Dell's Surface Pro 7 competitor ranges from quiet to silent
The Dell Latitude 12 7210 is a 2-in-1 device for organizations. The business machine can be purchased for just under 2,000 Euros (~$2,386) and might, therefore, not be attractive to most consumers. The combination of a Core i7-10610U processor, 16 GB of RAM (dual-channel mode; on-board, not expandable), and a 512 GB NVMe SSD is on board. Positive: The device always runs quietly and hardly heats up.
The touchscreen display (1920x1280 pixels, IPS) in the 3:2 format offers stable viewing angles, good color reproduction, and very decent color-space coverage. The brightness and contrast meet their targets. In addition, the touchscreen can be controlled with the separately available Dell Premium Active Pen as well as with the fingertips.
Dell opts for a metal case in the Latitude 12 that can't shake off a certain resemblance to the Surface Pro 7's chassis. The included keyboard dock is magnetically connected to the tablet unit. It can lie flat on the surface or be angled towards the user. At 850 grams (tablet) or 1,177 grams (tablet + keyboard dock), the Latitude weighs a bit more than the Surface Pro 7 both with and without the keyboard dock.
One battery charge is sufficient for practical runtimes of 8 to 11 hours. Power is delivered via the included USB-C power adapter that can be plugged into both Thunderbolt 3 ports. This leaves one slot free for other devices (external display, docking station, external GPU).
More information and many benchmark results are available in our review of the Dell Latitude 12 7210.