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Posted by: Ayham
« on: July 05, 2014, 12:50:03 »

I got one since 20 days ago i found a big problem with the internet explorer yet the temperature of the device...and the memory size >>>  OMG!!!!! i am really in need for someone to help me with my new Dell Latitude e5430.
i wish it was helpful   
Posted by: kspay
« on: September 30, 2013, 12:05:46 »

so...hows the fan problem? Is it fix with A12 bios? Thinking to get one, but don wan a noisy notebook. Thx
Posted by: Steve Schardein
« on: September 12, 2013, 20:12:11 »

@All,

Thank you for taking the time to read and reply!  We take pride in our methodology here. :-)


@Bof,

Thanks for your feedback on the review.  To address your questions:

>>>>"Exemplary build" ?  "Fantastic keyboard" ?
Yes and yes.

>>I've owned two - and my company has hundreds - and this is the WORST machine I've ever used.  It's slow, crashes (due to memory issues), power/battery is a disaster (we've had dozens of problems)
Speed is a factor of configuration.  If your machine is slow, it is very likely due to a suboptimal configuration.  Take a look at our methods here.  Does it seem likely that under the testing and mathematical comparative analyses we provide, that we would somehow miss a "slow" machine?  It is the parts that provide speed coupled with such other ancillary factors as the security software chosen.  Many enterprise organizations are infamous for choosing terrible, slow security for their clients.  It is far more likely that this is your problem.

As for memory issues, our machine had none, as do most.  I purchase hundreds of these each year for my computer repair clients in Louisville, KY as well--and only a select few have had any problems at all related to hardware.  I also perform extensive diagnostics when I receive them, however, so that most likely has a lot to do with it.

Finally, the power issues... not sure on that one.  I have yet to experience it, but that is why you have a warranty.  No machine is perfect, but for the price, this one makes a lot of sense.

Hope this helps. :-)

-Steve
Posted by: Prasad
« on: August 15, 2013, 12:38:54 »

You guys are doing a wonderfull job. I was looking for the lcd profile for E5430 and finally found it here after two days of internet search. Thanks a lot.
Posted by: Bof Dem
« on: August 06, 2013, 02:01:32 »

Excellent review. First review i read on this site n i m in luv with ur methodology. U hav pointed out all the things i wanted to know including noise n temp readings and most importantly latency readings.

Great job guys.

I guess i'll stop by here for all the reviews that i want!

How about spelling words?  Great comment - validates Dell fo' shizzle mah curry stinking nizzle.
Posted by: Bof Dem
« on: August 06, 2013, 02:00:27 »

Seriously - this review is the worst, most biased or retarded piece I've EVER read.

"Exemplary build" ?  "Fantastic keyboard" ?

I've owned two - and my company has hundreds - and this is the WORST machine I've ever used.  It's slow, crashes (due to memory issues), power/battery is a disaster (we've had dozens of problems), Dell support is crap - wait it's SHIT - and in general, I would NEVER, EVER, EVER buy one of these pieces of trash.  EVER.
Posted by: Vikrant Gupta
« on: August 02, 2013, 05:02:33 »

Excellent review. First review i read on this site n i m in luv with ur methodology. U hav pointed out all the things i wanted to know including noise n temp readings and most importantly latency readings.

Great job guys.

I guess i'll stop by here for all the reviews that i want!
Posted by: shyam mogili
« on: July 25, 2013, 11:02:19 »

Good detailed review... like this. :)  Was very useful.
Posted by: steve w
« on: July 23, 2013, 02:17:13 »

hi,

Is this laptop worth $500 used? and how do i know if it has the HD+ or regular HD? thanks
Posted by: István Simon
« on: May 22, 2013, 13:51:09 »

I bought this laptop few weeks ago. I think they worth it, and with the newest bios the cooler's sound isn't loud. The case has a good quality and the keyboard is very comfortable for long typing.
Posted by: Steve Schardein
« on: April 06, 2013, 06:08:09 »

John,

Sounds like a failed hard drive to me.  It appears to be searching for a boot device and failing, then falling back on the LAN boot instead.  Try running diagnostics from the boot menu if you haven't already. 
Posted by: Paulo
« on: March 28, 2013, 09:20:51 »

I just got one, and it might be thick and "ugly" but inside is a super machine. HDMI, USB3.0, i5, DDR3 at 1666mhz..Really if you dont need to drag it with you all the time this is a great solution.
Posted by: John Freed
« on: March 14, 2013, 01:43:17 »

I have only had this unit two weeks. will not even start up and run programs.  Keeps rebooting and showing a PXE-E61 : Media test failure, check cable
all this machine knows how to do is reboot ad infinitedom
Posted by: Steve Schardein
« on: February 22, 2013, 14:54:51 »

That is indeed strange.  As you can see from our measurements above, although the noise levels under load were high, it wasn't very common that the notebook reached this point.  The idle levels were often nearly silent on our review unit, and most of the time the noise was more than tolerable.

It seems this may be an issue that only affects some E5430 notebooks.  From reading that thread, it does appear to be BIOS-related.  I am willing to bet that a future update resolves the problem for those affected.

Thanks for the feedback regardless.
Posted by: bob
« on: January 31, 2013, 17:48:28 »

the e5430 has problems with fan noise:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/p/19480918/20289602.aspx

weird that this does not get mentioned here.

besides that, a BIOS update should hopefully fix it, but there is no information available from dell whether they intend to fix it.

 
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