Conclusion: At over $2,000 in our review configuration, the Latitude is undoubtedly expensive. That said, its components are more than most business users need, and Dell offers a fair number of internal options to choose among, so you can get a much cheaper version of this machine in the same rugged shell at a starting price of $799. Those who need a higher-resolution screen than the lowest-common-denominator 1,366x768 panel in this line will have to look elsewhere.
Pros: Rugged build quality, Great backlit keyboard, Compact for a laptop with a 14-inch screen, Excellent battery life with extended battery
Cons: Mediocre maximum screen resolution, Cramped touch pad and SSD, Port placement isn't ideal, Expensive in test configuration
Summary: The Dell Latitude E6430s is a strong performer. It's built for tough environments and has strong battery life to boot. While our $1,646 configuration is on the pricey side, having a solid state drive on board makes a big difference in terms of boot time and overall responsiveness. Is this our top 14-inch business notebook? Not quite.
Pros: Strong performance, Speedy boot time, Durable construction, Comfortable keyboard
Cons: Expensive, No higher-res display option, Pointing stick could be better
Conclusion: The Dell Latitude E6430s punches above its form factor in many respects. The optical drive, comprehensive port selection including ExpressCard/34, and performance would all be more in keeping with a larger notebook. Unfortunately, it punches a little above the price we usually associate with notebooks this size as well. A three years next business day warranty is included as standard, going some way to mitigate the business price tag, as does the sturdy construction.
Pros: Decent performance for a 13in notebook, Good selection of ports, Optical drive, ExpressCard/34 slot
Portátil Dell Latitude E6430s con muchas opciones de expansión
23 October 2012
Excerpt: Este portátil profesional de Dell destaca por su robustez y por su fabricación con materiales de alta calidad, así como por contar con una pantalla de 14« en un chasis del tamaño habitual de uno de 13,3»
Pros: Muchas opciones de expansión., Teclado muy cómodo, con extras para manejar el cursor., Pantalla mate., Disco con cifrado FIPS., Buena autonomía
Cons: El precio se dispara pese a no ser un Ultrabook ni contar con elevadas cantidades de memoria o gigabytes de almacenamiento