Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 First Look: For serious pros

New Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 poised to outlast a whole day’s workload

Dell’s new business convertible can last up to 24 hours.

Dell has made a big splash at the 2019 International CES, ditching (finally) the nostril-cam on their XPS 13 model. In the shadow that the XPS 13 announcement has cast is a less popular but no less promising device.

The all-new Dell Latitude 7400 is a 2-in-1 convertible laptop designed with professionals in mind. It’s packed with a bunch of great security features, including a proximity sensor, a robust infrared camera, and a fortified sign-in process. The proximity sensor is particularly interesting, locking the device automatically when you move five feet away from it.

On this first-look post, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about the new Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1, from pricing, specs, availability, and more.

Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 First Look: For serious pros

Check out Dell Latitude 7400 full list of specs after the bump. We’ve included both the convertible and traditional clamshell models.

Specs Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 Dell Latitude 7490
CPU Intel Whiskey Lake-U Up to Core i7-8650U
GPU UHD Graphics 620 UHD Graphics 620
Display 14-inch 1920 x 1080 touchscreen, Gorilla Glass 5, 300 nits, Super Low Power 14-inch 1920 x 1080 touchscreen
RAM Up to 16 GB LPDDR3 2133 MHz Up to 32 GB DDR4
Ports 2x USB 3.1 gen. 1 Type-A, 2x Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 1.4, uSIM slot (WWAN only), Noble Lock, 3.5 mm headphones 3x USB Type-A, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 1.4, Smart Card reader, Ethernet, SIM tray, MicroSD, Noble Lock, 3.5 mm headphones
Battery 52 and 78 Wh options 60 Wh
Dimensions 14.89 x 199.9 x 319.77 mm 17.9 x 331 x 220.9
Weight 1.36 kg 1.56 kg
MSRP $1599 and up $1049 and up

The specs are unsurprisingly top-notch. The Whiskey Lake-U inclusion is most definitely welcome and tells us that Dell is fooling around. The bigger kicker here, however, is Dell Latitude’s battery options. There’s an absolutely bonkers 78 Wh option, which Dell claims can afford power users a whopping 24-hour battery life.

Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 First Look: For serious pros
Dell’s previous Latitude release (taken in 2018).

This is obviously something we’ll have to test on our own, but Dell seems confident. And having tested the previous iteration of the device, we’ll take their word for it for now.

The Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 will be available in March of 2019. The convertible version starts at $1599.