Dell Latitude 14 5000 Series E5470 Review

Dell Latitude 14 5000 Review

This computer is made with the professional in mind and offers great power for an i5 core. The speed and the basic are there but this is not a good model for anything graphical. For a laptop made for the professional it might be lacking in too many areas for the value to shine with a casual user.

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Specs at a Glance

  • Screen: 14 inch HDF (1366×768) Non-Touch Anti-Glare LCD
  • Processor: Intel Core 6th Generation i5-6440HQ 6Mb Cache
  • RAM: 8GB 2133MHz DDR4
  • Graphics: Intel Integrated Graphics
  • Storage: 500 GB SATA Hard Drive
  • Optical Drive: None
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit
  • Ports & Connectivity: 3x USB 3.0 (one with PowerShare), HDMI, VGA; Network connector (RJ-45),SD 4.0 Memory card reader; Headset/mic combo jack; 2x M.2 Expansion slots: 1 WWAN/HCA and 1 WLAN/BT/WiGig; EDock port; Lock slot 10/100/1000 Ethernet; Dell Wireless 1820 802.11AC Dual-Band Wi-Fi + BT 4.1 Wireless Card
  • Dimensions (inches): 0.9 x 13.2 x 19.1
  • Weight: 3.88 lbs
  • Battery: 4 hrs Rated

Pros

  • Powerful quad core processor along with Windows 10 pro make a great professional combination for speed and power
  • Bare bones professional display with great connectivity
  • HD Webcam

Cons

  • Integrated graphics card limits graphical capabilities
  • Standard Hard Drive and no optical drive

Dell Latitude 14 5000 Review

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Design

Dell decided to go fully professional in the design with a entirely black build that does not waste time on silly things like style. Black on the inside and out with a 14 inch screen it seems they were hard pressed on the mantra that it’s whats on the inside that counts

Hardware Configuration

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Processor

The highlight of this model is its powerful intel i5 sixth generation processor. It sports a speed of 2.6 ghz with a potential boost up to 3.5 ghz. It has four cores for a high level of multitasking capabilities. This processor has a 6 megabyte caches for speedy problem solving. Its safe to say no matter how many operations you are working with in a professional setting this laptop will continue zipping through. However if your applications are to intense graphically the other aspects of this machine might slow you down.

Graphics

Speaking of intense graphic this is the point where any prospective high level gamers should turn around. This model only has intel integrated graphic which is extremely lacking when it comes to the standards of games today. You will be able to run older games like League of Legends but you should search elsewhere if you want to be able to play anything on the cutting edge without a massive amount of patience.

RAM

Here we match around the industry standard though it is a bit disappointing. At its price you might expect to see 12 gigs but 8 gigs a DDR4 is perfectly serviceable for what this laptops built for. It should be more than efficient for standard professional applications but once again should struggle with anything too intensive. Thankfully the HQ processor should smooth over most of your issues.

Storage

If space is an issue this model definitely has you covered with 500 gigabytes of space on a standard hard drive. Its not going to give you the overall system boosting speed of a solid state drive but once again this laptop relies on its ultra powerful processor so you shouldn’t notice too much of a difference. The space is enough to store a hundred high definition movies at least so you shouldn’t have to many worries about running out.

Screen

If space is an issue this model definitely has you covered with 500 gigabytes of space on a standard hard drive. Its not going to give you the overall system boosting speed of a solid state drive but once again this laptop relies on its ultra powerful processor so you shouldn’t notice too much of a difference. The space is enough to store a hundred high definition movies at least so you shouldn’t have to many worries about running out.

Additional Features

If this laptop was a pyramid the processor would be the point but the extra features provide a nice base. We have pretty good connectivity with three 3.0 USB ports. HDMI, VGA, and your standard RJ-45 all the basics are covered. On top of that we have a couple expansion ports and a 4.0 SD card reader putting another circle around how this laptop is made for professional connection. Still the real stars of the additional features are the HD webcam and Intel Dual Band Wireless 8260 with wireless. These two combined with a high quality stereo system make for a computer that excels at video conferencing.

Value for Money

Dell puts itself in a unique position for this question with a price currently around some hundred dollars this laptop is not cheap. It sits right in the middle zone in the grand spectrum of laptops so you would expect it to be pretty good. Instead we have a computer that is only ok for most situations but excels in the professional realm. With a great processor for multitasking and web conferencing the constantly on the move professional who needs to stay connected will find a nice amount of value here. When you start checking boxes only the processor and extra features really standout making this an extremely niche purchase for professionals. I find myself in the Delldrums if you will Dell’s personal doldrums where many of their products that feel a bit over priced rest.

Dell Latitude 14 5000 Series E5470 Review Conclusion

We touched it a bit in the value discussion this laptop is quite puzzling. A quad core high quality i5 processor is extremely impressive no matter what computer it is placed in. Sadly the i5 did not bring many of its top tier hardware friends with it. This kind of puts the model as a whole in a pigeon hole because you probably don’t want to spend that kind of money for a product with so many limitations. I would recommend it for someone who just wants a really powerful processor to do whatever they want at the same time outside of graphical stress. For a constantly moving professional who works off of video conferencing this is a 5 out of 5 but for everyone else its just average.

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