The Dell Latitude 7390 has two things everyone needs in a laptop: portability and productivity. Not only does the Latitude 7390 function as a laptop, but it can also be folded in half and work as a 13-inch tablet. We had the amazing opportunity to get up close to one, and here are our thoughts on it.
Design & Construction
Sleek and slim, this laptop carries a lot of style and attitude in its design. One of the things I loved about it is the abundance of ports found on its sides, including two USB Type-C ports that you don’t usually find in new laptop models. The Latitude 7390 also has amazing complimentary accessories which adds a big bonus to its already impressive portability. There is an adaptor you can attach that lets you connect other peripherals to the laptop, and a large power bank to help refuel your pc while you’re on the go.
The convertibility of the Latitude 7390 is also very impressive. The hinges don’t feel fragile compared to other laptops that can claim a similar feat, and the design allows you to use the laptop in different ways. Switching to tablet mode is very easy, and there’s a quick access menu to help you toggle between modes. Its weight is pretty understandable, considering that it carries powerful hardware and yet still managed to fit it all in a slim-built body.
On its side also lies its power and volume control buttons, which kind of makes it resemble a tablet more than the usual laptop. I also loved that the keyboard is backlit, which makes it easier to put all-nighters with this PC, as it allows you to find keys easier even when you’re working with the lights off.
Display & Multimedia
The Latitude 7390’s display is probably the unit’s crowning glory: featuring slim bezels and great touch responsiveness. Even at maximum brightness, the screen is still easy on the eyes and the colors are rich and accurate. I didn’t get to test if it would work with a capacitive stylus (though the Dell Pen is optional when you purchase the laptop), but the amazing display on this laptop opens up a realm of possibilities for digital artists who need a portable device to make art with. This could also mean that you can take down handwritten notes.
When on tablet mode, there is a quick access button that toggles an on-screen keyboard. I was hesitant in using it at first since even on Android devices, built-in virtual keyboards are hit-or-miss. But coupled with the Dell Latitude 7390’s highly responsive touch surface, the on-screen keyboard wasn’t a problem and I found it easy to type a sample document.
One of the downsides I noticed was the poor sound quality of the speakers. Turning the volume all the way up doesn’t do much help as the sound tends to be crackly and muffled. There’s also the inconvenience of having to flip over the screen when watching videos to avoid covering the speakers.
Powered by a Core i7 processor, the Latitude 7390 is a force to be reckoned with. Boot up time was fast and thanks to its 16GB RAM, this laptop is powerful enough to edit videos with. I reckon that it can also be used for gaming, but only to a certain extent. Multitasking is no big deal, as you can open up three to four programs at the same time to switch between tasks and you still won’t experience any lags. Aside from the power draining fast, using the Latitude 7390 was an amazing experience.
The Dell Latitude 7390 has the capacity to become the ultimate companion for corporates, students and creative people alike. It has great features that help you do more than just the average laptop, not to mention its amazing portability that lets you work and create wherever you are.