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Dell Latitude 15 E5570 Notebook Review

Sascha Mölck (translated by Andreas Osthoff), 07/14/2016

Business notebook with long runtimes. Skylake, DDR4, M.2-SSD – Dell updates its Latitude 15 E5570. You still get a very good keyboard, simple maintenance as well as a docking port, and Dell also managed to improve the battery runtimes.

For the original German review, see here.

Dell's Latitude E5000-series consists of business notebooks with a mainstream price tag. Our review unit today is a current 15.6-inch model with the designation Latitude 15 E5570. This model is primarily an update and there are just minor visual changes compared to the predecessor. Inside the notebook is a Skylake processor supported by DDR4 memory. The notebook now also offers a slot for an M.2-SSD. Rivals for the Latitude include systems like the HP EliteBook 850 G3Lenovo ThinkPad L560, and Toshiba Tecra A50-C.

Dell Latitude 15 E5570 (Latitude 15 Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 520, Core: 300-950 MHz, Single-Channel, 20.19.15.4463
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2132, Single-Channel, two slots (one slot free)
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel 100 PPI, LG Philips 156WHU, TN LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP, 128 GB 
, 70 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC293 @ Intel Sunrise Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Combo Audio, Card Reader: SD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24 x 377 x 256 ( = 0.94 x 14.84 x 10.08 in)
Battery
62 Wh, 7750 mAh Lithium-Ion, 7.6 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit) + Windows 10 Pro (64 Bit)
Camera
Webcam: HD Webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Windows 10 Pro DVD, driver DVD, Adobe Reader, MS Office (trial), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.1 kg ( = 74.08 oz / 4.63 pounds), Power Supply: 308 g ( = 10.86 oz / 0.68 pounds)
Price
1300 Euro

 

Case

Similar to the predecessor, Dell once again uses a black plastic chassis with rounded corners and striking hinges for the Latitude 15 E5570. There are hardly any visual changes and you can immediately notice the relationship between the E5570 and E5550. The whole bottom panel of the notebook is basically the maintenance hatch. It is pretty easy to remove, but more on that later.

The build quality does not reveal any weaknesses: The gaps are even, and we cannot notice any protruding edges. There is really not much to criticize in terms of stability. Only the base unit can be twisted a bit too easily for our taste, but the torsion resistance of the lid is okay. Pressure on the back of the display only creates picture distortions at some spots. The hinges keep the display well in position and there is just minor bouncing. It is possible to open the lid with one hand.

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The E5550 and E5570 do not differ in terms of size or weight, and the values are also on par with the rivals. The EliteBook 850 G3 is a bit lighter at almost 1.9 kg, while the ThinkPad L560 is thicker and heavier than the competition.

Size Comparison

Connectivity

The port equipment did not really change between the E5550 and E5570. The ports are actually identical, but Dell slightly changed the layout. We can see a clear improvement when we look at the SIM-card slot, which can now be accessed from the outside.

Left side: SmartCard reader
Left side: SmartCard reader
Right side: combo audio, memory-card reader, 2x USB 3.0, slot for a Kensington lock
Right side: combo audio, memory-card reader, 2x USB 3.0, slot for a Kensington lock
Rear: Gigabit-Ethernet, VGA, SIM-card slot, HDMI, USB 3.0, power
Rear: Gigabit-Ethernet, VGA, SIM-card slot, HDMI, USB 3.0, power

SD-Card Reader

The memory-card reader is one of the faster models. 250 jpg pictures (~5 MB each) are transferred at 155 MB/s. We check the performance of the card reader with our reference card from Toshiba (Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II).

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
155 MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
85.38 MB/s ∼55% -45%
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
67.2 MB/s ∼43% -57%
Toshiba Tecra A50-C-1G0
HD Graphics 520, 5200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
12.2 MB/s ∼8% -92%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
84 MB/s ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
72.3 MB/s ∼86%
Toshiba Tecra A50-C-1G0
HD Graphics 520, 5200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
23.4 MB/s ∼28%

Communication

The WLAN module is provided by Intel and the chip has the designation Wireless-AC 8260. Besides the WLAN standards 802.11 a/b/g/n, the module also supports the fast ac-standard. We did not encounter any signal problems between the notebook and the router. Wired network connections are handled by a Gigabit-Ethernet chip (I219-LM), which is also provided by Intel. It works as expected. The Latitude is also available with an optional LTE modem, but our test model is not equipped with it. It is no problem to upgrade it, because the slot, the antennas, and the SIM-card slot are already implemented.

Webcam

The webcam pictures are a bit pale and the maximum resolution is 1280x720 pixels.

Security

Dell equips the Latitude with a fingerprint scanner, which enables biometric access protection. A SmartCard reader is available as well, but you do not get TPM. Dell installs its own ControlVault technology instead, which offers the same functionality.

Accessories

We can find the usual accessories in the box: A quick-start poster and warranty information. You also get a recovery DVD for Windows 10 as well as a DVD with drivers. The Latitude has a docking port, so the port variety can be expanded with a corresponding docking station. Dell offers several solutions with prices between 100 and 300 Euros (~$111 and ~$333).

Dell's Advanced-E/Port-Replicator II costs around 140 Euros (~$155).
Dell's Advanced-E/Port-Replicator II costs around 140 Euros (~$155).

Maintenance

Accessing the components requires the removal of the bottom panel. This is no problem and you just have to remove all the screws at the bottom of the base unit. There are additional plastic clips, but you do not need a sharp object, using your fingers will be sufficient. The Latitude is equipped with two memory slots, and one is still free. The M.2-SSD can be replaced by another model, and the fan can be cleaned to a limited extent. The battery can be replaced if necessary since it is only secured by a couple of screws.

Warranty

Dell ships the Latitude with a one-year warranty, but you can expand the service period. Dell offers numerous solutions; a three-year ProSupport, for example, is available for around 100 Euros (~$111).

Input Devices

Keyboard

There are no differences between the review unit and its predecessor in terms of input device. Dell once again uses an illuminated chiclet keyboard with a numeric keypad. The illumination is controlled via function key and there are two illumination levels. The keys are slightly roughened and concave, have medium travel and they have a convenient pressure point. The same applies for the resistance of the keys. There is just minor bouncing during typing. All in all, Dell implements a convenient keyboard, which should also be sufficient for frequent writers.

Touchpad & TrackPoint

The touchpad of the Latitude supports multi-touch and has a surface area of around 10 x 5.4 cm, so there is sufficient space for gestures. They can be activated and deactivated individually in the settings of the pad. Most gestures are activated by default. The slightly roughened pad does not affect the gliding capabilities. Under the pad are two smooth mouse buttons with a short travel. Above the touchpad are three additional mouse buttons, which are primarily designed for the TrackPoint. The latter works well and allows precise cursor movements.

Input devices
Input devices

Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

Dell equips the Latitude with a matte 15.6-inch display and a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels. You can also get an optional Full HD screen. Our HD panel only manages low results for the luminance (235.7 cd/m²) and contrast (407:1). We expect more from a device in this price range, but there is at least no PWM flickering.

251
cd/m²
226
cd/m²
229
cd/m²
243
cd/m²
228
cd/m²
235
cd/m²
238
cd/m²
229
cd/m²
242
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 251 cd/m² Average: 235.7 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 228 cd/m²
Contrast: 407:1 (Black: 0.56 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 10.02 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 10.66 | - Ø
61% sRGB (Argyll) 39% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.48

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 not detected

In comparison: 54 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8568 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Latitude vs. sRGB
Latitude vs. sRGB
Latitude vs. AdobeRGB
Latitude vs. AdobeRGB

We can measure DeltaE-2000 deviations of 10.02 for the colors ex-works, which is too high for a notebook in this price range. The target value would be smaller than 3 in general. We can also see a blue cast and the color spaces AdobeRGB and sRGB cannot be displayed. They are only covered by 39% (AdobeRGB) and 61% (sRGB), respectively.

CalMAN – ColorChecker
CalMAN – ColorChecker
CalMAN – Grayscale
CalMAN – Grayscale
CalMAN – Saturation Sweeps
CalMAN – Saturation Sweeps

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
27 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 10 ms rise
↘ 17 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. » 52 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (26.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
47 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22 ms rise
↘ 25 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. » 74 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (42.5 ms).

Dell only uses a TN panel with limited viewing angles for our review unit, so the display content is not visible from every position. Vertical shifts will quickly result in an inverted picture, but the situation is better for horizontal changes. Even multiple people can look at the display simultaneously. The Latitude can be used outdoors as long as it is not too bright. Otherwise, the low luminance and contrast will not be sufficient.

The Latitude outdoors (cloudy)
The Latitude outdoors (cloudy)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
TN LED, 1366x768
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
IPS, 1920x1080
HP EliteBook 850 G3
TN LED, 1920x1080
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
AH-IPS, 1920x1080
Toshiba Tecra A50-C-1G0
IPS, 1920x1080
Response Times
0%
7%
18%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
47 (22, 25)
46.4 (22.4, 24)
1%
39.2 (18.8, 20.4)
17%
27 (7, 20)
43%
Response Time Black / White *
27 (10, 17)
27.2 (9.2, 18)
-1%
28 (12.4, 15.6)
-4%
29 (15, 14)
-7%
PWM Frequency
200 (50)
50 (40)
Screen
32%
14%
26%
52%
Brightness
236
295
25%
287
22%
250
6%
318
35%
Brightness Distribution
90
77
-14%
85
-6%
92
2%
81
-10%
Black Level *
0.56
0.53
5%
0.54
4%
0.29
48%
0.35
37%
Contrast
407
589
45%
537
32%
903
122%
986
142%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
10.02
4.32
57%
9.7
3%
8.49
15%
4.04
60%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
10.66
5.34
50%
10.83
-2%
8.11
24%
3.18
70%
Gamma
2.48 97%
2.71 89%
2.91 82%
2.37 101%
2.45 98%
CCT
11800 55%
6998 93%
12761 51%
6300 103%
6206 105%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
39
62
59%
51.15
31%
37.07
-5%
55
41%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
61
78.96
29%
57.94
-5%
84
38%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
32% / 32%
7% / 11%
17% / 22%
35% / 45%

* ... smaller is better

Performance

Dell's Latitude 15 E5570 is a 15.6-inch business notebook with sufficient performance for all common scenarios. You get the usual features like a fingerprint scanner and docking port, while SmartCard reader and LTE modem are available as optional extras. The price of our test model is just under 1,000 Euros (~$1112). Other configurations are available and the least expensive model starts at 750 Euros (~$834). Strangely, it is also the model with the most powerful processor, the Intel Core i5-6440HQ quad-core. Note: The listed prices are without VAT.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWINfo
LatencyMon

Processor

Intel's Core i5-6300U (Skylake) dual-core processor is a mainstream CPU and should provide sufficient performance for the majority of users. It is a frugal ULV model with a TDP of 15 Watts. The CPU runs with a nominal clock of 2.4 GHz, which can be raised to 2.9 (both cores) and 3 GHz (one core) via Turbo Boost, which is utilized on mains as well as battery power.

We reviewed the predecessor of the Latitude 15 E5570 – the Latitude 15 E5550 – back in 2015. The latter was equipped with the Core i5-5300U processor. This is the Broadwell predecessor of the CPU in our test model, so this is a good chance to compare the two. The Skylake model manages about 15% better scores in our benchmarks, which is a result of the improved Skylake architecture as well as the slightly higher clocks.

Users with very CPU-demanding applications might want more performance than the ULVs from Intel can offer. Dell therefore also offers configurations with the Core i5-6440HQ quad-core processor. This CPU has a big advantage in multi-core scenarios in particular. It is surprising that such a configuration is much cheaper than our test model. Our Polish colleagues already reviewed such a model. We listed the results in the comparison tables.

The CPU is soldered.
The CPU is soldered.
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
7999
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
10667
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4657
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
31.85 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
3.45 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.41 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
37.65 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
310 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
124 Points
Help
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Latitude E5570 N026LE557015EMEA
Radeon R7 M370, 6440HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
149 Points ∼75% +20%
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
130 Points ∼65% +5%
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
124 Points ∼62%
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 128 GB MZ7TE128HMGR
116 Points ∼58% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
116 Points ∼58% -6%
Toshiba Tecra A50-C-1G0
HD Graphics 520, 5200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
79 Points ∼40% -36%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell Latitude E5570 N026LE557015EMEA
Radeon R7 M370, 6440HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
519 Points ∼24% +67%
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
322 Points ∼15% +4%
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
310 Points ∼14%
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
290 Points ∼14% -6%
Toshiba Tecra A50-C-1G0
HD Graphics 520, 5200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
286 Points ∼13% -8%
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 128 GB MZ7TE128HMGR
279 Points ∼13% -10%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Latitude E5570 N026LE557015EMEA
Radeon R7 M370, 6440HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
1.69 Points ∼74% +20%
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
1.49 Points ∼66% +6%
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
1.41 Points ∼62%
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 128 GB MZ7TE128HMGR
1.37 Points ∼60% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
1.32 Points ∼58% -6%
Toshiba Tecra A50-C-1G0
HD Graphics 520, 5200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
0.95 Points ∼42% -33%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell Latitude E5570 N026LE557015EMEA
Radeon R7 M370, 6440HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
5.98 Points ∼3% +73%
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
3.6 Points ∼2% +4%
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
3.45 Points ∼1%
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
3.19 Points ∼1% -8%
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 128 GB MZ7TE128HMGR
3.08 Points ∼1% -11%
Toshiba Tecra A50-C-1G0
HD Graphics 520, 5200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
2.35 Points ∼1% -32%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit
Dell Latitude E5570 N026LE557015EMEA
Radeon R7 M370, 6440HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
5352 Points ∼60% +15%
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
4902 Points ∼55% +5%
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
4657 Points ∼52%
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 128 GB MZ7TE128HMGR
4498 Points ∼51% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
4313 Points ∼49% -7%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
Dell Latitude E5570 N026LE557015EMEA
Radeon R7 M370, 6440HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
18302 Points ∼37% +72%
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
11072 Points ∼22% +4%
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
10667 Points ∼21%
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
9987 Points ∼20% -6%
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 128 GB MZ7TE128HMGR
9355 Points ∼19% -12%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
6389 Points ∼21% +4%
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
6172 Points ∼20%
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 128 GB MZ7TE128HMGR
5390 Points ∼17% -13%
32 Bit Single-Core Score
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
2959 Points ∼63% +3%
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
2874 Points ∼62%
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 128 GB MZ7TE128HMGR
2650 Points ∼57% -8%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
219.38 Points ∼0% +83%
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
119.79 Points ∼0%
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
110.11 Points ∼0% -8%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
2420.1 ms * ∼4% -9%
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 128 GB MZ7TE128HMGR
2389.3 ms * ∼4% -7%
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
2226.1 ms * ∼4%
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
1121 ms * ∼2% +50%
Octane V2 - Total Score
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
32616 Points ∼66% +107%
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
15750 Points ∼32%
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
14411 Points ∼29% -9%
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 128 GB MZ7TE128HMGR
13570 Points ∼27% -14%
Peacekeeper - ---
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
2941 Points ∼47% +5%
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
2789 Points ∼45%
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 128 GB MZ7TE128HMGR
2779 Points ∼45% 0%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

A fast Solid State Drive and a powerful processor ensure a smooth and responsive system. We did not encounter any problems. The PCMark scores are very good, but you can still improve the system performance by installing a second memory module. The activated dual-channel mode will increase the graphics performance.

Users thinking about the quad-core configuration of the Latitude should consider that the stronger processor is hardly faster in practice. The CPU only has an advantage in applications that are optimized for multi-core processors. Drawbacks on the other hand are higher temperatures, increased power consumption and shorter battery runtimes.

You get two memory slots.
You get two memory slots.
PCMark 7 Score
4566 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3282 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
3591 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4301 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
3282 Points ∼55%
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
3202 Points ∼54% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T460p
HD Graphics 530, 6440HQ, Toshiba MQ01ACF050
3088 Points ∼52% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
2886 Points ∼48% -12%
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 128 GB MZ7TE128HMGR
2800 Points ∼47% -15%
PCMark 7 - Score
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
5201 Points ∼65% +14%
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 128 GB MZ7TE128HMGR
4638 Points ∼58% +2%
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
4566 Points ∼57%
Toshiba Tecra A50-C-1G0
HD Graphics 520, 5200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
4288 Points ∼53% -6%
Lenovo ThinkPad T460p
HD Graphics 530, 6440HQ, Toshiba MQ01ACF050
3002 Points ∼37% -34%
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
2441 Points ∼30% -47%

Storage Devices

The primary hard drive is a Solid State Drive from Samsung. It is an M.2 model (2280) with a capacity of 128 GB, and around 70 GB can be used for your own files. The rest is occupied by the recovery partition and the Windows installation.

You can replace the SSD.
You can replace the SSD.
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 128 GB MZ7TE128HMGR
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
Dell Latitude E5570 N026LE557015EMEA
Radeon R7 M370, 6440HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
7%
38%
-81%
56%
Write 4k QD32
100.2
139.7
39%
162.1
62%
1.036
-99%
84.83
-15%
Read 4k QD32
383.3
376.7
-2%
326.1
-15%
1.367
-100%
253.2
-34%
Write 4k
96.59
105.3
9%
80.11
-17%
1.022
-99%
86.44
-11%
Read 4k
34
28.32
-17%
30.42
-11%
0.488
-99%
45.85
35%
Write 512
119.7
139.5
17%
282.1
136%
55.33
-54%
375.6
214%
Read 512
393.6
426.6
8%
295.3
-25%
39.65
-90%
477.7
21%
Write Seq
155
139.7
-10%
426.1
175%
111.7
-28%
507
227%
Read Seq
474.7
524.3
10%
466.3
-2%
113.6
-76%
525
11%
Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
Sequential Read: 474.7 MB/s
Sequential Write: 155 MB/s
512K Read: 393.6 MB/s
512K Write: 119.7 MB/s
4K Read: 34 MB/s
4K Write: 96.59 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 383.3 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 100.2 MB/s

GPU Performance

Graphics of our review unit are handled by Intel's HD Graphics 520 GPU. It supports DirectX 12 and runs with a core clock of up to 950 MHz. The 3DMark scores are on the expected level for this GPU. It is possible to increase the graphics performance by installing a second memory module. The memory would then run in a dual-channel configuration, which will improve the GPU performance. If you want an even faster GPU, you will have to get a Latitude model with a dedicated Radeon R7 M370 graphics core. Such a model was tested by our Polish colleagues.

3DMark 11 Performance
1438 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
51106 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
5456 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
720 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance
Dell Latitude E5570 N026LE557015EMEA
Radeon R7 M370, 6440HQ, Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB
3027 Points ∼11% +111%
HP EliteBook 850 G3
HD Graphics 520, 6500U, Sandisk X300 SD7SN6S-256G-1006
1461 Points ∼5% +2%
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
HD Graphics 520, 6300U, Samsung SSD PM871 MZ7LN128HCHP
1438 Points ∼5%
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
HD Graphics 520, 6200U, WDC Slim WD10SPCX-21KHST0
1339 Points ∼5% -7%
Toshiba Tecra A50-C-1G0
HD Graphics 520, 5200U, Toshiba HG6 THNSNJ256GVNU
1232 Points ∼4% -14%
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
HD Graphics 5500, 5300U, Samsung SSD PM851 128 GB MZ7TE128HMGR
1028 Points ∼4% -29%

Gaming Performance

The Latitude can also be used for some gaming. Its hardware is powerful enough for many games in low resolutions and with low/medium details. However, this is only the case for simpler titles with low hardware requirements. More demanding titles like Hitman are not playable. You can increase the frame rates with a second memory module (dual-channel mode), which will result in 10 up to 30% more frames.

low med. high ultra
Tomb Raider (2013) 67.135.321.5fps
BioShock Infinite (2013) 44.124.320fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 14.59.4fps

Emissions

System Noise

The fan is often deactivated while idling. The system will be silent in these scenarios. You can notice the fan under load and we can measure up to 34.7 dB(A) during the stress test. Here we can notice that the CPU does not utilize its full potential. There are unfortunately some annoying noises, because we can hear occasional coil whining.

You can clean the fan to a limited extent.
You can clean the fan to a limited extent.
Fan noise
Fan noise

Noise Level

Idle
31.2 / 33.2 / 34.3 dB(A)
Load
36.6 / 34.7 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 31.2 dB(A)
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
6300U, HD Graphics 520
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
5300U, HD Graphics 5500
HP EliteBook 850 G3
6500U, HD Graphics 520
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Toshiba Tecra A50-C-1G0
5200U, HD Graphics 520
Dell Latitude E5570 N026LE557015EMEA
6440HQ, Radeon R7 M370
Noise
-2%
9%
7%
3%
-9%
off / environment *
31.2
29
7%
29.4
6%
31.3
-0%
Idle Minimum *
31.2
29.6
5%
29
7%
30.1
4%
32
-3%
30.3
3%
Idle Average *
33.2
29.6
11%
29
13%
30.1
9%
32
4%
30.3
9%
Idle Maximum *
34.3
29.6
14%
29
15%
30.1
12%
32
7%
30.3
12%
Load Average *
36.6
38.1
-4%
32.6
11%
33.4
9%
33.8
8%
47.8
-31%
Load Maximum *
34.7
46.4
-34%
34.6
-0%
34.7
-0%
33.8
3%
48.5
-40%

* ... smaller is better

Temperature

Stress test Latitude
Stress test Latitude

The Latitude executes our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark) similarly on mains as well as battery power. The processor can maintain 2.8 GHz for about a minute, before the clock will drop to 1.5-2.2 GHz for the rest of the test. The GPU can maintain 950 MHz. The device does not really get warm; only one spot surpassed 40 °C during the stress test.

Max. Load
 33.6 °C37.3 °C29.7 °C 
 35 °C34.6 °C29.2 °C 
 27.2 °C27.5 °C27 °C 
Maximum: 37.3 °C
Average: 31.2 °C
27.9 °C31 °C41.5 °C
27 °C39.4 °C36 °C
25.8 °C28.2 °C28.2 °C
Maximum: 41.5 °C
Average: 31.7 °C
Power Supply (max.)  35.4 °C | Room Temperature 22 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
6300U, HD Graphics 520
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
5300U, HD Graphics 5500
HP EliteBook 850 G3
6500U, HD Graphics 520
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Toshiba Tecra A50-C-1G0
5200U, HD Graphics 520
Dell Latitude E5570 N026LE557015EMEA
6440HQ, Radeon R7 M370
Heat
-3%
13%
10%
8%
-11%
Maximum Upper Side *
37.3
42.3
-13%
33.4
10%
37.2
-0%
37.4
-0%
58.9
-58%
Maximum Bottom *
41.5
48
-16%
36.4
12%
36
13%
50.2
-21%
57.4
-38%
Idle Upper Side *
34.2
33.5
2%
31.4
8%
30.7
10%
26.4
23%
26.4
23%
Idle Bottom *
38.8
33.1
15%
30.2
22%
32.8
15%
27
30%
27.8
28%

* ... smaller is better

Heat development top (load)
Heat development top (load)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development top (idle)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development bottom (load)
Heat development bottom (idle)
Heat development bottom (idle)

Speakers

Pink Noise
Pink Noise

The stereo speakers are located at the front edge of the bottom panel. They create a decent sound you can also listen to for quite a while. The speakers manage a high maximum volume. You can also adjust the sound to your own preferences via preloaded Dell Audio software.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2041.143.62536.541.83135.740.24033.141.65035.443.2633542.98030.843.910031.645.512528.545.716028.247.920027.852.125025.65731525.860.240023.860.950023.261.663022.768.480021.972100021.363.6125020.965.8160020.367.120002069.2250019.567.7315019.868.8400019.768.9500019.768.8630019.564.2800019.4641000019.261.1125001959.41600019.161.9SPL3379.5N247median 20.9Dell Latitude 15 E5570median 63.6Delta2.55.135.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzmedian 17.84.62.438.434.733.338.435.135.231.135.134.235.134.234.230.931.330.230.930.930.731.430.930.231.43230.23436.640.83442.949.152.242.952.655.858.652.652.957.560.652.9495458.14957.861.865.857.862.167.170.162.16268.271.36258.263.667.558.258.263.567.758.270.375.578.970.363.568.672.563.556.261.665.556.254.459.763.754.460.165.369.460.16065.469.26052.557.961.852.549.354.658.549.349.454.958.949.451.757.261.251.752.157.461.452.148.453.757.848.44550.454.54543.248.853.143.272.377.681.272.326.636.846.226.6median 52.9Acer Aspire V15 Nitro BE VN7-592G-79DVmedian 57.9median 61.8median 52.94.75.34.74.7hearing rangehide median Pink Noise

Frequency diagram in comparison (boxes above can be checked/unchecked!)
Value 1: Pink Noise 100% vol.; value 2: audio off

Energy Management

Power Consumption

We can measure a maximum idle consumption of 8.7 Watts, which is on the expected level. The consumption will rise to 40 Watts for a short period at the start of the stress test before the CPU clock is reduced. The CPU clock fluctuates during the stress test, so the power consumption will fluctuate as well. The maximum consumption in this scenario is 29.2 Watts. The power adapter has a rated output of 65 Watts.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.23 / 0.8 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.5 / 7.6 / 8.7 Watt
Load midlight 28.5 / 29.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
6300U, HD Graphics 520
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
5300U, HD Graphics 5500
HP EliteBook 850 G3
6500U, HD Graphics 520
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Toshiba Tecra A50-C-1G0
5200U, HD Graphics 520
Dell Latitude E5570 N026LE557015EMEA
6440HQ, Radeon R7 M370
Power Consumption
-23%
-12%
-5%
-8%
-138%
Idle Minimum *
4.5
4.7
-4%
5
-11%
5
-11%
4.9
-9%
4.6
-2%
Idle Average *
7.6
8
-5%
7.8
-3%
7.9
-4%
8.7
-14%
12.5
-64%
Idle Maximum *
8.7
10.3
-18%
8.4
3%
8.6
1%
9
-3%
17.7
-103%
Load Average *
28.5
40.3
-41%
28.8
-1%
27.5
4%
30.4
-7%
99.3
-248%
Load Maximum *
29.2
43.5
-49%
43
-47%
33.7
-15%
31
-6%
108.7
-272%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The Latitude manages a runtime of 10:32 hours in our practical WLAN test, which simulates web browsing via script. The power plan "Balanced" is active, the energy-saving features are turned off and the display brightness is adjusted to around 150 cd/m². If you use the Latitude to watch videos, it does not last quite as long, but the runtime of 9:31 hours is still great. We determined this value with a loop of the short movie Big Buck Bunny (H.264, 1920x1080 pixels). The energy-saving features are turned off, and the display brightness is reduced to 150 cd/m². 

All in all, the Latitude manages much longer battery runtimes compared to its Broadwell predecessor. This is also a result of the increased battery capacity (62 Wh vs. 51 Wh). Attention: You should have a look at the battery capacity when you buy the Latitude, because Dell also offers Latitude models with a battery capacity of 47 Wh. These models do not last as long as our test model. Dell also lists an optional 84 Wh battery on its website.

The battery is secured by a couple of screws.
The battery is secured by a couple of screws.
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
20h 31min
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (IE 11)
10h 32min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
9h 31min
Load (maximum brightness)
2h 31min
Dell Latitude 15 E5570
62 Wh
Dell Latitude E5550 Broadwell
51 Wh
HP EliteBook 850 G3
46 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad L560-20F10026GE
48 Wh
Toshiba Tecra A50-C-1G0
45 Wh
Dell Latitude E5570 N026LE557015EMEA
62 Wh
Battery Runtime
-43%
-23%
-40%
-67%
-35%
Reader / Idle
1231
721
-41%
915
-26%
698
-43%
800
-35%
H.264
571
387
-32%
430
-25%
277
-51%
WiFi v1.3
632
417
-34%
406
-36%
210
-67%
Load
151
66
-56%
142
-6%
109
-28%
WiFi
381
297

Pros

+ matte screen
+ usually quiet operation
+ fast SSD
+ excellent battery runtimes

Cons

- dark, low-contrast display
- only one year warranty

Verdict

In review: Dell Latitude 15 E5570. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.
In review: Dell Latitude 15 E5570. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.

Dell's Latitude 15 E5570 is a pure business notebook with a 15.6-inch screen. The design does not really differ from the predecessor, but the changes are bigger inside the device. The ULV processor from the Skylake generation offers plenty of performance for all common tasks. If you need more CPU performance, you should get a configuration with a Core i5 quad-core processor. The device is usually quiet and does not get really warm. An SSD ensures a responsive system and you can also replace the drive. This requires the removal of the bottom panel, which is no problem. Similar to the predecessor, the keyboard can once again convince, and you also get great battery runtimes.

The Latitude from Dell is a convenient notebook in many respects, but there are some drawbacks.

The device offers the usual business features like a fingerprint scanner, docking port, SmartCard reader (optional), but Dell waives TPM and implements its own technology called ControlVault instead. The display will not impress anyone. Dell uses a dark and low-contrast panel with limited viewing angles. We expect more from a device priced at 1,000 Euros (~$1112). A device like the Latitude should also be equipped with a USB Type-C port.

Dell Latitude 15 E5570 - 07/05/2016 v5.1
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
84 / 98 → 85%
Keyboard
88%
Pointing Device
90%
Connectivity
57 / 80 → 71%
Weight
62 / 67 → 89%
Battery
92%
Display
76%
Games Performance
55 / 68 → 81%
Application Performance
80 / 92 → 87%
Temperature
92%
Noise
85%
Audio
60%
Camera
44 / 85 → 52%
Average
74%
83%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sascha Mölck, 2016-07-14 (Update: 2016-07-14)
Andreas Osthoff
Andreas Osthoff - Senior Editor Business
I grew up with computers and modern consumer electronics. I am interested in the technology since I had my first computer, a Commodore C64, and started building my own PCs after that. My focus here at Notebookcheck is the business segment including mobile workstations, but I also like to test new mobile devices. It is always a great experience to review and compare new products. My free time is filled with a lot of sports, in the summer mainly on my bike.