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Dell Latitude E6330 Review

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The Latitude Laptops from Dell are intended for savvy business customers who value power, endurance, and scalability. Previously, we tested the smallest and lightest member of the Latitude E family, the E6230. Now we want to demonstrate the 13.3-inch model. The Latitude E series also has a 14-inch (E6430) and 15.6-inch (E6530 – coming soon) screen size. The Dell Latitude E6330 is heading a great deal opposite the current business custom of Ultrabooks. There aren’t many other comparable products, such as the Fujitsu LifeBook S792.

Dell customers typically have a large number of options to select from. For example, the E6330 test system includes:

  • A Core i5-3320M processor.
  • An integrated Graphics 4000 chip.
  • 4 GB of RAM.
  • A solid-state drive.
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If specific components you need are not offered through the online application, it may help to order via telephone since there are more options.

About our standard review configuration, which costs $1832, our company’s model has a third-generation Intel Core i7-3520 processor, 6GB of RAM, and a 128GB solid-state drive. The Latitude E6330 also supports a dual-pointing backlit keyboard, an Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 wireless mini card, and a DVD-RW drive. Like other business-oriented laptops, the Latitude E6330 can be customized with a 3G or 4G networking service, but ours did not come with these features.

Design:

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Visually the instance has not changed from its predecessor, the E6320. Dell has again adopted the tri-metal casing of magnesium alloy, anodized aluminum on the display case, and a powder-coated magnesium base. Thus the Latitude E6330 has very good rigidity for both the display screen and the base unit. We’re just as happy with the friction resistance; only the palm rests give in a little at certain points. There’s also nothing to complain about regarding the build quality of the MIL-STD-810G case, which is tested according to the dust, vibrations, and temperature resistance during its processing.

In addition to supporting the paper hinges, the large metal hinges also work well to support the display lid after you’ve adjusted the angle. Furthermore, they are so sturdy that they can be used to open the Laptop (180 degrees) fully.

DELL LATITUDE E6330, CORE I5 3RD GEN, 4GB RAM 500GB - SLIGHTY USED

Battery Life

The Latitude E6330 in this listing comes with a 6-cell, 65 Wh lithium-ion battery that sticks out from the back. Alternatively, the subnotebook can be outfitted with a smaller and lighter 3-cell lithium-ion battery with a 32 Wh capacity or a 6-cell lithium-ion battery with a 58 Wh capacity.

Our test model with the 65 Wh battery uses up the maximum running time of approximately nine hours, while the Fujitsu LifeBook S792 with a 72 Wh battery can work for about 11 hours. These values were obtained using Battery Eater Reader’s test with minimum brightness, disabled wireless modules, and the energy savings profile.

Performance

As expected from Dell, the Latitude E6330 can be configured with various performance-enhancing components. All versions have in common that they use the QM77 chipset from Intel. In terms of graphics output, the Latitude E6330 relies on an integrated Graphics 4000 chip, which permits it to be used on a mobile computer or as a browsing device for web users. As a result, this computer is especially well suited to environments that require power at all times, including offices and internet cafes.

Although this Alienware M14x has a greater MasterCard WB score than the Latitude E6330, that does not make it a better performer. The E6330 supports a 128GB SSD, which is quicker than the M14x’s 750GB HDD, but the E6330 straddled the M14x for graphics and gaming performance.

In our Dirt 3 graphics tests, the Latitude E6330 balanced out acceptable, but not great, frame rates of between 22.7 (using high-resolution settings, 1366-by-768-pixel resolution) and 59.8 frames per second (using low-resolution settings, 800-by-600-pixel resolution). By contrast, the Alienware M14x was more than twice as fast at 82.8 and 186.5 fps.

Communications

With the Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (10 GB e), Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN (a g n), and Dell Wireless 380 Bluetooth 4.0, the Latitude E6330 meets the standards of modern communication devices. Dell has additionally installed a Wireless 5560 HSPA Mini-Card Network Adapter Broadband modem. Those who travel to highly conserved places with low-quality infrastructure may opt to carry the RJ-11 plug for their analog modem.

Warranty

The Latitude E notebook series warranty is three-year basic support along with service on the next business day. It can be purchased for an additional price from ProSupport, which provides on-site service after remote diagnosis, technical support around the clock, and premium support for hardware and software.

 

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