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Dell Latitude E6410 ATG review

A powerful, semi-rugged business laptop offering protection for your data

Our Verdict

Product features

  • Screen Resolution : 1280 x 800
  • Processor Core : Dual-core (2 Core)

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For

  • Excellent performance
  • Great build quality
  • Good data protection
  • Battery life

Against

  • Screen is a bit reflective
  • Expensive

As well as a broad range of consumer laptops, Dell also manufactures business machines under its Latitude brand. The Latitude E6410 ATG is a semi-rugged machine that, although expensive, offers formidable power, portability, usability and data protection for the business person.

If you travel around with sensitive information on your laptop, the last thing you want to risk is losing it. Sadly, a fingerprint reader doesn't come standard here, but is available as an optional extra for £20.

A SmartCard reader is included, however, and this lets you access your data via a SmartCard system, should your workplace support one.

Protection for your data is well taken care of in terms of the hardware. The laptop features a metal-strengthened chassis and has achieved the military-grade MIL STD 810G standard. This makes it suitable for use in a broad variety of extreme environments and climates.

If you were to drop the machine, your data is given the best chance of survival, thanks to the 250GB hard drive featuring a free-fall sensor. This detects when the laptop has been dropped and docks the hard drive heads, therefore protecting the spinning disk and your data.

Dell has also included a shock-absorbing technology called StrikeForce, which spreads the shock of an impact through the chassis away from the hard drive.

The 14.1-inch screen may not be the most detailed we've seen, but is incredibly bright – making it great to use in all light conditions. However, the matt screen finish proved to be surprisingly reflective and a little irritating in bright light.

The display is also a hardened touchscreen and, although we were unwilling to test just how resilient it is, we were impressed by its solid build quality. The touchscreen is responsive, but Dell has chosen not to implement any proprietary software, which makes the feature, you could argue, a little redundant.

Intel Core i7

The Intel Core i7 processer and 4096MB of memory gave the second fastest benchmarking result we've ever seen, meaning the Dell will happily run even the most resource-intensive software, although the integrated graphics card means you're limited to light graphics use.

Portability is also excellent and, although the 2.9kg weight is obviously heavy, thanks to all of the in-built protection, the 223-minute battery life is exceptional for a machine this powerful.

It may be expensive, but the Latitude E6410 ATG is a hugely powerful machine that offers excellent protection for your data – if you're after a semi-rugged portable this is a great choice.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeNotebook
Hard Drive Capacity320 GB
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerNVIDIA
Graphics Controller ModelNVS 3100M
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeDVD-Writer
Finger Print ReaderNo
FireWire/i.LINKYes
WebcamYes
Backlight TechnologyLED
Product FamilyLatitude E
Operating System Architecture32-bit
Processor Modeli7-640UM
Operating SystemWindows 7 Professional
Brand NameDell
Processor Speed1.20 GHz
Processor TypeCore i7
Screen Size35.8 cm (14.1")
Number of Cells6-cell
Screen Resolution1280 x 800
Standard Memory4 GB
Weight (Approximate)1.93 kg
Cache4 MB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
64-bit ProcessingYes
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelQM57 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Optical Media SupportedDVD±R/±RW
Graphics Memory CapacityUp to 512 MB
Display Screen TypeActive Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
vPro TechnologyNo
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
ConstructionRugged
Total Number of USB Ports4
Memory StandardDDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Height30.5 mm
Width335.3 mm
Depth238.8 mm
Screen ModeWXGA
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Product SeriesE
ManufacturerDell, Inc
Product ModelE6410
Product NameLatitude E6410 Notebook
Pointing Device TypeTouchPad
Product LineLatitude
Aspect Ratio16:10
Manufacturer Part Number468-8818
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.dell.co.uk
Marketing Information

All Latitude E-Family laptops-from everyday ultraportables to the ruggedized ATG and XFR-undergo rigorous durability testing, as well as accelerated life testing that simulates real-world usage. The result: business laptops that are designed to go the distance.

Maximum Memory8 GB
Battery ChemistryLithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Limited Warranty3 Year