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Dell Latitude 7350 Detachable review: Sleek business slate

Dell Latitude 7350 Detachable review: Sleek business slate

Dell Latitude 7350 Detachable
Pros
Pen is stored and charged in the keyboard
Bright and crisp 13-inch touchscreen display
Cons
Targeted at business users with its pricing
Only two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports and an audio jack
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The Dell Latitude 7350 Detachable is the PC maker's take on a modern Windows 2-in-1 PC. A tablet with an optional detachable keyboard, it's a direct competitor to the Microsoft Surface Pro. It's ideal for those looking at a portable device for productivity apps. However, the Dell is also a bit more expensive than a similarly-configured Surface Pro 10. This may restrict its appeal to business users, though the Latitude branding suggests that Dell is completely fine with that.

At 830g, the Dell Latitude 7350 Detachable is a bit lighter than the latest Microsoft Surface Pro 10 (879g). It has a similar built-in kickstand, while the keyboard accessory magnetically attaches to the tablet in a similar fashion. Just like the Surface Pro, the Latitude lets you stow and charge its Active Pen, which has a flattish design, in a slot at the top of the keyboard.

Quick specs

  • 13-inch 2,880 x 1,920 pixels IPS touchscreen
  • Intel Core Ultra 5 134U processor with 16GB system memory
  • From 0.83kg
  • 46.5 watt-hour battery

My backlit keyboard has the optional Collaboration touchpad, which can show conferencing controls during Zoom or Microsoft Teams calls, like the Dell Premier Collaboration Keyboard. It's a nice touch, but more of a luxury feature. There's also a Microsoft Copilot key like other AI PCs. The keyboard, together with the kickstand, feels stable enough while typing. However, there's obviously more flex than a typical laptop, especially when placed on the lap.

Dell Latitude 7350 Detachable
The Collaboration Touchpad has conferencing controls when in Zoom or Teams calls. Credit: Dell

The 13-inch touchscreen on the Dell Latitude 7350 Detachable is bright (up to 500 nits) and crisp, with good viewing angles. It's glossy, but not overly reflective. However, it only has a 60Hz refresh rate compared with the Surface Pro (120Hz). Above the display is a 8MP webcam. Thanks to its AI-capable Intel Core Ultra processor, Microsoft Studio Effects for features like background blur and auto framing work fine with this webcam. The image quality and the audio are good, too. Besides video calls, this infrared webcam also enables presence detection features, such as locking your laptop when you are away. I find these features helpful and convenient, especially if you often forget to lock the PC.

Connectivity-wise, you get two USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports and an audio jack. You'll likely need something like the Razer USB-C Dock for connectors like HDMI and USB-A. I like that each shorter side of the tablet gets one Thunderbolt 4 port, giving you flexibility on where to position the power cable. The Dell Latitude 7350 Detachable supports the latest Wi-Fi 7 standard, with the option to add a 5G eSIM adapter for S$209.

Dell Latitude 7350 Detachable
Carry and charge the pen in the keyboard. Credit: Vincent Chang/Can Buy or Not

My Dell Latitude 7350 Detachable review unit comes with an Intel Core Ultra 5 134U processor with 8GB of memory and a 256GB SSD. But the actual version sold by Dell Singapore has 16GB of memory and at least a 512GB SSD (with option for a 1TB version). You can also upgrade the processor to an Intel Core Ultra 7 164U chip. Performance-wise, this tablet is not too shabby. In Geekbench 6, it scored 2,055 for the single-core test. This is similar to the LG gram Pro 16 (2,057). However, the Dell's multi-core score (8,522) falls behind the LG (10,741). It's worth noting that the LG has a faster Intel Core Ultra 7 chip.

Dell says that its tablet has around 10 hours of battery life while running productivity apps (tested using MobileMark). In our usual video playback test, the Dell Latitude 7350 Detachable lasted 3hr 40min at maximum brightness. But you probably won't have the screen at full brightness when working on documents. Its Core Ultra 5 134U chip can also drop to a lower 9W power draw compared with 15W for the standard mobile processor, which should help with battery life.

See Also
Belkin 2-in-1 Wireless Charging Dock

The Dell Latitude 7350 Detachable starts at S$3,443 on Dell's website. This buys you the Intel Core Ultra 5 version, and includes the keyboard and pen. In comparison, the Microsoft Surface Pro 10 starts from S$2,967 with keyboard and pen. Both are lightweight and portable tablets that work well enough as laptops. Personally, I feel consumers will probably find Microsoft's tablet more palatable, but enterprises may lean towards the Dell for the commercial services and support. Buy it from Dell on its website.

Note: Review unit provided by Dell.


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Sleek business-focused Windows tablet

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