Tablets running Windows 10 , like the new Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable, are primarily aimed at business users who prioritize portability and interact with their PCs primarily through the touchscreen. With computer features and a keyboard cover included when you want to use it as a conventional laptop, the Latitude 7320 (at starting at $ 1,559; $ 2,219 depending on testing) is a great option. But the similar Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ for Business performs slightly better for the price, and remains our editors' choice of 2-in-1 detachable.
Ultimate Portability for business
The arrival of the Latitude 7320 Detachable gives businesses deploying Windows tablets a third option in addition to Surface Pro and Lenovo ThinkPad X12 detachable . All of these models can be used separately (as stand-alone tablets) or with a magnetically-snapping keyboard cover that comes with Dell and Lenovo, an additional cost option with the Microsoft slate. The main physical difference between these three options and the Apple iPad Pro (other than the operating system) is that W tabletsIndows include a kickstand built into the rear shell, making them easier to prop up for viewing on a desk or airplane table top.
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Microsoft, Lenovo and Dell tablets also feature the latest 11th generation Intel processors, making them as powerful as a typical business ultraportable laptop. Our Latitude 7320 test unit Detachable is well equipped with a quad-core Core i7-1180G7 with Intel vPro management technology, 16 GB of RAM and a 256 GB NVMe SSD. The base model is content with a Core i3 processor, 4GB of memory and a 128GB SSD; we recommend you stay away from this anemic setup.
The Latitude has a 13-inch display withan approximate aspect ratio of 3: 2. We like to see this screen aspect ratio on tablets because it is more square than the usual 16: 9 laptop ratio and better suited for viewing web pages and apps in full screen. The Dell's screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels, matching that of the ThinkPad X12 Detachable, although this device's screen is slightly smaller at 12.3 inches measured diagonally. The Surface Pro 7+ also has a 12.3-inch display, but with a much higher resolution of 2,736 by 1,824 pixels.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 $ 749.99 See It at Microsoft Store Read our Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ for business $ 849.99 See on the Microsoft Store Read our Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ for Business review
Dell Latitude 7320 2- in-1 $ 1,559.00 See at Dell Read our Dell Latitude 7320 2-in-1 review
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable $ 1,091.40 See at Lenovo Read Our Lenovo T Detachable hinkPad X12 Review
The Latitude Detachable 7320 is only available in gray, but it should suit most professional settings. The brushed aluminum shelf itself is light gray, while the fabricresistant keyboard cover is a much darker shade. Without the cover, the tablet measures 0.33 x 11.4 x 8.2 inches (HWD) and weighs 1.7 pounds. It's almost the exact same size as Microsoft and Lenovo tablets, an impressive feat considering these slates have smaller screens.
To give you an idea of the weight and size differences between a detachable tablet and a 2-in-1 convertible business laptop, the 13.3 inch Dell Latitude 7320 2-in-1 stablemate is 0.67 of 12, 1 in 8 inches and weighs 3.1 pounds. Of course, in exchange for that extra weight and thickness, you get a much better performing keyboard. The Latitude 7320 Detachable's keys are surprisingly sturdy and comfortable, but they can't overcome the important flexibility inherent in a keyboard cover.thin.
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A convertible laptop also gives you a lot more connectivity. As it is, the Latitude 7320 Detachable does not only has three connectors: two USB-C ports and one 3.5mm audio jack. Ideally, both USB ports support Thunderbolt 4 speeds, which means you can easily turn the tablet into a full-fledged desktop workstation with a Thunderbolt docking station when you use it with a monitor and peripherals at your desk.
But compared to a conventional laptop, the Dell tablet camera is far superior . You get not one but two cameras, one objectRear mounted world-facing ctif and a webcam facing you. The rear shooter produces a rather loud video quality, common for a webcam, but the front one is a bit sharper and also has IR sensors to let you log into Windows using facial recognition. The Latitude 7320 Detachable also has a proximity sensor that automatically wakes it up when it detects your presence and activates infrared sensors to recognize your face.
Finally, the tablet also comes with a nifty rear-mounted fingerprint reader, something missing on the Surface Pro 7+. It is perfectly positioned in the upper right corner to allow you to slide your index finger while holding the device with one hand. Of course, some IT departments don't support facial recognition or Windows Hello fingerprint logins,the Latitude 7320 Detachable is therefore also compatible with wireless smart cards.
(Photo: Molly Flores)
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Other wireless connections include Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.1, and an optional cellular modem that works with AT&T, Veriz on SIM or Sprint cards. Mobile broadband is limited to 4G LTE speeds; does not support 5G.
The audio quality of the Latitude 7320 Detachable speakers is remarkably robust for a tablet. The sound emanates from two tiny slits on the left and right edges. found that people on the other end of a video conference pcould easily be heard in a large living room with the volume set to maximum. There's even a bit of bass response when watching movies, although the highs felt tiny.
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Rethinking tablet exhaust fans
At only half the thickness of the Latitude 7320 2-in-1 convertible, the Latitude 7320 Detachable has much less room inside to cool its computer components. tablets face, and this is one of the main reasons you won't see high-end graphics and CPU power there. Dell says it has gone to great lengths to maximize the cooling of this tablet, however, withliquid crystal polymer fan blades to increase efficiency and two opposing exhaust fans. Still, the Core i7 in our test unit performed little better than the Core i5 processors that power the ThinkPad X12 Detachable and Surface Pro 7+.
The differences between the three detachable ones were often minute in our performance tests. Before looking at the benchmark results, you can take a look at the basic specifications of the competitors in the table below. I completed the test group with two more alternatives, the convertible version of the Latitude 7320 and the revolutionary Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold Tablet with folding screen.
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Our PCMark 10 benchmark simulates
Next, Maxon's Cinebench R15 test, which is fully threaded to use all cores and threads CPU available. Cinebench emphasizes the CPU rather than the GPU to render a complex image.The result is a proprietary score indicating a PC's suitability for CPU-intensive workloads.
Here, the ThinkPad X12 Detachable and the Surface Pro 7+ actually managed to perform slightly better than the Latitude 7320. Detachable, despite their Core i5 processors. The difference in the real world, however, is not noticeable.
We saw similar results in our Handbrake video editing trial, another tough and threaded workout that is highly CPU dependent and adapts well to cores and threads. In this document, we put a timer on the test systems as they transcode a standard 12 minute clip of 4K video (the open demo movie Blender source Thesteel rms ) to a 1080p MP4 file. This is a timed test, and lower results are better.
We also run a Custom Adobe Photoshop Image Editing Reference. Using an early 2018 version of the Creative Cloud version of Photoshop, we apply a series of 10 complex filters and effects to a standard JPEG test image , by timing each operation and adding up the totals. Handbrake, lower times are better here. Photoshop test emphasizes CPU, storage subsystem and RAM, but it can also take advantage most GPUs to speed up the process of applying filters, so systems with chips or cardsPowerful Graphics Can See One Again, with the exception of the ThinkPad X1 Fold, all systems finished within seconds of each other.
A Long Lasting Tablet
While you can play basic browser games like Candy Crush on the Latitude 7320 Detachable, neither this one nor any other Windows tablet is a likely candidate for more intense 3D gaming. Dell's performance in our 3DMark and Overlay gaming simulations was roughly comparable to that of the Surface Pro 7+, which uses the same Intel Iris Xe integrated graphic.
As with cooling hardware, a tablet's slim body also limits its battery size. In the case of the Latitude 7320 Detachable, it's a 40 watt-hour battery that still pulls it right. to last over 12 hours in our unplugged video playback test. This is an impressive result, even if it is a few hours shorter than the Surface Pro.
Premium Features, Premium Price
In the Taken together, the Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable has a few advantages over the Surface Pro 7+ and its other major competitor, the ThinkPa d X12 Detachable.Fingerprint reader and an included keyboard with integrated pen holder add to the Latitude's appeal, even though they come at a higher price point.
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But when it comes to compute performance and battery life, the Surface Pro 7+ doesn't suffer from any major drawbacks. On the contrary, its Core i5 outperforms Latitude's Core i7 in some. tests, and it also lasts longer away from a power outlet. As a result, the Microsoft tablet is the best choice for most workers in the market for an ultralight, pen-friendly Windows machine, and it maintains our Editors 'Choice award as the best Windows detachable for ness bus.
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