From 9 Jan 2019, CES 2019 is scheduled, and before that, Dell has announced its new Latitude 7400 2-in-1 laptop. The laptop has been made by keeping in mind to business users. Dell claims the Latitude 7400 is the world’s smallest commercial 14-inch 2-in-1 laptop. Further, Dell says that the laptop is completely new from the ground-up and boasts of features such as Dell’s ExpressSign-in, Cat. 16 Gigabit LTE and ExpressCharge claim to offer up to an 80 percent charge in an hour.
According to the firm, the Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 will go on sale in the US in March, at a starting price of US $1,599.
The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 will be available in a new Titan Gray finish, with a machined aluminum body and a hairline brushed design. The laptop’s weight starts at 1.36kg, but this will vary depending on the configuration you select. Since it’s a 2-in-1, the laptop’s display can be tilted all the way around so it can be used as a tablet. Dell has also said it’s beefed up the thermal solution in the Latitude 7400 2-in-1, which now makes use of GORE material, infused by an aerogel, similar to what NASA uses.
The main highlight of this laptop is Dell’s ExpressSign-in, which uses a combination of Intel’s Context, Sensing Technology, and Windows Hello to automatically authenticate the user. The laptop’s proximity sensor detects the user’s presence and will automatically wake it up, after which the infrared camera system will authenticate your face and sign you into Windows. Dell says that the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 can recognize when you’re away from the PC and automatically lock it and put it to sleep.
In terms of specifications, the Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 laptop is powered by Intel’s 8th generation U-series ‘Whiskey Lake’ CPUs and supports up to 16 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, up to a 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD and integrated Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU. It features a 14-inch touch display with a full-HD (16:9) resolution, anti-reflective & anti-smudge treatments, and Gorilla Glass 5. It also supports Dell’s Active Pen, which is sold separately. The display boasts of having narrow borders on all sides, and despite this, Dell has managed to fit the webcam and the infrared camera for Windows Hello up on the top, where it belongs.
The Dell Latitude 7400 boasts two USB Type-A 3.1 (Gen1) ports, two Thunderbolt 3 ports (Type-C), a full-sized HDMI port, SIM card slot compatible models, MicroSD card reader, SmartCard reader, and a Noble Wedge Lock slot. Wireless connectivity options include dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi with 2×2 MIMO antennas, Bluetooth 5.0, and an LTE version with Cat. 16 Gigabit LTE speeds.
Since this laptop is targeted at business users, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 has additional security in the form of Dell’s ControlVault 3 for hardware multi-factor authentication and programs like VMware’s Workspace ONE pre-installed.