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

Foreword

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.Your computer will not be limited to technical specifications, so we have built a test plan according to the use you will make of it.We’ve put this Latitude E5530 through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
This article will help you make the right choice according to your needs.

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 in this spirit 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. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
With a 15.6 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. This model is designed the old-fashioned way, without a touch screen. It’s not mandatory, but it’s still an interesting technology; unfortunately it’s not Latitude E5530 equipped with it.
Nevertheless, the trackpad is intuitive and simple to use. 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. For a few euros more, it is possible to switch to more powerful processors. 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. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
The disk size of this laptop is among the smallest on the market. With only 240 Gb, Dell considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. And if really this point was blocking for you, you can always buy an external hard drive and plug it into the usb port.
Additional point concerning autonomy: 7 hours of tranquility. This laptop is in the middle of the range for its autonomy. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.

The Latitude E5530- the right model for streaming and videos ?

You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Dell offers the Latitude E5530 perfect for that. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this 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.
The laptop from .Dell is imposing by its size. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15.6 inches, and it has a good 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.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
On the sound side, it Latitude E5530 has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. 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. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics 5500 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Regarding the connectivity part, Dell has made efforts with available 3 ports. That makes it one with the biggest number of ports compared to what’s on the market right now. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
Finally concerning the battery life, you will have time before you have to think about reconnecting the power cable. 7 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see. 

Latitude E5530 the right choice for travelling connected ?

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. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
It Latitude E5530 is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.7 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. For 15.6 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
Thin, lightweight laptops such as this Latitude E5530 do not generally have touch screens. If you’re only doing it with the mouse, don’t forget it in the satchel. Another possibility is to use the trackpad on the keyboard.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The viewing is up to the mark.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
At the same time, the laptop processor Intel Core i5-3230M is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
Note that like all manufacturers, Dell is optimistic about the autonomy of this Latitude E5530. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
As for the autonomy , the batteries will allow you to use it for about 7 hours.
In order to reduce the risk of breakage while on the move, this model is equipped with a 240 Gb SSD hard drive. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. Thanks to this, Dell was able to almost completely eliminate the noise caused by the rotation of the platters and the movements of the read/write heads existing on conventional disks.For those who do not have enough space on the disk, it will be necessary to go through the option of a subscription on the cloud; the price decreases regularly.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. 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.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not Latitude E5530 really made for travelling.

Latitude E5530 the right choice for audio or video editing ?

Considering that the assembly that you intend to carry out is of the range of leisure, this Latitude E5530 can suit you. Even for an amateur level, editing and creating music requires processor speed and sufficient RAM. Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Intel Core i5-3230M does best. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 240 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The Latitude E5530 allows a price reduction with this choice, with an available space of 240 Gb. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
In terms of autonomy,the Dellkept it simple. The available battery life is of 7 hours in standard conditions of use, which means keeping the charger close at hand because the audio-visual assembly consumes a lot of power. However, it’s still a decent average range.
For the connector part, the Latitude E5530has the USB3 format. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
This is a good product to start doing audio-visual editing. You will also be able to use it every day to browse the internet. A sensible choice for a product in this price range.

Latitude E5530 for video games?

It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. 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.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. 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.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. A good compromise that justifies the choice of this model.
On the question of hard drive size, this model is not very good.240 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
For online gaming, it Latitude E5530 has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
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. And save this one for more classic uses, like surfing the net.

Latitude E5530 for office automation ?

Access on efficiency, this Latitude E5530 is part of the laptops provided for office automation. It is a mature product.
Dell has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10 Pro, last generation.
Neither too heavy nor too light. In short, an average laptop with 1.7 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
This computer was really designed for office use. On the right-hand side you will find a number pad.
Thanks to the matt treated screen surface, there is almost no reflection of direct sunlight or lamps in the offices. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
It’s one of the smallest backup spaces, with 240 Gb. 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.
Ultimately, this Latitude E5530 is an intermediate choice. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.

The Latitude E5530 – in summary

The conclusion of the test Latitude E5530 is that almost all its specifications are below the others. It’s not expensive, but it’s almost too much considering its low power.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– travel use
– playing video games
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– office tasks