Dell's Latitude E-series may not offer the most exciting laptops on the market, but they're reliable, strong and great for small, medium and large businesses. The Latitude E5400 sits towards the lower end of the range, with plastics used instead of metals, but you'll still find a comprehensive specification and great quality.
The dark plastic finish looks painfully drab, but the austere styling is ideal for the corporate market, with form placed ahead of function. It lacks the high quality feel of premium products, but it's an incredibly hardwearing design, with no sign of weakness from any of the plastics. There's plenty of protection from the thick screen surround, and the plastic chassis also feels more than capable for daily use.