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Dell Latitude 14" Core i3 Laptop w/SSD

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taimeili


quality posts: 6 Private Messages taimeili

Here is the review, you guys might find it useful!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6YF_dbMpds


[MOD: That's for an E5420; we're selling a E5430]

irfkhan


quality posts: 0 Private Messages irfkhan

128GB SSD, but no Hard Drive????

Lassik


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Lassik
irfkhan wrote:128GB SSD, but no Hard Drive????



??? Is this a joke?

They say I have Attention Deficit Disorder but i don't th.... Ohh look a kitty!

lichme


quality posts: 2687 Private Messages lichme

crisss1205


quality posts: 5 Private Messages crisss1205
irfkhan wrote:128GB SSD, but no Hard Drive????



Yes, if you have a SSD you do not need a hard drive. Eventually, SSD's will replace all Hard Drives.

Lassik


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Lassik
crisss1205 wrote:Yes, if you have a SSD you do not need a hard drive. Eventually, SSD's will replace all Hard Drives.



Yes... What he said.

They say I have Attention Deficit Disorder but i don't th.... Ohh look a kitty!

conanthelibrarian


quality posts: 3157 Private Messages conanthelibrarian

Check out this in-depth review over at notebookcheck.net

wire


quality posts: 1 Private Messages wire

I don't see why I can't get three of these.
These are awesome laps.

shadowzero26


quality posts: 0 Private Messages shadowzero26

Intel Core i3-2350M (2.3GHz) is Sandy Bridge. This pc is available with newer Ivy bridge (3350m) and I5 3360m.

Still, for 400 bucks this is a great deal.

(notebookcheck link in previous posts)

mevande


quality posts: 6 Private Messages mevande
irfkhan wrote:128GB SSD, but no Hard Drive????



In case you are not joking [MOD: snipped out the insult], the 128GB IS the hard drive. Need more space? Attach a USB hard drive.

thericochet


quality posts: 24 Private Messages thericochet

Specs aside..it looks aesthetically like a laptop from 2002.

YES, EXACTLY 2002.

Agentbolt


quality posts: 4 Private Messages Agentbolt

For the inevitable "Can it play games" questions, it's the HD 3000 Intel Integrated Graphics (specifically, the crippled I3 version of said) so while it's light years beyond the integrated Intel Graphics of old, anything more complex than WoW, League of Legends, or Half Life 2 (the last two at least with most options set to "off" or "low") will struggle badly.

highonpez


quality posts: 7 Private Messages highonpez

Was this writeup....Veronica Mars inspired or just a happy coincidence? Either way I'm a sucker for crowd-sourcing.

wongjp


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wongjp

I own an Acer Aspire One netbook with 2GB of RAM. Considering that's at least two to three years old, I'll wager this is a worthy travel replacement? ;)

zarchitect


quality posts: 4 Private Messages zarchitect
thericochet wrote:Specs aside..it looks aesthetically like a laptop from 2002.

YES, EXACTLY 2002.



I was going to mention the same thing... All that's missing in the picture is a Windows 98 logo.

theguruguys


quality posts: 276 Private Messages theguruguys

SSD drives make laptops, even slower older ones, run so much faster. Many users do not store a lot of data on their laptops so a SSD replacement is a good choice. For the price, this is a pretty good deal. The processor is plenty fast for everyday tasks, a 14" screen makes the lower resolution not so bad, and a matte finish screen is a big bonus. Windows 7 Pro is also a plus for business users that need to connect to a server at work.

There is a lot to like about this laptop, for many users this would be the fastest laptop they have ever owned (mainly due to the SSD drive). If I were in the market I'd jump on it.

dbdigital


quality posts: 8 Private Messages dbdigital

We use the Dell Latitude series at work. I have an E6420 and tested the E5420 (previous gen that didn't have USB 3.0).

These are very well made vs. the comparable units at similar price. the Latitude series offers Business type options such as eSata/USB 3.0 combo port, Express card port, and docking station port that you won't find on most laptops put this in a different class. It also has Win7 Pro vs home edition. If you want to avoid Win8 .

These are nothing like the Dell Insignia series laptops sold to home market which are cheap and more like standard sub $500 laptops.

These are constructed very well, strong hinges and solid feel overall. The best Dell business series equivalent, the E6430, had a slighly better construction with an extrudedaluminum base, but they weigh more and cost 10-15% more.

An SSD Is no small add on when you see what performance you gain, it is unbelievable vs. a 5400RPM rotational drive. Even with an i3 this will be a very fast unit. About 30% of the HD space will be used with OS but if you have huge files use a large USB 3.0 storage device and you are set to rock.

Although these have a fairly low failure rate vs. Std OTC laptops, add on warranty could be smart. However, Dell designs these with less variation in components vs. other manufacturers designs so this also helps in the quality of the unit.

At 4.5 lbs it is not light, but still under 5 lbs where most cheaper laptops seems to hover.

If I needed a unit right now, I would bite....or maybe I will anyway!

iads04


quality posts: 0 Private Messages iads04

Groupon deal for this same laptop (manu refurb) was offered for $439. Deal ended on Feb 6, 2013 with over 1000 bought according to Groupon website.

http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-dell-latitude-e5430-laptop/

Wondering why there are so many refurbished units sold and still available for sale ???

tc1uscg


quality posts: 2 Private Messages tc1uscg
irfkhan wrote:128GB SSD, but no Hard Drive????



Even though you have gotten many responses questioning the above, I hear what you’re saying. 128gb drive on a laptop IS A JOKE. Reasons for having a laptop for MOST people is so we don't have to pull a wagon load of external hardware behind us. JMO

Oh, nice laptop the storage is a deal breaker and even at 150.00 for a 750gb hybrid drive, it's still not on the radar.

TC1 USCG Ret

gusvonpooch


quality posts: 24 Private Messages gusvonpooch
tc1uscg wrote:Even though you have gotten many responses questioning the above, I hear what you’re saying. 128gb drive on a laptop IS A JOKE. Anyone trying to justify it is a joke too. Reasons for having a laptop for MOST people is so we don't have to pull a wagon of cords, dongles and external hardware behind us (i.e., external drives, keyboards, mice). When the hybid has learned your boot paterns, etc, the 15 or so seconds you gain with a SSD boot over a Hybrid doesn't justify the cost/storage capacity. JMO

Oh, nice laptop but it has 2 flaws. 1, it's a dell and 2, it's a dell. 2 of my 3 dells have had problems but dealing with customer support is almost as much a joke as sticking a small SSD in a laptop. ;)



You're joking,right?

tc1uscg


quality posts: 2 Private Messages tc1uscg
gusvonpooch wrote:You're joking,right?



Sorry, I edited my post before I seen yours..

:-).. Nope. Not going to get in a tinkling contest here but I've been using a tower that came with a SSD (64gb). It took me 2 weeks to exceed the limit of the drive even though I was installing EVERYTHING on the data drive. Just saying, it's not for everyone and to me, I don't need to shell out the bucks for a 300gb+ SSD drive just to gain a few seconds on booting. My needs justify internal capacity. Who wants to dongle a external drive while on the top of a telephone pole like I would have to do? Besides, 130.00 for 750gb hybrid vs 400.00 for a cheap 500gb SSD. Thats enough price dif for me to go with a 750.

TC1 USCG Ret

corvettejoe


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thericochet wrote:Specs aside..it looks aesthetically like a laptop from 2002.

YES, EXACTLY 2002.



It's a Latitude, the business model. They don't need to look flashy. Latitudes ROCK. I still have perfectly working Latitudes from the mid 90's sitting around (don't ask LOL). I would take one of these over an Inspiron or any other brand/model any day of the week.

This is a great price for what you are getting. If I wasn't already rocking an i5 Dell I got from work, I would have bought one of these no questions asked this morning for myself.



RandyMillerIII


quality posts: 3 Private Messages RandyMillerIII

I bought a similar laptop from Woot last year (Dell E6420) for about twice this much. The main difference was that my model came equipped with an i5 processor, a 256GB SSD and an HD+ display (1600x900). I definitely appreciate all three upgrades, but this looks like a pretty solid middle-ground deal. No complaints so far...it's an incredibly well-built machine, runs smoothly and is easily to upgrade. Just buy a little extra RAM, an external hard drive and a wireless mouse and you'll be set.

friendlynerd


quality posts: 0 Private Messages friendlynerd

Does anyone know if the SSD that these come with is one that uses the hard drive bay or if it is mSATA? Ideally for me it would be mSATA so I could stick additional slower storage in the HDD bay but I realize that's probably wishful thinking.

breezyjr


quality posts: 2 Private Messages breezyjr
friendlynerd wrote:Does anyone know if the SSD that these come with is one that uses the hard drive bay or if it is mSATA? Ideally for me it would be mSATA so I could stick additional slower storage in the HDD bay but I realize that's probably wishful thinking.



According to the writeup on one of the above links, it's in the Hard drive bay... BUT, very easy to swap out if you wanted. The writeup states the bottom comes off with a few screws, and you have access to just about everything... even adding a cellular card.

LambertJohn


quality posts: 1 Private Messages LambertJohn

I wonder who this is refurbished by?? Is it Dell? Or are these off-lease computers that have been wiped down with Windex and repackaged and sold as refurbished? FYI, 1366x768 is not good resolution for a 14" notebook. Get ready for a grainy screen if you buy this computer. Now if this was 1600x900 screen, I might consider it.

ThunderThighs


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iads04 wrote:Groupon deal for this same laptop (manu refurb) was offered for $439. Deal ended on Feb 6, 2013 with over 1000 bought according to Groupon website.

http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-dell-latitude-e5430-laptop/

Wondering why there are so many refurbished units sold and still available for sale ???



There are a lot of reasons that a product is labeled as refurbished. You'll notice many of the reasons have nothing to do with something being fixed. That's pretty interesting, isn't it?



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pepsi216


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Has anyone ever had problems with refurb laptops? I'm tempted to jump on this but the refurb has me wary .

Solkre


quality posts: 0 Private Messages Solkre
iads04 wrote:Groupon deal for this same laptop (manu refurb) was offered for $439. Deal ended on Feb 6, 2013 with over 1000 bought according to Groupon website.

http://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-dell-latitude-e5430-laptop/

Wondering why there are so many refurbished units sold and still available for sale ???



Refurbished doesn't have to mean broken. A ton of these could have just gone off-lease.

ThunderThighs


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Solkre wrote:Refurbished doesn't have to mean broken. A ton of these could have just gone off-lease.

FYI: These were not leased computers.



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akaase


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The 90 day warranty is pretty skimpy. Anyone know what adding a SquareTrade warranty would cost?

robor007


quality posts: 1 Private Messages robor007
theguruguys wrote:SSD drives make laptops, even slower older ones, run so much faster. Many users do not store a lot of data on their laptops so a SSD replacement is a good choice. For the price, this is a pretty good deal. The processor is plenty fast for everyday tasks, a 14" screen makes the lower resolution not so bad, and a matte finish screen is a big bonus. Windows 7 Pro is also a plus for business users that need to connect to a server at work.

There is a lot to like about this laptop, for many users this would be the fastest laptop they have ever owned (mainly due to the SSD drive). If I were in the market I'd jump on it.



^What he said^ (it's no wonder you have so many quality posts)

Want a great budget laptop. Get something decent and make it great with a SSD instead of traditional hard drive.

bigred*nyc


quality posts: 0 Private Messages bigred*nyc

I've brought several Dell refurb laptops over the years - no problems at all

ThunderThighs


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akaase wrote:The 90 day warranty is pretty skimpy. Anyone know what adding a SquareTrade warranty would cost?



There's a link on the Features tab. One year is $56.99.



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bigred*nyc


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akaase wrote:The 90 day warranty is pretty skimpy. Anyone know what adding a SquareTrade warranty would cost?



$56.99 for 1 year

Cook74


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Cook74

Well, this made my morning. My Dell Vostro laptop with Core 2 and Windows Vista Pro (remember that?) is several years old and I bought it because it is a business machine and came with ZERO third party stuff I never needed anyway.

Looks like I will jump on this and say to my wife I just bought my birthday present two months early...

BTW, I am now retired and will use this around the house like I do with my Woot purchased ASUS tablets. So, I am not concerned about weight, especially when this Vostro weighs in at 9+ pounds... ;)

Plus with the reviews, looks like I can use this on my boat and load up some navigation software for a back up of my nav system. A win win... thanks Woot...

Doug;}

hatfira


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friendlynerd wrote:Does anyone know if the SSD that these come with is one that uses the hard drive bay or if it is mSATA? Ideally for me it would be mSATA so I could stick additional slower storage in the HDD bay but I realize that's probably wishful thinking.



If it's like all the Dell Latitudes I know, the DVD drive bay is removable. Just buy a tray, slap in your favorite hard drive, and have the drive storage AND the SSD for booting. No need for an external anything as long as you don't need the optical. If that happens, pop out the drive, pop in the optical, get what you need off of it, and pop back in the drive. With a little creative thinking, you can indeed have it all.

indetrucks


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crisss1205 wrote:Yes, if you have a SSD you do not need a hard drive. Eventually, SSD's will replace all Hard Drives.



Not soon enough!

zonecontrol


quality posts: 0 Private Messages zonecontrol

I'm looking for a couple like this as my minecraft computers. Aside from the small screen/size (which I prefer for travel), the video card seems robust enough to run it smoothly.

Recommended Requirements for Minecraft:
CPU : Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 (K8) 2.6 GHz
RAM : 2GB
GPU : GeForce 6xxx or ATI Radeon 9xxx and up with OpenGL 2.0 support (excluding integrated chipsets)
HDD : 150MB

It looks like from the website below that the video card is up to snuff but I need more confidence.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-3000.37948.0.html

Thoughts?