The Dell Latitude 5285 Review, It’s Speedy, Durable a 2-In-1 With a Cute Kickstand


This business-geared laptop, the Dell Latitude 5285, has a tremendous resemblance to the Microsoft Pro 4, meaning multitudes of similarities in physicality and performance are making it a worthy contender. This detachable-hybrid tablet has an optional Bluetooth keyboard, battery pack, plus a helpful stylus. For some, the big kicker may be the kickstand that has a cool twist to it.

More about this interesting kickstand and keyboard attachment- there are two buttons at the bottom of the device, which deploy the kickstand, making it comparably easier than other ‘click-on’ options. Once connected, the stand has 150 degrees of freedom, for various levels of comfort during work or stylus play. Sticking to this important aspect of this Latitude model, like the Surface Pro 4, the stylus magnetically attaches to the side of the the tablet. It, however, is sold separately.

When working on the device, users will enjoy a Full HD screen, with a 3:2 ratio, 10-point touch screen, and 1920 x 1280 pixels, featured with bright color and smooth application when utilizing the stylus. The Latitude screen measures 12.3-inches, and its dimensions include 8.2 x 11.5 x 0.38 inches; also taking cures from the similar Surface Pro 4 by Microsoft, which measures the exact same 12.3-inch frame, and a body built of 7.93 x 11.5 x 0.33 inches. Weighing just 1.96 pounds alone, 2.71 with the keyboard case, and finally, 2.75 with the Active Pen added for a complete family unit, this is so light, yet still a hair (a quarter pound) heavier than the Surface Pro 4. Many other clamshell notebooks cannot fit all they need inside of a form-factor of this size. Take the very prestigious title of the moment, the Dell XPS 13 9365, tieing in at 2.7 pounds, or even the Microsoft Surface Book, at 3.63 pounds.

More than well-equipped for work, the base model features an Intel Core i3 CPU processor, 4GB of memory, and a 128GB SSD. Obviously upgradable as heck, users could easily divulge into the more sophisticated unit, featuring Core i7, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. Just pick what price is right. But of course, extra memory will always provide nice wiggle room for work projects, like spreadsheets, multi-tasking, and basically, tons of open tabs with little lag. Connectivity and ports include 2 USB Type-Cs for Display Ports and charging, 1 USB 3, a 3.5mm combo audio jack, microSD and SIM slots.

Easy to confuse the two at first glance, it’s not just the two hybrids’ lovely black and charcoal grey with brushed metal accents. As far as thought and design applied to both devices here, both the Surface Pro 4’s design and the Dell Latitude 5285 have such similar dimensions, quality construction and build. The battery on the 5285 is said to reach 11 hours (but there are also reports of less than that, along with some unwanted extra heat), while the Surface Pro 4’s 10 hours is yet another feature linking the two devices with little to no overhang. Bottom line, if price were to be the deciding factor here, both have a similar starting price between $900 to $1,000.

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