Dell Latitude E5570 Review, Battery Life

A business powerhouse, the 15.6-inch Dell Latitude E5570 offers a compelling combination of performance, security and usability. Armed with a 6th Generation Intel Skylake processor and customizable to a high degree (starting at $779, tested at $2,096), the E5570 surprised us with its blazing speed, colorful full-HD touch screen, and strong audio. The laptop also feels built-to-last, complete with 180-degree hinges. This type came with a Core i7-6280HQ processor, 16GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD, which can drive through any workload. We only wish this system were lighter and ran a bit cooler.

Dell Latitude E5570 front

Dell Latitude E5570 – Design, Keyboard, and Ports:

A big, matte-black slab, the Dell Latitude E5570 looks like it’s ready to get things done. This notebook is also built strong, with carbon fiber fortifications, a spill-resistant keyboard, and an optional scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass touch-screen display ($140). The E5570’s speakers are hidden underneath the notebook’s front lip, and an 180-degree hinge allows you to bend the lid back until it’s flat on a table. Dell says that E5570 has been manufactured to pass the MIL-STD-810G durability tests. That implies you can work this machine at temperatures as high as 140 degrees Fahrenheit and as low as minus 20.2 degrees.

Two USB 3.0 ports sit on the right side along with an SD memory reader, a headphone jack, and a lock port. Ethernet, VGA, and HDMI ports live with a third USB 3.0 port and a miniaturized scale SIM plate on the notebook’s back side. Weighing 5.6 pounds and measuring 0.9 inches thick, the Dell Latitude E5570 is heavier than — but about as thick as — the HP ZBook 15u G2 (4.23 pounds, 0.84 inches), Toshiba Tecra Z40t-B (3.7 pounds, 0.8 inches) and Lenovo ThinkPad W550s (3.7 pounds, 0.92 inches).

Dell Latitude E5570 side

Dell Latitude E5570 – Battery Life:

The Dell Latitude E5570 should easily last through a long business flight if you pick up the optional six-cell extended battery. The upgrade is available for an extra $34.30 when you purchase the Latitude E5570 from Dell official website. With the six-cell battery introduced, our test unit kept running for a strong 7 hours and 17 minutes on our battery test, which simulates continuous Web browsing over Wi-Fi. That’s longer than the mainstream laptop average of 5 hours and 45 minutes, and it beats out the ZBook 15u (6:44) as well.

A couple of 15 – inch rivals endured longer on the same test. Toshiba’s Tecra Z40t-B kept running for an impressive 8 hours and 23 minutes. Lenovo’s ThinkPad W550S is the battery-life king, though, running for an amazing 15 hours and 52 minutes with its extended battery attached.

Dell Latitude E5570 rear

Dell Latitude E5570 – Configurations and Price:

Dell sells the Latitude E5570 in a huge variety of hardware configurations, many of which can be upgraded in a variety of ways. You can upgrade to a speedier Core i7 processor for $1,169. There’s also the option to upgrade the display to a sharper 1080p (nontouch) panel for $70. The cheapest touch-screen upgrade costs $210.

For this review, we tested a much pricier $2,096 model. For that price, you can get a 2.7-GHz 6th-Gen Core i7-6820HQ processor with 16GB of RAM, 256GB of strong state drive (SSD) stockpiling, a 1080p touch show and an AMD Radeon R7 graphics card. That’s pointless excess for the normal laborer, yet it’s ideal for force clients who have graphically requesting workloads. The price of Dell Latitude E5570 ranges from $979.00.