Ноутбук dell latitude 7480
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Семитысячная серия относится к топовому «премиальному» сегменту моделей Latitude. Это ноутбуки бизнес-класса, «закованные» в стильный карбоновый корпус и выполненные в новом дизайне, пришедшем на смену классической строгости, которой известна марка DELL. Модель отличается разнообразием систем безопасности, куда входят как инфракамера и логин по отпечатку пальцев владельца, так и бесконтактный кард-ридер.
Latitude 7480 обладает очень лёгким (1.5 кг) и тонким (0.67-дюймовым) корпусом, скоростной и удобной клавиатурой, IPS-дисплеем, защищённым от дневного света, и высокой автономностью работы (12—15 часов без подзарядки).
Цена на модель стартует от 1 030 $ в минималистичной комплектации и продолжает расти до 2 500 $, в зависимости от наличных компонентов.
Общее впечатление от модели
Это эргономичный и удобный ноутбук, обладающий всего одним существенным недостатком, — повышенными шумами при работе. В остальном это универсальный компьютер, идеально подходящий для работы над проектами или переговоров.
- IPS-дисплей. Быстрая смена цветов, отсутствие вредного для зрения PWM и матовое покрытие, защищающее вас от неприятных слепящих солнечных отражений, создают заметное преимущество при просмотре мультимедиа и длительной работе перед монитором.
- Островная клавиатура. Практически бесшумная и мгновенно реагирующая на отклик пользователя, что даёт небольшое преимущество и комфорт при наборе большого числа символов в редакторах или переписке.
- Высочайшая автономность. В режиме интернет-сёрфинга батареи хватает на 12 часов, что существенно в длительных поездках или переездах. Почти сутки работы в режиме бездействия позволят спокойно дотянуть до ближайшего удобного места зарядки машины.
- HD-видеокамера на 720p даёт точную картинку с хорошей светопередачей, но при этом генерирует значительное количество «помех» на изображении.
- Отвлекающие шумы от работы устройства, которые нередко мешают сосредоточиться при работе над важным проектом.
Какие игры и приложения поддерживаются ноутбуком
С процессором Intel Core I7-7600 U, встроенной видеокартой Intel HD Graphics 620 и 8 ГБ оперативной памяти вы сможете эффективно заниматься несколькими делами одновременно, используя несколько окон редактора и браузер.
Использование SSD-диска значительно ускоряет обработку информации при работе в файловом менеджере или на рабочем столе.
Игровой потенциал ноутбука невысок, т. к. видеокарта неспособна тянуть современные проекты геймдева, однако она хорошо (60 FPS +) справляется с играми инди-жанра, а также массовыми популярными проектами, рассчитанными на широкого игрока, вроде Gwent, CSGO, HearthStone, WOT или DOTA 2.
Кому стоит купить Dell Latitude 7480
Три категории пользователей извлекут из ноутбука наибольшую пользу:
- менеджеры среднего и высшего звена;
- фрилансеры и программисты;
- мультимедиа-специалисты и художники.
Сочетание мобильности, высокой автономности, быстрой обработки информации через SSD и процессора 7-го поколения, а также удобных устройств для ввода даёт высокий потенциал для деловой деятельности ноутбука. Работайте над проектами, устанавливайте новые взаимоотношения и наслаждайтесь мультимедиа в свободное время с большим комфортом.
Если вы ищете ноутбук для этих целей, Dell Latitude 7480 — подходящий выбор.
Dell Latitude 14 7000 (7480) Review
Dell’s Latitude line has been a familiar sight in the business market for over two decades. It’s currently offered in three tiers, starting with the entry-level 3000 series, then the mid-level 5000 series, and finally the top-tier 7000 series. The subject of this review is from the latter category, dubbed the Latitude 14 7000 (Latitude 7480). This 14-incher is the largest of the models in the 7000 series. It started at $1,029 as we typed this, though our review unit was loftily perched at $2,086 with significant upgrades.
As far as business-class notebooks go, the Latitude 7480 rounds the most important bases. It offers biometric features such as a fingerprint reader, an infrared camera, and physical and contact-less Smart Card readers. Its carbon fiber and metal construction is strong, and its input devices are very good. We found most aspects of this notebook to be agreeable, with mostly minor complaints. Those included its noisy cooling fan, lack of snap-in docking solutions, and pricey upgrades. Otherwise, the Dell Latitude E7480 is a solid hitter for a premium 14-inch business notebook.
Latitude 14 7000 (E7480)
The exterior of the Dell Latitude E7480 is all black and business-centric. Its straight edges and no-nonsense look is right at home in a corporate office environment and almost anywhere else. Most surfaces on the notebook are anti-glare, though the glossy touch display on our tester is an exception.
The Latitude E7480 is just 0.67 inches thin, while the rest of the chassis measures 13×8.7 inches. It’s a cinch to carry at just three pounds. Its dimensions and weight are very similar to what is arguably the Latitude E7480’s most direct competition, the Lenovo ThinkPad T460s. (We’re expecting a ThinkPad T470s to be released at some point, though it wasn’t yet for sale as we typed this review.)
The Dell’s lid has a strong carbon fiber construction. Its exposed weave is a nice touch; after all, what’s the point of paying a premium for carbon fiber if you can’t show it off? It looks almost looks holographic in the right light. We like the silicone soft-touch finish on both the lid and palm rest areas as well.
The display hinge is unfortunately too stiff to allow the lid to be opened one-handed. The extra stiffness is appreciable if you have a touch display, however, as it keeps the display from wobbling too much.
The chassis showed some moderate flex when we torqued it from the front corners (which shouldn’t be done at home), but should be stiff enough to keep the notebook’s internals well-protected. The internal structure of this notebook, as well as the bottom cover, is a metal alloy. Construction of this quality is one of the key differences between the Latitude 7000 series and the less-expensive 5000 and 3000 series, which are almost all plastic.
Despite the Latitude E7480’s attractively narrow display bezel, Dell was able to fit its webcam atop the display. The webcam on our review unit was the standard 720p model. The picture looked sharp enough, but wasn’t anything to write home about. It didn’t support Windows Hello in Windows 10 for biometric facial logins. You can get the Latitude E7480 with an optional infrared camera that does support Windows Hello, though it only appeared to be available with the FHD non-touch display option as of this writing. In other words, if you want any display but that one, you’ll have to settle for the regular webcam.
To upgrade the Latitude E7480, you’ll need to remove the eight Philips-head screws securing the one-piece bottom cover. The screws have convenient retainers on them so they don’t need to actually come out of the cover once they’re unscrewed. The panel then flips up from the display hinge. Under here you’ll find the two DIMM slots for memory, plus the M.2 Type-2280 (80mm) slot for a solid-state-drive (SSD). This is about as upgradeable as notebooks get, nowadays.
Dell Latitude 7480 Input and Output Ports
The port selection on the Latitude E7480 is more than respectable for a 14-inch notebook.
The left side has the power jack, a USB Type-C port with Thunderbolt 3 support, full-size HDMI output, two USB Type-A 3.0, and the Smart Card reader. Note our review unit doesn’t have the optional contact-less Smart Card or fingerprint readers. Those are available together as a $14 option on configurable models.
The right side has the remaining ports, including the audio combo jack, MicroSD flash card reader, with the SIM card slot directly beneath (it was deactivated on our review unit), the last USB Type-A 3.0 port, the Ethernet jack, and the cable lock slot. We do wish the card reader was full-size. The Ethernet jack has a fold-down bottom piece that you’ll need to hold open to insert a LAN connector. This is a clever way of including this port despite the notebook being slightly too thin to accommodate it.
There are no ports or connectivity along the front or back of the chassis.
It’s disappointing that the Latitude E7480 does away with the snap-in docking solutions of previous models in this line. Your choice for a docking solution this time around is cabled via USB Type-C, or wirelessly via WiGig. The latter is an optional extra.
Dell offers two USB Type-C docks; the first is the WD15, which includes a 180-watt power adapter, and the second is the TB16 with a 240-watt adapter. The WD15 is designed for a regular USB Type-C port, whereas you’ll need Thunderbolt 3 support to take advantage of the triple-display output on the TB16. Fortunately, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity is standard on the Latitude E7480. By comparison, the WD15 dock only supports two FHD (1,920×1,080) displays.
The USB Type-C docks are expensive by docking station standards. The WD15 commands $199, and the TB16 even more at $299. The traditional Dell E-Port Replicator snap-in docking stations that were available on the outgoing Latitude E7470 were less expensive; this was especially true if you picked up a second-hand version, which were plentiful given the long history of those docking solutions.
For wireless docking, you can opt for Dell’s Wireless Dock. It offers most of the connectivity of the just-mentioned USB Type-C docks for $269, but doesn’t have as good of multi-monitor support as the TB16.
Dell Latitude 7480 Keyboard and Touchpad
The keyboard on the Latitude E7480 is mostly full-size. The arrow key cluster and Function row (F1-F12 keys) are half-size. The layout is mostly desktop-like, though it perplexes us as to why the Home and End keys no longer exist as dedicated keys. They are instead relegated to secondary functions within the arrow key cluster, requiring you to press the Fn key in conjunction to access. If you’re avid text editors like we are, this is a detriment to productivity. (See Part Two our PC Optimization Guide to learn how to use time-saving keyboard shortcuts.)
The keys themselves provide positive feedback, though they don’t have the sophisticated feel of the keys on the Lenovo ThinkPad T460s. They’re quiet to press, and the keyboard deck has a firm typing surface.
Keyboard backlighting is an optional $35 extra on the base Latitude E7480, though it’s standard on upper-tier configurations like our review unit. It looks good in a darker environment, brightly illuminating all of the symbols on the keys in white. It gently spills around the edges of each key. The backlighting can be toggled between its two brightness levels, or turned completely off by using the Function + F10 keyboard shortcut.
Our Latitude E7480 was equipped with the optional dual pointing keyboard, featuring an eraser head pointing device in the center of the keyboard. It has a dedicated set of buttons just above the touch pad, including a thoroughly appreciated center-click button. The pointing device worked fine in our testing, though we didn’t find its shape to be as intuitive as the UltraNav pointing stick solutions on the competing Lenovo ThinkPad T-series.
The touch pad is slightly offset to the left in the palm rest to align with the keyboard. This orientation keeps it right between your wrists as you’re typing, minimizing the risk of the cursor jumping somewhere due to an inadvertent brush with your palm. The touch pad has a smooth surface that is just about perfect, both in terms of feel and size. We also liked the solid-feeling dedicated buttons for left- and right-clicking, which make almost no sound when pressed.
Dell Latitude 7480 Screen and Speakers
The Latitude E7480 is offered with four display choices. Our review unit happens to have the most expensive one, the QHD (2,560×1,440) touch panel. It added $315 to the price of our review unit. This panel uses in-plane switching (IPS) technology for wide viewing angles, which allows the picture to appear consistent when not looking at the display head-on. The technology also allows for excellent image quality. We were impressed with the good black levels, high brightness, and very good color saturation. The QHD resolution was a bit too high to use without the aid of Windows text scaling on a 14-inch display; the smallest we were comfortable with was 125 percent. The only actual complaint we harbored about the display was the reflective nature of the Corning Gorilla Glass surface.
The base display is one we’d recommend avoiding, a 720p (1,366×768) panel with an anti-glare surface. Its resolution is too low for meaningful productivity, and if our experience with other 720p panels of that size is any indication, it won’t have the best image quality.
The FHD (1,920×1,080) anti-glare display is a no-brainer $77 step up from there, while another $21 will get you the infrared camera we mentioned back in the Input and Output section of this review. It’s the only display choice offered with the infrared camera. The last choice, other than the QHD touch panel on our review unit, is the FHD touch panel. It’s a $175 upgrade over the base panel.
The speaker solution in the E7480 is recessed inside the chassis. It partially relies on the notebook sitting on a solid surface to properly amplify the sound, so it will sound slightly muffled in your lap. The sound is reasonably full and has some bass, but realistically has only enough volume in a quieter environment.
Dell Latitude 7480 Performance
The Latitude 7480 is based around the new Intel 7th generation processors, codenamed Kaby Lake. It specifically uses Core i3, i5, and i7 dual-core processors with a 15-watt thermal specification. These are mainstream processors with ample performance for general usage, as well as more demanding tasks such as photo editing. They’re less than ideal for 4K video editing, but that’s not what the Latitude E7480 was designed for. For work of that nature, you’d want to step up to one of the Dell Precision mobile workstation models with a quad-core processor. The Dell Precision 5510 is one example.
Our test unit was configured with the fastest processor offered in this notebook, the Core i7-7600U. It has a 2.8GHz base clock, though can jump to 3.9GHz via its Turbo Boost feature under the right thermal and power conditions. The best value amongst the available processors is probably the Core i5-7200U, which runs at 2.5GHz, with a Turbo Boost to 3.1GHz. The Core i7-7600U in our review unit adds several hundred dollars to the price over that processor, a difference which won’t be appreciable for general tasks.
This notebook has two DIMM slots for DDR4-2133 memory. Both were populated in our review unit by 4GB modules, for a total of 8GB of RAM running in dual-channel. A maximum of 32GB is supported, via two 16GB DIMMs. This is a normal level of expandability for a notebook in this class.
The storage capability of the Latitude E7480 is somewhat underwhelming. It has just a single M.2 Type-2280 (80mm) slot for solid-state storage (SSD). Storage options ranging from 128GB to 1TB were offered as of this writing. Our review unit had a 256GB drive using the SATA interface. Newer PCI Express SSDs are offered, though the performance difference is hard to notice outside of synthetic benchmarks.
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro was standard on our review unit. It was completely free of bloatware and other unwanted software, as you would expect on a business-class notebook.
It’s worthwhile to note that a three-year warranty is standard on the Latitude E7480.
Our Dell Latitude 7480 review unit has the following technical specifications:
- 14-inch QHD touch display (2,560×1,440 resolution, IPS panel, Corning Gorilla Glass surface, 10-point touch support)
- Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
- Intel Core i7-7600U dual-core processor (2.8GHz, up to 3.9GHz Turbo Boost, 4MB cache, 15W TDP)
- Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated graphics w/ shared memory
- 8GB DDR4-2133 dual-channel RAM (2x 4GB; 32GB max. supported – 2x 16GB)
- 256GB M.2 SATA SSD (TOSHIBA THNSNK256GVN8)
- Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 wireless LAN
- Integrated Bluetooth wireless
- 60Wh battery
- 3-year limited warranty
- Dimensions: 13.03 x 8.7 x 0.67 inches
- Weight: 3.01 lbs.
- Starting price: $1,029
- Price as configured: $2,086
Dell Latitude 7480 Benchmarks
wPrime processor comparison results (listed in seconds – lower scores mean better performance):
PCMark8 Home (Accelerated) measures overall system performance in Windows 8 for general activities from web browsing and video streaming to typing documents and playing games (higher scores mean better performance):
PCMark8 Work (Accelerated) measures overall system performance in Windows 8 for work-related productivity tasks (higher scores mean better performance):
3DMark Fire Strike is a newer DirectX 11 benchmark that measures overall graphics card performance for gaming (higher scores mean better performance):
CrystalDiskMark storage drive performance test:
Dell Latitude 7480 Heat and Noise
One cooling fan is located on the back right of the Latitude E7480’s chassis, aimed at the display hinge. It remained off during our testing for general usage, such as web browsing, making the Latitude E7480 completely silent. When the fan did run, however, it was hard not to notice. The fan creates enough noise to be heard across a small-size room, and would most certainly draw a few glances in a conference room. It’s unlikely you’ll hear the fan running unless you’re running something particularly intense, such as a game, or rendering and encoding with the processor. In other words, tasks the Latitude E7480 really isn’t ideal for.
The chassis can get warm on the center rear, both top and bottom, after extended heavy usage. Otherwise, it seemed to be lukewarm at most.
Something we didn’t test was how well the cooling solution worked when the display was closed, a possible scenario if you’re going to use the Latitude E7480 when hooked into a docking station. The fan hinge almost completely blocks the exhaust when the lid is close, though some air can escape underneath.
Dell Latitude 7480 Battery Life
Our Powermark test uses a combination of resource-intensive tasks to more accurately gauge real-world battery life than a traditional rundown. The simulated scenarios include web browsing, video playback, videoconferencing, and gaming workloads. We run the test with approximately 50 percent screen brightness.
The Latitude E7480 lasted for five hours, 27 minutes in this benchmark. That’s on par with the competing Lenovo ThinkPad T460s, though we haven’t tested the newer T470s yet. Either way, the Latitude E7480’s time is good, if not anything groundbreaking for this class of notebook. We’d like to think this is the least amount of battery life you can expect to get from this notebook, given our review model was equipped with the QHD touch display. Its higher screen resolution is slightly more demanding on resources, and the touch functionality adds some small power drain as well. These numbers are, of course, a worst-case scenario, so we don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect another 20 percent on top of them for light usage with reduced screen brightness.
It’s unfortunate that the Latitude E7480’s battery is inside the chassis. It can be replaced if needed, but isn’t easily swappable while you’re on the go.
Dell Latitude 7480 Power Adapter
The 65-watt (19.5V x 3.3A) power adapter included with the Latitude E7480 is slim and light. End to end, the adapter and its cables measure nine feet, one inch, which is about average for a notebook power adapter. Including the cables, the adapter weighs 0.65 pounds.
The adapter connects to the wall via a three-prong plug. The AC power connection to the Latitude E7480 itself is proprietary, as is almost always the case with notebook computers. We like the illuminated ring on the end of it, which is a clear indicator whether the adapter has power or not.
During normal usage, the adapter became lukewarm at most. It gets borderline hot while charging the notebook, but that’s the norm.
The Dell Latitude E7480 represents the next generation of business notebooks. It’s thin, light, durable, and offers excellent overall performance for most tasks. Its battery life didn’t blow us away next to the competition, but should get you through a full working day.
If you’re used to a traditional business notebook, you might notice some things missing on the Latitude E7480. It does away with classic snap-in docking solutions in favor of wired USB Type-C and wireless WiGig docks. We’re not entirely pleased with that move, mainly because the compatible docks Dell offers are at least $200, considerably more than the snap-in solutions went for with past generations of this notebook.
The Latitude E7480 also lacks a swappable battery, but that’s hardly a surprise in a modern notebook. Another minor con includes a cooling fan that can be noisy while it’s running, but in our experience, it usually remained off or ran at a low speed. Lastly, it would have been nice to see a full-size memory card reader, not just MicroSD.
Although it starts at a digestible $1,029, our tester ended up at $2,086. We though the QHD touch display on our model was beautiful, though probably would have been just as happy with the 1080p panel for a lot less cash. We could say the same about the Core i7-7600U processor; it was fast, but we probably would not have noticed much of a difference with the lower-priced Core i5-7200U. But as far as premium business-class notebook pricing goes, what Dell is charging isn’t unreasonable. All configurations we found included a three-year warranty as standard.
Overall, the Dell Latitude E7480 rounds all of the important bases for a premium business-class notebook, and we’re glad to send it off with a well-deserved recommendation.
- Solid build quality
- Good keyboard and touchpad
- Beautiful QHD touch display option
- Excellent overall performance
- Plentiful port selection, including USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3
- Can get pricey when configured with options
- No more snap-in docking solutions
- Card reader only for MicroSD
- Cooling fan can be noisy
- IR camera not available with all display choices
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Dell Latitude 14 E7480 - Notebookcheck.net External Reviews
Memory8192 MB , DDR4-2133 dual-channel
14.1 inch 16:9, 2560x1440 pixel 208 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass, glossy: yes
Intel Kaby Lake-U Premium PCH
StorageToshiba SG5 256GB THNSNK256GVN8, 256 GB
3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD, External uSIM card tray (option), DisplayPort over USB Type C
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
height x width x depth (in mm): 17 x 331 x 221 ( = 0.67 x 13.03 x 8.7 in)
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 36 Months Warranty
1.35 kg ( = 47.62 oz / 2.98 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Dell Latitude 14 E7480 Average Score: 75% - goodAverage of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Latitude 14 E748080% Dell Latitude 14 7000 (7480)Source: PC Mag The Dell Latitude 14 7000 (7480) is a top-notch business laptop when configured with top-of-the-line components, though it is a bit more expensive than rivals when so equipped. Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2017Rating: Total score: 80%70% Dell Latitude 14 7000 (E7480) ReviewSource: Notebookreview.com Overall, the Dell Latitude E7480 rounds all of the important bases for a premium business-class notebook, and we’re glad to send it off with a well-deserved recommendation. Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/02/2017Rating: Total score: 70%
Model: Dell’s Latitude line has been a familiar sight in the business market for over two decades. It is currently offered in three tiers, starting with the entry-level 3000 series, then the mid-level 5000 series, and finally the top-tier 7000 series. The Dell Latitude 14 7480 belongs to the top-tier of the series. The exterior of the Dell Latitude E7480 is all black and business-centric. Its lid has a strong carbon fiber construction. As for the lid and palm rest area, it has a silicone soft-touch finish. It's exposed weave is a nice touch. Its straight edges and a no-nonsense look are right at home in a corporate office environment and almost anywhere else. Most surfaces on the notebook are anti-glare except for the display. The Latitude E7480 is just 1.7 cm (0.67 inch) thin, while the rest of the chassis measures 33.02 x 22.1 cm (13 × 8.7 inch). It is very lightweight to carry at just 1.36 kg (3 lb). For a business laptop, security features are essential to have. On this model, it offers biometric features such as a fingerprint reader, an infrared camera, and physical and contactless Smart Card readers. With Dell Data Protection | Protected Workspace, data stored in the laptop is safe across all endpoints, including external media, self-encrypting drives and in public cloud storage.
The keyboard on the Latitude E7480 is mostly full-size. The arrow key cluster and Function row (F1-F12 keys) are half-size. The touchpad is slightly offset to the left in the palm rest to align with the keyboard. This orientation keeps it right between wrists as the user is typing, minimizing the risk of the cursor jumping somewhere due to an inadvertent brush with palm. The Latitude E7480 is offered with four display choices: QHD (2,560×1,440) touch panel, FHD (1,920×1,080) anti-glare display, FHD (1,920×1,080) anti-glare display with infrared camera and 720p (1,366×768) panel with an anti-glare surface. The QHD panel uses IPS technology for wide viewing angles, which allows the picture to appear consistent when not looking at the display head-on. This technology also allows for excellent image quality. The Latitude 7480 is based around the new Intel 7th generation processors, codenamed Kaby Lake. It specifically uses Core i3, i5, and i7 dual-core processors with a 15-watt thermal specification. These are mainstream processors with ample performance for general usage and more demanding tasks such as photo editing. This notebook has two DIMM slots for DDR4-2133 memory. A maximum of 32 GB is supported, via two 16 GB DIMMs. This is a normal level of expandability for a notebook in this class. As for storage, it has just a single M.2 Type-2280 (80mm) slot for solid-state storage (SSD). Storage options ranging from 128 GB to 1 TB were offered.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
The Dell Latitude lineup is regarded as one of the most common notebook series used in businesses and still is today. As this is a business centric notebook one can expect a myriad of biometric features on the Dell Latitude E7480, starting with the fingerprint reader, infrared camera, and physical and contactless Smart Card readers. Going along with the business theme the E7480 has a standard black colour scheme, with straight edges and a no nonsense look. Display-wise Dell offers a choice between a sub-FHD panel with no touch support, a FHD anti-glare panel with no touch support or a Corning Gorilla Glass FHD touch panel, the latter of which helps with intractability and perhaps productivity. At 1.35 kg the E7480 is comparatively similar against its nearest Lenovo Thinkpad competition. While the lid sports a strong carbon fiber construction, which adds to its looks, the same thing cannot be said about its main body chassis, which is made of plastic especially. Considering the fact that this is a premium model, it could have been made with better premium materials. Although the internal structure including the bottom cover is of a metal alloy, nonetheless it remains rigid enough under stress.
For a business notebook the E7480 is quite up to date starting with its Intel Core-i7-7600U processor which provides a balance of performance and battery life, 8GB of memory and a fast 256GB Toshiba SSD solution. Moving along the E7480 also supports the latest input connectors notably a USB type-C with Thunderbolt 3 support. User inputs is somewhat a mixed bag especially with the keyboard, despite its mostly full size the F keys are of half width. One major turnoff of the keyboard is its Home and End keys being relegated to secondary functions instead of the usual dedicated keys which can impede productivity. Another downside ist hat keyboard backlight is an addon instead of being the default option, which is disappointing assuming the user has to type through dark business presentations. Overall however, the keys provide decent feedback and are quite quiet when typed on. As for the touchpad it remains a pleasant experience to use, a thing to note here is its slightly offsetted position to the left which prevents a brush with your wrists while typing minimizing cursor jumps. Should the user prefer other modes of point and clicking they can also use the integrated nubbin at the center of the keyboard just like its Lenovo counterparts. Additionally, the dedicated buttons for left and right-clicking is quite solid-feeling and quiet. Audio performance is a bit lacking since the speaker is recessed which causes sounds to be slightly muffled unless set on a solid surface which does amplifies the sound. However general audio quality is quite full with the addition of a strong bass. Lastly battery life is neither good or bad but solid for a notebook of this class putting it at about 5 hours 30 minutes of real world use. To wrap it up if you can live with certain misgivings of this notebook it is still a worthy choice.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa RajarathnamIntel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series). Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops. 7600U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.8 to 3.9 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process. Integrates a HD Graphics 620 clocked at 300 - 1150 MHz and is manufactured in an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.14.1":
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.1.35 kg:
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase. » Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.