Dell Latitude 5430

Dell Latitude 5430

Dell Latitude 5430

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Portability:
4.5
GENERAL USE: Good7.4/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.3/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.0/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.2/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.3/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.4/10
BATTERY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.5/10
SIZE: 14"

The Dell Latitude 5430 is a laptop suitable for general use with a 14-inch display, providing a balance between portability and usability. It has a lower midrange price tag, comes with 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, catering to efficient multitasking and moderate storage needs. The device is equipped with an Intel i5 processor and integrated Iris Xe graphics, ensuring good performance in everyday tasks and some light content creation but might struggle with intensive gaming or heavy 3D rendering. Its IPS screen offers wide viewing angles and has a full HD resolution, ensuring crisp visuals for regular use. The keyboard is backlit, aiding in low-light typing, and it also includes a fingerprint reader for added security. The laptop's build is solid, and it manages heat well, contributing to a comfortable user experience. It weighs around 3 pounds, striking a good compromise between portability and performance. Regarding connectivity, it offers USB-C charging, multiple USB ports including Thunderbolt 4, and an HDMI port, making it versatile for various external connections. The battery life is suitable for a full day's work under typical usage. Overall, it's a well-rounded laptop for business professionals and general users who need a reliable machine for daily activities but not for heavy gaming or specialized engineering work. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Lower midrange price
  • Good battery capacity
  • Solid build quality
  • Windows 11 Pro included
  • Supports Wi-Fi 6
Cons
  • Average storage capacity
  • No dedicated graphics
  • Modest display refresh rate
  • Limited color options

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.
General Use:
4.2
The Dell Latitude 5430 is a solid choice for general use due to its capable processor and 16GB of RAM, supporting daily tasks efficiently, while the quality IPS screen offers good viewing angles and color replication. Additionally, its considerable battery life and lightweight design contribute to portability, allowing for use on the go without frequent recharging.
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.
Software Development:
4.1
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.
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.0
The Dell Latitude 5430 may perform fairly in engineering and design due to its capable processor and sufficient RAM which are very important for such tasks, but it's held back by its integrated graphics card, which may not handle complex 3D design software as efficiently as a dedicated GPU would. While its IPS screen provides good color accuracy and viewing angles, the moderate screen resolution and lack of features such as hardware ray tracing suggest limitations in rendering high-quality visuals which can be significant in design applications.
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.
Gaming & AI:
3.3
The Dell Latitude 5430 has an integrated Intel Iris Xe GPU, which while serviceable for lighter gaming, doesn't match the power of dedicated gaming GPUs, and its screen refresh rate is standard at 60Hz, which is fine for general use but less ideal for fast-paced games that benefit 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
$880
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
16 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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