Dell Latitude 6430u Review

Dell Latitude 6430u Review : On most occasions the business Class electronic products are dull and serious lack of personality, but Dell Latitude 6430u is not the case. Ultra-pole of this as a business, it passed the MIL-Spec military safety standards certification, enough to face the bad environment of frequent bumpy business-friendly, stylish and slim body but also highlight the taste and style of the owner. With the Intel Core i5 processor and 128GB solid state drive capacity can efficient and expeditious completion of the user to the day-to-day tasks, powerful, professional-grade software but also to ensure the security of commercial data. Is customized according to the requirements of corporate customers, Latitude 6430u’s priced at $ 1,278. Today, foreign technology website LaptopMag we the Dell Latitude 6430u detailed evaluation, the following is the full text of the article:

Designs

 

Dell Latitude 6430u

Dell Latitude 6430u sedate dark theme the aluminum screen backplane dark soft glow of reflective powder coating gives a gripping sense of security, but also to avoid the embarrassment of a fingerprint scanner. Does it feel, the entire Latitude 6430u body texture is very comfortable, and addictive.

Entire screen backplane is only the central ” DELL “logo, and the lower-right corner of three state indicator embellishment, it is simple atmosphere. Screen connected to the base of the reinforcing steel shaft, solid workmanship and the hand light poke, the screen also no loose very stable. Latitude 6430u wrapped around the base of the silver-gray aluminum-magnesium alloy protective strip to increase body strength, but also play a modified role.

Turn on the screen, you can see the Latitude 6430u with a slightly smaller than full-size keyboard layout, above the keyboard, there is a separate mute, increase volume, decrease volume and power button, as well as a separate set of status lights. Apart from these, the top of the keyboard is also a pair of built-in speakers located place. Keyboard below the touchpad, and five independent buttons below the two belong to the touchpad, above the three to be used in conjunction with the pointing stick.

Dell Latitude 6430u weighs 4 pounds (1.81 kg), body size is 13.3 × 9 × 0.82 inches (33.78 × 22.86 2.08 cm), with most of the other of the same size over most of this comparison, slightly thick. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon weight of 3.3 pounds (1.49 kilograms); the HP Elitebook Folio 9470m weight of 3.6 pounds (1.63 kg), a volume of 13.9 × 9.1 × 0.75-inch (35.30 × 23.11 × 1.90 cm).

Durability characteristics

Used as a business machine, the Dell Latitude 6430u many durable design. Shockproof magnesium alloy protection bar to remove previously mentioned, the keyboard also has a splash liquid characteristics. As a by product of the MIL-STD-810G military security standard test, Latitude 6430u has a dust-proof, shock-proof function, and can be used under extreme temperature and altitude environment.

However, Latitude 6430u is not a three defenses device, so do not take it as a streak. In front of a number of protection measures, it still can only withstand a less dramatic impact.

Security features

Dell Latitude 6430u

Latitude 6430u provides multiple security technologies for business users and IT professionals. Advantage of Intel’s business vPRO vPro management technology, enterprise IT staff can remotely access and understand the device’s battery health status, system upgrades, and even clean up the hard disk data. Dell Data Protection / Encryption Software, important documents can be isolated to save, to avoid industrial espionage to steal. Latitude 6430u is also equipped with a Trusted Platform Module, to create a secure authentication mechanism to avoid uncontrolled hard disk access. Face higher safety performance requirements of users, Dell also allows its installation of the fingerprint reader, the corresponding costs of U.S. $ 7.5 million (about 47 yuan).

Display

Dell Latitude 6430u

Latitude 6430u display with anti-glare technology, effectively reduce the reflective interference, but also the expense of screen brightness and color richness. The 14-inch screen native resolution of 1366 × 768, read the documentation and browse the text content based web, the characters are sharp and clear, but the Firefox download page, some pale image based pages. Dell said that in the future there will be screen resolution of 1600 × 900 the Latitude 6430u listing, but is not equipped with a touch screen.

Watch a movie video, Latitude 6430u screen color colder, less vivid brightness 143lux (lux), while a similar super pole the average screen brightness 227lux. Compared with it, the HP Folio 9470 for 165lux, the Lenovo X1 Carbon as high 290lux.

Audio system

Dell Latitude 6430u

Dell Latitude 6430u comes MaxxVoice Pro to provide users with voice, video and music three preset programs, speaker volume voice solutions, bass and more obvious, but the human voice will become more hoarse; video clearer sound under the program, the volume is greatly reduced; voice programs, concerts become low and flat, listless.

Keyboard, touchpad and pointing stick

Dell Latitude 6430u

As already mentioned, Latitude 6430u the keyboard has a splash liquid. Fully its key way key feedback is also very obvious, the keycap the arc concave finger can help better position. Latitude 6430u feel comfortable keyboard input is accurate. In addition, although the right of the keyboard, the Alt and Ctrl keys to the smaller size, but the direction of the full-size keys undoubtedly give more help business users.

Dell Latitude 6430u

Latitude 6430u touchpad small size of 3.5 × 1.8 inches (8.89 × 4.57 cm), but Windows 8 gesture control and scroll operation is very easy. Paddling conjured Charm Toolbar Whether it is a single or two-finger scroll rotation this touchpad can accurately identify the three-finger click and Quick Start gesture is also very sensitive. Five buttons with the touchpad or pointing stick used very flexible, crisp feel the TrackPoint design, however, is not very scientific. Use when the user’s finger easily slide open from the top of the TrackPoint, it seems those non-slip projections did not meet the design original intention. This regard, Dell should learn from Lenovo, the latter products TrackPoint slightly prominent on the keyboard to provide a better control experience.

Heat

Latitude 6430u play 15 minutes of video, 7,222 degrees Celsius), part of the keyboard in the G and H to 93 degrees Fahrenheit (34 degrees Celsius), the bottom of the screen is 97 degrees Fahrenheit (36 degrees Celsius). In general, higher than 95 degrees Fahrenheit (35 degrees Celsius) will bring overheating discomfort to the user.

Port design

Dell Latitude 6430u

Latitude 6430u right side of the fuselage has a USB 3.0 port, SD expansion card slot, Gigabit Ethernet interface and security keyhole, the left and another USB 3.0 port, VGA interface, the wireless network switch, power button, and headphone jack. The trailing edge of the fuselage, Latitude 6430u is also equipped with a USB 3.0/eSATA interface and HDMI terminals.

Dell Latitude 6430u

It should be said, the port area, Latitude 6430u than Lenovo X1 Carbon to be excellent. Especially when business users face the old-fashioned projector, or wireless network environment, the Latitude 6430u has a VGA interface and Gigabit Ethernet interface will play a key role.

Webcam

Dell Latitude 6430u

Latitude 6430u top of the screen with a 100-megapixel camera. Although it can not shoot moving pictures, or enough to meet the daily needs of video conferencing. During the test, the Latitude 6430u camera screen color subdued noise signal is also obvious.

Equipment performance

Dell Latitude 6430u

Latitude 6430u equipped with a 1.8GHz Intel Core i5-3427U processor, 8GB memory, 128GB solid-state drive. It can be said, this configuration can cope with almost all the day-to-day tasks. Even at the same time run a full system scan 8, then open IE, Chrome, Firefox Web tab, it can smooth playback video.

Latitude 6430u PCMark 7 test score for 5065, far higher than similar ultra-pole of the 3208 average score. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and HP EliteBook Folio 9470M1.8GHz Intel Core i5-3427U processors, both the score for 5297 and 4496, respectively.

With 128GB solid state drive performance, Latitude 6430u cold start to full access to Windows 8 Professional Edition for 10 seconds, far less than the 33 seconds the average. In contrast, the same 128GB SSD ThinkPad X1 Carbon take up to 30 seconds, 21 seconds 180GB solid state drive HP EliteBook Folio 9470M consuming.

In OpenOffice spreadsheet macro test, Latitude 6430u score of 5 minutes and 11 seconds to complete the 20,000 matching tasks, full two minutes faster than similar over most of this 7 minutes and 11 seconds, the average score. Under the same test, the HP EliteBook Folio 9470M8 minutes and 29 seconds the poor performance of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, compared with 5 minutes 37 seconds.

Image performance

Dell Latitude 6430u

Latitude 6430u Intel HD 4000 graphics chip, can win Ren Gaoqing video playback tasks can also run some 3D games.

 

Run “World of Warcraft”, Latitude 6430u 36fps, lower than the average of similar equipment 43fps. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and HP EliteBook Folio 9470M achievements 29fps and 23fps. Best picture settings Latitude 6430u the frame rate of 19fps, still 21fps slightly lower than the average score.

Latitude 6430u 3DMark 11 score of 661, lower than the average of similar products 740. HD 4000 graphics chip with the same Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the HP EliteBook Folio 9470M still advantages after both scored 517 and 594 respectively.

Battery life

Dell Latitude 6430u

During the LAPTOP Battery Test, Latitude 6430u Wi-Fi wireless connection ongoing task of browsing its final run time of 7 hours and 7 minutes, than similar products, the average time of six hours 12 minutes excellent. Under the same test, EliteBook Folio 9470M scores close to 7 hours 4 minutes the best scores Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, 7 hours and 45 minutes. Otherwise equipped with a touch-screen Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch its life length of 5 hours and 52 minutes.

Software and Warranty

Dell Latitude 6430u

Dell did not pre-installed in Latitude 6430u too much useless software, that it is rare. In contrast, several utility that came with the system is very good. Among them, Dell Smart Settings can help users more the scene quickly switch system set, which includes outdoor mode, slide show mode and video mode. Video mode, for example, the Dell Smart Settings will automatically disable the alarm, change the power-saving options, in order to ensure the quality and continuous video viewing experience. Another Dell Battery Life is very good, it can in the standard, fast charge, to quickly switch between four modes of adaptive and external power, battery life, or the battery is fully charged within 1 hour. Dell Backup and Recovery can back up important files, reduce system crashes losses caused.

With the growth of the Windows application store, also a rapid increase in the number of applications which shelves. The Dell Latitude 6430u users a selection of 32 models of high-quality applications, eliminating the need for the selection of troubles in the store. In addition, Latitude 6430u has a three-year hardware warranty service, as well as e-mail technical support service for three years.

Configuration specifications

The evaluation test Latitude 6430u equipped with a 1.8GHz Intel Core i5-3427U processor, 8GB memory, 128GB solid state drive and Intel HD 4000 graphics chip is priced at $ 1,278 (about 7943 yuan). Latitude 6430u for corporate users, low-end configuration equipped with 4GB of memory, 64GB SSD, priced at $ 992 (about 6165 yuan);-end configuration equipped with a 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-3667U processor, 8GB memory, 256GB solid state hard drive, priced at $ 1,577 (about 9801 yuan).

For small businesses, Dell also offers a system equipped with a 1.8GHz Intel Core i5-3217U processors, 4GB of memory, the 64GB mobile solid-state hard drive Latitude 6430u, priced $ 899 (about 5587 yuan). Need to pay attention, to get the lowest price, consumers need to be ordered from Dell’s website, SME Channel instead of the small business / home office channels.

Epilogue

For the strong demand for mobile office professionals, Dell Latitude 6430u beautiful appearance, sturdy and durable, and the battery life is excellent, the price of $ 1,278 (about 7943 yuan) also has a great attraction. If some consumers want to get more light, better screen effect, more comfortable pointing stick, then you can consider the ThinkPad X1 Carbon price of $ 1,349 (about 8384 yuan). However, the latter not only a slightly higher price, but also the lack of VGA interface and Gigabit Ethernet port.

[ source : Laptopmag ]