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

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Benchmarks: Processor and Graphics

Anyone who develops 3D content or handles other graphics-heavy workloads isn’t looking at ultrabooks. They’re simply not powerful enough to compete with an average mobile workstation, which has discrete graphics and a more robust CPU. Still, graphics performance matters for all computers, so we tested the Dell Latitude 13 7370 with a few common benchmarks and compared it to similar systems. 

Cinebench R11.5
3D Rendering on the CPU and GPU

Based on Maxon Cinema 4D software, this test uses a 3D scene and polygon and texture manipulation to assess GPU and CPU performance. We ran the full CPU test, which uses all available cores, as well as the graphics-oriented benchmark.

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The Dell Latitude 13 7370 held its own in Cinebench’s OpenGL test. Systems of this type with Intel HD Graphics 515 routinely appear near the top of the chart, as it did here: Dell’s ultrabook landed just behind the HP Spectre X2, which featured an Intel Core m7-6Y57 and Intel HD Graphics 515.

3DMark Cloud Gate
Synthetic DirectX Gaming and Graphics Testing

The 3DMark suite breaks its tests down by computer type. Fire Strike, for example, is aimed at high-end gaming desktops. Cloud Gate, on the other hand, is designed for typical notebooks. As with 3DMark 11, the GPU plays a large role in results, which are measured in points. Higher is better.

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The Latitude 13 7370 struggled a bit with 3DMark Cloud Gate, indicating that it isn’t well-suited to intense gaming. That doesn’t rule out casual games (like those you can find in the Windows Store) though.

Far Cry 2
DX10 Gaming Performance

When it comes to lush vegetation in a steaming, sinister jungle, no one pulls it off quite like Ubisoft does in its Far Cry series. Far Cry 2 uses high-quality textures, complex shaders, and dynamic lighting to create a realistic environment. The game’s built-in benchmark gives us a good look at a system’s performance with DirectX 10.

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The Far Cry 2 score shows that light gaming is doable at certain settings, but if you want to kick back at the end of the day and blow off steam, you’re probably better off with a low-resolution, browser-friendly game.

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