Dell Latitude 7300 Power Tests
We ran the Dell Latitude 7300 through a series of battery tests to find out just how long the 4 Cell (60 WHr) battery 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.
As we can see battery life is a strong point of the Dell Latitude 7300, it is the second to highest battery life we have seen. It does fair better when only doing light use such as web surfing or light processing. One item to note is the Lenovo Thinkpad W550s has two batteries, an internal 3-Cell, and removable rear 6-Cell, the Dell Latitude 7300 is able almost to reach that battery life with only one 4-Cell battery.
Also, you may have noted that some of the higher-performance workstation notebooks with NVIDIA GPUs fared better on our benchmarks, but they also have less than half the battery life and weigh more.
Dell Latitude 7300 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.
We ran Bootracer on the Dell Latitude 7300 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 best practice is to keep your laptop clean of unwanted applications that affect booting times. In IT, that is always a struggle between the applications needed to secure and manage environments and the strain on user experience.
The Dell Latitude 7300 does boot very fast with a usable time of 15 seconds to start working on the desktop. Dell did a great time making a fast booting machine. Of course, that is before additional software is loaded.
The Dell Latitude 7300 certainly runs very well for its designed tasks. Road warriors and conference room hoppers will really like the Latitude 7300’s lightweight 2.75 pounds form factor. This is less than half of many mobile workstations and legacy notebooks. Battery life is also huge at just over twelve hours of run time estimated by PowerMark, in fact, the Productivity test ran the large part of the day and recharged quickly. The charge from an hour lunch break will keep the system going a long time.
We also really liked the SafeScreen option that reduces viewing angles, this is great when sitting in an airplane or commuter train at preventing outsiders from looking in on what you are doing. It is less clunky than using an add-on 3M privacy screen. The screen size of 13.3” can feel somewhat cramped but it is a compromise for the form factor.
In addition to what we reviewed, the Dell Latitude 7300 has a large number of accessories to trick out your system which includes accessories such as the Pro Stereo Headset, Thunderbolt Dock, Notebook Power Bank Plus, wireless mouse, and USB-C Mobile Adapter DA300 which we will look at in a later review. Dell is more than happy to offer it’s customers a wide range of accessories from its large portfolio.
Dell Latitude 7300 starts at $1,369 while our review sample weighed in at closer to $2,304 list. That is mostly attributed to the extra 8GB stick of DDR4 and 512GB NVMe SSD. Added performance makes the Dell Latitude 7300 perform well for a variety of users, and there are corporate discounts that dictate actual pricing.