 2011-02 (MC721LL/A)
Radeon HD 6490M, Core i7 2635QM
» Apple Macbook Pro 15 inch 2011-02
Radeon HD 6750M, Core i7 2720QM
» LG Haier R450
Mirage 3 671MX, Pentium Dual Core T4400
» Gigabyte Q1580M
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T6500
» ZAReason Verix
GeForce GTS 250M, Core i7 620M
» HP Pavilion dv5t
GeForce 8600M GT, Core 2 Duo T9400
» Toshiba Satellite L300-2C7
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500M, Pentium Dual Core T4300
» MSI GX640-098US
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 430M
» Sony Vaio VPC-B11V9EB
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 520M
» HP Compaq 6730b
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, Core 2 Duo T9600
» MSI GX640-i5447LW7P
Mobility Radeon HD 5850, Core i5 430M
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)