Summary: Fast Business. The Latitude E6430s offers nearly the same dimensions and weight as the 13.3-inch E6330 but with a 14-inch display. Has system performance and battery life suffered as a result from incorporating the larger display?
Pros: Solid magnesium alloy build quality, Backlit keyboard with excellent feedback, Powerful CPU and GPU performance, Easily upgradeable, Good battery life, Docking port and Modulay bay expandability, Quiet fan during light use, Powerful performance, ease of expandability, and respectable battery life in the classic Tri-Metal Latitude chassis, now with a larger 14-inch display. Everything we love about the Latitude E Series is in full force on the E6430s.
Cons: Thick and heavy, Loud fan under medium to heavy use, Screen could have been brighter for improved outdoor usability, Loud keyboard, No higher display resolution options, Battery life not improved over original Latitude E6330, No latch/magnet for closed lid position, A brighter screen for outdoor use and more WWAN options could be of use for many business users alike. Magnets or a hinge lock could make the display feel more secure when closed. A repositioned SD card re...
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: Ivy evolution. It took a bit over a year before Dell updated its new Latitude range business laptops for the known reasons. Our review reveals which new features we can expect apart from Intel's latest Ivy Bridge generation - and what the 14-inch business device has to set against the prestigious competition.
Pros: Extremely stable magnesium/aluminum chassis, Great workmanship, Pleasant feel, Accurate input devices, Good fan management, Well-designed energy saving modes, Comparatively fast application performance, Very energy efficient, long battery life possible, Very many configuration options that should meet (almost) every need, Vast range of accessories, The extremely solid case, Dell's well-designed energy saving and fan management and how well the Latitude manages energy ...
Cons: Screen is too dark for outdoor use, The - tactually solid - keyboard sometimes produced a (somewhat clattery) loud typing noise, Our configuration lacks a lot to make us perfectly happy - but particularly the HD+ screen. Thus, we had to live with a limited resolution (1366 x 768) and limited outdoor suitability (screen is a bit too dark).
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
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