Our Dell Latitude E6530 is well equipped and has all that you can think of . Even the entry-level model comes with Intel's Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 WLAN module. It has three antennas and can use both the 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz wireless bandwidths. Our test showed above average signal strength. In all models of the Latitudes E6530 series you will also find a Gigabit Ethernet port. While our test unit has an HD webcam, Bluetooth 4.0 and a WWAN module, all three of these features come at a surcharge and are not available with certain models.
The Dell Latitude E6530 has a wide array of security features. Trusted Platform module, Intel Anti Theft/Computrace service, Smart Card reader, fingerprint scanner, BIOS password option and the usual Windows password protection should be enough to cover most security requirements adequately. You can read more on notebook security in our FAQ article on security solutions .
Dell's Latitude E6530 comes without any extra accessories . Various MultiBay expansions for the optical drive slot, docking stations and additional batteries are available as options.
The bottom cover can be detached by removing a few screws and thus allows access to the main components. But things are not as easy and quick as with many other rival models. Even for the replacement of the RAM modules one must remove the whole cover. There are no individual panels. After detaching the maintenance cover, the fan can be reached and cleaned if necessary. One RAM slot is free and makes an upgrade possible. The hard drive is in a separate module that is held by two screws. Here, the removal of the bottom plate is not necessary. The optical drive is a modular one and can be interchanged with other drives or a MultiBay battery.
The Dell Latitude E6530 comes as standard with a 3-year Next Business Day warranty. Except for the Pro Support option, there are currently no other warranty extensions available.
Processor Options Intel Core i7-3520M (2.9GHz, 4M cache )
Dimensions Height: 1.11" - 1.34" / Width: 15.2" / Depth 10.16"
Starting at Weight
Starting at 5.40 pounds with 4-cell battery, SSD and airbay
15.6" HD+ (1600x900) Anti-glare non-touch display
Up to 16GB dual channel DDR3 1600MHz; 2 DIMM Slots (ours equipped with 6GB)
Graphics Intel HD 4000 graphics
97WHr battery, 9-cell extended slice battery.
Hard Drive Options 128GB SSD
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 802.11n 3x3 Half Mini Car d
High quality speakers, Stereo headphone/Microphone combo jack, Integrated noise reducing array microphones
Optional integrated HD video webcam and Dell Webcam Central software
Ports and Connectors
USB 3.0 (3); VGA (1); HDMI (1); eSATA / USB combo (1); SD Card Reader (1); Gigabit Ethernet (1); Kensington Lock Port (1); 3.5mm Headphone Jac; 54mm ExpressCard; Docking connector, Optional SmartCard Reader/Contactless SmartCard Reader/Fingerprint Reader or FIPS Fingerprint Reader, Additional USB 3.0 ports option via E-Modular Bay II
Intel® vProTM Technology’s advanced management features (optional, requires Intl WiFi® Link WLAN), TPM 1.24
Operating System Options
$1746 as tested
CPU Intel Core i7 (3rd Gen) 3520M / 2.9 GHz
Max Turbo Speed 3.6 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
Cache 4 MB
64-bit Computing Yes
Chipset Type Mobile Intel QM77 Express
Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel Smart Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0