A laptop dedicated to multimedia : Latitude 3500 Noir – – Core i3-8145U from Dell

As a preamble to this test

Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.To help you, we have tested this model according to several parameters.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.

Latitude 3500 Noir – enough for internet use?

Considering that your use of a computer is simple (surfing the internet, writing e-mails and/or letters, doing calculations on an Excel spreadsheet), it is important to focus on a laptop that is both of high quality and strong enough to last over time.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
It is in this spirit that Dell has developed this Latitude 3500 Noir -.A well-made laptop that positions itself as mid-range compared to its competitors and because of its price. Material that seem to be well-designed.
With a 15 inches size, you’re going to have some trouble carrying it around. The computer is equipped with a relatively old processor, the Core i3-8145U. Indeed, this processor is starting to date compared to what is on the market today. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 4 Gb of memory. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. Even with 1000 Gb, you can be sure that many video and audio files are continuously stored. This Latitude 3500 Noir – allows you to save locally, and guarantees that you can watch all the movies you want without internet access.
In conclusion, for a web use, know that this model has an autonomy of 9 hours. Dell is among the best in terms of duration in only battery mode. Incidentally, you will have all the more pleasure to use it for a long time because of its very pleasant screen.

Latitude 3500 Noir – for videos?

High quality, the engineers of Dell have chosen to make this Latitude 3500 Noir – the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. In this section we will look at features such as screen size, resolution, built-in speakers.
The laptop from .Dell is imposing by its size. It is one of the largest, with a screen size of only a few 15 inches, and it has a good resolution of 1366×768. Multimedia oriented, you will enjoy watching your films. The color contrast is sharp, and the image is bright, no matter from what angle you look at it.
Note that one eliminatory criteria for some nomadic users is its weight; here this model weighs 2 kg, partly because of the screen size.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In short, you’ll prefer this finish for daytime movie viewing.
For the sound part, the Latitude 3500 Noir – is equipped with a correct sound card and speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Despite good quality, you won’t get the same sound level as with a decent set of external speakers. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Core i3-8145U that is several years old now. The consequence will be that it will be less quiet and therefore will consume more electricity. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
You will do what you want for the applications, as it is not Dell installed by default. The operating system and that’s it. This is a Windows 10 Pro on which you can install the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
Due to the level of the graphics card, you have one Intel UHD Graphics 620, which with 4 Gb de Ram, will allow you to make multimedia (movie viewing, and some simple photo retouching). This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
In the connectivity part, you have 3 ports available. In the norm compared to most other computers in the competition.Between, the speakers, the mouse, and the external hard drive you will have little possibility to add many more peripherals.
A laptop usually has an autonomy of several hours.On this Latitude 3500 Noir -, Dell indicates 9 hours of autonomy, a better performance than the competition. What a pleasure it is not to have to check the battery level on a regular basis!

The Latitude 3500 Noir – to use while travelling.

It Latitude 3500 Noir – is certainly a laptop, but not really portable and certainly not intended for those who travel. At least that’s what we find out a priori. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this Latitude 3500 Noir – of 2 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. For 15 inches, on the other hand, it allows you to have a clear display when you want to browse the internet or write e-mails.
No backlit keyboard on this Latitude 3500 Noir -. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Despite the absence of a shiny slab, you have good image definition. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
At the same time, the laptop processor Core i3-8145U is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
The result is a poorer autonomy. Furthermore, these figures reflect an estimate of Dell; the reality is closer to 70% of this value.
Regarding the autonomy of this laptop, you will have 9 hours before having to reconnect; that is to say one of the best csore on the market.
Because of the technology used, it will be better not to move this computer too much. The reasons are its size, and the hard drive that the brand Dell decided to put in it. Equipped with a standard 1000 Gb hard disk, it will make possible an almost unlimited number of writing cycles (recording/erasing). On the other hand, unlike an SSD type hard disk drive, it will be slower in terms of the time required to boot up or to leave the standby mode.
When away on business, your laptop will mostly stay at the hotel. You will limit transport as much as possible because of its bulk. The reason for this is its size; with 15 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
With 3 connectors, this Latitude 3500 Noir – allows multiple connections. It is in the average of what is done on competing models.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not Latitude 3500 Noir – really made for travelling.

The Latitude 3500 Noir – to make audio or video editing. 

For non-professional use for audio or video editing, this Latitude 3500 Noir – may be fine. It is correctly equipped on the processor level for speed and RAM for task management; Of course, there are models with much better performance, but this is already a good model.
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Core i3-8145U does best. The general design is now too old to consider this type of use in a pro version.
The 1000 Gb of storage size should be enough. A disk size equivalent to competing products. And that’s what you’ll need to store your films and music locally. Dell has made a less expensive technological choice by putting only one standard hard drive. The SSD would have been much faster than the current one even though the life span is shorter.
The interest of the laptop is to be able to be used in unplugged mode. With 9 hours in calculation mode only on battery, you will be able to work in nomadic mode on your audio or video editing. This is the best on the market today.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Latitude 3500 Noir – receives the USB3 connection. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
It will also do very well for word processing or web browsing when you need it. In short, an interesting choice in this price range.

The Latitude 3500 Noir – for online or local games.

Most manufacturers are aware that the use of laptops is not limited to word processing and spreadsheets. The tests we ran showed that the choices of Dell in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. This results in lower image quality when you are in game mode.
The technological evolution being wha it is, this model does much less than many other laptops. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Clearly, if you want to use it to play all day long, it may be relevant to turn to a more powerful model.
With an average score on the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) ranking, this laptop allows you to try some games. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. With 1000 Gb of available space, you will be able to store your backups, music and movies.
For online gaming, it Latitude 3500 Noir – has high quality Wi-Fi. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
With a weight 2 Kg and a screen size of 15 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
An excellent autonomy of 9 hours, will allow you to play almost anywhere.
It Latitude 3500 Noir – is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. And if necessary, you can use it for internet browsing and e-mail.

Latitude 3500 Noir – the right choice for office automation ?

Dell has chosen to respond to all users who wish to have a basic use of their Latitude 3500 Noir -. It corresponds to a good quality computer.
Customary of this OS, Dell has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10 Pro.
Not all basic office applications may be available on this model. No applications pre-installed, one would expect more from. Dell in this product line. In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. In short, an average laptop with 2 Kg that can be carried on holiday or to the office.
Key spacing will be important for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 1000 Gb.That gives you a little time before you have to find another data storage area.
In the end, this Latitude 3500 Noir – is a good compromise. It makes it possible to make office automation for a tight price.

What about the Latitude 3500 Noir – ?

There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The Latitude 3500 Noir – corresponds to a product that is certainly average, but still effective.
This model does not seem relevant to us for :
– travel use
This laptop is average for the following uses:
– web browsing
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks
Also, we suggest this laptop on :
– listening to music and watching videos