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Dell Latitude 2100


Dell Latitude 2100
Dell Latitude 2100 (Latitude 2100 Series)
Intel Atom N270 1 x 1.6 GHz, DiamondVille
1024 MB 
10.10 inch 10:6, 1024 x 576 pixel, Touch screen (optional), glossy: no
Intel 945GM
16 GB SSD, 16 GB 
3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 2 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Headphones, Microphone, Card Reader: SD-card
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000MBit/s), Dell Wireless 1510 Wireless-N WLAN (g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 2.1
height x width x depth (in mm): 39.9 x 265 x 187 ( = 1.57 x 10.43 x 7.36 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows XP Home 32 Bit
Additional features
12 Months Warranty
1.36 kg ( = 47.97 oz / 3 pounds), Power Supply: 365 g ( = 12.88 oz / 0.8 pounds)
436 Euro



Average Score: 75.69% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 60%, features: 69%, display: 65% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Dell Latitude 2100

Hands-On: Dell Latitude 2100 Netbook in Review | Notebookcheck
School netbook. Dell would like to capture the market of schools with the Dell Latitude 2100, and designed a robust netbook with standard entrails (Atom N270, GMA 950), and an optional touch screen for this. The following review will tell you if the low-cost netbook could convince in the hands-on.
Dell - Latitude 2100 review
Source: IT Reviews English version
In many ways, the Latitude 2100 is Dell's best netbook to date, with some interesting options such as the touchscreen and choice of operating systems. Well built to withstand the knocks and bumps of life on the road or in the classroom, this does mean it's not the lightest netbook around by quite a distance, especially if you choose the large 6-cell battery. It also carries a pretty hefty price tag which may put many people off.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/16/2009
Rating: price: 40% workmanship: 80%
80% Dell Latitude 2100
Source: Reg Hardware English version
Its rather angular design aside, we think the Latitude 2100 is the best Dell netbook to date. The rubberised coating should ensure long-term survival even in the hands of nippers, while the option of 2GB of Ram, the revised SD card slot design and the solid, well profiled keyboard should appeal to users of more advanced years. The touchscreen is an interesting option and proved more useful than we expected. On the downside, the battery life is a bit on the poor side for a machine with a six-cell unit.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/07/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HP Pavilion dv6-1210sa - 15.6in Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English version
At this price there are bound to be compromises, but none of them prevent the HP Pavilion dv6-1210sa from being a commendable effort. While its application performance is merely okay and its battery life quite poor, unlike many sub-£500 laptops it can play games competently provided they're not too demanding. Add to this a decent chassis, excellent connectivity and a good selection of features and it's definitely worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80%
70% Dell Latitude 2100 review
Source: Techradar English version
Three USB ports and a VGA-out port are in place. 802.11g Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth are also included as standard. 802.11n Wi-Fi is available as an additional extra and a network activity light on the screen lid alerts teachers to students browsing the internet during class. With great usability and features, the Latitude 2100 is an unusual, yet highly usable, netbook. Overall, it has just as much to offer to consumer and business users as it does to students.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%
78% Dell Latitude 2100
Source: CNet English version
The Dell Latitude 2100 is thicker and heavier than most netbooks, but certainly feels as if it could stand up to some serious abuse. The keyboard looks and feels dated compared with those of current netbooks, but at least the tapered keys are well-suited to the tiny fingers of elementary students, and it includes an anti-microbial coating. Its performance is par for the netbook course.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 78%
78% Dell Latitude 2100
Source: CNet English version
Netbooks, while as popular as ever, have settled into a fairly routine existence, with thin plastic shells, Intel Atom CPUs, Windows XP, and 10-inch displays. But when a company attempts to take these basic parts and dress them up with unique features, our ears perk up. Recently we've seen stabs at higher-resolution displays and bigger 11-inch screens, for example. Aimed primarily at school kids, the Dell Latitude 2100 is an interesting new take on the Netbook. It's worth a look if the unique features--including an especially rugged design and a touch screen--are important to you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% features: 90% mobility: 90%
74% Dell Latitude 2100
Source: PC World English version
Does the Dell Latitude 2100 jump to the head of its class? Well, it's certainly the most mature (and the beefiest) take on a netbook in recent memory. And, yeah, if you can look past the price it's a good option for your young scholar--and then when he or she brings it home at the end of the day, maybe Dad can borrow it to tinker in an Ubuntu partition. That's assuming you don't mind that kind of cost for what's billed as a child's computer. Make the Latitude 2100 a little less boxy and kid-oriented, and I'd consider using this touchscreen PC myself.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 79% features: 62%
67% Dell Latitude 2100
Source: PC Pro English version
Dell has been on board the netbook express for a while now, but its products have had mixed success. We liked its first - the Mini 9 - with its dinky dimensions and curvy profile, but were less keen on the Mini 10 and its horror of a touchpad. The Mini 12 we found sluggish to use. Dell has now added to the line-up with the business and education-focused Latitude 2100, which takes about as different a tack as it's possible for a netbook to take. Expensive, but a robust chassis and touchscreen option make it a good choice for classroom use
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 67%
80% Dell Latitude 2100
Source: Computer Shopper English version
Dell's Latitude 2100 is aimed squarely at the education market, but we're not talking about embossed mouse ears or SpongeBob-shaped touch pads here. Rather, the Latitude 2100 has a thick, rugged design meant to handle the rigors of classroom and hallway handling. That's not to say there's no kid appeal. The Latitude 2100 is one of the most durable netbooks we've used, and its touch screen is a nice addition, but you'll pay a premium for both features.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Latitude 2100 Review
Source: English version
The new Dell Latitude 2100 probably deserves a place on the shopping lists for most schools and maybe even some parents should consider purchasing this netbook for their youngsters. For between $400 and $600 you get a very rugged laptop that is easy to use and portable enough for kids to toss in a backpack. Extra features like the dual security lock slots, network activity light, personalized window over the battery, and optional mobile computing station will certainly prove very attractive to educators and parents.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2009
Rating: mobility: 60%
Dell Latitude 2100
Source: Tech Advisor English version
Dell is aiming to market the Dell Latitude 2100 at students and schoolchildren - and the 2100 certainly looks like it's built for that group. The spine of the netbook (the outside back of the battery) has a little plastic strip for personalising the machine. It comes in a number of candy colours. And it's rubberised. The child-oriented Dell Latitude 2100 netbook is certainly a neat idea and is decently executed, but is it rugged enough to rise to the occasion?
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/20/2009
80% Dell Latitude 2100 Netbook for the Childrens Is Crayola Rugged
Source: Gizmodo English version
I liked everything about Dell's Latitude 2100 netbook--I think it's designed pretty smartly for its target K-12 audience--except for the price. It's $370, which is a bit high for an education netbook, no?
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/19/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50%
70% Dell Latitude 2100
Source: Laptop Mag English version
This 10-inch netbook for the education market is durable and performs well, but it’s a bit hefty. Dell’s Latitude 2100 provides students with a netbook that is durable and comfortable to use. The $499 asking price is a bit steep for a 10-inch netbook, even one that’s this rugged, but Dell will presumably offer volume discounts to those who purchase higher quantities. While it will fit into a backpack, its larger size and heavier weight may give pause to potential buyers. Those looking for a  more affordable, slimmer netbook can snatch up a $379 MSI Wind U120  or an $399 ASUS Eee PC 1000HE, both of which provide significantly more runtime. Nevertheless, the Latitude 2100 is a solid pick given its range of educational features and ruggedness.
Single Review, , Long, Date: 05/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

86% Test Dell Latitude 2100 Netbook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 45% display: 73% mobility: 94% workmanship: 92% ergonomy: 97% emissions: 88%
Source: c't - 22/2009 German
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: performance: 35% display: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 90%
71% Dell Latitude 2100 (Ubuntu) – günstiges Netbook für den rauen Schulalltag
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 34% features: 70% display: 78% mobility: 78% workmanship: 95%
Dell Latitude 2100 im Test: Schüler-Netbook mit Touchscreen
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2009
Rating: performance: 80% features: 80%
70% Dell Latitude 2100 Touchscreen
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 30% mobility: 10% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

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.

Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.

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


This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Dell: Dell is a U.S. manufacturer (based in Texas) of computer hardware founded in 1984 and is one of the largest international manufacturers in terms of both market share and notebook models. Its product line includes desktops, notebooks, storage systems, monitors, servers, printers, consumer electronics and peripherals. Dell offers laptops that are suitable for various applications, such as business laptops, gaming laptops, ultra portables and workstations. Dell's business laptops from the Latitude and Precision series are an option for professional users and businesses.

In 2023, Dell had an approximate 17% market share of global PC sales, ranking #3 after Lenovo and HP.

For gaming enthusiasts, Dell's Alienware brand is for gaming notebooks.

75.69%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.

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