Summary: Handled laptop. Robust laptops are called for on the construction site or terrain. The semi-rugged Latitude is off-road capable without looking like a tank. Will it become the multipurpose weapon for the technician on the move?
Pros: Very stable chassis, Protected ports, Extremely bright, matt screen, Very quiet and cool, High application performance with SSD, User-friendly interface positioning, Large selection of communication modules, Large range of services, Typing-friendly input devices, Backlit keyboard, Configuration alternatives, Long battery runtime with upgrade options
Cons: High weight, No number pad, No DisplayPort / USB 3.0 directly on device, Viewing angle dependency on the vertical plane
Summary: The Dell Latitude E6420 ATG is a semi-rugged laptop that offers exceptional power and battery life and a more durable design than your typical business machine. However, at $3,012, this notebook is quite expensive. In fact, for the price delta between the ATG model and the regular Latitude E6420, you could get a whole other non-ruggedized E6420, so you have to really need the extra protection this laptop offers.
Summary: The Dell Latitude E6420 has a lot going for it: stylish looks, a great keyboard, epic battery life, and solid performance. Our $1,361 review configuration is a bit expensive for what it offers. Nevertheless, this notebook is a really strong choice that should be considered along with lighter options like the ThinkPad T410 and T410s .
Summary: Ever Popular. Although it has practically died out in the consumer notebook sector, the compact 14" format is still one of the most popular styles of business notebooks. The Dell Latitude E6420 has some big shoes to fill in taking the reins from its successful predecessor, the E6410. Is it a credit to the Latitude series or does it bring shame to Dell?
Pros: Incredibly Sturdy Case, High-Quality Metallic Design, Very Good Craftsmanship and Excellent Feel, Conveniently Placed Ports, Many Options for Internet Access Available, Comprehensive Warranty, Comfortable Input Devices, Backlit Keyboard, Bright Display, Very Customizable, Long Battery Life Possible, Although its look may be a matter of taste, the sturdiness, craftsmanship and feel of the Latitude E6420's case are first-rate.
Cons: No Displayport or USB3.0 Ports, Low Screen Contrast, Limited Vertical Viewing Angles, High GPU Temperature Possible, USB 3.0 port and a Displayport. This would be a good way to distinguish it from the less expensive E5420.
Summary: The Dell Latitude E6420 ATG is described as a 'business-rugged' laptop and although we wouldn't recommend that you throw it around the boardroom you can be fairly confident that it'll withstand a bit of rough treatment.
Dell Latitude E6420 review: A well built 15.6in laptop with good speed, but it could use more features for the price
Good Gear Guide.au
18 October 2011
Summary: The Latitude E6420 is a well built business machine with good performance. However, it could use a few more standard features for the price (such as USB 3.0) and we also wish that Dell supplied both the 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 versions in the recovery image.
Pros: Performance, Build quality, Keyboard
Cons: Lacks USB 3.0, Could use more features, 64-bit Windows has to be specified
Excerpt: Dell's latest business laptop may have odd, retro-like looks but it's crammed full of the latest technology. Is this enough to make it the best portable computer for your workforce? Read our review to find out.
Excerpt: Если слова «аккуратный» и «бережливый» — это не про вас, или, к примеру, вы работаете на полной опасностей нефтяной вышке (зимой!), тогда вам не обойтись без защищенного ноутбука, ведь обычные девайсы, скорее всего, не переживут случайных падений, низких температур и влаги. Специально для тех, кому нужен по-настоящему крепкий ноутбук, компания Dell выпустила устройство под названием Latitude E6420 ATG, закованное в магниевый корпус и оснащенное ударопрочным дисплеем.