When the time comes to upgrade IT solutions for your small business, it’s important to get hardware that’s optimized for you.
High on the shortlist of premium, business-oriented, portable computers is Dell’s new Latitude 9420. The Latitude is a high-end laptop with a range of features designed specifically to enhance remote conferencing, connectivity, and security for busy professionals.
Available in both traditional or hybrid 2-in-1 form factors, the Latitude is a versatile laptop that can fold back into a tablet configuration, perfect for touch-screen use. The Latitude 9420 is offered in several configurations made to fit a wide range of users and budgets.
Let’s take a look at the Latitude’s core features and then explore some of the configurations that may best suit you.
Enhanced Video Conferencing
Powerful 11th-gen Intel processors and fast solid-state memory are a great foundation for any productivity laptop, but the Latitude 9420 features software and hardware innovations made specifically to enhance connectivity and conferencing.
The webcam, located in the thin bezel above the screen, delivers high-quality video using Intel Image Signal Processor technology to brighten colors and boost contrast. When the camera is not in use, an intelligent SafeShutter automatically blocks the lens, so you can work with extra peace of mind. Dedicated keyboard keys for camera and microphone muting also help maintain privacy when needed.
Noise-canceling microphones help filter out background interruptions during important meetings, and up-firing speakers deliver loud and clear voice audio.
To reduce lag in your video calls, the Latitude features Wi-Fi 6E for the fastest wireless connection, and Dell’s ExpressConnect software helps to keep you connected to the best Wi-Fi in the office and prioritizes bandwidth for conferencing apps.
When time is money, it’s important for your work laptop to be ready for action at a moment’s notice. The Latitude 9420 is built upon the Intel Evo platform, which promises high standards for wake-up response, charge times, and more.
Dell’s ExpressSign-In automatically detects your presence and signs you in using Windows Hello facial recognition. The built-in fingerprint reader can also be used to quickly access your desktop while keeping your data safe.
Quick charge times and a long battery life are also promised by Intel Evo PCs. The Latitude can be charged up to 35% in 20 minutes, and up to 80% in 40 minutes with its compact and lightweight power supply cable. Meanwhile, Dell’s software helps to extend battery life by deploying high levels of performance when needed, and lowering power consumption when doing lighter tasks. Also, Dell’s ExpressResponse learns which apps you use the most and prioritizes system resources for them, promising faster performance in your most important apps.
Which Dell Latitude 9420 Should You Buy?
There are a variety of options when it comes to buying a Latitude 9420, and the following are three configurations that might suit your small-business needs. If you need something more uniquely tailored to your experience, you can customize your configuration as well.
The Value Option – Around $2,039
Ideal For: When budget is a priority.
The 11th-gen Intel Core i5 and 8GB of RAM provide more than enough performance for common office tasks, and the 128GBs of internal storage can easily be expanded with external memory devices such as a high-capacity USB stick or portable hard drive.
The Hybrid QHD+ Option – Around $2,739
Ideal For: Photo editors, content creators, or those who simply want the hybrid touch-screen tablet experience.
This is the 2-in-1 version of the Latitude 9420. Besides doubling as a tablet device, upgrades over the base model include a QHD+ (2560×1600) touch-screen display with 500 nits of brightness, a faster Core i7 CPU, 16GBs of RAM, and 256GBs of storage–making it suited for even more demanding tasks.
The Premium Option – Around $3,309
Ideal For: High-resolution video editing and other memory-intensive tasks.
Internal memory is maxed out at 1TB (1,000GB), giving you plenty of room if you’re handling large files, especially 4K video. 32GB of RAM also ensures your PC has the breathing room to allow for editing such files while multitasking with other apps. This is all packed into the 2-in-1 version of the chassis with the upgraded QHD+ screen. No expense spared.