Ahead of CES 2019, Dell introduced its new Latitude 7400 2-in-1 convertible laptop that brings together rich featuresand and very long battery life.
The 14” (Full-HD) 2-in-1 uses Dell’s new ExpressSign-in to detect your presence, wake the system in about one second, and scan for facial recognition to log you in with Windows Hello. You can just sit down at your desk and start working — without control-alt-delete or even reaching for the power button. In fact, it is the first PC to use a proximity sensor enabled by Intel Context Sensing Technology. When you step away for a break, Latitude will recognize you’ve left and lock itself to preserve battery life and maintain security.
The ‘Super Low Power’ 10-point touchscreen features a 300 nits brightness and is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection. The screen is compatible with Dell’s Active Pen stylus that is sold separately.
The new Latitude was also designed to be the world’s smallest commercial 14” 2-in-1 and offers 24 hours of MobileMark ’14 run time on a single charge, using the 78Whr battery option. And when you do have to plug in, Dell’s ExpressCharge gets the battery back up to 80 percent in an hour. On-the-go pros will have the confidence of connectivity, even when WiFi is unavailable, thanks to Cat16 Gigabit LTE, which is about three times faster than previous WWAN technology.
The laptop also features a new drop hinge for one-finger opening. From antennae design and placement, to a re-think of the thermal solution using a new GORE material, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 offers capabilities and performance in a small package, and does so with a starting weight of 2.99lbs.
For security, Dell offers the exclusive Dell ControlVault 3 option for hardware multi-factor authentication. Dell even kept a feature many laptop makers have thrown out – an optional SmartCard reader. Dell integrated a contactless SmartCard reader using the NFC antenna under the clickpad. IT will be glad to know Dell is integrating VMware’s Workspace ONE as well.
The convertible laptop is based on Intel’s quad-core 8th Gen Core processors (Whiskey Lake-U) with integrated UHD Graphics 620 paired with up to 16 GB of onboard LPDDR3-2133 memory. Storage comes via an M.2-2280 PCIe/NVMe SSD, with capacities of up to 2 TB and optional encryption. When it comes to wired connectivity, the laptop has two Thunderbolt 3 ports that can be used for charging, two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A connectors, an HDMI output, a microSD card reader, a TRRS audio jack, and the aformentioned FIPS 201 Smart Card reader. On the wireless side of things, the convertible machine features a 802.11ac/802.11ax Wi-Fi + Bluetooth adapter, an optional Category 16 Gigabit-class 4G/LTE modem, and a contactless Smart Card reader.
This new Latitude will be availabile in March with a starting price of $1599.