As a preamble to this test
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.We have oriented our test according to criteria such as use for travel, office automation, internet browsing, games or multimedia.
After reading this article you will know if this model suits your needs.
Latitude E5450 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 E5450.A product positioned as mid-range but of good quality. Material that seem to be well-designed.
With a 14 inches size, you’ll be able to carry it easily. A reasonable choice equips this model; the Intel Core i3-4030U. Considering that the components evolve very quickly, Dell offers a laptop of good quality that will remain a good choice over several years. A logical decision in relation to the intended use of this computer: surfing the Internet and sufficient computing power. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. Chances are you’ll have to add some memory over time. In terms of memory, you will be assured of having a machine that is more fluid.
The 500 Gb make this laptop a mid-range laptop in terms of available space. In any case, it should be enough for a use like surfing the web. Dell comes with this Latitude E5450 a laptop that you’ll keep for a few years before it becomes obsolete.
Last point about the autonomy. the Latitude E5450 can work 8 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. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
Is Latitude E5450 okay to watch videos ?
You are considering laptops for standard multimedia use (watching movies, storing photos, listening to music)! Dell offers the Latitude E5450 perfect for that. The model has sufficient basic equipment for this purpose.
Through all the available laptops, you will know if, despite an average score, it corresponds to your needs.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 14 inches, with a 1366×768. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. The only criticism that could be drawn is its size, which makes it a small device compared to other competing models at the same price; over a whole day, it can tire the eyes. The main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 1.5 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
The glossy screen option is not possible on this model; it would have made the display easier to read. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. 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 E5450 has good components: board and integrated speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
The processor installed on this model is a Intel Core i3-4030U sufficient one for audio and video. Although it is in the middle of the range, this processor will be able to evolve according to your future needs, and in the immediate future will allow a good compatibility with all your peripherals. This will result in fluid video and audio sessions.
With Intel HD Graphics 520, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 4 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Sufficient for the majority of you, this will not be the case for those who want to make 3D images.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 3 ports.It’s better than the competition. Speakers, a mouse (wired), an external hard drive and an output to a pocket projector when on business trip or when you travel.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. Indeed, with 8 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
Latitude E5450 compatible with on the move use ?
One of the primary functions of a laptop is to be easily transportable. So we put this test to the Latitude E5450. Is he home-work oriented? Or will you be able to take it on a trip? These are the questions we will answer. Or should this use be confined to going from the living room to your kitchen.
However, we were able to discover through his overall score, that it is among the best for the travel aspect.
An acceptable gap regarding the displacement of this Latitude E5450 of 1.5 Kg. It is easy to carry even if you prefer the ultra slim models of the competition. On the other hand, it is also pleasant to use it to surf the internet or write e-mails. A 14 inches size that can be painful when you have to stay there for more than an hour.
No backlit keyboard on this Latitude E5450. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. We appreciate the viewing on this screen.
This laptop is very comfortable to use. The image is beautiful, and with its anti-reflective matt tile, no more problems even outdoors.
The energy consumed by the processor Intel Core i3-4030U is in the average currently.
The manufacturer estimates a possible range that you can reduce. Rather count on 70% of this value in standard use; the more you use the processor, the lower the figure will be.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 8 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
Because of the technology used, it will be better not to move this computer too much. The reasons are its size, and the hard drive that the brand Dell decided to put in it. Equipped with a standard 500 Gb hard disk, it will make possible an almost unlimited number of writing cycles (recording/erasing). Only an SSD hard drive could improve this, but then it is an additional cost.
Travel will be a mere formality when you decide to take it along. With a screen of 14 inches and an ultra light weight, it is one of the best in its category.
The connector part is very interesting, with 3 inputs available. That makes it one of the best equipped models on the market.
Bluetooth technology is great when you’re on the go, and you’ll enjoy the convenience of connecting easily to a phone or speakers.
All in all, this Latitude E5450 is an interesting product for travel.
The Latitude E5450- the right model for audio or video editing ?
Definitely not intended for audio and video editing. The weak point of this model is its processor, and its amount of memory. Even if it would be possible to do audio or video cutting, it doesn’t seem to correspond to this need. Dell has favoured more standard uses, which require less computing speed. You should also be aware that this model is becoming outdated. In short, prefer a model that will be a little more expensive, but much more efficient.
Possibly for occasional use, the processor Intel Core i3-4030U will allow you to perform certain tasks, if they are initiated individually. Having 4 Gb de ram, it is good and powerful enough. All the applications you’ll need to get started are available. If on the other hand you start on pro applications, it will be necessary to add more memory.
With 500 Gb hard drive size, you have enough space.This size is one of the best on the market in this product range. However, it is possible that you will fill this space quickly as the films may take up space. For reasons of speed of execution, we would have liked Dellto favour the installation of an SSD type disk instead of the standard one. A choice of solidity that is certainly relevant, against a choice of speed that could have broken in 5 years.
The autonomy of this Latitude E5450 is of 8 hours in normal use; Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. Maybe the next model will be better off.
Concerning the solutions of the usb ports, Dell made the choice of economy by not installing a usb 3. It implies more time when you decide to transfer your files to an external drive.
With this Latitude E5450 product, Delloffer us a good start for an advanced use of audio and video editing. Clearly, it’s not Latitude E5450 designed for audio-visual editing. However, it will be perfect for web browsing and word processing.
The Latitude E5450- the right model to play with?
There are very few laptops today that do not allow you to play video games. The tests we ran showed that the choices of Dell in terms of components – the chip, the processor generation, or the quality of cooling – make this an average laptop for gaming. But if you’re used to playing the latest games of the moment, you’ll soon reach the limits.
Provided with a resolution of 1366×768, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. In fact, the game phases will present lower quality images.
The graphics Intel HD Graphics 520 card and processor Intel Core i3-4030U will be sufficient to fill your screen. Thanks to the technical elements installed on this laptop, the card Intel HD Graphics 520 and the processor Intel Core i3-4030U are raised to a very good level.
During the tests we ran on this laptop, the components used by the brand’s engineers proved that they could hold the load.
Dell like most manufacturers, knows that intensive and extensive use of the computer in game mode requires performance. It corresponds to a median choice, neither extremely powerful nor too expensive.
A space of 500 Gb to save your data; this is in the average of what other brands offer. Not necessary for everyone who plays online, but convenient for those who prefer to play locally.
For Wi-Fi technology, Dell decided to make the use of the 5GHz wireless band possible. Interesting when you can play outside with full broadband.
As far as space requirements are concerned, this computer weighs 1.5 Kg and is 14 inches sized; it is in the average range of other laptops.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 8 hours available.
It Latitude E5450 is finally an interesting compromise for those who want performance without spending too much on the purchase. Good for games, but also for many other uses.
Is the Latitude E5450 adapted to office automation ?
Although this does not affect the majority of users, it is important to know the OS of this hardware. The OSes available on the market are all different technical ecosystems with their own applications. Perfectly office oriented, this Latitude E5450 is efficient.
Customary of this OS, Dell has chosen as usual. It’s the latest version of Windows 10 Pro that’s running it.
It is one of the laptops available in the range. Average weight, with 1.5 Kg.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
Dell chose the matt tile option for thisLatitude E5450 that does not reflect light. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
If you work on your computer in the evening, you might regret that the backlight option is not provided on this laptop.
About storage, this model has average space . About 500 Gb, more than enough for office use.
Clearly, this is an excellent one in this price range. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
Finally, the Latitude E5450….
There is no such thing as a perfect laptop for every purpose, unless you put a price tag on it, and keep in mind that it will be too powerful for most of your needs. The Latitude E5450′ is average but will do the job very well.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– make audio and video editing
You can still, at the very least, use it to:
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– playing video games
And we highly recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
– office tasks