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One month with the Dell Latitude 5420 laptop

Consumer feedback after using the compact Dell Latitude 5420 laptop for a month

Dell Latitude 5420 laptop - one month feedback

Most of you probably noticed that we like to share product feedback after a month. So, it has been over 30 days of using the Dell Latitude 5420 and it is time to share some impressions, what we like and what we didn't like about the laptop.

Things we liked about the Dell Latitude 5420

There is much to like about the Latitude 5420. It is a compact laptop but also very capable. One of the main features that we value in a product like this laptop is the quality build. This computer is meant to be carried around through offices, airports, cars and parks and it need to handle a lot of stress, vibrations, different temperatures, duty environment and more. It is very important that a business laptop leaves the impression of a well-made product and the Latitude 5420 does leave such impression.

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On the other hand this laptop is also quite versatile, it is small but also quite fast. With a powerful Intel i5 processor our Latitude 5420 managed to multitask pretty well. Having opened multiple heavy applications, browsers and media files and the laptop felt stable and managed loads without any hustle. 

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Typical for most Dell laptops, the keyboard and mousepad are almost perfect. They are comfortable and feel sturdy.

Most of the time we had the Dell Latitude 5420 connected to an external monitor, which was no issue for the video capabilities of the laptop. 

The 14-inch screen is a bit small for a full day in the office, so we strongly recommend using a bigger display when possible.

The sound coming from the built-in speakers is good, especially for such a small laptop. Of course we wouldn't recommend this computer for multimedia but for business users mostly.

Things we didn't like so much in the Dell Latitude 5420

There are not many things that we didn't like about the Latitude 5420. One of the annoying things that we can probably mention is the Windows 11 operating system that was installed on our machine, but that is a topic for another discussion.

Another thing that could be improved is the battery performance. We haven't checked on Dell's website but there is probably option for bigger battery and therefore longer battery life. Currently our  Latitude 5420 manages 3-4 hours on battery maximum.

The Dell Latitude 5420 is a sleek and durable laptop designed for business professionals. It features a 14-inch HD or FHD display, with options for touch or non-touch screens. Under the hood, the Latitude 5420 is powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core processor and up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, making it more than capable of handling demanding tasks such as video editing and data analysis.

One of the standout features of the Latitude 5420 is its robust security options. The laptop includes a built-in fingerprint reader, as well as options for smart card and NFC readers, ensuring that only authorized users can access the device. Additionally, the Latitude 5420 includes Dell's Endpoint Security Suite, which includes a number of security features such as malware protection and data encryption.

The Latitude 5420 also includes a variety of ports for connectivity, including USB-C, HDMI, and Ethernet, making it easy to connect to peripherals such as external displays and hard drives. The laptop also includes a microSD card reader for expanding storage options.

Another great feature of the Dell Latitude 5420 is its long battery life, with up to 20 hours on a single charge, allowing users to work all day without needing to plug in. Additionally, the laptop includes a variety of power management options, such as the ability to set power usage limits and schedule power-saving modes.

Overall, the Dell Latitude 5420 is a solid choice for business professionals in need of a durable and secure laptop with long battery life and a variety of ports for connectivity. It is well suited for professionals in fields such as finance, healthcare, and government, where security and reliability are of the utmost importance.

Other than that, we are pretty happy with the performance of the Dell Latitude 5420, definitely a solid business laptop.