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Dell Latitude 9410 2-in-1 or HP EliteBook x360? One factor might be the deal breaker

Dell Latitude 9410 2-in-1 or HP EliteBook x360? One factor might be the deal breaker (Image source: Dell)
Dell Latitude 9410 2-in-1 or HP EliteBook x360? One factor might be the deal breaker (Image source: Dell)
You can't have it all when it comes to subnotebooks. If you value a super-bright 1000-nit display, then the HP EliteBook x360 will be the best option. If you rather have a proximity sensor for hands-free login, then you'll have to go with the Dell Latitude.
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The Dell Latitude 9410 2-in-1 and HP EliteBook x360 1040 are two of the best 14-inch business convertibles you can get at the moment. They each retail for well over $1000 to $2000 USD with high-end features like multiple Thunderbolt 3 ports, 4G LTE support, and sleek chassis designs that rival the best consumer laptops out there. There are, however, some key differences between them that may sway some users to prefer one over the other.

In Dell's case, the Latitude 9410 2-in-1 comes with a MicroSD card reader and proximity sensor that are not found on the HP alternative. The latter in particular allows for complete hands-free log-in as the laptop can automatically detect when the user is sitting in front of it to initiate the IR camera without requiring any key presses to wake the system. It can also work in reverse to automatically log out if it detects no user in front of the screen at all.

In HP's case, the EliteBook x360 1040 comes with optional Sure View and 1000-nit panel options to limit viewing angles and improve outdoor visibility, respectively. The latter is significant since the Latitude display is limited to about 300 nits only or roughly one-third of the EliteBook. Sure View is a mixed bag based on our time with the feature, but the 1000-nit panel will be invaluable to users who are always on-the-go or otherwise working in bright ambient conditions where glare can be bothersome.

See our reviews on the Latitude 9410 2-in-1 and EliteBook x360 1040 for more information on each.

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Allen Ngo, 2020-09- 3 (Update: 2020-09- 3)
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Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.