Over the past few
At 12.0 by 8.3 by 0.6 inches, the Dell has a very small footprint compared
One thing that keeps it so small is what Dell calls an “edge-to-edge” display, meaning that the bezels are very small, so a smaller box can fit this size display. The 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200×1800) screen is very high-resolution and looks great. I really appreciated the resolution when working in multiple windows. The Latitude 7370 has a touch screen, which I find very convenient on a Windows laptop. It isn’t a convertible, but the screen does lie flat, which is often helpful.
One minor quibble is that the small bezel doesn’t seem to allow space for a webcam on the top of the screen, compared to most laptops. It is instead configured with the webcam on the bottom left corner under the display, and I found that this made it harder to find the right angle for video calls.
Overall, the Latitude 7370 has a decent selection of ports including two USB-C ports (one for charging), a standard USB-A port, a mini-HDMI, a microSD slot and a headphone jack. Most of the laptops I’ve used have had full-size SD card slots as well, but a microSD is still quite useful. Like many of today’s laptops, it lacks an Ethernet port.
In general, I love the idea of USB charging, but it is worth noting that
I thought the Latitude 7370 had a very nice keyboard, but the trackpad is small and little dated; you aren’t able to click on the trackpad
The biggest concern I had with the Latitude 7370 is performance. It runs the lower-power 1.1 GHz Core m5-6Y57 (Skylake) processor, which allows the system to be thin, and should also allow for long battery life. But for heavier use tasks, it doesn’t match up to full-speed Core i5 processors. For instance, a portfolio simulation test I ran took 2 hours and 53 minutes on this laptop, about an hour longer than it did on the current ThinkPad X1 Yoga or the HP Spectre. In
Battery life seemed pretty good, although it depends on what you are doing. With the screen at its maximum brightness and Wi-Fi turned on, it lasted 3 hours and 43 minutes, which was about 12 percent more than I got with the X1 Yoga. PCMag’s battery test showed it lasting 7 hours, 6 minutes, while other comparable laptops got around 10 hours. In the real world, say at a conference, with the Wi-Fi on, but with the screen turned down, I found I could usually get around 6 or 8 hours, which is decent but not spectacular.
To get a business laptop that’s this thin and light, but still has the basic features that enterprise users want requires some tradeoffs, notably in performance.
Here’s PC Mag’s full.