Building a workstation-class mobile PC that would be easy to carry around, but which would offer a proper screen, decent performance, robust connectivity, and a long battery life is extremely challenging. In fact, it takes efforts of multiple companies, not just one manufacturer. At CES, Dell is going to introduce two 15-inch Latitude 9510 designs, a laptop and a convertible, that promise to pack all of the hardware required into a 14-inch-class body that is up to 17 mm thick, and even add Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 5G modem on top as an optional extra.

Typically, notebooks and convertibles use different chassis even within the same model family. This is not the case with the Dell Latitude 9510 family: the notebook and the convertible use very similar aluminum unibody chassis that have the same dimensions with a 14 mm ~ 17 mm z-height, but the convertible has different hinges. Both types of machines also come with similar ‘super low power’ 15-inch display panels of a Full-HD resolution, 400 nits brightness, and wide viewing angles. Meanwhile, the screen of the convertible supports touch (as well as Dell’s Active Pen stylus that is sold separately) and is protected using Corning Gorilla Glass 6.

Inside the new Dell Latitude 9510 mobile PCs is Intel’s 10th Generation quad or six-core Core processor (Comet Lake-U) with built-in UHD Graphics that is accompanied by up to 16 GB of onboard LPDDR3-2133 memory as well as an M.2-2230 SSD of up to 1 TB capacity. Evidently, Dell had to sacrifice upgradeability and capacity of its storage device to make its 14-inch machines as portable as possible.

Being aimed at demanding users, the Latitude 9510 laptop and hybrid have rather robust I/O capabilities that include Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, has two Thunderbolt 3 ports that can be used for charging, one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A connector, an HDMI output, a microSD card reader, a 3.5-mm audio jack for headsets, and an optional SmartCard reader. Those users who want ultimate mobility can also install Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X24 4G/LTE or even Snapdragon X55 5G modem. Other ports are provided through dongles.

Since Dell’s Latitude systems are the company’s most advanced offerings for business, corporate, and government clientele, these machines come equipped with cutting-edge security features. In addition to IR-equipped webcam (Windows Hello-compatible), the Latitude 9510 mobile PCs have a fingerprint reader as well as contactless and contacted Smart Card readers with Control Vault 3.0 authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification (Windows Hello-compliant fingerprint scanner is also possible). Furthermore, the systems feature a FIPS-140-2-certified TPM 2.0 module, self-encrypting Class 35 storage, and a variety of optional software enhancements.

Typical versions of Dell’s Latitude 9510 laptop and Latitude 9510 2-in-1 will come with a 4-cell 52 Wh battery (either with ExpressCharge or Long-Life Cycle), but the most advanced SKUs will be equipped with a rather monstrous 6-cell 88 Wh Li-polymer ExpressCharge-capable battery that promises to enable a battery life of over 30 hours. This one will likely be heavier than others, but if you need to work for a long time on a single charge or just work comfortably with increased brightness, then this is the only way.

Specifications of the Dell Latitude 9510
  Latitude 9510 Latitude 9510 2-in-1
LCD Diagonal 15"
Resolution Brightness Features 1920×1080
400 cd/m²
Super Low Power
400 cd/m²
Super Low Power
Color Gamut sRGB 100% ?
Touch Support - Yes
Protective Glass - Corning Gorilla Glass 6
CPU  Intel's 10th Generation quad-core or six-core Core processor
with or without vPro
Comet Lake-U
Graphics Intel UHD Graphics
RAM up to 16 GB LPDDR3-2133
Storage M.2-2230 PCIe/NVMe up to 1TB SSD
Regular or Class 35
Wireless Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 2x2 .11ax 160MHz + Bluetooth 5.0
Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE-A (DW5821e)
Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE-A (DW5821e) for AT&T, Verizon & Sprint, US.
Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 Global 5G Modem (DW5930e)
(July 2020) (2-in-1)
USB 3.1 1 × USB 3.1 Type-A
Thunderbolt 2 × TB 3 (for data, charging, DP displays)
Display Output 1 × HDMI 2.0
Card Reader 1 × microSD
Cameras Front Webcan with IR sensors for Windows Hello face authentication
Mechanical privacy shutter
No camera option
Hardware Authentication Webcam with IR Sensors
Optional fingerprint reader
Optional contacted SmartCard reader
Audio 4 microphones, 4 speakers, audio jack
Battery 4-Cell, 52 WH Polymer Long Life Cycle (July 2020)
4-Cell, 52 WH Polymer, ExpressCharge/ExpressCharge Boost capable
6-Cell, 88 WH Polymer, ExpressCharge capable, 30 hours

65 W or 90 W USB-C charger
Dimensions Width 340.4 mm | 13.4 inches
  Depth 215.8 mm | 8.5 inches
  Thickness 14 mm - 17 mm | 0.55 - 0.66 inches
Weight 1.45 kilograms | 3.2 pounds 1.5 kilograms | 3.3 pounds

Some features are optional and are available on request
TPM 2.0 FIPS-140-2 Certified / TCG Certified
Optional Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader in power button
Optional Security Hardware Authentication Bundles
1: Touch Fingerprint Reader (in Power Button) with Control Vault 3.0 Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification
2: Contacted Smart Card and Control Vault 3 Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification
3: Touch Fingerprint Reader (in Power Button), Contacted Smart Card, and Control Vault 3 Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification
4: Touch Fingerprint Reader in Power Button, Contacted Smart Card, Contactless Smart Card, NFC, and Control Vault 3 Advanced Authentication with FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certification
Optional Face IR camera (Windows Hello compliant) with ExpressSign-in (Proximity Sensor)
Dell Client Command Suite
Dell BIOS Verification
Optional Dell Endpoint Security and Management Software
VMware Carbon Black Endpoint Standard
VMware Carbon Black Endpoint Standard + Secureworks Threat Detection and Response
Dell Encryption Enterprise
Dell Encryption Personal
VMware Workspace ONE
Absolute Endpoint Visibility and Control
Dell Supply Chain Defense
Sensors Gyroscope, eCompass/Magnetometer, Accelerometer, GPS (via WWAN Card only), Ambient Light Sensor, Adaptive Thermal Performance (via Gyroscope/Accelerometer), Dell ExpressSign-In (via Proximity Sensor)
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 bit
Ubuntu (May 2020)
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 bit
Launch Price $1,799 $1,799

Dell’s Latitude 9510 laptop and Latitude 2-in-1 convertible will be available starting March 26, 2020, at prices starting at $1,799. Those who would like to have an integrated 5G modem will have to wait till July.

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  • PeachNCream - Thursday, January 2, 2020 - link

    Not a lot of 2-in-1s still on the market these days. Mildly ruggedized versions are a bit more common in the medical community, but the disinterest in touch-enabled everything is probably applying some drag on the market for these types of systems. Microsoft's lean into conventional notebook PCs with their Surface lineup is a pretty good leading indicator of waning interest in a post tablet fad world.
  • eastcoast_pete - Thursday, January 2, 2020 - link

    Overall nice specs being let down by LPDDR3- only memory. Not great for attracting corporate customers, who tend to stay on the same model for years to minimize support costs.
  • yeeeeman - Thursday, January 2, 2020 - link

    What exactly a corporate customer will do to require something better than LPDDR3?
  • smilingcrow - Friday, January 3, 2020 - link

  • drothgery - Friday, January 3, 2020 - link

    LPDDR3 effectively means it's capped at 16GB of RAM, which ought to be a minimum spec in 2020, not a a maximum.
  • SolarBear28 - Saturday, January 4, 2020 - link

    I just think it's strange that in a device where battery life is very important they wouldn't use more efficient LPDDR4.
  • Bulat Ziganshin - Thursday, January 2, 2020 - link

    anyway memory is soldered

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