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Dell Latitude E6420

alaTest has collected and analyzed 316 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. Comments about the durability and usability are on the whole positive. The battery and price also get good feedback, but opinions are divided on the screen. The sound and image quality get critical reviews.

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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 87/100 = 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. People are impressed by the usability and durability, but there are some less positive opinions 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, 2017

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 also get good comments.

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, 2017

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, 2017

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Latitude E6420 ATG Notebook

 

Handled laptop. Robust laptops are called for on the construction

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; Typing-friendly...

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

If you have reasons for a semi-ruggedized notebook, you luckily don't have to choose from hundreds of models. In addition to Panasonic (Toughbook C1), only Getac (S400) and Wortmann (TERRA Mobile INDUSTRY 1280) offer corresponding devices. However,...

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: Natalie Shoemaker (pcmag.com)

Dell Latitude E6420 XFR

 

For those who work in harsher environments than an office or classroom, the Dell Latitude E6420 XFR fully-rugged laptop is built to go off the road and protect your data.

Ultra-rugged design. Core i7 CPU and SSD combo makes for speedy performance. Bluetooth helps connects your wireless peripherals. WiMAX will help keep you connected wherever your work takes you. Backlit keyboard.

Pricey. Laptop gets hot.

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Jan, 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 ; Modular drive bay allows for easy storage expansion

Expensive ; Heavy like a brick ; Difficult to upgrade (opening the unit requires some time and effort)

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Dell Latitude E6420

 

The Dell Latitude E6420 can be outrageously powerful (for a steep price) or run the bare essentials yet still be a competent business laptop.

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.

More laptop reviews: • Dell Latitude 7280• Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch, LTE)• Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1• LG gram 14 (2017)• Microsoft Surface Pro (2017)• more

Apr, 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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, AC3, MP3, WAV, WMA
Audio system:HD / HDA / Stereo
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 / 97
Battery capacity (Watt hours):60 / 97
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 9

Camera

Front Camera:N / No / Y
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Certification:P21G, P21G001, EPEAT
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Anthracite / Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Plastic
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:Gloss / Matt
Full HD: No
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:3.34
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 0.512
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA NVS 4200M / NVIDIA Quadro NVS 4200M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
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:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English / German
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N / Y / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G WiMAX: Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: Yes
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u
Networking features:Gigabit Ehernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, BT
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 420000
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW / DVD, CD
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HDA / Stereo
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Windows 7 Professional (32/64-bit)\nWindows 7 Ultimate (32/64-bit) / Windows 7/Vista, Linux Ubuntu 10.10
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED
Display Diagonal:14
Display Diagonal (metric):14
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:AMD, NVIDIA / Intel / Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x,VT-d
Internal modem: No
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Weight:4.56
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi / Wireless LAN

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1 / 2
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 3
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S-Video port: No
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot:No / 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:3.34
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel QM67 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
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM67 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 / I3-2370M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / i7-2620M / I7-2640M / i7-2720QM / i7-2760QM
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.30 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.50
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
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 / I3-2370M / I5-2410M / I5-2430M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / i7-2620M / I7-2640M / i7-2720QM / i7-2760QM
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 / Intel Core i7-2700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1224 / PGA988 / Socket 1224 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / J1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
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 Active Management Technology: No
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 HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y
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 Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / 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® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: 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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
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:50067 / 50072 / 52220 / 52224 / 52229 / 52231 / 53434 / 53442 / 53450 / 53464 / 53474
Processor code:SR00W / SR02R / SR03R / SR041 / SR044 / SR048 / SR04J / SR04S / SR04W / SR0DP
Processor package size:31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Dell Webcam Central / Dell Webcam Central\nMicrosoft Office Home and Business 2010 / Dell Webcam Central\nOffice Starter
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA II
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 250 / 256 / 320 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.6 / 11.7 / 9.49 / 9.69
Depth (imperial):9.49 / 9.5 / 9.7
Height:1.3 / 2.24
Height (front):1.06 / 1.14 / 2.31
Height (front) (imperial):1.06 / 1.14
Height (imperial):1.3
Height (rear):1.28 / 1.48 / 2.64
Height (rear) (imperial):1.28 / 1.48
Weight:4.56 / 5.95 / 8.8 / 8.82
Width:13.9 / 14 / 14.1
Width (imperial):13.9 / 14.1