Summary: Ever since its first launch several years ago, the Ultrabook has begun to take form as the go-to device for end-users who are looking for something that is both portable and powerful. Using the latest and best technologies available at hand, Dell has recently announced the arrival of a number of business-class Ultrabooks, one of which is the Dell Latitude E7240.
Pros: Excellent performance, A lot of I/O ports
Cons: Below average battery life, Loud fan, Cover smudges easily
Conclusion: So if you want touch and a high-resolution display (which is great to have for multitasking, let alone any image or video editing ambitions), you'll certainly have to pay a premium. And while the ThinkPad may cost a bit less, it comes with just a one-year standard warranty, while the Latitude is covered for three years. That, plus the year of malware protection afforded by Dell's Protected Workspace, is, we think, worth paying a bit extra for.
Pros: Great 1080p touchscreen, Exterior looks good, feels solid, Three USB 3.0 ports, Three-year warranty
Cons: Pricey as configured, Rear-mounted ports and power plug can be inconvenient in tight spaces, No VGA port, Smallish touch pad
Summary: The Business Touch. The well-received 12.5-inch Latitude gets a touchscreen update and an even brighter display. We take the U.S. model for a quick benchmarking round in this updated review.
Pros: Gorgeous and bright 1080p IPS Gorilla Glass touchscreen, Fast application performance, Easy reparability and upgradeability, WWAN and docking station options, Solid construction, Generally low system noise under typical use, 3-year warranty as standard, One of the best 12.5-inch notebook for business users with a 1080p IPS touchscreen.
Cons: Loud system noise under moderate-high loads, CPU throttles under full system load, Maximum brightness drops if running on batteries, Expensive, Lower price, cooler operation, no CPU throttling.
Summary: With the Latitude E7240 Touch, Dell has really spruced up its line of business notebooks. We love this laptop's sturdy design and attractive carbon fiber lid. We also appreciate the vivid 1920 x 1080 touch display, excellent keyboard and robust security.
Summary: Ultra-Business. Dell has updated its Latitude series and added a number of new models. The Dell Latitude E7240 is a compact 12-inch business ultrabook, which wants to convince with professional equipment and premium features. We extensively tested how well it succeeds at this.
Pros: system noise during low load, docking connector, interface layout, WWAN is optionally available, system performance, power consumption, weight, keyboard, Light, slim, many business features available, low system noise during low load.
Cons: system noise during full load, performance falls under full load, no Bluetooth, no fingerprint reader, very high price, A display with higher contrast and wider viewing angles, a better web cam and a more reasonable price
Excerpt: With its tough 12.5in aluminium chassis and soft-touch rubberised interior, the Dell Latitude E7240 is a smart business Ultrabook. The Latitude E7250 is just 20mm thick and weighs 1.4kg, so it won’t take up much room in a bag or briefcase. Even better, the E7250 has a wide variety of ports despite its slim chassis.
Dell Latitude E7240 Ultrabook: Small, fast, and elegant
7 May 2014
Excerpt: Dell's Latitude E7240 is a class act among 12.5-inch business laptops, but you'll need to pay to play: This Ultrabook costs a cool $1795 as configured for this review, though you can get into a lesser configuration for $500 less. Styled largely in black and charcoal with minimal white highlights, the Latitude E7240's sedate, no-nonsense looks won't blow anyone away.
Dell Latitude E7240 review: A nearly-great ultrabook
15 January 2014
Summary: Summary: The Latitude E7240 is solidly made and well connected, delivering impressive performance in a thoughtful design. It's let down by the keyboard and a lack of configuration options, turning what could have been a superb business ultrabook into merely a very good one.
Pros: Solid and tough chassis design, Very good performance, Mobile broadband (HSPA+), Excellent sound quality
Cons: Heavy for an ultrabook, Keyboard has too much flex for comfort, Limited (all-SSD) storage capacity, Short on customisation options
Conclusion: В целом, бизнес-ноутбук Dell Latitude E7240 показал себя с хорошей стороны. Внешне он хоть и неброский, но достаточно стильный, с таким явно не стыдно показаться перед партнерами или коллегами. Вот только может подкачать достаточно посредственный дисплей с маленьким разрешением, плохими углами обзора и неестественной цветопередачей. Возможно в случае с сенсорной Full HD матрицей, ситуация будет лучше.
Summary: Le Dell Latitude E7240 est une bonne machine 12" particulièrement orientée professionnel. Mais avec son écran tactile 1080p traité Gorilla et son côté robuste, il pourrait aussi être un PC portable familiale facile à utiliser et à transporter. Les finitions sont très bonnes, rien à redire. La large connectique embarquée est un régal d’utilisation, les branchements arrière étant particulièrement pratiques.
Pros: Châssis en carbone et aluminium, Finition, Solidité apparente, Ecran tactile, Connectique, Son, Garantie de trois ans sur site