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DELL Latitude 12 E7240
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DELL Latitude 12 E7240 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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Get down to business with an Ultrabook that features a 12" display with optional touchscreen funtionality and a beautiful design. - The thin (20mm) and lightweight (starting at 2.99 lbs/1.31 kg... More
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12 Reasons For

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

The Latitude 12 E7240 is a three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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DELL Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

DELL is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and DELL also has good ratings for its ultrabooks.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Asus UX301LA which has better reviews.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the X240, or the X1 Carbon both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Latitude 12 E7240 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Latitude 12 E7240.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Asus UX301LA which has better reviews.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the X240, or the X1 Carbon both from Lenovo.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The DELL Latitude 12 E7240 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type 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 notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think the UX301LA, and the UX301LA both from Asus which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the X240 (SSD), or the X1 Carbon (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Latitude 12 E7240 which has three USB 3.0 ports.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

The Latitude 12 E7240 has a Windows 8 recovery operating system which is better than most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it have a Windows 7 Professional recovery operating system. The best recovery operating system of all comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago is Windows 8.1 and the worst is Windows 7 Professional.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Latitude 12 E7240 is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most common memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all ultrabooks that were released more than a year ago.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across comparable types of laptop.

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Very Light

The lightest notebook PC that has been around for more than a year is 1.2kg heavy, the heaviest is 2kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 is fairly light compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Latitude 12 E7240.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 E7240. The total storage capacity of ultrabooks that were released one year ago range from 120GB to 520GB, and the average total storage capacity is 300GB.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Asus UX301LA (256GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a very small screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240. The smallest screen size of notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Latitude 12 E7240 is 12", the biggest is 14", and the average screen size is 14".

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Asus UX301LA (13.3" and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The DELL Latitude 12 E7240 does not have a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago which have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Asus UX301LA which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Low Front Camera Resolution

The Latitude 12 E7240 has a quite low front camera resolution (only 0.92 megapixels) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Latitude 12 E7240. The front camera resolutions of ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 range from 0.92MP to 1.3MP.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Latitude 12 E7240 is 10GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Latitude 12 E7240. Across all the ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Latitude 12 E7240 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a very small processor cache (only 3 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs that were released one year ago is 3MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

The smallest L3 cache of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 is 3MB and the biggest is 4MB. When compared to other laptops that were released around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 that we have assessed, the L3 cache of the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 of only 3 megabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

With a cache memory of only 3 megabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the smaller cache memories amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest cache memory of laptops that are a similar age to the Latitude 12 E7240 is 3MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E7240

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the Latitude 12 E7240 over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240.

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7 May 2014

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10 February 2014

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15 January 2014

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6 January 2014

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2 January 2014

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