The Dell Latitude 6430u is powered by preinstalled Windows 8 Professional.  The processor that comes with our unit is a Core i5 3427u at 1.8GHz. It has 8GB of RAM installed. We ran the Windows Experience Index and it scored 5.8 marks.

windows experience index

Using CPU-Z we can see that the processor can be powered up to near 2.6GHz under heavy load. The memory is running at DDR3-800MHz at Cas 11,11,11,28-1T.



CrystalDiskMark 3.0.2 x64 gives us an indicator of the performance of the disk within the unit. As it uses a Samsung SSD 128GB, the performance will definitely be way higher than a traditional HDD. As we can see, the reading shows that whether it is in sequential read/write or random 4K QD32, the performance is way beyond what you would get from a HDD. Moreover, a SSD consumes lesser power than a HDD and is more lightweight and has no moving parts, thus shock proofed in a way.

SSD benchmark test using CrystalDiskMark

Cinebench 11.5 64 bits was used to test the OpenGL and CPU performance. The result is 16.55 pts for OpenGL and 2.63 pts for CPU.  The results is almost halved of what a Core i5-3570K @3.4GHz will achieve (Core i5 3570K on Z77 CPU – 5.91 pts, OpenGL 21.15 fps).





FutureMark PowerMark gives us an indication of the battery life of the machine. With a fully charge battery, the windows battery icon shows that we have around 6 plus hours.  Well, this is quite reasonable. With PowerMark tested at default settings with 80% used, the battery life under load gives us a result of 4 hours and 42 minutes. If we used that as a basis, a 100% usage would give us an average of around 5.875 hours ~ 6 hours.


battery powermark usage result


By Harry