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Review of the Dell Latitude 3330

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Latitude line of laptops, Dell has always included expensive and reliable devices designed for the corporate segment. But, as is sometimes the case, there was an exception to the rule – an affordable solution for teachers and employees of small businesses by the name of Dell Latitude 3330. About him today and we’ll talk.

Appearance

This model is implemented in a fairly compact package with a 13.3-inch display. Top and bottom housing is covered with aluminum, and the inner surfaces are made of a smooth matt black.

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Design was familiar other business models Dell, in particular line Vostro, and of distinctive features – typical lug on the rear panel, to which hard metal with hinges mounted display unit as well as the plastic strips on the front of the housing, forming a kind of “muzzle”. The opening angle is very large, and the cover can be folded with one hand without holding the base.

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Due to the above projections and the convexity of the battery, the laptop is very comfortable to hold weight. Gloss, alas, is present, but only on the substrate keyboard. The build quality is not caused complaints, the case is strong enough, and a slight fall in the rigidity seen only in the area of ​​the keyboard unit. The build quality of the mark – this model is rightfully takes its place in the family of Latitude.

Communications

A set of interface connectors includes everything you need.

The left side is placed SD / MMC-card reader, USB 2.0 port with support for video and PowerShare HDMI.

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Right – combined audio jack, two ports USB 3.0, VGA video output and a network RJ-45 connector.

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On the back side is a socket for the power supply and the Kensington lock. From wireless modules – Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0.

Keyboard and Touchpad

Dell Latitude 3330 is equipped with a standard keyboard island type with rounded buttons the size of 14×14 mm. It has a standard layout, so you are unlikely to need time to get used. The gaps between the keys are large enough, so the neighbor does not touch when typing. Keyboard works very quietly and gently. Highlighting missing.

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The touchpad is small and slightly recessed into the work surface. The touch surface is made of the same opaque plastic used in the manufacture of other items. His fingers glide over it fairly freely. Supports a standard set of multi-touch gestures. The keys are separate, to be run under the keyboard – very quietly and gently.

Display and Sound

The display of this model is made by technology TN + film. With a diagonal of 13.3 inches it has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. The brightness level range from 19 to 156 cd/m2, and the contrast of the panel is 86:1. Thanks to the matte surface will be comfortable working both indoors and outside, as the glare and reflections are excluded, but in direct sunlight the screen will go blind. Viewing angles are not the best, which is typical for this type of matrices.

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The speakers sound system are located on the front end of the notebook, which prevents them from being mute. They provide good sound and are ideal for socializing in to Skype. A help in this display frame is built into the webcam and stereo microphone.

Functionality

Dell Latitude 3330 is equipped with energy-efficient processor Intel Celeron 1007U, Core i3/i5 as well as second and third generation, up to the i5-3337U. Graphics processing deals only integrated into the processor chip Intel HD Graphics.

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The amount of memory up to 8 GB, to store data using hybrid hard drives up to 500 GB or 128 GB SSD. The manufacturer of a special compartment on the bottom to replace the memory or the hard drive.

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Our test model is equipped with an Intel Core i5-3337U-generation Ivy Bridge processor with a clock speed of 1.8 GHz and 3 MB cache in the third level. RAM is 4 GB and a hybrid hard drive (SSHD) – 500 GB at a rotation speed of 5400 rev / min. The notebook is designed primarily for teachers, and therefore one of its main functions, in addition to working with documents, will slideshows, presentations, training videos, etc. Its duties, the system copes with “excellent”. Performance notebook with integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 is not enough just to perform almost any office tasks, but also for games on low or medium settings.

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Dell Latitude 3330 is equipped as standard with a removable 4-cell battery capacity of 44 Wh, and as an option also extended to 65 W * h Our test sample with a larger volume of spent battery as much as 9 hours and 40 minutes of reading with a muted display brightness and turned off the module Wi-Fi. Under load, the laptop lasted two and a half hours. A great result!

Verdict

Laptop for teachers and businessmen working “in the field» – Dell Latitude 3330. The model is very atypical for this line of business solutions – it is not equipped with the usual set of interfaces for Latitude, her body is not reinforced magnesium frame, etc. In addition, the model was relatively inexpensive, which is also unusual for members of Latitude.

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Getting rid of the “ballast”, the notebook has become worse. This model has a different target audience, which is the security and the specific connectors are not so important. The main thing that has remained Latitude 3330 business laptop with a strong body, excellent autonomy and compact size.

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