CES 2020 | Dell Latitude 9510 and 9510 2-in-1 will come with 5G to kickstart Dell's new ultra-thin flagship series
With the entry-level Latitude 3000 lineup, mid-range Latitude 5000 lineup, and high-end Latitude 7000 lineup all becoming quite crowded, Dell decided it's high time to introduce yet another lineup to its venerable Latitude family. Called the Latitude 9000 series, this will be home to Dell's latest flagship business laptops with a focus on both ultra-thin designs and the latest hardware technologies.
Kicking off the new series will be a pair of 15.0-inch Latitude 9510 laptops: one clamshell and the other a convertible. Both models will share very similar features down to their port options, Comet Lake-U CPUs with vPro, keyboard, and upgradeability. The main differences lie in their display, webcam, and WAN connectivity; the clamshell will get matte panel options in contrast to the glossy convertible while the latter will lack a webcam privacy camera shutter. 5G via eSIM or removable SIM will only be available on the convertible model. Express Sign-in, which made its debut earlier this year on the Latitude 7400, will be standard on both Latitude 9510 models.
Based on our short time with the Latitude 9510 and 9510 convertible, it's clear that Dell created the new lineup to better compete against the ultra-thin Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the HP Elite Dragonfly or EliteBook 1040 series. As great as the Latitude 7000 series may be, its models have always been thicker and heavier than the aforementioned alternatives. The Latitude 9000 series should shrink this gap hopefully without sacrificing the chassis rigidity or toughness that the Latitude 7000 lineup is known for.
Expect the Latitude 9510 and Latitude 9510 2-in-1 to launch worldwide on March 26 with a starting price of $1799 USD. In the meantime, check out the official spec sheets and images below.