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Dell overhauls Latitude series to deliver the best hybrid work experience

By Ken Wong - on 4 Apr 2022, 2:23pm

Dell overhauls Latitude series to deliver the best hybrid work experience

Dell's Latitude has been updated with more powerful processors, RAM, graphics, and features. Image source: Dell.

To deliver portability, performance, and connectivity to the new workforce, Dell has refreshed its Latitude notebooks with the latest Intel processors and networking options to help workers shift to hybrid work.

The Latitude 5000 and 7000 series have received an overhaul with the 11th and 12th Gen Intel processors, support for up to the fastest DDR5 RAM, a new 16:10 aspect ratio (albeit for only one model), and some new Dell installed features.  

These include some new security features. For example, “Onlooker Detection” warns you of onlookers as it protects data on the screen, and “Look-away Detect” kicks in when you’re not looking at the screen and it automatically dims for brightness for privacy and battery savings.


The sustainable Latitude 5000 series

Dell says their Dell Latitude 5000 series is their most sustainable yet. Image source: Dell.

Sustainability is the name of the game for the Latitude 5000 series. Their lids are made from 71% recyclable and renewable materials, with the base made with 20% reclaimed carbon fibre. Even the rubber feet of the PCs are 39% castor bean oil, reducing the use of petroleum-based materials. Even the packaging is made from 100% recycled or renewable materials – with all of it being 100% recyclable.

But it's under the “hood” where things matter.

There are five models in the Latitude 5000 series. They are powered by Intel 11th and 12th Gen Processors, up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM, and a maximum 2TB of storage. The displays range from a 13.3-inch 2-in-1 FHD display with 300 nits of brightness, 16:9 aspect ratios, up to a 15.6-inch UHD display with 400 nits of brightness. These are supported by Intel UHD Graphics up to an NVIDIA GeForce MX550.

But even the largest 15.6-inch model, only weighs 1.79kg. Making the Latitude 5000 series, perfect for mobile workers.

In terms of connectivity, there is support for Wi-Fi 6, up to Bluetooth 5.2, and some having LTE support too. There are four USB ports, but only two are USB-C with the others USB-A 3.2.

The Latitude 5000 series will be available in the United States in April, with prices starting from US$1,562. We will update this article with the local prices when we get it. Right now, all we know is that they will also be available locally in April.  


Updated Latitude 7000 series

The Latitude 7000 includes the lightest in the series weighing less than 1kg. Image source: Dell.

Dell’s latest Latitude 7000 series notebooks come powered by Intel’s 12th generation Core processors and have 5G and Intel Wi-Fi 6E connectivity. They also feature up to 32GB of RAM, with options for either DDR4 or LPDDR5, depending on the model.

Unlike the Latitude 5000 series, the 7000 series model’s up to UHD displays that range from 13.3-inches to 15.6-inches are only powered by Intel’s Iris Xe graphics and lack a dedicated graphics card and go up to 450 nits in brightness.

For connectivity, they have more than the Latitude 5000, with (as we said earlier) support for Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and all having LTE support too. There are four USB ports, but only two are USB-C with the others USB-A 3.2.     

While we know that the Dell Latitude 7000 series will be available locally in April, we haven’t been provided with any pricing details. For comparison, the Dell Latitude 7000 series is also available in April starting at US$1,969.


Welcoming the top of the line Latitude 9430

The top of the range Latitude is the Latitude 9430. Image source: Dell.

The top-of-the-line Latitude is the Latitude 9430. This 2-in-1 notebook comes with a 14-inch QHD display and a 16:10 aspect ratio. In fact, it’s the ONLY Latitude to have a 16:10 aspect ratio.

It comes powered by 12th Gen Intel processors, up to 32GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of SSD storage. It also contains a new FHD camera for clearer video calls.

Another claim to fame for the Latitude 9430 notebook is that its battery can go from zero to 80% charged in 40 minutes flat with ExpressCharge 2.0.

We have no local pricing details for the Latitude 9430 yet, but what we do know is that it will be available from April and prices start from US$2,245.

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