Dell Latitude 5430

Dell Latitude 5430

Dell Latitude 5430

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BEST RATING
Portability:
4.5
GENERAL USE: Good7.2/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.1/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.6/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.0/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.1/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.4/10
BATTERY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Fair6.9/10
SIZE: 14"

The Dell Latitude 5430 is a reasonably priced laptop with enough power for general use, thanks to its Intel i5 processor and 8GB RAM. Its 256GB storage may limit those with extensive data needs, but it's sufficient for moderate use. The laptop features a 14-inch IPS display with a standard 1920 x 1080 resolution, which is not a touchscreen. Battery life is good for all-day use, and it boasts a variety of ports, including two USB-C ports, contributing to decent connectivity options. However, it lacks a gaming-focused GPU; thus, while it can handle office tasks with ease, it won't be suitable for intensive gaming or heavy 3D/engineering applications. Weighing just over 3 pounds and less than an inch thick, it offers very good portability. The keyboard and touchpad are rated good in terms of usability, and it comes with a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint reader, enhancing usability and security respectively. Overall, the Latitude 5430 is a solid choice for business professionals and students looking for reliable performance in a portable package. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Premium business laptop
  • Good battery life for typical usage
  • High build quality score
  • Excellent heat management
  • Backlit keyboard included
Cons
  • Limited storage capacity
  • Only fair 3D/machine learning performance
  • Mediocre engineering performance
  • Moderate screen color accuracy

Ratings by Category

Portability:
4.5
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
General Use:
4.1
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Content Creation:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Software Development:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Engineering & Design:
3.7
The Dell Latitude 5430 may be considered fair for engineering and design use due to its modest main processor and RAM, coupled with an integrated GPU that lacks hardware ray tracing and DLSS, affecting its ability to handle complex graphics and simulations efficiently.
Gaming & AI:
3.2
The Dell Latitude 5430 is considered fair for gaming and 3D because it has an integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU, which is less powerful than dedicated gaming graphics cards, and a maximum screen refresh rate of 60Hz, which is adequate but not optimal for fast-paced gaming that benefits from higher refresh rates.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.2
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$790
Release Date
May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.7'' x 8.4'' x 0.76''
Weight
3.01 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i5-1235U
Graphics
Iris Xe
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
8 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours
Battery Capacity
58 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
248 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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8.4/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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8/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Speaker Quality Score
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8/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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