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DELL Latitude 12 7204

DELL Latitude 12 7204 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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Double Your EdgeThe Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme is the first ruggedized device of its kind to feature a flip-hinge display that seamlessly switches between notebook and tablet. With this kind of... More
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Two Industry Awards

Cowcotland.com decided that this 2 in 1 laptop was very good and gave it their "Silver" award.

Computershopper.com gave this notebook PC a "Good For Business" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on ten expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, computershopper.com, Laptopmag.com and notebookcheck.net this portable PC has an average expert rating of 79%. This puts this DELL portable PC in the bottom 84% of all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type when ranked by average expert review score.

Robust

Some customers who bought the DELL Latitude 12 7204 considered that it was strong and durable. Two years ago Pcmag.com scored it 80 out of 100 and said on expert review site PC Mag “The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme is a tough hybrid-convertible laptop with a pivoting screen that gives it tablet-like functionality” in their review. Expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned “Most sales for rugged computing equipment cater to military”. Computershopper.com also mentioned “The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme is a tank of a 2-in-1”.

Good Battery Life

A few customers who purchased this laptop agreed that it had a good battery life. Last year Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review “Rugged design, bright screen, good battery life, interface diversity, good system performance”.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had a good interface.

Good Technical Features

One person who bought it reckoned that it had good features. Laptopmag.com said “The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme features mil-spec toughness”.

Nice Design

One customer considered that it was a good design.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,100 megahertz, the Latitude 12 7204 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Latitude 12 7204. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Latitude 12 7204 range from 600MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 930MHz.

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Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Latitude 12 7204 have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Latitude 12 7204 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Good Brand

DELL has good average ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other brands.

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Has a Front Camera

The Latitude 12 7204 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the IdeaPad YOGA 11S, and the Flex both from Lenovo or the Asus T100HA is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Latitude 12 7204 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this DELL notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Latitude 12 7204.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Latitude 12 7204 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Latitude 12 7204. The average internal memory of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Latitude 12 7204 is 5.6GB.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 12, or the Lenovo Yoga.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the IdeaPad YOGA 11S, and the IdeaPad YOGA 11S both from Lenovo or the DELL XPS 12 is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Latitude 12 7204 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This DELL portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all laptops of this type and age is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast Maximum WiFi Data Rate

The average maximum WiFi data rate of comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year is 490 Mbit/s. With a maximum WiFi data rate of 867 megabits per second, the Latitude 12 7204 has a fairly fast maximum WiFi data rate compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Latitude 12 7204.

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Very High Front Camera Resolution

Laptops of this age and type have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 8MP. With a front camera resolution of 8 megapixels, the Latitude 12 7204's front camera resolution is one of the highest amongst laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 7204.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Latitude 12 7204 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Latitude 12 7204 also have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the IdeaPad YOGA 11S, and the Flex both from Lenovo or the Asus T100HA which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Latitude 12 7204 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the Latitude 12 7204 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 12 7204, the Latitude 12 7204's maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 12 7204 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the Latitude 12 7204 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 7204 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 16GB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Latitude 12 7204 the battery capacities range from 22Wh to 72Wh. At 58 watt-hours, the DELL Latitude 12 7204 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Latitude 12 7204.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL Latitude 12 7204 is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Latitude 12 7204 have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Latitude 12 7204 has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 1x SO-DIMM.

This laptop's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Latitude 12 7204.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB Version

This notebook PC has a 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

Two customers said in their reviews that the DELL Latitude 12 7204 was not heavy and bulky. Notebookcheck.net said in November last year “Big and heavy” in their review but despite that they still scored the DELL Latitude 12 7204 4 stars. Notebookcheck.net also mentioned “Heavy for 12inch laptop”.

One customer who reviewed this laptop thought it was not heavy. Expert website Laptopmag.com mentioned “Strong performance to justify its hefty price tag” in their review of the DELL Latitude 12 7204.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Latitude 12 7204 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Latitude 12 7204. 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Latitude 12 7204 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Latitude 12 7204 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at including the DELL XPS 12, or the Lenovo Yoga which is also higher rated.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Latitude 12 7204 has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year the best display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the DELL Latitude 12 7204 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago. 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 12 7204 have speaker power of between 0.64W and 8W.

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Very Heavy

The weights of laptops of this spec and age range from 0.88g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg. At 2.7 kilograms, the Latitude 12 7204 is very heavy compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Latitude 12 7204.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Inspiron 11 (1.4kg), or the XPS 12 (1.5kg) both from DELL or the Lenovo IdeaPad YOGA 11S (1.4kg) which is also higher rated.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Thick

When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Latitude 12 7204, the height of the DELL Latitude 12 7204 of 39 millimeters is one of the thickest. Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Latitude 12 7204 have heights of between 7.3mm and 280mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 12 7204

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Latitude 12 7204 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Latitude 12 7204 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Sony VAIO Duo 11 (2GHz and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL Latitude 12 7204 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Latitude 12 7204.

We compared this laptop to all the other 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think the DELL XPS 12 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Flex (320GB and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 11.6 inches, the Latitude 12 7204 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Latitude 12 7204.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 11.6" notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo IdeaPad YOGA 11S, or the DELL Inspiron 11 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Yoga (12.5" and higher rated), or the Yoga (13.3" and higher rated) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

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2 Awards

cowcotland.com Silver computershopper.com Good For Business

Expert Reviews

(19)
9 November 2015

In review: Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tab. Test model courtesy of Dell GermanyIn a nutshell: Dell continues its Rugged lineup consistently. The manufacturer wraps an 11.6-inch tablet in a robust...

Rugged design, bright screen, good battery life, interface diversity, good system performance
3year warranty
Ridiculous, superherocaliber ruggedness
Convertible screen
Tons of upgrade options
Viewing angle dependent TN screen, low resolution
CPU lags behind its potential
Massive weight
Potentially weak power plug design
Big and heavy
17 February 2015

The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme is a tank of a 2-in-1. Its weight makes it a bear in tablet mode, but its convertible design and hardened exterior make it irresistible for mission-critical...

Computershopper.com

27 October 2014

The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme is a tough hybrid-convertible laptop with a pivoting screen that gives it tablet-like functionality. It will serve you well if your work takes you to extreme...

8 October 2014

The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme features mil-spec toughness, a rotating touch screen and strong performance to justify its hefty price tag...

Announced in April, Dell has finally launched two new products under its Rugged Solutions umbrella in the local market - the 11.6-inch Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme and the 14-inch Latitude 14 Rugged... Read more…

2 April 2014

The Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme is an impressive machine, demonstrably ready to take a beating ? and a splashing ? and a dusting. Plus, this new model's docking mechanisms are compatible with...

2 April 2014

The rugged computing space is one met with little competition. Panasonic has long been the known commodity when it comes to field-ready laptops and tablets. But Dell looks to keep its rivals on... Read more…

On April 3, 2014, Dell introduced the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme. It is a fully rugged convertible notebook computer, and thus in direct competition with the two other major fully rugged... Read more…

16 October 2014

Le Dell Latitude Rugged Extreme est un OVNI comme nous aimons en recevoir sur Cowcotland. Annoncé comme le compagnon idéal des professions en extérieur, nous somme forcés de constater qu'il...

Cowcotland.com

10 September 2014

Robuste. Point. Le Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme se sent comme chez soi dans n'importe quel environnement dans lequel il devra opérer. Ce convertible embarque un châssis robuste pour abriter... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 7204, dell 7204x, dell i54300, dell i54300u, ca002l72042emea
Barcodes 00884116161271, 00884116161288, 00884116161721, 00884116161769, 05397063653102, 05397063667949, 05397063667956, 05397063669240, 05397063705979, 05397063757336
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