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Dell Latitude E6420

alaTest has collected and analyzed 309 reviews of Dell Latitude E6420. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and usability are on the whole positive. The battery and price also get good comments. Some have doubts about the sound and image quality, while there are some mixed comments about the screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Latitude E6420 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Latitude E6420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Dell Latitude E6420 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The durability also gets good feedback, but there are some critical reviews about the performance.

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Latitude E6420 Laptop Core i5 2nd Generation 2.50GHz Windows 7 Wireless Warranty (8GB Ram - 500GB HDD)Dell Latitude E6420 Laptop Core i5 2nd Generation 2.50GHz Windows 7 Wireless Warranty (8GB Ram - 500GB HDD)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Latitude E6420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Dell Latitude E6420 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and durability. The reliability and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, reliability, durability, screen

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Latitude E6420 14" Notebook - Core i5 i5-2520M 2.50 GHzDell Latitude E6420 14" Notebook - Core i5 i5-2520M 2.50 GHz

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Dell Latitude E6420

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell Latitude E6420 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 E6420, i5-2520 2.5Ghz, 4GB, 250GB Laptop with Windows 7 HomeDell E6420, i5-2520 2.5Ghz, 4GB, 250GB Laptop with Windows 7 Home

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Latitude E6420 ATG Notebook

 

Handled laptop. Robust laptops are called for on the construction site or terrain. The semi-rugged Latitude is off-road capable without looking like a tank. Will it become the multipurpose weapon for the technician on the move? ...

Very stable chassis ; Protected ports ; Extremely bright, matt screen ; Very quiet and cool ; High application performance with SSD ; User-friendly interface positioning ; Large selection of communication modules ; Large range of services ;...

High weight ; No number pad ; No DisplayPort / USB 3.0 directly on device ; Viewing angle dependency on the vertical plane

The long battery runtime with the "small" 6 cell battery and the low noise level

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Latitude E6420 Notebook

 

Ever Popular. Although it has practically died out in the consume

Incredibly Sturdy Case; High-Quality Metallic Design; Very Good Craftsmanship and Excellent Feel; Conveniently Placed Ports; Many Options for Internet Access Available; Comprehensive Warranty; Comfortable Input Devices; Backlit Keyboard; Bright...

No Displayport or USB3.0 Ports; Low Screen Contrast; Limited Vertical Viewing Angles; High GPU Temperature Possible

Lenovo Thinkpad T420, HP Elitebook 8460p. We can even recommend the Acer Travelmate 8472TG, albeit reluctantly.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Amber Riippa (NotebookReview.com)

Dell Latitude E6420 Review: Great Notebook With a Multitouch Option

 

The Dell Latitude E6420 is a good 14-inch business notebook with stellar build quality and a lot of neat options. Users can configure it to include a multitouch display and discrete graphics, as well as an Intel quad-core processor. Check out our full...

Business-rugged build quality ; Good overall performance ; Lots of options, including multitouch display ; Impressive audio performance ; Stays cool

Price is high as configured ; USB 3.0 not included ; Lackluster display

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Dell Latitude E6420 XFR Review

 

The Dell Latitude E6420 XFR combines extreme durability with strong overall performance and long battery life, exactly what demanding rugged notebook shoppers are looking for. The only thing that keeps this tank of a laptop from earning our Editors'...

Extremely durable, Bright touch display, Strong overall performance, Built-in handle

Bottom gets hot, Mediocre multitouch gesture performance

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Daniel Howley (laptopmag.com)

Dell Latitude E6420 ATG

 

The Dell Latitude E6420 ATG is a powerful semi-rugged laptop with stylish looks and all-day battery life but a hefty price tag.

The Dell Latitude E6420 ATG is a semi-rugged laptop that offers exceptional power and battery life and a more durable design than your typical business machine. However, at $3,012, this notebook is quite expensive. In fact, for the price delta between...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

Dell Latitude E6420 ATG

 

What does $3000 get you in a business laptop these days? With the Dell Latitude E6420 ATG, it buys top-flight computing speed and nearly half a day's battery life packed into a feature-rich chassis with a fortified case that might stop some bullets.

Four USB ports ; Supersturdy construction ; Great performance ; Incredible battery life

Heavy for its screen size ; Average gaming scores ; Extremely pricey for a 14-inch laptop

The Dell Latitude E6420 delivers all the power you'd want in a business laptop plus outstanding battery life, but its weight and high price tag make it overkill for mainstream users.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Dell Latitude E6420 ATG Review

 

If you like the current lineup of Dell business laptops but need something more rugged for use and abuse at work, then Dell's new Latitude E6420 ATG might be the perfect notebook for you. Keep reading to find out more about this semi-rugged laptop. ...

Excellent durability ; Good battery life ; Fantastic expansion options (modular bay)

Expensive ; Heavy like a magnesium alloy brick ; Difficult to upgrade (lots of screws)

If you can look beyond the cost and the weight, what you'll find is a surprisingly durable semi-rugged notebook that can survive just about anything you throw at it (or anything you throw it into) and has the performance and battery life to do just...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Dell Latitude E6420 Review

 

The Dell Latitude E6420 has a lot going for it: stylish looks, a great keyboard, epic battery life, and solid performance. Our $1,361 review configuration is a bit expensive for what it offers. Nevertheless, this notebook is a really strong choice that...

Stylish, durable design, Great keyboard, Long battery life with nine-cell battery

Somewhat heavy, Not much software

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Dell Latitude E6420-ATG

 

The triple-metal construction includes a magnesium-alloy skeleton, an anodized aluminum lid, and a powder-coat magnesium-alloy bottom panel. This same metal construction extends to the steel hinges and zinc-alloy latch mechanism. The outer edges of the...

Semi-rugged construction inside and out. Fast Intel Core i7 processor. Almost nine hours of battery life. Adjustable backlit keyboard

Heavy and unwieldy. Expensive

From its semi-rugged construction to its beefy Intel Core i7 processor, the Dell Latitude E6420-ATG is made to take a beating while providing all of the functionality you need from a business laptop.

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Dell Latitude E6420

 

Latitude-branded laptops are dedicated to the most demanding businesses and largest enterprises for a reason: They're fully loaded, with a world of options to choose from. For instance, the Dell Latitude E6420 ($1,788 direct), the company's latest...

Revamped design is nice. Sturdy frame. Wide selection of Intel processors. Backlit keyboard. Great typing experience. Soft mouse buttons. Excellent battery life. Higher-resolution available

Very heavy for a 14-inch laptop. Pointing stick is stiff

The Dell Latitude E6420 is configurable in so many ways because it has so many options to choose from, though it's quite heavy for a 14-inch laptop.

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes

Display

HD type:HD+ / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.512
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G:No / Yes
4G standards:WiMAX

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1066,1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
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 / Intel Core i7-2700 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:50067 / 52220 / 52224 / 52229 / 52231 / 53434 / 53442 / 53450 / 53464 / 53474 / I3-2330M / I5-2540M
Processor package size:31 / 37.5

Security

Password protection: Yes