Dell Latitude D430 12.1-inch

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The Dell Latitude D430 is a bestselling 2008 12.1 inch laptop that received positive reviews for its sturdy frame and lightweight design, bright display, decent battery life, and good day-to-day performance for its price. However, its display resolution, though sufficient for most tasks, isn’t on par with today’s HD screens, its hardware can only handle the most basic of tasks and it doesn’t have an integrated optical drive or an HDMI port. The D430 is certainly not for tech savvy people or gamers, but for basic computing needs or for someone looking for a backup machine to take to work, the D430 has all necessary features, costs only as much as a low-end tablet and offers full Windows 7 functionality.


  • Windows XP Professional
  • Good port selection
  • Ultra-portable
  • Good build quality


  • No wireless N
  • No webcam
  • Older hardware

Bottom Line

The Dell Latitude D430 offers good build quality and a great port selection, but the older hardware means that it is best suited for basic tasks.

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Critic Reviews

  • 85
    NotebookCheck October 10, 2007

    The Dell Latitude D430 proved to be an excellent companion for travels. It is very light, looks elegant, and is made of high-quality materials which feel nice to the touch.

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  • 90
    TrustedReviews February 1, 2011

    An intuitively designed, durable and well featured ultra-portable, the lack of an integrated optical drive is the only reasonable complaint one can place against the D430. As such, if you're after a notebook that's easy to live with and will last as long as you need to, then the Latitude D430 is a very good option.

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Full Specifications

Processor Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 1.2GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Intel GMA 950 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeIntegrated
Graphics Memory Shared
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows XP
Weight3.1 lbs
Battery Life6 hours
Hard Drive 180 HDD 5400
Display Size12.1 inch
Display TypeTN
Display Resolution1280 x 800
Display TechnologyWXGA
Connectivity4x USB 2.0 | Serial | Parallel | VGA | DVI | Firewire | 56K Dial-up modem | Gigabit Ethernet | WiFi | Bluetooth 2.1
AudioMono speaker | High Definition Audio codec
Additional FeaturesSD Card
Dimension (LxWxH)11.6 x 8.25 x 1.00
Warranty1 year
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