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Conservative usefulness, flying fingers on the touchpad and keys, and old-school interfaces. Whether the new Sandy Bridge Latitude also provides a portion of mobility can be discovered in this review.

Office rooms are more mobile than ever, most of the time users only need their data, and these are always available at hand on the small folding computer. What is less important when it comes to use are performance and high-end features, instead ‘mobility, productivity, and robustness’ are more pertinent. It is precisely these characteristics with which Dell is marketing its newest business spouse; the Spesc E Although we have the minimal version in terms of the configuration, the 14 inch notebook isn’t exactly cheap at Euros.

For the sake of comparison, the Acer alternative, in the form of the Aspire The question is whether the more affordable Aspire is actually a real alternative? We aim to find out. For those that are interested in the E, the more upmarket Latitude E e54200 by us could also be interesting.

In this case, although it has the same form factor, more priority has been placed r5420 the quality of the case and the different versions available e.

While the consumer world is opting for thin, flat, and light attributes, Dell has instead chosen to add a little on top. The weight of 2. The weight and dimensions may have a slightly detrimental effect on the mobility, but they provide for stability and quality. Dell has opted for high-quality but heavy materials. Although ‘ruggedized’ is not quite appropriate, the 14 inch notebooks is definitely built for day to day use.

The base unit could only be bent minimally with considerable strength. The hand resting area and the base plate on the compact chassis lie firmly attached. Merely the area under the optical drive is a weak spot as usual, which dents considerably with the application of pressure.

The firmness of the lid has also been a success. This could only be bent holding the edges to a small extent. The surface consists of brushed aluminumand can be dented inwards in the middle.

Dell Latitude E specifications

Fingerprints may be slightly visible, but do remain, and have to be removed with a cleaning cloth. The chosen materials magnesium alloy, brushed aluminum feel cool to the touch and sspecs scratch resistant. When it comes to the hinges, Dell has opted for steel, nevertheless the visible silver panel is a cover not solid. The hinges sit firmly attached to the base unit.

They hold display rigid, and there is seldom e54420. Due to the heavy weight of the base unit, we were able to just about zpecs the display with one hand. The silver slider releases the latching mechanism zinc specd. Professionals and demanding users generally value the selection of ports very highly.


The 14 inch notebook has everything on board that we would expect from a work notebook, without providing as many as a precision workstation would have. The older PC-Card standard, which has already gone out of fashion in the consumer world years ago replaced by ExpressCardis still popular in the business world.

Using this special extension cards mainly controllers can be attached.

If many cables are connected at the same time, these would cover a large area. The special Docking solution for the Latitude comes in handy for this scenario though. As a real deal business notebook the Latitude E can offer everything that can be wished for when it comes to communication technologies. The speca mini PCIe slots 2x next to the antenna and the SimCard slot are of course available.

The WLAN card uses the Further to this the Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit controller is also on board. S5420 notebooks are subjected to a requirement for good security features. While the bigger organisations usually have their own security solutions, smaller establishments are usually happy to have security features and software included with a notebook.

Spevs mentioning in this respect is the Dell Data Protection Tooland the backup and restore manager. Business characteristics, such as Trusted Platform Module, or fingerprint reader, are not acquainted with the E Merely the Kensington Security slot can be used as a preventative measure against theft with a suitable cable.

For the important protection against the theft of datathe software package Worry-Free Business Security Apecs Trendmicro is included.

The price for the licence: This solution, which is tailored towards small businesses without their own IT department, is supposed to protect against viruses, hacker, spam, spyware, s;ecs, and theft of data. Via the web-based console, the Latitude for an employee can be administrated from anywhere Remote Manager.

The user therefore doesn’t have to create recovery discs, as is usually spec case with other manufacturers. The standard warranty upon delivery has a duration of 12 months.

For an additional sum it is however possible to attain upgrades from Dell, e. The keys spesc a crisp pressure point and a long key travel give a very good feedback. An alphanumeric keypad is out of the question due to the form factor of the device. Users have the opportunity to use this via key conversion using the Fn keys.

The corresponding numbers and calculation symbols are marked in red on the letter keys. The base of the keys of the Latitude E is generally firm, and provides the user with a firm end stop not hard.

The keys are pleasantly grippy.

Dell Latitude E5420 Specs, Performance and Benchmarks

Merely the keys above the optical drive ;, sprcs, [ are a little bouncy when pushing them hard. The use of the touchpad made a good impression on us in every respect. The quietnessand its large size, as well as easy to use buttons are worlds better than the majority of consumer sprcs. The surface is pleasantly smooth but not slippery. The Alps multi-touchpad is sufficiently dimensioned with a 9. It is w5420 right up to the edges. The touchpad only has a vertical scroll slecswhich isn’t marked though.


The non-reflective LED panel type: The WXGA resolution is the standard for 14 and 13 inch notebooks. The measured black level lies at 1. Blacks are therefore not very dark, but have more of a gray glimmer. Professionals will opt for the optional resolution of x pixels. This is sufficient for use indoors, but very bright surroundings, such as in the sun, won’t be favorable for a dark desktop display.

The matte surface of a notebook display panel is the first and foremost requirement for relaxed working under sunlight. As much as we turn and twist the Latitude E, no reflections are disturbing.

The depicted photographs show the display with perfect sunshine. From the front the meager luminance is just about sufficient, from the sides the picture can already become noticeably darker. The viewing angles show a very narrow range for the Latitude. If the eyes deviate upwards or downwards verticallythen ghost images already appear after 20 degrees. Towards the right and left horizontallywe were able to deviate up to 45 degrees from the middle. Beyond this the colors start to invert considerably.

Display panels with wide viewing angles are a rarity, and the Latitude E is also not an exception to this. Dell’s 14 inch notebook is equipped with an Intel Core iM 2 x 2. Of these the two physical cores require 25 Watts. AES helps with encrypting and decrypting. Dell allows for configurations with a M up to an iM dual-core. The Sandy Bridge Core iM 2x 2. When it e55420 to daily work multi-threading is more relevant. The iM once again specz almost identically in this discipline as the iM 6.

The i5- E5240 or iM scored 9. The Sandy Bridge Wpecs i3 can already take on its faster clocking Arrandale predecessors with a meager clock speed of 2. The benchmark PCMark Vantage determined a score of 4.

The 3DMark benchmark, as an evaluation of the general gaming performancereached a score of 3. This speaks for an improved gaming performance. The extent speds this is described in detail in the article Intel HD Graphics graphics solution. Also see the data sheet for the HD Graphics Less demanding games such as Fifa 11 are smooth with high detail settings.

Dell Latitude E Specifications – Brand Centre – All Purpose – PC World Australia

Hardware intensive games such as StarCraft2 or Battlefield: Bad Company 2 have to be set to minimal detail settings though. The GB hard disc from Western Digital achieves a data rate of merely HD-Tune determined an extremely weak burst-rate.

This shows how many Megabytes per second can e542 read out of the HDD cache in the best possible case.