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Dell Latitude 14 E5470 6440HQ Notebook Review

Sebastian Bade (translated by Liala Stieglitz), 02/15/2017

Workhorse with minor drawbacks. A business device for everyday use: This is where Dell comes in with its Latitude 14 E5470. Security features, strong processor, plenty of working memory, and a solid-state drive are installed. These are good prerequisites for a business laptop. However, not all that glitters is gold, and thus our review sample has to accept some criticism. Read just where these shortcomings are found in our in-depth report.

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Dell's devices are very popular in the business sector. Not only because Dell's Latitude 5000 lineup is designed for a long service life, but also because diverse security features are either installed or optionally available. Our review sample, Dell's 14-inch Latitude 14 E5470, is ideally equipped for business tasks, thanks to its quad-core CPU. Intel's Core i5-6440HQ is supported by 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, and the 256-GB SSD provides plenty of room for the operating system and other programs. All this is found in a restrained, solid, black casing that ensures ideal protection. Dell has opted for a Full HD panel in our model. This hardware configuration is priced at 1190 Euros (~$1266) in various German online shops. However, Dell only lists this configuration on its US website. The device costs 1500 USD here.

The configuration of this model can vary from country to country. Entry-level devices with a reference price of 1100 Euros (~$1170) are listed on Dell's German website. In terms of performance, they start with the smallest Intel Core i3-6100U Skylake CPU and an HD panel with only 1366x768 pixels. Dell's website reveals that devices can also optionally be configured with FHD touchscreens. At the time of testing we could not determine with certainty whether a Kaby Lake update will be launched for the Latitude 14 E5000 series in the near future.

We have exclusively selected 14-inch devices for the comparison in order to keep the framework as uniform as possible. A price range of 1000 to 1500 Euros (~$1064 to $1595) was the target budget. We opted for four devices that are each based on a different CPU. This promises to make the comparison between the native quad-core and the dual-core with HT interesting.

The following chart provides an overview of the comparison devices that we have selected for this test.

Dell Latitude E5470 HP ProBook 440 G4 Lenovo ThinkPad T460 Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
CPU Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i7-7500U Intel Core i5-6200U Intel Core i7-6500U
GPU Intel HD Graphics 520 Nvidia GeForce 930MX Intel HD Graphics 520 Intel HD Graphics 520
RAM 8 GB DDR4-2133 8 GB DDR4-2133 8 GB DDR3-1600 8 GB DDR4-2133
Preis 1250 Euros 1050 Euros 1500 Euros 1299 Euros
Dell Latitude 14 E5470 (Latitude 14 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 530, Core: 300 - 950 MHz, 20.19.15.4531
Memory
8192 MB 
, 2 memory banks (one filled), DDR4 2133, Hyundai Electronics
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel 157 PPI, LP140WF3, AH-IPS, WLED, 262K (6bit), CIE1931 72%, 60Hz, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-H
Storage
Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN), 256 GB 
, M.2 2280, 190 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Skylake PCH-H High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: stereo, lower front, Card Reader: MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Sierra Wireless Location Sensor
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.2 x 334.9 x 231.1 ( = 0.91 x 13.19 x 9.1 in)
Battery
62 Wh, 7750 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p HD
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, power supply, Dell Command, Dell Audio, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.867 kg ( = 65.86 oz / 4.12 pounds), Power Supply: 380 g ( = 13.4 oz / 0.84 pounds)
Price
1190 Euro

 

Case

Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 is fully designed  for a long service life. The user will notice this as soon as the device is picked up: the used materials are made of a carbon-fiber reinforced plastic that has a pleasant feel. The matte surfaces on the lid and base feature a soft-touch finish look. Consequently, fingerprints will unfortunately soon become a problem, but can be quickly and easily removed with a cleaning cloth. The base's stability is really good as it can hardly be warped. Quite some force is needed for twisting it. The same is true of the unobtrusive, elegant display lid. Although it is much easier to warp than the base, the lid of Dell's Latitude 14 E5740 presents a higher stability than some other devices. The lid also looks impressive in our pressure test as no wave formations can be produced on the screen. On the other hand, the base yields slightly in the keyboard's center, but this is still within an acceptable range and cannot be deemed negative.

We liked the rubber trimming that encloses the display. This prevents dirt from entering when the laptop is closed. Overall, the build of our review sample is exemplary. Nothing wobbles or clatters, all gaps are regular, and the hinges keep the display lid firmly in place and rocking is minimal and only very short. It is not possible to open the device with one hand as the initial resistance is too high for this. On the other hand, the display can be completely opened toward the back since Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 is equipped with two 180-degree hinges.

Size Comparison

With a weight of 1.9 kg (~4.2 lb), our review sample is the heaviest device in the comparison. We do not see this as a significant point of criticism. A weight of less than 2 kg (~4.4 lb) is still within an acceptable range. The devices deviate by only a few millimeters in terms of dimensions. Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 is compact and pleasant to hold.

Connectivity

Connectivity

Although the connectivity is very impressive, we miss at least one USB Type-C port. Devices made for a long service life should also feature interfaces that make them  future proof. But back to the positive side of the interface diversity: Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 has a total of three USB 3.0 ports that are located on both the right and left sides. This distribution is good in our opinion. The spacing between the ports is also generous: The left-sided SmartCard reader is a crucial security feature that every business device should have. Most interfaces are situated on the rear. Thus, all important cables are routed directly away from the device and there should not be problems with connected mice. The positioning of the LAN and power supply sockets are elegant and not useless as their incorporation into the hinges is very stable. A docking station port is also situated on the underside. More details can be found in the accessories section.

Overall, we will remember Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 favorably. Should a Kaby Lake refresh be planned, we would highly appreciate at least one USB Type-C Gen.2 port.

Left: USB 3.0, vents, Smartcard reader
Left: USB 3.0, vents, Smartcard reader
Right: Combo audio, SD card reader, USB 3.0, Kensington Lock
Right: Combo audio, SD card reader, USB 3.0, Kensington Lock
Rear: Ethernet port, VGA-out, SIM card slot (WWAN), HDMI-out, USB 3.0, power-in
Rear: Ethernet port, VGA-out, SIM card slot (WWAN), HDMI-out, USB 3.0, power-in
Front: Speakers, status LEDs
Front: Speakers, status LEDs

SD Card Reader

The SD card reader in our model is situated on the right, exactly between the USB 3.0 port and combo audio jack. A dummy that can be easily removed via press-and-release is in the slot. The advantage of this is that dirt cannot infiltrate the device. Cards can be inserted completely into the slot, which reduces the risk of damage during transportation. We measure the card reader's performance with our fast Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II reference card. The average transfer speed when copying JPG files is a good 136 MB/s, an outcome that clearly outperforms the rivals by HP, Acer, and Lenovo. Our review sample achieves an even greater advantage over its rivals in the SSD test (sequential read). With 207 MB/s in sequential read from the SD card, several Gbytes of data can be copied without prolonged waiting times.

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
151 MB/s ∼100% +11%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
136 MB/s ∼90%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
74.3 MB/s ∼49% -45%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
72.6 MB/s ∼48% -47%
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
65 MB/s ∼43% -52%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
207 MB/s ∼100%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
202.95 MB/s ∼98% -2%
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
86 MB/s ∼42% -58%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
(Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
85.9 MB/s ∼41% -59%

Communication

Both communication modules in Dell's Latitude 14 E5470
Both communication modules in Dell's Latitude 14 E5470

LAN, Wi-Fi and, mobile data are present for network communication. The LAN port is on the rear and achieves a maximum transmission rate of 1000 Mbit/s. A frequently used Wi-Fi module from Intel that supports Bluetooth 4.2 is installed. Intel's Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 is found in many devices and is very reliable. The theoretical gross transmission rate using 802.11ac 2x2 is 867 Mbit/s. Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 achieves a good rate of 618 Mbit/s in receive in the test scenario under ideal conditions, and it places itself at the top. Dell's device lags behind slightly with 241 Mbit/s in transmit and falls back to the third place.

Business users who are often on the go can access networks via the installed LTE module. When a SIM card is inserted into the corresponding slot, the Sierra Wireless AirPrime EM7455 module can set up a mobile data connection of up to 300 Mbit/s.

No significant problems occurred in network connections (LAN and Wi-Fi) during the test period. All data transmitted quickly and reliably.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (I218-T1)
618 MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174 (I210-T1)
608 MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Dell Vostro 15-5568
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
205 MBit/s ∼33% -67%
HP Pavilion 14-al103ng
Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC (RTL GBE)
46 MBit/s ∼7% -93%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKB
Atheros/Qualcomm QCA6174 (I210-T1)
614 MBit/s ∼100% +155%
Dell Vostro 15-5568
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165
268 MBit/s ∼44% +11%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 (I218-T1)
241 MBit/s ∼39%
HP Pavilion 14-al103ng
Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC (RTL GBE)
51 MBit/s ∼8% -79%

Security

Touch-fingerprint scanner
Touch-fingerprint scanner

Security features are crucial in business devices. The manufacturer is very generous with these in Dell's Latitude 14 E5470. For example, we find a fingerprint scanner that allows very fast identification via a touch sensor after opening the lid. Furthermore, our review sample is equipped with a SmartCard reader and NFC module (FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certified Dell ControlVault 2). The laptop can be secured against theft via a Kensington lock. And finally, we should not forget the Trusted Platform Module 2.0 (TPM).

Dell also offers some optional security software packages, Computrace, and DDP products (Dell Data Protection).

Discussion

Accessories

Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 comes with a compact 90-watt power supply, quick start guide, safety instructions and instructions for installing the SIM card. Unfortunately, further accessories are not included. Proprietary accessories, such as Dell's Port Replicator (docking station), can be purchased optionally. The docking station for our review sample is priced at 170 USD on Dell's US website. Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 can communicate wirelessly with other devices via Dell's Wireless Dock, which costs 325 Euros (~$346). Obviously, like every other manufacturer, Dell has other accessories such as bags, mice or keyboards in its portfolio.

Operating System

Microsoft's Windows 10 Professional 64-bit is preloaded on our review sample. A look at the manufacturer's website reveals that older operating systems, such as Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, are supported. We also find Ubuntu 14.04 listed, which means that the manufacturer officially supports this version.

Maintenance

The base plate is easy to remove
The base plate is easy to remove

Although the underside does not have a maintenance hatch, maintenance is not a problem, thanks to the easy to remove base plate. After releasing the screws, the base unit can be removed. Note: the screws cannot be taken out completely and thus they will not be lost. The user can access the hardware components after removing the base plate. The small fan can also be cleaned.

Not many upgrade options
Not many upgrade options
Room for another RAM module
Room for another RAM module

Warranty

Although the underside does not have a maintenance hatch, maintenance is not a problem, thanks to the easy to remove base plate. After releasing the screws, the base unit can be removed. Note: the screws cannot be taken out completely and thus they will not be lost. The user can access the hardware components after removing the base plate. The small fan can also be cleaned.

Input Devices

Keyboard

The manufacturer does not make compromises in terms of the keyboard and has installed a good keyboard that is also spill-protected into its Latitude 14 E5470. The individual keys have a size of 15 x 15 millimeters (~0.6 x 0.6 in) and are the same matte-black as the base's upper side. Although the keys are sleeker than the base unit, this is not a disadvantage. The arrow keys in the lower right edge are slightly smaller for construction-related reasons, and need a bit of getting used to at first. The same is true of the tiny-looking enter key. The G, H, and B letter keys had to make some room for the TrackPoint, but this does not have any adverse effects  when typing.

Typing on the keyboard is pleasant, although the key drop could be slightly longer. The pressure point is quite noticeable and provides the user with a decent feedback. Furthermore, the typing noise is very low and will not distract co-workers in the office. We also liked the restrained, two-level backlight. This is helpful in dark environments and also looks good.

Dell Latitude 14 E5470 keyboard
Dell Latitude 14 E5470 keyboard
Dell Latitude 14 E5470 keyboard with enabled backlight
Dell Latitude 14 E5470 keyboard with enabled backlight

Touchpad / TrackPoint

The touchpad's input surface has an area of 10 x 5.5 centimeters (~4 x 2.2 in), which is sufficient for a 14-inch laptop. However, the touchpad is not quite accurate in its four corners, and thus inputs should be made toward the center. The space between the left and right wrist rests has been used well. The two dedicated keys have a sufficient width of 1.5 centimeters (~0.6 in). An audible feedback, such as a click noise is absent. Thus, it is possible to work very quietly with the touchpad.

In addition to the touchpad, Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 allows moving the mouse cursor with a TrackPoint. This needs a bit of getting used to, but as soon as the user has adapted, it enables fast and accurate navigation. Three input buttons for the TrackPoint are above the touchpad. They respond just as quietly as the previously mentioned two buttons.

Dell Latitude 14 E5470 touchpad
Dell Latitude 14 E5470 touchpad
A different view of the touchpad - from inside under the battery
A different view of the touchpad - from inside under the battery
Back to the roots - Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 has a TrackPoint
Back to the roots - Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 has a TrackPoint

Display

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid
Virtually no visible backlight bleeding
Virtually no visible backlight bleeding

Our review sample of Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 is equipped with a 14-inch IPS panel. It has a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which results in a pixel density of 157 PPI. This device is also available with an HD screen or Full HD touchscreen. Panels with an HD+ resolution are available as intermediate options. Overall, we cannot complain about the screen in Dell's Latitude 14 E5470. The average brightness of 316 cd/m² is very good and outshines the entire competition. Some achieve only 200 cd/m² with effort. However, our review sample shows a deficiency in the black level. 0.57 cd/m² is far from enough for reaching the top ranks. Acer's TravelMate P648, with a rate of 0.19 cd/m², can boast here. The illumination of just 79% is also below average and should be significantly better in devices of over 1000 Euros (~$1064). As the screenshot illustrates, backlight bleeding is insignificant. Our review sample is the only device in the comparison that does not use pulse-width modulation (PWM) for controlling the screen's brightness.

350
cd/m²
343
cd/m²
308
cd/m²
319
cd/m²
323
cd/m²
276
cd/m²
325
cd/m²
317
cd/m²
286
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 350 cd/m² Average: 316.3 cd/m² Minimum: 15.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 79 %
Center on Battery: 323 cd/m²
Contrast: 567:1 (Black: 0.57 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 3.68 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 2.99 | - Ø
85% sRGB (Argyll) 55% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.49
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
LP140WF3, 1920x1080, 14
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
LG Philips LGD04B1 140WHU, 1366x768, 14
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
AUO1E3D, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
Lenovo LEN40A9 / N140HCE-EAA, 1920x1080, 14
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
AU Optronics B140HAN02.1, 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
-29%
-3%
-2%
-5%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
39
56.8
-46%
43.2
-11%
42.4
-9%
44
-13%
Response Time Black / White *
26
28.8
-11%
24.4
6%
24.8
5%
25
4%
PWM Frequency
Screen
-74%
-58%
-25%
12%
Brightness
316
207
-34%
203
-36%
216
-32%
243
-23%
Brightness Distribution
79
80
1%
83
5%
85
8%
90
14%
Black Level *
0.57
0.69
-21%
0.47
18%
0.26
54%
0.19
67%
Contrast
567
332
-41%
460
-19%
885
56%
1337
136%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
3.68
10.16
-176%
8.98
-144%
7.32
-99%
4.93
-34%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.99
10.87
-264%
9.61
-221%
6.98
-133%
2.71
9%
Gamma
2.49 96%
2.41 100%
2.63 91%
2.5 96%
2.36 102%
CCT
6572 99%
12881 50%
11265 58%
6683 97%
6914 94%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
55
38.4
-30%
35.9
-35%
39.97
-27%
34
-38%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
85
60.4
-29%
56.7
-33%
61.55
-28%
53
-38%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-52% / -65%
-31% / -47%
-14% / -21%
4% / 8%

* ... smaller is better

85% sRGB coverage
85% sRGB coverage
55% AdobeRGB coverage
55% AdobeRGB coverage

Considering the rather mediocre rates, the screen quality is relatively good. However, a light grayish tint, which is due to the low contrast ratio (567:1) and relatively high black level (0.57) cannot be completely prevented. Not much of this is seen in routine use. Once again, the IPS panel scores well in the measured DeltaE 2000 rates. Both rates are close to the target of 3 and even slightly below that (ColorChecker 3.68 and Grayscale 2.99). Calibration can improve this slightly. The ICC profile matching to this screen can be downloaded from the box.

Our review sample with an IPS panel achieves good color space coverage rates. 85% of the sRGB color space can be reproduced, and it is still enough for the reproduction of 55% of the larger AdobeRGB color space. All comparison devices lag far behind Dell's Latitude 14 E5470. Consequently, our review sample is quite suitable for graphic designers and image editing.

Grayscale
Grayscale
ColorChecker
ColorChecker
Saturation Sweeps
Saturation Sweeps

Users who are frequently on the go occasionally have to work outdoors. This is easily possible with Dell's 14 E5470: The matte screen alongside its good brightness ensure that there will hardly be any restrictions when working outdoors in the summer. The screenshots show the device with sunlight from the side and in the shade. Here, we see that the image is quite recognizable, even with sunlight from the side.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
26 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 5 ms rise
↘ 21 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 42 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (27.3 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
39 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15 ms rise
↘ 24 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 37 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (44.3 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 60 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 872 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 30860) Hz was measured.

There are no nasty surprises in our viewing angle test. The IPS panel allows recognizing the test picture easily from all positions. A light haze covers the image only at a very flat angle. Thus, there should not be any restrictions in everyday use.

Dell Latitude 14 E5470: Viewing angles
Dell Latitude 14 E5470: Viewing angles

Performance

Thanks to its native quad-core processor, our review sample is ideally equipped, even for demanding Multithread applications. 8 GB of DDR4 RAM support the processor in our review sample. A 256 GB SSD is installed as the system storage, which provides enough space for the operating system and other office applications. The manufacturer offers other alternative system configurations in almost all aspects. The entry-level devices based on Intel's Core i3-6100U and a conventional hard drive cannot provide quite the performance of the model that we tested. Therefore, buyers should consider the device's purpose before purchasing. The manufacturer offers a diverse portfolio for configuring the device according to individual needs.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
CPU-Z
GPU-Z
GPU-Z
HWiNFO
DPC Latency
Intel Extreme Tuning Utility
 

Processor

3.5 GHz are the maximum
3.5 GHz are the maximum
The quad-core is under the heatpipe
The quad-core is under the heatpipe

Dell has installed a strong Intel Core i5-6440HQ processor into the Latitude 14 E5470. Although the CPU comes from the slightly older Skylake generation, it can still certainly compete with the Intel's Core i7-7500U that is frequently used, and even outperform it in some cases. This naturally has a catch: Intel Core i5-6440HQ can operate with a maximum TDP of 45 watts, whereas Intel's Core i7-7500U  has only 15 watts available. The flip side of this is reflected in the battery life that we will examine more closely at a later point in this report. Intel's Core i5-6440HQ exhibits its full potential in the Cinebench R15 CPU multi-benchmark and outclasses its rivals. HP's ProBook 440 G4 that is equipped with Intel's Core i7-7500U has to be satisfied with a 33% lower score. This looks different in the single-core performance: HP's ProBook 440 G4 places itself at the top. Our review sample follows at a distance of 13%. The improved single-core performance of Kaby Lake compared with the Skylake processor becomes evident here.

Depending on the load, the clock rates of Intel's Core i5-6440HQ can be boosted up to 3.5 GHz. However, 3.1 GHz is the limit when all cores are loaded.

Cinebench R10
Cinebench R10
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R11.5
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15
Jetstream 1.1
Jetstream 1.1
Octane V2
Octane V2
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Mozilla Kraken 1.1
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
Intel Core i7-7500U
145 Points ∼75% +13%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6440HQ
128 Points ∼66%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6300U
124 Points ∼64% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
Intel Core i5-6200U
115 Points ∼59% -10%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Intel Core i7-6500U
110 Points ∼57% -14%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6440HQ
501 Points ∼27%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
Intel Core i7-7500U
335 Points ∼18% -33%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6300U
311 Points ∼17% -38%
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
Intel Core i5-6200U
287 Points ∼15% -43%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Intel Core i7-6500U
284 Points ∼15% -43%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
Intel Core i7-7500U
1.66 Points ∼75% +14%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6440HQ
1.46 Points ∼66%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6300U
1.42 Points ∼65% -3%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Intel Core i7-6500U
1.26 Points ∼57% -14%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6440HQ
5.78 Points ∼29%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
Intel Core i7-7500U
3.77 Points ∼19% -35%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6300U
3.44 Points ∼17% -40%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Intel Core i7-6500U
3.11 Points ∼16% -46%
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6440HQ
6361 Points ∼70%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6300U
6250 Points ∼69% -2%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6440HQ
22920 Points ∼56%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6300U
13751 Points ∼34% -40%
JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6440HQ (EDGE:38.14393.0.0)
214.01 Points ∼67%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
Intel Core i7-7500U
211 Points ∼66% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
Intel Core i5-6200U (MS Edge)
195 Points ∼61% -9%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Intel Core i7-6500U (IE 11)
124.42 Points ∼39% -42%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6440HQ (EDGE:38.14393.0.0)
31999 Points ∼65%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
Intel Core i7-7500U (Edge 25.10586.672.0)
31656 Points ∼64% -1%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6300U (Edge 25.0586.0.0)
30699 Points ∼62% -4%
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
Intel Core i5-6200U (MS Edge)
28219 Points ∼57% -12%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Intel Core i7-6500U (IE 11)
15973 Points ∼32% -50%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Intel Core i7-6500U (IE 11)
2127 ms * ∼4% -98%
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
Intel Core i5-6200U (MS Edge)
1236 ms * ∼2% -15%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6300U (Edge 25.0586.0.0)
1167.8 ms * ∼2% -9%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6440HQ (EDGE:38.14393.0.0)
1074.9 ms * ∼2%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
Intel Core i7-7500U (Edge 25.10586.672.0)
1055.2 ms * ∼2% +2%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
7523
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
18175
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
4880
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
7744 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
22920 Points
Cinebench R10 Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
6361 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
5.78 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
35.45 fps
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.46 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
501 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
128 Points
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
97.8 %
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
34.53 fps
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System Performance

The system performance of Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 is consistently good, although HP's ProBook 440 G4 is always a few percent better in the PCMark 8 benchmark. Lenovo's ThinkPad T460 always lags behind a bit in this test, but it is equipped with the lowest-performance CPU, Intel's Core i5-6200U. Our review sample always boots quickly, thanks to the fast SSD. Working with several, simultaneously opened tabs are no problem for Dell's Latitude 14 E5470. Lags for catching up with the workload is a thing of the past and the installed components are well matched. Thus, routine work is not interrupted. With 8 GB of working memory, Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 has enough elbowroom for processing multiple applications simultaneously. Should this not be enough, it can be easily expanded to 16 GB since one bank is empty.

PCMark 8 Home
PCMark 8 Creative
PCMark 8 Work
PCMark 8 Storage
PCMark 7
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
4837 Points ∼74% +5%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6440HQ, 2600, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
4612 Points ∼71%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6300U, 2400, Liteon L8H-256V2G
4599 Points ∼71% 0%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500, Lite-On CV1-8B256
4594 Points ∼71% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Toshiba HG6 THNSFJ256GCSU
3956 Points ∼61% -14%
Creative Score Accelerated v2
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
4554 Points ∼49% +6%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6440HQ, 2600, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
4312 Points ∼46%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6300U, 2400, Liteon L8H-256V2G
3946 Points ∼42% -8%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500, Lite-On CV1-8B256
3798 Points ∼41% -12%
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
3614 Points ∼60% +4%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500, Lite-On CV1-8B256
3511 Points ∼59% +1%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6440HQ, 2600, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
3465 Points ∼58%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6300U, 2400, Liteon L8H-256V2G
3438 Points ∼58% -1%
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
Intel Core i5-6200U, 2300, Toshiba HG6 THNSFJ256GCSU
2891 Points ∼48% -17%
PCMark 7
Entertainment
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6440HQ, 2600, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
3997 Points ∼37%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
3871 Points ∼36% -3%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6300U, 2400, Liteon L8H-256V2G
3668 Points ∼34% -8%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500, Lite-On CV1-8B256
3642 Points ∼34% -9%
Productivity
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6440HQ, 2600, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
4763 Points ∼44%
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
4458 Points ∼41% -6%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6300U, 2400, Liteon L8H-256V2G
4350 Points ∼40% -9%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500, Lite-On CV1-8B256
4024 Points ∼37% -16%
Score
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
Intel Core i7-7500U, 2700, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
5394 Points ∼67% 0%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6440HQ, 2600, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
5390 Points ∼67%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel Core i5-6300U, 2400, Liteon L8H-256V2G
5125 Points ∼64% -5%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Intel Core i7-6500U, 2500, Lite-On CV1-8B256
4766 Points ∼59% -12%
PCMark 7 Score
5390 points
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3465 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4312 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4612 points
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Storage Devices

The SSD is an M.2 2280
The SSD is an M.2 2280

The storage device in our review sample is an SSD in the M.2 2280 form factor. The Micron 1100 SSD operates with SATA speeds and achieves a good sequential read rate of 489 MB/s in the AS SSD test. We still record a speed of 272 MB/s in sequential write. A solid outcome that is absolutely sufficient for office routine. The 4K read rate of almost 24 MB/s is also decent. This rate is significant when loading small files as well as when booting the system. Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 is ready to go within a few seconds.

If the performance is still too low, the SSD is easy to replace. The M.2 interface also supports M.2 PCIe/NVMe solid-state drives.

CrystalDiskInfo
CrystalDiskInfo
AS SSD
AS SSD
CrystalDiskMark
CrystalDiskMark
ATTO
ATTO
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Liteon L8H-256V2G
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
Toshiba HG6 THNSFJ256GCSU
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Lite-On CV1-8B256
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
12%
-6%
6%
13%
Write 4k QD32
197.7
205.6
4%
241.4
22%
216
9%
225.3
14%
Read 4k QD32
246.1
274.7
12%
146.3
-41%
369.9
50%
239.4
-3%
Write 4k
80.35
93.14
16%
77.85
-3%
72.95
-9%
80.29
0%
Read 4k
25.83
31.98
24%
19.57
-24%
21.7
-16%
31.3
21%
Write 512
246.1
300.2
22%
276
12%
232.7
-5%
363
48%
Read 512
338.4
374.1
11%
310.1
-8%
371.3
10%
384.8
14%
Write Seq
363.1
360.6
-1%
322.2
-11%
394.4
9%
358.8
-1%
Read Seq
465.4
507.5
9%
491.2
6%
458.9
-1%
531.3
14%
Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
Sequential Read: 465.4 MB/s
Sequential Write: 363.1 MB/s
512K Read: 338.4 MB/s
512K Write: 246.1 MB/s
4K Read: 25.83 MB/s
4K Write: 80.35 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 246.1 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 197.7 MB/s

Graphics Card

Intel's HD Graphics 530 integrated graphics card is responsible for video output. Depending on the load, it clocks at 300 to 950 MHz. Since Intel's HD Graphics 530 does not have a dedicated memory, it has to share with the working memory. Its main tasks are, of course, video output as well as supporting the processor when playing videos. The video decoder in Intel's HD Graphics 530 has been reworked, and can now completely decode H.265/HEVC videos in the hardware. This is considerably more efficient than ever before, and it does not load the CPU as heavily, which leaves more computing power for other programs.

Since Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 is not designed for gaming, the 3DMark benchmark results are sobering. However, it is striking that the performance of Intel's HD Graphics 530 in Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 lags behind Intel's HD Graphics 520 in Acer's TravelMate P648HP's ProBook 440 G4, which is equipped with a dedicated Nvidia GeForce 930MX graphics card, is the clear leader in this comparison. But this is no warranty for an ideal gaming experience.

3DMark Ice Storm
3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited
3DMark Ice Storm Extreme
3DMark Cloud Gate
3DMark Sky Diver
3DMark Sky Diver Stresstest
3DMark Fire Strike
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme
3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
3DMark Time Spy
3DMark Time Spy Stresstest
3DMark 11
3DMark Vantage
3DMark 06
3DMark 05
3DMark 03
3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
1621 Points ∼4% +116%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i7-6500U
814 Points ∼2% +9%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6300U
785 Points ∼2% +5%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel HD Graphics 530, Intel Core i5-6440HQ
750 Points ∼2%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
9056 Points ∼6% +46%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i7-6500U
6674 Points ∼4% +8%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel HD Graphics 530, Intel Core i5-6440HQ
6185 Points ∼4%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6300U
6175 Points ∼4% 0%
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
4743 Points ∼3% -23%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX, Intel Core i7-7500U
2206 Points ∼4% +68%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel HD Graphics 530, Intel Core i5-6440HQ
1310 Points ∼3%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6300U
1290 Points ∼3% -2%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i7-6500U
1274 Points ∼2% -3%
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel Core i5-6200U
1165 Points ∼2% -11%
3DMark 03 Standard
16802 points
3DMark 05 Standard
13920 points
3DMark 06 Standard
8504 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
5376 points
3DMark 11 Performance
1473 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
52579 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
5731 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
697 points
3DMark Fire Strike Extreme Score
321 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
271 points
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Gaming Performance

The gaming performance does not reveal any unexpected surprises. After the synthetic benchmarks provided a clear impression regarding the performance of Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 in the 3D sector, a similar outcome is seen in the gaming tests. Both older games "BioShock Infinite" and "Battlefield 4" can only be played fairly smoothly using the HD resolution and minimum settings. Newer games simply overburden Intel's HD Graphics 530. However, it should be kept in mind that this is primarily a work device that has been designed for office routine.

HP's ProBook 440 G4 with its dedicated graphics card is once again the clear winner here. However, Nvidia's GeForce 930MX is also only conditionally suitable for gaming.

BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 Medium Preset
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
52.8 fps ∼100% +123%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Intel HD Graphics 520
26 fps ∼49% +10%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel HD Graphics 530
23.7 fps ∼45%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel HD Graphics 520
21.4 fps ∼41% -10%
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
Intel HD Graphics 520
17.4 fps ∼33% -27%
Battlefield 4 - 1366x768 Medium Preset
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
NVIDIA GeForce 930MX
46.4 fps ∼100% +67%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel HD Graphics 530
27.8 fps ∼60%
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
Intel HD Graphics 520
26.7 fps ∼58% -4%
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
Intel HD Graphics 520
24.6 fps ∼53% -12%
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
Intel HD Graphics 520
19.9 fps ∼43% -28%
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 45.623.719.55.5fps
Battlefield 4 (2013) 41.227.818.34.9fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 15fps

Emissions

Noise characteristics
Noise characteristics

System Noise

Noise development is an important aspect in everyday work. Consequently, office devices should be as quiet as possible. A look at the comparison chart shows that all devices - with the exception of Acer's TravelMate P648 - run silently while idling. Nevertheless, Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 sometimes produces an electronic whistling noise that is quite audible in an absolutely silent work environment. The fan starts up in medium load and produces a noise level of 31.6 dB(A). This is the best result in the comparison field. Although the device gets audible at a noise level of 35 dB(A) during full load, it is not distracting. By comparison, Acer's TravelMate P648 produces only 32.4 dB(A). In the overall comparison, none of the devices deviate that much and thus all devices are roughly on par.

The cooling unit is made of a heatpipe and small fan
The cooling unit is made ...
The cooling unit is made of a heatpipe and small fan
... of a heatpipe and small fan

Noise Level

Idle
30.3 / 30.3 / 30.3 dB(A)
Load
31.6 / 35 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 30.3 dB(A)
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
6440HQ, HD Graphics 530
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
6300U, HD Graphics 520
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
7500U, GeForce 930MX
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
6500U, HD Graphics 520
Noise
1%
-3%
-1%
-2%
Idle Minimum *
30.3
29.2
4%
29
4%
29
4%
31.2
-3%
Idle Average *
30.3
29.2
4%
29
4%
29
4%
31.2
-3%
Idle Maximum *
30.3
29.2
4%
29
4%
29
4%
31.6
-4%
Load Average *
31.6
32.1
-2%
37.4
-18%
34.2
-8%
33.3
-5%
Load Maximum *
35
36.8
-5%
39
-11%
37.8
-8%
32.4
7%

* ... smaller is better

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2035.636.634.434.235.62541.342.740.241.241.33142.944.346.743.342.94035.235.637.236.535.25036.335.332.435.636.36330.133.729.628.830.18027.227.526.827.827.210028.228.326.526.428.212525.426.225.825.625.416024.524.824.323.824.520024.324.123.123.624.32502323.921.722.32331523.423.221.521.423.440023.422.72120.723.4500232220.120.3236302221.319.5192280023.222.418.718.623.2100026.124.718.418.126.1125025.324.218.317.925.3160026.725.417.917.826.7200027.325.61817.627.3250027.626.817.817.627.6315025.82517.918.125.8400025.523.918.218.125.5500025.423.718.518.325.4630022.921.318.518.522.9800021.521.218.518.421.51000020.219.918.518.520.21250019.519.818.418.319.5160002021.218.518.320SPL37.336.230.830.637.3N2.72.41.51.52.7median 24.3Lenovo IdeaPad 710S Plus-13IKBmedian 23.9median 18.5median 18.5median 24.3Delta1.51.61.61.91.534.232.930.731.634.232.832.131.130.732.833.131.833.331.833.13029.829.730.73028.327.928.629.628.327.728.528.527.527.726.427.226.426.526.426.326.425.725.926.325.426.125.924.825.424.523.824.623.724.522.823.323.422.822.821.922.822.522.321.921.222.721.421.121.220.421.12120.420.420.92119.919.720.919.920.619.21919.922.523.621.118.822.523.525.421.618.423.52225.418.917.52220.42419.117.620.419.222.218.417.519.219.92318.617.719.919.121.718.217.919.118.720.4181818.71919.118.518.31918.518.818.518.218.518.518.618.618.318.518.518.618.518.318.518.618.818.318.218.618.918.518.218.218.932.434.431.430.532.41.721.61.41.7median 20.4HP Pavilion 14-al103ngmedian 22.2median 19.1median 18.3median 20.41.91.81.61.91.9hearing rangehide median Fan Noise

Temperature

The temperatures measured at the base are very acceptable, even during full load. We measured a maximum of 43 °C (~109 °F) in the area of the vents on the left. The temperatures on the other areas increased only slightly and rarely reached 30 °C (~86 °F). However, regardless of how good the results of Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 are, the comparison chart shows that all other devices are even cooler.

Although the base does not heat up excessively, it looks different inside. The core temperatures increased significantly in our stress test that pushes the device to its limits for one hour. We measured a peak rate of 100 °C (~212 °F) when both the graphics unit and processor were loaded, which is definitely too hot. The consequence is thermal throttling on almost all processing cores. Thus, the CPU's clock rate recurrently fluctuated between 2.8 and 3.0 GHz. GPUZ displayed 84 °C (~183 °F) for Intel's HD Graphics 530, which is also quite high. The clock rate did not vary and remained stable at 900 MHz here.

We reran 3DMark 11 directly after the stress test to see whether permanent load leads to performance losses in the 3D performance. The result was identical to that of a cold start, and thus the very high Core temperatures do not result in a measurable disadvantage in the 3D performance.

Overall, we would have hoped for a more efficient cooling system that reliably dissipates the maximum TDP of 45 watts of Intel's Core i5-6440HQ. This stress test is an exception that will rarely occur in practice. The inner temperatures during normal use should remain within an acceptable range.

Stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Stress test Prime95 + FurMark
Stress test FurMark
Stress test FurMark
Stress test Prime95
Stress test Prime95
Max. Load
 40.8 °C38.2 °C30.2 °C 
 43 °C34.7 °C28 °C 
 26.2 °C26 °C26 °C 
Maximum: 43 °C
Average: 32.6 °C
25.7 °C32 °C43 °C
25.1 °C32 °C32.8 °C
24 °C26.6 °C27.3 °C
Maximum: 43 °C
Average: 29.8 °C
Power Supply (max.)  42.8 °C | Room Temperature 22 °C | FIRT 550-Pocket
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
6440HQ, HD Graphics 530
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
6300U, HD Graphics 520
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
7500U, GeForce 930MX
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
6200U, HD Graphics 520
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
6500U, HD Graphics 520
Heat
7%
8%
5%
7%
Maximum Upper Side *
43
41.5
3%
41.5
3%
37.3
13%
38.5
10%
Maximum Bottom *
43
41.4
4%
38.1
11%
44.3
-3%
36.7
15%
Idle Upper Side *
31.2
26.9
14%
28.4
9%
29
7%
31.5
-1%
Idle Bottom *
31.3
29.6
5%
28.3
10%
30.1
4%
29.6
5%

* ... smaller is better

Idle upper side
Idle upper side
Idle underside
Idle underside
Load upper side
Load upper side
Load underside
Load underside

Speakers

Speaker characteristics
Speaker characteristics
Dell audio software
Dell audio software

Both small stereo speakers are on the front under the wrist rest. The openings are slightly slanted so that the sound can still escape without being impaired. The speakers' quality is good and is particularly suitable for videoconferencing. Speech is loud and clear without distortions. As with almost all compact devices, the trebles and mids prevail due to the limited capacity. Although hints of bass are audible, we would recommend using external playback solutions for an ideal sound experience. The little 14-inch laptop achieves a high maximum volume without getting unpleasant. The audio software offers various options for adapting the sound to personal preferences.

Both speakers are on the front
Both speakers ...
Both speakers are on the front
... are on the front
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2041.639.741.6254039.6403140.230.540.24038.632.938.65040.13140.16340.532.340.58042.528.542.510043.929.143.912544.425.844.416046.825.646.820047.824.647.825051.422.851.431554.62354.640055.221.655.250058.12158.163061.119.661.180064.41964.4100065.218.765.2125069.21869.2160073.217.573.2200073.717.373.7250071.717.171.7315073.516.973.5400073.616.873.650007316.973630069.916.869.9800068.516.768.51000068.216.668.21250061.516.461.5160005716.457SPL83.130.383.1N531.453median 64.4Dell Latitude 14 E5470median 18median 64.4Delta7.93.17.935.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHzmedian 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Dell Latitude 14 E5470 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (73 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 16.2% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (4.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 34% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 22%, worst was 48%
Compared to all devices tested
» 32% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 62% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 48%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 95% worse
» The best had a delta of 9%, average was 18%, worst was 41%
Compared to all devices tested
» 1% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 22%, worst was 48%

Frequency diagram in comparison (checkboxes above can be turned on/off!)

Energy Management

Small and compact with a nominal output of 90 watts
Small and compact ...
Small and compact with a nominal output of 90 watts
... with a nominal output of 90 watts

Power Consumption

Putting the performance in ratio to the determined power consumption shows that Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 does quite a good job, even if the comparison chart suggests differently at first. In fact, the average idle consumption rates of 8.1 watts are much higher than in HP's ProBook 440 G4, but Dell has not installed an energy-saving processor. The quad-core has a maximum TDP of 45 watts compared to the rivalling processors with a TDP of just 15 watts. Our review sample is satisfied with 33.5 watts with occasional peaks of 49 watts. The comparison proves that HP's ProBook 440 G4 has a higher load consumption than all others. This is due to its dedicated GPU.

The compact 90-watt power supply is sufficiently sized. Thus, there are still enough reserves to recharge the big battery even during load. The narrow ring around the power supply's plug lights up as soon as it is connected to an outlet.

The ring around the power supply lights up when connected to an outlet
The ring around the power supply ...
The ring around the power supply lights up when connected to an outlet
... lights up when connected to an outlet
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.27 / 0.65 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.1 / 8.1 / 11.4 Watt
Load midlight 33.5 / 49 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
6440HQ, HD Graphics 530, Micron SSD 1100 (MTFDDAV256TBN)
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
6300U, HD Graphics 520, Liteon L8H-256V2G
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
7500U, GeForce 930MX, SanDisk SD8SNAT256G1002
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
6200U, HD Graphics 520, Toshiba HG6 THNSFJ256GCSU
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
6500U, HD Graphics 520, Lite-On CV1-8B256
Power Consumption
29%
14%
23%
-0%
Idle Minimum *
4.1
3.5
15%
3
27%
3.5
15%
5.3
-29%
Idle Average *
8.1
5.3
35%
5.4
33%
6.7
17%
9.3
-15%
Idle Maximum *
11.4
6
47%
6.3
45%
7.3
36%
11.5
-1%
Load Average *
33.5
26.3
21%
37.5
-12%
28.2
16%
30.8
8%
Load Maximum *
49
36.6
25%
61.1
-25%
34.6
29%
32
35%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

3DMark 11 battery mode
3DMark 11 battery mode

Thanks to the big 62-Wh battery, the runtime is not bad. As mentioned in the power consumption section, our review sample is not an energy-saving marvel. This takes its toll on battery life. However, 15 hours of runtime is possible before the battery has to be recharged. The CPU's energy requirement during load depletes the battery after just 85 minutes. The comparison device with Intel's Core i5-6300U lasts twice as long. The Wi-Fi test is considerably more significant in routine use since it comes closest to real-world load. The test script that we use for this opens different websites every 30 seconds. The "Balanced" energy profile is enabled and the screen's brightness is set to 150 cd/m² for this scenario. This equates to dimming the screen brightness by five levels in our review sample. A fully charged battery lasts 7:12 hours under these conditions. The in-house rival even managed 11:07 hours with its energy-saving processor. Nevertheless, one charged battery should last a whole workday of moderate use.

The comparison with the almost identically built comparison device based on the more energy efficient Intel Core i5-6300U is interesting: It clearly shows the difference to the higher-performance Intel Core i5-644HQ. However, every user has to decide what is more important for them.

We also performed 3DMark 11 in battery mode and achieved a much worse result than in AC mode.

A screw fastens the battery
A screw fastens the battery
62 Wh lithium ion battery
62 Wh lithium ion battery
Maximum battery runtime
Maximum battery runtime
Minimum battery runtime
Minimum battery runtime
WiFi battery runtime
WiFi battery runtime
H.264 battery runtime
H.264 battery runtime
Charging time
Charging time
Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
15h 13min
WiFi Surfing v1.3 (EDGE:38.14393.0.0)
7h 12min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
6h 51min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 25min
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
6440HQ, HD Graphics 530, 62 Wh
Dell Latitude 14 E5470
6300U, HD Graphics 520, 62 Wh
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B51EA
7500U, GeForce 930MX, 48 Wh
Lenovo ThinkPad T460-20FN003LGE
6200U, HD Graphics 520, 46 Wh
Acer TravelMate P648-M-757N
6500U, HD Graphics 520, 54 Wh
Battery Runtime
64%
33%
6%
27%
Reader / Idle
913
1304
43%
1083
19%
953
4%
1083
19%
Load
85
172
102%
151
78%
98
15%
110
29%
WiFi
WiFi v1.3
432
667
54%
414
-4%
338
-22%
543
26%
H.264
411
645
57%
571
39%
512
25%
545
33%

Pro

+ stylish, practical design (display's rubber trimming)
+ impeccable build
+ diverse security features
+ good and viewing angle stable screen
+ fast processor (4 physical cores)
+ docking station port
+ moderate battery life
+ well-placed interfaces
+ easy to remove base plate (maintenance)

Cons

- touchpad inaccurate at the edges
- processor throttles during full load
- fingerprint susceptible casing
- no USB Type-C Gen.2

Verdict

In review: Dell Latitude 14 E5470. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.de
In review: Dell Latitude 14 E5470. Test model courtesy of Notebooksbilliger.de

Dell presents a superbly built business laptop with decent computing power. Although a somewhat older Skylake processor still clocks inside Dell's Latitude 14 E5470, the newer Kaby Lake processors are sometimes outclassed. Four physical cores are simply more efficient when the applications are capable of Multithreading.  The combination of the strong processor, 8 GB of working memory and a 256 GB SSD ensure a smooth-running system.

Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 convinced us with its good system performance in the test. The input devices, the solid and stylish casing and a high-quality build are made for a long service life. Various security features and the useful accessories can facilitate future office routine.

Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 does not give much reason for complaint, but we would have wished for at least one USB Type-C Gen.2 port in terms of future proofing. The approach with the screen that largely presents good rates is a step in the right direction. However, it could be a somewhat higher-contrast panel in this price range.

But we can ultimately say that Dell's Latitude 14 E5470 is a good office device for the hard business workday. The various security features add plus points and could be the decisive factor for purchase.

Dell Latitude 14 E5470 - 02/10/2017 v6
Sebastian Bade

Chassis
94 / 98 → 96%
Keyboard
92%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
65 / 80 → 81%
Weight
65 / 67 → 95%
Battery
89%
Display
88%
Games Performance
55 / 68 → 81%
Application Performance
88 / 92 → 95%
Temperature
88%
Noise
94%
Audio
56%
Camera
62 / 85 → 73%
Average
79%
89%
Office - Weighted Average

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Sebastian Bade, 2017-02-15 (Update: 2017-02-24)