Dell Latitude 14 7430 (2-in-1) – Top 5 Pros and Cons
Convertibles have generally become a pleasant form factor to use, both for the convenience of a touch screen, but also the flexibility to eliminate the keyboard entirely and do a better job at presenting or working as a team on a project.
Well, today we’re here with a premium 14-inch convertible from Dell, powered by Alder Lake’s most efficient processors. It also remains very lightweight, so it won’t be a burden to carry around.
Today we’re presenting you with LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the Dell Latitude 14 7430 (2-in-1).
Dell Latitude 7430 (2-in-1)
- Intel Core i7-1265U
- Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 (96EU)
- 16GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
3 reasons to BUY the Dell Latitude 14 7430 (2-in-1)
1. Display quality
The laptop has a 14-inch FHD IPS display with comfortable viewing angles, 305 nits of brightness, and a 1800:1 contrast ratio. The panel covers 96% of the sRGB gamut, while the accuracy reaches a very low dE value of 0.7 once we apply our Design and Gaming profile.
Here are the results of our color accuracy test with the stock settings (left) and with our 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.
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The laptop has a bunch of pre-installed security software, which optimizes the work of the laptop. There’s also a fingerprint reader, while the thin bezels on the display house a bunch of sensors, including one for face recognition as well as a proximity sensor, which detects when you’re close and wakes up the laptop.
3. Battery life
With a 58Wh battery pack, the laptop lasts for 12 hours and 30 minutes of Web browsing, or 8 hours and 20 minutes of video playback, which is about a whole day of work, so you should be fine and not have to chase a charger every few hours. Keep in mind that these results were achieved with the 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.
2 reasons NOT to buy the Dell Latitude 14 7430 (2-in-1)
1. Build quality
For a laptop with a price that hovers around two thousand dollars, we’re really sad to see such poor execution and quality control. For example, our touchpad, despite its beautiful glass cover, sits unevenly on the right side, as if someone didn’t screw it in or secure it to the base properly.
The laptop’s upgradeability isn’t up to stuff, as it happens to be with most convertibles. For units equipped with the Alder Lake U-series, you get soldered DDR4 RAM, while the P-series CPUs are paired with LPDDR5 memory. All of it is soldered onto the motherboard, while there’s only one M.2 PCIe x4 slot with Gen 4 support. There’s a special door that you need to remove, in order to access it.
Here is our teardown video, which shows exactly how to access the single SSD slot.