Dell at CES 2018 in Las Vegas has refreshed its Latitude 5000 and Latitude 7000 series 2-in-1 laptops, introducing with the latest Intel 8th generation processors. Dell defines their formula for success in three words, “Fast, Functional, and Desirable”. The “Fast” part comes in with the upgrade to the 8th Gen Intel Core processors. “Functionality” comes from many places including Super Low Power (SLP) displays in the 7000 series increasing batter time. Lastly, “Desirable” – Dell believes a combination of portability, using attractive materials such as 40T carbon fiber weave, as well as listening to customer input to improve ergonomics like the built-in auto-deploy kickstand will help with desirability.
Consider, for example, that the Dell Latitude 7490 notebook integrates a Full HD SLP display able to reduce consumption by up to 50%. In other words, the technology allows you to use the notebook for longer than previous models, reaching 22 hours of usage time. There are several models presented in Las Vegas: Latitude 7290, Latitude 7390 (both are 2-in-1 notebook), Latitude 5290 (2-in-1), Latitude 5490 and Latitude 5590.
Dell Latitude 5000 Series
Dell Latitude 5290, 5490 and 5590 laptops differ first of all from the display size. We talk of a 12.5-inch HD (1366 x 768) for the first, a 14-inch HD (1366×768) or FHD (1920×1080) for the second (one of which has the touchscreen) and a 15.6-inch HD or FHD for the third. The Latitude 5000 series is powered by the Intel 8th generation processor is backed with a RAM up to 32GB, and you can choose between an HDD solution up to 1TB and an SSD M.2 up to 1TB. Regarding the GPU, both NVIDIA GeForce MX130 and the Intel HD / UHD 620 are available depending on the processor (i3, i5 or i7).
Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 laptop offers an optional detachable keyboard (as well as the stylus is also optional), a 12.3-inch FullHD screen, a battery life is up to 12 hours and a connectivity with USB 3.1 Type-A port and two USB Type-C ports. Also, in this case, the 8th generation Intel processors are the Core i3, i5 and i7 models with a max 16GB of RAM and SSD up to 1TB. The laptop is also available with LTE Snapdragon x7 modem and has two cameras: one with 8MP on the back and one with a 5MP front camera.
Dell Latitude 7000 Series
Among the innovations introduced in the renewed 7000 series, the Active Steering Antenna technology must be mentioned, a WiFi technology Dell says chooses from four different radio wave patterns to find and lock into the best choice for your environment helping improving signal quality and speed.
Also, three different screen sizes in these models: 72xx has a 12.5-inch HD (1366×768) display, the 73xx has four 13.3-inch FHD options with touch panels, while the 74xx has four choices of FHD displays.
As for the technical specifications, Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors are available, up to 32GB of RAM, SATA 512GB storage, SSD M.2 PCIe 128GB or PCIe NVMe up to 1TB.
The 2-in-1 7390 features a 13.3-inch FHD display, Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, 128GB to 1TB M.2 SSD storage and HDMI 1.4 connectivity, USB Type-C with Thunderbolt support and two USB 3.1 Type-A ports.
Pricing for the Dell Latitude 7000 series starts at $1049, while the 5000 series starts at $779. All laptops will be available this month.