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Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 review

Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 review

Dell has launched its Latitude 7400 2-in-1 and this one is a special device by Dell. Also claimed by the Dell, it is the world’s first PC to use Intel’s Context Sensing technology. This is a convertible device that can be also used as a tablet. With tons of features on-board, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is a good package. But, how does it fare against HP Spectre x360 13? Let’s check it put in the Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 review below:

Design and display

The Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is a premium laptop with no heft and easy to carry around business-type.  Most of the body and the lid are aluminium build which makes it premium. The edges and corners are well-rounded and it becomes very comfortable in hand – thanks to them. Dell has opted for the drop hinge design keeping the bottom of the display close to the surface of the lower half and hiding a bit of the bottom bezel. You can get great discount on electronic coupons online using Seniority coupons.

Coming to the display, the laptop packs a 14-inch full-HD (1920×1080) display has a 16:9 aspect ratio and with a maximum brightness of 300nits. The display is also touch-enabled and for protection, the screen is also protected with Gorilla Glass 5. The hinge allows the display to rotate back and the laptop can be used as a tablet. There’s also support for Dell’s Active Pen too, which is an optional accessory.

There are plenty of ports in this laptop including two USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports, one on either side of the laptop; two Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports on the left; a full-sized HDMI 1.4 port; a micro SD card slot; a Micro-SIM tray for LTE connectivity; a Noble Wedge lock slot; Smartcard reader; and a headphone/microphone combo port.

The keys on the keyboards are a bit smaller than usual but the travel is good and not tic-tacky. The power button is on the right and also has an integrated fingerprint sensor, which is an optional feature.  The glass track pad in this laptop is large and works well – thanks to Microsoft’s Precision drivers.

The Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 has cut-outs on the bottom for airflow. And, along with that, there are two separate ones for the stereo speakers.

Performance

Under the hood, the Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 has an Intel Core i7-8665U quad-core CPU, based on the 8th Gen ‘Whiskey Lake’ architecture. It also includes Intel’s vPro extensions. This CPU has a base clock of 1.9GHz and a maximum turbo frequency of 4.8GHz. The processor is coupled with 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM and has integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 with a 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD. The device runs very well and the fingerprint sensor and face recognition worked very well too. Doing the basic tasks, the device doesn’t get too warm. The screen touch response is very good but this device isn’t the most comfortable one to use as a tablet.

The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is a great gadget for productivity. The keyboard is very comfortable for typing and you just have to get to use to the slightly smaller keys. The glass track pad works very well too and so does the gestures. On media playback, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 does a decent job. The video and movie-watching experience is great and the stereo speakers sound decent.

On the benchmarks, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 returned decent results. On the Cinebench R20 CPU test, it gets the single and multi-core scores of 419 and 1,336 respectively. Testing the system as a whole, the device scored 3,889 points in PCMark 10 and 5,802 points in 3DMark’s Night Raid test for integrated graphics.

Battery Life

The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is rated to offer more than a day’s worth of battery life. Note that, this claim is for the Core i5 version with a 78WHr battery. With i7 version and Windows power mode set to ‘Better battery,’ you can get around 10-11 hours of usage. On the Battery Eater Pro benchmark, the device ran for 2 hours and 8 minutes, which is just decent.You can get detail of Off Campus Jobs online from fresh hiring.

Final Verdict

The Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 comes at a hefty starting price of Rs. 1,35,000 (including taxes) and goes up to Rs. 1,63,000 for the top-end. It is a well-built premium device that looks and feels premium. This Dell gadget offers a decent battery life, even with a Core i7 CPU. It has a bright, vivid display and a very comfortable keyboard. The device delivers good overall performance and the proximity sensor is decent too. There are things which we would have wanted to see in it like a full-sized SD card slot, a volume rocker and even a power button on the side. The HP Spectre x360 13 had also similar shortcomings but it was still a better offering with everything on-par.

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