The device that we will take a look at today can’t be described as a convertible since it doesn’t have a 360-degree hinge or any type of flip mechanism.
The Dell Latitude 12 7210 (2-in-1) can be better described as a tablet, with a full-fledged Comet Lake U-chip, as to use it as a tablet, you would have to detach it from the keyboard, similar to the Surface Go 2. As with most convertibles, it features premium materials and a hefty price tag, making it a difficult purchase.
Today we are presenting you with LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the Dell Latitude 12 7210 (2-in-1).
Dell Latitude 12 7210 (2-in-1): Full Specs / In-depth Review
4 reasons to BUY the Dell Latitude 12 7210 (2-in-1)
1. Design and build quality
The laptop has a strong metal chassis, which is extremely portable. It has a glass cover for the display since it is a convertible and the display will be touched a lot, hence the need to scratch resistance. On the back, you find a kickstand, which has about 150 degrees of movement. The display does leave a lot to be desired, however, with its thicker bezels. Weight and height-wise, the laptop weighs 850 grams and is 9.35 mm tall. Once you attach the keyboard, however, the thickness increases to 15.4 mm
2. Battery life
The 38Wh battery unit paired with the power-efficient processor delivers 11 hours and 40 minutes of Web browsing, and 10 hours and 30 minutes of video playback. Now, we conduct the battery tests with Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits, and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with.
Despite being a relatively small and portable device, the I/O coverage that it provides is exceptional. You get two Thunderbolt 3 ports, one USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) port, a MicroSD card reader, a 3,5 mm audio jack, and a docking port.
The display on the device is probably the best thing that it offers. The laptop comes with a 12.3-inch Full HD+ IPS display, which has excellent viewing angles, 440 nits of max brightness at the middle of the screen, 406 nits as an average for the entire display area, and a maximum deviation of 12%. The contrast ratio is quite good, at 1520:1.
In terms of color coverage, the display covers 100% of the sRGBcolor gamut.
When testing the color accuracy with the factory settings, we got a dE value of 4.4, which is far from the standard. The situation changed drastically once we applied our Design and Gaming profile, which brought down the dE value to 0.8, which is within the standard.
Here are the results of our test with both the factory settings (left) and with our Design and Gaming profile applied (right).
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Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.
Design and Gaming
This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.
Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.
1 reason NOT to buy the Dell Latitude 12 7210 (2-in-1)
Sadly, the hardware that is offered with the device is pretty outdated. Tiger Lake has been out for close to a year, so we would have loved to see this laptop adopt the new technology, which would have made it perform better, along with increase the battery life.