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Dell Latitude 11 5175/5179 Tablet Review

Sebastian Bade, Tanja Hinum (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 04/25/2016

The perfect business slate? Dell's Latitude 11 5175 is a Windows tablet that offers a generous portfolio of extensions for its customers. Is that enough to find buyers? We will clarify just how well Dell's Latitude 11 5175 competes against its rivals and where it is situated technically in our in-depth test. Update 2016/08/05:Post test of the Latitude 11 5179 including keyboard dock!

For the original German review, see here.

Dell's Latitude 11 5000 lineup is primarily aimed at business users. The slate can be furnished with small technical refinements that are important in the business sector if the customer wishes. The list of accessories is long, and the tablet can be quickly transformed into a convertible with Dell's Latitude 11 keyboard. Its functionality is thus virtually endless. Unlimited creativity is also possible with Dell's Active Pen.

Since the tablet market has not only come to a halt but is also partly saturated and sales figures have dropped clearly in recent times, new customers have to be won with also new, trendsetting innovations. That is exactly where Dell's Latitude 11 5000 lineup comes in. Decent battery life and a good selection of components besides a multitude of optional, external expansion options rounds off the package. Our review sample offers a good compromise of performance and mobility. Dell packs the fully passively cooled hardware into an elegant black casing. All devices from the Latitude 5000 lineup are powered by energy-saving Intel Core m processors from the 6th generation. The latest Skylake generation nevertheless still has enough power for most office and multimedia applications. Dell offers the lowest-priced device for $749 on its US website. The Latitude is not yet listed in the German online shop. Our review sample based on Intel's Core m5-6Y57, 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and a 256 GB SSD costs around $1000.

To keep things fair, we only selected comparison devices that are also furnished with Intel's Core m processors. The following devices will be found intermittently in the course of this report:

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Dell Latitude 11 5175 (Latitude 11 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 515, Core: 300 MHz - 900 MHz, Memory: 800 MHz, 20.19.15.4326
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR3-1600 MHz, dual-channel, fixed
Display
10.8 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 204 PPI, Corning Concore Glass, YJ0MP-TV108FM, IPS, 10 finger multi-touch, glossy: yes, detachable screen
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-Y Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP, 256 GB 
, M.2 SSD
Soundcard
Realtek High Definition Audio
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: stereo, Card Reader: micro-SD, Sensors: gyroscope, eCompass/magnetometer, accelerometer/FFS, GPS (via WWAN card only), Hall effect, Noble Lock slot, micro-HDMI
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.78 x 279.8 x 176.8 ( = 0.42 x 11.02 x 6.96 in)
Battery
35 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix rear
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix front
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, power supply, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
710 g ( = 25.04 oz / 1.57 pounds), Power Supply: 234 g ( = 8.25 oz / 0.52 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

The casing of Dell's Latitude 11 5157 is made of a magnesium alloy. It is not a heavyweight at 710 grams. The distribution of weight is good, and the device can be held securely. The slate is rigid and relatively stiff; it can only be twisted with force, which could quickly lead to damage, though. The device's design is not too bulky at a height of 10.8 millimeters. The tablet's front is made of toughened Corning Concore Glass. A 5 MP camera is situated above the touchscreen. The touchscreen has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels at a display diagonal of 27.4 centimeters. When looking closer at the slate's front, we also see a rim with a width of approximately 2 centimeters that completely runs around the touchscreen. Thus, the tablet can be held without making unintentional inputs. A plastic bezel that is pulled to the rear encloses the tablet. A large part of the back offers a soft-touch surface that is slightly curved toward the edges. Consequently, the slate's back does not lie completely flat on a table. However, the soft-touch finish clearly displays fingerprints. Nevertheless, the favorable choice of materials conveys a high-quality feel to the customer when holding Dell's Latitude 11 5175. Dell's glossy logo and an 8 MP camera in the upper area are also incorporated on the slate's rear.

The compact design does not provide the end user with the possibility of upgrading the tablet. The fans in Dell's Latitude 11 5000 lineup cannot be cleaned, either. The build quality could be better in this price range. Minor production flaws are visible on our review sample when looking closer. The bezel does not close flush with the display in the lower left corner.

 

Connectivity

Not many accessories are included for Dell's Latitude 11 5175. Only the tablet and its 30-watt power supply are found in the box. Other basic configurations already come with a keyboard, but they are also situated in a higher price range. Dell also incorporates a full-sized USB 3.0 port in the interface diversity. That makes annoying handling with adapters for connecting present USB peripherals unnecessary. A USB 3.0 Type C port, which is also used for recharging, is directly beside it. However, space could be a problem when oversized USB flash drives are inserted while using the charging port. External monitors can be connected via the micro-HDMI port. A card reader is also present, but it only supports cards in micro-SD format. All contacts needed for using the proprietary docking station are found on the tablet's lower edge. That quickly transforms the tablet into a 2-in-1 convertible.

Dell offers optional security features, such as a fingerprint scanner or SmartCard reader, for its Latitude 11 5000 lineup. An LTE model is also optionally available. Our review sample, however, does not have any of these features.

Left: headset jack, volume control, speaker, micro-HDMI, full-sized USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Type C + charging port
Left: headset jack, volume control, speaker, micro-HDMI, full-sized USB 3.0, USB 3.0 Type C + charging port
Right: Noble Lock slot, speaker, micro-SD card reader, Windows button
Right: Noble Lock slot, speaker, micro-SD card reader, Windows button
Upper edge: power-in + status LEDs
Upper edge: power-in + status LEDs
Lower edge: docking station port
Lower edge: docking station port

Communication

Dell relies on Intel's Dual Wireless-AC 8260 module for wireless communication. In addition to its primary Wi-Fi purpose, this communication module also supports Bluetooth standard 4.2. A maximum gross data transmission rate of 867 Mbit/s is possible in Wi-Fi with 2x 801.11 ac. No unwanted connection interruptions occurred during the test period. The transmission speed dropped to about 54 Mbit/s at a distance of approximately 15 meters to the router. An average data transmission rate of 3-4 MB/s was achieved from an NAS.

We recommend Dell's Tablet Dock v2.0 to users who depend on a cabled network connection.

Security

The TPM module enables hardware encryption
The TPM module enables hardware encryption

The security features in our review sample are limited to a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 and Noble Lock slot. The TPM facilitates enabling Bitlocker drive encryption. That naturally does not protect against direct data loss through theft. The Noble Lock slot is intended for that. Like Kensington lock slots, it secures the device against theft. However, no security feature is perfect and thus we recommend that users should backup data conventionally.

Other configurations of Dell's Latitude 11 5000 lineup additionally offer a fingerprint scanner and a SmartCard reader.

Accessories

Dell Tablet Dock v2.0
Dell Tablet Dock v2.0

As said, our review sample only came with its 30-watt power supply in the box. Users who require more communication interfaces will need an optional docking station for Dell's Latitude 11. The prices for these expansions should not be neglected. Dell demands $139.99 for the Dell Tablet Dock v2.0 and even $199.99 for the Dell Dock-WD15 - a steep price for proprietary accessories. However, it is exactly this that ensures that the hardware components are ideally coordinated and will not cause as many problems during their setup. Another useful accessory is the Dell Latitude 11 Keyboard, which is not a bargain at a price of $179.99. The keyboard easily transforms the business tablet into a business convertible. Dell's Latitude 11 5175 also supports the Dell Active Pen that is available for $49.99 in Dell's shop.

Dell Latitude 11 5175 accessories

Maintenance

Inexperienced users will not be able to maintain this device. It is not possible to simply replace the CPU, RAM or SSD. On the other hand, the fanless design makes cleaning the internal components superfluous.

Warranty

There are many warranty options to choose from for Dell's Latitude 11 5000 lineup, and everyone should find the right package. Dell divides the warranty packages into 3 sections: Basic Service, ProSupport and ProSupport Plus. The 1-year on-site service is included in the purchase price. The ProSupport service additionally offers 24-hour troubleshooting for hardware and software. Accidental damage protection is included in ProSupport Plus. It is also noted that the hard drive is kept to prevent data loss in case of replacement.

The prices for the warranty options are as follows:

Basic Service:

  • 1 year (included in purchase price)
  • 2 years (+ $48.28)
  • 3 years (+ $97.28)

ProSupport:

  • 1 year (+ $55.29)
  • 2 years (+ $111.27)
  • 3 years (+ $160.26)
  • 5 years (+ $251.24)

ProSupport Plus:

  • 1 year (+ $82.58)
  • 2 years (+ $152.56)
  • 3 years (+ $215.55)
  • 5 years (+ $334.52)

Operating System

Dell offers Microsoft's Windows 10 Home and Professional for its Latitude 11 5175. We would, however, recommend Microsoft Windows 10 for productive use in an existing network structure.

Cameras

Dell's Latitude features two digital cameras. The installed camera lenses come from OmniVision. The primary camera, an OV88558 sensor, offers a maximum resolution of 8 megapixels. Videos can also be recorded in Full HD at 60 FPS. The secondary camera that will primarily be used as a webcam is an OV5670 sensor with a maximum resolution of 5 megapixels. The image quality of the primary camera is relatively good but cannot compete against the one in HP's Spectre x2 12-a003ng. The front-facing 5 MP camera is sufficient for use as a webcam. Sophisticated photo opportunities look blurred with the camera.

Primary camera: 3200x1800 pixels
Primary camera: 3200x1800 pixels
Webcam: 2560x1440 pixels
Webcam: 2560x1440 pixels
Reference: Nikon D3300 6000x4000 pixels
Reference: Nikon D3300 6000x4000 pixels

Input Devices

Microsoft onscreen keyboard
Microsoft onscreen keyboard

Keyboard

The onscreen keyboard is the well-known Windows-integrated solution. This software solution is naturally not a real alternative for a hardware-based keyboard. Sometimes a real keyboard would have been desired. We do not recommend exclusively using the software solution.

Since Dell only sent us the review sample without a keyboard dock, we cannot say anything about it here.

Touchscreen

10.8-inch touchscreen
10.8-inch touchscreen

The multi-touchscreen has a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels at a diagonal of 27.4 centimeters. We did not have any problems using the screen during the test period. All inputs were accepted well and were processed and implemented quickly. The screen's surface of toughened Corning Concore Glass is pleasantly sleek and nothing stands in the way of accurate inputting. Even multi-touch inputs, such as zoom or scroll, function impeccably. The touchscreen also offers the option of inputting via the Dell Active Pen. The Full HD resolution is absolutely satisfactory for the 10.8-inch slate.

Display

As expected, the manufacturer relies on a good IPS panel for its Latitude 11 5175. The screen has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels at a diagonal of 27.4 centimeters. That equals a pixel density of approximately 204 PPI. The strong LED backlight ensures a high average screen brightness of 448.7 cd/m². A very impressive rate seeing that the average screen brightness of all our comparison devices is lower. The rates disclose a good contrast ratio of 1027:1 and black level of 0.45 cd/m², which are relatively normal rates for this panel technology. Some backlight bleeding can be seen in the screen's upper corners and lower edge in a completely black image. That was not noticed unfavorably in routine use. Subjectively, the image looks rich and vivid alongside the glare-type surface.

456
cd/m²
451
cd/m²
469
cd/m²
455
cd/m²
462
cd/m²
450
cd/m²
454
cd/m²
405
cd/m²
436
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
YJ0MP-TV108FM
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 469 cd/m² Average: 448.7 cd/m² Minimum: 23 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 461 cd/m²
Contrast: 1027:1 (Black: 0.45 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.4 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 3.49 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
80.76% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 53.21% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.55
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y51, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
Response Times
-31%
20%
-1%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
46 (19, 27)
46 (17.2, 28.8)
-0%
33.2 (15.2, 18)
28%
47 (16, 31)
-2%
Response Time Black / White *
26 (7.2, 18.8)
31 (6, 25.2)
-19%
22.8 (10.4, 12.4)
12%
26 (5, 21)
-0%
PWM Frequency
200
50 (50)
-75%
Screen
12%
-31%
-21%
2%
-23%
Brightness middle
462
389.2
-16%
364
-21%
322
-30%
365
-21%
353
-24%
Brightness
449
392
-13%
331
-26%
319
-29%
342
-24%
347
-23%
Brightness Distribution
86
92
7%
84
-2%
97
13%
86
0%
91
6%
Black Level *
0.45
0.27
40%
0.44
2%
0.42
7%
0.329
27%
0.44
2%
Contrast
1027
1441
40%
827
-19%
767
-25%
1109
8%
802
-22%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.4
3.61
18%
7.32
-66%
6.02
-37%
4.37
1%
6.09
-38%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
9.21
10.06
-9%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.49
3.8
-9%
7.37
-111%
6.29
-80%
2.8
20%
6.24
-79%
Gamma
2.55 86%
2.16 102%
2.03 108%
2.4 92%
2.3 96%
2.41 91%
CCT
6256 104%
5969 109%
6479 100%
7712 84%
6595 99%
7238 90%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
53.21
63
18%
42.2
-21%
47.8
-10%
46
-14%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
80.76
97
20%
66.1
-18%
73.2
-9%
71
-12%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-10% / 1%
-31% / -31%
-1% / -14%
2% / 2%
-12% / -19%

* ... smaller is better

AdobeRGB coverage (53.21%)
AdobeRGB coverage (53.21%)
sRGB coverage (80.76%)
sRGB coverage (80.76%)

In a pre-calibrated state, we measured a DeltaE rate of 4.04 (ColorChecker) and 3.49 (Grayscale) in color accuracy. These rates are acceptable. Only the screens in Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and Lenovo's ThinkPad Helix 2 can keep up with that among the comparison devices. A slight improvement is seen after calibrating the screen. However, the limited color-space coverage makes professional use impossible. The sRGB standard is covered by 80.76%, and the screen only achieves 53.31% in the more demanding AdobeRGB.

As usual, the ICC profile can be downloaded.

Grayscale (pre-calibration)
Grayscale (pre-calibrated)
ColorChecker (pre-calibration)
ColorChecker (pre-calibration)
Saturation Sweeps (pre-calibration)
Saturation Sweeps (pre-calibration)
Grayscale (post-calibration)
Grayscale (post-calibration)
ColorChecker (post-calibration)
ColorChecker (post-calibration)
Saturation Sweeps (post-calibration)
Saturation Sweeps (post-calibration)

The screen benefits from the very high brightness outdoors and in bright environments. Unconditional working is even possible in sunlight. It is nevertheless not recommendable to align the device facing the light source in sunlight. The screenshots illustrate the problem. The glare-type touchscreen could lead to additional restrictions. However, this was not found distracting in routine use.

Outdoors in direct sunlight
Outdoors in direct sunlight
Outdoors in sunlight
Outdoors in sunlight
Outdoors in the shade
Outdoors in the shade

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7.2 ms rise
↘ 18.8 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 47 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (25 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
46 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 27 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 72 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.8 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 200 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 200 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 200 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9377 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The IPS panel in Dell's Latitude 11 5175 convinces in terms of viewing-angle stability. The tablet offers high viewing-angle stability. However, the bluish or yellowish haze seen when looking at the screen from the corners in slanted viewing angles is striking. This, however, does not lead to further restrictions during normal use.

Viewing angles: Dell Latitude 11 5175
Viewing angles: Dell Latitude 11 5175

Performance

Dell's Latitude 11 5175 is a 10.8-inch business tablet. The model provided to us sports Intel's Core m5-6Y57, 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and a 256 GB SSD. Thus, the slate is well-equipped for everyday tasks at the office. It has enough performance reserves to simultaneously perform diverse applications. Dell does not yet have a stronger CPU version for the Latitude 11 5000 lineup in its portfolio. Dell has a somewhat weaker Intel Core m3-6Y30 as the entry-level model. All devices are furnished with fast SSDs that clearly contribute to a smooth workflow. Higher-performance devices, such as Microsoft's Surface Pro 4, with much faster Core i processors are also represented in this price range. However, they are no longer noiseless then.

The total package that Dell provided us with is impressive in the real-world test. However, users considering buying this kind of device with the Core m5 processor should not expect a performance marvel. The small SoC's power is nevertheless enough for office routine. Buyers are additionally rewarded with noiseless operation.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWINFO
DPC Latency
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility

Processor

Dell furnishes the Latitude 11 5000 lineup with energy-saving Intel Core m processors by reason of the compact and fanless design. The processors are based on the Skylake architecture. Our review sample faces the tests with Intel's Core m5-6Y57. The configurable TDP allows the manufacturer to limit the Turbo Boost's maximum bandwidth. 2.8 GHz is theoretically possible when one core of the installed CPU is utilized. However, a maximum of only 2.4 GHz is achieved in the Cinebench Single-Core test, and that cannot be maintained permanently. It can be observed that the core frequency recurrently fluctuates from 2.0 - 2.4 GHz. The performance is even limited to 1.6 - 1.7 GHz in the CPU Multi 64-bit test. Consequently, Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 with the Core m3 can place itself before our review sample. The single-core performance is not all that bad. Nevertheless, the Core m5 in Dell's Latitude 11 5175 cannot set itself apart from a Core m3. HP's Elite x2 1012 G1 demonstrates the potential of a Core m5 processor. Scores that are 17 and 49% higher clearly prove this.

We can conclusively mention that currently hardly a tablet or convertible exists that can implement the full performance of Core m processors without a fan.

Cinebench R10
Cinebench R10
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
95 Points ∼86%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
88 Points ∼79% -7%
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y51, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
84 Points ∼76% -12%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
111 Points ∼100% +17%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
95 Points ∼86% 0%
HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
80 Points ∼72% -16%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
171 Points ∼67%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
206 Points ∼81% +20%
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y51, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
153 Points ∼60% -11%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
255 Points ∼100% +49%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
184 Points ∼72% +8%
HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
177 Points ∼69% +4%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
1.1 Points ∼87%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
0.98 Points ∼78% -11%
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y51, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
0.99 Points ∼79% -10%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
1.26 Points ∼100% +15%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
1.13 Points ∼90% +3%
HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
0.94 Points ∼75% -15%
CPU Multi 64Bit (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
1.93 Points ∼71%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
2.27 Points ∼84% +18%
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y51, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
1.72 Points ∼64% -11%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
2.7 Points ∼100% +40%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
2.04 Points ∼76% +6%
HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
2.15 Points ∼80% +11%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
4859 Points ∼97%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
4297 Points ∼86% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
4985 Points ∼99% +3%
HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
5022 Points ∼100% +3%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
7877 Points ∼89%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
8886 Points ∼100% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
8432 Points ∼95% +7%
HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
8461 Points ∼95% +7%
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
4899
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
6204
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
3809
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
5330 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
7877 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
4859 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.1 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
1.93 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
20.28 fps
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
24.46 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
171 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
95 Points
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System Performance

Our review sample does a relatively good job in system performance that we analyze using the PCMark benchmark. Based on the fact that the processor does not develop its full potential, the scores are all on a good level. HP's Elite x2 1012 G1 sets the standards in the comparison chart and can outrun Dell's Latitude 11 5175 by approximately 15%. Although all the components work well together, some extra performance reserves would be desirable, especially when installing demanding applications. However, end users should consider this before purchase.

Opening very intricate websites would also benefit from a bit more performance. However, we do not want to badmouth the slate here. The system does not at all run sluggishly in routine use. The touchscreen detects and implements all inputs quickly. Users who do not need the absolute fastest device will be happy with Dell's Latitude 11 5175.

PCMark 8
Storage Score v2 (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
4937 Points ∼100%
HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
4895 Points ∼99% -1%
Work Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
3720 Points ∼91%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
3186 Points ∼78% -14%
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y51, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
3480 Points ∼85% -6%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
3932 Points ∼96% +6%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
3806 Points ∼93% +2%
HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
4078 Points ∼100% +10%
Creative Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
2905 Points ∼85%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
2968 Points ∼87% +2%
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y51, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2705 Points ∼79% -7%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
3423 Points ∼100% +18%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
3090 Points ∼90% +6%
HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
3362 Points ∼98% +16%
Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
2641 Points ∼89%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
2426 Points ∼81% -8%
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y51, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2397 Points ∼80% -9%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
2983 Points ∼100% +13%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
2690 Points ∼90% +2%
HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
2675 Points ∼90% +1%
PCMark 7
System Storage (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
5282 Points ∼100%
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y51, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
5144 Points ∼97% -3%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
5243 Points ∼99% -1%
Entertainment (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
3002 Points ∼86%
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y51, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2863 Points ∼82% -5%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
3491 Points ∼100% +16%
Productivity (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
2127 Points ∼90%
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y51, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2068 Points ∼88% -3%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
2361 Points ∼100% +11%
Score (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
4289 Points ∼89%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
4274 Points ∼89% 0%
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y51, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
4087 Points ∼85% -5%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
4808 Points ∼100% +12%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
4602 Points ∼96% +7%
PCMark 7 Score
4289 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2641 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
2905 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
3720 points
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Storage Device

Our review is furnished with a 256 GB SSD. To be more precise, it is the PM871 model by Samsung. According to the manufacturer's technical specs, this SSD lineup offers sequential read rates of 540 MB/s and sequential write rates of up to 280 MB/s. The AS SSD and CrystalDiskMark benchmark software can confirm these rates partly. The sequential read rate lags slightly behind Samsung's technical data with approximately 470 MB/s, and the write rate is roughly on the expected level. Overall, the performance yield of the installed SSD is good. Thus, even large amounts of data could be transferred via the USB 3.0 port.

CrystalDiskMark
CrystalDiskMark
AS SSD
AS SSD
Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
Sequential Read: 472.6 MB/s
Sequential Write: 296.8 MB/s
512K Read: 383.8 MB/s
512K Write: 296.8 MB/s
4K Read: 30.89 MB/s
4K Write: 71.4 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 243.9 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 198.6 MB/s

Graphics Card

Intel's HD Graphics 515 graphics unit is installed in Dell's Latitude 11 5175. It supports DirectX 12 and the graphics unit integrated in Intel's Core m5-6Y57 clocks at a maximum of 900 MHz. The performance difference of the different HD Graphics 515 models can vary greatly depending on the manufacturer due to the flexible TDP. The performance of the HD Graphics 515 in our review sample cannot compete with either Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 or HP's Elite x2 1012 G1. Both surpass Dell's Latitude 11 5175 by approximately 40%. It looks similar in 3DMark (2013). The performance advantage of Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 and HP's Elite x2 1012 G1 is roughly 20 - 40%. The comparison with review samples that still utilized the older HD Graphics 5300 graphics units shows that our review sample can outperform them by as much as 30% in some cases. That reflects a clear performance increase over the predecessor of the integrated graphics units.

3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance GPU (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
863 Points ∼72%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
1206 Points ∼100% +40%
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y51, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
555 Points ∼46% -36%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
1200 Points ∼100% +39%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
669 Points ∼55% -22%
HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
996 Points ∼83% +15%
1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
951 Points ∼71%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
1344 Points ∼100% +41%
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y51, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
625 Points ∼47% -34%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
1334 Points ∼99% +40%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
753 Points ∼56% -21%
HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
1098 Points ∼82% +15%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
545 Points ∼74%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
740 Points ∼100% +36%
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y51, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
371 Points ∼50% -32%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
739 Points ∼100% +36%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
450 Points ∼61% -17%
HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
660 Points ∼89% +21%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
3748 Points ∼76%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
4604 Points ∼93% +23%
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y51, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
2946 Points ∼60% -21%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
4943 Points ∼100% +32%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
3522 Points ∼71% -6%
HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
4546 Points ∼92% +21%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
35822 Points ∼76%
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
HD Graphics 515, 6Y30, Samsung MZFLV128 NVMe
42046 Points ∼89% +17%
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y51, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
29336 Points ∼62% -18%
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
47242 Points ∼100% +32%
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
35119 Points ∼74% -2%
HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
42545 Points ∼90% +19%
3DMark 11 Performance
951 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
35822 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
3748 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
545 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
274 points
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Gaming Performance

Dell's Latitude 11 5175 is very clearly designed as a business solution. The frame rates of the tested games reveal that as smooth frame rates are barely achieved even when using minimum graphics settings. The performance of the HD Graphics 515 is only enough to render games that were released before 2010. Dell's Latitude 11 5175 easily copes with browser games. However, should more graphics power be needed often, the buyer should opt for a device with a dedicated graphics unit.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 32.9917.7615.324.39fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 22.5615.239.695.64fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 7.965.18fps

Emissions

System Noise

The energy-saving hardware components allow using a fanless design. The end user is thus spared from a distracting soundscape in the form of a small, high-pitched fan. However, working in absolute silence is not possible after all. Quiet electronic noises, which are somewhat louder during load than in idle mode, are audible at the back. The ear has to be placed directly onto the device to hear these, though. They are not audible during normal use. Seen in total, we can nevertheless say that the device does a noiseless job.

Temperature

Stress test CPU only
Stress test CPU only
Stress test GPU only
Stress test GPU only
Stress test CPU + GPU
Stress test CPU + GPU

We simulate the maximum load of review samples in our stress test (Prime95 and Furmark run for at least one hour). The stress test was performed in the same manner in both AC and battery modes. The CPU clock rate dropped to 600 - 700 MHz right after starting the test and remained there stably without any changes. The GPU clock recurrently fluctuated from 300 to 500 MHz. We reached a maximum core temperature of 78 °C in the stress test. Due to the passive cooling, the clock rate is reduced via throttling to prevent damaging the hardware components. The power supply reached 41.3 °C during full load.

We measured temperatures over 40 °C at several points on the casing. A maximum of 44 °C on the left upper corner was recorded. These rates are not the normal case and should not be reached in routine use. The average temperature is 30 °C in idle mode.

Max. Load
 44.1 °C
111 F
40.4 °C
105 F
34.1 °C
93 F
 
 40.2 °C
104 F
39.5 °C
103 F
32.9 °C
91 F
 
 37.3 °C
99 F
37.5 °C
100 F
33.6 °C
92 F
 
Maximum: 44.1 °C = 111 F
Average: 37.7 °C = 100 F
35.5 °C
96 F
43.1 °C
110 F
43.3 °C
110 F
35.6 °C
96 F
40.5 °C
105 F
40.3 °C
105 F
34.1 °C
93 F
35.1 °C
95 F
36.4 °C
98 F
Maximum: 43.3 °C = 110 F
Average: 38.2 °C = 101 F
Power Supply (max.)  41.3 °C = 106 F | Room Temperature 21.5 °C = 71 F | Fluke 62 Max
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.7 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 30.7 °C / 87 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 44.1 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 34.8 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.2 to 51.8 °C for the class Tablet.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 43.3 °C / 110 F, compared to the average of 34.3 °C / 94 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.3 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 30.7 °C / 87 F.

Speakers

The speaker outlets in Dell's Latitude 11 5175 are situated in the center left and right of the casing bezel. However, not much should be expected from the little speakers. The sound is satisfactory for a tablet; the acoustic is relatively rich. Even hints of bass and low tones are audible and not neglected. The maximum volume is decent, but distortion worsens the sound impression. Dell offers a possibility of adapting the sound to personal needs with the Maxx Audio Pro software. The user is provided with a portfolio of predefined audio profiles. The software also offers an equalizer to create individual profiles.

Speakers frequency response  (off, half volume, maximum volume)
Speakers frequency response (off, half volume, maximum volume)
Maxx Audio Pro settings
Maxx Audio Pro settings

Energy Management

30-watt power supply
30-watt power supply

Power Consumption

Dell's Latitude 11 5175 is quite impressive in power consumption. Only HP's Elite x2 1011 G1 delivers better results among our review samples. Dell's slate drains a minimum of 2.7 watts from the power supply. With a maximum power consumption of just 16.1 watts, our review sample can even place itself before HP's Elite x2 1011 G1 in this point. The power supply that can provide a maximum of 30 watts is sufficiently sized thanks to the modest energy requirement. The moderate power consumption of Dell's 11 5175 is also a reason that the power supply does not get particularly hot even during load.

Dell Latitude 11 5175
HD Graphics 515, 6Y57, Samsung PM871 MZYLN256HCHP
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y51, Samsung SSD PM851 256 GB MZNTE256HMHP
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
HD Graphics 515, 6Y54, Liteon L8H-256V2G
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, 5Y71, Toshiba THNSFJ256GDNU 256 GB
HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
HD Graphics 515, 6Y75, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
Power Consumption
21%
-46%
-15%
-37%
Idle Minimum *
2.7
1.5
44%
3.7
-37%
2
26%
4.5
-67%
Idle Average *
5.8
4
31%
6.8
-17%
6
-3%
7.7
-33%
Idle Maximum *
6.6
5
24%
7.6
-15%
6.6
-0%
8.3
-26%
Load Average *
15.2
13.9
9%
22.5
-48%
17.6
-16%
19.8
-30%
Load Maximum *
16.1
16.9
-5%
34.5
-114%
29.7
-84%
20.6
-28%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.36 / 0.9 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.7 / 5.8 / 6.6 Watt
Load midlight 15.2 / 16.1 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Runtime

We cannot complain about the battery life of our review sample. Dell's Latitude 11 5175 makes the most of the small 35 Wh battery. The rates measured from Dell's tablet are quite competitive. The battery's capacity is enough to power the device for 2:52 hours under load. However, our Wi-Fi test is more practical. In this test, different websites are opened every 30 seconds using the "Balanced" profile and a screen brightness of approximately 150 cd/m². That is a brightness level of roughly 33% in Dell's Latitude 11 5175 due to the screen's high brightness. The battery lasted a whole 7:06 hours in the Wi-Fi test. The maximum battery life using minimum screen brightness and disabled communication modules is a long 13:13 hours. Those are all good rates that also fulfill the claim of a mobile device.

Dell Latitude 11 5175
35 Wh
Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Core m3
38 Wh
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
54 Wh
HP Elite x2 1012 G1
37 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
35 Wh
HP Spectre x2 12-a003ng K3D42EA
42 Wh
Battery Runtime
-2%
55%
-6%
8%
1%
Reader / Idle
793
791
0%
1063
34%
732
-8%
964
22%
954
20%
H.264
411
658
60%
432
5%
360
-12%
WiFi v1.3
426
488
15%
675
58%
443
4%
361
-15%
Load
172
138
-20%
288
67%
130
-24%
197
15%
166
-3%
WiFi
396
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
13h 13min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (25.10586.0.0)
7h 06min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
6h 51min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 52min

Pros

+ bright, viewing angle stable IPS panel
+ passively cooled Core m5 processor
+ decent battery life
+ fast 256 GB SSD
+ full-sized USB 3.0
+ good camera

Cons

- processor cannot implement its potential
- 12-month standard warranty
- minor production flaws in our review sample
- only one USB 3.0 Type C
- relatively expensive accessories by Dell

Verdict

In review: Dell Latitude 11 5175. Test model courtesy of Dell Germany
In review: Dell Latitude 11 5175. Test model courtesy of Dell Germany

Dell's Latitude 11 5175 is a decent business tablet with a plainly designed casing. The Intel Core m5-6Y57 processor installed has sufficient power for coping with office routine. The processor's low TDP allows passive cooling. With 256 GB, the SSD has enough storage capacity and ensures a smooth running system with good read and write rates. The Full HD touchscreen offers very good screen brightness and even enables outdoor use in sunlight. The touchscreen functions precisely and responds quickly to inputs that are implemented without much time loss. Furthermore, the IPS panel convinces with its very good viewing-angle stability. Another plus point is the good battery performance that also allows prolonged mobile use.

The tablet is a good entry in the business sector. However, there is no way around the proprietary accessories to work more productively with Dell's 11 5175. The keyboard dock should at least be on the shopping list.

Dell's Latitude 11 5175 has to accept some points of criticism, anyway. The processor's performance is not completely available. Thus, clear performance losses have to be expected. Microsoft's Surface Pro 4 that is furnished with a Core m3 runs faster in comparison. The screen is not recommendable for professional use since the color-space coverage is only on a middling level.

Potential buyers now know the capabilities of Dell's Latitude 11 5175 and where it has shortcomings. Buyers who can live well with 1080p and also with limited color-space coverage should put the slate on their shortlist. The CPU's performance is sufficient for smooth workflow despite the restrictions. Hardly any tablets exist that can permanently retrieve the full power of Core m processors.

Dell Latitude 11 5175 - 04/19/2016 v5.1(old)
Sebastian Bade

Chassis
82%
Keyboard
54 / 80 → 67%
Pointing Device
97%
Connectivity
45 / 65 → 69%
Weight
80 / 40-88 → 83%
Battery
91%
Display
85%
Games Performance
50 / 68 → 73%
Application Performance
72 / 76 → 95%
Temperature
88%
Noise
98%
Audio
56 / 91 → 62%
Camera
53 / 85 → 63%
Average
73%
85%
Tablet - Weighted Average

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Sebastian Bade, 2016-04-25 (Update: 2018-05-15)