One of the newest additions to Dell’s Latitude series of business laptops is the new Latitude 13 7000 Series announced at CES. The Latitude 13 will be available in March starting at $1,299 and shares a number of styling elements with the popular XPS 13.
Dell didn’t have a full list of the technical specifications for the new Latitude 13 at the time of this writing, but we’ve managed to pull together a number of details. For starters, Dell will offer two “InfinityEdge” 13.3-inch display options with the Latitude 13: a FHD (1920 x 1080) non-touch anti-glare display rated at 400 nits brightness, and a 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800) touch display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass and rated at 350 nits. The backside of the displays are protected by a carbon fiber and CNC machined aluminum lid.
The main chassis is reinforced with magnesium alloy and the palm rests are covered with a soft touch black paint. The keyboard uses chicklet style buttons with LED backlighting and the Dell claims the keys have 1.9mm of travel. The entire notebook weighs in at 2.48 lbs and the dimensions are 304.8 x 210.5 x 14.32 mm.
Inside, Dell will offer the Latitude 13 with a range of 6th Generation Intel Core M processors up to Core M7 as well as vPro and TPM security options. The combination of mSATA and M.2 PCIe SSDs up to 512GB means you can configure this notebook with speed and plenty of storage.
Speaking of speed, the Latitude 13 joins the family of new Latitude products that feature Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) and support for single cable docking with power, data, video and audio via a single USB-C cable. Don’t worry, the Latitude 13 still has a standard full-size USB 3.0 port as well as a microSD card reader, headset audio jack and smartcard reader for business users.
Additionally, the Latitude 13 supports WWAN as well as Class A WLAN and Dell claims the battery life will “up to 10 hours.” In short, the new 13-inch Latitude combines the core business features of an enterprise-class notebook with some of the attractive styling of the XPS 13 and added a generous helping of new ports, new processors, new SSDs, and two very attractive screen options.