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Dell Latitude 9510 hands-on: An Intel laptop with Qualcomm-powered 5G
5G is expected to be everywhere in 2020, and traditional Windows laptops are no exception either. Now Dell has announced the Latitude 9510 laptop, and it’s packing Intel power and 5G connectivity.
The 15-inch Latitude 9510 sports a Qualcomm X55 modem with sub-6Ghz 5G connectivity only, which means you’re missing out on mmWave 5G if you get this device. We’ve asked about the possibility of a mmWave variant in the future and will update the article when we get a response. But we’re guessing that sub-6Ghz makes for a more resilient form of mobile connectivity than mmWave.
Otherwise, the Latitude 9510 sports a tenth-generation Intel Core series processor (up to i7 vPro), up to 16GB of RAM, and Intel’s UHD integrated graphics solution. In other words, it’s no gaming powerhouse but it should be capable of less demanding games without issue.
Dell is positioning the 5G-equipped device as an enterprise choice, offering up to 30 hours of juice. The company has also added machine learning, thanks to the Dell Optimizer suite of tools. These tools include ExpressResponse to launch favorite apps faster, and ExpressCharge which senses your charging habits and acts accordingly (e.g. enabling fast charging to 35% when on the go).
The Dell Latitude 9510 will be available in two-in-one or traditional laptop form factors by March 26, starting at $1,799. Either way, you’re getting a 15-inch FHD screen (16:9), although the two-in-one has a touch-enabled display. Other notable specs include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, eSIM support, two Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, one USB 3.1 port, four microphones, and up to 1TB SSD storage.
More laptops break cover
This wasn’t the only laptop-related announcement, as Dell also revealed a refreshed XPS 13 laptop. This time, you’re getting tenth generation Intel Core series processors, a 16:10 “InfinityEdge” display that’s apparently 6.8% larger than the previous edition (available in FHD+ and 4K options), and up to 19 hours of “targeted” battery life.
Other Dell XPS 13 features include between 4GB and 32GB of RAM, 256GB to 2TB SSD, two Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports (no full-sized USB port here), a fingerprint scanner in the power button, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5. The XPS13 starts at $999.99 and will be available in Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, the U.K., and the U.S. from January 7. The device will then be available globally from February 4.
Need a little more gaming grunt? That’s where the Dell G5 15 Special Edition laptop comes in, offering third-generation Ryzen processors and discrete Radeon RX5600M graphics.
The G5 15 Special Edition also delivers a 15.6-inch FHD screen (or a 144Hz option) and nahimic 3D audio, The gaming-focused laptop will be available from mid-April 2020 from $799.99.
More than just hardware announcements
Dell had more than laptops to share, as the firm also announced a concept app called Alienware Second Screen. This app, built on Dell’s Mobile Connect technology, allows you to monitor the performance of your gaming PC from your phone. Current monitoring capabilities include temperature and speed readings, but Dell says it’s also looking to implement lighting controls, overclocking, and FPS monitoring.
Finally, the company has also announced a new app called Dell Cinema Guide. The firm is hoping to streamline the streaming experience by allowing users to search for and browse content from over 200 streaming providers. There’s no word on participating providers, but the likes of HBO, Hulu, and CBS were spotted in a screenshot shared with media. Furthermore, the app will be available on all PCs (regardless of make) via the Windows Store, although there’s no specific launch window yet.