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Dell’s new Latitude Detachable outdoes the Surface Pro in more ways than one

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Dell’s new Latitude 7320 Detachable is here with a fresh new design to take on Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2-in-1s.

Available now starting at $1,550, the new Windows 10 tablet sports slim bezels, Intel’s 11th-gen processors under the hood, and features catered to both enterprise and business users.

For everyone else, the highlight feature of the new Latitude 7320 Detachable is the 13-inch, 3:2 aspect ratio, 1920 x 1280 resolution screen. Similar to Microsoft’s Surface Pro X, Dell has slimmed down the bezels on the tablet 10% between generations, for an 84% screen-to-body ratio.

This allows you to fit more on your screen and multitask efficiently, a bit like on the Dell XPS 13 laptop. The Latitude 7320 Detachable is now has some of the slimmest bezels among the current Windows tablets, beating out Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 and the Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable.

There is even an add-on option for a detachable keyboard that has a housing for a pen. Both are separate purchases, but Dell claims that the pen can recharge up to 100% in the housing of the keyboard in 30 seconds, wand offers up to 90 minutes of continuous usage. The keyboard also features a brushed aluminum and synthetic suede finish, with a magnetic hinge to attach it to the Latitude tablet when the kickstand is opened up. That’s just like Microsoft’s Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard, which has a housing for the rechargeable Surface Slim Pen.

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The big differentiating factor over the Surface Pro X, though, is what’s inside this tablet. Dell includes options for Intel’s 11th-gen Core processors and up to a Core i7 vPro. RAM can also be pushed up to up to 16GB, and PCIe NVMe storage options range from 128GB up to 1TB. For comparison, the Surface Pro X maxes out at 512GB of storage and 16GB of RAM.

Microsoft’s Surface Pro X has a Qualcomm processor under the hood, which means it suffers from app compatibility issues. With Dell opting for Intel’s 11th-gen processors, this isn’t a concern. The tablet is Intel Evo-certified as it comes with Iris Xe graphics on board. Dell says it offers up to 54% more performance than its predecessor, the Latitude 7210 Detachable.

Other things of note on the Latitude 7320 Detachable include its webcam and connectivity options. You’ll find two Thunderbolt 4 ports on board, as well as an optional fingerprint reader and a SmartCard reader. The front-facing 5-megapixel Full HD webcam promises brighter, sharper video in low light, and there’s an 8-megapixel camera on the rear for whiteboard photography. Windows Hello facial login can also be added as an option for the front camera if needed.

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Dell has also thought about those who might not have access to Wi-Fi at all times. The tablet has options for 4G LTE and eSIM models, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE modem inside, similar to how the Surface Pro X has an LTE option.

Of course, as a business and enterprise tablet, the Latitude 7320 Detachable sports some unique intelligent features. That includes Dell Express Connect, which can join the strongest Wi-FI network in the office and direct your bandwidth for videoconferencing.

There’s also Express Sign-In, which lets you instantly wake the device and log into it without a password, while also locking the device when you walk away from it. Express Charge (for a 35% charge in 20 minutes,) Intelligent Audio, (for enhanced audio quality,) and Express Response (which prioritizes your important apps) round out the features on the tablet.

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Arif Bacchus is a native New Yorker and a fan of all things technology. Arif works as a freelance writer at Digital Trends…
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