Dell Latitude 14 7000 (7480) Review

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  1. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies TG Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    Dell’s Latitude line has been a familiar sight in the business market for over two decades. It’s currently offered in three tiers, starting with the entry-level 3000 series, then the mid-level 5000 series, and finally the top-tier 7000 series. The subject of this review is from the latter category, dubbed the Latitude E7480. This 14-incher is the largest of the models in the 7000 series. It started at $1,029 as we typed this, though our review unit was loftily perched at $2,086 with significant upgrades.

    As far as business-class notebooks go, the Latitude E7480 rounds the most important bases. It offers biometric features such as a fingerprint reader, an infrared camera, and physical and contact-less Smart Card readers. Its carbon fiber and metal construction is strong, and its input devices are very good. We found most aspects of this notebook to be agreeable, with mostly minor complaints. Those included its noisy cooling fan, lack of snap-in docking solutions, and pricey upgrades. Otherwise, the Dell Latitude E7480 is a solid hitter for a premium 14-inch business notebook.

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    yaonyc Notebook Consultant

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    is the review totally accurate on the weight? it says 3.01 lbs with the QHD touchscreen.

    i have seen reviews where they state 3.34 lbs with FHD touchscreen.

    thanks.
     
  3. Charles P. Jefferies

    Charles P. Jefferies TG Lead Moderator Super Moderator

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    We get our specs from Dell. This machine was reviewed not long after release, it's possible Dell made a correction to the weight.

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    yaonyc Notebook Consultant

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    i see you get your specs from dell. you dont actually weigh the laptop yourself.

    understood now. thank you.
     
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    Dell usually prefixes the advertised weight as "Starting from" which means the minimum configuration (no security devices, minimum RAM, lightest storage device, the lowest weight keyboard option and the smallest battery). Notebookcheck is one of the few review sites which actually weigh the notebooks being reviewed. I have also weighed any notebooks I have reviewed and am surprised that weight isn't one of the measurements taken as a matter of course as it' often affects the purchasing decisions. Almost always the actual weight is significantly more than Dell's number and more than once I have been unable to figure out what Dell left out when they weighed the notebook. My Latitude 7370 is my first Dell notebook to weigh slightly less than advertised (1.11kg vs 1.12kg) possibly because it was minimum hardware spec combined with a carbon fibre display back for an FHD panel (this display back is normally provided with the touchscreen option with the non-touch display having an aluminium display back).

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