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Dell drops the Latitude 5290 series, replaces it with the Latitude 5300 and 5300 2-in-1

Dell announces Latitude 5300 and 5300 2-in-1 at Dell Technologies World (Source: Dell)
Dell announces Latitude 5300 and 5300 2-in-1 at Dell Technologies World (Source: Dell)
The new 13.3-inch Latitude 5300 series will offer a larger screen size than the 12.5-inch Latitude 5290 series while being thinner, lighter, and smaller due to having narrower bezels. It's likely that Dell will put the 5290 series on hold or even discontinue it altogether because of this reason.

Dell is on a roll this week with its bevy of business-centric announcements. After revealing the Latitude 5400/5401, 5500/5501, 7300, 7400, and Precision 3540/3541, the OEM will be adding two more new models to its 13-inch Latitude lineup equipped with many of the the same "next-gen" features including Intel 8th gen U-class CPU options, Intel XMM LTE, and Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax wireless.

Called the Latitude 5300 and 5300 2-in-1, these mid-range 13.3-inch laptops should appeal to users on a budget who may not be willing to shell out more for the flagship 13.3-inch Latitude 7300 series. The Latitude 5300 is a direct successor to last year's 12.5-inch 5290 while the 5300 2-in-1 convertible is a first for the 13.3-inch Latitude 5x00 family. The convertible model has most of the features of the more traditional Latitude 5300 albeit seemingly without an RJ-45 port.

The display of the Latitude 5300 2-in-1 is limited to a single 1080p IPS option in contrast to the wider range of resolution options on most other Latitude systems. While we find 1080p to be perfect for the 13-inch form factor, we're a bit disappointed that the backlight is only 255 nits. Many consumer Ultrabooks can be over twice as bright for better outdoor visibility.

The Latitude 5300 and 5300 2-in-1 convertible are now shipping for a starting price of $820 and $950, respectively.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-04-30 (Update: 2019-04-28)
Allen Ngo
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.