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DELL Latitude 12 E7240 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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Dell Latitude E7240 Ultrabook Quick Review
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18 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Two expert review sites endorsed this portable PC. This notebook PC received an "Editor's Choice" award from Computershopper.com and it received a "Silver" award from Cowcotland.com.

The reviewer at one other expert review site concluded that this portable PC was good. This DELL portable PC received a "Test Winner" award from Winmagpro.nl.

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Good Expert Reviews

Twenty-one experts from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Mag, computershopper.com and Laptopmag.com have rated this DELL portable PC on average 82%. This puts this DELL laptop in the top 19% of all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year when ranked by average expert review score.

Nice Design

Some customers said in their reviews that it was good looking. Three years ago expert website Laptopmag.com wrote in their review “Strong security with sexy design”. Two years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their DELL Latitude 12 E7240 review on expert website Expert Reviews “A stylish business Ultrabook.”. Expert review site Chip.com.my wrote in their DELL Latitude 12 E7240 review in the same month “The E7240 is equipped with some pretty up-to-date specs and performs admirably well too.(previously publishe” .

Some DELL Latitude 12 E7240 owners wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Expert website Digitalspidey.com wrote “I like Dell laptops, specially the Lattitude series because it has simple sleek design, not so fancy, no striking”. Digitalspidey.com also mentioned “Over all the Dell Lattitude Z7420 which has a really good design”.

One person who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it was neat. Expert review site Zdnet.com wrote in their review of the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 “Dell's Latitude E7240 is a neat and powerful business-grade 12.5-inch ultrabook with plenty of configuration options, including Windows 7 or 8”.

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Good Size

A few customers who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Expert review site Pcmag.com gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this laptop two years ago “The Dell Latitude E7240 Touch is a compact sub-3.5 pound business ultrabook with a 1080p touch screen”. Alphr.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 “A compact business Ultrabook with oodles of power”.

A few DELL Latitude 12 E7240 reviewers considered that the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 was lightweight. Expert website Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review “The 12.5-inch Latitude E7240 Touch continues the tradition by offering a lightweight 12.5-inch powerhouse for on-the-go business users”. Notebookcheck.net also wrote “This is still a lightweight and modular system with fast application performance.”.

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Robust

A few DELL Latitude 12 E7240 owners wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Notebookcheck.net scored it 4 stars and mentioned “Dell Latitude E7240 Touch Dell has made an already solid business notebook even better”. Notebookcheck.net also said “Dell Latitude E7240 Dell created a solid and decent business ultrabook with the Latitude E7240”.

One customer thought the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 was strong and durable. Expert review site Alphr.com mentioned “Following in the business-friendly footsteps of its predecessors, Dell has packed the Latitude E7240's sturdy”.

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Good Battery Life

One DELL Latitude 12 E7240 reviewer concluded that it had a good battery life. Expert review site Digitalspidey.com wrote “It has a great battery life” in their review of this laptop.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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DELL Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 4,345 owner and expert reviews for DELL portable PCs and found that on average DELL has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,100 megahertz, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 E7240. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a better storage medium than most comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this age and spec.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2870622_price], or the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2870622_price] both from DELL which has better reviews; or the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2899678_price], or the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2899678_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price] which is cheaper.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Latitude 12 E7240 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 optional operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Light

The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the Latitude 12 E7240 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price] (2kg and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price] (1.3kg and cheaper).

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Narrow

With a width of only 310.5 millimeters, the Latitude 12 E7240 is one of the narrower portable PCs of this age and spec amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago the widths range from 28mm to 430mm.

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10 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One DELL Latitude 12 E7240 owner who reviewed it thought it was not cheap. Expert review site Computershopper.com said in their review of this laptop “It's a bit expensive.”. One DELL Latitude 12 E7240 owner reckoned that this laptop was not good value for money. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “It's pricey.”.

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of portable PCs of this type and age range from 100MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the slowest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Latitude 12 E7240 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year which have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the L450[pl_2932785_price], or the X250[pl_3010221_price] both from Lenovo; or the Asus UX303LA[plb_3136892_price].

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have a full-size keyboard, however the Latitude 12 E7240 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo X250[plb_3010221_price], or the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price]; or the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2870622_price].

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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 15". The DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a quite small screen size (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12.5" notebook PCs currently available including the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price] which is cheaper; or the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2870622_price] which has better reviews.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus UX303LA[plb_3136892_price] (13.3" and higher rated), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (14" and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 E7240, the Latitude 12 E7240 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Cheap

We think this DELL laptop looks expensive compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age. The price range of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age is from £149 to £3,405.

4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E7240

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Latitude 12 E7240 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo X250[plb_3010221_price] (2.2GHz and cheaper); or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] (2.2GHz and higher rated), or the Asus UX303LA[plb_3136892_price] (2.2GHz and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Latitude 12 E7240.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8GB internal memory laptops and we think the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2870622_price] which has better reviews; or the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Latitude 12 E7240.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X250[plb_3010221_price] (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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PCI Express Lane (max)
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PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
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Memory
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Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Networking
4G
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WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPort
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
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
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Included Driver
Optional Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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 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
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
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Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

3 Awards

winmagpro.nl Test Winner cowcotland.com Silver computershopper.com Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(35)
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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