"Dell has been focusing on added durability for its business range making them a seriously practical option for travelling business people."
At first glance the Latitude E6410 looks quite old fashioned, with none of the sleek curves and swish lines that we have come to expect from modern laptops.
However, this is actually one of the most impressive and powerful machines we’ve ever reviewed.
The Dell Latitude range has been designed specifically for work and business, focussing on durability and providing solid practical features rather than the fluffier stuff that you expect to find in a home laptop.
A robust chassis, excellent security features and superb connectivity combined with awesome performance capabilities to deliver a genuinely desirable, yet practical machine.
What we like most
The model we reviewed came with an Intel i7 Core processor and 4 Gb RAM, making it lightning quick in all tasks. In fact this was an exceptional performance for a portable machine. Anyone who needs a real workhorse when they’re out on the road will love the Latitude E6410.
The keyboard is really comfortable to type on and it comes with a very nice LED backlight, which lights up all the keys so you can see what you’re doing in the dark, perfect for plane travel.
The 14 inch 1440 x 900 screen provides a vivid and crisp viewing experience, while the matt anti-glare finish makes it easy to work even in areas of bright sunshine. It’s a nice screen that leaves many of its rivals in the shade – literally.
Unlike many of today’s laptops, the Latitude E6410 has its speakers on top, on either side of the keyboard. The sound quality is very good and I cannot envisage you having to connect external speakers for any reason. It also has a very nice built in HD webcam and noise reduction microphone for professional level video conferencing.
Dell has also been focusing on added durability for its business range making them a seriously practical option for travelling business people. They have a special free fall sensor and shock absorber, so you don’t need to worry about data loss if your laptop is accidentally dropped or knocked. The solid chassis also comes with reinforced hinges and latches; it certainly feels like a well-built machine when handling it.
What we like least
What there is to criticise really isn’t worth writing about. As mentioned at the start, the machine is a little boxy, but many of us in the PC Site office thought that it looked quite classic and professional, an antidote to the over-designed laptops of today even.
The Latitude E6410 offers superb performance capabilities, excellent media devices and connectivity; it is smart, professional and secure. Ultimately one of the best laptops out there – and definitely one for the grown-ups.
Up to Intel Core i7-620M with Turbo Boost Technology
Up to 8 Gb Dual Channel DDR3 RAM
Anti-Glare LED with 1280 x 800 resolution
NVIDIA NVS 3100M 512 Mb gDDR3
Hard Drive Storage
Up to 500 Gb 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
6-cell 60Wh Lithium Ion
6-in-1 Card Reader
Stereo headphone jack
Intergrated HD webcam
DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW or Blu-Ray
4 x USB 2.0
1 x USB/eSATA combo
1 x VGA
1 x IEEE 1394
1 x RJ-45
Weight & Size
335mm (W) x 25.4-31.2mm (H) x 283.3mm (D)
1.93kg (with 4-cell battery)
Wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g/n)
Dell Wireless Mobile Broadband & GPS
Bluetooth 3.0 (optional)
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Dell Latitude E6410 is a workhorse in every sense of the word, you get some truly unrivalled power with the Intel i7-620M processor, Turbo Boost technology can really add to the performance, making the Dell Latitude E6410 a business laptop that can get you through the toughest days work.
Dell Latitude E6410
Dell Latitude E6410 is designed like the classic laptops of old, by which I mean good 5-6 years ago, before they started with all these etched and glossy machines, with unnecessary curves. Dell Latitude E6410 is a bit boxy but you will never doubt its stability, no nonsense computing professionalism is the taget of the Dell Latitude E6410.
As a business laptop you’ll find this system covers your back like a veteran, the Dell Latitude E6410 has a solid design making it shock proof and it also has reinforced hinges and latches keeping the Dell Latitude E6410 a sturdy machine.
If you want to find out more about its features, read the PC Site Dell Latitude E6410 review.
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