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Dell Latitude 3000 Series

Dell Latitude 3540Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8850M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M
Display: 14 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.1kg, 2.3kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 75%, features: 64%, display: 78%
mobility: 81%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 84%

 

Dell Latitude 3440

More and more brands push out affordable budget laptops. For most manufacturers the challenge is to decide which feature to economize on, and which to spend more on. Dell has managed to produce quite a balanced device in the Latitude 3440, pleasing many users by including an Intel Haswell Core i5-4200U processor. Intel's Haswell line of processors improved power consumption and decreased heat development.

This low power dual core CPU with Hyper Threading clocks at 1.6 GHz up to 2.6 GHz, integrates and HD 4400 graphics chip and features 6 GB dual channel 1.6 Mhz RAM. A Seagate Momentus 750 GB hard disk is used as storage device. The battery gives an impressive usage time of between 5-6 hours, made possible in part by the low energy demands of the hardware. This long battery life will no doubt make it suitable for those who need to work outdoors or access their laptops in an emergency.

The one compromise Dell has made on this device is the small 14 inch screen size. However, since this laptop is not aimed at photography enthusiasts but at businessmen, the small matte screen should suffice.

Specifications

Dell Latitude 3440Notebook: Dell Latitude 3440
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M 2048 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.1kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

75% Review Dell Latitude 3440 Notebook | Notebookcheck
An asocial office playboy. Dell presents the successor of its Vostro 3460 as an affordable office notebook in a snazzy aluminum body. The dedicated graphics also make the test version interesting for gaming with friends. So much is clear from the beginning: The balancing act succeeds, with only its mobility and endowment of ports failing to convince.
80% Dell Latitude 14
Source: It Pro English
The latest Latitude is designed for work rather than play. It impresses in several key areas: the Haswell processor has more than enough application grunt, improved graphics performance and decent battery life. The keyboard and touchpad are excellent, and it's a slim, light and sturdy machine ideal for carrying around.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude 3440 review: a budget laptop designed for business featuring an Intel Haswell processor
Source: PC Advisor English
The Latitude 3440 is designed for work rather than play, and that means its talents lie in certain keys areas: the Haswell processor delivers reasonable application and games performance and excellent battery life, and the keyboard and touchpad are excellent. It’s one of the slimmest and lightest machines in this group, too, but it’s also got the best build quality. The middling screen and speakers count against the Dell, but it excels in more key areas than any other machine here – and that makes it a worthy all-round winner.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Recenzja Dell Latitude 3440 (14,1", Intel Core i5-4200U, Nvidia Geforce GT 740M)
Source: Notebooktest.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Very long battery life; good camera, speakers, and microphone; matte display with high resolution and brightness; stable and strong hinges. Negative: No HDMI, only 1 audio output; poor cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2014
Расширенный обзор бизнес-ноутбука Dell Latitude 3440
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; very good keyboard; good performance; good cooling system. Negative: Low contrast of the display; mediocre webcam and sound system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2014

 

Dell Latitude 3540

Specifications

Dell Latitude 3540Notebook: Dell Latitude 3540
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 8850M 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

 

81% Review Dell Latitude 3540 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Vostro's successor. Dell introduces a new line of laptops with the Latitude 3000 series. We have our hands on the 15.6-inch Latitude 3540. A Haswell ULV processor alongside a matte Full HD screen are to attract both private and professional users. Our test report reveals whether Dell's latest product line is compelling.
Dell Latitude 3540
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky English
The Dell Latitude 3540 is a formidable gaming laptop. Put aside the software problems with the AMD drivers and you’ll get a very cost effective gaming laptop for $650 – $700 w/ coupons and even as low as $500 if you’ll go refurbished. A good keyboard, quiet operation and nice 1080p display. Moreover, thermals are good and the case does not get hot.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2014
Dell Latitude 3540 – test laptopa multimedialno-biznesowego
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: High quality; elegant appearance; very good screen; comfortable keyboard; long battery life; low-noise cooling system. Negative: No HDMI; trouble of graphics driver.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/15/2014
Dell Latitude 3540 – Достойный Представитель Линейки Latitude 3000
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Stylish aluminum case; good color of the display; very good performance. Negative: No HDMI port.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/04/2014
Ревю на Dell Latitude 15 (3540) – приятен микс между бизнес машина и мултимедиен център
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Long battery life; stable and nice aluminum case; matt Full HD screen; good cooling system; high computing and graphics performance. Negative: No mSATA slot and HDMI port.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2014

 

Comment

Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M: Mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.

AMD Radeon HD 8850M: High-performance GPU based on the same chip as the HD 7850M.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.1 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.3 kg:


79%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Fujitsu LifeBook U745
Core i5 5300U
» Dell Latitude E7450
Core i5 5300U

Devices with the same GPU

» Lenovo ThinkPad X1 20BS006BGE
Core i7 5500U, 14.0", 1.3 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP550LA-CJ127H
Core i7 5500U, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» HP Spectre 13-4000ng x360
Core i5 5200U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad T450s-20BX000XGE
Core i5 5200U, 14.0", 1.6 kg
» HP Pavilion 15-p207ng
Core i3 5010U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad T550-20CK0004GE
Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» HP ProBook 450 G2-L3Q26EA
Core i7 5500U, 15.6", 2.1 kg
» Alienware 13-4051
Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 2.1 kg
» Toshiba Kirabook 13 i7S1
Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire R7-371T-52JR
Core i5 5200U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad T450s-20BX0024UK
Core i5 5300U, 14.0", 1.6 kg
» Dell XPS 13 2015
Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 1.26 kg
» Dell Inspiron 13-7348-3818
Core i5 5200U, 13.3", 1.67 kg
» Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-32AS
Core i3 5005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R4342H
Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 1.45 kg
» HP Pavilion 13-a200ng x360
Core i3 5010U, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook T935
Core i5 5300U, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» HP Spectre 13-4001ng x360
Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-C4171H
Core i5 5200U, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-39VM
Core i3 5005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad L450-20DT0000GE
Core i5 5200U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» HP Envy 15-u203na x360
Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Google Chromebook Pixel 2015
Core i5 5200U, 13.0", 1.5 kg
» Dell Latitude 14 3000 3450
Core i5 5200U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» Lenovo Yoga 3 14
Core i5 5200U, 14.0", 1.688 kg
» HP Spectre x360
Core i5 5200U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-12- 2 (Update: 2013-12- 2)