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Dell Latitude E5420

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 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 battery and durability are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the design and size, and there are some mixed comments about the sound.

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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 84/100 = 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 is also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the energy efficiency and price.

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

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

Dec, 2017

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 3.9/5 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 products: Dell Latitude E5420 14" LED Notebook - Core i5 i5-2520M 2.50 GHzDell Latitude E5420 14" LED Notebook - Core i5 i5-2520M 2.50 GHz

Dec, 2017

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.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Latitude E5420 i5 2430M 2.4Ghz, 4G, 320G, DVDRW, HDMI, WIFI, 14"W, Win 7 ProfessionalDell Latitude E5420 i5 2430M 2.4Ghz, 4G, 320G, DVDRW, HDMI, WIFI, 14"W, Win 7 Professional

Dec, 2017

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

 

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: 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.

Publish date: July 15, 2011 11:10 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 8:10 pm

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (techadvisor.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: Techmagnifier (techmagnifier.com)

Dell Latitude E5420 Review, Tech Specs, Price in India.

 

Dell Latitude E5420 is the latest laptop to be released in the Indian market. This new laptop comes with some amazing features that are sure to lure you.

Everything that was worth mentioning about the Dell Latitude E5420 has been mentioned and it is time we gave our verdict on the same. If you are looking for a notebook that would help you play games at home, you better not choose this device as it is a...

Jul, 2012

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: Brandon K. (newegg.com)

Fast little labtop.

 

Would definitely recommend as a business or college laptop

The i5 in this laptop works really great though old in generation its still as fast as any newer i3 I'd say. Definitely worth the money.

The only bad part was the CD drive didn't work properly however I don't use this feature.

Feb, 2016

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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:60
Battery capacity (Watt hours):60
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:N / No / Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:Energy Star 5.0
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display surface:Matt
HD type:HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3 / 3.34
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.6
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard language:German
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Networking Type:Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio system:HD
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Display Diagonal:14
Display Diagonal (metric):14
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Volume Control:Digital
Weight:4.5
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector: Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3 / 3.34
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
L2 cache:3
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM65 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / i7-2620M / I7-2640M
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2310M / I3-2330M / I3-2350M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / i7-2620M / I7-2640M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:100 / 100 C / 85 / 85C ; 100C

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:50072 / 52220 / 52224 / 52229 / 52231 / 53434 / 53438 / 53450 / 53464
Processor code:SR03R / SR041 / SR046 / SR048 / SR04J / SR04S / SR04W / SR0DN
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / No / Yes
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y

Software

Bundled software:Cyberlink PowerDVD, Dell Webcam Central, Roxio Creator
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 3200 / 500 / 750

Technical Details

Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.45
Depth (imperial):9.45
Height (front):1.14 / 1.18
Height (front) (imperial):1.18
Height (rear):1.26 / 1.28
Height (rear) (imperial):1.28
Weight:4.5
Width:13.8
Width (imperial):13.8