Low cost----at a price: flexing lids, failing power bricks, overheating problems, loose power jacks w/ potential to fry motherboard, keys fall off,
we've even had a case of a Latitude meeting its fate due to poor static shielding.
POOR build quality. Overheat problems that have claimed about 10 machines out of 200 that company I work for has purchased.
Lid (screen) flexes when opened or closed. Keys fall off. Power jack getting loose a common problem (they are VERY loose)
These are of POOR quality. These were purchased for a large mortgage office so it's not like they were used and abused. We purchased 200 of these, and 146 have actually survived. Overheat problems, cheap build quality, and power surges due to loose power jacks have killed off not ... Read full review
These are of POOR quality. These were purchased for a large mortgage office so it's not like they were used and abused. We purchased 200 of these, and 146 have actually survived. Overheat problems, cheap build quality, and power surges due to loose power jacks have killed off not all but a sizable amount of these laptops. These are the worst machines I have seen in my 12 years in IT. I've recommended HP or ThinkPads from the start, but we were drawn to the cheaper price of the Latitude E5400 machines. And boy did we pay.
At home I have a Compaq Presario laptop that is turning two--not a single problem. And it's well-traveled. These Latitudes, however, occasionally leave the desk, and they have had MANY issues. Our company, which shall remain unnamed, have decided to stay away from Dell products--not just because of me and my dislike of Dell products (although I am very vocal about the crap they build) but the rest of IT has finally decided HP or Lenovo is the way to go.
By the way, these poor excuses of a "Corporate Laptop" previously replaced HP laptops and the only reason why the HPs were replaced was because they were four years old and couldn't run some of the software. Out of the 200 of those HP machines we purchased, in four years, only two or three of those HPs died, which isn't bad. 54 laptops dying for one reason or another in a one-year period is TERRIBLE.
Save your company, or yourself, some money and stay away from this poor excuse of a laptop.