|The Dell Latitude E7450 Series business ultrabook has plenty to keep you productive at work, including a bright 1080p HD screen, a rugged build a 5th-generation
|Build and Design
|The Latitude E7450 matte-black lid opens to reveal a chiclet-style keyboard, five mouse buttons and a pointing stick in the middle of the keyboard. Ports are spread among both sides and the back, while the device’s E-series docking port, fans and removable battery lie on the bottom. The only component to break up the sea of black is the metallic-gray hinge and its trio of white indicator lights.
|Ports and Features
|The Latitude E7450 features an SD Card reader on the left side, a headset jack and USB 3.0 on the right, and two more USB 3.0 ports in back along with HDMI, mini DisplayPort, Ethernet and power.
|With its integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500, the E7450 is good for some light gaming in your off time. When I played Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, animations and spells were smooth at 1,920 x 1,080 and medium settings, 3DMark’s Fire Strike graphics benchmarks In World of Warcraft, the E7450 managed just 26 frames per second at 1,920 x 1,080 and auto settings. That’s below our 30 fps playability threshold.
|Keyboard and Touchpad
|The Latitude E7450 spacious, backlit keyboard features two levels of brightness, good key travel (1.55 millimeters) and springy but not-too-soft keys (60-gram actuation weight) The 3.9 x 2.1-inch touchpad has a smooth surface and is surrounded by two discrete mouse buttons below and another three above in a ThinkPad-like layout. There’s also a rubber pointing stick sandwiched between the G and H keys. Mousing around using both the touchpad and nub was responsive, and I easily executed such multi-touch gestures as two-finger scrolling and pinch-to-zoom,The stubby blue-and-black pointing stick features a rubber coating with tiny pips to give you a little extra feel when moving the pointer.