Dell has announced a new Latitude 2-in-1 notebook, the 13 3000 Series, made to appeal to the small business niche. Such nice timing for this decision, as so many consumers are enjoying 2-in-1 hybrids. Either detachable or convertible, as conjectured by the IDC and other market analysts, these devices are actually great for just about anyone, and Dell particularly hopes its new Latitude 13 3379 will offer a competitive tablet, with three configurations, at just $699 to start.
Dell has had (and given) the pleasure of providing these hybrids with lovely full HD 1920 x 1080 13.3-inch touchscreen displays and backlit keys. Their 18.7mm, 3.8lb bodies are covered with brushed aluminum, and of course incorporate that 360-degree hinge that makes this thing so special. Convertibles are great because they have the ability to provide multiple roles. Their keyboards can be rotated all the way around until it's folded onto itself, a.k.a. “tablet mode”, and it can be folded into “tent mode”, as well as the custom laptop formation.
As far as configurations, these laptops are not going to be head honcho masterpieces from Dell. They are built to work for the on-the-go worker, or student. Perhaps even your average Joe would love a hybrid like this. It’s 13.3-inch display is nearly the perfect size for getting a couple things done at once (multiple windows, etc.). Speaking of, underneath the hood, at the highest configuration of the Latitude 13 3379 possible, you could be working with a 6th gen Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, with up to 16GB of RAM, plus a 512GB SSD. Because the Latitude 13 3379 is a full-fledged laptop as well, remember an array of ports is going to be a nice perk here (that’s definitely one of the reasons folks are going for these over tablets more and more these days). These include an HDMI v1.4a port, a microSD card reader, a USB Type-C port, plus USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connector. Other extras comprise of Windows Hello out of the box, which uses that infrared camera on the device to allow you to sign onto your computer with your face and voice. There’s of course Intel Dual Band 7265 802.11ac wireless cards, and for now, a battery life that is a little unestimated; however, we do know Dell claims it to last “long”, with its 42wh, 3-cell battery.
Of course that starting price makes it sound like you could just grab these off the shelf like boxes of cereal, but that particular $699 model comes with Intel Pentium, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB M.2 SSD. Top specs discussed previously are going to range all the way up to $1,099, as would be expected, it’s Dell. Pick what is perfect for you. If you’re a student/casual laptop user, or if you’re a cross-country, back and forth business professional, you could easily find yourself a match among the Latitude 13 3379 series.
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