Both the Dell Latitude 3000 and 500 series laptop were launched in 2019 with the 3000 series costing about above $500 and the 5000 series costing just above $800. These are entry-level and mid-range latitude laptops with different configurations that stand out but can be confusing because they come in so many models, specs, configurations. To answer this question, we first look at the most common difference between Dell Latitude 3000 and 5000 series.
Difference between Dell LAtitude 3000 and 5000 series
The difference is that the 5000 series offers more business-centred laptop for security and manageability, while the 3000 series offers more on budget options. All the components of the Dell 5000 series are much better than the Dell 3000 series, the lid of the 5000 series is made from aluminium while the 3000 series are made from plastic material, 5000 series display has better colour accuracy with high brightness, 5000 series has better and clear sound while 3000 series is loud.
There is also the Dell Latitude 7000 series notebook which comes with some premium materials. The smallest and lightest of these series is the Dell Latitude 3000 13 inch clamshell notebook which is also a budget laptop, while the Dell latitude 5000 series which has both 13 to 15.6 inches is the most versatile and medium-range laptop. Between the 13 to 15.6 inches models, they support from 15 watts Intel core U-series chips and 35 watts core H-series processors.
First, we will look at some important details of each laptop to determine in clear comparison which is better, and in this case, we will first examine the Dell Latitude 15 3000 series followed by Dell Latitude 15 5000 series.
Dell Latitude 15 3000 series
The Latitude 3000 15 inch series measures 0.92 inches and weighs 4.5 lbs but when added with the extended battery it measures around 1.73 inches making the laptop heavier and thicker. It has a durable and rigid plastic design able to withstand extreme temperatures, vibration, and shocks according to Dell making it ideal for business people always on the move. It also boasts user-friendly ports having two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and Ethernet ports, USB 2.0 ports, SD card slot, VGA video-out port, and webcam. With the SD card slot, the storage can easily be expanded to 128GB of an internal storage system.
The Dell Latitude 15 3000 and most models are outfitted with TPM (TC certified trusted platform module) and also can be bought with enterprise-level security. Most of the models with Intel Core i5-6300U have vPro, and for a small fee, you can add a fingerprint reader.
The Latitude 15 3000 has a 1.15mm key travel making it too shallow and comfortable in a way to use. This is less than the HP Envy x360 13 inch that uses a full-size island-style keyboard, with a 1.5mm key travel and more than MacBook Pro 13 that can achieve up to 1mm of key travel.
The Latitude 15 3000 series has a 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 200 nits of brightness, and 246 nits on average. This is also good for multitasking because of the crisp images and brightness for mostly room usage.
For continuous web browsing over Wi-Fi, the battery can last about 10 and 25 minutes compared to other notebook laptops with over 13 hours. The battery life is great and enough to take you through the day’s work.
The Dell Latitude 15 3000 comes with a choice of 5th or 6th Gen Intel Core i7-6500U processor, Windows 10 Pro 8GB to 16GB RAM, 128GB SSD storage, and up to 1TB of HDD or hybrid storage options and six cells extended battery. Other 3000 Series models come with an Intel Celeron processor with 4GB RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and a three-cell battery. Others have Intel core i5 processors and are more identical.
Dell Latitude 15 5000 series
The Latitude 15 5000 measures about 359mm and weighs 1.8kg, it has a plastic underside and an aluminum bodywork, it has a firm hinge, and a choice of fingerprint feature. The built-in webcam is compatible with Windows Hello facial recognition which turns on instantly once you sat in front of the screen. The Latitude 15 5000 comes with three UBS 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C port with Thunderbolt 3, a microSD card slot, HDMI, the smart card reader, Ethernet port, 3.5mm headphone, and mic port, and Kensington lock slot.
The latitude 15 5000 has a 15.6 IPS display, 1920 x 1080 pixel, 55% sRGB color gamut, and 220 nits. It may not be the best, but it good enough. It has 80 degrees horizontal/vertical viewing, it is crisp and clear.
The Latitude 15 5000 has a 19mm square chiclet scissor key with a 1.5mm key travel which is comfortable and easy to use for fast typing. You can get an optional fingerprint located on the power button.
The Latitude 15 5000 series uses a 4-cell, 68Wh battery with a 300 full discharge cycle and can last up to 10 hours for web browsing and WiFi.
The Latitude 15 5000 comes with the 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8665U processor, an 8GB memory and 256GB SSD, 4 cores, 6MB cache, Windows 10 Pro 64Bit operating system.
What are Dell Latitude series?
The Dell Latitude series is used to differentiate each laptop so customers can identify each model and specifications, and are business-oriented aimed at corporate, government, healthcare, and education sectors, and there are three Latitude series, the 3000 series, 5000 series, 7000 series and also the Education and Rugged Latitude series. Some of the other competing brands and series are the Lenovo ThinkPad series, HP EliteBook series, and Toshiba Tecra.
Dell Latitude 3000 series models
- Dell Latitude 3310
- Dell Latitude 3190 2in1
- Dell Latitude 3190
- Dell Latitude 3120
- Dell Latitude 3410
- Dell Latitude 3310 2-in-1
- Dell Latitude 3301
- Dell Latitude 3510
Dell Latitude 5000 series models
- Dell Latitude 5410
- Dell Latitude 5520
- Dell Latitude 5400 Chromebook Enterprise
- Dell Latitude 5510
- Dell Latitude 5310
- Dell Latitude 5420
- Dell Latitude 5511
- Dell Latitude 5320
- Dell Latitude 5411
- Dell Latitude 5310 2-in-1
- Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chromebook Enterprise
- Dell Latitude 5420 Rugged
- Dell Latitude 5424 – Build Your Own
What do the Dell model numbers mean?
To explain what the Dell model numbers mean, we will start from the first line, the first numbers mean the series generation, the second numbers mean display size, the third numbers mean processor generation, and the fourth numbers mean the type of device.
How do I know the make and model of my laptop?
To find out the make and model of your laptop, Right-click the “Start Button”, then click “System”, once you get to properties you find the laptop make and model, processors, RAM specs, and operating system.
What are the specifications for a good laptop?
Depending on your need, good laptop specifications could be a laptop with an Intel Core i5 processor or Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen with up to 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and a 1080p display if your spend is above £600. For writing this article, I used (as Above Pic) Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz, 8GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro 64-bit which is good for web browsing and multitasking.
What is the difference between Dell Latitude and Inspiron?
The difference between Dell Latitude and Inspiron is simple, Latitude laptops were designed mainly for businesses, professionals, governments, and healthcare sectors, and they are more durable for everyday use in harsh conditions, while the Inspiron laptops are designed for the general public.
What is the difference between Dell Latitude 5000 and 7000 series?
Just as the Latitude 5000 series is better than the 3000 series, so is the Latitude 7000 series. The 7000 series targets more of the business ultrabook market, the 5000 series are business-oriented aimed at corporate, government, healthcare, and education sectors, with centred manageability and security.