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Dell Latitude 15 5510: Either-or with mass storage

Offers actually good maintenance possibilities, but: The Dell Latitude 15 5510
Offers actually good maintenance possibilities, but: The Dell Latitude 15 5510
Usually, we prefer a laptop with good maintenance possibilities. But with the Dell Latitude 15 5510, an M.2 drive and a sata drive are mutually exclusive so only one port can be used at the same time.
Mike Wobker, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Christian Hintze),

With the Latitude 15 5510, Dell offers a solid Office notebook with optional business features. This includes a Smartcard reader as well as an optional WWAN modul, which users can add subsequentially thanks to the already installed antennas. The 16 GB of RAM are installed in single-channel mode in our test unit but thanks to the two RAM slots, it can be extended and configured in dual-channel mode by the user. 

The 512 GB NVMe SSD sits in an M.2-Slot. There is also a SATA port but for some inexplicable reason the M.2 bay also blocks the SATA bay which makes the installation of a secondary storage device impossible. A real design faux-pas which should have been avoided.

With the rest of the hardware, users can execute Office applications and simple image editing programs without problems. However, under heavy load, the Intel Core i5-10310U can't sustain its performance. The fan works quietly but the core clock rates cannot be stabilized over time when the system is stressed. 

Beyond that, the Dell notebook scores with a very good battery life. It achieves around 10.5 hours in our practical WLAN test. Hence, mobile users with intensive writing tasks should get an eyeful of the Latitude 15 5510. What buyers of this laptop are to be expected of the device is shown in our full review of the Dell Latitude 15 5510.

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Mike Wobker, 2020-10-22 (Update: 2020-10-23)
Mike Wobker
Editor of the original article: Mike Wobker - Editor
I made my first IT walking attempts on a 386 with 4 MB of RAM. After that followed various PCs and notebooks, which I looked after and repaired in my circle of friends and acquaintances. After an apprenticeship as a telecommunications systems engineer and several years of professional experience, I graduated with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering. Today I live out my fascination for IT, technology and mobile devices by writing test reports. In my free time I like to devote myself to vegan cooking and spend time with my family, which includes a whole range of animal roommates.
Christian Hintze
Translator: Christian Hintze - Editor
Because of my interest in computer games I started studying computer science, became a psychologist, but stayed true to the games and the hardware. For example during my year abroad in London as a games tester at Sega. In my spare time I find a balance between PC games and sports (meanwhile mainly indoor soccer and running after my toddler), playing guitar and building bamboo bikes (well, so far only one under guidance).