Dell Latitude 7200 2-in-1 Business Laptop Review

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Dell Latitude 7200 2-in-1 Power Tests

We ran the Dell Latitude 7200 2-in-1 through a series of battery tests to find out just how long the 2 Cell (38 WHr) would last. After each test, the battery was again fully charged and then the next test started.

PowerMark tests would run until the battery was at 15% charge.

Dell Latitude 7200 2in1 Power Test
Dell Latitude 7200 2in1 Power Test

The battery life of the 7200 2-in-1 is somewhat disappointing when compared to the Dell Latitude 7300 we reviewed. The result is about half the run time. The form factor of the Latitude 7200 2-in-1 is much smaller which means that the notebook fits only a 2-cell battery. This is an ultra-portable form factor that could benefit from more battery life even at the expense of some thickness.

Dell Latitude 7200 2-in-1 Boot Time

BootRacer is an app that will tell you how long your computer takes to boot. It will measure the actual time your PC takes to get to the windows boot process, then measure the actual windows OS boot time.

BootRacer is a free download for personal use and can tell you if your PC is booting slower over time or after you have installed apps.

Dell Latitude 7200 2in1 Bootracer
Dell Latitude 7200 2in1 Bootracer

We ran Bootracer on the Dell Latitude 7200 2-in-1 after we set everything up before any other apps were installed. Over time and use, installing other apps, you might find that the laptop might start to slow down or take longer to boot. The leading practice is to keep your laptop clean of unwanted applications that affect booting times.

The Dell Latitude 7200 2-in-1 boots fairly fast with a usable time of 17 seconds to start working on the desktop. One would consider the use case of the 7200 2-in-1 where it will mostly be put to sleep by folding the 7200 unto the keyboard, resuming from this sleep state is almost instant as one would expect.

At the same time, this is a good place to see where the faster Samsung NVMe SSD of the Latitude 7300 yields real-world performance impact versus the Latitude 7200. Seconds can seem like an eternity when everyone is waiting on your laptop to be ready to present.

Final Words

In the enterprise mobility space, 2-in-1 are useful. They give a new PC capability for those that like to handwrite or sketch diagrams on a tablet or take inventories in a tablet position. The Dell Latitude 7200 lightweight which makes it very portable. For those workers accustomed to big and bulky laptops, this is the type of device that will help morale by providing a more modern mobile platform.

Screen size is somewhat small but usable. Desk-side one can plug into a high-resolution display when back in the office for a larger screen. The combination of the Intel Core i7-8665U is fast enough for office applications and the 16GB of RAM configuration aids in multitasking. Being able to disconnect the tablet and use the stand to prop the 7200 up makes a great PowerPoint display for people who often need to give presentations to small numbers of people in a huddle room or a coffee shop. If you are a Surface Pro user the Latitude 7200 2-in-1 is a device to take a look at.

In addition, the Dell Latitude 7200 2-in-1 has a large number of accessories in Dell’s vast catalog. We showed the Dell Premium Active Pen PN579X and Dell DA300 in this review. The company has a full line of peripherals and monitors to accompany these machines that they are more than happy to sell.

The Dell Latitude 7200 2-in-1 starts at $979 while our review sample weighed in at around $2,211, mostly attributed to the extra 8GB stick of DDR4 and 512GB NVMe SSD. Both are upgrades we think are worthwhile from a user perspective. These are also list prices and do not take into account corporate contractual or volume discounts.

3 COMMENTS

  1. It looks like the Latitude 5290 2-in-1, so can I use the travel keyboard of Latitude 5285/90 2-in-1 on this device?

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