For any business professional, the Latitude E7470 will leave a pleasingly familiar impression. Learn more. This 14-incher is the largest of the models in the 7000 series. As you’d expect from a Core i7 machine, the Latitude E7470 is a serious workhorse. Fortunately, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity is standard on the Latitude E7480. 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. 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. I found the e type dock was problematic with my 7470 anyway (in the end I ditched the dock) and although the single cable solution of the USB-C / Thunderbolt docks is neat, I have had an incident where the cable has been knocked out whilst I shuffle stuff around on my desk. Storage options ranging from 128GB to 1TB were offered as of this writing. There are no ports or connectivity along the front or back of the chassis. We found hammering out a day’s work of long-form writing to be very comfortable, and the keys give solid feedback that shows the quality and thought of the laptop. The display on the Latitude E7470 isn’t Full HD, but at 1366x768 it's not the end of the world. 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 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. There’s no disk drive here, but no ultrabook has one, and the space saved is used to house the SSD. 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. During normal usage, the adapter became lukewarm at most. Our review unit had a 256GB drive using the SATA interface. It gently spills around the edges of each key. 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. 12" business-class Ultrabook™ with the world’s best security. - YouTube Dell Latitude 13 7370 Review. 14" business-class Ultrabook™ with the world’s best security. Mid-range Microsoft Surface laptop with 12.5in display in the works, Google and Parallels team up to bring Microsoft Office to Chromebooks, Windows 7 or 10 Pro 14in LCD screen (1366x768) Intel Core i5 or i7 processor Up to 8GB RAM Up to 256GB SSD 3 x USB 3.0 ports SD card slot Network connector (RJ-45) SIM slot DisplayPort Touch Finger Print Reader Primary 4-cell 55W/HR Battery 1.50kg. Plugging the cable back in and I was up and running in a couple of seconds. Editor's Note: We generally don't recommend laptops older than 2 years. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. It’s disappointing that the Latitude E7480 does away with the snap-in docking solutions of previous models in this line. 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. This is a normal level of expandability for a notebook in this class. By Henry Burrell, Contributor | 07 Jul 2016. Best, Here's our Dell Latitude 14 7000 review. The USB Type-C docks are expensive by docking station standards. 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. 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. It added $315 to the price of our review unit. The adapter connects to the wall via a three-prong plug. Just a quick correction, on the 7480 Thunderbolt is an option, rather than standard (in the UK at least), and the TB16 comes in 2 configurations (1 with a 180w power supply, and 1 with a 240w for mobile workstations). Thanks for the clarification on the Thunderbolt 3 port. Dell says the Latitude 12 7000 is its thinnest 12.5-inch tablet ever. If you’re used to a traditional business notebook, you might notice some things missing on the Latitude E7480. It has a dedicated set of buttons just above the touch pad, including a thoroughly appreciated center-click button. It can be replaced if needed, but isn’t easily swappable while you’re on the go. Any business owner considering this machine to power its workforce will be hard pressed to find a more capable laptop for crunching through the most memory-intensive tasks. It started at $1,029 as we typed this, though our review unit was loftily perched at $2,086 with significant upgrades. 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. The carbon-fiber-and-aluminum construction feels like it can take a tumble.Buyers can pick from two versions of the lid: a dark, gunmetal, aluminum lid (standard) or a black, soft-touch, carbon-fiber one that is only available on models with a 3200 x 1800 display. Its features are unremarkable in the business laptop world, but then again, it does everything you want it to do in exactly the way you expect it to. The base display is one we’d recommend avoiding, a 720p (1,366×768) panel with an anti-glare surface. Our test unit was configured with the fastest processor offered in this notebook, the Core i7-7600U. Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide View more prices. Its higher screen resolution is slightly more demanding on resources, and the touch functionality adds some small power drain as well. Often, when it comes to getting work done, that is precisely what you need. They’re less than ideal for 4K video editing, but that’s not what the Latitude E7480 was designed for. 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. Despite the Latitude E7480’s attractively narrow display bezel, Dell was able to fit its webcam atop the display. Your choice for a docking solution this time around is cabled via USB Type-C, or wirelessly via WiGig. Its dimensions and weight are very similar to what is arguably the Latitude E7480’s most direct competition, the Lenovo ThinkPad T460s. If possible we’d recommend spending some time in-store trying out the setup. The Latitude 7480 is based around the new Intel 7th generation processors, codenamed Kaby Lake. Ottieni prestazioni, affidabilità e fruibilità portatili eccezionali con i notebook e ultrabook Dell Latitude, progettati appositamente per soddisfare le tue esigenze aziendali. Much like its smaller Latitude 12 cousin, the Latitude 14 7000 series laptops ship with Windows 7 Professional. 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. Even new, they were less than what Dell is charging for the newer docking stations compatible with the E7480. Our Dell Latitude 7480 review unit has the following technical specifications: 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: One cooling fan is located on the back right of the Latitude E7480’s chassis, aimed at the display hinge. It’s a cinch to carry at just three pounds. Under our usual conditions for battery tests, looping video with the screen brightness set to 120cd/m, the Latitude 14 conked out after exactly eight hours. 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. That’s on par with the competing Lenovo ThinkPad T460s, though we haven’t tested the newer T470s yet. Henry Burrell is a contributor to Tech Advisor. The Latitude E7480 is offered with four display choices. The extra stiffness is appreciable if you have a touch display, however, as it keeps the display from wobbling too much. This means no moving parts and hopefully less heat kicking out of the laptop during intense working periods, to which we can attest – the Latitude E7470 doesn’t get too hot to hold like the workhorse laptops of old.