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Dell Latitude E6230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of Dell Latitude E6230. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and portability. The usability and price also get good feedback, but many are less positive about the touchpad and sound.

performance, price, usability, portability, durability

battery, energy, size, sound, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Latitude E6230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Latitude E6230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Dell Latitude E6230 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the performance. The usability is also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the portability.

price, usability, performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Karl Hodge (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell Latitude E6230 review

 

Dell has had a range of business notebooks with the Latitude label for well over a decade. The Dell Latitiude E6230, with a 12.5in display, is a compact and portable iteration of this evolving template – the smallest in the Latitude E family.

With built-in mobile broadband and solid build quality, the Dell Latitude E6230 is a robust and road-worthy notebook choice. The inclusion of an SSD in the review sample really helped optimise performance, although we’d suggest stretching to 256GB SSD...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Dell Latitude E6230 review

 

With built-in mobile broadband and solid build quality, the Dell Latitude E6230 is a robust and road-worthy notebook choice. The inclusion of an SSD in the review sample really helped optimise performance, although we’d suggest stretching to 256GB...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Daniel Robinson (v3.co.uk)

Dell Latitude E6230 review

 

The Latitude E6230 is the smallest model in Dell's updated E Series of corporate laptops, and offers mobile professionals an impressive system that combines excellent build quality with decent performance in a compact form factor.

Compact 12.5in system, good build quality, mobile broadband

Standard battery relatively small

The Latitude E6230 crams a great deal of functionality into a stylish and compact system that exudes quality, making this system a good choice for those who need to take their work out on the road. Buyers may want a larger battery than is provided as...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Latitude E6230 Notebook

 

Fast and mobile? Thanks to its fast mass storage, a 256 GB SSD, and an Ivy Bridge generation Core i5-3320M processor, our review model can score in terms of system performance. Is the 12.5-inch sized subnotebook‘s robust and elegant design and good...

Robust, durable design, Stable hinges, Great expansion capability and a lot of accessories, Great CPU performance, Fast mass storage, Excellent system performance, Extensive communication equipment, The excellent system performance thanks to an SSD

Small touchpad, Fan noise under load, Average screen quality and brightness, Placement of card reader suboptimal, The display could be brighter and richer in contrast

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Dell Latitude E6500 Notebook

 

Full Metall Jacket. Like many other manufacturers, Dell also laun

Timelss business design; Robust Magnesium chassis; Good workmanship and haptic; Very good case stability; Extensive connection options in a user friendly order; Extensive security features and communication modules; Bright, outdoor competent LED...

Decentralized position of the spacebar; Slight bending of the keyboard possible; Somewhat blemished sound replay at maximum volume

The Latitude E6500 is in the configuration of our test device available at a price of 1655.00 Euro (e-value code: Reviews-NRL6502 in the company customer shop).

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Craig Simms Alex Serpo (cnet.com.au)

Dell Latitude E6500

 

The Dell Latitude E is a glimpse into the future of laptops. With high expandability, configurable and a strong design, it should suit most corporate environments.

High resolution, high quality screen. Back-lit keyboard. Dual-navigation. eSATA. PCMCIA and Express Card. Ambient light sensor.

Lack of dedicated numpad. Mouse software not as configurable as it could be. Air vent on left-hand side instead of rear.

The Dell Latitude E is a glimpse into the future of laptops. With high expandability, configurability and a strong design, it should suit most corporate environments.

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Working

 

-It was a good deal for a quick, lightweight computer that has been doing its job. Recommended.

-Setup was pretty quick. -Everything is working so far. -Came with an authentic Windows Activation Key. -Looks really good. -SSD makes it pretty fast.

-Only one obvious scuff mark in one corner of the laptop. -The battery works for about 2 hours on its own. -Not sure how reliable it will be since it's refurbished, but it seems to have worked okay so far. There have only been a couple times when the...

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

3rd refurb laptop - UPDATE

 

Newegg customer service listened and understood the problems I found. Processed replacement very quickly. Added 2 eggs for customer service. Will review replacement when I have it....

Newegg service on replacement. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Replacement is working without a flaw. Condition:above average...

Wi-fi intermittent. Memory not what was speced. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> None

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good deal for the price

 

This is a good deal for the money and having i5 processor + SSD makes the laptop feel superfast. I have another primary desktop and wanted a cheap and good option for travel. This laptop fits the bill. I hope it can last for a year or two. I have this...

The product listed was a i5-3320M, but the one I received was i5-3340M @2.7 GHz. Laptop is pretty fast. I have not yet tested fully, but the basic functions work without issues. Windows license could be activated easily and a free upgrade to Windows 10...

The laptop is not brand new and it shows. There are cosmetic damages with wear & tear on the body/keyboard but everything was working. It does not have a CD drive; if you are particular you have to choose another laptop. Update [After a few weeks...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

3rd refurb laptop

 

Newegg customer service listened and understood the problems I found. Processed replacement very quickly. Added 2 eggs for customer service. Will review replacement when I have it.

Newegg service on replacement.

Wi-fi intermittent. Memory not what was speced.

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HDA / MaxxAudio
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Waves

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):32 / 40 / 65
Battery life (max):8
Battery recharge time:4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:11.1 / 14.8
Number of battery cells:3 / 4 / 6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1.3
Video capturing speed:30

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Anthracite / Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Grey, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Home Office
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Anthracite / Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Grey, Silver / Silver
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:31.8 / 39.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:No / Not supported
LED Backlight: Yes
Pixel pitch:0.227 x 0.227
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
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:313 / 650
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:896
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200 / 1250 / 1300 / 896
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard language:English / German
Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

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

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.30
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 20 - 80
Operating shock:110
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 10 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD-ROM / DVD±RW / No

Other features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:HD / HDA / MaxxAudio
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Home Premium\nWindows 7 Professional\nWindows 7 Ultimate
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Power supply type:AC/DC
Quantity:1
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
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: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4 / 1.4a
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 19.5
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16 / 4
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 21.32 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel QM77 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.66 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4 / 3.5 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.16 / 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:I3-2350M / i3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-3210M / I5-3320M / I5-3340M / i5-3360M / I5-3380M / I7-3520M / I7-3540M / N3540
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series: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 i7-3500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA1023 / BGA1170 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5
Stepping:C0 / J1 / L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 7.5
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 85 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: 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: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: 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
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: 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
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® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:53438 / 64893 / 64895 / 64896 / 65708 / 71255 / 71256 / 71257 / 71465 / 82105 / i3-3110M / I3-3120M / I5-3320M / I7-3520M / I7-3540M
Processor code:SR0DN / SR0MU / SR0MW / SR0MY / SR0N0 / SR0N2 / SR0X8 / SR0X9 / SR0XB / SR1YW
Processor package size:25 / 31 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Bundled software:Dell Backup, Recovery Manager\nWindows Live / Dell Webcam Central software / McAfee LiveSafe Consumer 1YR / Windows Live / Windows Live\nDell Backup, Recovery Manager
Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux / WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:memory stick (ms), mmc, sd / MMC, SD / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.6 / 226 / 26
Depth (imperial):22.6
Height :2.41
Height (front):2.24
Height (front) (imperial):2.24
Height (rear):2.46 / 2.47
Height (rear) (imperial):2.46
Weight:1.38 / 2.39
Width:30.9 / 309 / 38
Width (imperial):31