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Dell Latitude E5250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Dell Latitude E5250. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and reliability. The battery and durability also get good comments. There are some critical reviews about the usability. There are some mixed views about the price and energy efficiency.

performance, durability, battery, reliability, keyboard


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Latitude E5250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Mike Jennings (

Dell Latitude 12 5000 (E5250) review


A solid but unspectacular laptop

Sturdy construction ; High quality ergonomics ; Good business features ; Interior access

Poor screen quality ; Bulkier than rivals ; Lacks processing power ; Battery life disappoints

Dell's latest is sturdy, ergonomically sound and has good business features, but rivals are slicker, lighter, faster and longer-lasting, with better screens – and they don't cost much more, either.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Dell Latitude 12 5000 Series (E5250) laptop


A business laptop with a solid build quality, plenty of useful features, and high user comfort

Strong build quality ; Neat port layout ; Great keyboard

Screen could be better ; SSD's write speed could be faster

May, 2015

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (

Dell Latitude 12 E5250 (Broadwell) review: A small, sturdy workhorse of a laptop


This 12-inch business laptop may be easier to fit into a bag, but it's not much lighter than its 14- and 15-inch cousins.

Solid feeling ; Good performance

Not really thin nor light

The Latitude 12 E5250 is a capable laptop with state-of-the-art connectivity and good performance. Personally, I’d opt for a Latitude 14 or 15 with a larger display and keyboard at roughly the same weight. But tastes vary, and if you or your business...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

Dell Latitude E5250


Solid build; Comfortable keyboard; Long battery life; Bright screen ; Poor color reproduction; Runs hot on the underside; Pricey as configured; ; While on the heavy side, the Dell Latitude E5250 is a dependable business ultraportable with a bright...

Poor color reproduction; Runs hot on the underside; Pricey as configured; ; While on the heavy side, the Dell Latitude E5250 is a dependable business ultraportable with a bright display and long battery life.

While on the heavy side, the Dell Latitude E5250 is a dependable business ultraportable with a bright display and long battery life.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Brett Howse (

Dell Latitude 12 5000 Series Review


Dell sells the Latitude line as business class notebooks, and the 5000 series that we received is the mainstream line for business. The Latitude 12 is the smallest model offered, with a 12.5- inch 16:9 display in a fairly small form factor. This is no...

The 5000 series is Dell’s midrange lineup, and it has been fairly impressive. Solid, ergonomic, good display, and great battery life. Dell has crafted a business laptop that should keep any office worker productive, and mobile.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Nino Ricchizzi (

Dell Latitude 12 E5250 Notebook Review


Little business partner. Following the positive rating of Dell's Latitude E5450 product line, we tested the 12.5-inch Latitude E5250. However, it did not completely fulfill the high expectations.

Build, Input devices, Optional docking and battery solution, System performance, Noise emissions, Maintenance, NFC

One year warranty only, Screen's brightness, Viewing angle stability, Battery only replaceable after base tray removal, SIM card slot difficult to access

Though Dell's Latitude E5250 is 1.5-inches smaller than its 14-inch sister, it is nevertheless a well-conceived business laptop. The casing not only compels with its elegant yet basic looks but also with its impeccable build. Unfortunately, the display...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Dell Latitude 12 5000 Series (E5250) laptop


Dell's Latitude E5250 won't look like anything special to most people. It has a square design, a dark, single-colour paint scheme, and its thickness is perhaps a little too much for people who are used to Ultrabook-style offerings. But it's a busines...

Strong build quality ; Neat port layout ; Great keyboard

Screen could be better ; SSD's write speed could be faster

May, 2015

Expert review by : Housen Maratouk (

Dell Latitude 12 5000 (E5250) Review and Ratings


Great for business users on the go, the 12.5-inch Dell Latitude 12 5000—also known as the E5250—offers just enough performance to get work done in a portable package not much larger than a tablet.

Nicely sized for portability ; Crisp display with good viewing angles ; Responsive touch screen

Middling performance ; Speaker placement not ideal ; No optical drive, which is mostly worth noting because it shipped with DVD backups

The Latitude's battery stamina is respectable, though it was the second shortest in our group—the system lasted just shy of seven hours when looping a video with brightness at 50 percent and volume at 100 percent.

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications


Audio chip:Realtek ALC3235
Audio system:HD
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2


Battery Capacity:38
Battery capacity (Watt hours):30 / 38 / 52
Battery life (max):13.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.1 / 7.4
Number of battery cells:3 / 4


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080


Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver


Colour of product:Black / Black, grey
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Magnesium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black / Black, grey
Product Type:Notebook


3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200 / 300 / 360
Display diagonal:31.8
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:Full HD / HD / No / Not supported
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Pixel pitch:0.144 x 0.144 / 0.202 x 0.202
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Docking station

Docking station DisplayPort: Yes
Docking station DVI port: Yes
Docking station Ethernet LAN: Yes
Docking station headphone out: Yes
Docking station included: Yes
Docking station microphone in: Yes
Docking station power supply:130
Docking station USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
Docking station VGA (D-Sub) port: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:166 / 200 / 300 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1250 / 500 / 900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3200 x 2000 / 3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 3280 x 2000
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:No / Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Belgian / English / Finnish, Swedish / French / German / Italian / Japanese / Korean / Portuguese / Spanish / Swiss / UK English / US English / US International
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:82 / 84 / 86
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:SinglePoint / Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes


Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 6 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM


3G:N / No
4G:N / No / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:N / No / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / No / Not supported

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668 / 0 - 10668
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048 / 0 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 0 - 60
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65 / -51 - 71

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:N / Y
Cables included:AC
Keyboard Included:N
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:No / Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / No / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / No / Y / Yes
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:9
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:65 / 90


Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Configurable TDP-down:10 / 7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 2x4, 4x1 / 2x4,4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processing Die size:81
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 2.9 / 3 / 3.2
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Broadwell / Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-5xxx / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i7-5xxx / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14 / 22 / 32
Processor Model:2981U / I3-4030U / I3-5010U / I5-4210U / I5-4310M / I5-4310U / I5-5200U / I5-5300U / I7-5600U / U5600
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:D0 / F0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 18 / 37
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:No / Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):N / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):Y
Processor ARK ID:78944 / 80343 / 80373 / 81016 / 81018 / 84697 / 85212 / 85213 / 85215 / I3-5010U / I5-5300U
Processor code:SR1EE / SR1EF / SR1EN / SR23V / SR23X / SR23Y / SR23Z
Processor package size:34 x 28 / 37.5 x 37.5 x 4.7 / 40 / 40 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes


Bundled software:Microsoft Office Home & Business 2013 / Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 / Microsoft Office Professional 2013
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Linux Ubuntu / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Language:ENG / ESP / JPN / Multilingual / POR
Optional operating system supplied:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8.1 Pro
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office, McAfee / Microsoft Office, McAfee Security Center / Office


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:128 / 250 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 250 / 256 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:21.1 / 21.3 / 212.8
Height :1.94 / 2.27
Height (front):2.05
Height (rear):2.27 / 2.46
Weight:1.25 / 1.56 / 1.78
Width:31.1 / 310.5