Dell Latitude 7400 2-In-1 Review: A Lethal Weapon For Road Warriors

Dell Latitude 7400 2-In-1: Summary And Final Analysis

The Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is intended to be a ThinkPad X1 Yoga competitor and it hits the mark. It's smaller, lighter and just as powerful as that machine in almost all use cases. It fell slightly short of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon in a couple of PCMark tests, but unless you're doing high-powered video editing or rendering of complex animations, you're not going to notice a difference in daily compute workloads. And of course it all depends on the configuration options you choose, so performance and mileage between many machines in this weight and size class can vary greatly.

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Tent mode is great for movies or presentations, though you'll have to account for occasional glare.

Even the base model of this Dell machine is pretty powerful, but the Core i7, 16GB version (which is what we tested) is a formidable workhorse. Though it didn't take top honors in a couple of synthetic tests, in real-world use, the Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is a powerhouse, plowing through every task we could throw at it, and offering excellent battery life along the way. The fit and finish are wonderful with this laptop too, and it's a joy to use. 

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Everything about the Latitude 7400 2-In-1 says "class," from its chiseled aluminum chassis to its solid, zero-flex keyboard that has large-enough keys and good travel, that feels much better than most chiclet solutions.  Then we consider its large, precise trackpad and bright, vibrant display and for us the Dell Latitude 7400 2-In-1 is a winner through and through.
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About the only real nit we have to pick with the Latitude 7400 2-In-1 is that it is on the pricey side, with an entry-level price of $1599 ($1899 as configured for our higher-end test model). On the upside, some of the machine's unique features, like ExpressSign-in for better automated security, especially in corporate environments, adds nicely to this laptop's value proposition, as do its myriad of IO options and memory card slots.  With its premium build quality and top-shelf features in mind, if you're a business or home user who's willing to invest in quality tools, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is a great offering from Dell that earns our Editor's Choice award.

hothardware editors choice

  • Strong performance
  • Compact, thin and light
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Excellent vibrant touch display
  • Comfortable Chiclet Keyboard
  • Full-sounding Speakers
  • Lots of I/O
  • Aggressive Pricing
  • Pricey
  • Stylus is an optional up-charge
  • Glossy display sometimes shows glare
  • FHD Only Panel Option

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