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Dell Latitude E6400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 550 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and usability. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed comments on the size and energy efficiency. Many are less positive 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 15 user reviews of Dell Latitude E6400 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

design, portability, durability, performance

53% of the reviews on 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 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66GHz 4GB Ram 160GB Hard drive DVD-RW.

Consumer review by: review summary for Dell Latitude E6400


alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 user reviews of Dell Latitude E6400 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

reliability, price, usability, performance, battery

74% of the reviews on 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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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 E6400


A total revamp of Dell's ubiquitous business laptop line, the Latitude E6400 offers Intel's latest Centrino 2 mobile platform and introduces a brushed-metal design that works at home or office, but the real highlight here is the long battery life.

Sharp new design; tons of business-friendly features; highly configurable; excellent battery

Merely average performance; somewhat heavy

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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...

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Dell Latitude E6400 User Review


The new E-series Latitude notebooks feature the latest Intel processors, power-saving refinements to improve battery life, and innovative styling. This full review of the new Dell Latitude E6400 gives you an in-depth look at one UK user's experience...

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Dell Latitude E6400


Dell's successor to the D600 series packs plenty of power and endurance in an eye-catching and durable new design.

Priced at Priced at $1,463, the Dell Latitude E6400 is a durable and secure notebook that offers snappy performance and plenty of endurance. And thanks to Dell’s redesign, this is one sleek business notebook you,463, the Dell Latitude E6400 is a...

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Dell Latitude E6400


The E6400's 14-inch widescreen is as bright as the 14-inch screens on the T400 and the 6930p. And it's matte, too, so you don't get the glare coming from the glossy ones found on consumer laptops. The 1,440-by-900 resolution is the same as you find on...

Trendy brushed-aluminum look. Excellent battery life. Many configuration options. Anti-glare screen. Largest battery on a business laptop. First-rate keyboard and mouse buttons

Palm rests could have used the lid's design treatment. Real aluminum metals would have been more rugged

The E6400 is a major upgrade from the previous D630. Dell has finally added an SD slot, has incorporated a trendier design, and continues to offer its wide selection of configurations and parts.

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Dell Latitude E6400 XFR is as tough as they come


This black laptop PC is built like a tank and is only slightly lighter. But that weight is mostly armor that protects it from extremes of all sorts.

Extremely tough; backlit keyboard; touch screen

Heavy; expensive

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


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight


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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Latitude

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Touchpad / Keyboard


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


Color:Brushed metal black


Type: None


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


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


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


Storage Removable

Type: None


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