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DELL Latitude 12 E7240
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DELL Latitude 12 E7240 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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Dell Latitude E7240 Ultrabook Quick Review
Dell Latitude E7240 Review
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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 4,345 owner and expert reviews, DELL has good reviews for its portable PCs. However, DELL has unexceptional reviews for its ultrabooks compared to ultrabooks made by other brands.

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

The Latitude 12 E7240 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Latitude 12 E7240. The slowest processor clock speed of ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 is 1GHz, the fastest is 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Latitude 12 E7240 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a better processor family than most laptops of this age and spec. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the Latitude 12 E7240 the worst processor family is Intel Core i3-2xxx and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Latitude 12 E7240 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age. 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.

If the storage medium of this laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (SSD).

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Latitude 12 E7240 is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Latitude 12 E7240.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

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

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Quite Big L3 Cache

At 4 megabytes, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly big L3 cache compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Latitude 12 E7240. The smallest L3 cache of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Latitude 12 E7240 is 2MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3.3MB.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

At 4 megabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a very big cache memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240. Portable PCs that are a similar age to the Latitude 12 E7240 have cache memories of between 2MB and 6MB.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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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 a 1x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Latitude 12 E7240.

Across similar types of laptop the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Light

The lightest similar spec portable PC that has been around for more than two years is 870g heavy, the heaviest is 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 is one of the lighter ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years amongst ultrabooks of this age.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 (1.4kg), or the Lenovo X240 (£455.00) (1.4kg).

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Narrow

Similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 have widths of between 280mm and 420mm. With a width of only 310 millimeters, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 E7240.

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12 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 14". When compared to other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 that we have assessed, the Latitude 12 E7240's screen size of only 12.5 inches is one of the smallest.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (13.3"), or the Asus UX301LA (£635.00) (13.3").

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Latitude 12 E7240 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 range from 23Wh to 72Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. With a battery capacity of only 31 watt-hours, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

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

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Latitude 12 E7240 is a three battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the Latitude 12 E7240 the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m². At only 200 candellas per square meter, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 12MP. The DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly low front camera resolution (only 0.92 megapixels) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 E7240.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240. Ultrabooks that are a similar age to the Latitude 12 E7240 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 9.6GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 E7240 have maximum internal memories of between 16GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 22GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16,384 megabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the smaller maximum internal memories amongst laptops of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E7240

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this DELL notebook PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Typical Contrast Ratio
Pixel Pitch
Display Response Rise/fall
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
3G Standard
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
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
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 FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
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)
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 Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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
Technical Details
Other Features
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 64, dell 64b, dell 4600, dell 64bi, dell 64bit, dell e7240, dell 4600u, dell e7240c, dell i74600, dell e7240cr, dell p204980, dell i74600u, dell p204979, dell p204979p, dell p204980p, sm013le72408swi, ca013le72408wer, sm108le72408swi, ca013le72408bnlx, sm013le72408swefin
Barcodes 00884116150473, 05397063425693, 05397063429042, 05397063538874, 05397063562961, 05397063563081, 05397063563111, 05397063617630, 05397063617647, 05397063617661, 05397063617678, 05397063661749, 05397063672691, 05397063676651, 05397063676675, 05397063686650, 05397063686940, 05397063697250, 08841161504738, 08841165689677

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