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Dell Latitude D420

Dell Latitude D420
alaScore 82

114 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the price and screen are generally positive. The performance and portability also get good feedback.

battery, portability, performance, screen, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Latitude D420 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Latitude D420

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Dell Latitude D420 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

keyboard, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: DELL LAPTOP UK KEYBOARD FOR LATITUD D420 D430DELL LATITUDE D420 1.2GHZ 512MB 30GB Window XP

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Latitude D420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Dell Latitude D420 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, price, keyboard, touchpad, portability

battery

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Dell Latitude D420 12" Laptop Core Duo 1.2Ghz 1GB RAM

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Review Dell Latitude D420 Notebook

 

Minimalist. The Dell D420 is one of the smallest and most mobile ...

Compact size and light, Robust and high-quality materials, 4 USB ports, Spacious keyboard, Matt display with good resolution, Very low noise emissions, Passable battery runtime (9 cells battery)

Moderate number of ports (except: USB), Touch pad and track point need familiarization, Vertical stability to the vantage point of the display, Moderate performance, Partly high temperature increase

Music sounds tinny and low. In order to enjoy music, we definitely recommend the use of a headset

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Dell Latitude D420 with Core Duo and Windows Vista Review

 

As a college student portability is extremely important to me. I purchased a Dell Latitude X1 in March 2006 with the intention of carrying it around frequently. The X1 was a great notebook that is extremely light and small. However, the 1.1GHz Pentium...

Fast ; Light weight at 3.0lbs with 4cell battery and 3.2lbs with 6cell ; Good battery life ; Widescreen matte LCD ; Lots of wireless options ; Excellent MediaBase and compatible with Latitude Docks

Runs hot ; A bit noisy with fan running at max ; Slow 4200rpm HDD ; Placement of vent on right side of notebook ; No internal optical drive

The Dell Latitude D420 is a great notebook for those who want an ultraportable design without sacrificing computing power. The build quality of this notebook is excellent and the price very competitive. Despite some design flaws, notably the location...

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Dell Latitude D420

 

Dell's durable ultraportable offers excellent battery life and mobile broadband, making it a very good companion for road warriors.

Light and durable design • Excellent endurance with extended battery • Fingerprint reader

Small touchpad buttons • No hard drive protection system

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Dell Latitude D420 Review (pics, specs)

 

The Dell Latitude D420 is a 12.1 ultra-portable notebook designed to succeed both the Latitude X1 and the Latitude D410. In an effort to simplify its ultramobile product line, Dell has merged several traits from each of these two retired models to...

Light-weight design starting at 3.0 lbs and only 3.2 lbs with flush-mounted 6-cell battery Uncompromising build quality, magnesium-alloy casing, and pleasing aesthetics Wide-aspect screen and compact dimensions Respectable battery life with 6-cell...

Limited CPU clock speeds Slow 4200RPM hard drive options and only lesser capacities available Lack of internal optical drive and reliance on D-Bay Average screen quality with restrictive viewing angles Placement of fan vent on right-hand side

Having used the Dell Latitude D420 for some time now, my impressions have mostly been overwhelmingly positive. Although certain aspects such as the slow 4200RPM hard drive, lack of internal optical drive, and merely satisfactory screen have proven...

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Dell Latitude D420 ultraportable

 

When the Latitude X1 was first introduced, it didn't resemble any of the other models in the Latitude line. In fact, it was a rebranded Samsung laptop that was incompatible with the Latitude line's peripherals, including the docking solution. With the...

Feather-light chassis. Excellent battery life. Integrated EV-DO. Dual pointing devices

The ultra-low-voltage processor is not as powerful as its standard-voltage Core Duo counterparts. External optical-drive component

The Dell Latitude D420 is the convergence of the Latitude X1 and the D410, and with it, you get more battery life and an integrated cellular modem in a system that (unlike the X1) looks and feels like other Latitudes.

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Dell Latitude D420 review

 

A dual-core solution that didn't live up to expectations

p>Solid build</p

p>Disappointing performance</p

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Dell Latitude D420 review

 

The D420's reliable performance, battery life and ability to get online at broadband speeds, with or without a Wi-Fi hotspot, make it one of the best ultra-portable laptops we've ever seen

Compact size and weight ; HSDPA capability ; Fingerprint reader

Very limited 3D-graphics capability

Gaming performance is nothing to write home about. The Latitude D420's integrated graphics adaptor score a paltry 145 in 3DMark 2006, and we didn't even bother running F.E.A.R on it -- it's unplayable. The laptop impressed us with its battery life,...

Recommended!

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Dell Latitude D420 - HSDPA Notebook

 

Dell's new Latitude range continues to impress.

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Dell Latitude D420

 

The Dell Latitude D420's portability, power and ability to go online at any time from any location makes it perfect for road warriors.

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Dell Latitude D420

 

Small but perfectly formed, the D420 has hours of battery life and can be connected to the internet almost anywhere

Product Specifications

The Dell Latitude D420 is designed to deliver excellent computing performance in an extremely small and light notebook. Its top-level components, wireless options and battery life can help you stay fully productive on the road, in meetings and wherever you do business.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.3in
Height:1in
Weight:3.1lbs
Width:11.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:12.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):30.7cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:D420
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Latitude

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad / Track stick/Keyboard / Touchpad / Track stick

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Type:DVD/DVD-ROM

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Processor

Clock Speed:1.2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:U2500
Type:Core Duo

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/512MB
Max Supported Size:1.5GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:30GB/60GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950
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