Dell announces new 2020 Latitude business laptop lineup, including new Latitude 9410
Intel's new vPro CPUs are here, so it is time for new business laptops. Dell's family of enterprise laptops is called Latitude, a venerable brand that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Today, Dell updates the whole of its Latitude business lineup for 2020. New on all Latitudes: Intel Comet Lake CPUs with up to six cores and Wi-Fi-6.
Dell Latitude 9410 and Latitude 9510: The most high-end Latitudes
At the top of the Latitude totem pole sits the new Latitude 9000 series that was introduced this year. There are two new models: The 14 inch convertible Dell Latitude 9410, which replaces last years Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1, and the Dell Latitude 9510 that will be available as both an convertible and a regular clamshell version.
What unites both models is that they are the most compact business laptops of their class and the Latitude 9510 is also the lightest. The Latitude 9410 inherits the massive 78 Wh battery option from the Latitude 7400 2-in-1, while the Latitude 9510 will optionally contain an even bigger 88 Wh battery.
Coupled with the Super Low Power FHD IPS screen (the only screen option for both systems), they should achieve massive battery runtimes of up to 34 (9510) and 27 (9410) hours of battery life. If there is one weak-point to the new Latitude 9000 series, its the RAM: Both models are limited to 16GB of LPDDR3-RAM.
Dell Latitude 7210, Latitude 7310 and Latitude 7410: Premium line adopts soldered RAM
Below the 9000 Latitudes, Dell places the 7000 series. It features the detachable Latitude 7210 and the laptops Latitude 7310 and Latitude 7410, both of which are available as both traditional clamshells and convertibles.
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The Latitude 7410 gains a new screen option, as it is the first Dell Latitude with a 14 inch 4K-UHD screen that is optimized for comfort with a Low Blue Light feature. Also, later this year, Dell will release both the Latitude 7310 and Latitude 7410 with a Privacy-screen option.
The bad news for fans of upgradable laptops: Both the Latitude 7310 and the Latitude 7410 drop the two SO-DIMM slots their predecessors still had for all soldered RAM. At least, the on-board DDR4-RAM goes up to 32 GB, so the Latitude 7000 series is not quite as limited in this regard as the Latitude 9000.
This is not the case with the smaller Latitude 7210 detachable, which sports up to 16 GB soldered LPDDR3-RAM. Unlike the bigger models, this Latitude has a 3:2 screen and a Surface-Pro-style detachable keyboard & kickstand. For performance enthusiasts, it still can be of interest, as it crams hexa-core CPUs into the body of a tablet.
Dell Latitude 5000: Mid-range Latitudes now in silver instead of black
The Dell Latitude 5000 series is not as expensive and more of a mainstream choice. For 2020, Dell redesigned their mid-range series, as the new models are painted silver instead of black. Latitude 5310, 5410 and 5510 all feature U series CPUs, while Latitude 5411 and 5511 contain the much more powerful 45 W Comet Lake H chips. Unlike the higher end Latitudes, the Latitude 5000 still features upgradable RAM and a pointing-stick option.
Dell Latitude laptops: Pricing and availability
The new Dell Latitude family is available starting today. The Latitude 9510 is the most expensive Dell laptops of the lineup with a starting price of $1,899, the smaller Latitude 9410 is slightly cheaper with $1,799. Latitude 7310 and Latitude 7410 start at $1,499, while the Latitude 7210 detachable will cost at least $999.