Dell wants to prove that business notebooks can be sleek and sexy, a department that Microsoft and Apple know a lot about (the Surface Pro and MacBook lines are some of the nicest looking laptops around, and are being found in offices more and more). The latest Latitude model, the 7370, is a device designed with business folk in mind. Unveiled at CES, it is light and portable, while being packed with some of Dell’s favorite characteristics found in its most-loved, consumer-oriented XPS 13. No need for a huge, clunky workhorse in your work bag, the Dell Latitude 7370 is basically a sleek, small ultrabook, aimed at small business and enterprise customers.
The Dell Latitude 7370 is built well, with carbon fiber and a CNC machined aluminum lid. Its carbon fiber body is MIL-SPEC 810 tested for durability (Dell even says the design has the “same weave and strength as the carbon fiber on the Space Shuttle), weighs 2.48 pounds, and measures .56 inches thick. It features a 13.3-inch InfinityEdge display (XPS 13 fans know all about this), and offers two resolution options- the 1920 x 1800 “anti-glare”, or the 3200 x 1800 WLED touchscreen (Trusted Reviews).
Its appearance may be familiar to the XPS 13, but Dell changed up some internals. First, rather than the standard 6th gen from Intel, we’re seeing the Core M processor (either m3, m5, or m7) in the Latitude 7370. This may limit power, but is in order for the device to be built fanless. Memory includes up to 16GB of RAM, and there is 512GB of M.2 SSD storage. Like most of the Latitude brand, the 7370 has a good set of connectivity ports, including 3 USB 3.0s, 1 USB Type-C, an HDMI port, mini DisplayPort, and SDcard slot. Finally, because security is very important for business individuals, there is a built-in smart card reader, fingerprint sensor, Intel TPM chips, and Intel vPro processors (Laptop Mag).
This 13-inch laptop is one of the smallest business systems in it class. Because of its dimensions and thin design, it feels lighter than the more compact XPS 13. Both Laptop Mag and Digital Trends report a great keyboard, with a tactile feeling that is firmer and more direct than the XPS 13. It isn’t the most stylish and gorgeous looking device, but starting at $1,299, this could be the lighter and more passive notebook option business users want. Add in the generous port selection, enjoyable keyboard, and lovely display options, and you’ve got yourself a winner.
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