CES is one of the biggest technology shows in the world, so it can be hard to stand out, especially if you’re showcasing a business PC at a consumer show. But, if its beautiful, powerful and versatile, and comes with a sort of sixth sense… well then you might have a chance to earn a CES Innovation Award.
Say hello to Dell’s Latitude 7400 2-in-1. Dell’s new Latitude flagship 2-in-1 represents, according to the company, the best on-demand experience available to the mobile professional, and is the perfect convergence of speed, security, mobility, versatility and productivity packed into the world’s smallest commercial 14” 2-in-1.
Today’s employees are more demanding of their technology. Not only wanting portability and connectivity without sacrificing performance, but they also look for a work machine that’s good looking and responsive, because work is where creativity and productivity need to shine. In fact, in Dell’s recent Gen Z survey, 91 per cent of respondents said technology would influence their job choice when looking across similar employment offers. So, Dell set out to create a work companion that was not only powerful and secure, but also beautiful and as close to frictionless as possible.
Latitude 7400 2-in-1 uses Dell’s new Express Sign-in to detect your presence, wake the system in about one second, and scan for facial recognition to log you in with Windows Hello. Just sit down at your desk and start working — without control-alt-delete or even reaching for the power button. In fact, it is the world’s first PC, as stated by Dell, to use a proximity sensor enabled by Intel Context Sensing Technology. When you step away for a break, Latitude will recognise you’ve left and lock itself to preserve battery life and maintain security.
Dell designed this new Latitude to be the world’s smallest commercial 14” 2-in-1 not for bragging rights, but so it will more easily fit in your bag, your purse or on that airline tray table. Dell also expects to deliver the longest battery life in its class for days of unplugged productivity during travel. We’ve designed for 24 hours of MobileMark ’14 run time on a single charge using the 78Whr battery option. And when you do have to plug in, Dell’s ExpressCharge gets the battery back up to 80 percent in just an hour. On-the-go pros will have the confidence of connectivity, even when WiFi is unavailable, thanks to Cat16 Gigabit LTE, which is about three times faster than our previous WWAN technology.
Dell weighed every design decision against the tiny footprint of its four-sided narrow border display, made possible by a new drop hinge with one-finger opening. From antennae design and placement, to a complete re-think of the thermal solution using a new GORE material infused with the same aerogel used on NASA’s stardust probe, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 pushes innovation boundaries on every front for maximum capability and performance in the smallest package possible and does so with a starting weight of just 2.99lbs.
For security, Dell offers the exclusive Dell ControlVault 3 option for hardware multi-factor authentication. Dell even kept a feature many of its competitors have thrown out, but that customers have told us they still use – an optional SmartCard reader. Dell also integrated a contactless SmartCard reader using the NFC antenna under the clickpad. IT will be glad to know Dell is integrating VMware’s Workspace ONE as well.
The new Latitude doesn’t just work long and hard, it also looks and feels great. It’s finished in a gorgeous new Titan Gray machined aluminium with a hairline brushed design and diamond-cut edges. The magnesium alloy bottom cover is coated in soft-touch paint that looks good and feels great to carry. This will also be the first Latitude to use our recycled ocean plastics packaging.
So, mark your calendar – the Latitude 7400 2-in-1’s local launch date will be confirmed soon.
Edited By Darryl Linington
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