The Dell Latitude E7270 may be small, but this 12-inch business laptop is powerful enough to plow through any workload. While it starts at Rs.50,000, configuration packs a speedy 256GB SSD, 8GB DDR4 RAM and a beautiful full-HD touch screen in a design that’s built tough but is also comfortable. Other business ultraportables may be lighter, but the E7270 offers the performance and speed you’ll need to get the job done.
The Dell Latitude E7270 can go the distance
|Attractive and durable design||Very expensive as configured|
|Great performance||Heavier than competitors|
|Strong battery life|
Design of Latitude E7270 Nepal
The E7270 has a utilitarian look, with an all-black case, a woven carbon-fiber lid and few adornments besides the Dell logo in black plastic on the lid. The checkered pattern on the lid adds a bit of business flair. Upon opening the lid, you’ll find a backlit Chiclet-style keyboard and a 12.5-inch 1080p touch screen surrounded by a thick, black bezel.
Durability and Security
Dell says the Latitude E7270 has been put through MIL-STD-810G testing, which means that it passed a number of stress tests, including exposure to drops, extreme temperatures and high altitudes.
Ports and Webcam
With ports on three sides and the back of the E7270, this laptop has everything you need and more for expansion and peripherals. The left side is where you’ll find the lock slot and smart-card reader, while the right side is home to the headphone and microphone combination jack, the SD card reader, a USB 3.0 port and a SIM card slot. There are even more ports on the back, including the power port, two USB 3.0 ports, a mini DisplayPort, an HDMI and Ethernet ports. The bottom of the laptop hosts a dock adapter.
The 1080p webcam produced color-accurate, sharp images that would work well while teleconferencing. Some of the highlights were blown out in a photo I took, but the detail in my face was all there.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The E7270’s backlit keyboard has 1.6 mm of key travel, and feels nice and clicky, despite requiring only 55 grams of force to press.
The 3.9 x 2-inch touchpad can feel a little cramped at times, but it’s enough room to navigate and perform gestures like pinching to zoom and swiping three fingers away to show all of open windows. Two buttons below the touchpad are used to click (you can’t do so on the touchpad itself).
The 12-inch 1080p screen on the E7270 is sharp and bright enough for spreadsheets and word processing, but it’s also great for enjoying videos.
When played the trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 on youtube, the colors were accurate, the details were clear and viewing angles were great.
The display on the Dell has a brightness of 317.4 nits, which is higher than the category average of 309. While I found it perfectly usable, some competing machines are even brighter, like the ThinkPad Yoga (328 nits) and the ThinkPad X250’s astounding 387 nits. The HP EliteBook Folio fared worse, though, notching just 264 nits.
The Latitude produces a respectable 74.7 percent of the sRGB color gamut, which is higher than both the ThinkPad X250 (64.3) and the ThinkPad Yoga 260 (68.5) but lower than the HP’s 105 percent.
The speakers on the Latitude E7270 will be fine for rocking out in your cubicle, but you won’t be using it to DJ the office Christmas party.
The Dell Audio app features some presets and adjusters for bass and treble, but after having played with it, I recommend leaving everything where it is.
With a 6th-generation Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a speedy 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD, the Latitude E7270 is a quick, powerful workhorse. I had 14 Chrome tabs open, 1080p video streaming from YouTube and was writing in Microsoft Word, and I saw no noticeable lag in my laptop.
The working memory can be expanded up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory since the Latitude harbors two memory banks. The review sample is furnished with a single 8 GB module. Like the EliteBook 820 G3, it has an edge on the ThinkPad X260 as it only has one memory bank that is limited to 16 GB.
Processor of Dell latitude e7270
The Core i5-6300U is the third-fastest CPU in Intel’s 15-watt U CPU lineup, behind the Core i7-6500U and Core i7-6600U. Like all Skylake laptop CPUs, it is soldered making it necessary to replace the entire motherboard when it is to be exchanged. The CPU is a dual-core model with Hyperthreading. Since the i5-6300U features vPro, the CPU is designed for the business sector and it is ideal for energy-saving business laptops.
Graphics Card Dell latitude e7270
The installed Intel HD Graphics 520 is the standard graphics solution in most business and office devices on the market. The iGPU is a GT2 level core, i.e. it offers 24 execution units. They clock at a maximum of 1050 MHz using Boost. As a GT2 iGPU, the HD 520 does not have dedicated memory; it shares the main memory with the CPU.
The Latitude E7270 is a quick and powerful workhorse.
The Latitude E7270 will survive your 9-to-5 workday. On the Laptop Mag Battery Test, which involves browsing the Web at 100 nits of brightness, the notebook lasted 8 hours and 2 minutes. That runtime is longer than that of the HP EliteBook 1040 (7:11), the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 260 (7:46) and the Lenovo ThinkPad X250’s default battery (7:39). When you plug in the X250’s extended battery, though, it blows the Dell away, with a whopping 15:12 of endurance.
Software and Warranty
I like taking a break from work as much as the next guy, but there’s some preinstalled software on the Dell Latitude E7270 that you simply don’t need on your business notebook. I found Candy Crush Soda Saga and Twitter preinstalled with links to download Flipboard and OneNote placed prominently in the Start menu.
Dell’s Update and Power Manager software are included to make sure you have the latest software and allow you to customize your battery settings. A 30-day free trial of Microsoft Office is included.
Dell provides a three-year warranty on the E7270 and offers options for four- or five-year warranties for an additional cost.
To Sum Up
It’s as powerful as it is portable, the Dell Latitude E7270 offers a comfortable keyboard, a durable design and long battery life. Overall, the Dell Latitude E7270 is one of the best business portables money can buy.
Ports and slots
1. Headset connector | 2. Memory card reader | 3. USB 3.0 connector with PowerShare | 4. SIM port | 5. Network connector | 6. HDMI connector |7. DisplayPort | 8. USB 3.0 connector | 9. USB 3.0 connector | 10. Power input | 11. Security cable slot | 12. Optional smart card reader
Dell Latitude E7270 Specifications
|CPU||Intel Core i5-5600U @ 2.40GHz|
|Card Slots||SD memory reader, Smart Card|
|Graphics Card||Intel HD Graphics 520|
|Hard Drive Size||256GB SSD|
|Hard Drive Type||M.2 SSD|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro|
|Ports (excluding USB)||Kensington Lock, Headphone/Mic, Ethernet, HDMI, Smart Card Reader, USB 3.1, SIM card, Mini DisplayPort|
|Size||12.2 x 8.47 x .47 inches|
|Touchpad Size||3.9 x 2.0|
|Warranty/Support||1 year warranty|
Price of Dell Latitude E7270 in Nepal
The price of Dell Latitude e7270 in Nepal is Rs.56000. Following the specs, 8GB RAM, 256 GB M.2 NVMe SSD.