Dell announces the Latitude 7330, 7430 and 7530 thin and light laptops with Intel Alder Lake-U processors and affordable price tags
Dell has launched several Latitude-branded laptops alongside the cutting edge Precision lineup. They aim to offer the quintessential Dell experience at a more affordable price. The Dell Latitude 7330, 7430 and 7530 are meant to serve as highly mobile workstations for people on the go, complete with an optional 4G LTE/5G modem and a smart card reader for extra security.
The Dell Latitude 7330 is the smallest laptop of the lot. It has a 13.3-inch FHD (1,920 x 1,080) screen with a peak brightness of 400 nits on the non-touch version and 300 nits on the touch-enabled variant. The Dell Latitude 7430 increases its screen size to 14 inches, which is also available in touch and non-touch flavours. Lastly, the Dell Latitude 7530 has a 15.6-inch FHD screen but cannot be configured with an optional touchscreen.
CPU configurations on the three Latitudes are labyrinthine, to put it lightly. The Latitude 7330 supports up to an Intel Core i7 U15 processor, but the exact model (Core i7-1265U or Core i7-1255U) isn't specified. On the other hand, the Latitude 7430 and Latitude 7530 support 28W Intel Alder Lake-P processors (up to a Core i7-1280p or Core i7-1270p) on top of the U15 models. Neither model has the option to add a dedicated GPU, presumably due to the compact form factor.
Memory and storage configurations across the Dell Latitude 7430, 7530 and 7330 are identical, with each SKU supporting up to 32 GB of 3,800 MT/s DDR4 RAM and a 1 TB NVMe SSD. If required, one can get 4,200 MT/s memory on the Dell Latitude 7530 and Latitude 7430. The memory modules appear to be soldered down, effectively eliminating any prospects of future upgradability.
Connectivity options are mostly identical across the Dell Latitude 7530, Latitude 7430 and Latitude 7330. All three laptops feature two Thunderbolt 4.0 ports, one USB 3.2 Gen1 (two on the Latitude 7530) port, one HDMI port and a 3.5 mm combo audio jack. There are two battery models, one with a capacity of 41 Wh and the other with 58 Wh, both of which support up to 90 W fast charging over USB-C.
Prices start at US$1,899 for the Dell Latitude 7330, US$1,969 for the Latitude 7440 and US$2,023 for the Latitude 7450. All three laptops will be purchasable in April 2022.