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This is one of the best Ultrabook non-hybrid Windows 8 touchscreen machine on the market. I will take a look at the new Dell’s latest Ultrabook business series the Latitude E 7440.
If we look at the cover we see a beautiful carbon fiber design here is actually soft top finish but the entire laptop is actually metal. The traditional Dell logo is also here and it is actually made of metal instead of the standard plastic. The cover attract fingerprints at a certain degree but it is very easy to clean off. The front of the laptop dell kept it very clean. There is nothing here besides two speakers, but there are no ports here. If you turn to the sides it starts very thick on the back and gets thinner as you go forward. It is really a beautiful design to look at. On left hand side we don’t have much, we have the exhaust vents along with two ports, we have the SD card slot with holder and we have a smart card slot, which is great for business users. Taking a look at the right hand side we see I wireless on-off switch, we see a microphone slash, headset jack, USB 3.0 port and a Kensington lock port. On the backside we see a little bit more industrial design back here there are exposed four screws and they actually look really nice. On the back we have an Ethernet port which rare to find on Ultrabooks, we have another USB 3.0, we have a DisplayPort, we have HDMI and another USB 3.0 this one has on charging capability and finally the charging jack. Now the ports on the right hand side we like to call this fast access, because these are the ports you basically going to want to use most often. The bottom of the notebook is very simple, still metal, we have a large exhaust fan, we have the E-series docking port, so here is an business Ultrabook but you can plug right into a dock, Dell Latitude vents you should be very excited for that and we also have something else that you normally don’t see which is a removable battery. There are four rubber feet on the edges.
When you open the laptop the first thing you are going to notice is a gorgeous 14-inch full HD display. This display that is included here is not the standard display, the resolution is 1366 x 768, this is the 1080P touchscreen display. Touchscreen is only available with this configure option. Taking a detailed look at the display we find it’s very vibrant other contrast is very nice.
The backlit keyboard on this notebook is also something I really enjoyed. The key themselves are fully sized there is not spacing between them, but they’re actually raised. The keys are cheaper and easy to replace so that makes a great for a Business Notebook.
The trackpad is a decent size it’s what we expect when there’s also a track stick included. But overall it’s really nice trackpad, it is a little bit sensitive but you can adjust that and work on that in settings yourself. The buttons of the trackpad are a little mushy either, but they are decent and not much to complain about their overall the keyboard itself and the trackpad are a very good combination.
By default include the Intel Core i3 processor or optional i5 processor along with the 256 GB SSD and 4 GB of RAM and comes with Windows 8 Pro
Overall looking at the machine we have e beautiful design. We have a great business Ultrabook and this is what you’re going for because of this gorgeous display. It is a bit expensive at about $1,800 for the i5. We have to remember this is a business machine. We have this metal design, these machines are built for long-term support and for rugged ability over multimedia features.
If you are looking for a machine that is not Windows 8 hybrid but does have a touch screen this is by far one of our favorites. It’s fun to use, it’s easy to use it’s great to use, it looks great, it performed well, it really there is no reason except for the price tag which goes a little iffy not to go with Dell’s latest Ultrabook.