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Dell Latitude E5430

Specifications

Dell Latitude E5430Notebook: Dell Latitude E5430
Processor: Intel Core i5 3360M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.51kg
Price: 1300 euro
Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 75%, features: 77%, display: 62% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 79%

Reviews for the Dell Latitude E5430

84% Review Dell Latitude E5430 Notebook | Notebookcheck
A sense of balance. Dell’s newest 14-inch Latitude seeks a perfect balance of cost, practicality, and portability, bolstered most notably by its newfound optional Ivy Bridge chipset. Is the E5430 everything the budget-conscious businessperson has been waiting for?
Dell Latitude E5430
Source: IT Reviews English
It’s funny to think of older technologies as a niche, but most businesses have done away with many of the technologies that were commonplace in the 1990s and early 2000s. The Dell Latitude E5430 laptop is for veteran users who can't let go of VGA monitors, ExpressCards, and optical discs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/18/2014
Dell Latitude E5430
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Latitude E5430 is a solid, reliable choice if you're looking for old school portable computing on a budget. It's got a sub-$1,000 price tag that isn't bad considering that it has a powerhouse Core i7 processor in it. If you're a Dell E-Family dock user, you can obviate the relatively low-resolution screen by adding a docked large screen monitor, or you can use one of the two video ports on the system. The Latitude E5430 is kind of left behind by the latest ultrabooks with 1080p screens and eight-hour battery life, but this is a good system to get the veteran user that needs more speed but won't abandon older technologies, ports, and optical discs.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/16/2014
80% Dell Latitude E5430 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
Our only complaint with the Latitude came during initial setup, when the system repeatedly indicated that it couldn't connect to our Wi-Fi network. After a reboot, however, the puzzling behavior ceased—the Dell made the connection and stayed online without a hitch throughout our testing.This laptop hits a sweet spot for price and performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

88% Toll verarbeitetes Notebook für alle Einsatzzwecke
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - 3/13 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 88%
Arbeitstier – Mobiler 14-Zöller mit Core i5 und hellem Display
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 70% display: 50% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
Dell Latitude E5430 – egy szervizes szemével
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN
Positive: Magnesium alloy chassis; comfortable backlit keyboard; light; price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2013

Comment

Series:

The Latitude family is built for dependability, something valuable when it comes to business applications. The Dell Latitude E5430 features the popular design from the predecessor, because there is no reason to fix something that is not broken. It is understated and sleek with brushed aluminum and high-end hinges. The case is sturdy with limited amount of flex and will withstand its share of knocks and drops. The laptop sports a fingerprint reader for the security conscious customers. The keyboard is a pleasure to use and it is comfortable enough for a long day of typing.

As with most Dell products, customization is possible. The display can either be standard HD or HD+, depending on the users preference. Either way it comes with a matte surface and is bright, making it easy to use under bright overhead lighting or outdoors. In terms of performance, there are several options from Core i3-2328M to a 2.9 GHz Core i7-3520M. The Dell Latitude E5430 is geared towards the business user, so graphics is not a priority. The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 will just about play intensive games at the lowest of settings, but it will handle most productivity tasks with ease. Dell has served fans of the Latitude line well. This machine is bound to satisfy its target market.

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.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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


3360M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, 2.8-3.5 GHz, includes HD 4000 GPU» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0":

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.


2.51 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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 %

Dell reviews


84%: 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.

Dell Latitude E6430s
HD Graphics 4000

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HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.6 kg
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HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.9 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook E743-0M55A1DE
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3230M, 1.8 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-08-10 (Update: 2012-08-10)