Dell Latitude 3510 vs 5510: Which To Buy?

dell latitude 3510 vs latitude 5510

The Dell Latitude 3510 and Latitude 5510 are compared here. Both the laptops are 15-inch and the latest one with 10th gen processor. Here, we will see which one is better in overall performance.

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Dell Latitude 15 3510Dell Latitude 15 5510
PROSPROS
Low noise emissions.
Good battery life.
Great upgradability.
Fingerprint reader in option.
One of the best keyboards on a laptop.
Long battery life.
CONSCONS
Mushy keyboard.
Dim low-contrast display.
Performance drops under load.
A bit pricey.

SPECIFICATIONS

DISPLAYDELL LATITUDE 15 3510DELL LATITUDE 15 5510
Type15.6 inch HD TN 220 nits 60HZ anti-glare display,
15.6 inch FHD WVA 220nits 60HZ Anti-glare display
15.6 inch HD WLED 220nits 60HZ 25ms display,
15.6 inch FHD WLED 220nits 60HZ 25ms display,
15.6 inch FHD WLED 220nits 60HZ 35ms display
Resolution1366 x 768, 1920 x 10801366 x 768, 1920 x 1080
LCD Backlight TechnologyLED-BacklitWLED-Backlit
PROCESSORDELL LATITUDE 15 3510DELL LATITUDE 15 5510
CPUIntel Celeron 5205U Processors, 10th Generation Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10310U, Intel Core i7-10510U10th Generation Intel Core i3-10110U, Intel Core i5-10210U, Intel Core i5-10310U, Intel Core i7-10610U, Intel Core i7-10810U
Clock Speed (Turbo boost)1.9 GHz, 4.1 GHz, 4.2 GHz, 4.4 GHz, 4.9 GHz4.1 GHz, 4.2 GHz, 4.4 GHz, 4.9 GHz (vPro)
Cache2MB, 4MB, 6MB, 8MB, cache4MB, 6MB, 8MB, 12MB cache
MEMORYDELL LATITUDE 15 3510DELL LATITUDE 15 5510
Speed2400MHz, 2667MHz3200MHz, 2400 MHz
TechnologyDDR4DDR4
Size4GB to 32GB4GB to 32GB
HARD DRIVEDELL LATITUDE 15 3510DELL LATITUDE 15 5510
Storage1TB HDD, 500GB HDD, and upto 512GB SSDUpto 1 TB
Spindle Speed2.5-in. 5400 rpm, hard drive, 2.5-in. 7200 rpm, hard drive, M.2 2230/2280 solid-state drive, M.2 2280 Intel Optane Memory2.5 in. 5400/7200 hard drive, M.2 2230 solid-state drive, M.2 2280 solid-state drive
AUDIO & VIDEODELL LATITUDE 15 3510DELL LATITUDE 15 5510
Graphic ProcessorIntel UHD Graphics, NVIDIA GeForce MX230 GDDR5 (Discrete)Intel UHD Graphics, AMD Radeon RX 640
SoundRealtek ALC3204, 2 x 2W speakersRealtek ALC3204 with Waves MaxxAudio Pro
CameraStill image: 0.92 megapixel, Video: 1280 x 720 (HD) at 30 fpsStill image: 2 megapixel,
Video: HD resolution (1280 x 720) at 30 fps
OPERATING SYSTEMDELL LATITUDE 15 3510DELL LATITUDE 15 5510
TypeWindows 10 Professional (64-bit)Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Professional
CONNECTIONSDELL LATITUDE 15 3510DELL LATITUDE 15 5510
PortsOne USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port with DisplayPort alt mode/Power Delivery,
One USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port with PowerShare,
One USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port,
One USB 2.0 Type-A port,
One Flip-down RJ 45 10/100/1000 Mbps,
One Universal Audio Jack,
One Wedge shaped lock slot,
One HDMI 1.4 port
Two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A port,
One USB 3.2 Type-A with PowerShare port,
One USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C port with DisplayPort Alt Mode/Thunderbolt 3,
One Flip-down RJ-45 port,
One headset (headphone and microphone combo) port,
One HDMI 1.4b port,
One DisplayPort 1.2 port over USB Type-C,
One security-cable slot (wedge-shaped),
uSIM card slot
Memory cardMicroSD 3.0 card slotMicroSD card reader
COMMUNICATIONSDELL LATITUDE 15 3510DELL LATITUDE 15 5510
Wireless ProtocolQualcomm QCA61x4A Wi-Fi 5 (Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wave 2) & Bluetooth 5.0,
Intel AX201 Wi-Fi 6 (WiFi 802.11ax) & Bluetooth 5.1
Qualcomm QCA61X4A Wi-Fi 5 (WiFi 802.11ac) & Bluetooth 5,
Intel Wi-Fi AX201 Wi-Fi 6 (WiFi 802.11 ax) & Bluetooth 5.1
Wired ProtocolEthernetEthernet
BATTERYDELL LATITUDE 15 3510DELL LATITUDE 15 5510
Capacity40 WHr or 53 WHr42 WHr, 51 WHr, 68 WHr
Cells
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTDELL LATITUDE 15 3510DELL LATITUDE 15 5510
Width14.23 in14.14 in
Depth9.76 in9.3 in
Height0.71 in0.83-0.88 in
Weight3.95 lbs4.01 lbs
MISCELLANEOUSDELL LATITUDE 15 3510DELL LATITUDE 15 5510
Color
KeyboardSingle pointing non-backlit Dual pointing backlit
AVAILABLE OPTIONSOption-1
Option-2
Option-3
Option-4
Option-5
Option-1
Option-2
Option-3
Option-4
Option-5

INTRODUCTION:

Dell Latitude 3510

Latitude compared to Inspiron is targeted at business users and therefore is pricier than the Inspiron because this is nicer, it’s a little thinner and better in performance supposedly.

Dell Latitude 5510

This is a new 2020 model and this laptop definitely brings some very interesting features. This is a 15-inch business laptop and as this is from the 5000 series, most people prefer this one as their business laptop because this neither comes under too low series nor topo high series.

Dell Latitude 3510

DESIGN:

Dell Latitude 3510

Even though it weighs around four pounds it still doesn’t feel bulky but it’s evenly weighted on all sides and I could single-handedly carry it around. Although simple, it doesn’t feel for this period of time, so we don’t have the regular silver or glossy black on this laptop like the Inspirons usually get but the dark grey on this feels much nicer for the whole look and feel of this laptop, especially this matte finish you get on this one. You can open it up single-handedly and the system turns on and you can disable the auto-on function if you wish to do so. There’s no wobble in the screen or deck while opening and it can tilt back all the way flat.

For the keyboard, it’s backlit with two levels of brightness. Keys are clean, they feel rubber soft but actually are plastic. There’s not much of a travel distance but it’s reasonable for typing. There’s good feedback on this keyboard. You also have a full Numpad at your disposal in case. The touchpad is accurate with no hiccups, the feel on the touchpad definitely makes it sweat-free to use for longer periods.

Dell Latitude 5510

Build quality-wise, it’s premium, it’s really good. It’s probably the best out of all the other laptops as a business laptop. It’s basically metal, and it feels so durable and this thing will definitely last for several years. Pretty much the entire chassis is basically metal, there aren’t really that much plastic parts. This is also a touch screen as well.

The trackpad is also completely metal and they’re also dedicated buttons. The trackpad is also pretty accurate using windows precision drivers which is also great as well. The keyboard is also very high quality, easy to type, it’s also backlit which you can turn it on by hitting the f5 key or turn it off by doing that again. It’s also very comfortable to type on and the palm rest area is very nice.

DISPLAY:

Dell Latitude 3510

The screen is 15.6 inch which sadly is not a full HD screen and not the brightest either with 220 nits of brightness but it should be sufficient for indoor use, work, and casual media consumption. However, it does have wide viewing angles and there is no reflection. So, visibility is clear and it’s an anti-glare screen. Thin bezels on the side giving it more room to the viewing area but on one thick bezel right on the top with the camera and mic for video calls.

Dell Latitude 5510

The display is somewhat above average but not the best quality. Color accuracy is acceptable, it’s a little bit above average but not the best. It comes with a 300 nits display, so it may not matter because it’s just a business laptop and you may not really take advantage of the screen display quality unless if you do video editing. The screen is 60 hertz with a mediocre response time but that’s pretty much what you expect because really only gaming laptops have those high refresh rates and those low response times.

Dell Latitude 5510

FEATURES:

Dell Latitude 3510

In the Latitude 3510 laptop, we have 10th gen Intel i3-10110U, i5-10210U, i5-10310U, i7-10510U processor. You do get a discrete GPU of NVIDIA MX230 with the integrated UHD graphics. In storage, you get both the HDD and SDD, you can choose whatever you want. 

We do have a fingerprint built-in on the touch power button to turn it on manually. Now, it’s quiet to turn on and not that slow at bootup as well even with the conventional 5400 RPM hard drive.

You do get ample ports of almost all sorts mainly AC 3.2 gen1 display port which is also your power delivery, and a USB 3.2 gen1 power share port along with that you have HDMI. On the right, you have ethernet USB 3.2, a USB 2, headphone microphone jack with a micro SD card reader.

Dell Latitude 5510

This laptop comes with different specs depending on the specific model you buy from. You can actually configure it within the Dell website if you wish. The model we have comes with an intel i5 10th gen 10310U, 4 core 8 thread processor. It also has a 6-megabyte cache and a base clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz and a boost clock speed of 4.4 gigahertz.

It also has built-in integrated Intel UHD graphics. It’s also got 16 GB of DDR4 non-ECC memory. Fortunately, it only comes with one 16 GB stick, so it’s going to be one time 16 single channel only. So, if you want to take advantage of dual-channel I just recommend getting another 16 GB stick which will get it to 32 gigabytes and that will be dual channel. It also comes with the M.2 SSD, this has one terabyte PCIe NVMe SSD but the storage will vary depending on which model you get and it has the 68 watt-hour battery.

For the ports, on the right side, there’s an SD card reader, an audio jack, two USB-A ports, an HDMI port, an ethernet jack cable, and on the left side, there’s a power cord, a USB-C port which does support Thunderbolt 3, and another USB-A port, and the vents where the fans could blow out.

Dell Latitude 3510

PERFORMANCE:

Dell Latitude 3510

It packs enough performance with its basic but suitable 10210U processor. However, this variant has only 4GB RAM and 1 terabyte 5400 RPM hard drive. You can choose for more RAM and SSD if you wish. You have two RAM slots and you can upgrade the RAM up to 32GB, I would suggest you opt for an SSD version with 8GB RAM. Your most office business tasks should have no trouble running.

Now, this laptop peaked at 100 degrees with 100% CPU loads when I ran the Cinebench 15 on it and it averaged at 90 degrees, so that’s a little too much. One of the reasons behind it probably is having intakes on the back and the dissipation at the bottom. Since this is a thin and lean design, there’s not much room for the laptop to dissipate the hot air coming up from the laptop itself which is why a little assist at the bottom does help the laptop run cooler and perform better.

Dell Latitude 5510

For the specs, it’s really more than enough to do everyday tasks such as web browsing, checking emails, and sometimes even doing some light gaming, even if you have a bunch of processors running in the background or a bunch of tabs open in a browser, it’s still not going to lag, 16 GB of RAM is just more than enough though. It doesn’t have a dedicated video card, it can still do some light gaming, it can run it at over 200 fps. However, if you switch to Overwatch or Rocket League, it’s still very playable at around 50 to 60 fps. So, as long as you’re not going to play those really resource-intensive games like AAA titles that are new like Assassin’s creed or Flight Simulator, then some light gaming can be possible on this laptop.

BATTERY:

Dell Latitude 3510

The three cell 40 watt-hour battery will give you reasonable battery life for your work hours. This may give you around 6 to 7 hours of battery life at a light-to-moderate use. You can also get a 53-watt hour battery if you purchase the high-end model in Latitude 3510.

Dell Latitude 5510

In this, you get three variations of a battery; 42 Watt-hour, 51-watt hour, and 68-watt hour. You can get batteries according to your purchase. If you buy lower-end models then you’ll get a 42WHr battery and likewise, if you buy a higher-end model, you’ll get a 68WHr battery. The battery life depends on which battery you use and for what work you use the laptop. Overall, you can expect around 6 hours minimum battery life at light usage.

Dell Latitude 5510

WHICH TO BUY?

We do know SSD is more than double the price of a hard drive but the reason why people are buying the Latitude in the first place is for business purpose and I don’t think they would be happy with the laptop which is capable otherwise but due to slower drive and less RAM unable to deliver optimal performance and they wouldn’t mind paying a $50 extra on top of a $750 laptop if it guarantees a smooth performance, especially for their business needs. The Latitude 3510 has HDD for base models, you can only get SSD if you buy the high-end model in the Latitude 3510. Unless you can get the Latitude 5510 at a really good price and sale, then I don’t really recommend it. As a personal computer just for home use, this Latitude 5510 laptop really isn’t going to be worth it as is intended for business purposes.

In my opinion, I think the Latitude 5510 is better to buy as its performance is good. If you see the Latitude 5510 on discount or any decreased price, then you should definitely buy the 5510.