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Latitude 9440: Ultra-business-class 14-inch 2-in-1 hits Dell's US store

The Latitude 9440. (Source: Dell)
The Latitude 9440. (Source: Dell)
Dell touts the Latitude 9440 as the smallest 14-inch laptop you can buy right now - then again, you may be most inclined to order it for work, as it is also hyped as the OEM's most "collaborative" PC yet. That entails Zoom controls baked right into the large haptics-enabled trackpad, found in an XPS-inspired chassis rated for durability through premium materials.

The Latitude 9440 might be what some customers may have hoped for in a 2023 XPS 2-in-1, with an "ultra-premium" MIL-STD-810H-rated chassis made with 75% recycled aluminum, refined down to "world's smallest" 14-inch PC status through "diamond-cut" edges and a graphite finish - all with a fully physical "Zero Lattice" keyboard. Then again, the OEM makes it clear that the 9440 is first and foremost designed for those who web-conference.

This is apparent in the backlit icons set right into the large touchpad, for common Zoom shortcuts such as camera/mic toggles. They are also active and are rated for audible haptic feedback, as does the rest of said touchpad. Its FHD IR web-cam is accompanied by quad speakers with "intelligent" tuning for audio in meetings, as well as AI-enhanced noise cancellation.

Dell has released the Latitude 9440 to the US market with the Core i5-1345U or i7-1365U with vPro as options. However, even the base model with a plain i5-1335U, 16GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage is now priced at US$2,369. It can be ordered with Windows 10 Pro rather than 11 Pro, albeit for ~US$79 more.

Those configurations are now available at, although the 9440 has yet to join the 9430 on sites such as Amazon at the time of writing.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-04-19 (Update: 2023-04-19)