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Dell Latitude E5420 Essential

Specifications

Dell Latitude E5420 EssentialNotebook: Dell Latitude E5420 Essential (Latitude E5420 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.333kg
Price: 837 euro
Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 80%, features: 68%, display: 63% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 81%

Reviews for the Dell Latitude E5420 Essential

83% Review Dell Latitude E5420 Essential Notebook | Notebookcheck
Essential. Conservative usefulness, flying fingers on the touchpad and keys, and old-school interfaces. Whether the new Sandy Bridge Latitude also provides a portion of mobility can be discovered in this review.
70% Dell Latitude E5420 Business Notebook
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The configuration we received will set you back a whopping Rs. 82,747 including taxes and delivery. This puts it in competition with the Lenovo X1 we recently reviewed, which also sold for a similar price. Given a choice between the two, I’d have to go with the Dell Latitude and here’s why. The X1 may be slim and light and have a slightly better keyboard but the heating issue is a big setback in my book. It’s impossible to use the laptop on your lap for a long time which means you’ll have to find a desk or a table to use it on. The Dell Latitude doesn’t have this problem and although it's a bit chunkier, it's just as tough and durable and looks better, as well. It’s not perfect though. Dell could have easily included USB 3.0, an IPS panel for the screen and an option to add a graphics card for this price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Dell Latitude E5420 review
Source: PC Advisor English
With a price tag of £850 for a 14-inch screen and an Intel Core i5-based configuration that didn't even have an integrated webcam, our 5.6-pound test unit seemed designed for enterprises willing to pay a premium for durability and excellent battery life over portability and video chat support.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
70% Dell Latitude E5420 review
Source: PC Advisor English
With a price tag of £850 for a 14-inch screen and an Intel Core i5-based configuration that didn't even have an integrated webcam, our 5.6-pound test unit seemed designed for enterprises willing to pay a premium for durability and excellent battery life over portability and video chat support.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Dell Latitude E5420
Source: PC World English
Dell's software bundle for its business customers is minimal: You get the starter edition of Roxio Creator and CyberLink's PowerDVD for use with the DVD burner, as well as a couple of network-connection utilities (including the NetWaiting dial-up modem utility, which seems odd since this configuration had no dial-up modem) and Dell's backup, recovery, and data-protection tools.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Latitude E5420 Review: Video Review of Dell Latitude E5420
Source: Notebooks.com English
The Dell Latitude E5420 may not have the same sleek lines and rugged features as the E6320 or E6420, but an incredibly solid build quality, good traditional keyboard, antiglare screen and low starting prices combine to offer a reliable business notebook that won’t break the bank. The ability to work with other Latitude E Family docks and batteries is a big plus, and hopefully your IT guy will spring for a dock and a set of external speakers for your desk.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2011

Foreign Reviews

Dell Latitude E5420
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 60% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 30%
83% Test Dell Latitude E5420 Essential Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 75% display: 69% mobility: 86% workmanship: 86% ergonomy: 91% emissions: 81%
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Source: c't - 18/11 German
battery runtime good, performance satisfying, display good, noise emission satisfying
Comparison, , Long, Date: 09/01/2011

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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


2310M:

Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.1 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1100MHz).

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


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


2.333 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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


76%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-04-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)