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Dell Latitude E5420

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 reviews of Dell Latitude E5420. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the sound and screen are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good views, but many are critical about the energy efficiency and design.

durability, portability, usability, screen, sound

battery, price, performance, design, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Latitude E5420 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Latitude E5420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Dell Latitude E5420 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability. The portability also gets good comments, but the energy efficiency and price get negative opinions.

portability, usability

durability, price, energy

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

This summary is based on the product: Dell Latitude E5420 Laptop Notebook Core i5 2.5Ghz, Windows 7 Professional 32bit, 250Gb Hard Drive, 4Gb Ram, DVD-Rom, HDMI, Webcam

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Latitude E5420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Dell Latitude E5420 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Dell Latitude E5420 14" LED Notebook - Core i5 i5-2520M 2.50 GHz

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Dell Latitude E5420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell Latitude E5420 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca.

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

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Latitude E5420 Essential Notebook

 

Essential. Conservative usefulness, flying fingers on the touchpad and keys, and old-school interfaces. Whether the new Sandy Bridge Latitude also provides a portion of mobility can be discovered in this review.

Very good mouse and keyboard, Matte display, Many interfaces inc. Docking port, Interfaces at the back, Far opening hinges, Long battery life, Low power consumption, Consistently cool case, The omission of a dedicated graphics card, and complex...

Hissing 7200 rpm HDD, Loud under load, Low brightness for outdoor use, A brighter TFT with better viewing angles would improve the outdoor use

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Amber Riippa (NotebookReview.com)

Dell Latitude E5420 Review: Solid Office PC

 

Dell claims that even the sub-$600 Latitude E5420 business notebook is made for durability, productivity, security and easy manageability. We'll analyze these claims against our benchmark and real-world tests to find out if this notebook deserves a...

Solid build quality ; Good performance ; Long-lasting battery life (9+ hours)

Fans somewhat noisy when notebook is exerted ; No USB 3.0 ; Subpar audio

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

Dell Latitude E5420

 

When Dell means business, it doesn't kid around. The Dell Latitude E5420 is one of the toughest-looking corporate laptops I've seen that isn't specifically designated as ruggedized. From its dark grey, brushed anodized aluminum case to its...

Useful hardware buttons ; Good audio ; Sturdy yet handsome case ; Excellent battery life

Smallish hard drive in this configuration ; No webcam ; A bit pricey

The business-oriented Dell Latitude E5420 offers standout battery life in a sturdy package plus lots of usability features, but it doesn't come cheap.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

Dell Latitude E5420 Business Notebook - Tech2

 

Dell's Latitude series of notebooks have always been a hit with business professionals as it offers great durability and security features, unlike regular notebooks.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

Dell Latitude E5420 Business Notebook

 

Dell's Latitude series of notebooks have always been a hit with business professionals as it offers great durability and security features, unlike regular notebooks. With their annual update on track, Dell has refreshed their Latitude line up both...

The configuration we received will set you back a whopping Rs. 82,747 including taxes and delivery. This puts it in competition with the Lenovo X1 we recently reviewed, which also sold for a similar price. Given a choice between the two, I’d have to go...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Dell Latitude E5420 review

 

When Dell means business, it doesn't kid around. The Dell Latitude E5420 is one of the toughest-looking corporate laptops we've seen that isn't specifically designated as ruggedised.

With a price tag of £850 for a 14-inch screen and an Intel Core i5-based configuration that didn't even have an integrated webcam, our 5.6-pound test unit seemed designed for enterprises willing to pay a premium for durability and excellent battery...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Dell Latitude E5420 review

 

With a price tag of £850 for a 14-inch screen and an Intel Core i5-based configuration that didn't even have an integrated webcam, our 5.6-pound test unit seemed designed for enterprises willing to pay a premium for durability and excellent battery...

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Good Value as long as you don't need to contact support

 

Had I known beforehand that the only way to get a hold of Joy support was to use the web form then I would be leaving a 4 egg rating. But I had to learn it the hard way and it was annoying. In the miscellaneous category the hard drive that came with...

Price - The laptop I received has a couple issues, but even given that it is a good value considering I paid less than $130 for the machine. Cosmetics - The laptop I received is in overall great cosmetic condition. The screen is flawless, the cosmetic...

-Battery - The laptop complained about the battery from the first boot. This issue was fixed eventually when the refurbisher sent me a replacement battery. - Support - The refurbisher for the laptop I received is Joy Systems. Trying to get a hold of...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Jeff N. (newegg.com)

Ok laptop, just wish the battery would charge

 

Does what I bought it for

Battery doesn't charge, laptop doesn't even run unless plugged into wall

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

waste of money

 

it turned on....

it wont stay on. and when i contacted customer service about the faulty battery they sent with the laptop they refused to send out a new battery and wanted me to just return the laptop. considering it is a C grade, i could potentially return and get a...

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Graphics

Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:31