If you’re looking for a new 2-in-1 PC, there’s more choice in 2021 than ever before. Dell's latest entry in the business-focused Latitude range is the 7320 Detachable, a premium convertible with a price tag to match.
A promising spec sheet is led by Intel’s latest 11th-gen processors, up to the i7 vPro, specifically designed for business use with extra security and remote manageability features. In theory, combining this with Iris Xe graphics and up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM will deliver high-end performance – something that’s relatively rare on Windows tablets.
Then there’s the display, a 13in Full HD (1920x1080) touchscreen panel. You could be forgiven for expecting a higher resolution or OLED at this price point, but Dell has proven it can make great displays of this quality.
It supports the company’s low blue light technology, as well as being able to reach a max brightness of 500 nits – that makes working outside or on an awkwardly positioned train table a distinct possibility.
It’s housed within some relatively thin bezels, although there is room for a 5Mp front-facing camera. It’s capable of 1080p video and supports Windows Hello face unlock, although there’s also an optional fingerprint sensor on some models.
It’s part of an impressive video calling combo on paper, which also includes dual stereo speakers and dual-array microphones. You also get a secondary 8Mp rear camera lens, although it’s unlikely to suitable for serious photography.
2-in-1 functionality is added thanks to Dell’s dedicated 7320 Detachable keyboard, although it must be bought as a separate accessory. The limitations of Windows 10 in tablet mode make this a necessary purchase for most people. It allows the tablet to be securely docked in place, with its built-in kickstand allowing for hands-free use.
The keyboard itself is backlit and includes a small trackpad, but a Bluetooth mouse will probably work better long-term. There’s also compatibility with the Latitude 7320 Detachable Stylus Pen, but again it’s an optional additional purchase.
The Latitude 7320 Detachable comes with just a 40Wh battery, although 65W charging via the USB-C ports helps soften the blow. They’re both Thunderbolt 4-enabled and joined by a 3.5mm headphone jack and DisplayPort.
All this comes in an impressively lightweight package. The Latitude 7320 Detachable weighs 851g in tablet form, while it’s just over 1.2kg with the keyboard attached - matching some of the best laptops.
The device was first announced back at CES in January, but it’s only now that Dell is bringing it to market. You’ll need deep pockets, though – the Latitude 7320 Detachable starts at an eye-watering US$1,549 (approx. £1,115).
The US pricing is roughly in line with what you’ll pay for Microsoft’s entry-level Surface Book 3, although that adopts a very different form factor. Perhaps a more significant comparison is to the Surface Pro 7, a device that starts at almost half the price.
Can the premium build quality and high-end specs rival the best 2-in-1s you can buy, or should the Latitude 7320 Detachable be reserved for business customers? Only time will tell.
If you’d like to be one of the early adopters, the device is available to buy now from Dell’s US website. However, UK pricing and availability is yet to be revealed.