The Latitude 13 3000 at first look might remind you of Lenovo’s Yoga series laptops – it’s a 2-in-1 device that “folds” all the way back, allowing you to use the laptop as a tablet – thus the 2-in-1. If you are feeling fancy, you can even use the keyboard as a stand.
The laptops come running Windows 10 and feature a Windows Hello certified IR camera, which allows you to unlock the device by simply showing your face for authentication – something that can be very useful in a business setting. It does, however, come with Windows 10 Pro rather than the Enterprise edition – so that is something to keep in mind.
The laptop has a variety of ports – there is a USB Type-C port, a USB 3.0 port, and a USB 2.0 port; allowing for a wide range of devices to be compatible with it. As it is with Dell, there are several options to choose from for the internal configuration as well.
For the processor, the base model comes with an Intel 6th generation Pentium series processor – but you can upgrade this to a Core i5 or i7 processor. Surprisingly, Dell has decided to not give an option for the 7th generation Intel processors – this is an odd decision, but there is probably a good reason for it.
There are several options for RAM as well, starting from 4 GB and going up to 16 GB. Same with the storage, starting at 128 GB and going as high as 512 GB – all of which is an SSD.
The laptop also packs a 42 WHr battery that Dell claims will last for eight hours – but take this with a grain of salt, since battery estimates are always generous when quoted by manufacturers.
On the outside: the display is a 13.3 inch 1080p FHD display that is (obviously) touch-enabled. And a fully backlit keyboard as well as a hardware volume rocker to control the PC’s volume on the side.
Overall it looks like a great laptop – the lack of 7th generation Intel processors is disappointing, but at the starting base price of 699$, it could prove to be a worthy companion. The laptops are available for purchase starting right now – so there is no waiting involved.