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Although the focus at the consumer end of the laptop world is currently dominated by ultra-portables and Ultrabooks, business laptops such as the Dell Latitude E6220 Advanced ignore this trend, with a focus on solid performance for serious tasks.It isn't the thinnest or lightest on the market but its powerful Core i7 processor, solid-state drive (SSD) and respectable battery life mean this 12.5-inch laptop won't slow to a halt when running demanding tasks.Dell has chosen a two-tone design, with the keyboard and bezel in black, and a plastic/ polycarbonate material used on the lid and edge around it. The screen is non-reflective and looks very sleek and sensible. The keyboard isn't the isolated style found on nearly every new laptop these days, but reverts to a traditional design with each key touching the next.While the general aesthetics of the Dell Latitude E6220 Advanced are good, an exception is its battery, with a large section that juts out at the back. This adds a few centimetres to the overall depth, making it less portable.Although Dell has ignored many rules of ultra-portable design, the firm has adopted one of their worse aspects: a stingy array of ports.
The Dell Latitude E6220 probably isn't for you, unless you're a business traveler who needs something more rugged than a MacBook Air, has a nearly infinite budget, and requires TPM or vPro. I don't mean to be dismissive, but this admittedly powerful 12.5-inch Dell laptop, while having impressive performance and battery life, tops the charts at a whopping $1,663 starting price for specs that are really no different than you'd find on a laptop that costs half as much. The Latitude E6220 dates from the end of 2011, but even so, it seems like a device that's out of step with the thin ultrabook trend in laptops, despite having a handful of military-spec rugged features. If the Latitude E6220 started at a reasonable price--$700, for instance--I'd be more inclined to recommend it. After all, while it's thick and not entirely attractive, it's well-featured and gets the job done in a reasonably compact package. Still, when a laptop makes the MacBook Air look like a bargain, you know you're in for a tough sell...even for a rugged business laptop. If you're not working on a construction site or in the desert, the HP Folio 13 is a far better alternative bet--or, wait for the soon-to-be-released Dell XPS 13, but if you need hard-core protection, be prepared to pay through the nose for it.
Designed to withstand more abuse than the typical business notebook, the 12.5-inch Dell Latitude E6220 packs plenty of performance into a durable and light 3.6-pound design. With its amazingly tactile keyboard, blistering SSD, and striking tri-metal design, this notebook has a lot to offer business users on the go. But do the added resilience and premium components justify this laptop's whopping $2,447 price tag?Click to EnlargeMore attractive than most business notebooks this size, the Latitude E6220 has the same "space age" aesthetic as the larger Latitude E6420. The machine's gunmetal gray aluminum lid, matte chrome sides, and angular sides reminded us more of a space cruiser than a business tool.At 3.6 pounds and 12.2 x 8.9 x .1 inches thick, the Dell Latitude E6220 falls squarely into the ultraportable notebook category. The notebook is thinner but weighs the same as the Lenovo Thinkpad X220 with 9-cell battery (12 x 8.1 x 1.25 inches). The HP Elitebook 2560p (4.4 pounds, 12.0 x 8.2 x 1.1 inches) weighs considerably more.Click to EnlargeThe E6220's Tri-Metal chassis is designed for durability with its highly-anodized lid and magnesium wrapped corners to protect it from bumps.
Though not particularly svelte or eye-catching, the Dell Latitude E6220 fits the bill perfectly for a corporate ultraportable laptop. It's fast, it has state-of-the-art components, and it has the warranty and service options that large businesses expect. It also provides battery options that let you travel light or compute for nearly a day, depending on your need. A 128GB Samsung solid-state drive combined with an Intel Core i5-2540M CPU and 4GB of system memory powered our test E6220 configuration to an impressive WorldBench 6 score of 132. Graphics work falls to the integrated Intel HD 3000 GPU, but the E6220 still managed smooth 1080p video playback, as well as frame rates between 30 and 40 frames per second in our low detail, low-resolution gaming tests. The E6220 is also available with a Core i7-2620M and 8GB of memory if for some reason you need even faster performance. At just over $2000 (as of December 20,2011), our test unit is hardly entry-level; with the faster CPU and doubled memory, you'll pay $2300 and change. A 256GB SSD is an option for an additional $350. This laptop can run for quite a while isolated from wall sockets.