One of the largest producers of computers in the world, both desktop and laptop, Dell is also regarded as a loyal follower of the latest technology. Ever since Dell started producing laptops, it has attained a great deal of success and recognition. But it had always been exposed to excessive pressure due to competition from its counterparts and especially, HP. In order to sustain such pressure and also to live up to the expectations of the general public, Dell had to show its mettle by producing world beating products, which it actually did. One such world beating laptop model is the Latitude and is also regarded as by far the best model from Dell, along with Inspiron. Dell has recently released the E series of Latitude laptops, and they look very promising indeed. The E series laptops target the IT professionals and also help in providing them all the essentials. Let us now review one of the laptops from the E series, the E5410 Laptop from Dell. Sit back, relax and read as we tell you the details of an in depth analysis of this new laptop from Dell.
Finer and Shinier:
There is always little difference when it comes to the aspect of design of modern laptops. Most of them look alike, especially if they are from the same manufacturer. But even then, they never bore you since they are designed to attract you. Now, regarding the Latitude E5410 14.1 inch Laptop, it looks quite like its predecessors but only with finer edges and shinier outer appearance. The shiny grey coloured appearance is also pretty good and colours such as grey do not fade away in due course of time and hence the laptop always looks quite new and recent. Coming to the overall design of the E5410, it looks a tad smaller than normal since it features a 14.1 inch screen. Measuring about 338 mm wide, 33.2 mm high and 224 mm deep, it has got to be one of the slimmest laptop computers available in the marking, barring the latest ultra slim Mac from Apple. Sporting a 6 cell battery, it weighs about 2.36 kg, which is a bit heavier than normal, considering the fact that the laptops from Apple and Sony are quite light in weight. But on the whole, it is one very comfortable laptop that you can carry with you at almost all the times.
The Latitude E5410 sports a 14.1 inch WXGA and Anti Glare LED backlit display. WXGA stands for Wide Extended Graphics Array, which is capable of displaying a resolution of 768p. This kind of display also has wide viewing angles. Hence it would be comfortable for you to watch from acute angles as well. And then there is the Anti Glare technology, which as the name suggests, does not reflect the light that falls on the screen and hence helps you get a very clear picture. Most often, it is the reflection from the outside lights that causes disturbance while viewing the display. Hence, this mechanism is implemented in the display of the E5410. The screen, hence, sort of absorbs the light that falls on it. This prevents the unwanted reflections. It is one of those marvels that technology can create. Now, last but not least, this time around the display is completely LED backlit, which means that the screen is made as thin as possible. LEDs also give you an evenly lit screen and hence make the display better. And a screen that measures 14.1 inches diagonally is quite good enough for professional uses. This summarises the whole display mechanism of the Latitude E5410.
The Dell Latitude E5410 provides a great deal of features and as always with the laptops from Dell, there is a bit of variety in the features. But then, there will not be too many changes in that list since all the computers need the same equipment. Let us see what is in the bag for us.
Regarding any laptop on the earth, the first and foremost thing you would want to look at after the design part of it, is its processor. The technical world calls it the brain of the computer and it is solely responsible for all the actions that are taking place inside your computer. Now when you see the latest programs or applications, you will find that most of them are beta versions and hence are known to work faster than ever before. But for this, you need to have a solid processing system inside your computer. Fortunately enough, the Dell Latitude E5410 has come with one of Intel’s fastest microprocessor, the Intel Core i5 Dual Core processor. There are three different versions of this Core i5 processor for you to choose from. You need to decide, at the time of purchasing, the clock speed of your machine and choose between 2.53, 2.4 and 2.26 GHz. The bigger the number, the costlier it is. So it is advisable that the users think before they decide on what processor they intend to use. But anyway, the Core i5 series has been a big hit in the market and your computer will be amazingly fast at calculations.
The Latitude E5410 is pre installed with Microsoft’s latest and by far the best operating system, Windows 7. But you have a choice here as well. You can choose between Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7. Either way, you will get a 32 bit operating system. The Vista version has again got two separate modes, Home Basic and Business. But, we recommend that you go for Windows 7 since it is the latest operating system and has also got no compatibility issues like Vista . Almost all programs now work pretty well on this platform and since Dell offers you the Professional Version of this operating system, you will be getting additional advantages. It is also suitable for IT professionals and other business people. You can easily write documents, create new exciting presentations, and do a lot of other interesting stuff with this new operating system.
The Latitude E5410 comes with the latest memory devices that are available in the market. Regarding the Ram of the device, it is a DDR3 type, which is the latest version and is also the successor of the already well established DDR2. This revised version of RAM is even faster and also more accurate than its predecessor. Running at a speed of 1333 MHz, it shows you how fast it is. The response time is hence reduced a lot which eventually gives you faster results. Again you have a lot of choice when it comes to RAM. There are 1 GB, 2 GB and 4 GB version of it and you can choose the memory of your mode before purchasing it, keeping in mind that the faster the RAM, the costlier it is. Then there comes the Hard Disk Drive. Fortunately enough for you, there is no choice this time around. There are too many choices already and anymore can confuse you. Now, the Latitude E5410 comes with a 320 GB SATA hard disk drive which runs at 7200 rpm at maximum and is also the fastest as well as latest in the market. Normally, 320 GB is pretty solid for memory space and for most of domestic and professional needs, it is more than enough. Should you need more memory, you have no other go but to purchase an External Hard Drive.
Graphics have become a part and parcel of our lives of late and this is clearly seen in the sales of graphics cards over the last few years. If you are going to purchase the Latitude, then you have no need to buy a graphics card separately as there is a built in Intel HD graphics card inside it. The specialty of this very graphics card is that it has a dynamic frequency, which means that its performance depends on how much of graphics is needed for a particular application. But, we also must know the fact that this graphics card may or may not support high end PC games and some applications that need a solid graphics card. Since this laptop is designed for the IT professionals, in more cases than not, the graphics card that is more than enough.
The optical drive that is provided by Dell supports almost all kinds of data discs that are available today, namely CDs, DVDs and Blu Ray Discs. With the support of this new kind of discs, the Blu Rays, you can watch full high definition movies and also write excessive amounts of data on them.
Regarded as one of the most wonderful technological advancements of the previous decade, Wi-Fi has now become a very common name is also seen almost everywhere in most of the cities in the world. There are Wi-Fi hotspots in many airports, cafes, offices, restaurants, schools and universities. This feature lets you connect to the internet wirelessly. There are four different LAN options given by Dell for the Latitude E5410. They are: Dell Wireless 1501 (802.11 n), Dell Wireless 1520 (802.11 n2 x 2), Intel Wi-Fi Link 6200 (802.11 n2 x 2), Intel Wi-Fi Link (802.11 n3 x 3). These four different LAN options let you connect to different ports and experience wireless surfing.
Bluetooth also enjoys a very high ranking among the greatest of technologies the past decade. But, in the course of time, it has moved on from being the primitive version or v 1.0 to the beta version or v 2.0 and now it has finally moved on, ahead of its beta version, to version 3.0. A lot of people may not have known this fact but it is understandable since very few devices in the market provide this latest feature, the Bluetooth 3.0. The Latitude E5410 is one of those few and the Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth 3.0 has got a few new advancements in the way it works and now searching for new or old devices is easier and sharing files is faster than ever before. This application is also user friendly and hence is easy to use.
Dell provides both physical and system security for the Latitude E5410. Steel reinforced Cable Lock Slots, Media Module and Hard Drive Locks are provided to make sure that your device is safe at all times. Regarding system security, there are few options that protect your system. Firstly, the Finger Print Reader ensures that no one else accesses the system except you. You can register multiple finger prints and save them if you want others to access the system. Remember that this feature is optional and you can choose a system with a finger print reader while buying the Latitude E5410. Then there are a few other features like TPM 1.2, Optional Hard Drive encryption and Control Vault, which ensure secure credential management within a trusted boundary. Coming to network security, the Wi-Fi access is also limited to only you or the one that is using the system. This is possible with the help of 802.11 Wi-Fi protected access (WPA) and 801.11 i (WPA2), in association with Virtual private Networks (VPN) 802.1x with EAP modes and compatible with CCX 4.0. All the features are there to protect your system and other valuable and confidential system information.
Critical Data Protection:
Sometimes, when your system drops down to the ground or if something hits it very hard, then there is a great possibility of your hard drives getting damaged. The Dell Latitude E5410 has got some wonderful features that prevent this loss. While everyone knows that you cannot protect the physical body from the damage but at least, you can save your all important data. There is a free fall sensor inside the hard drives and whenever it senses a free fall, it instantaneously saves all the data separately, even if the computer is switched off. This means that even if the drive is partially or wholly damaged, your data can be retrieved back safely. Another sensor is a shock absorber which resides inside the computer. When it senses sudden vibrations or impulses, it makes the computer save all the data in manner which is similar to that of the Free fall Sensor. In both these cases, your data will be a hundred percent safe, which is all what you need at the end of the day. The data from the damaged drives can later be copied on to the new ones.
There are a few multimedia accessories that help you interface a few multimedia programs on the computer. You will be getting a set of stereo speakers, a headphone jack which is also stereo, and both of them are pretty useful in playing audio files on your computer. You can also buy a home theatre system and connect it to the audio out port if you want. A microphone jack and integrated digital microphone are provided for audio in. An integrated 2.0 mega pixel Webcam, supported by Dell Webcam Central webcam drivers and software, is also provided. The drivers for the audio are already installed.
Ports and Connectivity:
The Latitude E5410 has got quite a few ports and connectivity options. It showed a great deal of versatility by providing a wide range of ports which are really quite useful for the IT professionals. Here is a list of all the provided ports and connectivity options: An RJ 45 network connector port, which allows you to connect your Ethernet cable and surf the internet, an optional modem connector, which connects your system to a modem, Four high speed USB 2.0 ports, a microphone jack, headphone speaker in and out, an IEEE 1394 port, a 3 in 1 card reader, a Smart Card reader, Type I/II PCMCIA, also known as PC cards, Dock connector, and VGA. Some of these are not seen on those laptops which are intended for purely domestic use. Hence the Latitude E5410 is a very utile professional laptop that provides additional options.
Now, finally we are done with the Features list and it is a pretty long one indeed. This kind of a list impresses many technical experts and also attracts most of the general public. Each and every feature is tested and found to be pretty useful for both the domestic and office uses.
After having a look at all the features discussed above, there is little left to critique the performance of the Latitude E5410. You must have already come to a conclusion that this is one of the better laptop computers available in the market today and you are right. There are almost no complaints regarding this computer and of course, when a computer uses all the latest technology in the world, then there is no probability of producing serious errors. The performance is top class as always with the computers from Dell and with such qualitative processor, RAM and memory, you will see a speed that you have never seen before. No connectivity issues are reported and each and every feature that is on the list works very fine. Hence, full marks for the Latitude E5410 for its great performance.
Battery and Power Consumption:
There are four types of batteries again for you to choose from. Dell has with four different batteries based on their longevity. There are 4 cell batteries (37 Wh), 6 cell batteries (56 Wh), 9 cell batteries (85 Wh) with 3 years warranty and 9 cell batteries (81 Wh) featuring Express charge, which means that they are superfast when it comes to charging and they can charge up to 80 % within just one hour. You can choose one of these batteries bearing in mind the fact the there is a significant change in the price. Normally, a 6 cell battery is advisable but if you travel too much and need extra battery support, then you can go for a 9 cell battery. You can also choose the power adapter between 65 W and 90 W.
The Dell Latitude E5410 comes with a one year collect and return warranty for parts and labour, starting from the date of purchase. You have the choice to upgrade it to 3 years.
There is almost nothing more left to talk about this very efficient laptop from Dell. It is a perfect partner for any It professional. All the features and performance details are excellent and three years of warranty is a big advantage. The price is also set very well that there is a very good balance between it and serviceability. Though there are too many things for the general public to choose from, the IT professionals will easily be able to figure out what they actually need. For students and residents, there are more basic and simple laptops available in the market.
|Specification||Efficient mobile productivity for the end user||Ideal for indoor mobility and home-office usage||Proven, Intelligent Productivity in a Dependable Laptop|
|Processor||One Intel® Core i3-370M(2.4GHz,3MB Cache,Dual Core)||One Intel® Core i3-370M(2.4GHz,3MB Cache,Dual Core)||One Intel Core™ i5-560M (2.66Ghz, 3M cache, Dual Core|
|Memory||2GB(2x1GB)1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel||4GB(2x2GB)1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel||4GB(2x2GB)1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel|
|Hard drive||160GB Serial ATA (5400RPM)||250GB Serial ATA (7200 RPM)||320GB Serial ATA (7,200 Rpm)|
Dell Latitude E5410 Technical Specifications:
|Model Name||Latitude E5410|
|Screen Size||14.1 inches|
|Display resolution||1366 x 768 pixels|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||338 x 33.2 x 244 mm|
|Hard drive Capacity||320GB|
|RAM capacity||1 GB, 2GB and 4 GB|
|Bluetooth||Yes, version 3.0|
|Security||Steel reinforced Cable Lock Slots, Media Module and Hard Drive Locks, Finger Print Recognition, Critical Data Protection|
|Graphics hardware||Intel HD Graphics Card|
|Processor||Intel Core i5 Dual Core|
|Clock speed||2.53 GHz max.|
|Motherboard chipset||Mobile Intel HM55 Express|
|Audio chipset||Stereo Audio|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows 7 Professional|
|Web Camera||2.0 Mp|
|Battery||3 cell, 6 cell, 9 cell with Express recharge|