i have a Dell latitude 3540. it was looking superb but it have a problem that is,the entire system was slowly opened.i can try to improve it performance like scanning etc but it did not work for it performance and also it gives a sound(noise) when streaming the videos in youtube.
good thing you pointed out driver support for Win8.1 just went through horrible two days on a pair of these upgrading through to 8.1 I love dell products but these were a pain in the ass and would NOT recommend for users that want to go 8.1
i own this laptop and i have seen that it can play bf4 in high settings comfortably when i use the high performance power plan and keep it on power. It is also very quiet except during heavy gaming. The touchscreen is also very good.
Great article, I just had one question. Is the DVD drive removable so I could replace it with a hard drive caddy?
Yes: the dvdd drive is removable. I have mine removed and replaced with a harddrive caddy. Google for 3540 HDD caddy! Also to confirm: this laptop is very quiet. Only with heavy gaming the fan starts to blow. And it definitly gets a boost from replacing the HDD with a SSD!
Vostro's successor. Dell introduces a new line of laptops with the Latitude 3000 series. We have our hands on the 15.6 inch Latitude 3540. A Haswell ULV processor alongside a matte Full HD screen are to attract both private and professional users. Our test report reveals whether Dell's latest product line is compelling.