REVIEW OF THE DELL LATITUDE 7420 LAPTOP CORE I7 16GB RAM
When shopping for a solid business laptop, most users look out for a device that's stable, secure and won't let them down any time, and that's exactly what the Dell Latitude 7420 Laptop offers. It comes with countless features and security options with excellent computing performance, making it a competent workhorse for businesses.
Display Resolution: 14-inches Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
HDD/SDD: 256 GB SSD
Internal Memory: 16 GB
Memory Speed: 2666 MHz
OS: Windows 10 Pro
Graphics Coprocessor: Intel Iris Xe Graphics
Weight: 2.7 lbs.
The Latitude 7420 Laptop comes in two configurations based on the material used. There's the variant with an aluminum body while the other setup features a carbon fiber build, which provides a smooth finish. This review focuses on the latter, which is the favorite among business executives and IT buyers. Its dimensions measure 0.68 x 12.7 x 8.2 inches with a weight of 2.7 pounds.
Apparently, the keyboard and TouchPad also received minor upgrades as the former allows for quieter clicks while the latter has a larger surface area for better precision and comfort.
Latitude 7420 Laptop sports a panel with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080p). The screen ratio is 16:9 while the pixel density is 157ppi. Dell includes its Comfort View Plus feature, which is basically a technology that reduces harmful blue light while delivering vibrant colors. The maximum measured screen brightness is 400 nits.
There's an abundance of intelligent features on this device. For instance, you get the ExpressConnect that automatically scans, detects and links to the strongest access point while directing bandwidth to your most relevant apps. Dell also throws its proximity sensors into the mix so the laptop identifies you via the IR camera and Windows Hello to log in and automatically locks when you walk away.
This device offers plenty of ports including a full-sized HDMI output and SD card reader as well as a range of other inputs on its edges. These include two oval USB-C ports with an additional USB 3.2 Gen 1 and a Thunderstorm 4 connector. As expected, there's the Universal Audio Jack and a wedge-shaped slot to accommodate a security locking cable.
For wireless connectivity, the Latitude 7420 Laptop has Bluetooth 5.1 and Intel Wi-Fi 6 chipset. It also supports eSIM if you prefer mobile broadband and your carrier supports it as well. First responders and public safety organizations will love the LTE model, which supports the dedicated, high-capacity FirstNet LTE bands.
For an expensive laptop, the audio on the Dell Latitude 7420 Laptop is underwhelming. Videoconferencing and calls are clear, thanks to the integrated mic and twin stereo speakers but the sound quality could be better.
Optional 1080p Webcam
Exteremely thin borders sit on both sides of the screen while the Dell logo is emblazoned at the bottom. As per usual, the webcam is positioned at the top and you have the freedom to choose from a wide range of camera options including a rare webcam that shoots 1080p video at 30fps.
The Latitude 7420 Laptop is a powerful device that packs everything businesses want for privacy and security. This makes it a superior alternative to its enterprise rivals even though it is slightly heavier and also expensive.
Tons of security features
Aluminum or carbon fiber creates a corporate chic look
Long battery life