Dell Latitude E4300
SpecificationsNotebook: Dell Latitude E4300
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: no
Price: 1700 euro
Average of 9 scores (from 13 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Latitude E4300
Professional Traveler. They are in fashion although they have almost nothing to do with the currently highly favored Netbooks – the ultra mobile office laptops. These laptops offer a combination of light weight, compact dimensions, a good battery life and extensive communication features. Models of Dell, in this league, include for example the Latitude E4300 with a display of 13.3 inches and a total weight of 1850 grams.
Source: PC World
At first glance, you might mistake the Dell Latitude E4300 for an earlier-vintage laptop: Its sharp lines and subtle finish stick out in today's world of glossy gadgets with rounded corners. That's not to say the E4300 isn't a handsome portable, however--it did grow on me. Even better, the matte finish isn't a magnet for fingerprints, dust, and smudges like every iPhone-inspired design on the market.The E4300 is a solid business or general-purpose laptop with some sweet extra touches.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 78% features: 83%
Source: PC Advisor
Dell's Latitude E4300 is a 13.3in notebook for business users who are looking for something very portable, yet fast and well built. It's a stylish notebook - ours came with a blue lid - and its straight lines make it look very clean. You get decent battery life and plenty of convenient features, such as a backlit keyboard, dual navigation devices and a built-in DVD burner.
Pick up the Dell Latitude E4300 notebook if you're a business user looking for a mobile, yet fast and very well built machine. It has a stack of features and is comfortable to use, and its docking options are elegant, too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Good Gear Guide
Dell's Latitude E4300 is a 13.3in notebook for business users who are looking for something very portable, yet fast and well built. It's a stylish notebook — ours came with a blue lid — and its straight lines make it look very clean. Pick up the Dell Latitude E4300 notebook if you're a business user looking for a mobile, yet fast and very well built machine. It has a stack of features and is comfortable to use, and its docking options are elegant, too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Dell Latitude E4300 is a power house of a notebook that is as small as can be. Designed for business use, built with quality in mind, and can handle any office or media related task thrown at it. It has an incredible battery life, great power saving capabilities, and the wide range of display brightnesses and keyboard brightnesses are great features not found in most notebooks. The speaker is a bit below average, the touchpad slightly above average at best, and the chassis has one or two flex points that should not be there in a notebook at this price range.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2009
Rating: mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Source: PC Mag
Business ultraportables are revered for what they bring to the table. They are priced at a premium and are expected to meet significant criteria. Since business travel accelerates wear and tear, durability is one of the main objectives. Several hours of battery life is no longer enough; a business ultraportable has to last all day, whether through a single battery or multiple ones. Ample connectivity features and future-proofed parts are equally important. The Dell Latitude E4300 ($2,789 direct) assumes a place among the elite of corporate laptops, venturing down paths that were uncommon in the Latitude line until now. The Dell Latitude E4300 is a powerful business ultraportable that lets you choose between a trio of fashionable colors, and its 13-inch widescreen is a first in the Latitude line.
80, Preis 40, Leistung 90, Mobilität 80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 90% mobility: 80%
Source: Laptop Mag
We can’t help but compare the Dell Latitude E4300 to another business-oriented, 13-inch ultraportable, the Lenovo ThinkPad X300, as well as its update, the ThinkPad X301. Like the Latitude E4300, the X300 and X301 are both ultra-thin, use SSDs, and come with a combination of a TrackPoint and a touchpad. The E4300 offers a much faster processor (2.4 GHz vs. 1.4 GHz) and slightly better graphics performance than even the fastest configuration of the X301. The E4300 also lasts significantly longer, even without its extended battery slice, besting the X301 by more than 2 hours (5:39 to 3:29). However, when it comes to size, weight, ease of typing, and screen resolution, the ThinkPads are just a bit more pleasing to use. If you can deal with its extra heft and somewhat mushy keyboard, the E4300 offers an industry-leading combination of endurance and processing power.
4 von 5, Mobilität mäßig, Display gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60%
Aesthetically this is the sexiest Dell business laptop yet. Dell’s Customer Service for Small Business has proven its superb care once again. I tried very hard to love this laptop given my positive experiences with the Dell D820, and Dell Business Support previously, but ultimately couldn’t get over the engineering shortcomings for the $2,250 that I paid. The screen is flawed, the keyboard flexes and is a step down in terms of responsiveness and noise to my Latitude D-Series notebook. When the user interface experience and performance is comparable to the XPS M1330 or the Lenovo U330, it’s hard to justify a $1,000 premium over those laptops. I wrote this whole review on the Dell E4300. It’s not a bad notebook. If the Dell E4300 lived in its own universe, it would be a solid notebook. But unfortunately competition exists, and its premium pricing is awfully high.
Mobilität gut, Verarbeitung sehr gut, Leistung gut, Emissionen gut, Display schlecht, Preis schlecht
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2008
Rating: price: 40% performance: 80% display: 40% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% emissions: 80%
Source: Notebookforum.at DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/27/2009
Rating: workmanship: 90%
Source: c't - 2/09
Comparison, , Long, Date: 01/01/2009
Rating: performance: 70% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 76% display: 88% mobility: 90% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 85%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70% emissions: 40%
Source: Hardware.info NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% mobility: 80%
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2009
Rating: emissions: 40%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
SP9400: Low power 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo with the full 6MB level 2 cache and therefore a very good performance per MHz.» 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. 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 %
82.67%: 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.
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