Dell Latitude D520
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Latitude D520
Source: Notebookreview.com Archive.org version
Overall I am very pleased with Dell Latitude D520. While this particular configuration lacks in high end bells and whistles like a top of the line processor or dedicated graphics, it does offer an excellent balance of power and capability housed in a way that I feel confident will last through the years of use and abuse I am sure it is going to see. Not every user is as gentle with their notebooks as I am, and I'm sure this one will put up with nearly everything that can be thrown at it. Failing that, at least it has 3 years of CompleteCare warranty with Next Business Day service. If something terrible happens and the machine is immersed in a frozen pond or attacked by a vicious wolverine, the important data will have been backed up using the included DVD writer and the excellent warranty will take care of the rest.
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Verarbeitung solid, Leistung gut, Ergonomie gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2006
Rating: performance: 85% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
Source: Tech Advisor Archive.org version
If you're in the market for a well-built, functional and versatile business laptop, you could do worse than the D520. The beauty of the Latitude is in its simplicity – and its low price tag. Provided you don't want it to double up as an entertainment tool, the Latitude has everything that a good business laptop should have: a good turn of speed, long battery life and high build quality. The price tag should please, too.
minimal ausgestatteter Kurz-Test; online abrufbar
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/21/2006
Source: vnunet.com Archive.org version
A fair bit bulkier than its svelte sibling the Latitude D620, the Latitude D520 is Dell's latest notebook aimed at budget-conscious businesses. The D520 has a choice of processors. If you don’t fancy the standard Intel Core Duo T2300 (1.66GHz), as supplied with this review sample, you can choose from T2400 (1.83GHz) and two Celeron M models - the 420 and 430 (1.6GHz and 1.73GHz respectively). It comes with 512MB of 667MHz DDR2 memory as standard, but there are options to buy more should you feel the need. An extra 512MB will cost you just under £100. The 15in XGA panel has a native resolution of 1,024 x 768, but if the budget will stretch to it it’s well worth paying the extra £49 to get the SXGA+ panel with its 1,400 x 1,050 resolution; this will give you a fair bit more room to work with.
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(von 5): 3, Preis/Leistung 3, Ausstattung 3, Ergonomie 3
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/03/2006
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% features: 60% ergonomy: 60%
Source: CNet Archive.org version
The D520 is the latest member of Dell's corporate-focused Latitude line to get a tune-up. Following in the footsteps of the thin-and-light D620 and the midsize D820, the D520 now features Intel Core Duo processors and a slightly enhanced case design. With these changes, the D520 delivered faster mobile performance and markedly better battery life than its predecessor. Unfortunately, the system retains its 15-inch standard aspect display--a dying breed among laptops (most of today's portables have wide-aspect screens, which we prefer).
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6.2 von 10
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/02/2006
Rating: Total score: 62%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN Archive.org version
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 75% performance: 76% features: 77% display: 52% mobility: 65% ergonomy: 86%
Source: ZDNet DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/02/2006
Rating: Total score: 62% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 60% ergonomy: 60%
Source: Connect DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 85% features: 70% ergonomy: 78%
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.
Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)
T2300: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14 inch display size represents a middle ground between the small subnotebook formats and the screens of the standard 15 inch laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, provides good resolutions with usable detail sizes, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact.
In the past, 14-inch devices were very rare, but now they are the standard for laptops after the 15-inchers.» 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.
67.2%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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