Processor: 2.6GHz Intel Core i7 5600UMemory: 8GB DDR3L SDRAMStorage: 500GBDimensions: 9.1x13.2x.09 inchesWeight: 3.99 pounds, Q&A: CISA’s Bryan Ware on the Pandemic's Effects on Cybersecurity. Despite the difference in capacity, SSDs offer faster performance than traditional spinning hard drives. The keyboard has a straightforward, chiclet-style design, with firm keys and good depth of movement, but without the backlighting you might expect to come standard in this price range. This combination provides pretty good performance, with solid scores in tests like PCMark 8 Work Conventional (2,670 points) and Photoshop CS6 (5 minutes 19 seconds). 256GB solid-state drive. That extra capacity is not necessary, as the E5450 handled each app without issue. The device features a bright, 14-inch LED screen, the largest consumers can expect with this tiny form factor. Apple MacBook Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Laptop 3: Which 13-Inch Premium Laptop Is Tops? This notebook can hold its own in just about any agency. A four-cell lithium-ion polymer battery provides power when the notebook is unplugged. SanDisk Dual USB Drive Type-C (32GB) Review. Slick Ultraportables Face Off: 2020 Apple MacBook Air vs. Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, High-End Mac Showdown: Apple iMac vs. Apple MacBook Pro, Tablet, Chromebook Demand Soars as Pandemic Prompts Need for Affordable Computers, Early Benchmarks Show Apple's ARM-Based Macs Reign Supreme, New Beta of Microsoft's Office 2019 Is Compatible with ARM-Based Macs, Amid New Macs, Apple Brings Back John Hodgman to Ridicule Windows PCs. Brian Westover is an Analyst for the Hardware Team, reviewing laptops, desktops, and storage devices. Conclusion The Dell Latitude 14 5000 Series (E5450) is a pretty straightforward work laptop, with a healthy port selection, a nice full HD display, and enough battery life to take you through a full work day. The E5450 does not; instead, it relies on Windows Defender, which provides core security and has been beefed up from its early origins into a full-featured anti-virus and anti-malware program. Windows 10 handles non–Defender related security patches and updates the same way, keeping track of new programs and patches in the background. This was cute when he was five, but worrisome at seventeen. The laptop also boasts a fair number of security and management features, like FIPS-certified Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2, Intel vPro, and an integrated connection for for Dell's E-Dock desktop docking station. Integrated in the Windows 10 operating system, Defender provides real-time protection. As such, the slimmer Dell Latitude 14 7000 Series (E7450) remains our Editors' Choice for the category, offering a similar feature set and performance in a thinner, lighter design. The E5450 lasted nearly eight hours without a charge, with Windows 10 managing power flow and the device’s power-saving features disabled. We tested the security package with several strains of malware from my lab’s virus zoo, as well as by visiting a known compromised website. Each key is a stand-alone square, which improves accuracy and reduces typing errors. That falls right in the middle of the business category, with systems like the Apple MacBook Pro 13-Inch, Retina Display (11:10) and the Dell Latitude 14 E7450 (10:12) outlasting it by a healthy margin, and others, like the Lenovo T440s (7:21) and the Dell XPS 13 Touch (7:40) trailing behind. John Breeden II is an award-winning reviewer and public speaker with 20 years of experience covering technology. Dell’s new Latitude notebook gets its oomph from one of Intel’s most powerful processors. Sign up for What's New Now to get our top stories delivered to your inbox every morning.