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Dell Latitude 7490

Specifications

Dell Latitude 7490
Dell Latitude 7490
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 620 - 1024 MB, Core: 400 MHz, Memory: 1197 MHz, Integrated GPU, Intel UHD Graphics 620 22.20.16.4799
Memory
8192 MB 
, 2x 4 GB @1200 MHz (DDR4-2400 / PC4-19200)
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, 10-point multi-touch, AU Optronics AU0223D, IPS, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U + iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP, 256 GB 
, 236 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC892 @ Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: Combo headset/headphones, Card Reader: microSD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n/ac), LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.9 x 331 x 220.9 ( = 0.7 x 13.03 x 8.7 in)
Battery
60 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2x 2 W, Keyboard: Chiclet, backlit, Keyboard Light: yes, Dell Noteook Power Bank Plus, Dell Command suite, Dell Security suite, 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.561 kg ( = 55.06 oz / 3.44 pounds), Power Supply: 293 g ( = 10.34 oz / 0.65 pounds)
Price
3105 USD

 

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Average Score: 84.04% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 83%, features: 77%, display: 89% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Dell Latitude 7490

90.2% Dell Latitude 7490 (i7-8650U, FHD Touchscreen) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Same body, new engine. The 14-inch Dell Latitude 7490 retains the same design as last year's Latitude 7480 but sports a new quad-core U-series CPU. The Core i7-8650U is a significant upgrade over the dual-core chip in the previous iteration. Does the increase in power warrant an upgrade?
80% Dell Latitude 7490 review: A solid business all-rounder
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Dell Latitude is a solid business laptop with good battery life and strong all-round performance. It's tough enough to travel well, if a little on the heavy side.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Dell Latitude 7490 review: A lightweight and durable business machine
Source: Techaeris English
This is the first time I’ve used the Latitude lineup in many years. I think Dell has done a great job of refreshing these. While they’re not super awesome in terms of design, they’re not ugly either. They’re well built, have great battery life, great I/O options, and decent displays. They’re something worth considering for certain.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 95% workmanship: 85%
90% Dell Latitude 7490 review
Source: Techradar English
Dell has taken the clean lines of the 7480 series, injected some go-faster silicon, and given this laptop a price tag that most business users will find hard to resist.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Dell Latitude 7490 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Dell Latitude 7490 offers a comfortable keyboard and strong performance, though the screen could be brighter.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Ревю на Dell Latitude 7490 – бизнес лаптоп с изумителен живот на батерията
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanhship; long battery life; powerful processor; good speakers; excellent display; backlit keys; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/30/2018

Comment

Model: Dell’s Latitude line is probably the most used business laptops after the Thinkpad series. The Latitude has been the productivity key to many industry executives and professionals. The Latitude 7490 is a new addition in their latest 7000 series. On the surface, it is pretty much the same as the older Latitude 7480 but there are some things that has changed on the inside. The laptop weighs in at 1.56 kg and has a dimension of 331 x 221 x 17.9 mm. It is enclosed in a sturdy, all magnesium case. The soft touch case is prone to fingerprint and smudges and can get scratches easily. The hinge is a strong one and there is no vibration at all with normal usage. That being said, it is almost impossible to open the laptop without using two hands. This makes the laptop feel less premium than what it actually is. The Latitude 7490 comes with a 14-inch screen, which is pretty rare these days. For that reason alone, its smaller sibling, the Latitude 7390 is more famous. As for the display, the 7490 can be configured with a HD or a Full HD display. It is an IPS unit with matte finish making it easy to use under direct sunlight. One huge problem with the display is its brightness. The below average brightness makes it hard to be used as a media machine. Users are left wanting for more brightness and when the laptop is used in brighter office or meeting rooms.

The Latitude 7490 can be configured with Intel’s latest 8th gen quad core processors. The standard, i5-8350U unit can be paired with up to 32 GB of RAM and 512 GB SSD. It comes with the Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU, suitable for minor media editing and, although this laptop isn’t designed for it, some light gaming. The Latitude 7000 series generally offers some highly rated keyboards among the business laptops. The keys are comfortable to press and there is enough travel distance for fast typing. It also features the trackpoint just like the Thinkpad series from Lenovo. There are two levels of back light brightness level for the keys and lighting is even for all keys. The trackpad is also accurate enough for daily usage, but some users have complained that it is too sensitive. Its size is on the medium side. On the left side of the laptop there are two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, and the charging port. On the right there are a USB 3.0 port, a LAN port and a microSD card reader. It would have been better if Dell would have included a full-sized SD card reader. The Keningston lock is at end of the right side. The speaker on this laptop is good enough for what is meant to be a business laptop. There are two grills at the bottom, but they are placed on a slightly elevated end of the laptop which allows for proper sound output without being blocked by desks or a user’s lap. The laptop comes with a dual band AC Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 wireless card. The Dell Latitude 7000 series has always been the choice for many professionals. The 7490 is most suitable for executives who require a laptop with high performance with moderate mobility.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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. Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
8650U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.9 and 4.2 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.561 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


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.
84.04%: 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.
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-05-31 (Update: 2018-05-31)