The Latitude 5000 series offers mid-range business laptops. The Latitude 5310 is the current 13.3-inch model of the series. Compared to the previous model - the Latitude 5300 - hardly anything has changed. Dell has only replaced the Whiskey Lake processors for Comet Lake models. The Core i5-10310U processor found in the Latitude 5310 model provided to us offers more than enough computing power for office and Internet applications.
The laptop is designed for mobility and weighs just under 1.2 kg. The small laptop does not lack endurance. The built-in 60-Wh battery achieves a practical battery life of 12 to 17 hours. Energy can be recharged with the included USB Type-C power adapter or a proprietary Dell power adapter. The test device provided to us has a USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 port (DisplayPort via USB-C, Power Delivery) on board. According to Dell, a Thunderbolt 3 port is optionally available as an alternative.
The display (Full HD, IPS) scores points with a matte surface and stable viewing angles, acceptable color reproduction, and decent color-space coverage. Brightness and contrast are okay, but they should be much better on a device in this price range. Dell has an optional LTE modem available for the Latitude - our test device comes without a modem. One could be retrofitted, though. The LTE antennas and SIM card slot are available.
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