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DELL Latitude 14 7404 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

vido.com.ua Recommended ferra.ru Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice hardware.info Silver Award
2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB Dec 2014
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27 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

Amongst laptops of this age and spec, this DELL notebook PC is one of the most awarded.

This notebook PC received an "Editor's Choice" from both PC Mag and Ferra.ru, both of which said that this portable PC was marvellous.

The writers at two more expert review sites thought that this medium processor cores notebook PC was good. The reviewer at Hardware.info wrote that this DELL portable PC was great and gave it a "Silver Award" and the editor of Vido.com.ua conluded that they would recommend it and gave it a "Recommended" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Fourteen experts from sites including PC Mag, Laptopmag.com, notebookcheck.net and itpro.co.uk have rated this DELL notebook PC on average 83 out of 100. If all the notebook PCs of this type and age are ranked by average expert review score then this notebook PC is in the top 11%.

Robust

Several people who reviewed it reckoned that it was strong and durable. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “The Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme ($4,705.75 as tested) is aptly named” in their review of the DELL Latitude 14 7404 and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Pcmag.com also wrote “The brawny Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme laptop is built to perform while withstanding all the abuse you can dish out”. Expert website Pcworld.in mentioned “Development, Dell has come out with a fully rugged Latitude notebook that's designed for use in field work where normal laptops might not be able to survive” .

A number of customers who reviewed this laptop wrote that it was well made. Expert review site Zdnet.com said “Dell has two very tough and solid 'Rugged Extreme' notebooks in its 'speciality' range”. Zdnet.com also wrote “It's difficult to fault the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme on toughness grounds, thanks to its solid build and first-rate protection for ports”.

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Good Technical Features

Some DELL Latitude 14 7404 owners wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Three years ago Pcmag.com said in their review of this laptop on PC Mag “Also comes with modern features, like a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, Nvidia GeForce graphics”. Expert review site Itpro.co.uk mentioned in the same month “A rock-solid system crammed with rugged and secure features, this expensive laptop justifies its cost if you need a system that can survive life in the field”.

Good Battery Life

One DELL Latitude 14 7404 reviewer considered that the product had a good battery life. Expert review site Zdnet.com said “However, day-long battery life is highly desirable for field-based notebooks”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL portable PCs and also specifically for DELL medium processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other brands.

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12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Latitude 14 7404 is a 12 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Latitude 14 7404 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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SSD Storage Media

The Latitude 14 7404 has an SSD storage media which is better than most laptops of this age and spec. Most portable PCs of this age and type 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 across all portable PCs of this spec and age.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC is HDD.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The DELL Latitude 14 7404 has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 5.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 15R 5537.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17R (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Latitude 14 7404, the Latitude 14 7404 has a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL Inspiron 15R 5537 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Two Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Portss

The DELL Latitude 14 7404 is a two ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Latitude 14 7404 only have one ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

At 867 megabits per second, the Latitude 14 7404 has a fairly fast wi-Fi data rate (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Latitude 14 7404. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Latitude 14 7404 have wi-Fi data rate (max)s of between 150 Mbit/s and 870 Mbit/s, and the average wi-Fi data rate (max) is 320 Mbit/s.

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Two Serial Ports Quantitys

Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Latitude 14 7404 only have one serial ports quantity, however the Latitude 14 7404 has two serial ports quantitys.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The average speaker power of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Latitude 14 7404 is 1.7W, and the speaker powers range from 1W to 11W. At 2 Watts, the Latitude 14 7404 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Latitude 14 7404 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 14 7404 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Latitude 14 7404 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Latitude 14 7404.

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Has a Touchscreen

The DELL Latitude 14 7404 has a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Latitude 14 7404 do not have a touchscreen.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most portable PCs of this age and spec have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys, including the Latitude 14 7404 which has 256 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. When compared to other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 14 7404 that we have checked, the maximum internal memory of the Latitude 14 7404 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Latitude 14 7404 is a six number of battery cells notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Latitude 14 7404 has one of the bigger battery capacity (Watt hours)s (58 watt-hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 14 7404 is 49Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person wrote in their reviews that this laptop was not heavy and bulky. Expert website Itpro.co.uk mentioned “Littered with chunky flaps, buttons, exposed screws” yet they gave it a score of 4 stars.

A Bit Expensive

One DELL Latitude 14 7404 reviewer said that the product was not cheap.

Only Not Supported HD Type

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

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the DELL Latitude 14 7404 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Latitude 14 7404. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Latitude 14 7404 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Latitude 14 7404 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Latitude 14 7404 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Latitude 14 7404 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Latitude 14 7404. The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17R (1TB) 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 frequently found display resolution on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The Latitude 14 7404 is a one number of built-in speakers notebook PC.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Heavy

The average weight of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Latitude 14 7404 is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 3.5 kilograms, the Latitude 14 7404 is very heavy compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 14 7404.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Inspiron 15R 5537 (2.4kg and higher rated).

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 14 7404

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

The Latitude 14 7404 has a fairly typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Latitude 14 7404.

If you want a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17R (17.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Latitude 14 7404 has a fairly average processor frequency (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Latitude 14 7404.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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 Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Pixel Pitch
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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 Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Disc Types Supported
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
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
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Dell E-Value Code
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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 Voltage
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
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® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

4 Awards

vido.com.ua Recommended ferra.ru Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice hardware.info Silver Award

Expert Reviews

(26)
24 November 2014

When you need a notebook that can quite literally be taken into the deepest caverns and come out unscathed -- the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme will be your saving grace. This mini tank sports a... Read more…

24 October 2014

One of latest ruggedized Dell laptops to hit the market is the Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme , and it's a tank. Dell has been in the rugged laptop business since at least 2008, but who knew?... Read more…

6 October 2014

It's difficult to fault the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme on toughness grounds, thanks to its solid build and first-rate protection for ports and slots. However, day-long battery life is highly...

26 September 2014

Fully modernized and certified to survive harsh environments, the brawny Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme laptop is built to perform while withstanding all the abuse you can dish out...

PC Mag

26 August 2014

A rock-solid system crammed with rugged and secure features, this expensive laptop justifies its cost if you need a system that can survive life in the field...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 26 April 2015 by Judith L.
(Verified Purchase)

Newegg's Tech spec section is frighteningly inaccurate. The model listed is correct, Latitude 7404X (462-5851), yet the Dell Spec sheet is difficult to find. Below I'll try and list the... Read more…

Reviewed 1 August 2015 by Joshua P.

This rugged laptop is probably the only rugged laptop you can buy that is both extremely rugged and good for use on a daily basis. Although it is not without some of the compromises expected for a... Read more…

Probably the best benefit of this machine of all is the sheer robustness of its hardware
Every component inside is a standard component, easily detectable by any OS
Every component is neatly isolated inside the unit and attached with screws -- not a single item is soldered onto the motherboard
Although this computer was released last year, in 2014, it already supports UEFI with secure boot and Level 0 hardware storage encryption
Paired with a compatible SSD, setting a hard drive password in the BIOS settings enables Level 0 hardware encryption in the drive at the block level
The screen is relatively low resolution at 1366 768
Also, the touch screen is not really a "touch screen. " It's a restive touch panel that emulates a P 2 mouse. This has some advantages and disadvantages: The disadvantage is that swiping in from the s
This machine is quite heavy at 8 to 10 lbs based on configuration, but the carry handle makes it seem less unwieldy
The trackpad is pretty awful. It' probably one of the worst laptop trackpads I've used. It often mistakes an attempt to move the pointer as a click and drag, so instead of relocating the pointer you'r
I'm not sure why Dell decided to attach the pen stylus to the unit with a curly cord that hangs off to the side. I can't imagine they thought this would go over well in an environment where you need a

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 4625848, ca003l74042wer, ca002l74042wer
Barcodes 00884116161394, 00884116161783, 05397063653126, 05397063653133, 05397063667819, 05397063667826, 05397063668397, 05397063668403, 05397063668410, 05397063668427, 05397063669226, 05397063705993, 05397063707041, 05397063707058, 05397063707072, 05397063707089

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