Dell Latitude E6420 XFR
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Latitude E6420 XFR
Source: PC Mag
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%
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
A ridiculously tough rugged laptop with impressive specs.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2012
Rating: performance: 90% features: 50% display: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 50%
Source: Notebookinfo 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%
Source: ZDNet DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 70%
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.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
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 %
78.2%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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