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DELL Latitude D430 Advanced

DELL Latitude D430 Advanced
alaScore 82

172 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 172 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the usability and size are generally positive. The screen and battery also get good feedback, whereas there are mixed opinions on the value for money and performance.

portability, battery, screen, size, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the DELL Latitude D430 Advanced is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 27 user reviews of DELL Latitude D430 Advanced from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

value for money, sound, screen, size

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

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of DELL Latitude D430 Advanced from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

performance, portability, screen, usability, build quality

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Latitude D430 Core 2 Duo 1.3Ghz 80Mb 2048Mb Win XP ProDell Latitude D430 12.1" Laptop (Intel Core Duo 1.2Ghz, 60GB Hard Drive, 1024Mb RAM, DVD/CDRW Drive, XP Profesional)Dell Latitude D430 Core 2 Duo Laptop with XP

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Review Dell Latitude D430 Subnotebook


Road Warrior. The Dell Latitude D430 proves to be an exemplary co

compact and light; durable magnesium case; workmanship; long battery runtime; bright, non-reflecting WXGA display; very fast SSD hard disk; fingerprint reader; docking port; nearly absolutely quiet with office applications

keyboard yields; low calculation power; notebook cheeps; high temperature emissions


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Dell Latitude D430 with U7700 User Review


The screen construction is also impressive, but not as much as the chassis' construction. As with most laptop screens, the display can be twisted a little bit ... but not nearly as much as other laptops I have encountered. The bezel has one small weak...

Basic configuration of D430 is plenty powerful and fairly priced ; Chassis is very well built, LCD bezel is fairly strong ; Excellent keyboard and mousepad ; Portability/small size, but still being powerful enough for moderately intensive tasks ; Sharp...

Ambient light sensor is not very useful for me ; WiFi switch is worthless, get rid of it ; Viewing angles are not the best ; External DVD drive ; HDD transfer speeds are okay for general use, but slow for most other things ; Speaker needs to be improved

Overall, my future experiences with Dell look to be very promising, which is a welcome turnaround considering how far in disrepair I felt Dell's services were a few years ago. Times have changed and Dell definitely has turned their act around for the...

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Dell Latitude D430 User Review


The Dell Latitude D430 is Dell's current ultraportable offering that features the Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) Core Solo, ULV Core Duo, ULV Core 2 Duo, and a host of other technologies in order to create one of the smallest 12.1 machines that still...

Cheap when purchased used from Dell Outlet ; Still a good value when purchased new from Dell ; Excellent chassis sturdiness, above average LCD bezel sturdiness ; Top notch keyboard, average touchpad ; Incredibly tiny laptop that still packs a...

External DVD drive (for some this may be a pro though) ; Average to below-average viewing angles ; HDD transfer speeds ; Worthless WiFi switch, could have been another USB port ; Needs another USB port, only three on the system ; Horrid speaker

Overall, I would have to say that the Dell D430 has plenty of positive aspects to the notebook, but there are also a few flaws evident as well. Most laptops are not going to be perfect, and it is simply a matter of user preferences that determine what...


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Dell Latitude D430


Andy spends some time with Dell's updated ultra-portable. Is this another hit for its Latitude range?

An intuitively designed, durable and well featured ultra-portable, the lack of an integrated optical drive is the only reasonable complaint one can place against the D430. As such, if you're after a notebook that's easy to live with and will last as...

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Dell Latitude D430


Dell's Latitude D430 is the successor to the company's excellent Latitude D420, which has been sitting proudly atop the A List since issue 144 (92149). There isn't much change to see on the outside, as the D430 looks exactly like its predecessor; in...

Ideal for executives on the move thanks to built-in HSDPA and battery life, but the missing optical drive disappoints.

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This was a gift to someone else, delivered straight to them. I never saw it but they seem very happy with it


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Got it when they said it would come. The laptop appears to work fine, in really good shape. Had to use an old Dell adapter to charge the battery

Power supply was D.O.A. I'm trying to figure out how to contact NewEgg to get a replacement sent to me

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Awesome Battery


I love this battery. I started out with the 9-cell battery upgrade and I love this battery way better. The change in weight is much easier to carry around and it's only a little bit less time.

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Good performance, adds bulk


Does the job: lasts as long enough for a cross country flight, morning at cafe (windows usually estimates 4-5 hours before dimming screen, turning wi-fi off)

Adds 1.25" in front of laptop and weight; after a few weeks of routinely carrying it home and on planes these are not huge problems in my experience

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Good choice on the ultraportable market


Good computer, solid, screen is bright and definitely activate the brightness sensor in the Bios for an even more impressive experience. Has an incorporated mic that you can use for chatting. The 9-cell battery provides a bit over 5 hours of continuous...

It is a bit noisy, and it can get hot on your lap! For a Core Duo with 2 GB of RAM, the computer should feel faster, but it doesn't (Advice: downgrade to XP and then you'll have a fast experience at your fingertips). Could really use an integrated web...

Product Specifications

Featuring long battery life and excellent connectivity, the Dell Latitude D430 offers users plenty of performance on the go. The Dell Latitude D430 can take advantage of the D-family's robust security, durability and peripheral commonality.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Latitude

Input Device

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


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


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


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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD)
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.33GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:U7700
Type:Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader / SmartCard reader/SmartCard reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950