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Dell Latitude E6420

Specifications

Dell Latitude E6420Notebook: Dell Latitude E6420 (Latitude E6420 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVS 4200M 510 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.67kg
Price: 1519 euro
Average Score: 79.46% - good
Average of 13 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 85%, features: 85%, display: 79% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 94%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 87%

Reviews for the Dell Latitude E6420

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%

Foreign Reviews

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%

Comment

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.

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


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).

» 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.


2.67 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


79.46%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-04-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)