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Dell Latitude 3510 Review: Good Battery Life Despite Small Battery

Entry-level business. Dell's 15.6-inch business notebook offers decent battery life, low noise emissions, and a backlit keyboard. Unfortunately, it is held back by its dim low-contrast FHD IPS display.
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Dell’s Latitude 3510 is an entry-level 15.6-inch business notebook. Our review unit was equipped with a Core i3-10110U. Its competitors are devices such as the HP Probook 455 G7, Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51, or Lenovo Thinkpad E15.

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Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Processor
Intel Core i3-10110U 2 x 2.1 - 4.1 GHz, 51 W PL2 / Short Burst, 22 W PL1 / Sustained, Comet Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Core: 1000 MHz, Single-Channel-Mode, 27.20.100.8280
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-3200, single-channel mode, two memory slots, one slot in use
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Dell 156CL05, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Comet Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe, 256 GB 
, 188 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC3204 @ Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP - cAVS
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: audio combo, Card Reader: MicroSD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 361.4 x 247.8 ( = 0.71 x 14.23 x 9.76 in)
Battery
40 Wh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, MS Office 365 (Trial), 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.91 kg ( = 67.37 oz / 4.21 pounds), Power Supply: 314 g ( = 11.08 oz / 0.69 pounds)
Price
699 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81 %
12/2020
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
i3-10110U, UHD Graphics 620
1.9 kg18 mm15.60"1920x1080
84 %
11/2020
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
R7 4700U, Vega 7
1.8 kg18.9 mm15.60"1920x1080
83 %
07/2020
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
R7 4700U, Vega 7
1.8 kg19 mm15.60"1920x1080
77 %
02/2020
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620
1.9 kg19.9 mm15.60"1920x1080

Case & Connectivity – Latitude in Plastic

The Latitude’s case lacks high-quality premium materials. Instead, Dell clads its entry-level business notebook in gray plastic with a matte roughened surface. The sides are an exception as they are made out of smooth glossy plastic. Overall chassis quality was okay. Sturdiness was not. The battery is not user replaceable. The internal hardware can be accessed by removing the bottom cover.

A total of three USB-A ports (1x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1) as well as a single USB-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 1) are available. The latter supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort via USB-C. Combined with the HDMI port, the Latitude 3510 features a total of two display outputs.

When benchmarked with our 64 GB Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC reference card the card reader peaked at just 27.5 MB/s (copying large blocks of data) and 20.5 MB/s (copying 250 JPEG files with 5 MB each). It is thus of the slower variety.

Intel’s AX201 Wi-Fi chip supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax as well as Bluetooth 5. It performed well under ideal conditions (no other Wi-Fi devices nearby, low distance between notebook and server, connected to our Netgear Nighthawk AX12 reference router).

Dell also offers Latitude SKUs with built-in LTE modems. Our review unit did not feature one. It cannot be added retroactively either since the laptop lacks the SIM slot, the antennas, and the necessary port.

Size Comparison

365 mm / 14.4 inch 257 mm / 10.1 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.9 kg4.21 lbs365 mm / 14.4 inch 257 mm / 10.1 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.8 kg4.07 lbs365 mm / 14.4 inch 240 mm / 9.45 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs363.4 mm / 14.3 inch 247.5 mm / 9.74 inch 19.9 mm / 0.783 inch 1.9 kg4.19 lbs361.4 mm / 14.2 inch 247.8 mm / 9.76 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.9 kg4.21 lbs
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Connectivity

Right: SIM slot (optional), memory card reader (microSD), audio combo, USB-A 2.0, USB-A 3.2 Gen a, Gigabit Ethernet, cable lock
Right: SIM slot (optional), memory card reader (microSD), audio combo, USB-A 2.0, USB-A 3.2 Gen a, Gigabit Ethernet, cable lock
Left: power supply, HDMI, USB-A 3.2. Gen 1, USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (DisplayPort, Power Delivery)
Left: power supply, HDMI, USB-A 3.2. Gen 1, USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (DisplayPort, Power Delivery)
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Average of class Office
  (17.7 - 194, n=83, last 2 years)
75.1 MB/s ∼100% +266%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
73.7 MB/s ∼98% +260%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
73.1 MB/s ∼97% +257%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
20.5 MB/s ∼27%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
87 MB/s ∼100% +216%
Average of class Office
  (17.2 - 205, n=80, last 2 years)
86.1 MB/s ∼99% +213%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
81.4 MB/s ∼94% +196%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 microSDXC 64GB)
27.5 MB/s ∼32%
Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (49.8 - 1775, n=241)
1156 MBit/s ∼100% +71%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
878 (678min - 893max) MBit/s ∼76% +30%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
676 MBit/s ∼58%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
605 (293min - 637max) MBit/s ∼52% -11%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
133 (1min - 399max) MBit/s ∼12% -80%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
  (136 - 1743, n=241)
1238 MBit/s ∼100% +35%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1149 (972min - 1253max) MBit/s ∼93% +25%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201
920 MBit/s ∼74%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
811 (593min - 853max) MBit/s ∼66% -12%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
486 (457min - 504max) MBit/s ∼39% -47%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
248 (37min - 318max) MBit/s ∼20% -73%
ColorChecker
24.4 ∆E
23.6 ∆E
28.8 ∆E
29.1 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
21.8 ∆E
31.9 ∆E
19.7 ∆E
29.1 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
28.1 ∆E
27.3 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
20.8 ∆E
25.8 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
23 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
29.9 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
ColorChecker HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA: 21.86 ∆E min: 3.76 - max: 31.91 ∆E
ColorChecker
12.1 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
22.5 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
22.9 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
28.9 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
10.6 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
18.9 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
20.5 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
17.6 ∆E
17.8 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC: 16.49 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 28.94 ∆E
ColorChecker
9.6 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
10 ∆E
11.4 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
ColorChecker HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT: 9.31 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 14.8 ∆E
ColorChecker
4.7 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
9 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
8 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
8 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
4.9 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
2.6 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00: 5.65 ∆E min: 2.16 - max: 10.9 ∆E

Input Devices – 3510 Features a Backlit Keyboard

The chiclet keyboard’s even smooth keys offer short key travel and a clear accentuation point. Overall key resistance was okay. The keyboard flexed slightly while typing. This was not an issue. The two-stage backlight can be turned on or off via a function key. All in all, the keyboard turned out to be suitable for everyday use.

The multitouch-capable clickpad (ca. 10.5 x 8 cm / 4.1 x 3.2 inches) registered input up to its very edges. The smooth surface rendered using it very easy and comfortable. The pad offers short travel and a clear accentuation point.

Latitude 3510 input devices
Latitude 3510 input devices

Display – Dell Laptop with Dim Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

The Latitude’s matte 15.6-inch display runs at a native resolution of 1920 x 1080. Both brightness (235.9 nits) and contrast ratio (845:1) are too low. In order to be considered acceptable by us brightness has to be north of 300 nits and contrast ratios above 1,000:1. 

The display flickered at a frequency of 250 Hz, which could use eye strain and/or headaches in sensitive users.

244
cd/m²
235
cd/m²
226
cd/m²
229
cd/m²
262
cd/m²
231
cd/m²
226
cd/m²
240
cd/m²
230
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Dell 156CL05
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 262 cd/m² Average: 235.9 cd/m² Minimum: 12.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 86 %
Center on Battery: 230 cd/m²
Contrast: 845:1 (Black: 0.31 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.92 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6, calibrated: 4.34
ΔE Greyscale 3.47 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
61% sRGB (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
39% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 1.6.3 3D)
42.15% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
61.35% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
40.78% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.4
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Dell 156CL05, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
B156HAN02.1, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
LG Philips LGD062E, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AUO, B156HW02, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.60
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
BOE CQ NT156FHM-N61, TN LED, 1920x1080, 15.60
Display
-6%
-7%
-7%
-6%
Display P3 Coverage
40.78
38.42
-6%
37.9
-7%
37.92
-7%
38.17
-6%
sRGB Coverage
61.35
57.79
-6%
56.54
-8%
57.07
-7%
57.51
-6%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
42.15
39.69
-6%
39.08
-7%
39.18
-7%
39.44
-6%
Response Times
-17%
-1%
-1%
19%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38 (19, 19)
46.8 (22.8, 24)
-23%
35.2 (19.6, 15.6)
7%
41 (22, 19)
-8%
41 (22, 19)
-8%
Response Time Black / White *
28 (17, 11)
31.2 (17.6, 13.6)
-11%
30.4 (19.6, 10.8)
-9%
26 (15, 11)
7%
15 (8, 7)
46%
PWM Frequency
250
Screen
-5%
-11%
7%
-61%
Brightness middle
262
249
-5%
259.8
-1%
282
8%
203
-23%
Brightness
236
239
1%
251
6%
264
12%
188
-20%
Brightness Distribution
86
87
1%
91
6%
88
2%
87
1%
Black Level *
0.31
0.22
29%
0.42
-35%
0.19
39%
0.635
-105%
Contrast
845
1132
34%
619
-27%
1484
76%
320
-62%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.92
6.7
-36%
6.09
-24%
5.56
-13%
10.84
-120%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
15.83
19.7
-24%
16.33
-3%
19.07
-20%
22.18
-40%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.34
4.4
-1%
5.2
-20%
4.5
-4%
5.09
-17%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.47
5.1
-47%
3.7
-7%
3.57
-3%
12.87
-271%
Gamma
2.4 92%
2.48 89%
2.56 86%
2.61 84%
2.58 85%
CCT
6680 97%
7277 89%
6759 96%
6895 94%
15854 41%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
39
36.6
-6%
35.7
-8%
36
-8%
36.4
-7%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
61
57.7
-5%
56.2
-8%
57
-7%
57.4
-6%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-9% / -7%
-6% / -9%
-0% / 4%
-16% / -41%

* ... smaller is better

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
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17 ms rise
↘ 11 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. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 19 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 39 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.1 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 250 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 250 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 250 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 14793 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Colors were fairly accurate out of the box even though the recorded DeltaE 2000 deviation of 5 was higher than the ideal of 3. Neither AdobeRGB (39 %) nor sRGB (61 %) are completely covered.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - grayscale
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - saturation (kalibriertcalibrated
CalMAN - saturation (kalibriertcalibrated

Thanks to its wide viewing angles the IPS panel remained well readable from all sides. Outdoors, it was only usable on overcast days due to its low brightness.

Latitude outdoors (photo taken on an overcast day)
Latitude outdoors (photo taken on an overcast day)

Performance – Fast Enough for Office and Internet

Dell’s Latitude 3510 is a 15.6-inch entry-level business notebook. It offers enough performance for office and internet applications. Our review unit sold for less than $650 at the time of writing. Other SKUs are available as well.

Test Conditions

Dell’s Power Manager features various profiles affecting temperature and performance. We ran our tests in the “Optimized” profile. We found no performance gains when selecting “Ultra Performance”.

Dell Power Manager
Dell Power Manager

Processor

The Latitude features a Core i3-10110U (Comet Lake) dual-core processor running at a base clock speed of 2.1 GHz with a turbo boost of up to 4.1 GHz. Hyperthreading (two cores per thread) is supported.

Our CineBench CPU tests were performed at 2.8 to 3.7 GHz (single and multi-thread). On battery, clock speeds were between 1.9 to 2.3 GHz (multi-thread) and 1.5 to 2.3 GHz (single-thread).

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWInfo
HWInfo
HWInfo
HWInfo

We run the CineBench R15 multi-thread test for at least 30 minutes in a loop in order to determine whether or not a processor is capable of utilizing high turbo-boost clock speeds under sustained load. In this case, turbo boost was applied throughout the test and fluctuated, however the scores obtained were consistent.

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Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel Core i3-10110U: Ø305 (302.1-307.61)
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00 AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U: Ø1069 (991.33-1139.11)
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT Intel Core i7-10510U, Intel Core i7-10510U: Ø409 (370.4-481.68)
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U: Ø905 (890.95-1068.26)
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10210U: Ø474 (470-500.27)
HP 17-by2437ng Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel Core i3-10110U: Ø307 (301.6-321.01)
CPU clock speeds while running our CB15 loop
CPU clock speeds while running our CB15 loop
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
129 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
314 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
41.51 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
182 Points ∼100% +41%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
181 Points ∼99% +40%
Average of class Office
  (75 - 230, n=123, last 2 years)
173 Points ∼95% +34%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel Core i5-10210U
161 Points ∼88% +25%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
160 Points ∼88% +24%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
  (129 - 172, n=4)
158 Points ∼87% +22%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel Core i3-10110U
129 Points ∼71%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
113 Points ∼62% -12%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1139 Points ∼100% +263%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1050 Points ∼92% +234%
Average of class Office
  (134 - 1614, n=125, last 2 years)
726 Points ∼64% +131%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel Core i5-10210U
500 Points ∼44% +59%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
482 (370.4min - 481.68max) Points ∼42% +54%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
  (314 - 405, n=4)
361 Points ∼32% +15%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
321 Points ∼28% +2%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel Core i3-10110U
314 Points ∼28%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
1385 Seconds * ∼100% -18%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
  (1174 - 1385, n=2)
1280 Seconds * ∼92% -9%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel Core i3-10110U
1174.3 Seconds * ∼85%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
1051 Seconds * ∼76% +10%
Average of class Office
  (302 - 3319, n=105, last 2 years)
796 Seconds * ∼57% +32%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
536.5 Seconds * ∼39% +54%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
452 Seconds * ∼33% +62%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4 -mmt1
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4470 MIPS ∼100% +11%
Average of class Office
  (2493 - 5565, n=105, last 2 years)
4396 MIPS ∼98% +9%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
4269 MIPS ∼96% +6%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4208 MIPS ∼94% +4%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
  (4038 - 4269, n=2)
4154 MIPS ∼93% +3%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
4051 MIPS ∼91% 0%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel Core i3-10110U
4038 MIPS ∼90%
7z b 4
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
30794 MIPS ∼100% +187%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
27219 MIPS ∼88% +154%
Average of class Office
  (4963 - 43914, n=105, last 2 years)
20611 MIPS ∼67% +92%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
12196 MIPS ∼40% +14%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel Core i3-10110U
10725 MIPS ∼35%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
  (9858 - 10725, n=2)
10292 MIPS ∼33% -4%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
9858 MIPS ∼32% -8%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
476 Points ∼100% +18%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
462 Points ∼97% +14%
Average of class Office
  (194 - 606, n=114, last 2 years)
439 Points ∼92% +8%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel Core i3-10110U
405 Points ∼85%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
  (400 - 405, n=2)
403 Points ∼85% 0%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel Core i5-10210U
400 Points ∼84% -1%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
400 Points ∼84% -1%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
396 Points ∼83% -2%
CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
2814 Points ∼100% +203%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
2601 Points ∼92% +180%
Average of class Office
  (159 - 3672, n=115, last 2 years)
1693 Points ∼60% +82%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel Core i5-10210U
1105 Points ∼39% +19%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
1051 Points ∼37% +13%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel Core i3-10110U
928 Points ∼33%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
  (753 - 928, n=2)
841 Points ∼30% -9%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
753 Points ∼27% -19%
Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
1244 Points ∼100% +30%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1159 Points ∼93% +21%
Average of class Office
  (431 - 1648, n=96, last 2 years)
1159 Points ∼93% +21%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1109 Points ∼89% +16%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel Core i5-10210U
1090 Points ∼88% +14%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
1017 Points ∼82% +6%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
  (957 - 1017, n=2)
987 Points ∼79% +3%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel Core i3-10110U
957 Points ∼77%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
5869 Points ∼100% +189%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4853 Points ∼83% +139%
Average of class Office
  (873 - 6502, n=96, last 2 years)
3972 Points ∼68% +95%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
3663 Points ∼62% +80%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel Core i5-10210U
2805 Points ∼48% +38%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel Core i3-10110U
2034 Points ∼35%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
  (2017 - 2034, n=2)
2026 Points ∼35% 0%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
2017 Points ∼34% -1%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8.68 fps ∼100% +178%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
6.79 fps ∼78% +118%
Average of class Office
  (1.15 - 11.1, n=104, last 2 years)
5.44 fps ∼63% +74%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
3.41 fps ∼39% +9%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel Core i3-10110U
3.12 fps ∼36%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
  (2.72 - 3.12, n=2)
2.92 fps ∼34% -6%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
2.72 fps ∼31% -13%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
115.68 s * ∼100% -311%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
77.8 s * ∼67% -177%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
65.4 s * ∼57% -132%
Average of class Office
  (21.5 - 180, n=88, last 2 years)
62.1 s * ∼54% -121%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
57.1 s * ∼49% -103%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
  (28.1 - 65.4, n=2)
46.8 s * ∼40% -66%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel Core i3-10110U
28.13 s * ∼24%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel Core i3-10110U
0.76 sec * ∼100%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Intel Core i7-10510U
0.75 sec * ∼99% +1%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U
  (0.74 - 0.76, n=2)
0.75 sec * ∼99% +1%
HP 17-by2437ng
Intel Core i3-10110U
0.74 sec * ∼97% +3%
Average of class Office
  (0.542 - 1.578, n=93, last 2 years)
0.694 sec * ∼91% +9%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
0.651 sec * ∼86% +14%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
0.613 sec * ∼81% +19%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The system felt smooth and snappy. Our review unit was certainly not made to satisfy high performance requirements. The computer was more than fast enough for office and internet applications. Adding a secondary RAM module would improve overall performance slightly thanks to the benefits of a dual-channel RAM interface.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
2898 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
2958 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4314 points
PCMark 10 Score
3360 points
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PCMark 10
Score
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
4560 Points ∼52% +36%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
4527 Points ∼52% +35%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
4231 Points ∼48% +26%
Average of class Office
  (1900 - 5690, n=117, last 2 years)
4222 Points ∼48% +26%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3911 Points ∼45% +16%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3360 - 3542, n=2)
3451 Points ∼39% +3%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3360 Points ∼38%
Essentials
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
9559 Points ∼83% +33%
Average of class Office
  (4469 - 10457, n=117, last 2 years)
8525 Points ∼74% +18%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
8370 Points ∼73% +16%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
8303 Points ∼72% +15%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8078 Points ∼70% +12%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (7202 - 7583, n=2)
7393 Points ∼64% +3%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
7202 Points ∼63%
Productivity
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
7424 Points ∼67% +24%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6985 Points ∼63% +17%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
6805 Points ∼61% +14%
Average of class Office
  (2917 - 9512, n=117, last 2 years)
6616 Points ∼59% +11%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (5984 - 6758, n=2)
6371 Points ∼57% +6%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
5984 Points ∼54%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
5348 Points ∼48% -11%
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
5037 Points ∼32% +111%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
4459 Points ∼29% +87%
Average of class Office
  (1270 - 5878, n=117, last 2 years)
3693 Points ∼24% +55%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
3310 Points ∼21% +38%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
2878 Points ∼19% +20%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
2390 Points ∼15%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2335 - 2390, n=2)
2363 Points ∼15% -1%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
4207 Points ∼67% +45%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
4015 Points ∼64% +39%
Average of class Office
  (2142 - 4878, n=74, last 2 years)
3588 Points ∼57% +24%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
3585 Points ∼57% +24%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
UHD Graphics 620, i5-10210U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3407 Points ∼54% +18%
Average Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2898 - 3116, n=2)
3007 Points ∼48% +4%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
2898 Points ∼46%

DPC Latencies

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Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
5347 μs * ∼100%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
2840.5 μs * ∼53% +47%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
973 μs * ∼18% +82%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Dell’s SSD of choice is a 256 GB M.2-2230 Kioxia NVMe SSD. While its performance was adequate and decent it was certainly not one of the top contenders in this category.

Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2422 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1563 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 447.3 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 338.4 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1881 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 458 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 61.75 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 150 MB/s
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Average Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
18%
-15%
2%
21%
-3%
23%
Write 4K
150
104.91
-30%
111.1
-26%
141.9
-5%
176.1
17%
106 (45.9 - 150, n=7)
-29%
137 (37.8 - 314, n=115, last 2 years)
-9%
Read 4K
61.75
46.54
-25%
56.28
-9%
37.25
-40%
50.36
-18%
48.5 (32.1 - 61.8, n=7)
-21%
46.8 (10.5 - 87.6, n=115, last 2 years)
-24%
Write Seq
458
1333
191%
558.9
22%
997.9
118%
1457
218%
961 (353 - 1613, n=7)
110%
1412 (137 - 5205, n=111, last 2 years)
208%
Read Seq
1881
1564.5
-17%
1348
-28%
1233
-34%
1424
-24%
1562 (1126 - 1881, n=7)
-17%
1599 (303 - 4340, n=111, last 2 years)
-15%
Write 4K Q32T1
338.4
437.22
29%
277.1
-18%
338.4
0%
381
13%
288 (139 - 412, n=7)
-15%
403 (45.6 - 846, n=115, last 2 years)
19%
Read 4K Q32T1
447.3
498.89
12%
312.1
-30%
431.1
-4%
436.5
-2%
353 (143 - 447, n=7)
-21%
418 (58.2 - 925, n=115, last 2 years)
-7%
Write Seq Q32T1
1563
1315.2
-16%
1652
6%
1366.9
-13%
1455
-7%
1307 (326 - 2340, n=7)
-16%
1732 (138 - 5189, n=115, last 2 years)
11%
Read Seq Q32T1
2422
2340.4
-3%
1588
-34%
2355.1
-3%
1725
-29%
2122 (1568 - 2422, n=7)
-12%
2503 (213 - 6921, n=115, last 2 years)
3%
Write 4K Q8T8
876.7
411
760 (259 - 1688, n=6, last 2 years)
Read 4K Q8T8
518.4
1033
719 (279 - 1036, n=6, last 2 years)
AS SSD
76%
61%
49%
55%
24%
75%
Seq Read
1971.06
1934
-2%
1154.81
-41%
1929
-2%
1542.38
-22%
1684 (1423 - 1971, n=7)
-15%
1939 (306 - 5613, n=115, last 2 years)
-2%
Seq Write
1130.22
1198
6%
983.71
-13%
1199
6%
1248.6
10%
745 (324 - 1130, n=7)
-34%
1252 (136 - 4909, n=115, last 2 years)
11%
4K Read
51.25
47.08
-8%
48.85
-5%
43.9
-14%
38.79
-24%
46.2 (37.3 - 52.3, n=7)
-10%
45.8 (10.2 - 80.6, n=115, last 2 years)
-11%
4K Write
119.66
132.8
11%
96.64
-19%
116.22
-3%
89.3
-25%
104 (74.8 - 154, n=7)
-13%
124 (28.4 - 257, n=115, last 2 years)
4%
4K-64 Read
584.92
865.5
48%
580.5
-1%
897.18
53%
966.1
65%
892 (585 - 1048, n=7)
52%
839 (18.6 - 2222, n=115, last 2 years)
43%
4K-64 Write
495.54
872.28
76%
658.35
33%
800.52
62%
884.75
79%
345 (107 - 703, n=7)
-30%
971 (31 - 2470, n=115, last 2 years)
96%
Access Time Read *
0.107
0.116
-8%
0.066
38%
0.069
36%
0.1121 (0.069 - 0.16, n=7)
-5%
0.0872 (0.025 - 0.453, n=110, last 2 years)
19%
Access Time Write *
0.22
0.03
86%
0.207
6%
0.033
85%
0.044
80%
0.3651 (0.175 - 0.619, n=7)
-66%
0.0869 (0.018 - 0.818, n=115, last 2 years)
60%
Score Read
833
1106
33%
745
-11%
1134
36%
1159
39%
1107 (833 - 1288, n=7)
33%
1078 (59 - 2864, n=115, last 2 years)
29%
Score Write
728
1125
55%
853
17%
1037
42%
1099
51%
524 (267 - 927, n=7)
-28%
1219 (84 - 2797, n=115, last 2 years)
67%
Score Total
1962
2771
41%
1986
1%
2723
39%
2842
45%
2161 (1714 - 2826, n=7)
10%
2826 (175 - 7098, n=115, last 2 years)
44%
Copy ISO MB/s
273.55
1258.15
360%
2635.18
863%
1408.55
415%
894.1
227%
863 (274 - 1192, n=6)
215%
1270 (169 - 3024, n=75, last 2 years)
364%
Copy Program MB/s
184.58
411.2
123%
95.13
-48%
70.15
-62%
304.9
65%
362 (185 - 604, n=6)
96%
422 (70.2 - 1353, n=75, last 2 years)
129%
Copy Game MB/s
280.99
944.82
236%
361.87
29%
254.9
-9%
641.84
128%
655 (239 - 1136, n=6)
133%
816 (135 - 3007, n=75, last 2 years)
190%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
47% / 54%
23% / 33%
26% / 32%
38% / 42%
11% / 14%
49% / 56%

* ... smaller is better

Sustained Read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC UHD Graphics 620, i3-10110U, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe: Ø679 (560.78-1740.93)
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00 Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU: Ø2013 (1503.73-2031.38)
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT GeForce MX250, i7-10510U, Crucial P1 SSD CT1000P1SSD8: Ø834 (594.61-1424.89)
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ512HALU: Ø253 (248.64-256.81)

GPU Performance

Intel’s UHD Graphics 620 supports DirectX 12 and runs at clock speeds between 300 and 1,000 MHz. Its 3DMark benchmark results were at a level expected of this GPU. Adding a secondary RAM module would improve overall performance slightly thanks to the benefits of a dual-channel RAM interface.

GPU-Z
GPU-Z
DXVAChecker
DXVAChecker
Wild Life
Wild Life
3DMark 11 Performance
1690 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
51185 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
5883 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
882 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
5422 Points ∼100% +250%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-10510U
4202 Points ∼77% +171%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4019 Points ∼74% +159%
Average of class Office
  (617 - 11538, n=118, last 2 years)
3471 Points ∼64% +124%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1144 - 2006, n=238)
1743 Points ∼32% +13%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1677 Points ∼31% +8%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-10110U
1549 Points ∼29%
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
3561 Points ∼100% +274%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-10510U
3447 Points ∼97% +262%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
2425 Points ∼68% +155%
Average of class Office
  (449 - 8114, n=113, last 2 years)
2412 Points ∼68% +153%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1444, n=207)
1155 Points ∼32% +21%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
1058 Points ∼30% +11%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-10110U
952 Points ∼27%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
25720 Points ∼100% +257%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-10510U
22208 Points ∼86% +208%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
16972 Points ∼66% +135%
Average of class Office
  (3280 - 30980, n=96, last 2 years)
14920 Points ∼58% +107%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11437, n=219)
9238 Points ∼36% +28%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
8190 Points ∼32% +14%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i3-10110U
7209 Points ∼28%
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i7-10510U
1032 Points ∼100%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1027 Points ∼100%
Average of class Office
  (194 - 2886, n=91, last 2 years)
813 Points ∼79%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
AMD Radeon RX Vega 7, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
742 Points ∼72%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (299 - 443, n=82)
379 Points ∼37%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-10210U
343 Points ∼33%

Gaming Performance

The Latitude is certainly no gaming notebook. It is capable of running games with low to moderate hardware requirements. Adding a secondary RAM module would increase frame rates slightly thanks to the benefits of a dual-channel RAM interface. Current titles, such as Cyberpunk 2077, are unplayable.

low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 42 28.5 23.5 7.5 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 60 31 15.6 13.9 fps

Emissions & Energy – Quiet and Cool Dell Computer

Noise Emissions

Overall noise levels were very low. The fan was off most of the time when idle, and the device thus silent. Under load, it only revved up slightly. The maximum sound pressure level recorded by us was just 35.1 dB(A).

Noise Level

Idle
25 / 25 / 27.8 dB(A)
Load
35.1 / 34.8 dB(A)
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30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Earthworks M23R, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 25 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs202522.920.524.8252529.330.526.127.629.33126.627.222.12726.64021.222.518.12621.25021.123.419.335.821.16320.522.62226.420.58015.419.816.418.515.410014.920.915.525.414.912514.42214.916.114.416013.918.816.215.213.920013.717.315.81313.72501417.815.714.61431512.917.915.912.112.940012.318.117.310.812.350012.617.817.511.212.663013.218.318.811.113.280014.519.819.311.414.5100016.922.722.811.316.9125017.825.325.711.417.816001724.223.71217200019.127.426.712.219.1250016.724.924.212.516.731501525.125.41315400014.223.322.713.314.250001418.818.213.714630014.21716.513.914.2800014.315.815.414.214.31000014.515.214.914.614.51250014.715.615.214.614.71600014.815.314.914.614.8SPL27.935.134.82527.9N0.91.91.80.60.9median 14.4median 18.8median 17.3median 13median 14.4Delta12.73.71.51hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseDell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC

Temperature

Dell Latitude during our stress test
Dell Latitude during our stress test

When running our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark simultaneously for at least one hour) the CPU maintained high clock speeds for the first few minutes before dropping to 1.1 to 1.2 GHz. GPU speeds decreased from an initial high of 1,000 MHz to 900 to 950 MHz. Clock speeds were identical on both mains and battery. Keep in mind that our stress test is an extreme load scenario that does not occur during everyday use. We use this test to determine potential throttling and stability issues.

Overall, the 15.6-inch notebook remained comparatively cool. We found one single hot spot with more than 40 °C while running our stress test. Temperatures were much lower and inconspicuous under normal conditions. 

Max. Load
 39 °C
102 F
38.7 °C
102 F
31.9 °C
89 F
 
 34 °C
93 F
34 °C
93 F
28.3 °C
83 F
 
 24.8 °C
77 F
25 °C
77 F
23.7 °C
75 F
 
Maximum: 39 °C = 102 F
Average: 31 °C = 88 F
32.9 °C
91 F
35 °C
95 F
34.6 °C
94 F
23.6 °C
74 F
38 °C
100 F
40.6 °C
105 F
23 °C
73 F
25.1 °C
77 F
25.1 °C
77 F
Maximum: 40.6 °C = 105 F
Average: 30.9 °C = 88 F
Room Temperature 22.8 °C = 73 F | FIRT 550-Pocket
(+) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 31 °C / 88 F, compared to the average of 29.5 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F, ranging from 21.2 to 62.5 °C for the class Office.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.6 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 36.5 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.1 °C / 75 F, compared to the device average of 29.5 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 25 °C / 77 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(+) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 27.9 °C / 82.2 F (+2.9 °C / 5.2 F).
Heatmap top (load)
Heatmap top (load)
Heatmap top (idle)
Heatmap top (idle)
Heatmap bottom (load)
Heatmap bottom (load)
Heatmap bottom (idle)
Heatmap bottom (idle)

Speakers

The stereo speakers worked well and produced a decent soundscape that lacked bass. 

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2019.324.819.32527.727.627.73125.92725.94022.42622.45024.635.824.66321.726.421.78018.218.518.210028.825.428.812522.716.122.716026.715.226.720033.91333.925049.514.649.531555.112.155.140055.310.855.350054.811.254.863061.511.161.580070.911.470.9100073.311.373.3125070.111.470.1160068.71268.7200067.412.267.4250063.812.563.8315065.31365.3400064.713.364.7500062.313.762.3630061.713.961.7800059.514.259.5100006214.6621250064.514.664.51600064.114.664.1SPL792579N41.60.641.6median 62median 13median 62Delta7.51.57.5hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseDell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (73.29 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.9% lower than median
(-) | bass is not linear (16.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.9% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 1.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 43% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 47% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Power Consumption

Power consumption was at an expected level considering its internal hardware. When idle, it peaked at 9.7 W, and increased to 45 W while running our stress test (Prime95 and FurMark simultaneously for at least one hour). The power supply is rated at 65 W.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.32 / 0.65 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.6 / 6.6 / 9.7 Watt
Load midlight 38 / 45 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.

Battery Life

Our Wi-Fi test simulates typical web browsing load via a script. With all power saving features disabled and display brightness normalized to 150 nits the Latitude 3510 ran for 7:45 hours.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Edge 87)
7h 45min
Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Average of class Office
  (241 - 1124, n=121, last 2 years)
515 min ∼20% +11%
Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC
i3-10110U, UHD Graphics 620, 40 Wh
465 min ∼18%
HP ProBook 455 G7-175W8EA
R7 4700U, Vega 7, 45 Wh
455 min ∼17% -2%
HP ProBook 450 G7 8WC04UT
i7-10510U, GeForce MX250, 45 Wh
433 min ∼16% -7%
Lenovo ThinkPad E15 Gen2-20T9S00K00
R7 4700U, Vega 7, 45 Wh
411 min ∼16% -12%
Acer Extensa 15 EX215-51-56UX
i5-10210U, UHD Graphics 620, 37 Wh
402 min ∼15% -14%

Pros

+ matte IPS display
+ backlit keyboard
+ good battery life
+ NVMe SSD
+ low noise emissions
+ stays relatively cool
+ DisplayPort via USB-C
+ Power Delivery via USB-C

Cons

- dim low-contrast display
- single-channel mode RAM
- slow card reader
- warranty limited to one year
- relatively expansive

Verdict

Dell Latitude 3510 (NK2MC). Review unit provided by Cyberport
Dell Latitude 3510 (NK2MC). Review unit provided by Cyberport

Dell’s Latitude 3510 is an inconspicuous business notebook powered by a Core i3 processor fast enough for office and internet applications. The device remained very quiet and cool overall.

Its poor price-performance ratio renders the Dell Latitude 3510 unattractive for consumers.

The CPU has access to 8 GB of RAM running in single-channel mode, thereby sacrificing some performance. This can be alleviated thanks to the fact that the notebook features two RAM slots. It supports up to 32 GB of RAM.

Battery life was decent and at a level on a par with its competitors. More expensive and powerful SKUs might run even longer thanks to their 53 Wh batteries. The Core i3-equipped Latitude has to make do with a 40 Wh battery.

The included Dell power supply plugs into the proprietary charging port. However, the device can also be charged via USB-C thanks to its support for Power Delivery, which we attempted successfully.

The FHD IPS display is its biggest weakness. Too dim, too low in contrast, poor color space coverage, and PWM flickering to boot. In return, it offers a matte surface as well as great viewing angles. A notebook in this price range has to offer more.

Dell Latitude 15 3510 NK2MC - 12/18/2020 v7
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
75 / 98 → 77%
Keyboard
80%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
59 / 80 → 74%
Weight
64 / 20-75 → 80%
Battery
78%
Display
80%
Games Performance
45 / 78 → 58%
Application Performance
76 / 95 → 80%
Temperature
94%
Noise
94%
Audio
61%
Camera
41 / 85 → 48%
Average
72%
81%
Office - Weighted Average

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