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    Dell Latitude 13 7370

    A business alternative to the gorgeous XPS 13.
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    Re: Dell Latitude 13 7370

    Why on Earth would I want to pay more for an inferior laptop just to get a fingerprint reader?
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    Re: Dell Latitude 13 7370

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Why on Earth would I want to pay more for an inferior laptop just to get a fingerprint reader?
    Compared to the XPS 13?

    To be fair the Latitude 7370 and XPS 13 have 3 year vs 1 year support respectively, the base XPS 13 with added 3yr support is about the same price as the base Latitude 7370 which includes 3yr support as standard.

    Between the XPS 13 and Latitude 7370, I'd opt for the latter which has over the former;

    - Physical touch pad buttons
    - A WWAN option
    - 3 year (vs. 1yr) NBD on-site service

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    Re: Dell Latitude 13 7370

    Most likely superior build quality and keyboard as well, over the XPS 13

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    Re: Dell Latitude 13 7370

    Quote Originally Posted by DDY View Post
    the base XPS 13 with added 3yr support is about the same price as the base Latitude 7370 which includes 3yr support as standard.
    While true, you still only get a mini-CPU, for the same money.

    Quote Originally Posted by DDY View Post
    - Physical touch pad buttons
    Which can be useful if the comparitive touchpad tapping sucks. The XPS 13's touchpad is reportedly quite good.

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    - A WWAN option
    Which will run up the bill even more. Just use your phone's hotspot mode.

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    - 3 year (vs. 1yr) NBD on-site service
    But as you just said, there's a long term support option for the XPS 13.
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    Re: Dell Latitude 13 7370

    Quote Originally Posted by cptwhite_uk View Post
    Most likely superior build quality and keyboard as well, over the XPS 13
    Build quality looks about the same. Keyboard might be ever so slightly better, but a better keyboard isn't worth £300 and a horrible CPU.
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    Re: Dell Latitude 13 7370

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    While true, you still only get a mini-CPU, for the same money.

    Which can be useful if the comparitive touchpad tapping sucks. The XPS 13's touchpad is reportedly quite good.

    Which will run up the bill even more. Just use your phone's hotspot mode.

    But as you just said, there's a long term support option for the XPS 13.
    I've yet to use a button-less touchpad that I've been happier with than a touchpad with real buttons, I loath multi-touch gestures and there's no quick one-fingered way to middle click without physical buttons. This is down to personal preference of course.

    It's not always cheaper to tether and not everyone has a phone or plan that's capable of tethering. I spend about £5 every month or two to top up my PAYG phone and buy a pre-paid data SIM for my laptop when I'm working away, this works out cheaper for me and doesn't drain my phone battery.

    Not only that, I've yet to figure out how to get VPN and tethering working on Android at the same time, without needing to root the device or use a cable.

    The base models XPS 13 and Latitude 7370 are configured with an i5-6200U and m5-6Y54 respectively, there isn't actually that much in terms of performance between the two and I wouldn't go as far as calling the m5 horrible or a mini-CPU.

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    Re: Dell Latitude 13 7370

    Odd that the XPS 15 is part of the comparison test and not the XPS 13?
    Surely Dell can see that there is a market for the best parts of both the Latitude and the XPS combined in one machine?

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    Re: Dell Latitude 13 7370

    Quote Originally Posted by DDY View Post
    ... The base models XPS 13 and Latitude 7370 are configured with an i5-6200U and m5-6Y54 respectively, there isn't actually that much in terms of performance between the two and I wouldn't go as far as calling the m5 horrible or a mini-CPU.
    Indeed, they're exactly the same CPU, just with different TDP configurations. Peak boost clock is only 100MHz different between the two. A 1.1GHz skylake dual core with Hyperthreading is way more CPU power than you need to do basic office tasks and run powerpoint presentations, which is what the business-portable market this is aimed at needs; and the pay off is that excellent battery life from a relatively small battery.

    As DDY pointed out, if you want the same 3-year support package (and again, if you're a business user you will) the two laptops cost pretty much the same, and there are a number of good reasons to choose the Latty over the XPS.

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    Re: Dell Latitude 13 7370

    This appears to be the 7370 as reviewed.
    This is the comparable XPS 13 (second model, 256GB SSD).

    Changing the XPS service option to 3yr Premium with Onsite give a price difference between the two (ex VAT) of £70. Now, consider that Premium requires remote diagnosis and then after that a tech is sent out "within 2 business days", versus the Latitude's "you'll get a tech the next day" Pro support. In the sort of environment where laptops are used for business purposes, the knowledge that you'll have a tech within 24 hours is invaluable. It's certainly worth more than £70.

    It's also worth mentioning that the m5-6Y57 supports vPro, unlike the i5-6200U. Might not mean anything to you, but IT security may find it useful in a business environment.

    TL;DR - You're not the target audience.

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