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DELL Latitude 12 E7240
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DELL Latitude 12 E7240 2 Core Intel Core I5 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5 1.9GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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Dell Latitude E7240 Ultrabook Quick Review
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12 Reasons For

DELL Laptops Have Good Reviews

Whilst DELL is one of the superior laptop brands according to average reviews from experts and users, DELL has unexceptional ratings specifically for its ultrabooks.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Latitude 12 E7240.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of laptop is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a front camera.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2111443_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a| 802.11ac| 802.11b| 802.11g| 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Latitude 12 E7240 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Latitude 12 E7240 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Latitude 12 E7240 have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240.

The worst memory slots across comparable types of laptop is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Light

The average weight of ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years is 1.6kg. The DELL Latitude 12 E7240 is fairly light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Narrow

The Latitude 12 E7240 is quite narrow (only 310.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240. The widths of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 280mm to 420mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most notebook PCs of this type and age do not have a full-size keyboard. The Latitude 12 E7240 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 range from 64GB to 1.1TB. The Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Latitude 12 E7240.

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Very Small Screen Size

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Latitude 12 E7240 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 14". With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst ultrabooks of this age.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Asus UX301LA[plb_3353474_price] (13.3").

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 E7240 is 5.9GB. The Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu LifeBook U772[plb_2549114_price] (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Latitude 12 E7240 range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.3MB. With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E7240

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this ultrabook was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.9 gigahertz, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Latitude 12 E7240.

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Specification

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Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Battery
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Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(36)
21 July 2014

Over all the Dell Lattitude Z7420 which has a really good design, it has a great battery life. I have used a Dell laptop during my years in the IT sales and I know that Dell business laptops are...

27 June 2014

Dell's Latitude series of notebooks have long been their premium series of business workhorses, and for 2014, the new top of the range 7000 series are the first Ultrabook Latitudes. Dell calls... Read more…

17 May 2014

A stylish business Ultrabook, but its poor screen and cramped keyboard hold it back...

It's pricey, but Dell's Latitude E7240 is about as good as it gets in the realm of 12.5-inch Ultrabooks...

7 May 2014

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... Read more…

10 February 2014

The Dell Latitude E7240 may feel boring in terms of look and feel, but as any traveling workaholic will tell you, it's what's inside that counts. The E7240 is equipped with some pretty up-to-date...

15 January 2014

The Dell Latitude E7240 is a curate's egg of an ultrabook. It's solidly made and well connected, with impressive performance and excellent audio output. It also benefits from a cable-conscious...

6 January 2014

The Dell Latitude E7240 Touch is a compact sub-3.5 pound business ultrabook with a 1080p touch screen and MIL-SPEC certification. It's a good choice if you have a team testing whether Windows 8...

2 January 2014

Those looking for an attractive business ultrabook would do well to consider Dell's Latitude E7240 Touch. It's a bit expensive, but it gets all the business basics right, while adding a long...

Computershopper.com

16 December 2013

Dell Latitude E7240 Touch Dell has made an already solid business notebook even better. This is still a lightweight and modular system with fast application performance, but the Touch model is...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54310, dell i54310u

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See How Other Laptops Compare to the DELL Latitude 12 E7240

Lenovo X240 vs DELL Latitude 12 E7240

Lenovo X240 vs DELL Latitude 12 E7240
Lenovo X240
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 12.5"
DELL Latitude 12 E7240
2 core Intel Core i5 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5"
£ 1,019.00
Two More Awards
Bigger Internal Memory
Considerably Better PC Mag Review
Considerably Better Computershopper.com Review
Smaller Battery Capacity
Expert Review Rating is Moderately Worse

LifeBook U772 vs Latitude 12 E7240

Fujitsu LifeBook U772 vs DELL Latitude 12 E7240
Fujitsu LifeBook U772
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14"
DELL Latitude 12 E7240
2 core Intel Core i5 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5"
£ 1,096.65
Two More Awards
4GB Bigger Internal Memory
Appreciably Better Review from PC Mag
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Appreciably Worse Review from Cw.no
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X1 Carbon vs Latitude 12 E7240

Lenovo X1 Carbon vs DELL Latitude 12 E7240
Lenovo X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14"
DELL Latitude 12 E7240
2 core Intel Core i5 1.9GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 12.5"
£ 911.53
50% Bigger Internal Memory
180 Solid-State Drive Capacity
29% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
1.5" Bigger Screen Size
Only One USB 3.0 Port
Older by Ten Months
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