Dell Latitude 14 5430 Rugged, i7-1185G7
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Reviews for the Dell Latitude 14 5430 Rugged, i7-1185G7
Source: PC Mag
The Dell Latitude 5430 is a solid choice among its rugged contemporaries. The semi-rugged laptop performs well and has plenty of ports and customization options. While it is expensive (as all rugged laptops are), its portability and performance more than makeup for its hefty price tag. For enthusiasts, first responders, and the like, the Dell Latitude 5430 is a solid choice. Just remember that it's not a fully rugged machine, so there are limits to how much abuse it can take.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/07/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Rugged laptops and tablets have long been a somewhat rarified sector, populated mostly by specialty vendors and solutions, like Panasonic, Getac, Durabook and DT Research. Dell entered the rugged solution market in 2008 with its ATG series, shifting to the Latitude Rugged designation about six years later. Until Acer entered the space in 2020 with its Enduro line, Dell was the only major laptop vendor bringing ruggedized solutions to market. What has been particularly interesting about Dell’s approach is how it has enlivened and enhanced its rugged solutions with technologies and features initially developed for commercial client products, including Latitude and XPS laptops. That has enabled the company to create solutions that are often more sophisticated than those competitors offer, and better attuned to the needs of end users, commercial customers and specific industries. The Rugged Latitude line also underscores Dell’s strategic intention to help customers succeed in what has increasingly become a “Do-Anything-From-Anywhere World.”
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/07/2022
Intel Iris Xe G7 96EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G4 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 96 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
i7-1185G7: Tiger Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock around 3 - 4.8 GHz. Produced on the second-gen 10 nm Intel process.» 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.
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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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