Dell Latitude E6400 Series

Dell Latitude E6400 XFRProcessor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, Intel Core 2 Duo P9600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M
Display: 14.1 inch
Weight: 2.32kg, 3.87kg
Price: 1000, 4160 euro
Average Score: 82.76% - good
Average of 17 scores (from 23 reviews)
price: 61%, performance: 77%, features: 79%, display: 79%
mobility: 83%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 82%


Dell Latitude E6400


Dell Latitude E6400Notebook: Dell Latitude E6400
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 2.32kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 83.85% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 18 reviews)


87% Review Dell Latitude E6400 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Mobile Office. Security, mobility and reliance. Those are the three pillars that the Dell Latitude E6400 is built on. Even if a thoroughly efficient graphic solution for the E6400 with a Quadro NVS 160M graphic card would be available, the notebook concentrates on these core competences in order to offer a good starter price. How good the Dell Latitude E6400 cuts of in exactly these points you can read in the following test.
80% Dell Latitude E6400
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Latitude D630 has had one of the most successful runs in business laptops, gracing the desks of countless professionals over the past two years. But at this point it's so long in the tooth that it lacks features as simple as a built-in media card reader—something that can be found on most business laptops today. The E6400 is a major upgrade from the previous D630. Dell has finally added an SD slot, has incorporated a trendier design, and continues to offer its wide selection of configurations and parts.
4 von 5, Mobilität exzellent, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 95%
80% Dell Latitude E6400 review
Source: Techradar English
The Dell Latitude E6400 may lack the style of some other laptops, but it's every bit as good. Excellent performance makes it an effective machine for power users, and you'll also find impressive quality and usability.
4 von 5, Verarbeitung gut, Leistung gut, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Dell Latitude E6400 14.1in Business Notebook
Source: Trusted Reviews English
A powerful, flexible, sturdy and well designed portable all-rounder, the Dell Latitude E6400's design and functionality caters very well to the needs of a wide range of users, be they relatively undemanding users who want something practical and long lasting, to power users that need to multitask extensively while on the move. Throw in a pleasing but serious aesthetic design and it becomes very easy to recommend.
(von 10): 9, Preis 8, Leistung 9, Ausstattung 10
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 100%
Dell Latitude E6400 Review
Source: English
The Dell Latitude E6400 is a great performer and a solid replacement for the Dell Latitude D630. It seems to be built well enough to be thrown around in day-to-day use, and it's clear that Dell is trying to improve the Latitude line and offer compelling features ... like 19-hour battery life. We really couldn't find any major reason to dislike the E6400, but there are a number of "minor annoyances" that could make some businesses look elsewhere. As we mentioned, although the E6400 proved to be quite durbale during our tests, the alloy chassis is thin in some locations which makes the notebook "feel" less durable than it actually is. We're certain the thinner alloy sections where used in order to keep weight as low as possible, but flex is something you don't want to see in a business notebook. Overall, corporate clients who are looking for the next generation of business notebooks from Dell have plenty of reasons to buy the E6400.
Mobilität sehr gut, Leistung gut, Emissionen gut, Verarbeitung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2008
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 50% emissions: 80%
80% Dell Latitude E6400 14in business laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English
With its angular black mittel-Europa executive styling - BMW rather than Lexus - the Latitude E6400 certainly looks the part of a serious business machine. It provides all the connectivity - network and peripheral - you could wish for and decent performance, all at a surprisingly middle-management price. An excellent machine - as long as you're not intimidated by the styling. It is the law.
80%, Preis gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/03/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%
83% Dell Latitude E6400
Source: PC Pro English
We caught our first glimpse of Dell's new Latitude E-series when we came face to face with its semi-ruggedised E6400 ATG laptop. With a suitably burly build and plenty of carefully focussed business features, it was a promising debut for the range. Dell's latest business model is another superb outing for their recently released Latitude E-series. It's not cheap, though.
5 von 6, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 40%
80% Dell Latitude E6400
Source: Laptop Mag English
Priced at $1,463, the Dell Latitude E6400 is a durable and secure notebook that offers snappy performance and plenty of endurance. And thanks to Dell’s redesign, this is one sleek business notebook you’ll want to be seen carrying. Power users will want to upgrade to discrete graphics, and we wish the touchpad were bigger, but overall the E6400 is an very good choice.
4 von 5, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/22/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 50%
78% Dell Latitude E6400
Source: CNet English
A total revamp of Dell's ubiquitous business laptop line, the Latitude E6400 offers Intel's latest Centrino 2 mobile platform and introduces a brushed-metal design that works at home or office, but the real highlight here is the long battery life.
(von 10): 7.8, Ausstattung 8, Leistung 7, Mobilität 9
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 90%
80% Dell Latitude E6400 ATG
Source: PC Pro English
It wasn't so long ago that we clapped eyes and hands on Dell's newly-redesigned Vostro range of laptops, designed expressly for the needs of smaller businesses. Now comes the turn of its premium business range, and the launch of Dell's latest Latitude E-series. To celebrate the occasion, PC Pro has an exclusive first look at the 14.1in Latitude E6400 ATG. A fine debut for the new Latitude E-series family, with only the price remaining to be seen.
gut, Preis mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50%
Ohne Netzteil durch den Tag
Source: c't - 14/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: performance: 60% display: 90% mobility: 90% emissions: 90%
90% Mobil und vielseitig
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 3-4/09 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Dell Latitude E6400 - Langläufer mit Rucksack
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/25/2008
Rating: mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
90% Was Edles fürs Business
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 1-2/09 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 80%
87% Test Dell Latitude E6400 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2008
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 74% display: 86% mobility: 87% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 85%
Source: c't - 22/08 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: performance: 80% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
82% Test: Dell Latitude E6400 (14,1-Zoll-Notebook)
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 88% performance: 69% features: 86% display: 80% mobility: 83% ergonomy: 88%
90% Dell Latitude E6400
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
Dell Latitude E6400
Source: German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2008
Rating: features: 80% display: 90% workmanship: 80% emissions: 60%


Dell Latitude E6400 XFR


Dell Latitude E6400 XFRNotebook: Dell Latitude E6400 XFR
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P9600
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M 256 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 3.87kg
Price: 4160 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)


Dell Latitude E6400 XFR Ruggedized Notebook In Review | Notebookcheck
Bulletproof. The Dell Latitude E6400 XFR is the extra robust version of the E6400 business notebook and direct competition to the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19. The XFR can score points with the compatibility of the E6400 and the stable construction. How the "field notebook" turned out in the test, find out in the following report.
80% Dell Latitude E6400 XFR review
Source: Techradar English
Great protection, staggering performance and decent usability. Dell is one of the world's best known laptop manufacturers and makes a broad range of machines for both business and consumer markets. It's impossible not to be impressed by the E6400 XFR, however, and if you want to give your data the best chance of survival in extreme conditions, few laptops are better.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/18/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Dell Latitude E6400 XFR - 14.1in Rugged Laptop Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Overall, the E6400 XFR is a deliberately different proposition to competing rugged laptops. It's not best suited to situations where you really need to keep the weight down and it doesn't have the battery life or mission critical ruggedness for the most demanding environments, but it is very powerful, making it a useful alternative for anyone that doesn't want to sacrifice on performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 60%
80% Dell Latitude E6400 XFR
Source: Laptop Mag English
This fully rugged notebook combines top-notch performance with impressive durability. Those in the market for a fully rugged notebook need something that can hold up to the elements, but it also needs to perform well as a notebook when Mother Nature isn’t abusing it. Dell’s Latitude E6400 XFR combines an already strong business laptop with one of the toughest exteriors we’ve seen. At $5,137, it’s about a grand more than the GD Itronix GD8000, but users can expect significantly better performance—albeit at the expense of battery life. Overall, the E6400 XFR is a very strong rugged notebook, especially for customers who want to purchase all their laptops from a single vendor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Latitude E6400 XFR Review
Source: English
The Dell Latitude E6400 XFR is a well built, higher performing, fully rugged notebook. It is based off of the Latitude E6400, with a ruggedized chassis wrapped around it. While it is definitely more rugged than the standard E6400 or E6400 ATG, it may not be as durable as other fully rugged notebooks. Dell chose to use plastic cladding for most of the external panels while other manufacturers use stronger metal panels. The main area of concern with this approach is the cooling fan grill, which showed significant flex, and may be an area that could get damaged in a tumble. The performance of the E6400 XFR is well above other rugged notebooks, but this comes at the cost of battery life
Preis 40, Leistung 90, Display 80, Verarbeitung 50
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2009
Rating: price: 40% performance: 90% display: 80% workmanship: 50%
Test Dell Latitude E6400 XFR
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/31/2009
Rating: price: 40% performance: 60% features: 40%



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

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.

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M: Based on the GeForce 9300M GS but optimized for the stable business use (special drivers and bios). Supports PureVideo HD to help the CPU decode HD videos. Memory speed: 400 MHz GDDR2, 700 MHz GDDR3

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

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.


Middle class dual core CPU with a TDP of 25 Watt. For high end gamer the performance could be not sufficient (for class 1 graphic cards).


The P9600 is a middle class dual-core CPU of the Core 2 Duo line and similar to the T9550 (except for the lower TDP of 25 vs 35W). The performance of the P9600 should be sufficient for most applications and games of 2009.

14.1: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

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

2.32 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.

3.87 kg:

This laptop is heavy below average, compared with the average of notebooks. Therefore especially desktop replacements fit in this class of weight.

82.76%: 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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» Dell Latitude E6500
Core 2 Duo P9500, 15.4", 2.74 kg

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Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100, Core 2 Duo T7500

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-08-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)