Dell Latitude 5530

Dell Latitude 5530

Dell Latitude 5530

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Operating Noise:
4.4
GENERAL USE: Good7.5/10
GAMING/3D: Fair6.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.0/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.6/10
BATTERY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.3/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.3/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The Dell Latitude 5530 is a premium business laptop with a lower midrange price offering a 15.6-inch IPS display, suitable for general work with a balance of performance and portability. It's powered by an Intel i5 processor with integrated Iris Xe graphics, making it capable for typical office tasks and some light graphics work, but it's not ideal for intensive gaming or high-end 3D/machine learning tasks. It has 256GB of storage and 16GB RAM, which should be ample for everyday use. The laptop is relatively light, weighing 3.5 pounds, and it has a decent battery life, supporting typical usage for around 9 hours on a single charge. It includes a good array of ports including USB-C with charging capability, although it lacks Thunderbolt 3 or 4. It has a backlit keyboard with a number pad, a fingerprint reader for security, and comes with Windows 11 Pro pre-installed. If you require a laptop for general business tasks with good build quality and keyboard, the Latitude 5530 is a solid choice; if you expect to run engineering software or require high-end graphics performance, you may need to look at other options with more specialized hardware. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good portability and battery life
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Good build and heat management
  • Multiple USB-C and Thunderbolt ports
Cons
  • Limited storage capacity
  • Average display colors and brightness
  • Not suitable for intensive 3D tasks
  • No hardware ray tracing or DLSS

Ratings by Category

Operating Noise:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
4.3
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use:
4.2
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Engineering & Design:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software engineering, graphic design, photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.5
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
3.4
The Dell Latitude 5530 offers modest capabilities for gaming and 3D tasks, as it comes with an integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU, which provides decent graphics power but falls short of dedicated gaming GPUs, and a standard screen refresh rate of 60Hz, which is suitable for everyday tasks but may not deliver the smoothest experience for fast-paced gaming or high-frame-rate 3D applications.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$919
Brand
Dell
Release Date
January 05 2022
Operating System
Windows 11 Pro
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 9.2'' x 0.87''
Weight
3.5 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1245U
Overall CPU Score
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7/10
Graphics
Iris Xe
Overall GPU Score
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2.4/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 1080
General Use Screen Score
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6.5/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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6.2/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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6.3/10
Diagonal Size
15.6"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
0
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 hours
Battery Capacity
58 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
720p
Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Fingerprint Reader
No
Number Pad
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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