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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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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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16 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both thought that this portable PC was good. This DELL laptop received an "Editor's Choice" award from Computershopper.com and it received a "Silver" award from Cowcotland.com who said it was great.

Winmagpro.nl gave this portable PC a "Test Winner" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-one expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Mag, computershopper.com and Laptopmag.com this DELL laptop has an average expert rating of 82%.

Nice Design

Some customers who bought it considered that it was good looking. Expert review site Laptopmag.com said four years ago “Strong security with sexy design”. Expertreviews.co.uk wrote “A stylish business Ultrabook.” in their review although they gave this laptop a rating of 3 stars. Expert review site Chip.com.my mentioned three years ago “The E7240 is equipped with some pretty up-to-date specs and performs admirably well too.(previously publishe”.

A number of DELL Latitude 12 E7240 reviewers who bought this laptop reckoned that it was a good design. Expert website Digitalspidey.com mentioned “I like Dell laptops, specially the Lattitude series because it has simple sleek design, not so fancy, no striking” in their review of this laptop. Digitalspidey.com also wrote “Over all the Dell Lattitude Z7420 which has a really good design”.

One DELL Latitude 12 E7240 reviewer who reviewed it considered 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 number of DELL Latitude 12 E7240 reviewers who bought this laptop concluded that it was compact. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “The Dell Latitude E7240 Touch is a compact sub-3.5 pound business ultrabook with a 1080p touch screen”. Four years ago Alphr.com wrote “A compact business Ultrabook with oodles of power” in their review of the DELL Latitude 12 E7240.

Two DELL Latitude 12 E7240 reviewers agreed that the product was lightweight. Notebookcheck.net gave it a score of 4 stars and mentioned “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 said “This is still a lightweight and modular system with fast application performance.”.

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Robust

Some DELL Latitude 12 E7240 reviewers who reviewed the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 thought it was well made. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net mentioned “Dell Latitude E7240 Touch Dell has made an already solid business notebook even better” in their DELL Latitude 12 E7240 review. Notebookcheck.net also mentioned “Dell Latitude E7240 Dell created a solid and decent business ultrabook with the Latitude E7240”.

One person who bought it concluded that it was strong and durable. Four years ago Alphr.com mentioned “Following in the business-friendly footsteps of its predecessors, Dell has packed the Latitude E7240's sturdy” and rated it 4 stars.

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Good Battery Life

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

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,100 megahertz, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Latitude 12 E7240 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,167 user and expert reviews for DELL laptops and found that on average DELL has good ratings. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores portable PCs range.

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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 medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. This DELL notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than a year ago is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The Latitude 12 E7240 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an HDD storage media. 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.

An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage medium amongst all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Latitude 12 E7240.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to consider including the XPS 12 9Q33[pl_2447279_price], the XPS 12 9Q33[pl_2447279_price], or the XPS 13[pl_2705355_price] all from DELL which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

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

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System Supplied

This portable PC has a Windows 8 optional operating system supplied, which is the most frequently found optional operating system supplied on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the Latitude 12 E7240 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240. Across all the laptops of this type and age the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

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10 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One person thought this laptop was not cheap. Computershopper.com said in their review of this laptop “It's a bit expensive.” .

One DELL Latitude 12 E7240 owner reckoned that the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 was not good value for money. Expert website Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote in their review of this laptop “It's pricey.” although they gave it a rating of 4 stars.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB. The Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 have a front camera, however the Latitude 12 E7240 does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Latitude 12 E7240 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of this type and age which 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 XPS 12 9Q33[pl_2447279_price], or the XPS 13[pl_2705355_price] both from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 12.5 inches, the Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest display diagonal of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Latitude 12 E7240 is 11" and the biggest is 18".

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 12.5" notebook PCs and we think the DELL XPS 12 9Q33[plb_2447279_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this DELL notebook PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Z30[plb_2984377_price] (13.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Latitude 12 E7240. The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 32GB to 2TB.

There are a number of other 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 12 9Q33[plb_2447279_price], or the Acer Aspire S7[plb_2830258_price].

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2979416_price] (500GB) which also has a higher rating.

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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 commonly found display resolution on similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Latitude 12 E7240 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Latitude 12 E7240 also do not have a touchscreen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touchscreen to this laptop and we think the XPS 12 9Q33[pl_2447279_price], or the XPS 13[pl_2705355_price] both from DELL or the Acer Aspire S7[plb_2830258_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the Latitude 12 E7240 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. The Latitude 12 E7240 has a quite slow processor frequency (only 2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released one year ago.

We compared all the other 2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 12 9Q33[plb_2447279_price] is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2979416_price] (2.3GHz) which is also higher rated.

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2 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 Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Latitude 12 E7240.

Alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include the XPS 12 9Q33[pl_2447279_price], the XPS 13[pl_2705355_price], or the XPS 13[pl_2739272_price] all from DELL which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
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Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Optional Operating System Supplied
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
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 Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

3 Awards

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

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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