The Dell Latitude 9510 is a high-performance, portable laptop that offers an affordable alternative to more expensive laptops. It’s smaller, lighter, and thinner than comparable laptops on the market.
Dell is one of the most well-known laptop manufacturers. It has been around for a long time and made good computers. Dell laptops have a lot of features, such as high-quality hardware, security, and good customer service.
They are not always the cheapest on the market though and they are targeted at people who need a dependable computer to use for work.
The Dell Latitude 15 9510 2-in-1 is a good laptop. It is strong and versatile. The price of it is high, but other laptops have comparable features at a lower cost. We will see if this one is worth the money.
Dell Latitude 9510: Price & Configuration
The Dell Latitude 9510 costs $2,937. It has an Intel Core i7-10810 vPro CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Class 35 SSD. It also has a 1920 x 1080 touchscreen display with an anti-reflective and anti-smudge coating as well as an IR camera.
The Dell Latitude 9510 goes for $1,848. For the components, this is a lot of money. The price is too high and it has a lot of expensive parts in it that are not worth that much.
For comparison, a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a 10th Gen Core i5 CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a 2560 x 1600 display costs $1,799.
If you want our review model but do not want the 1TB SSD and privacy screen, then you have to pay $3,129.
A laptop is a computer. It is small. This one is 15 inches. It has an even bigger screen than other laptops have.
The design is plain. The Dell Latitude 9510 has a dark gray hood with a shining Dell logo. At first sight, you will see that the machine is rather wide but it only appears that way because it is so shallow.
The keyboard is surrounded by a steel frame with an etched pattern. The keyboard also includes lights that cast yellow and red lights.
The laptop has a dark gray color scheme, but it still looks good because the black and gray contrast together in the design. There are two long speakers on top of the keyboard which we do not allow, as well as the power button which is not acceptable in our policy.
The Dell Latitude 9510 is a two-in-one laptop. You can easily flip it into tent mode or tablet mode with little effort. The hinge will hold the screen steady so it won’t move, so you don’t have to worry about using it in tablet mode.
The Dell Latitude 9510 is a 15-inch laptop that is 13.4 x 8.5 x 0.3 to 0.6 inches and 3.7 pounds, which is pretty light for a device of that size (compared to the 14-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (8th Gen) (2.4 pounds, 12.7 x 8.5 x 0)).
Of course, it isn’t as light as the Asus ExpertBook B9450 (2.2 pounds, 12x 8 x 0x 6 inches) or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (8th Gen) (2), but it is just as thin as its competitors.
Built like a tank
This laptop is made of metal. It feels solid and durable when you hold it in your hands. It is one of the most well-made laptops, but it is heavy. The metal may get scratched if you use it a lot because the trim around the outside has a polished, beveled appearance that is easy to scratch.
The Dell Latitude 9510 is a 2-in-1, which means it can turn into a tablet. It has a hinge that rotates 360 degrees so you can use the device in different ways. The hinge on our laptop had some creaking sounds and loose movement when we pressed hard on one of the caps.
Dell did not think about making this laptop thin and light, but it is quite slim and compact for its size of 15 inches. This laptop may be heavy to carry around with you, but it is worth it because there are not any other laptops that are this light or have this kind of design.
The Dell Latitude 9510 is a laptop with the same design as other Dell laptops. On the lid, you will see a logo for Dell, and inside, there is no branding besides an Intel sticker, which tells you how good the computer is. The laptop looks wider than most laptops because it has a 21:9 panel instead of 16:9.
Keyboard, Trackpad, and Ports
The Dell Latitude 9510 has a wonderful keyboard with no number pad. The keyboard lights up and it feels good to type on. When you type, the feedback is good and the key travel is large enough that most people will like to type on it.
Not only does the keyboard feel great; but so does its trackpad. It’s smooth and clicky (good) and all of the gestures work as they should (good). The trackpad dimensions could be wider but we’re picking nits here (this is a small complaint).
The keyboard deck is tough even when you push on it with your fingers. The speaker grilles are in the front of the laptop, and they make loud sounds.
This is one of the best ways to put speakers in laptops, but not many people use this kind because they don’t want to take up space for other things like a battery or hard drive. If you need entertainment, then this laptop will work great for you.
The Dell Latitude 9510 has many ports. There are 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 3 connections on the left, as well as a full-sized HDMI port and a micro-SD card slot.
On the right side, there is a USB Type-A connection, as well as a 3.5mm combo jack and a Kensington lock.
The top bezel has a webcam that lets you video conference with other people who have Windows Hello because Dell was able to fit the additional IR sensors for Windows Hello next to it in such a tiny space.
The Dell Latitude 9510 is a laptop that has microphones for people to record audio. They can record better than other laptops and tablets because there are four microphones.
Dell Latitude 9510 Heat
We ran a 15-minute YouTube video on the underside of the Dell Latitude 9510. The temperature when it was done was 96 degrees, which is just above the 95-degree comfort threshold.
The keyboard’s middle area and its touchpad were at 90 degrees after 15 minutes. But in these areas, where they connect to the bottom of the device, it was 101 degrees.
Beautiful Bezel-less Display
The Dell Latitude 9510 comes in two versions: a conventional notebook and an optional 2-in-1 model. The 2-in-1 variant we were given for testing features a 1560×1080 resolution touchscreen display with a peak brightness of 400 nits.
Because it’s a convertible, the screen is a touchscreen panel. The viewing quality on this laptop is very good because of the quality of the display and how small it is, which makes it easier to use.
The Dell Latitude 9510 has a good screen. It is bright enough in well-lit rooms, but if you shine a light on it then it can be distracting.
The colors are not as vibrant, but that does not mean the screen is bad. It does a great job of watching movies/shows and editing photos and videos. It feels very immersive because of its speakers on the front and almost bezel-less screen.
The Dell Latitude 9510’s Intel UHD Graphics achieved 1,068 on the 3DMark Fire Strike synthetic graphics test. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon scored a higher 1,219 with the same GPUs, while the ExpertBook B9450 posted results in the triple digits at 734.
On Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm test, Dell Latitude 9510 lagged behind the ThinkPad X1 Carbon by 8 frames per second. This is significantly below the premium laptop standard of 25 fps.
In our Dell Latitude 2-in-1, the 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10810U CPU is a 6-core processor with a maximum clock speed of 4.9GHz. There is not a graphics card in the Dell Latitude 9510, so it is not for gamers or content creators.
Windows 10 Pro was already preinstalled on our sample which has 16 GB DDR3 memory and runs at 2133 MHz. It also comes with a 512 GB M.2 NVMe hard drive!
The Dell Latitude 9510 is a good laptop. It does not get tired when you are working on it. When you are doing video editing, it can do it well in 4K. That is surprising because the laptop is not for making videos or pictures.
The Dell Latitude 9510 can do any job that is CPU-intensive. If you need a laptop that can handle using Microsoft Office Suite programs, surfing the internet, consuming media, multitasking between numerous applications and desktops, or even programming then the Dell Latitude 9510 is perfect for you.
This laptop is good for thermals. It did not feel too hot or too stuffy when it was in tablet mode. In addition to being quick, this laptop has features that make it different from other laptops with the same specs.
Some of these technologies help you with your laptop. They speed up how fast you can use it. For example, Express Response helps you launch applications quicker and Express Sign-in lets you log in faster.
There is also something called Express Charge that learns how you use your battery and charges it at the best time to suit your needs.
Dell Latitude 9510 audio
I like it. I don’t usually say that about laptop speakers. The Dell Latitude 9510’s top-firing loudspeakers are powerful, rich, and well-balanced in the bass. It is only congested sometimes.
Be Somebody is a song with many instruments and sounds. At the very beginning, the guitar is bright and sometimes it can overpower other sounds in the song.
But when the chorus comes, it still has a lot of clean sounds like drums and cymbals. When electric guitar power chords come at certain points in the song, they can be noisy but only for a little bit.
The speakers of the Dell Latitude 9510 have been improved by Dell’s Optimizer. It makes your sound clearer, louder, and fuller.
But you cannot change the settings of the audio app. You can turn on an Optimizer to make your sound better.
A battery that never dies
The battery life on the Dell Latitude 9510 is one of its best features. It won’t shut down when you use it, especially for light work like writing papers and surfing the web.
We used each laptop for a day and it still had 30% battery left. If you drain the battery completely, then it may last over 15 hours, which is great!
The Dell Latitude 9510 won’t let you down if your job does not allow you to stay near power. This laptop has Express Charge, which means that it charges in an hour.
Even if you forget the charger that came with the laptop, because it charges via USB-C rather than a proprietary connection, finding another one should not be difficult.
Dell Latitude 9510 performance
The Intel Core i7-10810U vPro CPU is under the hood of this laptop. When we were using it, we had 40 tabs open and five videos playing at the same time. It also had Spotify playing in the background, and it didn’t slow down or have any problems.
On the Geekbench 4.3 test, the Dell Latitude 9510 scored 21,462 points. This is more than the average for a premium laptop (17,091). The ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ExpertBook B9450 did not have good scores – they are not near 21,462.
On our HandBrake test, which converts a 4K video to 1080p, the Dell Latitude 9510 took 20 minutes and 33 seconds. That is longer than the average of 18:38. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon completed it in 18:29, while the ExpertBook B9450 took 28:24.
The Dell XPS 13 only copied 4.97GB of data in 10.3 seconds, which is slower than the average laptop that copies 682 megabits per second.
Other laptops were better than this, such as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Expert Book B9450 which copied 998MBps and 771MBps respectively.
Dell Latitude 9510 Software and Warranty
Many of the apps that come on the Dell Latitude 9510 computer is very helpful. The Dell Optimizer is a good app to use if you need to speed up the performance of certain apps or change audio for better conference calls.
It can also help you save battery life with Express Charge settings. There is also an app called the Dell Command which checks for software updates and lets you download them from your laptop.
That way, when it’s delivered to your house, it will be on your laptop already! The Power Manager app customizes how long the battery lasts in your laptop, and Support Assist runs hardware diagnostics in case there are any problems.
There are Windows 10 apps such as Office, Word, and Excel. There aren’t any bloatware games on the computer.
The Dell Latitude 9510 comes with a three-year limited guarantee. We looked at how Dell performed in our Tech Support Showdown and Best and Worst Brands special reports.
The Dell Latitude 9510 seems like a perfect all-rounder… But, should you buy it?
The price of this smartphone is $2799. This pricing is for a single model; if you choose a non-convertible variant with an i5 chip, your starting price will be about $1990.
Some people think that laptops are available for less than half the price of this smartphone, but they are not the same.
However, Latitude laptops are not meant for people who want an average laptop. If you need a dependable and secure device to get your work done without any problems, then this is the laptop for you.
Do Dell Latitude 9510s cost more than $2500? They may not be worth it for you. There are other devices from Dell that provide a better experience at a lower price outside of the Latitude series.
But if you want a device that will last and do well with heavy usage, the Dell Latitude 9510 is an excellent choice.
The Dell Latitude 9510’s Intel UHD Graphics chips achieved 1,068 on the 3DMark Fire Strike synthetic graphics benchmark. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon scored a higher 1,219 with the same GPUs, whereas the ExpertBook B9450 posted scores in triple digits at 734.
In Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Gathering Storm benchmark, the Dell Latitude 95100 was behind the ThinkPad X1 Carbon by 8 frames per second. The Dell Latitude 9510 does not perform as well as a premium laptop.