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Dell Latitude E5430

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Dell Latitude E5430. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the design and battery are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. The durability and screen get mixed comments. There are some critical views about the size and touchpad.

performance, portability, price, battery, design

image quality, touchpad, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Latitude E5430 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Dell Latitude E5430


The Dell Latitude E5430 laptop is for veteran users who can't let go of VGA monitors, ExpressCards, and optical discs.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Dell Latitude E5430


The Dell Latitude E5430 laptop is for veteran users who can't let go of VGA monitors, ExpressCards, and optical discs.

Anti-glare screen. Decent battery life for third-generation Intel Core processor. Removable battery. Lots of legacy ports.

Screen a little dull. 1,366 by 768 resolution screen. Some fan noise during heavy computing runs.

The Dell Latitude E5430 is a solid, reliable choice if you're looking for old school portable computing on a budget. It's got a sub-$1,000 price tag that isn't bad considering that it has a powerhouse Core i7 processor in it. If you're a Dell E-Family...

Jan, 2014

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Review Dell Latitude E5430 Notebook


A sense of balance. Dell's newest 14-inch Latitude seeks a perfect balance of cost, practicality, and portability, bolstered most notably by its newfound optional Ivy Bridge chipset. Is the E5430 everything the budget-conscious businessperson has been...

Excellent build quality, Function-over-form design, First-rate backlit keyboard, Great battery life, Exemplary performance, A smartly-designed notebook that clearly knows its place in the business market. All of the essentials are covered

Loud under moderate to heavy stress, Also quite warm under load, Screen is bright but lacks sRGB coverage and contrast ratio, A little more plastic than we'd like to see, Less noise and heat under load and perhaps an option for a better-quality screen...

Sep, 2012


Expert review by : John P. Mello, Jr. (

Dell Latitude E5430


With the laptop world steaming full throttle to the land of thin and light, the Dell Latitude E5430 might seem like a bit of a throwback, or at least an unglamorous workhorse. The fact is, though, not everyone needs a super-slim notebook—or the price...

Snappy performance ; Excellent battery life and power management features ; Very comfortable keyboard deck

A bit heavy and bulky for a 14-inch laptop ; Initial glitches accessing our home network

This Dell offering won't charm lovers of thin and light notebooks, but its impressive performance and battery life along with a reasonable price and good looks make it a tantalizing package for keyboard jocks more concerned with productivity than...

Dec, 2012

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Price is right and good performance


Easy to set up. Computer is fast with the SSD, 16GB of memory, Core I5, and Win 10. Loaded Norton, MS Office and a few other things no issue. Battery came fully charged and accepts a charge. Computer looks new with no scratches or exterior damage at...

Received the first one and the battery was completely dead and would not charge. Received a RMA from New Egg and prepaid shipping label and received a replacement in a week. New one seems to be good. GREAT customer service from New Egg and emails at...

May, 2016

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Great Laptop, Super fast


Would I buy another one like this. ABSOLUTELY. Will I return the second one if they ship me the wrong model again? most likely. Hey it happens, You say it has a web cam and the guy boxing up the units grabs one that does not, I understand that. Is it a...

It is an awesome unit, Boots right up and does everything you want it to do. Customer Service is Top Notch

The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is something that has nothing to do with the laptop. I had bought this because it has a webcam. The unit shipped did not. Obviously somewhat disappointed. I was about to return it and Customer service issued an...

May, 2016

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Great bargain


I would recommend to others and buy another if I needed a laptop.

FAST ! excellent boot-up with the SSD and I5 CPU. Looks near new other than minor KBD debris. Would buy again. 14" screen not a detriment to those used to 15.6".

A tad heavy and not the sexy consumer models but really sweet deal.

May, 2016

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Excellent Laptop! SSD and Win7, speed of light!


Get SSD, instead of CPU...

SSD - Speed!!!!!! Win 7 - is what's the best.

Would be nice to have 4 USB ports, but it's great anyway.

Apr, 2016

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Very FAST!


16gig, 256Gig SanDisk X400 drive, Core i5 3320M! Most users do not have 16gig in a laptop, so this is a huge win. Its blazing fast. Boot time is nuts, if you blink or turn your head, you've missed it. The Windows 7 logo does not even finish. I bought 6...

Not for iPhone users who use iTunes. If you do not have an iPhone this will be perfect. If you have an iPhone do not install iTunes or sync it with your computer. The backups will fill your drive quickly.

Apr, 2016

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Could not have been happier with this laptop!


This was my first refurbished laptop so I was a little hesitant but I couldn't be any happier. The actual laptop that was shipped was the E6430s so I'm not sure if they ran out of the E5430's or what but I appreciate the free upgrade to a little faster...

Very FAST! Great battery life

If I had to choose something it would be that the power cord is a little shorter than most laptops out there, but not too big of a deal.

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HDA
Built-In Microphone:No / Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1.5


Battery Capacity:2800
Battery capacity (Watt hours):40 / 60 / 65 / 97
Battery life (max):4
Battery technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4 / 6 / 9


Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No


Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: No
Wi-Fi certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Grey, Silver / Silver / Stainless steel
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Plastic
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Grey, Silver / Silver / Stainless steel
Product Type:Notebook


3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display diagonal:35.6 / 36 / 39.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:HD+ / No
LED Backlight:No / Yes
Panel Type:TN
Pixel pitch:0.227 x 0.227
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen: No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 650
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1250 / 1300
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub) / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)


Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard language:Danish / English / English, Spanish
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes


Internal Memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1


3G:No / Yes
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+
4G:No / Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX
4G WiMAX:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11e, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11e, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3u / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3U
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / No
WWAN:No / Yes

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD, DVD / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW / CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RW
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-ROM / DVD±RW / No

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / HDA
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Line-in: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge: No
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes


Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):19 / 22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express / Intel QM77 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x4, 2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.9 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.9 / 3
Processor front side bus:1600
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:B840 / I3-2328M / I3-2348M / I3-2350M / i3-3110M / I3-3120M / I3-3130M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-3320M / I5-3340M / i5-3360M / I5-4200U / I7-3520M / I7-3540M / I7-4600U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor B800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3100 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / BGA1168 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / D0 / J1 / L1 / Q0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States:Y / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):No / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):No / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):No / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53438 / 59801 / 64893 / 64895 / 64896 / 65700 / 65708 / 70927 / 71255 / 71257 / 71465 / 72056 / 72058 / 74542 / 75459 / 76616 / I3-2350M / I3-3120M / I5-3210M / I5-3230M / I5-3320M / I5-3340M / I7-3540M
Processor code:SR0DN / SR0EN / SR0MU / SR0MW / SR0MY / SR0N0 / SR0N2 / SR0TC / SR0WX / SR0X8 / SR0XB / SR0XD / SR170 / SR1EA
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / N / No / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes


Bundled software:Dell Webcam Central / Dell Webcam Central software / McAfee / McAfee 1Y / McAfee LiveSafe / Window Live / Windows Live / Windows Live\nDell Backup, Recovery Manager
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Optional operating system supplied:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:McAfee Live Safe / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 2013 / Office, MUI


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / SD
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:320 / 500
HDD interface:Serial ATA
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Solid-state drive interface:SATA
SSD capacity:128
SSD interface:Serial ATA
Storage Media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 320 / 500

Technical Details

64-bit computing: Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.5 / 24 / 25.1
Depth (imperial):24 / 25.1
Height :2.86 / 3.25
Height (front):2.99 / 3 / 3.02
Height (front) (imperial):3 / 3.02
Height (rear):3 / 3.25 / 3.32
Height (rear) (imperial):3.25 / 3.33
Weight:2.04 / 2.38
Width:33.8 / 35 / 38.8
Width (imperial):35 / 38.8