Background and Identification
The Dell Latitude 7000 series is a line of high-end laptops aimed at the business market. Latitude 7000 laptops are more powerful than their siblings in the Latitude 3000 line or Latitude 5000 line, but less powerful than any laptops in the Latitude 9000 line. Laptops from the 7000 series come in a variety of sizes, but this page is specifically for those 7000 series laptops with 14-inch screens. The naming scheme for these devices uses the format of “Latitude 74xx” where the 7 shows that the laptop belongs to the 7000 series, the 4 stands for the 14-inch screen size, and the last two digits represent the year the device was released. It’s a bit complicated, but it’s easier to see in action via the list of models below:
- Released in 2014 — Latitude E7440
- Released in 2015 — Latitude E7450
- Released in 2016 — Latitude E7470
- Released in 2017 — Latitude 7480
- Released in 2018 — Latitude 7490
- Released in 2019 — Latitude 7400 and Latitude 7400 2-in-1
As you can see, the release year for the laptop is given by the last two digits in the model number, but the pattern isn’t exactly consist. Also, the models released in 2016 and earlier have an E prefix on their model name. This convention was dropped in 2017.
To identify your exact model, look on the bottom of the laptop for a sticker containing the service tag and/or service code of the device, or check the BIOS. As a general rule, the BIOS is a more reliable source since the bottom of these machines is so easy to swap and the service tag is on the service panel. As explained in this Dell support article, the sticker might be hidden beneath a flap or beneath a removable battery on some models. You can enter either the service tag or service code on Dell’s support website for exact information on your laptop.