Purchasing Recommendation - Mobile Dell Laptop

Article Purpose

The following computer purchasing recommendation is for those individuals looking to have well rounded mobile computer. These systems typically balance features such as display size, expansion ports, weight, and other features with regards to portability. These systems usually have average battery life.


  • Dell Latitude E6530 (Standard)


  • Dimensions: 1.34"h x 15.72"w x 10.16"d
  • Weight: starting at 5.4 lb.


  • Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5 GHz w/3MB shared L2 Cache (Standard)
  • Intel Core i5-3320M 2.6 GHz w/3MB shared L2 Cache (Option)
  • Intel Core i7-3520M 2.9 GHz w/4MB shared L2 Cache (Option)
  • Intel Core i7-3720QM 2.60 GHz w/6MB shared L2 Cache (Option)


  • 4.0GB Non-ECC DDR3 SDRAM, 1600MHz (1 SO-DIMMs) (Standard)
  • 8.0GB Non-ECC DDR3 SDRAM, 1600MHz (2 SO-DIMMs) (Option)

Graphics Card

  • nVidia NVS 5200M; GDDR5 1 GB discrete graphics (Standard)


  • 15.6" HD Anti-Glare LED, 1366x768 resolution (Standard)
  • 15.6" HD+ Wide View Anti-Glare LED, 1600x900 (Option)
  • 15.6" FHD Wide View Anti-Glare LED, 1920x1080 (Option)


  • Built-in Webcam (Standard)
  • VGA (Standard)

Hard Drive

  • 320 GB SATA, 7,200 RPM drive (Standard)
  • 500 GB SATA, 7,200 RPM drive (Option)
  • 750 GB SATA, 7,200 RPM drive (Option)
  • 128 GB SATA, Solid-state drive (Option)
  • 256 GB SATA, Solid-state drive (Option)
  • 500 GB SATA, Solid-state Hybrid drive (Option)

Optical Drives:

  • 8x DVD±RW/CD-RW w/Dual Layer capability (Standard)


  • Integrated Sound Blaster compatible AC97; built-in digital microphone (Standard)

Expansion Slots

  • One (1) ExpressCard 54mm; 6-in-1 card reader; E-Port docking slot (Standard)

Standard I/O Ports

  • Two (2) USB 3.0
  • Two (4) USB 2.0 (up to 480 Mbp/s)
  • One (1) eSATA/USB combo
  • One (1) RJ-45 Ethernet


  • Built-in stereo speakers (Standard)

Network Adapter

  • Integrated Gigabit (10/100/1000), with Alert Standards Format (Standard)
  • Built-in Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 802.11a/b/g/n half mini card (Standard)
  • Built-in Dell Wireless 380 Bluetooth module (Standard)

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit (Standard)


  • Internal English Dual Pointing Keyboard (Standard)
  • Internal English Backlit Dual Pointing Keyboard (Option)


  • Trackpad (Standard)

Power Supply

  • 90W Power Adapter; 9-cell 97 watt-hour primary battery (Standard)


  • 5 year parts plus 5 Year NBD On-Site Service (Standard)
  • 5 year Keep Your Hard Drive (Standard)

Asset Recovery/Recycle

  • 1 piece Asset Recovery/Recycle (Standard)
  • 2nd piece Asset Recovery/Recycle (Required if a display is purchased; Optional if a display is not purchased)


  • Energy Star 5.2
  • EPEAT Gold