As a 14 inch bussiness laptop, Dell Latitude E6420 can run up to more than 8 hours on batterey. Dell Latitude E6420 has sturdy frame with nice design. Great keyboard and soft mouse buttons offers comfortable typing experience. It offers with some options of Intel processors. What would to be your concern is about its weight. With 6 pounds weight, it may be a concern for frequent business travelers, quite heavy for a 14-inch laptop. A variance of Dell Latitude E6420 which equipped with Intel Core i5-2540M Sandy Brigde processor and 9-cell battery, and Intel integrated graphics is cost for $1,788 (direct). Later, we will talk about this variance of Dell Latitude E6420.
Dell Latitude E6420 Design, Features, and Performance
Intel Core i5-2540M (2.67GHz) processor put on Dell Latitude E6420 is based on Sandy Bridge architecture. If its not enough, you may opt for Intel Core i7 option. Sandy Bridge supports better graphics subsystem, which means eventhough it uses integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 chipset, you still can run a game or 3D application. But, if you want better graphic performance, Dell offers an upgrade to Nvidia NVS 4200M for $69.
Dell Latitude E6420 uses 9-cell (97WH) battery, while tested in MobileMark 2007, it can run up to 8 hours 30 minutes. But, big batterey makes Dell Latitude E6420 goes weight. At 6 pounds weight, it quite heavy for a 14-inch laptop. But you may choose 6-cell option that fits with the back of the laptop and lighter. Its strong body is build from magnesium alloy and topped with an aluminum finish. It has tested with military torture tests by Dell (include vibrations, extreme temperatures, drops, and moisture).
Dell Latitude E6420 14-inch widescreen has 1,366x768 maximum resolution. Using matte screen, so it doesn't reflect light back at you. Features brought by Dell Latitude E6420 are: 4 USB ports (one of which is an USB/eSATA combo), VGA, ExpressCard, SmartCard slot, and a Webcam. Its optical drive is only a DVD drive (which can not use to burn). In terms of storage, it equipped with 320GB, 7,200rpm hard drive. For connection port, it supplied with HDMI port and Gigabit Ethernet.
Dell Latitude E6420 Full Specifications:
Intel Core i5-2540M (clock speed at 2.67GHz)
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Intel HD Graphics 3000
4 GB DDR3
screen size 14 inch widescreen, 1,366x768 maximum resolution
HDD 320GB 7200 rpm
802.11n Wi-Fi, HDMI port, and Gigabit Ethernet
4 USB ports (one of which is an USB/eSATA combo), VGA, ExpressCard, SmartCard slot.
up to 8 hours 30 minutes