Experienced users do not have the same needs as beginners. You are looking for a laptop and you hesitate between several models.Some computers have power, others have more basic features.So we ran tests on Dell Latitude E5440 to find out what it was worth.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
Latitude E5440 the right choice for surfing the internet?
Because a computer is above all a tool for leisure and educational use (browsing e-commerce or information sites, writing e-mails, etc.), you need to make sure that it will stand the test of time and that it is of high quality.Ensuring proper operation requires quality components and proven technological competence on the part of the manufacturer.
That’s the direction taken by Dell with this Latitude E5440.The computer is positioned at the same level as competing models in this price range. Easy to handle, and cleverly thought out during its development.
With a 14 inches size, it is in the average, and you can carry it relatively easily. The manufacturer offers a processor Intel Core i5-4300U; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. So certainly, with this laptop you have enough resources for internet surfing and word processing, but you may have to change it in less than 5 years. The amount of RAM provided is 8 Gb. It’s the certainty that the computer will work better and longer.
For hard drive sizing, Dell decided to put 320 Gb. This is the standard model. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. Dell comes with this Latitude E5440 a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Last point about the autonomy. the Latitude E5440 can work 5 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Latitude E5440 is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
The Latitude E5440- the right model for streaming and videos ?
This Latitude E5440 is a sensible option for anyone who will use it for watching movies and listening to music. It’s easy to find much better ones, although you won’t find any in this price range.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
Dell has chosen a medium size screen to meet everyone’s needs. A model with a standard template, 14 inches, and good resolution. 1366×768. The image quality is bright and colorful, and provides an immersive experience. In the end, a homogeneous product that allows you to watch films and, with its 1.5 kg,it will be easy to take on the move.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The readability of the display is therefore a little lower.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
On the sound side, it Latitude E5440 has good components: board and integrated speakers. We tested it with movies and music at maximum volume. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
Obsolescence has already striken this laptop, equipped with a processor Intel Core i5-4300U that is several years old now. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. Still, it may be enough for multimedia use, as long as you only run one application at the same time.
Equipped with the Intel HD Graphics 520 graphic card, and with 8 Gb of RAM, you will be able to see your movies and even do photo editing if needed. This will obviously be a bit light if you want to do 3D imaging, but will suit your needs.
Concerning the connections, this model has available 3 ports. It’s better than the competition. You will be able to connect all your peripherals to it.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it Latitude E5440 seems inappropriate. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. Before the end of some movies in long version, you will have to put the power cable back on, otherwise this laptop will turn itself off. This situation may annoy many people, considering that the interest of a laptop is to be free of these details.
The Latitude E5440- the right model to stay connected while travelling ?
The main interest of the laptop, is how easy it can be taken away. We therefore analysed this Latitude E5440 from the point of view of nomadic use. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or ultimately will it have the function of staying at home?
A priori, for holidays and home-to-work travel, it is one of the best of the moment.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this Latitude E5440 of 1.5 Kg. It’s still an easy-to-handle computer, even if it’s not an ultrabook. On your lap, this laptop holds well, and the size of the screen and the base remain acceptable. One of the causes of its weight is related to the size of his 14 inches screen.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. Good image definition and a matt anti-reflective tile that you’ll appreciate when you’re outdoors, with no sun glare.
Here this laptop is not very powerful because of its processor Intel Core i5-4300U; it’s inferior to the competition, and it’s not very good in terms of energy consumption.
Note that like all manufacturers, Dell is optimistic about the autonomy of this Latitude E5440. You will need to expect 2/3 of this estimate for standard use; if you push the processor, the number will drop a little more.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 5 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
This laptop will therefore rather be intended to stay on the desk or to be taken away from time to time at the weekend. The moving parts that make up the hard drive can get damaged and cause the loss of the data it contains. About the hard drive, Dell has chosen a classic technology for its 320 Gb hard drive; Good when it comes to storing data (photos, music, movies), less good for the time it takes to boot up or get out of standby mode. Only an SSD hard drive could improve this, but then it is an additional cost.
With this model, Dell definitely designed a computer easily transportable, but not too small. The Latitude E5440 is right in the middle compared to the competition with 14 inches and an acceptable weight.
At the connector level, this model provides 3 inputs. It is thus at the top of the ranking, compared with other laptops on the market.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
In conclusion, it can be considered that this Latitude E5440 can be used for travel purposes.
The Latitude E5440- the right model for audio or video editing ?
Definitely not intended for audio and video editing. This type of use requires power and memory, which this model lacks. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. Note that this model is not of the latest generation. It will be more suitable for word processing and Internet browsing, and as soon as you try to run applications in parallel, you will have frozen screens and a rise in computer temperature, whose processor will quickly reach its operating limits.
It’s going to be a little harder on this model than on some of the other competitors. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Intel Core i5-4300U that is almost obsolete. You’ll soon discover that the processor lacks power and memory.
Having a hard disk of 320 Gb, you will be assured of a good storage capacity. That’s pretty much what they do on other laptops. However, it is possible that you will fill this space quickly as the films may take up space. The technological choice of Dellgoes to a standard hard disk drive, which is more robust over time. The SSD would have been much faster than the current one even though the life span is shorter.
The autonomy of this Latitude E5440 is of 5 hours in normal use; It’s not much, and it’s best to let it plugged in while you’re editing audio or video. With most competitors on the market, this figure is better.
Unfortunately not equipped with a USB 3.0 port as standard. It implies more time when you decide to transfer your files to an external drive.
With this Latitude E5440 product, Delloffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing. In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
The Latitude E5440- the right model to play with?
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. Our tests have shown that yhis Latitude E5440 wasn’t designed for video games. Clearly, Dell has done nothing here to meet that purpose.
This laptop has a resolution in 1366×768, which is one of the poorest existing today. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
For most games, this model will be suitable for gaming mode. With a display system, this machine provides a speed in the average of what is currently done.
An average capacity/price ratio that makes this Latitude E5440 an interesting choice when you’re looking for a 320 Gb drive. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
A better access to wifi on this Latitude E5440 that is standard equipped with the 5GHz band. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
With a weight 1.5 Kg and a screen size of 14 inches, it is a tool in the average of other laptops.
For autonomy, 5 hours, this model is worse than most other laptops.
In short, an average rendering that makes this Latitude E5440 a poor choice for video games, whether local or online. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
Latitude E5440 the right choice for office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. Perfectly office oriented, this Latitude E5440 is efficient.
Here, this model runs under a standard OS. In this case, it is Windows 10 Pro.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. Its weight of 1.5 Kg is not too high for a mobile computer.
For office use, chances are that the absence of the numeric keypad will annoy you over time. As soon as you’ll have to do calculations on a spreadsheet, it will be less simple.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. With less or no glare, this screen will also stay cleaner for longer.an advantage when working on the screen several hours.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
Storage in this model is in the middle of what is available elsewhere. Equipped with a hard drive of 320 Gb, it will give you the possibility to store all your documents locally.
In short, it Latitude E5440 is perfectly suited for word processing and spreadsheet use. The right choice for anyone who wants an efficient computer.
The Latitude E5440 in conclusion
Hard to do very well for all purposes; in any case this computer is doing well. With the Latitude E5440 you can be sure to have an efficient laptop, compared to competitors.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
Nevertheless, this laptop can be considered acceptable for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– office tasks