Dell Launches New Latitude 2-in-1 With ExpressSign-In, Upgraded Internals, More

Posted on January 4, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware with 10 Comments

Dell is kicking off CES with a new Latitude 2-in-1 device for its business customers. The company’s new Latitude 7400 is the latest 2-in-1 on its Latitude line.

Latitude 7400 comes with a new feature called ExpressSign-In. The idea of the feature is pretty simple: the device has a proximity sensor that can detect when you are close to it, and automatically turns on the screen, allowing you to quickly login with Windows Hello. The same sensor is used to automatically lock the device when it detects you are not around, providing added security.

Dell says the new Latitude 7400 is the world’s “smallest commercial 14-inch 2-in-1” device, coming with Intel’s latest 8th gen Whiskey Lake U-series quad-core Core processors. You can get up to 16GB of RAM with the device, and up to 1TB of NVMe/PCIe SSD storage.

Dell’s Latitude 7400 comes with a new Super Low Power Panel system that will apparently allow you to get up to 24 hours of battery life on the device and charge quickly with ExpressCharge. The device is targetted at business customers, so it comes with a bunch of ports — including 2 Thunderbolt Type-C ports with PowerDelivery and 2 USB Type-A ports.

It will go on sale this March, starting at $1599.

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10 responses to “Dell Launches New Latitude 2-in-1 With ExpressSign-In, Upgraded Internals, More”

  1. CRoebuck

    That looks like a webcam in the top (thin bezel) instead of the lousy placement on the XPS line. Hopefully they've figured out how to do this to all their infinity edge displays now.

  2. RobertJasiek

    A 2-in-1 is a detachable and a tablet when detached. A turn-around mobile device is called a convertible. Therefore, for clarity, please call these devices "convertibles" to avoid confusion with 2-in-1s.

    • Orin

      In reply to RobertJasiek:

      2-in-1 can refer to both convertibles and detachables.

      • RobertJasiek

        I see, English tech use of these words seems to be more careless than German use. This means that these words are useless in English because one always has to check their meaning whenever they are used. Quite like the phrase "Full HD": one never knows whether the writer means 16.9 or tolerates any ratio. Ambiguous use of terms is the worst aspect of tech writing.

        I read 2-in-1 and became interested because I like tablets only to find out that this instance of 2-in-1s does not mean tablets. What a waste of time. Ambiguous language wastes time.

        • ozaz

          In reply to RobertJasiek:

          In my opinion, there is no logical reason to think that 2-in-1 should apply only to detachable devices. For me, it is more suitable as a generic term that applies to all devices that combine tablet-like and traditional PC functionality.

          I would call a detachable a detachable if more specificity is needed.

  3. bassoprofundo

    I think we've finally reached "peak laptop" when a Latitude looks like an Elitebook which looks like a Matebook which looks like a Macbook Air. I'm not complaining about that, mind you. Just glad to see everyone honing in on good design...

  4. bluvg

    This raises the bar for a small bezel all around, and yet the cam is positioned at the top--kudos to Dell. Now, could you make one with a 3:2 display, pretty please? :D

  5. Wizzwith

    Finally Dell makes a thin-bezel screen without a huge ungainly bezel on the bottom! I would still prefer 16:10 or even better 3:2 rather than the 16:9 here, but I'm mostly happy just to have even bezels all around and most importantly no major wasted space that could be filled in with screen.

  6. jchampeau

    My codependent relationship with Dell hardware will surely be further enabled when I buy this hoping it will solve all my problems and it in turn tells me I just want it for its body and calls me names like 0x80073712.

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