Pros

  • Good performance
  • Good warranty and support options
  • Great ergonomics and feel

Cons

  • Travel weight is a somewhat hefty four pounds
  • No 1080p video

At A Glance

In a world of cheap-feeling merchandise, the Latitude 6430u stands apart. It’s well-built, tastefully designed, and very comfortable to use. It’s also fast and available with a wide variety of warranty and support options, as a good corporate computer should be.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 469-3885
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5-3427U
Processor speed 1.8 MHz
Requirements
Operating System Compatibility
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows 8
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Display type Matte LCD with LED Backlight
Touchscreen No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD Graphics 4000
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 128.0 GB
Drive type Solid-State Drive
General Information
UPC Code 884116099611
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB 3.0
  • VGA
Wireless connection
  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth
Memory
Memory size 8192.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Memory max 16.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 13.3 inches
Depth 8.9 inches
Height 0.8 inches
Weight 4.0 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.6 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Other Features
Devices
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Product Type
Subcategory Ultra Portable
Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 78.0
Worldbench Version 8
Battery
Battery Life 6:18   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 10.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 3936.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 2207.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 5142.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 129.5   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 410.4   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 190.5   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 276.2   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
3DMark 11, 1280x720 Performance 680.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark 11, 1920x1080 Extreme 229.0   score (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Low Quality, 1366x768 731.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Low Quality, 1366x768 11.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1366x768 49.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 1.8   Watt hours
Idle power usage 9.2   Watts
TouchXPRT
Beautify Photo Album 1.26   Photos/sec (Higher is better)
Beautify Photo Album 39.75   seconds (lower is better)
Prepare Photos for Sharing 0.5   Collages/sec (Higher is better)
Prepare Photos for Sharing 13.99   seconds (lower is better)
Convert Videos for Sharing 11.7   X (higher is better)
Convert Videos for Sharing 7.31   seconds (lower is better)
Export Podcast to MP3 109.2   X (higher is better)
Export Podcast to MP3 16.39   seconds (lower is better)
Create Slideshow from Photos 3.11   Photos/sec (Higher is better)
Create Slideshow from Photos 16.05   seconds (lower is better)

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