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DELL Latitude 12 E7240
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DELL Latitude 12 E7240 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.4GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.4GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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14 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 4,345 expert and user reviews for DELL notebook PCs and found that on average DELL has good reviews. However we also found that DELL has unexceptional reviews specifically within its ultrabooks range.

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 notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Latitude 12 E7240 have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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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 ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This DELL laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a similar type and age to the Latitude 12 E7240.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 E7240. Ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the X1 Carbon Touch, or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon both from Lenovo or the DELL XPS 13 which is cheaper.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and 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 notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think the X1 Carbon, and the X1 Carbon both from Lenovo which has better reviews; or the X1 Carbon Touch, and the X1 Carbon Touch both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Z30 which is cheaper are also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Z30 (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 E7240 range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 9.6GB. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Latitude 12 E7240 the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB.

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Three USB 3.0 Ports

The Latitude 12 E7240 is a three USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Latitude 12 E7240 have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

The worst memory slots across comparable types of laptop is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Light

The lightest portable PC of a comparable age and spec to the Latitude 12 E7240 is 870g heavy, the heaviest is 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg. The DELL Latitude 12 E7240 is one of the lighter ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

Alternative 1.4kg heavy portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, or the X240 both from Lenovo or the DELL XPS 13.

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Narrow

The average width of ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the Latitude 12 E7240 is 330mm, and the widths range from 280mm to 420mm. At only 310.5 millimeters, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 is quite narrow compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the Latitude 12 E7240.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Latitude 12 E7240 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Latitude 12 E7240 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Latitude 12 E7240 which have a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the HP Zbook 14 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The DELL Latitude 12 E7240 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Latitude 12 E7240 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the DELL XPS 13 which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the total storage capacity range from 64GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB.

There are a number of alternative 128GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Z30, or the HP Pro.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (180GB and higher rated); or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (180GB and cheaper).

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Very Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago range from 11" to 18". The Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12.5 inches) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

We compared all the other 12.5" notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the X240, and the X240 both from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Asus UX301LA-C4061H (13.3" and cheaper), or the Fujitsu LifeBook U772 (14" and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The DELL Latitude 12 E7240 has one of the slowest processor clock speeds (only 1.4 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 1.8GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (1.6GHz and cheaper), or the Fujitsu LifeBook U772 (1.8GHz and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Latitude 12 E7240 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the X240, or the X240 both from Lenovo.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E7240

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the Latitude 12 E7240.

Specification

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Display
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Touchscreen
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Graphics
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LightScribe
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Microphone in
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel Fast Memory Access
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

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21 July 2014

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27 June 2014

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17 May 2014

A stylish business Ultrabook, but its poor screen and cramped keyboard hold it back...

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7 May 2014

Dell's Latitude E7240 is a class act among 12.5-inch business laptops, but you'll need to pay to play: This Ultrabook costs a cool $1795 as configured for this review, though you can get into a... Read more…

10 February 2014

The Dell Latitude E7240 may feel boring in terms of look and feel, but as any traveling workaholic will tell you, it's what's inside that counts. The E7240 is equipped with some pretty up-to-date...

15 January 2014

The Dell Latitude E7240 is a curate's egg of an ultrabook. It's solidly made and well connected, with impressive performance and excellent audio output. It also benefits from a cable-conscious...

6 January 2014

The Dell Latitude E7240 Touch is a compact sub-3.5 pound business ultrabook with a 1080p touch screen and MIL-SPEC certification. It's a good choice if you have a team testing whether Windows 8...

2 January 2014

Those looking for an attractive business ultrabook would do well to consider Dell's Latitude E7240 Touch. It's a bit expensive, but it gets all the business basics right, while adding a long...

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16 December 2013

Dell Latitude E7240 Touch Dell has made an already solid business notebook even better. This is still a lightweight and modular system with fast application performance, but the Touch model is...

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