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Dell Latitude 15 5511: Large 15-incher for business users

Maintenance-friendly work laptop: The Dell Latitude 15 5511
Maintenance-friendly work laptop: The Dell Latitude 15 5511
Dell does without the "slim", "super light", and "mobile" marketing phrases for the Latitude 15 5511, but it presents the business laptop as a practical work machine in return.

The design of the Dell Latitude 15 5511 can best be described as "classic". With a thickness of approximately 2.5 centimeters, it's anything but thin, and there's not much of an all-around narrow display bezel to be seen either. In return, the Latitude is extremely robust.

Other advantages of the generously sized case are the numerous ports, whereby there's also room for a microSD, a nano SIM, and a smart card slot. Our test configuration did not include a WWAN module, but the corresponding slot including the antennas is already installed. Since Dell's laptop can be opened very easily, nothing stands in the way of a subsequent configuration. Once opened, users can also access two RAM slots, the SSD, and a reserved slot for a SATA storage drive in the Latitude 15 5511.

The CPU performance of the Intel Core i5-10400H that we tested is also good and can definitely compete with comparable AMD processors. However, since only the internal Intel UHD Graphics 630 is responsible for the graphics, there are no resources left for demanding 3D applications.

Similar to Lenovo's ThinkPads, Dell installs a pointing stick in the Latitude 15 5511 alongside the keyboard and touchpad. This is a very good mouse replacement after some getting used to. We didn't like the display quite as much, as it turns out to be rather mediocre in all aspects. The brightness of 241 cd/m² on average is just about acceptable, and the color-space coverage as well as the contrast ratio are really only suitable for office applications.

However, the Latitude was designed for this very purpose. Therefore, positive points like the mechanical webcam shutter and the extremely good battery life should still be highlighted. Our review reveals what else the Dell Latitude 15 5511 can offer.


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Mike Wobker, 2021-01-25 (Update: 2021-01-23)