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Dell Latitude 13 7370 Ultrabook Review

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There is no denying that the Latitude 7370 is a very sleek laptop. Starting with the carbon-fibre lid and base, it oozes class and sophistication.

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Once the lid has been opened, you get a good look at the display and keyboard. One feature to note here is the so-called ‘InfinityEdge' display. In layman's terms, this means Dell has fitted an incredibly small bezel around the outside of the LCD panel. I must say this reminds me somewhat of the Dell Venue 8 7840 tablet I reviewed in May last year – and that is certainly a good thing, as I praised its premium look and feel.

The panel itself is a 1920×1080 anti-glare unit, with a high pixel density (166 PPI) due to the smaller screen size. While some may say a laptop costing over £1000 should have at least a 2K display, if not higher, I disagree. It is really not necessary to have such a high resolution on a small, 13.3inch laptop such as this. It would just mean the battery does not last as long, and would undoubtedly cause scaling-related issues with third party programmes. As it is, the 1080p panel does a great job.

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Interestingly, the Latitude 7370 is capable of a great amount of screen tilt – beyond 180 degrees. I'm not sure why you would want to tilt the display so far back, but it is certainly better than having the screen not tilting far enough back.

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The base of the Latitude 7370 houses the keyboard – a fairly standard affair with low-profile keys which utilise scissor-switches. Coming from a mechanical desktop keyboard to a laptop keyboard with minimal key travel is always a slight shock to the system but you quickly adjust. There are also two levels of backlight brightness – but the backlight itself is white only.

Beside the trackpad, which uses standalone buttons rather than integrated ones, there is a small Ultrabook sticker. This simply confirms to you that Intel have indeed certified the Latitude 7370 as a fully-fledged Ultrabook. In the right-hand corner of the laptop there is also a discrete fingerprint scanner for those who want the added security. Personally, I still find typing a 4-digit PIN code is faster, but the option is there for those who want it.

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Here we get a look at the connectivity ports on the Latitude 7370. The left-side edge features two Thunderbolt (Type C) ports, with one designated as the charging port. Next to the Thunderbolt ports is one micro HDMI port and a micro SIM card slot for 3G connectivity on-the-go.

On the right edge of the Latitude 7370 is a Kensington lock, the sole USB 3.0 (Type A), a combo audio jack and a micro SD card slot. While just a single Type A USB could cause problems for some, there are Type C to Type A adaptors on the market which would allow you to take full advantage of the two Thunderbolt ports' extra speed.

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