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Dell Latitude E6430S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Dell Latitude E6430S. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and performance. The durability and battery are also appreciated. There are some critical comments about the price and image quality.

portability, battery, durability, performance, keyboard

screen, image quality, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Latitude E6430S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Latitude E6430s Notebook

 

Fast Business. The Latitude E6430s offers nearly the same dimensi

Solid magnesium alloy build quality; Backlit keyboard with excellent feedback; Powerful CPU and GPU performance; Easily upgradeable; Good battery life; Docking port and Modulay bay expandability; Quiet fan during light use

Thick and heavy; Loud fan under medium to heavy use; Screen could have been brighter for improved outdoor usability; Loud keyboard; No higher display resolution options; Battery life not improved over original Latitude E6330; No latch/magnet for closed...

Aside from a very small hit to battery life, nothing else was sacrificed in the 14-inch upgrade. The excellent Turbo Boost potential in another great plus for performance-hunters seeking the most from their systems.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Dell Latitude E6430s

 

The Dell Latitude E6430s is a triple threat for business notebook shoppers. It sports a strong yet compact metal chassis, promises speedy performance (thanks to an SSD) and has a long-lasting battery for traveling professionals. The E6430s also has...

Sep, 2012

BUSINESS READY!

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Dell Latitude E6430s

 

If your fingers have only ever fondled the mostly plastic consumer laptops on display in stores, you might be inclined to settle for such a system for business use. But even if you don't need the extra security features and other amenities that come...

Rugged build quality ; Great backlit keyboard ; Compact for a laptop with a 14-inch screen ; Excellent battery life with extended battery

Mediocre maximum screen resolution ; Cramped touch pad and SSD ; Port placement isn't ideal ; Expensive in test configuration

For road warriors or those who just need a tough, compact laptop, Dell's Latitude E6430s is a great choice with a stellar keyboard. We only wish there were an option for a higher-resolution screen.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Dan Grabham (techradar.com)

Dell Latitude E6430S review

 

Unsnappily-named lightweight workhorse

May, 2012

Expert review by: (v3.co.uk)

Dell Latitude E6430s review

 

Dell's Latitude E6430s is a mid-range laptop designed for life as a corporate workhorse, and is claimed to fit a 14in display into a 13in-size chassis, making it about 18 percent lighter than other systems with comparable screens.

Rugged construction, large 14in display in 13in chassis, optical drive option

Heavy for its size, battery life unexceptional, no 3G broadband option

The Latitude E6430s is a sturdy mid-range laptop offering a good mix of capabilities for mobile workers. However, the battery life is unimpressive and this model puzzlingly lacks even the option of 3G broadband capability.

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: I. M. (newegg.com)

Good computers, but had problems getting fully functional systems

 

I have purchased dozens of refurbished Dell computers over the last few years, and I will continue to do so. Some systems look like new and others show signs of use. No problem; I can live with minor scratches and dents provided everything works....

The E6430s is a good combination of size, weight and power. Dell has decent hardware, support and documentation.

One of the first two refurbished E6430s I purchased for my kids had a very weak battery that needed to be replaced right away. The third E6430s I purchased for business had a defective DVD drive. I could not eject the tray without a paper clip and it...

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:4

Battery

Battery Capacity:32
Battery life (max):3000
Battery performance:32
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black, Grey / Black, Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type: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 power:65 / 90

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA NVS 5200M
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150 / 1200 / 1250 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:German
Keyboard type:QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
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
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11n,IEEE 802.3,IEEE 802.3ab,IEEE 802.3u
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Home Premium\nWindows 7 Professional\nWindows 7 Ultimate
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

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

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / 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
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65 / 90

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel QM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 26 / 27 / 29 / 30
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM77 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:I3-2350M / I5-3320M / i5-3340M / i5-3380M / i7-3540M
Processor boost frequency:3.3 / 3.4 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.9 / 3
Processor front side bus:1600
Processor lithography:22 / 250 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2350M / I5-3320M / i5-3340M / i5-3380M / i7-3540M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 85

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 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 Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: 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 Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / 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): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / 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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:53438 / 64896 / 71255 / 71256 / 71257
Processor code:SR0DN / SR0MY / SR0X8 / SR0X9 / SR0XB
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

Software

Bundled software:McAfee 12 Month Subscription
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Security Center, Microsoft Office / McAfee SecurityCenter

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Flash memory:8
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 508 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.78 / 9.17 / 9.49
Depth (imperial):8.8
Height (front):1.06 / 1.28
Height (front) (imperial):1.06
Height (rear):1.22 / 1.28
Height (rear) (imperial):1.22
Weight:3.75 / 4.19 / 4.41 / 4.59
Width:13.2 / 13.9
Width (imperial):13.2