Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable review: An excellent business tablet PC

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Dell’s Latitude 7320 Detachable rivals what some may call the definitive Windows tablet, the Microsoft Surface Pro 7+. The Latitude 7320 may be a little more expensive, but unlike its Microsoft rival it bundles a pen and keyboard. It also boasts Thunderbolt connectivity, a one-two punch of biometric security options, and a suite of genuinely useful utilities.

Unfortunately, the Latitude 7320 is not immune to the “lapability” issues we’ve experienced with other 2-in-1 detachable PCs. But that’s the only major flaw we found. Otherwise, the Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable rises to the level of a premier business tablet PC, earning our Editor’s Choice award.

This review is part of our ongoing roundup of the best laptops. Go there for information on competing products and how we tested them.

Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable primary 3 Mark Hachman / IDG

The Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable.

Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable basic features

Dell’s Latitude 7320 Detachable is available in multiple configurations via Dell.com. We list the major specifications and option below, with our test configuration indicated by “(as tested).” 

Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable rear Mark Hachman / IDG
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-1110G4, Core i5-1130G7, Core i5-1140G7, Intel Core i7-1180G7 (Core i7-1180G7 as tested)
  • Display: 13.3-inch (1,920×1,280) touch; 500 nits rated
  • Memory: 16GB LPDDR4X-4267
  • Storage: 256GB PCie SSD M.2
  • Graphics: Iris Xe
  • Ports: 2 Thunderbolt 4 (Power Delivery, DisplayPort), Wedge lock slot, 3.5mm audio jack, optional microSIM
  • Security: Windows Hello (fingerprint reader, depth camera)
  • Camera: 1080p depth camera / 4.9MP user-facing; 1080p (video) / 6MP (image) rear-facing
  • Battery: 39.2Wh (design); 37.2Wh (full, reported by Windows)
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 6 AX201 2×2 802.11ax 160MHz, Bluetooth 5.1
  • Operating system: Windows 10 Pro
  • Dimensions: 11.75 x 9.03 x 0.63 inches
  • Weight: 1.7 pounds (without keyboard) 
  • Color: Silver 
  • Prices: $2,189 (as tested) on Dell.com 

If that’s a bit too rich for your blood, Dell offers a fully configurable Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable with a Core i3-1110G4, 4GB of memory, and 128GB of SSD storage for $1,559.  (We’d consider those specs too skimpy for practical use.) A Core i5/8GB RAM/256GB version is $1,829, while a Core i7/16GB RAM/512GB SSD version is $2,329.  A premium Core i7/16GB RAM/1TB SSD version is priced at $2,539.

The pen and keyboard bundled with the Latitude 7320 bear repeating. The latest Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ forces you to buy the essential Signature Type Cover keyboard and Surface Pen separately. Another rival, the Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Gen 1, charges extra for the pen. 

Latitude 7320 Design

Out of the box, one fundamental experience with the keyboard concerned me. Though I was able to attach the keyboard easily to the tablet via a magnetized connection, the secondary magnets were a lot weaker than I expected. 

Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable flawed hinge 2 Mark Hachman / IDG

The Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable has a pen cubby that’s convenient, but its location impacts the strength of the secondary hinge—making the keyboard a bit less stable when connected.

Like rival tablets, Dell’s Latitude 7320 keyboard magnetically attaches itself to the tablet via a thin line of electrical contacts. Two tiny plastic pegs that clip the keyboard and tablet together offer additional stability. The keyboard also folds toward the tablet with a secondary hinge, elevating the keyboard at a slight angle. It’s this second hinge that fails to secure the keyboard. That’s fine for working on a flat surface, but on your lap, any rocking motion or sudden movement will likely plunge the tablet like a fat, flat lemming, over your knees to its doom.

Though lightweight, the Latitude 7320 feels structurally sound. Like rival tablets, it includes a small kickstand that supports the tablet at any angle from vertical to just a few degrees off horizontal.



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