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Leica DISTO E7400x Review

Welcome to Architect Gadgets and to the Leica DISTO E7400x Review!

In this post, we will review the laser measure Leica DISTO E7400x to clearly explain what it can offer. After reading the Leica DISTO E7400x review, you will have a complete understanding of what its strengths and weaknesses are. Not sure if this is the right product for you? Then check out our 10 Best Laser Measures for Architects post, where you will find the ten best laser measure devices for Architects.

Still here? Then let’s get started with the review of this product.

Leica Disto E7400i Laser Measure

Leica DISTO E7400x 265ft Laser Distance Meter, Red/Black

This unit contains a Class II Laser with 1mW output
1/16" ACCURACY up to 265-FEET Measuring Range
Ruggedized IP65 CERTIFIED Water Jet Protection and Dust-Tight. (2-Meter Drop Rating)

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Price: $269.00

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Review Process

We want to be crystal clear about how we do things here, so we would like you to explain how we have reviewed this product.

What we do

  • Check the specifications
  • Compare the product with the other products in its category
  • Check all the reviews on Amazon to see common praises and complaints
  • Surf the Internet looking for detailed reviews of this product

What we don’t do

  • Try the product (we would like to do it in the future, though)

That’s about it. For now, we are doing the research that, otherwise, you should be doing when buying a product. Moreover, we are also writing it all down in a, hopefully, clear and entertaining way so it is easy and fast for you to digest. We hope you find it useful!

 

Overview

With 4.6 out of 5 (88 reviews) on Amazon.com (at the time of this writing), Leica Disto E7400x is a great choice for Architects who visit site frequently and use the laser measure mainly for interiors, but also want to use it outdoors sporadically. What sets the Leica Disto E7400x apart from its competitors in the same category is, precisely, its better performance outdoors. While none of the lasers in its category are built to be used outdoors, the Leica DISTO E7400x is the one that does a better job out of it. Therefore, if you want to use the laser outdoors but do not want to spend the extra money of the specialised ones, this is the one you should go for.

Of course, always bear in mind that it has not been designed for this purpose and, as a result, you will have trouble under certain conditions such as bright light. Buying a pair of laser enhancement glasses will certainly help with using it outdoors, but we would recommend checking the “Laser measures for interiors and exteriors in buildings of all sizes” section of our 10 Best Laser Measures for Architects post if you want to buy a laser measure that can be used outdoors frequently.

With a range up to 395 feet (120 metres), you will be able to measure anything indoors with the Leica Disto E7400x. Its accuracy, 1/16 inch (1.5 mm), is more than enough for the type of measurements that we Architects need. This accuracy, which a lot of brands claim but few deliver, is one of the most common praises of the Amazon reviewers.

 

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Pros & Cons

Pros:

  • Ruggedized IP65 CERTIFIED Water Jet Protection and Dust-Tight. (2-Meter Drop Rating)
  • Intelligent automatic end piece for hard to reach corners
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • No point finder displays, making difficult to get measurements outdoors. This makes it a bit pricey for interiors only, but a good choice if you intend to use it outdoors only sporadically.

 

Specifications

Leica DISTO E7400x
Specification
Range395 feet (120 metres)
Accuracy1/16 inches (1.5 millimetres)
Memory30 measurements
Protection RatingIP65
Measurement modes
Length
Area
Volume
Continuous
Minimum/Maximum
Single indirect
Stake Out

Key features

Intelligent automatic end piece for hard to reach corners:

This piece will help you get measurements from hard to reach corners. For how this works, please see the video on this link.

Accuracy:

You will find a lot of low-quality products claiming a certain accuracy but not being able to deliver it consistently. With the Leica DISTO E7400x, however, you get the accuracy that it claims. This is one of the most common praises from the Amazon reviewers.

Backlit screen:

A very useful feature that makes reading much easier, especially in conditions of low or no light.

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Leica DISTO E7400x 265ft Laser Distance Meter, Red/Black

This unit contains a Class II Laser with 1mW output
1/16" ACCURACY up to 265-FEET Measuring Range
Ruggedized IP65 CERTIFIED Water Jet Protection and Dust-Tight. (2-Meter Drop Rating)

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Price: $269.00

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Is this a good fit for you?

Before deciding to buy this product, make sure you are aware of its possibilities. The Leica DISTO E7400x is an amazing tool to have, but it will only be useful for you if it matches your needs. Therefore, consider the following points. It will probably be a good fit for you if you…

  • This is for Architects with the following characteristics

    • Are interested in the intelligent end piece feature that none of the competitors from its category feature
    • Visit site frequently
    • Work mainly in interiors, but use the laser measure sporadically outdoors and do not want to spend the extra money that specialised outdoor products cost

 

About the Manufacturer

Leica, together with Bosch, is one of the most renowned brands in this field. As you know if you have read our Best Laser Measures for Architects post, we have featured three of its gadgets. In addition to that, it is a safe bet as far as quality is concerned.

 

Conclusion

In our opinion, the Leica DISTO E7400x is a great choice for Architects that go to site frequently and intend to use the laser measure sporadically outdoors. As we said before, please bear in mind that you will only be able to use it outdoors in certain circumstances. Therefore, we would recommend checking the “Laser measures for interiors and exteriors in buildings of all sizes” section of our 10 Best Laser Measures for Architects post if you will use the laser measure outdoors frequently.

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Leica DISTO E7400x 265ft Laser Distance Meter, Red/Black

This unit contains a Class II Laser with 1mW output
1/16" ACCURACY up to 265-FEET Measuring Range
Ruggedized IP65 CERTIFIED Water Jet Protection and Dust-Tight. (2-Meter Drop Rating)

Additional images:

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Price: $269.00

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