The Dell Latitude belongs to the high-end business class and must meet the especially high standards of quality, functionality and expandability. Most professional users expect a good display, an adequate performance and solid mobility. Our detailed review will show whether the current Dell Latitude E is up to the task at hand. For the original German review, see here. The professional notebooks, strictly designed for business users, also find fans in the demanding home users.
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The Dell Latitude belongs to the high-end business class and must meet the especially high standards of quality, functionality and expandability. Most professional users expect a good display, an adequate performance and solid mobility.
Our detailed review will show whether the current Dell Latitude E is up to the task at hand. For the original German review, see here.
The professional notebooks, strictly designed for business users, also find fans in the demanding home users. Quality, warranty period and upgrade options are just some of the key points that sometimes greatly distinguish these notebooks from the comparable products of the mass market.
The price for this "luxury" is viewed by some as high as well. That is excluding VAT of course. Windows 8 is available as an operating system, but Windows 7 dominates the options list and is also the usual choice of many companies. Thus the Latitude E is not a bargain compared to other entry-level notebooks that you can find. Case Nonslip edge for opening the display and the brushed metal surface.
The model easily copes with the usual weak spots above the optical drive, the battery slot and the palm rest. But the durability of the case comes at the expense of its relatively high weight. The lid is locked in the closed position with the classic double hooks.
The surfaces are durable and give a high-quality impression. The silver-gray casing is conservative and ensures an appropriate appearance in the business environment. Perhaps this is the reason the orange keyboard frame was omitted in the current model.
The 4-pin FireWire port has been completely removed. Instead, we have two modern USB 3. We were expecting a DisplayPort instead, because it supports significantly higher resolutions for external displays. Apart from that, most of the interfaces are located as far back as possible. Thus there are no limitations caused by the cables of the connected peripherals.
The card reader is located at the front and is easily accessible. In all models of the Latitudes E series you will also find a Gigabit Ethernet port.
While our test unit has an HD webcam, Bluetooth 4. Security The Dell Latitude E has a wide array of security features. Various MultiBay expansions for the optical drive slot, docking stations and additional batteries are available as options.
But things are not as easy and quick as with many other rival models. Even for the replacement of the RAM modules one must remove the whole cover.
There are no individual panels. After detaching the maintenance cover, the fan can be reached and cleaned if necessary.
The hard drive is in a separate module that is held by two screws. Here, the removal of the bottom plate is not necessary. The optical drive is a modular one and can be interchanged with other drives or a MultiBay battery. Except for the Pro Support option, there are currently no other warranty extensions available. Input Devices Keyboard The keyboard of the Dell Latitude E takes up almost the entire length of the notebook and has 19 mm 0.
The separate number pad, extended arrow keys and large Enter and Space keys allow a quick familiarization. The medium key travel, good tactile feedback and quiet key stroke will please ambitious writers. The keyboard base is solid throughout and shows slight wobbling only in the area of the arrow keys. The key caption is very contrasting and is further enhanced by the built-in backlighting. Its brightness can be increased in four steps.
The keyboard backlighting is not a standard feature in the Latitude E It comes at a surcharge of 33 Euros excl. Still, some multi-touch gestures could do with a bit more space. The gliding properties and the responsiveness of the touchpad are very good and are no cause for criticism.
The usual multi-touch functions are supported and can be activated and deactivated separately as well. The mouse keys are slightly rubberized and have a very quiet stroke. Dell offers a variety of options in the Control Panel. For newcomers this input method may take some getting used to, but otherwise it allows for a very quick and precise cursor movement. The three corresponding buttons also work very quietly and register clicks well.
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Reinstalled images should be built from a clean hand installed OS load and following the steps in this guide. Dell does not recommend starting from an image built on previous generations of products or other computer systems. These products are not compatible with previous images built or installed on none Latitude E-Family, Mobile Precision or previous Dell products. Page 10 Intel Chipset - Helps Windows control system board components and controllers.
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