Dell Latitude 6430u
Average of 13 scores (from 19 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Latitude 6430u
Slimmed down business. As the only Ultrabook thus far to satisfy a multitude of standardized military reliability tests, the build quality of the 6430u is sure to meet the needs of practically every business user out there. Though powerful on the outside, is its internal performance up to par?
The Dell Latitude 6430u is an impressive entry into Dell's business lineup. It proves that within the boundaries of the Ultrabook classification, there is the option to include extra connectivity and a removable battery, which are both features that are useful in a business setting. If there is a problem, it's to be found with the lack of a touch-sensitive display and sub-par screen resolution. Other than these issues, there's a great amount of versatility here, helped with Dell's customisable specification options when assembling your order. One word of caution though: expect to spend a hefty amount of change to get what we'd call a decent level of performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: It Pro
If there’s one disappointment, it’s the 14in screen. We like the matte anti-glare finish, and the resolution of 1,600 x 900 is enough to make the panel feel pin-sharp. The brightness level of 344cd/m2 is good, too, and ensures the panel will remain legible under bright office lights. The big problem, though, is poor image quality.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 83%
Source: Ultrabook News
The Dell Latitude 6430U is a workhorse that, during our testing, was noticeably more productive than other Ultrabooks. It felt strong and well-built both on the outside and on the inside although that ruggedness means a small extra weight over some other 14″ options. As a typing/reporting tool and for our basic video editing requirements it’s been the best Ultrabook we’ve ever tested, and that includes the Lenovo X1 Carbon although that Ultrabook has the edge on portability. The 6430U isn’t the most stylish and doesn’t come with the fun and sometimes productive touchscreen but Dell offers many other options so non-business users without a touch requirement will find probably find a variant that will satisfy their needs. The Dell 6430U isn’t cheap but it’s honestly priced and is an Ultrabook that’s likely to serve well and prove its worth over a number of years.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2013
Source: Ultrabook News
As a working laptop and desktop I can see a lot of companies going for the 6430u without a doubt. For individuals there’s the question of touch which I know can add some fun after-hours. If you are looking for something more 24/7 then maybe the Lenovo Yoga 13 is the answer for you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/25/2013
Source: PC Advisor
I rarely get this enthusiastic over a corporate product of any sort, but I'm a sucker for products that are tactilely and ergonomically superior. The Latitude 6430u is expensive, but most truly superb things are. Even consumers should seriously consider this ultrabook, since the entry-level configuration is more than adequate for most purposes, and the three-year warranty makes a big-box store's extended warranty unnecessary.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC World
I rarely get this enthusiastic over a corporate product of any sort, but I’m a sucker for products that are tactilely and ergonomically superior. The Latitude 6430u is expensive, but most truly superb things are. Even consumers should seriously consider this ultrabook, since the entry-level configuration is more than adequate for most purposes, and the three-year warranty makes a big-box store’s extended warranty unnecessary.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Dell Latitude 6430u is an ideal unit for users who want a mix of portability and productivity. The sleek ergonomic design makes the notebook easy to hold and traverse with, while the extensive battery life ensures that the device will last while in the absence of a power supply. Additionally, the impressive Intel i5 quad-core processor with 8GB of RAM allows the notebook to tackle a plethora of programs simultaneous; and to top it all off the well-built keyboard and touchpad provide a comfortable experience to help maximize productivity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: Computer Shopper
Overall, with the Latitude 6430u Dell delivers a solid-feeling, IT-friendly laptop that's a pleasure to use. We only wish there were an option for a 1080p IPS panel for better viewing angles and more screen real estate for multitasking. Dell recently upgraded its admirable 13.3-inch XPS 13$1,446.99 at TheNerds.net ultrabook to 1080p; it would seem sensible to take that step for the 6430u as well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
The Dell Latitude 6430u is a business Ultrabook that's good enough looking for executives yet durable enough to drag to off site sales calls month after month. It offers solid Ultrabook level performance with ULV Intel third generation CPUs and it's powerful enough for business tasks and downtime with HD movies and even some light gaming.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Pro
Dell has produced a good business Ultrabook, but it could have been great: a better quality display would make this a high-end business laptop to be reckoned with. At this price, however, the Latitude 6430u retains an obvious appeal. With sturdy build quality backed by a three-year, next-business-day warranty, excellent ergonomics and nippy performance, this unflashy Ultrabook is as good as it gets for less than £1,000.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
Source: PC Mag
The Dell Latitude 6430u is a great choice for those who want productivity for work without having to settle for a drab business-as-usual ultrabook. It comes with an external optical drive, sports an excellent keyboard, and boasts terrific battery life. While the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is still a superb business ultrabook that weighs a pound less, the Latitude 6430u's extra features justify its additional bulk, and it consequently snatches the crown by virtue of its larger port selection, removable battery, and inclusion of an HDMI output, It's a very close call, but at the end of the day the Latitude 6430u rightfully earns our Editors' Choice for business ultrabooks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Wired Magazine
WIRED Exceptional performance (when it’s firing on all cylinders). Looks good, at least in the boardroom. Five hours of battery life is solid for the category. External DVD burner just a $74 add-on. TIRED No touchscreen on a Windows 8 ultrabook? What’s the point? Erratic performance issues. Dismal screen quality and brightness. Obese. Wildly overpriced. Loud fan.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
Source: Hot Hardware
The Dell Latitude 6430u isn’t your average ultrabook; it was designed and built specifically with the business world in mind, offering robust security measures, some rugged build features, and relatively easy and powerful manageability. But it’s not just a boring business box; it includes some smart design features such as the rubberized finish and silver accents, and the specifications are more than sufficient for what you’ll typically need in the business world.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2013
Source: Laptop Mag
With its attractive yet durable design, strong performance and solid battery life, the $1,278 Dell Latitude 6430u is a strong choice for mobile professionals. Consumers looking for a lighter business notebook with a better display and pointing stick might want to check out the $1,349 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. However, they'll lose VGA and Ethernet and have to pay slightly more.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2013
Rating: performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 10%
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Positive: robust construction; upgrades possible Negative: high weight; mediocre workmanship, low display resolution, limited docking possibilities
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/08/2013
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; matte screen with wide opening angle; good performance; good connection. Negative: Thick and heavy; narrow viewing angle of the display; narrow touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/07/2013
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: 21CN zh-CN→EN
Positive: Full metal material; comfortable keyboard; good performance; very good battery life; 5 buttons touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/11/2013
Being one of the biggest laptop manufacturers in the world, Dell produces one of the biggest selling business laptop series. Dell’s business laptop series now comes in an ultrabook form. The Dell Latitude 6430U is available in various configurations. It cannot only be purchased with Intel Core i3, i5 and i7, but consumers can also customize other hardware according to their preferences. This ultrabook offers a 14-inch wide screen laptop and weighs only about 1.7 kg. So, it is lightweight enough to be taken anywhere to support your work or task. Hence it is suitable for those who need high flexibility and portability. It also provides something different, namely the existence of a super-fast Wi-Fi connection hardware which has set it apart from its competitors. And for battery life, Dell claims that this classy and elegant ultrabook can last up to 10 hours of normal use throughout the day.
Speaking of performance, Windows 8 apps can run very well on this laptop. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have such disadvantages in the absence of touchscreen feature. Without touchscreen display, you won’t be able to enjoy full Windows 8 experience. On the other hand, being equipped with a native resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels could well prove to be a deal breaker. Considering the fact that other laptop manufacturers have been fitting full-HD displays to their products, the low resolution is really a huge downside to this laptop. However, Dell's Latitude 6430u is still a great performing ultrabook. If you’re looking for a premium ultrabook for business use, then you should seriously consider this ultrabook.
Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
3427U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.8 - 2.8 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
77%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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