Dell Latitude 6430u review: A no-nonsense Ultrabook

Dell's thoughtfully designed Latitude 6430u brings Ultrabook stylings to the business class

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Dell has wisely avoided shoehorning too much of its own software into the system. Aside from the system backup manager and the touchpad tray app, the only other Dell program that calls attention to itself is the Smart Settings tray application. This lets you toggle three modes that affect both battery life and general system behavior: Outdoor Mode (bright display), Presentation Mode (no screensaver or other distractions), and Video Mode (similar to Presentation Mode).

The Dell Latitude 6430u isn't the flashiest Ultrabook on the market. True to its intended audience of workaday professionals, it's a well-designed and well-built laptop that gets excellent battery life and is a pleasure to use. It's a great choice for anyone whose first priority is getting things done.


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