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

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Dell Latitude E7240 Ultrabook Quick Review
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18 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

DELL has unexceptional reviews for its ultrabooks, however it has good average reviews when measured across its entire laptop range.

Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Latitude 12 E7240 which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The DELL Latitude 12 E7240 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,100 megahertz, the Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst laptops of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years which do not have a full-size keyboard.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 13, or the Acer Aspire V5-122P (£608.00).

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at including the Lenovo X240.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a front camera.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo X1 Carbon.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Latitude 12 E7240, or the Latitude 12 E7240 both from DELL.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Latitude 12 E7240 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the XPS 13, or the XPS 13 both from DELL.

If you would prefer a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the HP Pro (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many ultrabooks that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

There are a number of other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo X1 Carbon, or the Acer Aspire V5-122P (£608.00).

Other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the Asus UX301LA (£843.02).

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Very Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

With a maximum WiFi data rate of 867 megabits per second, the Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the faster maximum WiFi data rate amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The slowest maximum WiFi data rate of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 E7240 is 300 Mbit/s and the fastest is 870 Mbit/s.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Latitude 12 E7240 is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 1x SO-DIMM.

This notebook PC's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Latitude 12 E7240.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the Latitude 12 E7240 is fairly light compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 E7240. Ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 E7240 have weights of between 870g and 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.

Other 1.4kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL XPS 13.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (1.4kg), or the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 (1.4kg).

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Narrow

With a width of only 310 millimeters, the Latitude 12 E7240 is one of the narrower ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 E7240 amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average width of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Latitude 12 E7240 is 330mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Latitude 12 E7240 is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years range from 64GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Latitude 12 E7240.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (180GB), the DELL XPS 13 (256GB), or the Asus UX301LA (£843.02) (256GB).

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Very Small Screen Size

The Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly small screen size (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago. The average screen size of similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 is 14", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (13.3") which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Latitude 12 E7240 have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.9GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire V5-122P (£608.00) which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (8GB and cheaper).

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 72Wh. At only 31 watt-hours, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The display brightness of the Latitude 12 E7240 of only 200 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest amongst ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240. The average display brightness of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 is 280 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m².

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 12MP. At only 0.92 megapixels, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly low front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Latitude 12 E7240.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Latitude 12 E7240 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240's processor cache is one of the smallest amongst ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years. Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Latitude 12 E7240 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E7240

Released Over Three Years Ago

DELL released the Latitude 12 E7240 over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
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
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Dell E-Value Code
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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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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