The test device's idle power consumption is between 10.5 watts (energy saving, lowest brightness) and 16.4 watts (high performance, maximum brightness). The E-View Laptop Stand features enhanced adjustment design, which allows easy movement for both height and distance. Yes, and the new Sandy Bridge CPU architecture and Optimus GPU switching can't change that, either. This wasn't the case in the HD alternative (lower brightness). The fast rotating hard disk (Seagate ST9500420AS, 500GB) manages to achieve higher data throughput rates than the 5400 rpm alternative. That is already a strong result that is clearly superior to the i5 version (6629 points). When the fan turns up to its highest speed during CPU/GPU load, it does so very carefully and never gets louder than 38.7 dB(A). Celeron, Intel, the Intel logo, Intel Atom, Intel Core, Intel Inside, the Intel Inside logo, Intel vPro, Intel Evo, Intel Optane, Intel Xeon Phi, Iris, Itanium, MAX, Pentium, and Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Latitude E-Family laptops combine world-class design with durability to perform, wherever business takes you. Colors look brilliant and vivid despite the matt surface. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Control who has access to your data with Dell ControlVault™, Dell Data Protection Access, contactless smart card and fingerprint reader login access options. The CPU bids all functions of the Sandy Bridge architecture. Moreover, Dell doesn't exploit the possible core clock of 810 MHz and sets it to 740 MHz. But there are drawbacks in comparison to the E6520's Core i5 version. The difference to the HD screen (1366x768) isn't vast (picture three), but is enough to speak of a (near) sRGB coverage. The NVS 4200M  is faster than the incorporated Intel HD Graphics 3000 by 10 to 40%, depending on the game. The backlight illuminates the display with an average of 306 cd/m2. We selected an illuminated keyboard for the configuration at hand. In return, the HDD has a louder basic noise. We merely measure 34.1 dB(A) when only the NVS 4200M is calculating. The technical difference to the less expensive version we tested first can be seen in the following details: We would refer to the E6520 i5/HD review for matters concerning workmanship, input devices, interfaces and configuration details. Detailed review of the Dell Latitude E6520 i7/FHD (Intel Core i7 2620M, NVIDIA NVS 4200M, 15.6", 3 kg) with numerous measurements, benchmarks, and ratings The stereo speakers located on the front create midrange-heavy sounds and neglect the deep pitches. The E6520 earns the rating, VERY GOOD (89%) primarily due to its matt Full HD display that the manufacturer, Dell, calls Premium Panel. There was no CPU throttling during the stress test (multi core / single core; 4x2.9, short term 4x3.2 GHz / 1 x 3.2 GHz). Additionally, there is a slightly better application performance due to the 7200 rpm hard disk, the Nvidia NVS 4200M and the Core i7 dual core. Thus, the 15.6 incher is particularly suitable for display screen equipment workers. The small color spectrum and the weak viewing angles don't really fit into the image of a high-quality business all-rounder. This CPU/GPU team is supported by an 8 GB DDR3 main memory (2x4096 MB). The fingerprint can be set up for the system login within a few minutes with Dell's Data Protection Access tool and without an IT department (several fingers possible). It supports PureVideo HD (VP4) for decoding HD Videos (H.264, VC1, MPEG-2, Full Spec BluRay Decode) in the entertainment field. Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU, Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight. The 5400 rpm alternative was considerably quieter (30 dB(A)). However, the sound is impressive for an undemanding office laptop. The brightness can be set to four levels plus off via the function key. We have filmed the viewing angle deviations in a video to illustrate them. The i7-2620 (2.7 GHz) achieves 4371 points in processing, which is only marginally more than the i5-2540M in the basic E6520 (4228). Is the i5-2540M (2x2.6 GHz) sufficient or should the optional Core i7 2720QM (4x2.2 GHz) be preferred? Enjoy seamless integration into your IT environment and rest easy knowing that Latitude E-Family laptops — and your company data — are secure and protected anywhere in the world. What was closer to becoming a product tester? Rendering a DVD create a tolerable 35 dB(A). Sorry, this item is not available anymore for purchase online. Nvidia's Optimus technology ensures an uninterrupted switching. This is a bit more than the i5-2540M (also 4 threads) with 9154 points. We use the 32bit version because the E6520 was only equipped with an i5-2540M (2x2.6 GHz). Since 2007 I have been following the world of Windows laptops and convertibles. The temperatures during load have increased considerably, but remain to be acceptable. The reason for the noise is the constant basic noise of the 7200 rpm hard disk. Discuss: Dell Latitude E6520 - 15.6" - Core i7 2620M - Windows 7 Pro 64-bit - 4 GB RAM - 320 GB HDD Series Sign in to comment. Windows 7 Professional Offering the latest generation quad core processing, discrete graphics and a 15" full HD, touch-enabled display, the redesigned Dell Latitude™ E6520 is ideal for professionals looking for a stable and durable laptop that is easy to carry on the go. Merely a short charge time of not quite two hours passed until we could resume with our battery life tests. That however doesn't result in restrictions (see pictures). The new E-Flat Panel Stand offers wider horizontal swivel angles and an automatic weight-regulated height adjustment mechanism that makes adjusting the height of your panel as easy as a gentle push. video rendering, picture editing) you should prefer the quad core. Encrypted data transfer between the card and reader is possible (RFID). This level also applies during constant multi core processor load (Prime95). The results look different when all cores are calculating (closer to reality). Potential buyers will therefore likely be curious about the premium configuration of the Dell Latitude E6520. There are deviations toward the top with up to 321 cd/m2. Upgrade or service key components conveniently via one single access door. If you are flirting with the offered HD++ resolution, you might find the same high quality due to the same specification "Premium Panel" named there. If you want to effectively prevent slow accessing you should definitely select the SSD option (256 GB). Our test device can even be found on the virtual shelves of various online shops for not exactly cheap 1685 euros. HDTune (81 MB/s read) and CrystalDiskMark 3.0 (87 MB/s read) show good throughputs. In the past few days, the Dell Latitude E6520 went through our tests in its basic configuration with a Core i5-2540M, Intel HD Graphics 3000 (IGP) and a slow rotating hard disk. It's not much of a surprise that the Latitude E6520's premium version scores better than the basic version with a weaker CPU, slower hard disk, incorporated GPU and color weaker HD screen (Rating: GOOD 87%) in our tests. This shrinks to good six hours in the E6520 i7/NVS 4200M/FHD. The system consumes 87 watts in the stress test when the CPU uses its turbo and the GPU is processing at the same time (solely Prime95: 69 watts). The anti-reflective screen can truly be seen as a strong purchase incentive. The colors are less stable and the viewing angles are narrower vertically. However, the 15.6 incher is always audible with 33 dB(A) in idle, even though the fan temporarily turns itself off for longer periods. Our first E6520 with a Core i5 and HD 3000 emitted 31.7, respectively 37.3 dB(A) in the same tests (GPU, respectively GPU+CPU). The system performance test finishes with 8248 points. The case stays cool despite the fact that the fan temporarily is inactive in idle. Latitude E6520 with an Intel Core i7-2640M processor. Doing business today means working anytime, anywhere. Help prevent system viruses and contain data leaks with port control options. Computers interested me early on.