Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1
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Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1
We weren't thrilled that the 2020 Latitude 9410 2-in-1 was little more than a 2019 Latitude 7400 under a different name. This year's Latitude 9420 2-in-1 is what last year's model should have been in terms of features and design.
Source: XDA Developers
I always feel like the biggest Achilles’ Heel for the Latitude 9000 series is just that it exists. It uses to go up to the 7000 series until a couple of years ago. At that point, Dell said no, 7000 is not premium enough and we need a whole new tier just for how premium we want to get. So now, the only way to do this is to compare it to business laptop titans like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga and the HP EliteBook x360 1040. Let’s be fair here. The Dell Latitude 9420 2-in-1 has an excellent 16:10 display, a solid keyboard, and narrow bezels. It also has a lot of great business features like ExpressSign-in, which wakes your PC and logs you in without you ever having to touch it. It’s also got a lot of flaws. It’s tough to compete with HP’s and Lenovo’s offerings, which have better keyboards and weigh less. And while none of the three machines have one, I’m still going to criticize the lack of a 1080p camera, especially because Dell is using FHD cameras across its Latitude 7000 lineup.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2021
Source: The Verge
I have very few complaints about this Latitude. Even things I usually complain about on laptops — the webcam and the audio — were pretty good here. The 9420 is a solid ThinkPad competitor, and easily one of the best business convertibles you can buy. It can accommodate photo and video work, and it can even run lighter games on the side. But, of course, there’s the price. Even the base model’s price tag will be out of reach for many people. As Dell’s and Intel’s representatives have noted, this laptop is really for folks who need both the vPro platform and the Evo platform — the best business features and the best consumer features in one product. If you are in that group, the Latitude 9420 is a solid package that asks very few compromises. It’s premium technology for a premium price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: The Verge
Dell’s Latitude line is the answer to Lenovo’s ThinkPad business notebooks, some of the best laptops on the market. Latitudes aren’t much to look at, but they come packed with security features. There’s a proximity sensor that automatically locks and unlocks the screen. There’s a physical webcam shutter that moves on its own. There’s the Dell Optimizer program which (in theory) learns your behavior over time and tailors everything from audio quality to charging speed accordingly. Most significantly, the Latitude line supports Intel’s vPro, a hardware and firmware platform that includes a number of security features and makes it easier for IT departments to manage devices remotely.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
Available either as a conventional clamshell or a 2-in-1 convertible, the Latitude 9420 is Dell's ultimate 14-inch business laptop. You'll pay a princely sum to own it, as evidenced by the sticker of our well-equipped review unit. In exchange, you get a sleek, compact machine with few drawbacks other than a smaller battery pack than its predecessor's.If you balk at the 9420's price, you'll want to consider the 2-in-1 version of Dell's Latitude 7420 instead. The clamshell version is our current top pick among premium business notebooks, and while its chassis is a bit more portly, it offers most of the same headlining features available on the flagship unit. Or, if you prioritize a 4K screen and typing comfort above all else in a business 2-in-1, the also excellent Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga is also worth close consideration.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2021
Source: Laptop Mag
If I had to choose between these today, I'd go with the Latitude 9420 2-in-1 with the QHD+ display. It's rare to get such a gorgeous, high-res panel without sacrificing battery life. Moreover, Dell's premium business notebook has fast all-around performance, good speakers and plenty of useful security features, including an automatic webcam shutter. These qualities combine to make the Latitude 9420 2-in-1 our top pick for the best premium business 2-in-1 laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Techbusiness IT IT→EN
Positive: Excellent display; great ergonomics; rich set of ports; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Short battery life; relatively heavy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/03/2021
Dell Latitude 14 9420 (2-in-1) is a laptop that has been carefully designed with automatic SafeShutter, 3D speaker phone and smart audio functions to provide an excellent connection and collaboration experience. Automatic SafeShutter knows when to open and close to enhance privacy or use the keyboard mute key to control it. These keys are designed for malicious hackers to provide additional hardware security, ensuring that the microphone is muted and SafeShutter is turned off. As for design, the Dell Latitude 14 9420 is carefully crafted with CNC aluminum material, with diamond-cut edges and textured brushed lacquer, with meticulous workmanship. The keyboard and touchpad have a good feel and appearance. With Dell's patented two-way outlet fan, graphene coating, and thermally insulated keyboard, these innovative heat dissipation technologies can improve CPU performance, extend runtime, and reduce surface temperature more significantly.
The hardware specifications of the Latitude 14 9420 are a Core i7-1185G7 CPU and 16GB of RAM, along with Intel Iris Xe graphics. This 14" business notebook has a 16 x 10 aspect ratio, and the viewable area has been increased by 5% compared to its predecessor. The 500nits brightness level makes it ideal to be used under environmental lighting. The display also uses ComfortView Plus, which is an always-on built-in low blue light solution. Not only does it reduce harmful blue light, but also provides excellent color. Dell Trusted Devices lays the foundation for security for modern mobile workers. Their comprehensive endpoint security solutions work together to protect devices above and below the operating system, thereby bringing confidence to the IT department and enabling end users to maintain high work efficiency. Besides that, Intel Evo vPro platform for enterprises to provide built-in security features required for IT departments, manageability and stability, rapid response consistency, long battery life and instant real wake-up function Provide employees with an excellent experience.
For battery, Dell Optimizer Dell's smart tuning software can extend runtime and improve battery performance by adapting to the user's working mode. ExpressCharge Boost can charge the battery up to 35% in about 20 minutes or use the new ExpressCharge Quick Charge 2.0 to charge the battery up to 80% in about 40 minutes. In conclusion, the Dell Latitude 14 9420 (2-in-1) is a great business laptop for working on the go. It has many features to ensure data security and increase work productivity. Most tasks will run with ease with the high-performance hardware specifications featured, making it suitable for working professionals.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
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86%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.
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