Dell Latitude 14 5400-XCC8G
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Latitude 14 5400-XCC8G
Source: Laptop Mag
With a durable chassis, fast performance and a plethora of security features, the Latitude 5400 is great for business use. The laptop even offers a comfortable keyboard and long battery life for those who travel frequently. But a dim, dull display and a bland chassis prevents the notebook from being a recommended device for uses outside of the office.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
The Dell Latitude 5400 is a great all-around laptop. It checks all of the right boxes. It's just not sexy. It's not super-thin, it's not super-light, it doesn't come in flashy colors, and no one is going to ask you what laptop you're using while you're working on it at Starbucks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Being in the Latitude range, probably the world’s most famous industrial-executive laptops, the Dell Latitude 14 5400-XCC8G is a sleek business-class notebook. The Latitude 5400 is more mobile and portable thanks to an improved design that is thin and modern. Aside from that, the bottom-mount keyboard contributes to its sleek look and feel. The 5000 series Latitudes were the first to use post-industrial carbon fiber in the design and include up to 16.96% post-consumer recycled material, which prevented over 2 million pounds of carbon fiber from ending up in landfills. As for the display, it is packed with features designed to keep users focused on their work, like the four-sided narrow bezel and anti glare screen. The display installed on the Latitude 14 is a 14" FHD WVA (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Non-Touch panel. There is nothing holding users back from their best work with scalable memory and storage, including an Intel Core i5-8365U CPU, 8 GB of DDR4 memory and 512 GB of storage. Plus, users can stream video, download and smoothly run applications with improved discrete graphics performance.
To keep the work flowing, there is a high-density battery with ExpressCharge, which allows an 80% charge in one hour. With Dell Power Manager, users can choose from four modes to balance between optimal battery or power performance. User can also start the workday faster by signing in with an optional fingerprint reader integrated into the power button or with the optional IR camera + Windows Hello for seamless authentication. As for connectivity, the Dell Latitude 14 5400 can quickly connect to peripherals with a full range of available ports, including USB Type-C, optional Thunderbolt 3, and legacy ports like HDMI and RJ45. Dell’s unique vPro extensions can also remotely manage and run diagnostics on a fleet of devices, whether they are powered on or off. Furthermore, users can manage all of their Windows 10 endpoints from one console with Dell Client Command Suite and VMware Workspace ONE integration. For additional security, SafeID protects end-user credentials with an optional fingerprint reader on the power button and the FIPS 201 Smart-Card Reader. It is capable of delivering the fast, multi-factor authentication users have come to expect from Dell’s most secure PC portfolio. In conclusion, the Latitude 5400 is great for business usage with a durable chassis, fast performance and a variety of security features. The laptop even offers a comfortable keyboard and long battery life for those who travel frequently.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i5-8365U: Whiskey Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Kaby Lake but produced in a further improved 14nm++ process) with vPro support. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 4.1 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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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. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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