Dell Latitude E4200 12.1” Ultraportable Laptop Review
16 April 2009
Conclusion: All in all, with all things considered, when compared to other netbooks laptops of it’s class (such as the Samsung X360) I would say that this ultra portable laptop ranks near the top of the lists (I say near because I have not been able to personally review other similar laptops – only basing that from what I’ve read about others). I think what would really let this laptop outshine others in it’s class would be the price (if you go refurbished at least).
Pros: Cheap (less than $750 in the dell outlet during a sale), Good performance vs size/weight, eSata + USB, Included eSata optical drive, Respectable battery life (4:45 6 cell)
Cons: Only 2 USB ports (and no hdmi), Keyboard feels a bit cheap / too plastic-like, Screen lid isn’t as sturdy as “Magnesium alloy” sounds like it should be
Excerpt: The arrival of netbooks has made many ultra-portable laptops look rather overpriced. Stylish design is one way of differentiating a new ultra-portable laptop from the crowd. The E4200 does indeed look smart: it's 25mm in height, has a glossy lid and sharp lines. Dell provided a large six-cell battery with our review sample. It protrudes 22mm from the back, which spoils the look a little. However, even with it fitted the E4200 still weighs just 1.2kg.
Conclusion: Как и любой лэптоп, Dell Latitude E4200 имеет ряд достоинств и недостатков. К плюсам можно отнести практичный тонкий корпус из магниевого сплава, эргономичные органы управления, прекрасный набор портов и возможность установить усиленную батарею. Минусы – это слабая производительность, посредственный дисплей и высокая цена.