Dell Latitude E6400


Dell Latitude E6400Notebook: Dell Latitude E6400 (Latitude E6400 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.32kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 84.07% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 76%, features: 84%, display: 79% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Dell Latitude E6400

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%


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.

» 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).

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

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.

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

84.07%: 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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