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Dell Latitude 5300 Laptop Review: A small business laptop with LTE

Mike Wobker, 👁 Andreas Osthoff (translated by Todor Gerganov), 08/30/2019

With an optional anti-reflective touch screen. At just 13 inches, the Dell Latitude 5300 is a small and lightweight companion for everyday business. Users do not have to go without safety features and the maintenance options are reasonable. What else is in the small business laptop, we clarify in our review.

Dell Latitude 5300

Dell has already shown in our review of the Latitude 13 5300 2-in-1 how much business performance can be found in a slim 13-inch laptop. Our current test model is a classic laptop. The CPU, Intel's Core i5-8365U, and the integrated graphics unit, Intel's UHD Graphics 620, remain the same as in the convertible unit. The main memory, however, rises to the maximum expansion level of 32 GB in dual-channel mode and the storage is represented by a 512 GB SSD.

The market for small business laptops is not determined by Dell only, which is why the Latitude 5300 has to be compared to other representatives of its kind in this review. We thus choose the Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN, the Dell Latitude 3390, Lenovo's ThinkBook 13s and the Huawei MateBook 13. Under each table you can also add more laptops from our database for comparison.

Dell Latitude 5300 (Latitude 5300 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
32768 MB 
, Dual-Channel
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, capacitive, LGD05ED-133WF6, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake-U PCH-LP Premium
Storage
SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG), 512 GB 
, , 398 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-LP - cAVS
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combined microphone and headphone jack, Card Reader: microSD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19 x 306 x 208 ( = 0.75 x 12.05 x 8.19 in)
Battery
60 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280 x 720)
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.373 kg ( = 48.43 oz / 3.03 pounds), Power Supply: 293 g ( = 10.34 oz / 0.65 pounds)
Price
1500 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Case & Equipment - Compact 13-inch Business Laptop

Maintenance
Maintenance

The Latitude 5300 has a sturdy plastic case, which has a very high-quality finish. The weight of the base unit is high enough so that the small business laptop can be opened with one hand. The lid is also very rigid and can be bent only using two hands and a bit of force. The opening angle is 180 degrees and the tight hinges ensure a secure hold of the display in any position. 

The bottom panel of the Dell laptop can be removed after all visible screws have been loosened. The inside view becomes then clear, where users can change the main memory or the SSD. Here you will also find the WLAN and the WWAN modules. For the latter, a tray is provided on the right side, which remains as a dummy element in models without LTE. The rest of the equipment covers the basic needs and includes a Thunderbolt 3 connection. However, users must configure the port as such before purchasing, as Dell will otherwise install a USB 3.1 Gen 2 port in Type C design.

In addition, users will find a memory card reader, but only microSD cards can be used. It delivers very good speeds in our test with 176 MB/s for copying and 188.8 MB/s for writing data. The same applies to the built-in WLAN adapter, which in our test with 802.11 ac standard and 2x2 MIMO antenna technology reaches 646 MBit/s for data reception and 656 MBit/s for data transmission. According to the data sheet, Dell also offers the Latitude 5300 with Wi-Fi 6 or 802.11 ax standard.

Further configurations include various security options such as a smart card reader or fingerprint sensor in the power button. Dell relies on a Noble Lock as a physical safety measurement. In addition, the webcam can be closed with a shutter.

Dell Latitude 5300
Dell Latitude 5300
Dell Latitude 5300
Dell Latitude 5300
Dell Latitude 5300
Dell Latitude 5300

Size Comparison

324 mm / 12.8 inch 224.8 mm / 8.85 inch 20.4 mm / 0.803 inch 1.6 kg3.56 lbs316 mm / 12.4 inch 195 mm / 7.68 inch 12.9 mm / 0.508 inch 1.1 kg2.43 lbs306 mm / 12 inch 208 mm / 8.19 inch 19 mm / 0.748 inch 1.4 kg3.03 lbs307.6 mm / 12.1 inch 216 mm / 8.5 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.3 kg2.94 lbs286 mm / 11.3 inch 211 mm / 8.31 inch 15 mm / 0.591 inch 1.3 kg2.88 lbs

Connectivity

Left-hand side: power connector, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A
Left-hand side: power connector, 1x Thunderbolt 3, 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A
Right-hand side: combo headphone/microphone jack, microSD card reader (top), micro SIM slot (bottom), 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A, Gigabit Ethernet, Noble Lock
Right-hand side: combo headphone/microphone jack, microSD card reader (top), micro SIM slot (bottom), 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A, Gigabit Ethernet, Noble Lock
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell Latitude 5300
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
176 MB/s ∼100%
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
74 MB/s ∼42% -58%
Average of class Office
  (10.2 - 191, n=280)
62.6 MB/s ∼36% -64%
Dell Latitude 3390
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
24.5 MB/s ∼14% -86%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell Latitude 5300
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
188.8 MB/s ∼100%
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 64 GB UHS-II)
82.63 MB/s ∼44% -56%
Average of class Office
  (9.5 - 255, n=255)
78.9 MB/s ∼42% -58%
Dell Latitude 3390
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
27.7 MB/s ∼15% -85%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
663 MBit/s ∼100% +3%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
648 MBit/s ∼98% 0%
Dell Latitude 5300
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
646 MBit/s ∼97%
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
623 MBit/s ∼94% -4%
Dell Latitude 3390
Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4
355 (min: 165, max: 564) MBit/s ∼54% -45%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
689 MBit/s ∼100% +5%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
658 MBit/s ∼96% 0%
Dell Latitude 5300
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
656 MBit/s ∼95%
Dell Latitude 3390
Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4
593 (min: 555, max: 612) MBit/s ∼86% -10%
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
530 MBit/s ∼77% -19%

Input Devices - Backlit Keyboard

The keyboard of the Dell Latitude 5300 offers a rather soft feedback with a noticeable pressure point. All keys are close to each other and easy to reach, which means that even more extensive typing can be done quickly after a short settling-in period. In the dark, a two-level keyboard illumination ensures uniform and glare-free illuminated symbols.

As a mouse replacement, Dell equips its business laptop with a classic touchpad with separate physical buttons. Its surface let the fingertips glide with a pleasant resistance which allows precise navigation of the mouse pointer. The two keys give a soft click and provide a low but clear pressure point.

Dell Latitude 5300 - Input Devices
Dell Latitude 5300 - Input Devices

Display - Latitude 5300 Offers a Matte Touch Screen

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The display of the Dell Latitude 5300 consists of a matte 13.3-inch IPS panel with touch function and a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. The average brightness of 313 cd/m² is in the midfield of our chosen comparison devices, the same applies to the screen illumination of 87 percent. Our measurements also show that Dell does not use PWM for the Latitude 5300's brightness control.

In addition to the touch panel built into our test model, users can also choose from two non-touch variants with Full HD resolution or 1366x768 pixels.

306
cd/m²
299
cd/m²
290
cd/m²
333
cd/m²
326
cd/m²
307
cd/m²
330
cd/m²
320
cd/m²
307
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
LGD05ED-133WF6
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 333 cd/m² Average: 313.1 cd/m² Minimum: 19.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 327 cd/m²
Contrast: 1207:1 (Black: 0.27 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.2 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6, calibrated: 1.6
ΔE Greyscale 3.8 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
94.8% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 63.8% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.14
Dell Latitude 5300
LGD05ED-133WF6, , 1920x1080, 13.3
Dell Latitude 3390
BOE06A7, NV13FHM, , 1920x1080, 13.3
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
N133HCE-EN2, , 1920x1080, 13.3
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
Chi Mei CMN8201, , 2160x1440, 13
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
Tianma XM, , 1920x1080, 13.9
Response Times
-15%
-6%
-13%
-8%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
38 (19.6, 18.4)
42 (22, 20)
-11%
40.4 (22, 18.4)
-6%
43.2 (23.6, 19.6)
-14%
47.2 (23.6, 23.6)
-24%
Response Time Black / White *
27.2 (16, 11.2)
32 (18, 14)
-18%
28.8 (15.6, 13.2)
-6%
30.4 (17.2, 13.2)
-12%
24.8 (14, 10.8)
9%
PWM Frequency
208 (90)
25000 (20)
60240 (30)
Screen
-69%
8%
-8%
17%
Brightness middle
326
276
-15%
319
-2%
356
9%
466
43%
Brightness
313
274
-12%
309
-1%
346
11%
462
48%
Brightness Distribution
87
82
-6%
92
6%
86
-1%
90
3%
Black Level *
0.27
0.29
-7%
0.28
-4%
0.35
-30%
0.33
-22%
Contrast
1207
952
-21%
1139
-6%
1017
-16%
1412
17%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.2
5.84
-83%
2.4
25%
3.3
-3%
1.93
40%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
6.3
26.72
-324%
6.3
-0%
8.7
-38%
4.26
32%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
1.6
5.15
-222%
0.6
62%
1.1
31%
1.99
-24%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.8
3.54
7%
3.8
-0%
5.8
-53%
1.7
55%
Gamma
2.14 103%
2.43 91%
2.16 102%
2.21 100%
2.15 102%
CCT
6900 94%
6747 96%
7335 89%
6670 97%
6382 102%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
63.8
39
-39%
63.5
0%
64.1
0%
62.2
-3%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
94.8
61
-36%
99.1
5%
99.4
5%
95.7
1%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-42% / -61%
1% / 6%
-11% / -9%
5% / 13%

* ... 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
27.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 11.2 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. » 57 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.8 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
38 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19.6 ms rise
↘ 18.4 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. » 37 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39.5 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 not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9259 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Dell Latitude 5300 vs. sRGB (94.8%)
Dell Latitude 5300 vs. sRGB (94.8%)
Dell Latitude 5300 vs. AdobeRGB (63.8%)
Dell Latitude 5300 vs. AdobeRGB (63.8%)

With a good contrast ratio of 1207:1 and an equally good black value of 0.27 cd/m², the Latitude 5300 can take the second place in our test field. As a result, colors are well distinguishable, and black tones appear comparatively saturated. The color space coverage is also good at 94.8 % in sRGB and 63.9 % in AdobeRGB color space.

Furthermore, the CalMAN analysis shows that the display of the Dell laptop reproduces colors with too little red and a slightly higher blue ex factory. This circumstance can be completely eliminated by a calibration of the display. The corresponding ICC file can be downloaded in the window at the top left of the graphic showing the illumination of the screen.

CalMAN - Color Accuracy
CalMAN - Color Accuracy
CalMAN - Color Saturation
CalMAN - Color Saturation
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Grayscale
CalMAN - Color Accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color Accuracy (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color Saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscale (calibrated)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Backlight bleeding
Backlight bleeding
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

Performance - Dell Laptop with Good System Performance and a Lot of Memory

LatencyMon
LatencyMon

The Dell Latitude 5300 is aimed at users who are looking for a small and powerful laptop for everyday office use. The demands on the graphics performance should not be particularly high, since only the integrated graphics unit Intel UHD Graphics 620 is available. It is namely the one built into Intel's Core processors of the eighth generation. The available configuration options include up to 32 GB of RAM in dual-channel mode and up to a terabyte big SSD as a storage device.

Processor

In our test model, an Intel Core i5-8365U and 32 GB of RAM ensure smooth system operation. This four-core processor delivers a base clock frequency of 1.6 GHz and offers a turbo boost of up to 4.1 GHz. How long this can be maintained depends largely on the cooling system of the laptop.

The Cinebench R15 endurance test shows that the performance of the Dell laptop drops already after a short time by about 9 percent. However, the Latitude 5300 can maintain the resulting value quite evenly, but the performance only matches that of the Lenovo ThinkBook 13s with Intel Core i5-8265U.

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Dell Latitude 5300 Intel Core i5-8365U, Intel Core i5-8365U: Ø561 (550.09-609.81)
Dell Latitude 3390 Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel Core i5-8250U: Ø456 (443.4-564.5)
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel Core i5-8265U: Ø557 (546-655)
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø538 (519.57-685.41)
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel Core i7-8565U: Ø514 (487.58-728.05)

In the Cinebench R15 individual tests, the Intel Core i5-8365U in the Dell Latitude 5300 can be expected to place itself between the more powerful Core i7-8665U and the predecessor Core i5-8265U. This applies to both single and multi-core performance.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
Intel Core i7-8565U
175 Points ∼80% +2%
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
Intel Core i7-8565U
175 Points ∼80% +2%
Dell Latitude 5300
Intel Core i5-8365U
171 Points ∼78%
Average Intel Core i5-8365U
  (163 - 171, n=4)
167 Points ∼77% -2%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
Intel Core i5-8265U
162 Points ∼74% -5%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
143 Points ∼66% -16%
Average of class Office
  (20 - 199, n=537)
112 Points ∼51% -35%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
Intel Core i7-8565U
685 Points ∼16% +23%
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
Intel Core i7-8565U
606 Points ∼14% +9%
Dell Latitude 5300
Intel Core i5-8365U
558 (min: 550.09, max: 609.81) Points ∼13%
Average Intel Core i5-8365U
  (515 - 580, n=4)
558 Points ∼13% 0%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
Intel Core i5-8265U
557 (min: 546, max: 658) Points ∼13% 0%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U
554 Points ∼13% -1%
Average of class Office
  (36 - 1050, n=544)
345 Points ∼8% -38%
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
558 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
56.2 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
171 Points
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System Performance

In the PCMark 8 benchmark, the Latitude 5300 reaches values in the midfield of our chosen comparison devices. The results of the PCMark 10 test are much better and give the Dell laptop a solid second place in our test field. In the "Essentials" discipline, the small business laptop can even achieve the best value.

During our test period, the Latitude 5300 demonstrated smooth system operation. Applications were started quickly and file access was possible without delay. We have not noticed any micro-stutters or the like either. The performance that other laptops achieved in our tests can be viewed on our CPU benchmark page.

PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
GeForce MX150, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3334 Points ∼28% +6%
Dell Latitude 5300
UHD Graphics 620, 8365U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
3154 Points ∼26%
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3142 Points ∼26% 0%
Average Intel Core i5-8365U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (2859 - 3403, n=4)
3117 Points ∼26% -1%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
3058 Points ∼26% -3%
Dell Latitude 3390
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 SATA
2731 Points ∼23% -13%
Average of class Office
  (320 - 3884, n=154)
2655 Points ∼22% -16%
Productivity
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7171 Points ∼74% +8%
Dell Latitude 5300
UHD Graphics 620, 8365U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
6623 Points ∼68%
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
GeForce MX150, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
6398 Points ∼66% -3%
Average Intel Core i5-8365U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6002 - 6623, n=4)
6358 Points ∼66% -4%
Dell Latitude 3390
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 SATA
5867 Points ∼61% -11%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
5836 Points ∼60% -12%
Average of class Office
  (1266 - 7964, n=154)
5479 Points ∼57% -17%
Essentials
Dell Latitude 5300
UHD Graphics 620, 8365U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
8863 Points ∼81%
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
8535 Points ∼78% -4%
Average Intel Core i5-8365U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (7842 - 8863, n=4)
8186 Points ∼74% -8%
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
GeForce MX150, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
7962 Points ∼72% -10%
Dell Latitude 3390
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 SATA
7526 Points ∼68% -15%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
7278 Points ∼66% -18%
Average of class Office
  (2683 - 9790, n=154)
6971 Points ∼63% -21%
Score
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
4138 Points ∼53% +1%
Dell Latitude 5300
UHD Graphics 620, 8365U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
4086 Points ∼53%
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
GeForce MX150, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3970 Points ∼51% -3%
Average Intel Core i5-8365U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3751 - 4086, n=4)
3871 Points ∼50% -5%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
3630 Points ∼47% -11%
Dell Latitude 3390
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 SATA
3541 Points ∼46% -13%
Average of class Office
  (803 - 4597, n=155)
3270 Points ∼42% -20%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Dell Latitude 3390
UHD Graphics 620, 8250U, SK hynix SC311 SATA
3797 Points ∼62% +7%
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
GeForce MX150, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3712 Points ∼61% +5%
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
UHD Graphics 620, 8565U, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
3587 Points ∼59% +1%
Dell Latitude 5300
UHD Graphics 620, 8365U, SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
3546 Points ∼58%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
UHD Graphics 620, 8265U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
3467 Points ∼57% -2%
Average Intel Core i5-8365U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (3146 - 3546, n=4)
3392 Points ∼56% -4%
Average of class Office
  (1169 - 4770, n=410)
3058 Points ∼50% -14%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3546 points
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Storage Devices

Dell installs a 512 GB SSD in our test model of the Latitude 5300. This provides very fast read and write speeds and deserves a place in the middle of our test field related to the competition. Our HDD/SSD benchmark page allows a comparison with the results achieved by other storage devices in our tests. 

Dell Latitude 5300
SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
Dell Latitude 3390
SK hynix SC311 SATA
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Average SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
 
Average of class Office
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-52%
-24%
47%
8%
1%
-31%
Write 4K
119.2
52.36
-56%
89.33
-25%
191.2
60%
149.2
25%
129 (114 - 165, n=7)
8%
95.4 (0.217 - 204, n=159)
-20%
Read 4K
41.43
24.71
-40%
37.4
-10%
53.07
28%
47.18
14%
44.7 (41.4 - 50.5, n=7)
8%
33.6 (0.176 - 166, n=159)
-19%
Write Seq
1240
484.1
-61%
608.2
-51%
1768
43%
749.8
-40%
1180 (635 - 1282, n=7)
-5%
706 (21.4 - 2714, n=158)
-43%
Read Seq
1668
548.3
-67%
1019
-39%
1710
3%
1137
-32%
1719 (1274 - 2065, n=7)
3%
996 (74 - 2827, n=158)
-40%
Write 4K Q32T1
381.7
329.9
-14%
487.9
28%
574.5
51%
749
96%
381 (287 - 478, n=7)
0%
268 (0.222 - 701, n=160)
-30%
Read 4K Q32T1
371.5
250.7
-33%
284.8
-23%
654.3
76%
478.7
29%
400 (261 - 550, n=7)
8%
287 (0.647 - 773, n=160)
-23%
Write Seq Q32T1
1369
508.3
-63%
872.1
-36%
2544
86%
1453
6%
1172 (662 - 1400, n=7)
-14%
900 (56.5 - 3280, n=160)
-34%
Read Seq Q32T1
2652
549.7
-79%
1635
-38%
3433
29%
1713
-35%
2651 (2515 - 2693, n=7)
0%
1621 (78.6 - 3561, n=160)
-39%
Write 4K Q8T8
350.5
387.3
735 (724 - 746, n=2)
864 (4.69 - 2067, n=16)
Read 4K Q8T8
359.7
756.6
703 (690 - 715, n=2)
901 (247 - 1525, n=16)
AS SSD
-61%
-8%
57%
16%
-2%
-446%
Copy Game MB/s
202.24
374.15
901.52
652 (362 - 905, n=6)
306 (17.5 - 1384, n=240)
Copy Program MB/s
137.36
292.16
402.43
427 (333 - 496, n=6)
181 (12.8 - 582, n=240)
Copy ISO MB/s
293.96
943.09
1404.23
1010 (757 - 1641, n=6)
488 (21.1 - 2625, n=240)
Score Total
2586
860
-67%
2234
-14%
4334
68%
3250
26%
2359 (1951 - 2680, n=8)
-9%
1357 (21 - 5169, n=365)
-48%
Score Write
1230
304
-75%
843
-31%
1879
53%
1468
19%
1029 (677 - 1298, n=8)
-16%
456 (8 - 2668, n=365)
-63%
Score Read
935
367
-61%
939
0%
1638
75%
1185
27%
910 (860 - 965, n=8)
-3%
602 (6 - 2251, n=365)
-36%
Access Time Write *
0.051
0.071
-39%
0.031
39%
0.021
59%
0.027
47%
0.0513 (0.051 - 0.053, n=8)
-1%
1.068 (0.021 - 34.1, n=393)
-1994%
Access Time Read *
0.057
0.093
-63%
0.046
19%
0.103
-81%
0.053
7%
0.047 (0.043 - 0.057, n=8)
18%
1.485 (0.025 - 32, n=390)
-2505%
4K-64 Write
1038.62
217.51
-79%
671.71
-35%
1459.01
40%
1251.44
20%
827 (486 - 1087, n=8)
-20%
302 (0.23 - 2280, n=394)
-71%
4K-64 Read
679.84
294.82
-57%
772.2
14%
1295.85
91%
1020.66
50%
667 (623 - 690, n=8)
-2%
448 (0.34 - 2072, n=394)
-34%
4K Write
117.44
51.34
-56%
119.08
1%
179.74
53%
126.18
7%
108 (97.9 - 124, n=8)
-8%
74.6 (0.21 - 182, n=394)
-36%
4K Read
43.02
23.88
-44%
40.31
-6%
48.31
12%
41.46
-4%
40 (24 - 44.7, n=8)
-7%
30 (0.4 - 112, n=394)
-30%
Seq Write
744.36
354.88
-52%
517.69
-30%
2406.73
223%
906.95
22%
939 (680 - 1209, n=8)
26%
502 (41.5 - 2531, n=395)
-33%
Seq Read
2123.49
479.54
-77%
1264.37
-40%
2933.75
38%
1223.82
-42%
2022 (1596 - 2340, n=8)
-5%
838 (42.5 - 2978, n=395)
-61%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-57% / -57%
-16% / -15%
52% / 53%
12% / 13%
-1% / -1%
-239% / -272%

* ... smaller is better

SK Hynix PC401 512GB M.2 (HFS512GD9TNG)
Sequential Read: 1735 MB/s
Sequential Write: 660.4 MB/s
512K Read: 1183 MB/s
512K Write: 636.8 MB/s
4K Read: 42.17 MB/s
4K Write: 122.3 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 377.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 403.3 MB/s

GPU Performance

In the Dell Latitude 5300, an Intel UHD Graphics 620 is responsible for image content representation. This graphics unit is only suitable for applications with low graphics demands and benefits greatly from the built-in memory. With the 32 GB of RAM operating in dual-channel mode, the 3DMark 11 result is slightly better than most other laptops with this GPU. The Latitude 5300 can thus almost match the Huawei MateBook 13, which is at the top of our test field.

The performance of other graphics cards compared to Intel's UHD Graphics 620 can be found in our GPU benchmark list.

3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8565U
3540 Points ∼100% +84%
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
1927 Points ∼54% 0%
Dell Latitude 5300
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8365U
1926 Points ∼54%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
1759 Points ∼50% -9%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (1235 - 2006, n=173)
1716 Points ∼48% -11%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1597 Points ∼45% -17%
Average of class Office
  (185 - 5332, n=661)
1322 Points ∼37% -31%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8565U
858 Points ∼100%
Average of class Office
  (76 - 1158, n=55)
483 Points ∼56%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (299 - 431, n=33)
358 Points ∼42%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
330 Points ∼38%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8565U
2851 Points ∼100%
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
1339 Points ∼47%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (557 - 1401, n=142)
1127 Points ∼40%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
1111 Points ∼39%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
1105 Points ∼39%
Average of class Office
  (138 - 4109, n=480)
1016 Points ∼36%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
NVIDIA GeForce MX150, Intel Core i7-8565U
18423 Points ∼100%
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i7-8565U
10255 Points ∼56%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (6910 - 11436, n=160)
9138 Points ∼50%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8265U
9058 Points ∼49%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel Core i5-8250U
8947 Points ∼49%
Average of class Office
  (1208 - 27117, n=526)
7051 Points ∼38%
3DMark 11 Performance
2165 points
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Gaming Performance

In games, the Dell Latitude 5300 also benefits from the generous main memory. Nevertheless, Intel's UHD Graphics 620 is not suitable for heavy games and in our test it can only manage older titles at medium graphics settings. Moreover, the Full HD resolution is a "no go".

What performance is expected in games from the built-in Intel UHD Graphics 620 can be found in our GPU game list.


BioShock Infinite
1920x1080 Ultra Preset, DX11 (DDOF)
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
30.5 fps ∼100% +168%
Dell Latitude 5300
Intel Core i5-8365U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
11.36 fps ∼37%
Average of class Office
  (1.8 - 54.8, n=258)
10.9 fps ∼36% -4%
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
10 fps ∼33% -12%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (4.5 - 17, n=150)
9.16 fps ∼30% -19%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
8.9 (min: 4, max: 15) fps ∼29% -22%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
8 fps ∼26% -30%
1366x768 High Preset
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
81.6 fps ∼100% +131%
Dell Latitude 5300
Intel Core i5-8365U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
35.34 fps ∼43%
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
34 fps ∼42% -4%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (8.1 - 35.9, n=159)
27.2 fps ∼33% -23%
Average of class Office
  (4.43 - 128, n=347)
27.2 fps ∼33% -23%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
25.8 (min: 4, max: 63) fps ∼32% -27%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
25.2 fps ∼31% -29%
1366x768 Medium Preset
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
95.7 fps ∼100% +129%
Dell Latitude 5300
Intel Core i5-8365U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
41.71 fps ∼44%
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
40 fps ∼42% -4%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (11.5 - 45.5, n=160)
32.5 fps ∼34% -22%
Average of class Office
  (5.6 - 145, n=368)
31.5 fps ∼33% -24%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
30.9 fps ∼32% -26%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
28.4 (min: 6, max: 58) fps ∼30% -32%
1280x720 Very Low Preset
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
Intel Core i7-8565U, NVIDIA GeForce MX150
147.1 fps ∼100% +83%
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
83 fps ∼56% +3%
Dell Latitude 5300
Intel Core i5-8365U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
80.32 fps ∼55%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (18.3 - 90.2, n=160)
60.5 fps ∼41% -25%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
59.1 fps ∼40% -26%
Average of class Office
  (12.2 - 208, n=374)
56.2 fps ∼38% -30%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
48 (min: 19, max: 102) fps ∼33% -40%
Dota 2 Reborn
1920x1080 high (2/3)
Average of class Office
  (5.5 - 69, n=45)
28.4 fps ∼100% +26%
Dell Latitude 5300
Intel Core i5-8365U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
22.5 (min: 20.7) fps ∼79%
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
22 (min: 20.5) fps ∼77% -2%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (17.9 - 23.4, n=28)
19.8 fps ∼70% -12%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
19.2 (min: 17.8) fps ∼68% -15%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
17.9 (min: 16.8) fps ∼63% -20%
1366x768 med (1/3)
Dell Latitude 5300
Intel Core i5-8365U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
51.4 (min: 45.7) fps ∼100%
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
50.2 (min: 45.8) fps ∼98% -2%
Average of class Office
  (9.7 - 89.8, n=53)
45.6 fps ∼89% -11%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (35.2 - 54.8, n=28)
44.3 fps ∼86% -14%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
42.9 (min: 38.5) fps ∼83% -17%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
40.6 (min: 36.6) fps ∼79% -21%
1280x720 min (0/3) fastest
Dell Latitude 5300
Intel Core i5-8365U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
81 (min: 71.6) fps ∼100%
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
Intel Core i7-8565U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
75.3 (min: 67.4) fps ∼93% -7%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
72 (min: 64.3) fps ∼89% -11%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (60.4 - 86, n=28)
71.6 fps ∼88% -12%
Average of class Office
  (21.3 - 131, n=53)
66.2 fps ∼82% -18%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
62.9 (min: 53.9) fps ∼78% -22%
X-Plane 11.11
1920x1080 high (fps_test=3)
Average of class Office
  (9.8 - 41.6, n=28)
17.9 fps ∼100% +24%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (10.7 - 19.1, n=22)
15 fps ∼84% +4%
Dell Latitude 5300
Intel Core i5-8365U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
14.4 fps ∼80%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
13.9 fps ∼78% -3%
1920x1080 med (fps_test=2)
Average of class Office
  (8.6 - 46.3, n=33)
18.2 fps ∼100% +12%
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
17.6 fps ∼97% +8%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (12 - 22.7, n=23)
17 fps ∼93% +4%
Dell Latitude 5300
Intel Core i5-8365U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
16.3 fps ∼90%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
15.4 fps ∼85% -6%
1280x720 low (fps_test=1)
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
25.4 fps ∼100% +1%
Average of class Office
  (7.1 - 55.3, n=36)
25.4 fps ∼100% +1%
Dell Latitude 5300
Intel Core i5-8365U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
25.1 fps ∼99%
Average Intel UHD Graphics 620
  (17.6 - 31.1, n=24)
24.9 fps ∼98% -1%
Dell Latitude 3390
Intel Core i5-8250U, Intel UHD Graphics 620
24.1 fps ∼95% -4%
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 80.32 41.71 35.34 11.36 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 81 51.4 22.5 19.7 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 25.1 16.3 14.4 fps

Emissions & Energy - Latitude 5300 Gets Very Warm Under Load

System Noise

The Latitude 5300 cannot be heard when idle or under light load. This makes it well suited for use in quiet environments. Under heavy load, however, the fans produce a uniform noise, but this can be hidden quite well at work.

Noise Level

Idle
28.8 / 28.8 / 29.8 dB(A)
Load
31.7 / 33.2 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
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: 28.8 dB(A)
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.727.3283032.7252724.828.725.4273125.427.126.42725.44026.627.528.126.326.65025.725.826.827.725.76322.924.623.224.222.98022.823.122.924.622.810022.62321.722.822.612522.522.422.622.422.516022.121.721.423.122.120022.322.822.622.822.325021.622.621.821.521.631520.521.122.321.520.540019.821.121.121.219.850020.120.92222.820.163019.220.221.123.319.280018.518.920.121.618.5100017.519.221.723.617.5125016.918.819.92216.916001617.72022.516200015.61719.521.815.6250015.316.618.821.515.3315015.216.117.919.915.2400015.216.418.42215.2500015.216.117.419.715.2630015.115.21616.915.1800015.215.215.516.115.2100001515.115.215.6151250014.814.914.91514.81600014.614.714.714.814.6SPL28.829.831.333.228.8N1.21.31.51.81.2median 16.9median 18.8median 20median 21.6median 16.9Delta2.82.72.71.52.8hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseDell Latitude 5300

Temperature

Stress test
Stress test

Our measurements show a maximum surface temperature of 24.7 °C (76.46 °F) at idle and up to 53 °C (127.4 °F) under load. The small Dell laptop feels very warm, especially in the back area of the bottom side. During our one-hour stress test, core temperatures jump above the 95-degree mark (203 °F) right from the start. The clock rates drop well below the base clock frequency. However, the cooling manages to stabilize the temperatures at around 80 °C (176 °F) and keep the CPU clock at just under 1 GHz until the end of the test.

While the stress test scenario should be virtually non-existent in practice, a sudden and heavy load on the system can still cause performance drops due to high temperatures inside the Dell Latitude 5300.

Max. Load
 42.9 °C
109 F
43 °C
109 F
37.1 °C
99 F
 
 38.4 °C
101 F
39.3 °C
103 F
31.4 °C
89 F
 
 27.5 °C
82 F
27.1 °C
81 F
25.3 °C
78 F
 
Maximum: 43 °C = 109 F
Average: 34.7 °C = 94 F
39.7 °C
103 F
53 °C
127 F
51.9 °C
125 F
28.1 °C
83 F
46.7 °C
116 F
45.4 °C
114 F
26.5 °C
80 F
29 °C
84 F
28.9 °C
84 F
Maximum: 53 °C = 127 F
Average: 38.8 °C = 102 F
Power Supply (max.)  36.8 °C = 98 F | Room Temperature 21 °C = 70 F | Voltcraft IR-900
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.7 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 29.4 °C / 85 F for the devices in the class Office.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 43 °C / 109 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 53 °C / 127 F, compared to the average of 36.4 °C / 98 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 23.3 °C / 74 F, compared to the device average of 29.4 °C / 85 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 27.5 °C / 81.5 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(±) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.1 °C / 82.6 F (+0.6 °C / 1.1 F).
Heat map of the top of the device under load
Heat map of the top of the device under load
Heat map of the bottom of the device under load
Heat map of the bottom of the device under load

Speakers

The speakers of the Dell Latitude 5300 provide a medium volume and a fairly unbalanced sound spectrum. The lower notes are a bit off and the high mids are over-represented. While loudspeakers may be suitable for occasional media content in quiet environments, external speakers or headphones are recommended. These can be connected to the Latitude 5300 via a combined 3.5 mm audio connection, which firmly accommodates the corresponding plugs and does not affect the sound quality in a negative way.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2029.429.32528.426.23128.427.74026.829.25025.127.16322.1278022.827.210023.632.812521.838.916022.247.420022.250.625020.349.431520.45140019.954.850019.757.163018.857.680018.366.6100017.168.7125017.164.8160016.463.5200015.760.2250015.558.4315015.361.5400015.354.9500015.358.7630015.363.1800015601000014.962.51250014.859.91600014.857.3SPL28.874.6N1.234.2median 17.1median 58.4Delta2.75.535.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseDell Latitude 5300Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Dell Latitude 5300 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (74.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 13.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.7% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.5% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (14.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 11% of all tested devices in this class were better, 3% similar, 86% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 21%, worst was 51%
Compared to all devices tested
» 13% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 84% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 1% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Power Consumption

Our measurements show a power consumption of at least 3.8 watts at idle and up to 63.1 watts under load, but only for a short time. In the course of the stress test, the power consumption then settles at around 36 watts.

The included AC adapter provides 65 watts of output power and is thus capable of supplying the Dell Latitude 5300 with enough energy at any time.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.45 / 0.87 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 3.8 / 6.9 / 7.5 Watt
Load midlight 41.4 / 63.1 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy

Battery Life

In our practical Wi-Fi test, Dell's business laptop achieves a runtime of 8 hours and 20 minutes. While this may allow for a full day's work without having a power outlet nearby, considering the capacity of 60 Wh, we expected a longer runtime.

With the supplied power adapter, the battery is fully charged after just over two hours.

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing 1.3
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-20R90071GE
8265U, UHD Graphics 620, 45 Wh
545 min ∼21% +9%
Asus ZenBook S13 UX392FN
8565U, GeForce MX150, 50 Wh
506 min ∼19% +1%
Dell Latitude 5300
8365U, UHD Graphics 620, 60 Wh
500 min ∼19%
Huawei Matebook 13-53010FYW
8565U, UHD Graphics 620, 41.7 Wh
419 min ∼16% -16%
Average of class Office
  (105 - 1104, n=355)
417 min ∼16% -17%
Dell Latitude 3390
8250U, UHD Graphics 620, 42 Wh
402 min ∼15% -20%
Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
8h 20min

Pros

+ compact dimensions
+ many business features
+ fast Wi-Fi
+ optional LTE and Wi-Fi 6

Cons

- battery life does not respond to the capacity
- high core temperatures under load

Verdict - Good Business Laptop for Everyday Office Use

In review: Dell Latitude 5300. Test model provided by: Dell Germany
In review: Dell Latitude 5300. Test model provided by: Dell Germany

The Dell Latitude 5300 proves itself in our test as a solid companion for everyday work. For business users, the many security features and connectivity options are particularly interesting. The maintenance possibilities and the smooth running system contribute to a good first impression. The input devices are not premium, but still very good.

The Dell Latitude 5300 offers many business features, but does not use its battery in an optimal way.

However, we really have to criticize the heat management and the comparatively short battery life. Although the Latitude 5300 will last a full day of work without external power, the battery size should allow for at least two hours more. The business laptop is quiet in daily operation due to its defensive fan control. On the other hand, when under heavier load, the temperatures rise quickly into a critical range and there are considerable limitations of clock rates. In normal office operation though, this should not be a problem.

Dell Latitude 5300 - 10/29/2019 v7
Mike Wobker

Chassis
80 / 98 → 81%
Keyboard
84%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
62 / 80 → 77%
Weight
71 / 20-75 → 92%
Battery
82%
Display
87%
Games Performance
52 / 78 → 66%
Application Performance
83 / 95 → 87%
Temperature
90%
Noise
97%
Audio
50%
Camera
45 / 85 → 53%
Average
74%
85%
Office - Weighted Average

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Reviews > Dell Latitude 5300 Laptop Review: A small business laptop with LTE
Mike Wobker, 2019-08-30 (Update: 2019-08-30)