Dell Latitude 7300 First Look Video
Before the holidays, we've uploaded a quick look video of the Dell Latitude 7300 Laptop, a popular business range laptop.
A noticeable update with this Dell Latitude 7300 (2019 model), is a thinner and lighter design. The 7300 is a smaller version of the 7400 with many shared similarities (you might think that the older 7390/7490 model from 2018 is more recent, looking just from the name - that's not the case). We've also made another video, between the larger Dell Latitude 7400 & 7490.
Traditionally the Dell Latitude 7000 series has consisted of workhorse laptops, that blend well into the business, helping to perform the work with minimal distractions; they're preferred by the I.T departments for larger standard-issue deployments & power users who need that support, reliability & portability with power. Dell Latitude 7390 & 7490 are perhaps best described as very functional. 7300 is in many ways, a logical follow-up. No doubt that Dell's customers will have been hoping for a modern refresh, designs that are thinner, with more modern features (e.g. privacy shutters, etc), without changing what's made it popular (reliability / some repairability / and enterprise support). The question is whether that has worked on the 7300/7400.
Performance is similar to that of its predecessor - very decent. The Whisky late 8th Gen process will be an incremental improvement upon the earlier 8th Gen. Additionally, the performance gap between the 8th Gen Core i5 and i7 U-series processor, may not be as noticeable as it once was a few years ago. Core i7 will have a higher Turbo Boost for faster instantaneous speed, then drop down the clock soon enough. Whereas on a lighter laptop with limited thermal head-room - the Core i5 will be a competent option. Thankfully, the 2x RAM slots & 1x M.2 SSD is relatively straightforward to upgrade (thankfully not soldered in).
Some might find the base config appealing: Core i5, 8-16GB RAM, 256GB SSD minimum. That should help the user to get the work done. Core i7, 32GB, 512GB+ SSD might be an option on the 7400.