First Look: Dell Latitude E6220
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

First Look: Dell Latitude E6220

2:14 /

What's small, metal-clad, and costs over $1600? Dell's not-as-thin-as-an-ultrabook business laptop. This definitely isn't for everyone.

Hi. I'm Scott Stein, senior editor at cnet.com and what you're about to see is probably not a laptop to you. That being said will explain why. It's the Dell Latitude E6220. Now what would you guess to be the price of a laptop like this. 12.5-inch screen, core i5 processor, 128 GIG SSD. It starts at over $1600. Now wait a second, why is it that expensive? I'll probably get a Macbook Air which was a (??) by SSD storage for 1599. What does this bring to the table? Well it does need some serna mill spec standards and it is made with a tri-metal classy design. Even though it looks incredibly old school, it uses magnesium and brushed aluminum to complete the classy look and it's got a field screen area all providing some dust protection and stores at the keyboard. But let's get down to the truth. $1600 plus it's too much to pay. This configuration came in at $2000. This is meant for businesses though. I mean it's got VPro, TPM. If you don't know what those are then you don't need them. They're meant for people who's IT departments and are meant for encrypted security features and the average user is not gonna use those. Even small businesses are not gonna use those features and with the nickel and dime all the extra features on this Dell Latitude they can climb basically as high as you wanna pay from Goby wireless to WiMax to any other Dells as much as you wanna pack on to this. Performance wise is really just matches. Your average mid range core i5 laptop. In fact the HP DM4 with beats adjuster hued performed about as fast. Now for 12.5-inch screen laptop, that's pretty good. However, we've gotta offer books everywhere, in laptops that are pretty fast and perform well and come in around a $1000 and hey, a lot of business are accepting those as your laptop. In fact Macbook Airs are becoming a business favorite. So why go with this? We can't really say why unless you really like the idea of a thicker laptop that's maybe a little bit more rugged and you got a lot of money to pay. I'm Scott Stein and just look at the Dell Latitude E6220

New releases

Tomorrow Daily 024: Art by chainsaw-wielding...
20:05 July 24, 2014
On today's show, we get weirded out by the robot who can learn a new gait after it's injured, discuss Sharknado's...
Play video
LG G Pads sport sleek designs and...
2:17 July 24, 2014
These 7- and 10-inch tablets are average budget tablets with a high-end look.
Play video
GE's new microfactory wants to...
1:54 July 24, 2014
See some of FirstBuild's earliest concepts and find out how to submit your own ideas.
Play video
Nyne Bass: Big sound from a $150...
1:40 July 24, 2014
Nyne's current flagship model delivers surprisingly decent performance for its relatively affordable price...
Play video
The 404 1,531: Where we take it...
35:04 July 24, 2014
Coolio takes to PornHub to release his next album, a drastic makeup technique to throw of facial recognition,...
Play video
Foursquare enters a new era of...
2:53 July 24, 2014
With a revamped app and logo, Foursquare focuses on local search and moves check-ins to the new Swarm app....
Play video
2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i
9:39 July 24, 2014
It's the original BMW SUV, now all-new for its third generation. Brian Cooley takes the BMW X5 xDrive35i out...
Play video
Do you really want an iWatch?
4:32 July 24, 2014
It's an "Ask Brian Anything" email episode where we talk Macs, what he really thinks about the iWatch, Final...
Play video
 

Video discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre