Resembling Microsoft’s Surface Pro, Dell’s detachable has a larger display, among other features.

Jeffrey Schwartz

April 28, 2021

3 Min Read
Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable

Dell has revamped its Latitude detachable laptop with a new model that’s slightly larger than Microsoft’s Surface Pro devices. The Latitude 7320 Detachable, available now, is part of a refresh of Dell’s commercial lineup.

The Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable has a 13.3-inch display, kickstand and an enhanced electronic pen. It’s an upgrade of the Latitude 7210, which has a 12-inch display, introduced by Dell last year. Microsoft’s Surface Pro 7 has a 12.3-inch display.

Resembling the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 and its predecessors, Dell claims its new Latitude detachable is better. While Dell officials didn’t refer to the Surface Pro specifically, they compared the Latitude 7320 generally to alternative detachable laptops.

The company emphasized the various ports available with its new detachable, including Thunderbolt 4 with power delivery in the DisplayPort and USB Type C interfaces. It has an external uSIM card try option for WWAN and an optional contracted or contactless SmartCard Reader. The Surface Pro 7 has 1 USB-C and 1 USB-A port.

“[We] have delivered the most powerful, most secure, and most serviceable business detachable in the industry,” said Meghana Patwardhan, VP of Dell’s Latitude and commercial mobility products business.

It is available with Dell Express Sign In, which enhances Windows Hello authentication with the company’s Proximity Sensor.

Patwardhan said the Proximity Sensor is available with the Latitude 7320 Detachable’s enhanced 5MP 1080p, 30 fps webcam. The webcam “lets you look brighter, sharper, and be seen, whether you’re on the go, or whether you’re in low light,” she said. A second 8 MP, rear-facing camera includes Dell’s Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR), which the company designed to improve visual displays in low-light conditions.

The Latitude detachable also comes with a new electronic stylus pen, which can charge to 100% capacity in 30 seconds. It can run continuously for 90 minutes, according to Dell.

Intel Evo Certified

Dell claims the Latitude 7320 is also the first detachable powered with Intel’s Evo-based 11th Gen Core processors. The 11th Gen Evo is Intel’s highest-end mobile processor currently available. Dell said the Latitude 7320 is 54% more powerful than its predecessor. Also worth noting — it’s serviceable. Available with Intel’s vPro option, Dell claims it’s the most secure detachable.

It comes with Dell Optimizer, the company’s AI optimization software, designed to automatically manage battery use, audio settings and background settings. Also included is Dell’s Express Connect, which prioritizes bandwidth during meetings and calls.


Pund-IT’s Charles King

“Its advanced cameras and connectivity technologies mean that Dell’s new solution is ideal for video calls from nearly anywhere,” noted Pund-IT principal analyst Charles King. “Plus, Intel’s latest 11th Gen Intel Core i7 vPro chips help make the Latitude 7320 Detachable highly secure, manageable and serviceable while users are on the go.”

Dell also pointed to Latitude 7320’s reduced carbon footprint. It has EPEAT Gold registration, waterborne paint on all of its painted parts. According to Dell, 25% of the packaging trays are ocean-based plastic, and 75% of the plastic is recycled.

The Dell Latitude 7320 starts at $1,549. It features an i3 processor, has 4GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD. A version with an i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB is $1,799.

Latitude 9520 Conferencing Laptop Ships

Dell said the Latitude laptops introduced during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January are now shipping. They include the Latitude 9420, its highest-end 2-in-1 laptop (14-inch), with the enhanced conferencing capabilities introduced with the detachable. Also shipping is a 15-inch version, the Latitude 9520.

As reported, the latest 9000 Series Latitudes have built-in speakerphone capabilities with dual top-firing and two bottom-firing speakers, which Dell designed to enable surround sound. It also has the enhanced MIPI IR camera. A configuration with an i5 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD, costs roughly $1,875.

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Jeffrey Schwartz

Jeffrey Schwartz has covered the IT industry for nearly three decades, most recently as editor-in-chief of Redmond magazine and executive editor of Redmond Channel Partner. Prior to that, he held various editing and writing roles at CommunicationsWeek, InternetWeek and VARBusiness (now CRN) magazines, among other publications.

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