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Dell Latitude E7440: Hefty to carry, but a joy to use

W. Bryan Hastings | May 20, 2014
Dell's engineers have built a dream machine for business users on the go, although we have a few quibbles about weight and battery life.

Dell Latitude E7440
Dell's Ultrabook fared a little better in terms of battery life, and you can remove and replace its battery if you don't mind carrying a spare. 

On the other hand, the battery in the X1 Carbon Touch's pooped out in even less time, and it's not swappable. But the X1 Carbon Touch's battery charges faster, its 14-inch IPS screen delivers higher resolution (2560x1440 pixels), and it scored higher in our benchmarks. Both machines are built tough, but as I pointed out earlier, Lenovo's is much lighter. On the final other hand is the X1 Carbon's current price tag. The machine wasn't even listed on Lenovo's website when I wrote this review, and the third-party retailers that did have it on offer priced it considerably higher than what Lenovo quoted us when we reviewed it.

Bottom line: If money were no barrier, I'd buy Lenovo's X1 Carbon Touch. But Dell's cheaper Latitude E7440 even though it weighs more. It's an exceptionally good business laptop.


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