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Dell Latitude D420
Dell Latitude D420

Dell Latitude D420

Specifications

Dell Latitude D420Notebook: Dell Latitude D420
Processor: Intel Core Solo U1300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Average Score: 81.89% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 69%, features: 89%, display: 79% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 72%

Reviews for the Dell Latitude D420

How Does The Dell Latitude d420 Meet The Needs Of The Frequent Traveler?
Source: Direct Laptops English
The Dell Latitude d420 is the smallest laptop offered from Dell. It features a 12.1 inch screen and is an upgraded version of the Dell Latitude d410. If you are looking strictly to purchase a Dell laptop, you might want to compare the Latitude d420 and the Dell XPS m1210. Overall, the XPS m1210 is more designed for gamers while the Latitude d420 was designed to suit business needs. Everything about the Dell d420 is perfect for the on the go frequent flyer. It's incredibly thin and weighs an incredible 3 lbs. or so depending on what kind of battery that you get. If you need the extra battery life, you will have to sacrifice about a half of a pound in overall weight because the nine cell battery is a little heavier than the six cell battery. One of the coolest things about the Dell Latitude d420 is the media base.
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Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2007
performance: 80%
Built for the road
Source: Star Techcentral English
If you travel light and don't plan on using an optical drive while on the move, we may have found the ultimate business notebook PC for you – the Dell Latitude D420. Looking for an ultra-portable notebook PC that'll withstand the rigours of travel? Well, there are loads of examples in the market but few are as compelling as the Latitude D420. The D420 also features Dell's Strike Zone technology, which protects the hard drive by isolating it from external vibrations and gently cushioning it in the event of a fall. The Dell Latitude D420 ends up as an almost-ideal business notebook PC. It's a fact that CD-Rs and DVD-Rs have become a very cheap and disposable way to pass large amounts of data around (especially if you're in publishing, advertising, engineering – almost any industry that deals with digital media, actually). Having to lug around an external drive isn't quite acceptable these days. It only gives Latitude D420 owners another peripheral to pack and (potentially) misplace.
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Leistung gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2007
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80%
Dell Latitude D420 with Core Duo and Windows Vista Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
I recently acquired a DELL LATITUDE D420 laptop as a lightweight "spare" and complement to my larger, high-powered DELL XPS M1710 laptop. (See my M1710 review in my sig.) The D420 weighs 3+ lbs, has a 12.1" screen, and is considered an ultralight, as compared to the 8.8 lbs, 17" screen, desktop replacement M1710. It has already been perfect for chair-side, sofa, or bed while checking email, surfing the 'Net, reading books, or playing online Sudoku, which is all I want it for and all I expect it to do. After a year in production the M1710 is still a top-notch, do-it-all, high performance laptop, but it gets a bit lap-heavy during a long evening, and taking to bed for a final round of Sudoku or to read myself to sleep is out of the question.
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Leistung zufriedenstellend, Display sehr gut, Verarbeitung exzellent
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/05/2007
Rating: performance: 70% display: 90% workmanship: 95%
Dell Latitude D420 with Core Duo and Windows Vista Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Dell Latitude D420 is the smallest notebook currently offered by Dell. It is a fusion of the discontinued Dell Latitude D410 and X1. It combines notable traits from both and offers great portability, power and versatility. The Dell Latitude D420 is a great notebook for those who want an ultraportable design without sacrificing computing power. The build quality of this notebook is excellent and the price very competitive. Despite some design flaws, notably the location of the vent and the useless brightness sensor, this notebook excels in its primary function as a business ultraportable. Compared to its predecessor the Dell Latitude X1, the D420 is a great upgrade that will be all ready to handle the demands of newer software and Windows Vista.
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Leistung gut, Display gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/22/2007
Rating: performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80%
The Most Portable PC
Source: Mobility Guru English
The Dell D420 looks like a lighter slimmer laptop but some ultraportables have a more unusual look. Portable PCs are meant to be portable. An 18" widescreen notebook makes an excellent entertainment PC or a mobile workstation for video editing, but you'll need a wheeled case to drag it around in. Depending on how much you're prepared to give up, you can pick an ultraportable PC that won't weigh down your backpack - or one you can slip in your pocket.
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/11/2007
80% Dell’s durable ultraportable offers excellent battery life and mobile broadband, making it a very good companion for road warriors.
Source: Laptop Mag English
Executives and IT managers will find a lot to like about the Dell Latitude D420. Road warriors and frequent flyers will appreciate its light yet durable design and all-day battery life, while IT departments will be pleased to see that the D420 comes with Dell’s full suite of management utilities and is Microsoft Vista Capable. The D420 has the footprint of a sheet of paper and is just an inch thick. Weighing only three pounds (or 3.6 pounds with the nine-cell battery our system came with), the unit feels light but solid. The metallic dark-silver chassis, like other Latitude D models, is conservative (almost plain) and inoffensive.
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4 von 5, Preis/Leistung attraktiv, Akkulaufzeit gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60%
80% Dell Latitude D420
Source: PC Mag English
What happens when you cross the Dell Latitude X1 with the Latitude D410? You get Dell's next-generation ultraportable: the Latitude D420 ($2,271 direct). The D420 combines the feathery lightness of the X1's chassis with the corporate feel of the D410. It's a laptop built for cross-country trekkers, so it doesn't hurt to have integrated EV-DO and over 6 hours of battery life to go along with it. When the Latitude X1 was first introduced, it didn't resemble any of the other models in the Latitude line. In fact, it was a rebranded Samsung laptop that was incompatible with the Latitude line's peripherals, including the docking solution. With the new and improved D420, Dell has solved this problem, reconfiguring the X1's magnesium-alloy frame into the familiar Latitude form. The 3.6-pound frame is an absolute pleasure to tote around, and it can be even lighter, since you can trade the bundled 68-Wh (9-cell) battery for a 28-Wh (4-cell) one and knock the system weight down to 3 pounds.
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4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/28/2006
Rating: Total score: 80%
72% Dell Latitude D420
Source: CNet English
Dell's business-minded Latitude notebooks have always been more about function than form, but the Latitude D420 manages to pack some decent specs into a package that is both small and attractive, making this ultraportable the smallest laptop Dell currently offers. With almost a full workday's worth of battery life, the Latitude D420 stands up admirably to other similarly configured systems in its price range, such as the Lenovo 3000 V100. The 3.7-pound system has just gotten an upgrade to include Intel's Core Duo processor, and at $1,534, it's a solid choice for both consumers and small business users who need power and portability at the same time.
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7.2 von 10
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2006
Rating: Total score: 72%
80% Dell's latest Latitude offers a heap of features and a built-in HSDPA module
Source: vnunet.com English
Dell is one of a number of notebook manufacturers to offer built-in HSDPA modules with their latest models to provide high-speed 1.8Mbits/sec internet access on the go. For business users who need high-speed internet on the go, the Latitude D420 from Dell would be a good choice. Pros Portable; HSDPA module; well-designed; good features; Cons: Not particularly powerful; on the expensive side;
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(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 3, Ausstattung 5, Ergonomie 3
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% features: 100% ergonomy: 60%
90% Dell Latitude D420 - HSDPA Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Back in May I reviewed the Dell Latitude D620 and was very impressed. With the D620 Dell had produced a well built and feature rich business notebook with an attractive design and good ergonomics. I was therefore keen to take a look at the Latitude D420, which represents Dell's latest ultra-portable business offering. Dell's new Latitude range just goes from strength to strength. The D620 was a great notebook at a very attractive price, and this D420 continues that trend. Not only is the D420 well built, stylish, small and light, but it's also feature rich. The inclusion of the integrated HSDPA module is just icing on the cake and makes this the ideal notebook for the road warrior who needs to always be connected.
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(von 10): 9, Preis/Leistung 9, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 9
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 80% features: 90%
83% Dell Latitude D420
Source: PC Pro English
Dell doesn't seem to be able to do much wrong with the new line of Latitude notebooks. The D620 arrived and flew straight to the top of the A List, and it's a similar story for the D420 - the baby of the Latitude family. Dell is currently tight-lipped about plans to replace the minuscule X1, but with the D420 weighing just 1.5kg with its six-cell battery there's little reason to look any further for a business ultraportable. It's powered by Intel's U2500, a Core Duo CPU with a speed of 1.2GHz. If that doesn't sound terribly impressive, the TDP (thermal design power, the maximum amount of power the CPU can draw) of merely 9W certainly does. Small but perfectly formed, the D420 has hours of battery life and can be connected to the internet almost anywhere.
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5 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2006
Rating: Total score: 83%
95% Dell Latitude D420 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Having used the Dell Latitude D420 for some time now, my impressions have mostly been overwhelmingly positive. Although certain aspects such as the slow 4200RPM hard drive, lack of internal optical drive, and merely satisfactory screen have proven less-than ideal, these are acceptable sacrifices in the pursuit of the best portability possible. Even despite the cons, there are more than enough pros to tip the scales in the opposite direction: the unit's light weight, excellent build quality and aesthetics, and commendable battery life. Therefore, with the scales tilted heavily in the D420's favor, I can wholeheartedly recommend Dell's Latitude D420 for those searching for a new ultra-portable.
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sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/10/2006
Rating: Total score: 95%

Foreign Reviews

Dell Latitude D420 im Test: Notebook mit Flash-Festplatte
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/03/2007
Rating: performance: 60% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Dell Latitude D420
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/30/2007
Rating: performance: 50% features: 80% display: 70% ergonomy: 80%
82% Test Dell Latitude D420 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/25/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 60% display: 77% mobility: 86% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 72%
75% Die Präsentation ist in fünf Minuten da!
Source: Facts German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 75% features: 95%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


Intel Core Solo: Single core version of the Core Duo and successor of the Intel Pentium M; Because of the 65nm reduced structure width also smaller current consumption than Pentium M (maximally 27 Watts); the performance is comparable with the equivalent clocked Pentium M (somewhat faster because of a few improvements).


U1300: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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 %

Dell reviews


81.89%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

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» Zepto Notus A12
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» Sony Vaio VGN-G21XP
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» Dell Latitude D430
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» Samsung Q35-Caderu
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» Samsung Q35
Core Duo T2300, 1.9 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook Q2010
Core Solo U1400, 1 kg
» Dialogue Flybook VM
Core Duo U2400, 1.7 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-G11XN
Core Solo U1500, 1.1 kg
» Samsung Q35 Pro T5600 Bamit
Core 2 Duo T5600, 1.9 kg
» Samsung Q35 Pro T7200 Benson
Core 2 Duo T7200, 1.9 kg
» Acer TravelMate 6291
Core 2 Duo T5500, 2 kg
» Sony Vaio VGN-G11VN/T
Core Solo U1500, 1.1 kg
» Twinhead Stylebook H12Y
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» Toshiba Portégé R300
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Core 2 Duo T5600, 1.9 kg
» Asus F9F
Core 2 Duo T5500, 1.9 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pro V3205
Core Duo T2350, 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R400
Core Duo U2400, 1.6 kg
» Samsung Q40-Pro
Core Solo U1400, 1.1 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote BU45
Core Duo T2250, 1.93 kg
» Asus W5fe
Core 2 Duo T5600, 1.9 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X60T
Core Duo L2400, 1.5 kg
» HP Compaq tc4400
Core 2 Duo T5600, 2.1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U200-161
Core Duo T2300, 1.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite U200-169
Core 2 Duo T5500, 1.9 kg
» Samsung Q40-Pro U1400 Silver
Core Solo U1400, 1.1 kg
» LG LW25-BGSG
Core 2 Duo T5600, 1.9 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)