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Dell Latitude 7370 business ultrabook doesn't sacrifice style

Paul Mah | July 1, 2016
Dell's Latitude 7370 ultrabook is a portable and versatile business-focused laptop, but it is also sleek and offers a variety of extensive configuration options. This in-depth Latitude 7370 review details the device's many strengths, as well as some unfortunate shortcomings.

Dell Latitude 7370 security, expansion options

One of the Latitude 7370's key strengths is its variety of business-centric features, such as a built-in fingerprint scanner (a $20.29 add-on) and smartcard reader. The touch fingerprint reader works better than other similar scanners on rival laptops, but it's not as reliable as those found on newer smartphones, which is disappointing.

The Latitude 7370 has two Thunderbolt USB-C ports, a micro HDMI port, and a USB-A 3.0 port. One of the two Thunderbolt ports can be plugged into a portable battery to power up the 7370. (Dell offers a USB Type-C external battery that it says provides up to an addition 20 hours of battery life for the Latitude 7370.) The machine's USB 3.0 port is handy for hooking up existing USB hardware without having to purchase adapters, and the Thunderbolt 3 ports promise up to 40Gbps data transfers.

The Latitude 7370 also comes with optional WWAN and WiGig wireless, and the latter option lets it to dock wirelessly with a WiGig station to expand available ports and for faster data transfer than is available via 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Dell Latitude 7370 review speedy summary

The Latitude 7370 is an attractive and well-designed laptop that is well suited for business users with modest computing requirements. It offers security features that are not available in many consumer laptops, such as a fingerprint and smartcard reader, as well as the latest wired and wireless connectivity options. The PC has its shortcomings, but overall it's a solid option for travelers who seek a functional, portable, and most importantly business-centric laptop.

 

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