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The Latitude 7400 2-in-1, Dell’s first CES 2019 unveiling, features a unique productivity-enhancing feature that is sure to make a splash. Using a dedicated presence sensor, the laptop can automatically wake or lock the system based on your proximity.
When combined with an optional Windows Hello IR camera, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1’s presence-sensing system can allow you to wake the PC and sign in by simply sitting in front of it. Similarly, it can detect when you stand up and leave, automatically locking the door behind you so you don’t have to worry about prying eyes.
Professionals, Dell’s target market for the Latitude 7400 2-in-1, benefit from this nifty, albeit minor, security enhancement. However, the company is not just producing any old-fashioned business laptop. Rather, the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 has a sleek design, with narrow bezels around the display and an aluminum body that has been machined. The company has also made the 14-inch laptop approximately 25 percent smaller than its predecessor.
Internally, Dell utilizes Intel’s 8th Generation Whiskey Lake Core U-series processors, as well as up to 16GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. The 14-inch touchscreen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 and accepts input via touch and pen. Dell offers optional LTE for mobile connectivity for road warriors.
The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 can be outfitted with a fingerprint sensor, NFC, and smart card readers in addition to the optional IR camera for Windows Hello. Two USB 3.1 Type-A ports, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, a SIM card slot, and an SD memory card reader are provided as ports. Dell estimates that, depending on the configuration, the 78WHr battery will last up to 24 hours.
The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 will go on sale starting at $1,600 in March.