New Latitude 5470

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  1. jasperjones

    jasperjones Notebook Evangelist

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    So, it seems some new Latitudes can now be ordered. I'm looking at the Latitude 5470. I like that it has a quad in the standard config.

    It seems they ship with an M.2 SSD. It's not clear to me whether a bay for a 2.5" hard disk is also available. Does anyone know?
     
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    win32asmguy Moderator Moderator

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    I took a look at these new models and it appears that you have a couple of different configuration options:

    i5 + dedicated graphics + M.2 SSD

    i5 / i7 + integrated graphics + 2.5" HDD / M.2 SSD

    I like the fact that we can get a nice beefy quad core without dedicated graphics, still supporting the edock. This should be a great Linux machine. The bigger brother of this model, the E5570, also has an optional Thunderbolt 3 port and larger battery available. Also, the FHD displays should be wide viewing angle (IPS), according to the service manual, even though the configurator does not mention it.
     
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    jasperjones Notebook Evangelist

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    ^^^ Thanks!

    I just talked to Dell's customer support (EMEA). In our region, they only sell the new 14" Latitude 5470 with M.2 SSDs. (There's no option for a dedicated GPU, either, which is fine by me.) The laptop has an additional slot for 2.5 inch drives with a z-heigth of 7 mm, but it's not officially supported. But, I mean, who cares? You can still just go ahead and fit a second drive aftermarket...
     
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    M0del Notebook Enthusiast

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    Quad-Core in a 14 inch chassis with business quality is a rare thing...

    Sadly no TB3 slot.
     
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    What do you need it for? It supports the e-dock. (So no reason to go for a TB-based dock.) TB devices are rare and pretty much overpriced. It's about the gazillion-th new port Apple is pushing. They will let it die in a few years just as they always do (cf. Firewire, DVI, Mini-DP etc.)
     
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    What would get better graphics performance: Dual-Core Broadwell + 840M (5450) or Quad-Core Skylake + HD530 (5470)?
     
  7. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    You can compare the GPU performance at notebookcheck. There's not a big difference in some benchmarks but more significant in others so you have to figure out what is relevant to your possible usage.

    John
     
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    M0del Notebook Enthusiast

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    Would be a nice platform for an eGPU via TB3 - cause of the 14' and Quad-Core.
     
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    Yep, seems silly its missing given the XPS 13 and Alienware 13 have it.
     
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    I see. I checked out eGPU a bit and am shocked how popular it is on Notebookreview. Call me old-fashioned, but if I was a gamer, I would play on a desktop for sure.

    Anyways, I don't fault Dell for not providing TB3 in the 5470. I doubt a significant number of their customers needs it.
     
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