out of stock Dell Outlet - AS NEW Latitude E7240 12.5" Ultrabook - Core i5, SSD, WWAN, 1080p Touch $1,099

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UPDATE Outlet now reads 8 units left. Hurry, while stocks last.

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Condition:
As New.

Specifications

Core i5-4310U Processor (2.0 GHz, 3M Cache, Dual Core) with Intel Graphics 4400HD
8GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz (4GBx2)
128GB MiniCard SSD (most likely MSATA)
Windows(R) 8.1 Pro (64Bit)
No Optical Drive, No Fingerprint Reader and No Smart Card Reader
12.5" FHD (1920x1080) LED-backlit LCD Touch Panel, WiGig and WWAN Capable
3-cell (31Wh) Battery
1 year warranty

Connectivity and Ports

Three USB 3.0 ports (1 with charging function)
HDMI
Kensington Lock
Mini Display Port
Flash Card Reader
WiGig and WWAN (unknown if this is HSDPA+ or LTE)
Dock compatible

The bees knees of a business grade ultraportable laptop, and at the price of a consumer device that we can actually afford.
The RRP of these laptops usually go for a whopping $2600 AUD and it may retail for even higher as Dell has announced a 7% price hike scheduled to occur on April 20th.

Interesting to note that this laptop is WWAN (mobile broadband SIM) capable and is also 1080p with touch, making it a good solution for the on-the-go business or student.

Although I say 'ultraportable', this machine does tip the scales at 1.63KG due to the extra weight of the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 touch display.

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  • +4 votes

    I bought over 30 of these exact model for work. Great devices. Only downside is I have a flickering screen (not laptop screen) when connected to an external monitor or through a KVM. There are a few people with this issue, especially when docked. Dell fixed the issue with docked devices. I cannot solve mine despite trying every build and driver and solution offered by Dell. Other than that, very good. Also, just be aware that the battery is only 3 cell.

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      What is the battery life like?

      Flickering screen is probably a deal killer. Are you using display port for the connection?

      I'm starting to think that it would be good for my next laptop to support 2 external monitors running 2560x1440 at a minimum.

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        It is happening with HDMI. The HDMI port (and monitor) supports 2560 x 1440, which is the resolution I am using. I'm thinking it is an issue with the KVM, but others have had the same issue with the docks. I do believe they issued a firmware fix which I tried, but doesn't help the KVM issue.

        On battery, I would get around 3.5 hours doing general word processing and browsing.

        All and all, still a very well built device.

        • +2 votes

          I think you might be on to something with the KVM. A lot of them only support 1920*1080 resolution so maybe try downscaling to that. The other thing is that many monitors don't support 2560 x 1440 except via DVI or displayport.

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          @ShannonIngram: Yeah, I tried downscaling, no joy either. The KVM says it supports a max 1920x1200, but the second device on the KVM, a Dell Optiplex, never flickers and it is on 2560 x 1440. I might have to beg work for a display port KVM that officially supports higher resolutions.

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          Wow, 3.5 hour battery life does not look like a ultrabook. For such a small screen and 4th Gen CPU I would expect 8 hours for word processing.

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          @ITveteran: battery is only 3 cells.

    • +2 votes

      Your flicker issue is probably due to poorly shielded VGA/DVI cable from laptop to monitor. Either ensure no power cables are running over the cable or buy a heavier duty shielded VGA/DVI cable.

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        That's an interesting thought. I'm using HDMI from the laptop, but the desktop is DVI on the second screen. Could explain why some of the setups rarely flickers, and other do it constantly. Could shielding in the HDMI cable be responsible as well? I will experiment and see if it makes a difference.

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      We rolled out the 7440 same but 14in screen, fine devices, built to last. One hardware failure out of about 150.

  • +1 vote

    Sounds great, but is this wireless AC or wireless N ?

    edit: looks like N only.

    • +3 votes

      According to this, it has an Intel AC 7260 adapter, which is wireless AC. Best to give them a call to confirm though.

      • +1 vote

        Thanks. Presume it's not hard to swap out the HDD for a larger capacity?
        Also, would this get downgrade rights to Win7? (I can't stand Win8)

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          E7240 uses mSATA, and Latitudes are usually quite easy to service. However those DFO units are pre-built so I don't think you can ask for OS change.

        • +1 vote

          Windows 8.1 Professional does have downgrade rights to Windows 7 Professional.
          Although, I don't think they will come with the Win7 Pro media.

          Most business customers will use the downgrade rights through their existing VL rather than the OEM license.

  • +9 votes

    "The bees knees of a business grade ultraportable laptop, and at the price of a consumer device that we can actually afford."

    It wasn't until I got certified as a tech that I realised exactly how important this is. Most people dismiss the whole 'business grade' thing but the different is HUGE. Latitudes don't die, even if you want them to (I still use a D630)

  • +1 vote

    I got a refurbished Inspiron 5000 in December. The hinge on the screen broke, Dell came the next morning and fixed it for me ^_^

    Certainly beats the warranty service you get with Acer, send it in and six months later they might think about fixing it.

    On a side note, mine has a touchscreen which I thought I'd hardly ever use but I now use it more than the trackpad.
    I will never buy another laptop without a touch screen.

  • +1 vote

    I bought this model a few months back refurbished from the Dell Outlet, and it's an excellent device, but can sometimes get a bit hot if running processor intensive games/programs.

    My advice would also be to buy as quickly as possible as they usually run out within <3 hours.

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    What kind of gaming could you do on this?

    • +5 votes

      Minesweeper

    • +4 votes

      The 4400HD integrated graphics with hamper you quite a bit for gaming, but you can still run older games at lower resolutions. I have an Intel 4600 in my desktop and it can run Skyrim on Low at 720p, and can run Oblivion at medium/high settings.

      Integrated cards aren't good for modern gaming, but if you don't mind playing older ganes (E.g. Elder Scrolls - Oblivion, or Sims 3 etc.) then they are relatively effective.

      Here's a benchmark test of a 4400 with modern games, it doesn't look very promising:-
      http://www.anandtech.com/show/7047/the-haswell-ultrabook-rev...

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    damn , bought a e7740 a few weeks ago from the dfo. i wonder if i can exchange it…

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    This review confirms mSATA, and also 2 sodimm slots, which leaves nice RAM upgrade options:
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/2150502/dell-latitude-e7240-u...

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    I've got a top spec Latitude E7240 if anyone is interested since some of you are keen to get this laptop.

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    Does anyone know the difference between the two available models?

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    Does anyone have any issues with trackpad (such as tap, double tap, 3 finger swipe)? I have problem with inspiron models as they frequently stop working even after repair has performed.

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    I just purchased Surface Pro 2 i5/256GB nearly brand new with over 1 year of warranty as a travel photography device… now I'm very tempting by this Dell E7240. Hmm… looks like we need to wait till tomorrow morning for live chat (8am-5:30pm on Sat/Sun).

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    What ever you get from Dell, do not buy anything with Dell Wifi adapters. Go for Intel adapters and make life easy.

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    Does anyone know does this compares to the XPS 13 ? Not very up to date with ultrabooks to be honest.

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    makes my Inspiron 13 7000 series 2-in-1, i7 5th gen with intel 5500, 8gb RAM and 256 SSD a bargain at $1299 when eBay had the 20% off coupon…And before someone says "but its an inspiron" - check the 7000 series out first; cos my 2-in-1 is an ultrabook and tablet form factor.

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    I just got a Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 i5 5th Gen for $899. Missed out on the 4th gen for $699. Had already bought one for the daughter and it is amazing!

    Full HD, 13" Touch, backlit and converts into a tablet if required.

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    these seems not have backlit keyboard

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    DFO-3092619LT, DFO-3092600LT, or DFO-3100730LT?

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    Here's the official Product Description for the e7240…
    http://www.dell.com/au/business/p/latitude-e7240-ultrabook/p...

    FYI, the e7240 has been superseded by the new e7250 which features Broadwell processors (5th Gen).

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    got my unit today has anyone have any issues with the keyboard backlight not working?

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    just as a heads up for those that missed out.. this deal is on again and slightly cheaper —> https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/191599

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