If you’ve been questioning about whether or not a long-life Qualcomm Snapdragon PC is for you, Dell would love a phrase. Dell’s new 14-inch Latitude 7400 2-in-1 achieves a merely unbelievable 18 hours of battery life utilizing a robust Intel Eighth-gen Whiskey Lake processor. It additionally provides a full complement of ports and a barely gimmicky characteristic known as ExpressSign-in (sure, it’s actually spelled that approach).

As our assessment exhibits, Dell has designed a classy enterprise pocket book optimized for all times on the street. It’s additionally optimized for IT somewhat than private budgets, as our assessment unit clocked in at a whopping $2,800. But if you would like a enterprise laptop computer with all-day battery life and efficiency, the Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 delivers.

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Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 primary specs

Other than a surprisingly subpar webcam, Dell’s Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is optimized for the street warrior: A compact kind issue, 1080p show, and an enormous battery imply you’ll have the ability to work for hours.

  • Display: 14-inch (1080p) contact
  • Processor: Intel 1.9GHz Core i7-8665U (Whiskey Lake)
  • Graphics: Intel UHD 620
  • Memory: 8GB-16GB LPDDR3 (16GB as examined)
  • Storage: 128GB-256GB NVMe PCIe SSD (256GB as examined)
  • Ports: Two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C (Thunderbolt 3, Power Delivery/DisplayPort); Two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A; HDMI 1.4; microSD; non-compulsory microSIM WWAN
  • Camera: 720p HD Camera (user-facing); Windows Hello succesful
  • Battery: 52Wh, 78Wh (78Wh as examined)
  • Wireless: Qualcomm QCA61 802.11ac (2×2); Bluetooth
  • Operating system: Windows 10 Pro
  • Dimensions: 12.59 x 7.87 x 0.59 inches
  • Weight: 3.30 kilos, 4.08 kilos with charger (measured)
  • Color: Aluminum
  • Options: Fingerprint sensor inside energy button; contact smartcard reader
  • Price: $2,802 (Dell.com) as configured; begins at $2,379

A strong, but chunky construct

The Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 invades the long-battery-life territory outlined by Lenovo and Qualcomm’s power-sipping Snapdragon by sheer brute drive. Almost everything of our assessment unit was outlined by its huge 78-watt-hour battery, greater than twice the capability of some competing laptops. That, and a power-sipping show, serves because the Intel ecosystem’s reply to what Qualcomm and its companions promise.

Dell touts the Latitude 7400 because the world’s most compact 14-inch industrial 2-in-1, and that’s most likely correct. What meaning, nevertheless, is that the Latitude 7400 is decidedly chunky, with just a few extra millimeters of Z-height than a thin-and-light design. Dell makes use of this to its benefit, nevertheless, by together with a full cadre of ports.

Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 tent Mark Hachman / IDG

As a 2-in-1, the Latitude 7400 flips simply into tent mode,

The Latitude 7400’s 3.3-pound heft, whereas not svelte, weighs lower than anticipated. It’s additionally honest to say that the 78Wh battery possibility will can help you go away the charger at house most often, which might in any other case convey the full journey weight to 4.08 kilos. 

Dell’s Latitude 7400 definitely doesn’t appear to be the stereotypical function-over-form enterprise pocket book. The silvery aluminum exterior provides a bit extra type. More and extra pocket book distributors of this technology are trimming the bezels to streamline their merchandise, and the 7400 is not any exception: The facet bezels are simply 0.4mm thick, with a bit extra space (0.6mm) allotted to the highest bezel to accommodate the webcam. 

The Latitude 7400’s show additionally emphasizes battery life, with a traditional 1080p show that’s protected by Gorilla Glass 5. Not solely does the Latitude’s show use extraordinarily low energy, the quantity of sunshine it emits is restricted: Dell charges it at 300 nits, although ours emitted a most of 284 nits. While that’s not sufficient to fight outside glare in the summertime solar, we plopped the Latitude 7400 subsequent to a well-lit window and tapped away with out subject. We didn’t measure its colour accuracy, however after evaluating it to a number of different shows, it matched up properly with a Microsoft Surface Book 2.

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