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Older Dell Latitude 7300 Core i7 runs just as fast as the newer Latitude 7310 Core i7

Older Dell Latitude 7300 runs just as fast as the latest Latitude 7310 (Image source: Dell)
Older Dell Latitude 7300 runs just as fast as the latest Latitude 7310 (Image source: Dell)
The differences in CineBench and PCMark benchmark scores between the 2019 Latitude 7300 and 2020 Latitude 7310 are merely just a few percentage points. For superior performance-per-dollar, the older Whiskey Lake-U-powered Latitude 7300 remains the better deal.

If you're in the market for a new 13.3-inch business laptop and can't decide between the excellent Dell Latitude 7300 or Latitude 7310, then it'll be important to keep in mind that the newer 7310 is only marginally faster than the Latitude 7300 at best even though it carries newer Intel processors. Instead, the most significant difference between them will be the chassis updates and other physical changes as the Latitude 7310 is a bit smaller for increased portability.

Users who have been following the Intel 9th gen Whiskey Lake-U and 10th gen Comet Lake-U series will find the lack of performance upgrades unsurprising. Most Comet Lake-U CPUs like the ones that power the Latitude 7310 offer essentially the same performance as the older Whiskey Lake-U CPUs like the ones that power the latitude 7300. Granted, these subnotebooks aren't targeting high-performance office users in the first place, but it also means that you can buy the cheaper Latitude 7300 and still get the same performance as the 7310.

For greater year-over-year performance gains, Dell could have included hexa-core Core i7-10710U or AMD Ryzen options for its Latitude 7310, but the series is instead "capped" at the Core i7-10610U for now.

Now, this doesn't mean that the Latitude 7310 should be written off as it offers a host of other benefits over the Latitude 7300 that's not related to raw processor performance. See our full review on the Latitude 7310 here to learn why we still think it's one of the better business clamshells available.

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Dell Latitude 7310 UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø546 (539.87-548.66)
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G UHD Graphics 620, i7-8665U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø531 (513-670)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
1283 Points ∼100%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel Core i7-8665U
1267 Points ∼99% -1%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
440 Points ∼100%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel Core i7-8665U
412 Points ∼94% -6%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel Core i7-8665U
670 (513min - 682max) Points ∼100% +22%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
549 (539.87min - 548.66max) Points ∼82%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel Core i7-8665U
185 Points ∼100% +3%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
179 Points ∼97%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
816 Seconds * ∼100%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
4708 MIPS ∼100%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
17339 MIPS ∼100%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
1250 Points ∼100%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
3820 Points ∼100%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
4.56 fps ∼100%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
56.1 s ∼100%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel Core i7-10610U
0.659 sec * ∼100%

* ... smaller is better

3DMark
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U
1325 Points ∼100%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8665U
1300 Points ∼98% -2%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Score
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U
1209 Points ∼100%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8665U
1183 Points ∼98% -2%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8665U
10571 Points ∼100% +1%
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U
10505 Points ∼99%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U
8989 Points ∼100%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8665U
8916 Points ∼99% -1%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U
1927 Points ∼100%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8665U
1799 Points ∼93% -7%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Dell Latitude 7310
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U
1960 Points ∼100%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
Intel UHD Graphics 620, i7-8665U
1825 Points ∼93% -7%
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3225 Points ∼25%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8665U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3033 Points ∼23% -6%
Productivity
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
7607 Points ∼73%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8665U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7091 Points ∼68% -7%
Essentials
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
9667 Points ∼84%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8665U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
9402 Points ∼82% -3%
Score
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
4437 Points ∼55%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8665U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4208 Points ∼52% -5%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
5232 Points ∼77%
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8665U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5093 Points ∼75% -3%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Dell Latitude 7300-P99G
UHD Graphics 620, i7-8665U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4211 Points ∼69% +11%
Dell Latitude 7310
UHD Graphics 620, i7-10610U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB512HBJQ
3783 Points ∼62%

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Allen Ngo, 2020-07-16 (Update: 2020-07-13)
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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.