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Which Laptop should i buy?

Hi there,

i am looking for advice on buying a new laptop.

I have following wishes:
Intel CPU (reasonably actually generation)
Display Size 15 - 16 Zoll
Keyboard with Backlight and number pad

Possibility for least 2 SSDs (2x m.2?). 1 SSD should be large - minimum 2 TB.
Ram should be at least 16 GB.

I use the Laptop for Office work and software testing in a VM.
I would install SSDs and Ram myself.
My Budget is 1200 - 1500 Euro.

Which devices can you recommend?

I have looked to the Latitude 5521. Support this Laptop indeed two SSDs?

Greets
Andi

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7 Thorium

torage

This section lists the storage options on your Latitude 5521.

Your computer supports one of the following configurations:
  • One 2.5-inch hard drive
  • Two M.2 2230/2280 solid state drive
The primary drive of your computer varies with the storage configuration. For computers:
  • with a M.2 drive, the M.2 drive is the primary drive
  • without a M.2 drive, the 2.5-inch hard drive is the primary drive
Table 1. Storage specifications
STORAGE TYPE INTERFACE TYPE CAPACITY

2.5-inch 5400 rpm SATA hard-disk drive

SATA up to 6 Gbps

up to 2 TB

2.5-inch 7200 rpm SATA hard-disk drive

SATA up to 6 Gbps

up to 1 TB

2.5-inch 7200 rpm SED SATA hard-disk drive

SATA AHCI, up to 6 Gbps

500 GB

M.2 2230 solid-state drive PCIe NVMe

PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe, up to 32 Gbps

up to 512 GB

M.2 2280 solid-state drive PCIe NVMe

PCIe Gen3x4/Gen4x4 NVMe, up to 32 Gbps

up to 2 TB

M.2 2280 Opal Self Encrypting solid-state drive PCIe NVMe

PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe, up to 32 Gbps

1 TB

Hello Ejn63,

i have found the list. But i am a little bit confused.

In the Service Manual Latitude 5521 (Link: https://dl.dell.com/topicspdf/latitude-15-5521-laptop_owners-manual_en-us.pdf ) is on page 35 the "place" from the SSD. Unfortunately i only see the place for 1 SSD. The place for the second SSD is missing.

7 Thorium

There are two SSD slots side by side -- check the "removing the M.2 SSD instructions".

 

 

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