Analysis of the Latitude E5530 – Intel Core i5-3230M from Dell.

In a few words

Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
The detail of our analysis in this article.

Latitude E5530 the right choice for surfing the internet?

Considering that your use of a computer is simple (surfing the internet, writing e-mails and/or letters, doing calculations on an Excel spreadsheet), it is important to focus on a laptop that is both of high quality and strong enough to last over time.The objective is to ensure the proper execution of the tasks you request.
It is to respond to this type of need that Dell has developed this Latitude E5530.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. When you get used to it, you can see that the equipment is of good quality.
It’s a big screen that you have: 15.6 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. Even if it is not equipped with a touch screen, this model is still easy to use. It’s a shame because, when you get this Latitude E5530 on your lap, you’ll see that it’s not so easy to move the cursor with the touchpad.
However, the materials seem to be of good quality. An important parameter for those whose laptop is not a daily work tool but who wish to make it last for several years; Dell thought it over carefully in this case.
The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Core i5-3230M; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. In the end, you shouldn’t ask too much of this computer, otherwise you’ll get annoyed by its slowness when you launch several applications in parallel. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. For those who regularly work on a public or private cloud, the available 240 gigabytes will be enough. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but if you need to, remember to have a USB key with you.
In the end, with an autonomy of 7 hours, you won’t have too much time to surf the web. This is standard for this range of laptops, and for the type of battery it is equipped with. Because of this last point, you can either switch to a competitor’s laptop or always have the product plugged in; it’s up to you.

Is Latitude E5530 one for watching movies and listening to music ?

This Latitude E5530 is an interesting option for anyone who uses laptops to view movies, photos, or listen to music. Not the best, however it is one of the models existing in a tight price range.
It is sometimes complicated to choose among all the laptops, which ones are specifically designed for this type of use; this section is made to identify if this model is made for you.
For this model, Dell thought big. Large by size, with 15.6 inches and a high resolution of 1366×768. Because of its wide screen, it is perfectly designed for watching movies. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 1.7 kg.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. On the other hand, it will be annoying for regular use in a dark room. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
For the sound part, the Latitude E5530 is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Core i5-3230M that is several years old now. As a result, in the important calculation phase, it may be a little brighter, and will consume more energy. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel HD Graphics 5500, which with 8 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.It’s better than the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
As for battery life, it Latitude E5530 can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. Dell promises 7 hours of battery life; that’s about average. 

The Latitude E5530- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?

It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Latitude E5530 to be easily carried around. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this Latitude E5530 of 1.7 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. With its 15.6 inches, the screen will however render a large image.
If you prefer the touch screen mode, you will be disappointed by this Latitude E5530. If you’re only doing it with the mouse, don’t forget it in the satchel. Or you’ll have to deal with the trackpad.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
With the installation of the processor Intel Core i5-3230M, the power consumption is rather important.
The result is a poorer autonomy. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
Concerning the battery part, the autonomy is correct with 7 hours before the breakdown.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 240 Gb SSD hard drive. SSDs are much faster and lighter, and have no moving parts. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. The reason for this is its size; with 15.6 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Latitude E5530 for travel use.

The Latitude E5530 to make audio or video editing. 

If your main professional activity is not audio or video editing, but you are looking for a laptop that can meet this need for your hobbies, then this Latitude E5530 is the right choice. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; Of course, it is not at the level of what is done for professionals, but it responds well anyway.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Core i5-3230M that is almost obsolete. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. The advantage is the speed of starting and execution, but the disadvantage is the shorter lifetime of the disk. The Latitude E5530 has only got one, with total 240 Gb storage for your movies and music. It is nevertheless one of the good laptops in terms of storage, compared to its competitors.
As far as autonomy is concerned, it’s not extraordinary. For 7 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
For the connector part, the Latitude E5530has the USB3 format. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. This standard allows transmission speeds of up to 5 Gbit per second, about ten times faster than USB 2.0.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing. If necessary, it can be used for word processing and e-mails. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.

Latitude E5530 for video games?

Some laptops with sufficient performance, the right processors and the latest graphics cards can afford to gamble. Clearly, if your only need is to play games with this Latitude E5530, it may be better to go to other models. The Dell technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.With 240 Gb it Latitude E5530is below the average of the other laptops of the moment.
For Wi-Fi technology, Dell decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.7 Kg and is 15.6 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
For the autonomy, it is in the average of the other laptops, that is to say about 7 hours.
In short, an average rendering that makes this Latitude E5530 a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.

Latitude E5530 the right choice for office automation ?

Access on efficiency, this Latitude E5530 is part of the laptops provided for office automation. It is a mature product.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. It is equipped with Windows 10 Pro.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. Average weight, with 1.7 Kg.
Key spacing will be important for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
Under normal conditions of use, i.e. during the day, you will have no difficulty with the absence of a backlit keyboard.
The storage of this model, 240 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you are used to backing up everything locally, you will have to think about adding an external hard drive, because the hard drive Latitude E5530can be quickly filled.
In conclusion, this laptop is interesting. Well placed in terms of price, it will meet your needs for office use.

What about the Latitude E5530 ?

This Latitude E5530 will be a one-time choice, and for moderate use. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– playing video games
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks