The new 13-inch Latitude E6320 is Dell’s Rolls Royce of business laptop, combining strong build, elegant design and powerful performance for executives that need a portable, uncompromising laptop. It takes on competing laptops like the ThinkPad X1 and Apple MacBook Air ultra portables.
The Latitude E6320 is built very well, its screen lid is made of anodized aluminum (scratch resistant) fitted in a magnesium alloy frame and secured to the powder-coated plastic chassis with two steel hinges. Dell has spared no expense in ensuring the laptop feels elegant on touch, be its brushed screen lid or smooth palmrest. There isn’t a hint of gloss on the E6320, ensuring fingerprint smudges are down to a minimum.
The laptop comes with dual-input keyboard, like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 – a standard trackpad and additional trackpoint navigation. The rubber-tipped keys are concave and a treat to type on, the pointing stick for navigation is great to use as well. The laptop’s matte screen is well lit and good for reading text, not so much for multimedia usage. With the kind of internal hardware present on the Dell Latitude E6320, performance is never going to be a problem. Multitasking with regular office suites, video conferencing, listening to music, and browsing the web is easily taken care of, no problems whatsoever.
The laptop’s battery life isn’t great though, lasting just over 70 minutes in our synthetic test – expect just about 3 hours (or less) on a conservative power plan. That’s about the only blemish on this otherwise stylish ultraportable business laptop which sells at a very high premium.
Screen: 13.3-inch matte, 1366 x 768 resolution;
CPU: 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-2620M;
RAM: 8GB DDR3;
HDD: 128GB SSD;
GPU: Onboard Intel HD 3000;
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit;
Ports: 2 x USB, HDMI, VGA, eSATA, card reader, fingerprint reader, more;
Price: Rs 1,32,137