Pros

  • Useful hardware buttons
  • Good audio
  • Sturdy yet handsome case
  • Excellent battery life

Cons

  • Smallish hard drive in this configuration
  • No webcam
  • A bit pricey

At A Glance

The business-oriented Dell Latitude E5420 offers standout battery life in a sturdy package plus lots of usability features, but it doesn't come cheap.

Manufacturer’s Description

Take your office wherever you go with the redesigned Dell Latitude E5420. This laptop is built for the new mobile business class with the durability, productivity, security and easy manageability you've come to expect from the Latitude E-Family laptops.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 469-0239
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
FireWire/i.LINK Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
VGA Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 14.00 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA HD 3000
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA/300
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Hard Drive Configuration 1 x 320 GB
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
General Information
Manufacturer Dell, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number 469-0239
UPC Code 884116062073
Brand Name Dell
Product Name Latitude E5420 Notebook
Marketing Information

Take your office wherever you go with the redesigned Dell Latitude E5420. This laptop is built for the new mobile business class with the durability, productivity, security and easy manageability you've come to expect from the Latitude E-Family laptops.

Product Model E5420
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.dell.com
Product Line Latitude
Product Series E
Memory
Standard Memory 2 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Latitude E5420 Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
  • Operating System Media
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Dell
Wireless LAN Model Wireless 1501
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 3.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 1.3"
Width 13.8"
Depth 9.5"
Weight (Approximate) 72.0 oz
Warranty
Additional Warranty Information

Warranty Detail:

  • 1 Year Mail-in Service
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i3
Processor Model i3-2310M
Processor Speed 2.10 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model HM65 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Architecture 32-bit
Input Devices
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
I/O Expansions
Expansion Slot Type ExpressCard/54

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 123.0
Battery
Battery Life 9:27   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 214.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 342.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 168.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 314.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 303.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 339.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 185.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 339.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 172.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 11.5   Watts
Sleep power usage 1.0   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 53.15   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 43.41   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 39.94   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 31.12   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 265.0