As a preamble to this test
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more for multimedia, and others more for games.
So we did some tests Dell Latitude E5440 to find out what it was worth. The result depends on the use you will make of it.What power? Which operating system? Linux, Windows or Mac OS X? So many points that won’t tell you if you’re making the right choice.
We’ve put this Latitude E5440 through some tests based on how you’re going to use it.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
Latitude E5440 enough for internet use?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.In fact, it’s all about finding a product with the right price/quality ratio. Here you have an almost perfect product.By putting on the market the Latitude E5440, Dell offers a well thought-out product of very good quality.
This model is a mid-range model with a screen size of 15 inches. Easy to take along from time to time. A reasonable choice equips this model; the Intel Core i7-4600U. Dell basic idea that you’re not going to put too much strain on that laptop. Moreover, because of this processor, you can be sure that you have a tool that allows you to navigate the Internet correctly. A standard equipment with 8 Gb of RAM. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
With its 240 Gb of hard disk, you are within the average of other computers. Almost the same as its competitors and what is currently done on the market, you will have room to store. And when you reach the limit, if you get there, you can always buy an external hard drive or a local file server like Synlogy NAS.
Finally, an important point for a laptop: autonomy; here you will have 8 hours of freedom before you have to plug it back into the socket. It is in the average range of what is done with today’s battery technology. It would be more interesting for the same price, to buy a desktop or a tablet, more powerful on the part autonomy and web surfing.
The Latitude E5440- the right model for streaming and videos ?
High quality, the engineers of Dell have chosen to make this Latitude E5440 the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. In the age of multimedia, this laptop has evolved and is a cross between a TV, radio and a desktop computer. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. A quality of image and sound that allows it to achieve an excellent score in this category.
Dell decided to make this laptop a very versatile product. A model with a standard template, 15 inches, and good resolution. 1920×1080. And in film display mode, you’ll have excellent visual quality with bright, realistic images. In conclusion, it is a well-balanced product that allows the films to be viewed correctly; and with a contained weight of 1.6 kg, it is easily transportable.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
On the sound side, it Latitude E5440 has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
The Latitude E5440 has a processor Intel Core i7-4600U, a little more powerful than average, compared to those dedicated to office automation. A mid-range element with the latest components (chipsets) ensuring better compatibility with your peripherals. This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
With Intel UHD Graphics 620, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 8 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Regarding the connectivity part, Dell has made efforts with available 4 ports. It’s better than the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
As for battery life, it Latitude E5440 can allow you to have a multimedia use in nomadic mode. 8 hours of battery life is enough for the vast majority of the videos you’ll see.
The Latitude E5440 to use while travelling.
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes Latitude E5440 to be easily carried around. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Dell. It only fits in a computer bag dedicated to its size, and if you decide to take it in your suitcase, it will be at the expense of clothes, it is so big.
In other words, leave it at home and only take it for occasional short trips.
It Latitude E5440 is in the average, neither too light nor too heavy: 1.6 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On the other hand, the large size will be an advantage to see photos during the holidays. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 15 inches screen.
No backlit keyboard on this Latitude E5440. Not really necessary.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. The screen shows an interesting result.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
The manufacturer offers the processor Intel Core i7-4600U on this laptop; in average in terms of power compared to other products in the same range, and also in terms of energy consumption.
The manufacturer estimates a possible range that you can reduce. This is an estimate for average current use; you can consider that the actual range will be around 75%.
An autonomy of 8 hours allows this model to average what the competitors do.
In order to speed up booting up and calculations, this laptop is equipped with a hard drive type SSD of 240 Gb. This disk technology (solid-state drive), tried and tested for more than 20 years, allows to store data, on the same principle as the usb key. With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .For those who will need more space, this Latitude E5440 will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Even if a portable laptop stays at the hotel 80% of the time, it is relevant to have a screen that is not too big so as not to be disturbed, but big enough to enjoy the image. The Latitude E5440 is right in the middle compared to the competition with 15 inches and an acceptable weight.
On the connector side, it Latitude E5440 has 4 ports. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not Latitude E5440 really made for travelling.
The Latitude E5440 for audio or video editing ?
If you’re serious about editing and creating music, then you pay a lot of attention to processor speed and memory. It appears that this Latitude E5440meets this need perfectly. With these components, Dell puts at your disposal a laptop whose computing speed has been improved since the last generation. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 Pro are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
Generally speaking, for occasional use, the choice of processor Intel Core i7-4600U makes it possible. Having 8 Gb of RAM, the rendering speed is sufficient for image processing. This model comes with a pre-installed software suite by default. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
Even if this corresponds to quality components, Dell made the choice to put only one SSD. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. Here with 240 Gb you will have enough space to store everything. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
In terms of autonomy,the Dellkept it simple. For 8 hours of autonomy, you have a little time to work on your edits. A duration which is on the other hand equivalent to the other machines at the moment.
On the connection side, the Latitude E5440i s equipped with USB 3 technology. This model will allow you to connect to an external storage drive for even more space when your local disk is full. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
It Latitude E5440 is consequently well designed for this type of use. And much more if you finally decide to use it only for word processing or web browsing, instead of audio video editing. And at a price that is well ranked.
Latitude E5440 for video games?
Today’s most popular gaming titles require performance and can take up huge amounts of storage space: this laptop meets both of these requirements. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. Dell has installed the components that make it a formidable tool for gaming, with fluidity of the image and excellent display speed.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
Dell has also chosen a processor Intel Core i7-4600U which has the merit of doing many calculations in parallel, and for the graphic part, the Intel UHD Graphics 620, for a good result. Of course, there are much better ones, but with the processor Intel Core i7-4600U’s computing power, the image recreated in terms of colorimetry and fluidity are of good quality.
For the vast majority of users, this brings a result perfectly adapted to most of the games of the moment.
Dell like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
With its 240 Gb of space, this Latitude E5440 is on a level playing field with its competitors. Useful for local games; as there are still many of them, even though online games are progressing.
A better access to wifi on this Latitude E5440 that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. More speed for those living in full Wi-Fi areas.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.6 Kg and is 15 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
Please note that with an autonomy of 8 hours, you will have enough time to play video games requiring few resources.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 8 hours. The right tool for maximum performance!
The Latitude E5440 for office automation.
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. Perfectly office oriented, this Latitude E5440 is efficient.
Dell has designed this new laptop for the majority of users. It’s Windows 10 Pro, last generation.
In contrast to other larger models, this model is in the middle of the pack in terms of space requirements. Average weight, with 1.6 Kg.
No numeric keypad comes standard on this model. In fact, if you want one, it will be necessary to buy a pad connected via the usb port.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. But at the same time, the light intensity is low enough so as not to tire the eyes in the dark.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
As far as storage goes, this computer’s in the average. It’s 240 Gb available, perfect for office use, but maybe tight for recording movies.
In short, it Latitude E5440 is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
Latitude E5440 the right choice for the right use
All in all, this laptop is among the best, whatever you use it for. And it’s all at an affordable price – Latitude E5440 from Dell.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks