It has been two months since I moved to the Dell Latitude 5289 as my primary device and I couldn’t be happier. Contrary to popular opinion, the laptop is not going anywhere and is still very much the mainstay of personal computing and productivity. The laptop and the smartphone together make up the most important productivity tools today. Given that fact, here is why I made the 5289 my primary driver
I spend almost 15 hours of my day online and that time is very democratically divided between my laptop and smartphone. There are days when the equation skews either way with respect to majority usage time per device. There are days when I am out and about and then there are days when I am in. When I am mostly in, the laptop takes the lion’s share and naturally the smartphone takes the cake when I am out.
Having said that, my job requires me to be up and running on-demand and there really are no defined working hours as such. So I need a laptop that powers up in a jiffy and is there to do my bidding in a matter of seconds. There needs to be enough memory to multi-task with ease and not struggle when heavy apps are open. I am very particular about the fact that I do not want a system with a HDD that makes noise and takes a while to get things done. A touch screen would be great addition for mind-mapping and taking notes. A stylus will be a big plus.
All this means that I need a convertible with a good stylus and touch screen. It must have a keyboard and should be able to fold into a tablet when I need it to. There are meetings where a smartphone will not cut it and I need a laptop, so it must be light. The finish must be tough and premium at the same time. It should have an SSD with ample space so that I can take my work and my multimedia all along when I am on the move.
Does all the above sound like exactly what you want from a tablet? Then the Dell Latitude 5289 convertible is for you. Here is why
Made for movement
Comfort in any setting:
Work from any position thanks to easy 360-degree rotation. This 2-in-1 adapts to tasks, from working alone to collaborating during a meeting.
Feel the difference: The ISO-compliant, backlit keyboard and 2-button touchpad are designed for maximum comfort, letting you type all day without fatigue.
Fit for an active workday: The Latitude 5289 2-in-1 comes with a user interface that supports an active pen enabled by leading Wacom technology. Now with the ability to attach magnetically to your device, so it’s always nearby when you need it.
Security from attacks Dell™ ControlVault™ provides a more secure alternative for storing and processing passwords, biometric templates and security codes
Enterprise-class data protection Dell Data Protection with Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise, Secure Lifecycle, Security Tools and Encryption provides authentication with one-touch, pre-set compliance templates that save time and money.
Productivity at the office or on the go
This 2-in-1 is the first of its kind to include the Dell integrated power hub, which accommodates multiple plugins on the power brick. It also supports up to two docking options including Dell Dock or Dell Wireless dock.
The latest processors: Equipped with 7th Gen Intel® Core™ U processors, this small machine delivers powerful performance.
Manage with ease: Through Dell unique Pro extensions, you can remotely manage a fleet of devices, including diagnostics whether they are powered on or off.
All day power: Up to 17 hours1 of battery life delivers the longevity you need to power through your workday.
Given all of the above and the fact it looks very very good and works like a charm whenever you flick it on, is it really a surprise why I moved into it? I have the 8 GB RAM version with 512 GB SSD and it simply stands up and delivers every time I need it to.
Note: This is not a sponsored post and entirely my opinion