Dell Latitude E6420 Series

Dell Latitude E6420 XFRProcessor: Intel Core i3 2310M, Intel Core i5 2520M, Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000, NVIDIA NVS 4200M
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 2.67kg, 2.92kg, 4kg
Price: 1519, 2050, 4700 euro
Average Score: 79.33% - good
Average of 27 scores (from 31 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 84%, features: 77%, display: 85%
mobility: 77%, workmanship: 96%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 87%

 

Dell Latitude E6420

Specifications

Dell Latitude E6420Notebook: Dell Latitude E6420
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVS 4200M 510 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.67kg
Price: 1519 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section

Average Score: 78.92% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 15 reviews)

 

86% Review Dell Latitude E6420 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Ever Popular. Although it has practically died out in the consumer notebook sector, the compact 14" format is still one of the most popular styles of business notebooks. The Dell Latitude E6420 has some big shoes to fill in taking the reins from its successful predecessor, the E6410. Is it a credit to the Latitude series or does it bring shame to Dell?
80% Dell Latitude E6420 Review: Great Notebook With a Multitouch Option
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Dell Latitude E6420 is a great choice for business professionals. The notebook's build features a durable "business rugged" design with MIL-STD 810G-tested "Tri-Metal" casing. This basically means it'll withstand the everyday scratches and bumps, as well as the occasional drop (as long as it's a drop and not a fall). The notebook performs well, and we found that even with the Intel HD graphics, it can play 1080p HD video and multitask very well. It also has excellent audio performance that is without distortion, even at its maximum level - external speakers will not be required. The E6420 is available with an array of options. It can be configured with a discrete-class graphics, a backlit keyboard for use in darkly lit areas, a multitouch display, a quad-core i7 CPU, and a 256GB SSD. All of these options, however, bump the price up a lot. All in all, we found that there wasn't much wrong with the Latitude E6420. If Dell had included a higher-res display and brought the price down by a few hundred, it would have gotten five stars from us.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 90% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Dell Latitude E6420 – Review
Source: Gadgetmix English
These are acceptable failings, but the flat-out battery test delivered only 1 hour 52 minutes, although moderate usage should double that. We can’t help feeling Dell might have ensured the Latitude E6420 could at least provide six or seven hours of mobile computing, given the lack of a dedicated graphics card.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/29/2011
80% Dell Latitude E6420 review
Source: It Pro English
The Dell Latitude E6420 is a good, if slightly odd laptop. It's fast with plenty of ports, a reasonably comfortable set of input devices and a lengthy warranty. It also has surprisingly good battery life, even though it's relatively heavy. It's also very configurable, with lots of options to customize it to suit your needs. However, it's a shame those extras cost more on an already pricy laptop. If you don't need this flexibility or Dell's guarantee of EFI freezes, the 15.6in HP ProBook 4530s is a similarly specified alternative, but with a more comfortable keyboard at a lower price. Its battery life isn't as long as the Latitude's, but for most potential buyers that's of secondary importance in a laptop of this size and weight.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Dell Latitude E6420 review
Source: It Pro English
The Dell Latitude E6420 is a good, if slightly odd laptop. It's fast with plenty of ports, a reasonably comfortable set of input devices and a lengthy warranty. It also has surprisingly good battery life, even though it's relatively heavy. It's also very configurable, with lots of options to customize it to suit your needs. However, it's a shame those extras cost more on an already pricy laptop. If you don't need this flexibility or Dell's guarantee of EFI freezes, the 15.6in HP ProBook 4530s is a similarly specified alternative, but with a more comfortable keyboard at a lower price. Its battery life isn't as long as the Latitude's, but for most potential buyers that's of secondary importance in a laptop of this size and weight.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Dell Latitude E6420 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the Dell Latitude E6420 is a comfortable unit to use and we like it. It feels sturdy and it also has understated good looks. We'd spec it up a little, though, and add a fingerprint reader as well as backlit keyboard; we're disappointed that there's no option for USB 3.0. Another quibble is that Dell makes you select from either the 32bit or 64bit versions of Windows 7 Professional - it doesn't supply both. Ours came with the 32bit version as standard and when we restored the unit, it didn't give us the option of choosing the 64bit version. Incidentally, it's a very quick recovery process - it took less than 10 minutes to reinstate the factory image.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Dell Latitude E6420 business laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Overall, the Dell Latitude E6420 is a comfortable unit to use and we like it. It feels sturdy and it also has understated good looks. We'd spec it up a little though and add a fingerprint reader as well as backlit keyboard; we're disappointed that there's no option for USB 3.0. Another quibble is that Dell makes you select from either the 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Windows 7 Professional — it doesn't supply both.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Dell Latitude E6420
Source: PC Mag English
A new look, an Intel Sandy Bridge processor, and can be configured with an endless array of optional features, the Dell Latitude E6420 has everything that an enterprise user is looking for in a business laptop. It can be outrageously powerful (for a steep price) or run the bare essentials yet still be a competent business laptop. As well-equipped as it is, it left little room for mobility with its 6 pound frame. It's my only quibble and one that should be taken lightly given its full selection of goodies.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Dell Latitude E6420 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell Latitude E6420 has a lot going for it: stylish looks, a great keyboard, epic battery life, and solid performance. Our $1,361 review configuration is a bit expensive for what it offers. Nevertheless, this notebook is a really strong choice that should be considered along with lighter options like the ThinkPad T410 and T410s.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
85% Test: Dell Latitude E6420 (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 70% performance: 100% features: 90% display: 96% mobility: 67% ergonomy: 84%
78% Dell Latitude E6420
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 70%
86% Test Dell Latitude E6420 Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2011
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 79% display: 70% mobility: 85% workmanship: 96% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 85%
Arbeitstiere
Source: c't - 18/11 German
battery runtime good, performance satisfying, display good, noise emission satisfying
Comparison, , Long, Date: 09/01/2011
Dell Latitude E6420
Source: Chip.de - 9/11 German
good
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 08/01/2011
80% Dell Latitude E6420
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 83% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
80% Dell Latitude E6420
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Dell Latitude E6420 ATG

Specifications

Dell Latitude E6420 ATGNotebook: Dell Latitude E6420 ATG
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.92kg
Price: 2050 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section
 Latitude E6420 ATG (Model)

Average Score: 78.75% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

88% Review Dell Latitude E6420 ATG Notebook | Notebookcheck
Handled laptop. Robust laptops are called for on the construction site or terrain. The semi-rugged Latitude is off-road capable without looking like a tank. Will it become the multipurpose weapon for the technician on the move?
80% Dell Latitude E6420 ATG review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Dell Latitude E6420 ATG is solid and speedy. With the top-spec Intel Core i7 and Samsung SSD option, performance is undeniably good. The price tagmay look a touch steep, but if you need a laptop that won't object to some rough riding in your work it should pay back its premium.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% ergonomy: 90%
80% Dell Latitude E6420-ATG
Source: PC Mag English
It's difficult to compare such a unique laptop to any of our regular units, even where there are similarities in performance or equipment. In the end, the primary selling point of rugged laptops is their construction and durability, and as such, I have to compare to the best and most recent rugged laptops. In terms of pure performance, the E6420-ATG can easily compete against the most rugged laptops out there, like the Dell E6420 XFR, without much trouble. If budgetary constraints enter into your decision making process, you might want to instead opt for the business rugged HP Elitebook 8740w ($1,999 direct, 4 stars), but when you want uncompromising durability, the E6420-ATG is the system you'll want to get you through the storm.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Dell Latitude E6420 ATG review
Source: Ars Technica English
There's no doubting that the Dell Latitude E6420 ATG is a tough customer. However, if you want to up the specifications, you're going to need to up the financial outlay. As ever when this is the case, you could move away from that base pricepoint rather quickly.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Dell Latitude E6420 ATG Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell Latitude E6420 ATG is a semi-rugged laptop that offers exceptional power and battery life and a more durable design than your typical business machine. However, at $3,012, this notebook is quite expensive. In fact, for the price delta between the ATG model and the regular Latitude E6420, you could get a whole other non-ruggedized E6420, so you have to really need the extra protection this laptop offers. We also wish the E6420 ATG did a better job of shrugging off our water spill test. Overall, though, the E6420 ATG is a viable option for workers who are hard on their machines.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Dell Latitude E6420 ATG
Source: PC World English
However you configure it, though, the Dell Latitude E6420 AGT is clearly meant for corporate users who want a machine that can not only survive rough-and-tumble conditions but also crunch serious numbers over a full day on the road, whether a power outlet is handy or not. Unless you need such a seriously sturdy, powerful laptop (and you don't mind lugging it around), you can probably find acceptable alternatives (including other Dell models) for a lot less money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude E6420 ATG Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
If you can look beyond the cost and the weight, what you'll find is a surprisingly durable semi-rugged notebook that can survive just about anything you throw at it (or anything you throw it into) and has the performance and battery life to do just about anything a mobile professional needs to do in the field.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90%
Dell Latitude E6420 ATG
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/11/2012
Rating: performance: 90% features: 50% display: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 50%
88% Test Dell Latitude E6420 ATG Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 79% display: 84% mobility: 81% workmanship: 96% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 89%
92% Dell Latitude E6420 ATG
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 85% display: 95% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 90%
Dell Latitude E6420 im Test: Harter, gestylter Businessmann
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
price fair, workmanship convincing, keyboard reliable, display and performance good
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/29/2011

 

Dell Latitude E6420 XFR

Specifications

Dell Latitude E6420 XFRNotebook: Dell Latitude E6420 XFR
Processor: Intel Core i7 2620M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVS 4200M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 4kg
Price: 4700 euro
Links: Dell homepage
 Dell notebook section
 Latitude E6420 XFR (Model)

Average Score: 78.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

70% Dell Latitude E6420 XFR
Source: PC Mag English
The Dell Latitude E6420 XFR is made for the off-roading field worker. Its screen is readable in direct sunlight, and the inclusion of smart features like a backlit keyboard and WiMAX—not to mention its rugged form factor—make this a must-have. However, you'll want to make sure a wealthy enterprise is backing the payment, as $5,612 isn't exactly a consumer-friendly price-point.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Dell Latitude E6420 XFR Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell Latitude E6420 XFR combines extreme durability with strong overall performance and long battery life, exactly what demanding rugged notebook shoppers are looking for. The only thing that keeps this tank of a laptop from earning our Editors' Choice award is its above-average running temperature. Some may prefer the Panasonic Toughbook 31, which offers a sealed all-weather design that can also handle 6-foot drops. However, the Toughbook doesn't have a Core i7 option like the Dell and it weighs over a pound more despite featuring a smaller 13-inch screen. While the $5,612 price is steep, the E6420 XFR is an excellent choice for the military, those who work on oil rigs, or anyone looking for a highly durable, high-performance notebook for field use.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude XFR E6420 review
Source: Techradar English
A ridiculously tough rugged laptop with impressive specs.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Latitude E6420 XFR
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2012
Rating: performance: 90% features: 50% display: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 50%
91% Dell Latitude E6420 XFR
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 85% display: 95% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 83%
70% Resistent gegen Regen, Staub, Hitze: Latitude E6420 XFR
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 70%

 

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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

NVIDIA NVS 4200M: Business Graphics card that is based on the GeForce GT 520M with special BIOS and drivers for business applications. The clock speeds however can in theory slightly surpass the GT 520M, in the Latitude 6420 however they are at a level of the GT 520M.

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).

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


Intel Core i3:

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).

Intel Core i5:

2520M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

2620M: Very fast Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 


14.0: 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.


2.67 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.

4 kg:

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


79.33%: 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.

Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Samsung 400B4B-S01DE
Core i3 2310M, 2.2 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad T420s 4174-PEG
Core i7 2640M, 1.7 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad T420-4180W1J
Core i7 2620M, 2.3 kg
» Dell Latitude E6420
Core i3 2310M, 2.67 kg

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Samsung 600B5B-HC1
Core i7 2720QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Samsung 400B5B-S02
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Samsung 400B5B-PS2
Core i5 2520M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Samsung 600B5B-S01UK
Core i5 2520M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Samsung 600B5B-S01DE
Core i5 2520M, 15.6", 2.63 kg
» Samsung 400B5B-H01
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.55 kg
» Samsung Aegis 600B
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Samsung 200B5B-S01DE
Core i3 2310M, 15.6", 2.49 kg
» Dell Latitude E6520-L652050
Core i5 2540M, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Dell Latitude E6520 i7/FHD
Core i7 2620M, 15.6", 2.958 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad T520 4240-4CG
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Acer TravelMate 6495T-6813
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2540M

Notebooks from the same Manufacturer

» Dell Chromebook 11
HD Graphics (Haswell), Celeron 2955U, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Dell Latitude E5540
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Dell XPS 13-9333
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.374 kg
» Dell Precision M3800 QHD+ Display
Quadro K1100M, Core i7 4702HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» Dell XPS 15-9530
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4702HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» Dell XPS 15 Platinum
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4702HQ, 15.6", 2 kg
» Dell Venue 11 Pro
HD Graphics 4200, Core i3 4020Y, 10.8", 0.8 kg
» Dell XPS 11
HD Graphics 4200, Core i5 4210Y, 11.6", 1.13 kg
» Dell Latitude E7240 Touch
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 12.5", 1.35 kg
» Dell Venue 8 Pro
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3740D, 8.0", 0.388 kg
» Dell XPS 15 (Late 2013)
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4702HQ, 15.6", 2.02 kg
» Dell Latitude E7440
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 14", 0 kg
» Dell Venue 8
PowerVR SGX544, Atom Z2580, 8.0", 0.4 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-06-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)