Dell Latitude 13 7370 Review: A Sleek Business-Class Ultrabook

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Introducing The Dell Latitude 13 7370

CES is a distant memory now, but we’re still seeing new products arrive that were announced in Las Vegas at the beginning of the year. One of those is the Dell Latitude 13 7000 series, the latest in the company's line of business laptops. The 13-inch ultrabook landed several awards at CES for its sleek design and promised to add some spice to the staid business laptop market. At long last, the Latitude 13 7370 is here.

Dell clearly pulled some key features from its popular XPS consumer series when designing its latest Latitude. Carbon fiber makes an appearance on certain models and all Latitude 13 7370s feature Dell’s nearly-bezel-free InfinityEdge displays. But the new ultrabook has a style that is all its own and that will play well to the professionals who make up Dell’s target customers.

Before we discuss the ultrabook’s design any further, let’s take a look at its hardware and specifications...

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Dell Latitude 13 7370
Specifications & Features
OS
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
ProcessorIntel Core m5-6Y57 Dual Core (4MB Cache, 1.1 to 2.8GHz)
GraphicsIntel Graphics 515
Display13.3-inch diagonal QHD+ (3200x1800) Touchscreen
Memory8GB LPDDR3 1600MHz
Storage256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Battery
4-Cell, 43 Whr
KeyboardBacklit Keyboard without Numberpad
Optical
None
NetworkingIntel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 8260 Wi-Fi + BT 4.1 2x2
PortsMicro SD 4.0 Memory Card Reader, 1x USB 3.0 (Type A), 2x Thunderbolt 3, 1x Micro HDMI, Lock Slot, Headphone/Mic jack, Micro SIM Card Slot
AC Adapter
45 Whr AC Adapter with Type-C connector
Dimensions12 x 8.3 x 0.56
Warranty3-Year With Onsite Service After Phone Diagnosis
Pricing:
Starting at $799, $2,269.88 as tested 

Dell offers 64-bit versions of Windows 7 Pro and Window 10 Pro on the Latitude 13 7370. The website offers four 7000 series models, each with a different processor. The options range from an Intel Core m3-6Y30 CPU at the lowest price point ($1,299) to a Core m7-6Y75 at the high end. We tested a Latitude 13 7370 with a Core m5-6Y57 processor, which has clock speeds up to 2.8GHz and a 4MB cache. The systems feature Intel HD Graphics 515.

Dell sticks to 8GB of LPDDR3 1600MHz memory in most Latitude 13 7000 series models, but offers a few SSD choices. You can keep the default 128GB SATA Class solid-state drive or you can bump up to a 256GB or 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD. Our test system features the 256GB NVMe SSD, which adds $189 to the laptop’s base price.

Dell Latitude 13 7370

The Latitude 13 7370 has a non-touch, 13.3-inch display with an FHD (1920x1080) resolution. The display is an InfinityEdge, meaning that it has virtually no bezel, but the exterior of the display is made from aluminum, rather than the carbon fiber that appears in some of Dell’s photos. If you’re willing to bump up the price tag by $420, however, the Latitude 13 7370 will arrive with a QHD+ (3200x1800) touch display – the one that has the carbon fiber exterior.

Connectivity comes courtesy of an Intel Dual-Band Wireless-AC 8260 / Bluetooth 4.1 2x2 card. You can add cellular connectivity with a Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE SIM for AT&T or Verizon.

The Latitude 13 7370 is pricier than some of the other ultrabooks on the market, but it also has security features that others typically lack. For example, the system has multiple security certifications and optional data-protection features, including fingerprint and smart card readers, as well as Dell’s own Control Vault system.

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We also checked out two Dell accessories that are meant to provide access to the ports that didn’t make it onto the Latitude 13 7370’s thin chassis. One adapter provides a USB Type C to HDMI connection, while the larger adapter adds USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA, and Ethernet ports to the Latitude 13 7370.

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