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Dell Latitude E6400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 535 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and keyboard are overall positive. The value for money and screen also get good feedback. Some have doubts 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 E6400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Latitude E6400

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 14 user reviews of Dell Latitude E6400 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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performance

57% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Latitude E6400 Laptop Notebook 2.4Ghz, Windows Vista Business 32bit, 160Gb Hard Drive, 3Gb Ram & CDRW/DVD ComboDell Latitude E6400 Core 2 Duo Laptop Notebook With Wifi & WarrantyDell Latitude E6400 Laptop P8400 2.26Ghz 4.0GBRAM 120GB HDD

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Latitude E6400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 user reviews of Dell Latitude E6400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, value for money, battery, screen, portability

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Latitude E6400 LaptopDell laptop battery (9 CELLS) for Latitude E6400, Latitude E6400 ATG, Latitude E6500,Precision M2400, Precision M4400, Precision M6400Dell E-CRT CRT Monitor Stand Latitude E4200, E4300, E5400, E5500, E6400 / 6400ATG, E6500 E-Family Laptops and Precision M2400, M4400, M6400 Mobile Wor

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Review Dell Latitude 3440 Notebook

 

An asocial office playboy. Dell presents the successor of its Vostro 3460 as an affordable office notebook in a snazzy aluminum body. The dedicated graphics also makes the test version interesting for gaming with friends. So much is clear from the...

good display considering the built-in TN panel; relatively stable viewing angles; solid, well-built case; comfortably quiet fan; tireless; successful input devices (after some getting used to it)

somewhat thick and heavy; keyboard layout requires some getting used to; no HDMI; no SD card slot

The very solid and well-made case can be had (in less well-equipped versions) for under 500 Euros (~$685).

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Review Dell Latitude 3540 Notebook

 

Vostro's successor. Dell introduces a new line of laptops with the Latitude 3000 series. We have our hands on the 15.6-inch Latitude 3540. A Haswell ULV processor alongside a matte Full HD screen are to attract both private and professional users. Our...

Good application performance; Decent gaming performance; Matte Full HD screen; Good battery runtimes; Two operating systems (Windows 7/8 Pro); Recovery DVD (Windows 8 Pro only)

No HDMI out; No 3G/LTE modem (cannot be retrofitted); No docking port

Dell omits the digital video port (e.g. HDMI, DisplayPort) in the Latitude. This is inconceivable because every 300 Euros (~$407) laptop sports at least an HDMI port nowadays.

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Review Dell Latitude 3330 Notebook

 

Working on a budget. For around $500 USD, the Latitude 3330 aims

Inexpensive; Sturdy edges and corners; Long battery life with 6-cell battery; Easily serviceable; Relatively quiet keys with deep travel; WWAN options; Matte screen and good outdoor usability

Not as rigid as the more expensive Latitude E series; Low contrast and inaccurate colors; Very small touchpad; No keyboard backlight or higher resolution options; No fingerprint reader or mSATA support; Very warm surface temperatures; Slow HDD and...

The notebook offers good expandability options and hardware for the price.

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Dell Latitude E6400 XFR Ruggedized Notebook In Review

 

Bulletproof. The Dell Latitude E6400 XFR is the extra robust vers ...

Very robust construction ; IP65 certification ; Matte display screen suitable for outdoor use

High purchasing price ; High weight ; Grainy image presentation

The bright 14" display is completely suited to outdoor use, however you have to live with a somewhat coarse presentation

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Review Dell Latitude E6400 Notebook

 

Mobile Office.Security, mobility and reliance. Those are the

Compact, solid case; Good workmanship and high-quality Haptik; Extensive connection options; Extensive security and communication features; Bright, outdoor suitable display; Passable heat and loudness emissions in idle/office use; Very good battery...

Touchpad keys need getting used to; Average contrast and viewing angle stability of the display

Due to the justifiable price and the warranty time with a minimum of 3 years the notebook comes in question for private as well as business clients.

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Dell Latitude 3330 review: The embodiment of a no-frills notebook

 

This budget offering is no bargain if you expect more than basic productivity.

Budget price ; Attractive design

Mushy keyboard ; Only 2.4GHz Wi-Fi networking

Sleek and lightweight, the budget-priced Dell Latitude 3330 makes a good first impression. But it has difficulty running even the most routine multimedia—much less games—because of its bare-bones...

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Dell Latitude 3330

 

The Dell Latitude 3300 offers small business users and students a Windows 7 notebook with a top-notch keyboard, lightweight design and good battery life for a great price.

Comfortable responsive keyboard; Good low-light webcam; Accurate touchpad; Strong value; Windows 7

Mediocre Performance; Slow hard drive; Left palmrest gets warm

Click to EnlargeThough it's not the fastest budget laptop on the market, the Dell Latitude 3300 offers a compelling user experience for the money because of its light weight, best-in-class keyboard, accurate touchpad and colorful screen. If you want...

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Dell Latitude E6400 XFR - Review of the Dell Latitude E6400 XFR

 

Extremely durable Ballistic Armor shell, Strong performance, Bright display, Attractive design, Backlit keyboard

Below-average battery life, Noisy fan

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Dell Latitude E6400 XFR Review

 

The Dell Latitude E6400 XFR is a 14.1" rugged business notebook, based off the standard E6400 with a new chassis built around the same internal components to make it rugged and waterproof. The chassis offers completely dust and weatherproof access...

Very fast compared to other rugged notebooks ; Very bright sunlight viewable display ; Optional 12-cell "slice" battery pack

Heavy use of plastic ; High pricetag

The touchpad is recessed into the palmrest, allowing it to be fully weather-sealed against dust and water intrusion. The touchpad surface is very responsive and has minimal lag in our testing. The surface texture is a rough matte finish, providing...

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Dell Latitude E6400 Review

 

Unlike the previous generation of Dell Latitude noteboks that featured rounded edges and curves, the Dell Latitude E-series features "down to business" industrial design. The chassis is entirely made of magnesium alloy with plenty of 90-degree edges...

Very tough structure and rugged overall chassis design ; Excellent selection of ports and fantastic docking station ; Excellent battery life ... particularly with extra battery slice ; Solid performance ; Remains very cool where your body comes into...

Industrial design (although cool) looks a little "unfinished ; Build quality is durable, but alloy chassis feels thin in some spots ; ControlPoint software can be frustrating ; Trackpoint/touchpoint is better than the one on the D630, but still not great

Overall, corporate clients who are looking for the next generation of business notebooks from Dell have plenty of reasons to buy the E6400. Dell made every effort to improve the Latitude family, and the E6400 is a great 14-inch business notebook. That...

Product Specifications

The Latitude E6400 is thoughtfully designed not just for looks, but to survive a long day on the job. With premium magnesium alloy construction, longer-lasting paint finishes and robust metal hinges, the Latitude E6400 is more durable than ever. Work more comfortably with a precision-tuned keyboard that offers stronger key durability. Roam the halls in style with sleeker, slimmer profile that was inspired by feedback from thousands of users just like you. Meet the laptop that can last as long as your work day. Achieve up to 19 hours of battery life with the combination of standard 9-cell battery, high capacity battery slice. Stay connected anytime, anywhere with Dell Control Point Connection Manager, which enables fast and easy wireless connections with support for current and emerging wireless technologies.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.4in
Height:1.2in
Weight:4.4lbs
Width:13.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:14.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):35.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800/1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:E6400
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Latitude

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Brushed metal black

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 / 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 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.1

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD

OS Provided

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz/2.4GHz/2.53GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P8400/P8600/P8700
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD/NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M