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Dell Latitude 5290 Series

Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1Processor: Intel Core i5 8350U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 12.3 inch
Weight: 1.278kg
Average Score: 82.84% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 95%, performance: 82%, features: 65%, display: 88%
mobility: 86%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 92%

 

Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1

The Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 is a solid option for almost everyone. It is a first-class detachable for business users, with plenty of security options and configuration choices. With solid hardware, a rugged but elegant build, tight security features, and a certain coolness factor, the Latitude 5290 is everything an on-the-go professional wants. Dell claims that the Latitude 5290 has passed a number of MIL-STD-810G durability tests, including for vibrations, extreme temperatures and air transport. The Latitude 5290’s build quality is top-notch. The construction consists of magnesium-alloy material which is more common among Dell’s 7000-series Latitude notebooks than with the primarily plastic 5000 series. The result is an extremely rigid device which resists torsion. The Latitude 5290 weighs 2 pounds on its own (2.8 pounds with the keyboard) and measures 11.5 x 8.2 x 0.4 inches (it grows to 8.5 inches with the cover on). The 12.3-inch, 1920 x 1280 display has a 3:2 aspect ratio. The taller display will be great for anyone who works on the web or in spreadsheets and needs more vertical space. It also happens to be incredibly bright and quite vivid. The panel on the Latitude 5290 covers 125 percent of the sRGB color gamut, surpassing the premium-laptop average of 113 percent.

The Latitude 5290 2-in-1 looks like most other Surface clones. That is, it is a tablet with a kickstand and a detachable keyboard. This one is black with the company logo in gray and a fingerprint reader on the right side. The front is where users will find the display surrounded by a bezel. The Intel Core i5-8350U SoC powering the Latitude 5290 is a quad-core processor hailing from the Kaby-Lake-Refresh generation of chips. Its base frequency of 1.7 GHz can be increased all the way to a max turbo clock rate of 3.6 GHz. For graphics, it has an Intel UHD Graphics 620. As for storage and memory, the processor is paired with 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and a Toshiba NVMe 256GB SSD for what ought to be very fast performance. As for connectivity, it contains one USB-3.1-Gen-1 Type-A port, along with two Type-C ports with DisplayPort and optional Thunderbolt 3. Naturally, as a tablet with a detachable keyboard which is sold separately, it supports an active pen, which can write on the 12.3-inch display. Dell says the Latitude 5290 can last nearly 13 hours with the higher-capacity battery. Express Charge technology gets the Latitude’s 42-Wh battery from a 30 percent charge to a full charge in 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1Notebook: Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
Processor: Intel Core i5 8350U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 12.3 inch, 3:2, 1920 x 1280 pixels
Weight: 1.278kg
Links: Dell homepage
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Average Score: 81.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

88.9% Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 (i5-8350U) Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
Surface Pro Pro? The Latitude 5290 seeks to be a Surface Pro for business professionals. Equipped with an 8th-gen Intel SoC, NVMe SSD, and a bright and vivid touchscreen display, can this $1,932 convertible make a compelling case for its value as a business asset?
91% Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 review: A solid Surface Pro competitor
Source: Techaeris English
If you’re on the hunt for a Surface Pro competitor for business or just for a personal machine. The 5290 2-in-1 is a great choice. It has a lot going for it and with Dell’s current deals, it may be worth your dime. If you’re a business user looking for a Surface Pro competitor and need security features to boot, then this is it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 95% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90%
80% Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 has a cool auto-deploying kickstand and long battery life. But its speakers are poor, and it costs too much to come with so little storage.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude 5290 Review (i5-8350U, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: Toptenreviews English
Even as detachable 2-in-1s go, the Latitude 5290 isn’t cheap. But Dell’s theory is that your business will pick up the tab because of this laptop’s great value. In terms of performance and professionalism – a chintzy device it most certainly isn’t – the Latitude delivers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1
Source: PC Mag English
The Latitude 5290 2-in-1 is a first-class detachable for business users, with plenty of security options and configuration choices. The only thing we don't like is its purchase price, which is a secondary consideration for most IT departments. If your company is considering Microsoft's Surface Pro, it should be eyeing this Dell as well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 review
Source: Techradar English
With solid hardware, a rugged but elegant build, tight security features, and a certain cool factor, the Latitude 5290 is everything the on-the-go professional wants – but it isn’t cheap.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 Review: Made to Last
Source: Gotta Be Mobile English
With tons of options, you can build the Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 you want. Also, durability, on-site upgrades and stellar battery life make this the Surface Pro alternative businesses need. The Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 is a solid option for almost everyone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. In 2014, the global market share of Dell laptops was 12.3% and it is 14% in 2016.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i5:

8350U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.7 and 3.6 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.
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1.278 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.278 kg:


82.84%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-05-22 (Update: 2018-05-22)