Dell Latitude 13 Review – 1st core i7 1260u laptop

The Dell Latitude 13 Laptop is the first 13-inch laptop to feature the Intel Core i7-1260P Processor and can be an excellent companion for daily workloads.

Dell introduced a new laptop in its popular latitude series, the Latitude 13 9330. It is an upgraded version of Latitude 7330. It is now equipped with some latest gen 12th Gen Alder Lake Processor but comes in a completely new design.

Dell is always known for its laptops’ durability and support, and the Dell Latitude 13 2022 is no different. Dell included almost everything that makes this Laptop worth buying. Remember that this is not an entry-level laptop, so even if it carries a certain price premium, it is well worth it. Also, the new Dell Latitude 13 9330 uses the latest DDR5 Technology.

Dell Latitude 13 Review - 1st core i7 1260u laptop

The Dell Latitude 13 features a touchscreen convertible laptop that can be used as a tab when required because the display is 360 degrees rotatable, which makes it a great laptop that will fit inside any working environment like School, Work and even at Home.

So without further delay, let’s quickly check out the Dell Latitude 13 9330 Laptop.

Dell Latitude 13 Laptop- Specs

Below are the full specs of Dell’s newest 9000 series laptop.

CPUIntel Core i7 1260U
GraphicsIntel Iris Xe G7 96EUs
Storage512GB M.2 NVMe SSD
Display13.3 inch IPS 60Hz TouchScreen
Screen Type2560 x 1600 pixels with 227 PPI, native pen support, 16:10 Aspect Ratio
MotherboardAlder Lake M-PCH
Ports1 x 3.5mm headphone mic combo jack
2 X Thunderbolt4 ports
2 x USB Type-C ports
1 x Wedge Lock slot
Wireless ComponentIntel WiFi 6E AX211
Bluetooth v5.2
Camera2 MP webcam with 5 MP sensor
AudioFour speakers
Operating systemWindows 11
Dimension14.1 x 296 x 208 mm

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Dell Latitude 13Price and Availability

Dell Latitude 13 9330 is available in the worldwide electronics market and all major online and offline retailers with a starting price tag of $2700. But the price of this Laptop may vary from one country to another.

Dell Latitude 13 9330- Design

This Dell laptop comes in steel grey and black options and features a slightly new design. Although the build quality of this Latitude 9330 is far superior to what we have seen since the last iteration of this model.

Dell also made sure that their display this time is resistant to twisting or bending, and to be honest, the overall build quality is the best we have seen on any other laptops recently. The chassis, keyboard, battery, and other things are made with 44%, 50%, and 28% recycled materials, respectively.

Dell Latitude 13 9330 Design

The hinge section of this Laptop has been carefully made, as it has a rotational feature of more than 270 degrees. To maintain the thin profile of the Laptop, the bottom portion of this Laptop has been kept flat. The surface of the Laptop is smooth and feels quite rigid.

The Laptop weighs around 1.2kgs which is roughly 2.62lbs which makes it easier for you to carry around inside a backpack. It might not attract you design-wise, but the build quality is worth mentioning.

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Dell 2022 Latitude Laptop – Display

Dell Latitude 13 comes with an impressive quality screen unit. The display has been covered with Edge to edge Glossy Gorilla 6 Glass, which prevents unintentional scratches on display. The screen side bezels are very narrow in size, with an aspect ratio of 16:10. The display features an AU Optronics Panel.

Latitude 13 9330 Laptop Display

With a 2560 x 1600 native resolution, it features 227PPI and comes with touchscreen features. The only disappointing thing is that the screen is limited to 60Hz frequency or refresh rate. We expect it to have a 120Hz display because higher refresh rate displays are not only reserved for gaming nowadays.

We analyzed the display of the Dell Latitude 13 9330, and here are the results that we have achieved.

Display P3 coverage77.8
sRGB Coverage99.9
Adobe RGB 1998 Coverage77.5
Response Time GTG67.6
Response Time BTW (Black to white)50.4
Brightness at the centre position542.3
Total Brightness516
Brightness Distribution all over the screen85
Black Level0.38
Contrast Amount1427
ColorChecker dE 20003.18
ColorChecker dE 2000 Max6.05
ColorChecker dE 2000 Calibrated0.67
Greyscale dE 20003.1
Gama Amount2.08%
CCT Amount6140
Colour SpaceN/A

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Dell Latitude 13 2022- Keyboard and Touchpad

Dell has squeezed in a low-profile keyboard with minimal key travel. The keyboard design is compact mode and comes without the Numpad; The typing experience with this keyboard is good and features strong feedback. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the upper right section of this keyboard.

Dell Latitude 13 2022- Keyboard and Touchpad

The touchpad section of this Laptop comes in big and large sizes. It has an excellent haptic feedback feature with an overall very smooth surface. No dedicated left or right-click buttons are present here, but the right and left clicks are very accurate, and your fingers can glide easily on top of the silky-smooth touchpad. It also supports the Active Pen for Windows 11 Ink. One of the cool features is the touchpad’s LED buttons, which also help a lot during video conferences.

Dell Latitude 9330 Laptop- Core i7 1260u CPU and Intel Iris Xe Graphics Performance

We ran some current-gen benchmarking software to benchmark the actual performance level of this Laptop’s CPU and Graphics capabilities. Here are the test results listed below.

Core i7 1260U Dell Latitude CPU Performance

CinebenchR20 Single Core588 points
CinebenchR20 Multi Core2838 points
CinebenchR23 Single Core1538 points
CinebenchR23 Multi Core7444 points
CinebenchR15 64bit Single222 points
CinebenchR15 64bit Multi1117 points
Blender BMW27431 sec
7 Zip 18.03 b432008 MIPS
7 Zip 18.03 b4 -mmt14746 MIPS
Geekbench v5.4 Single Core1560 points
Geekbench v5.4 Multi Core7072 points
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 4K8.54 fps
Liber Office, 20 Doucements to PDF51.4 sec
R Benchmark overall mean0.53 sec
FPS32 Ray Trace6694 KRay/s
FPU Julia33823 points
AIDA64 CPU SHA31816 MB/s
AIDA64 CPU Queen50854 points
AIDA64 FPU SinJulia4067 points
AIDA64 FPU Mandel16988 points
AIDA64 CPU AES33286 MB/s
AIDA64 CPU ZLib506 MB/s
AIDA64 FP64 Ray Trace3666 KRay/s
AIDA64 CPU PhotoWorxx37448 Mpixel/s
PCMark 10 Score5182 points
PCMark 10 Essentials10179 points
PCMark 10 Productivity7056 points
PCMark 10 Digital Content Creation5258 points

Dell Latitude Graphics Performance

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics4103 points
3DMark Time Spy Graphics1242 points
3DMark Time Spy Score1411 points
3DMark 11 Performance GPU4820 points
3DMark 11 Performance5349 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score17841 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score3927 points
3DMark Time Spy Score1411 points
Blender v3.3 Classroom CPU801 sec

Dell Latitude 13 9330 Gaming Performance

GamesLow settingsMedium settingsHigh settingsUltra Settings
The Witcher 376452715
Dota 2102815752
GTA V10392237
Final Fantasy XV 382215N/A
X-Plane 11.11383531N/A
Strange Brigade70332521
Cyberpunk 2077 (v1.5)1815128

Dell Latitude 9330 Laptop- Ports and Connection

Dell Latitude 13 comes with a very minimum number of ports. One 3.5mm universal headphone-mic combo jack on the right side, one USB Type-C Gen 3.2 port, and one Kensington Laptop lock. The Type C port can be used for power delivery and a DisplayPort.

dell latitude 13 ports right

On the left side, two Thunderbolt 4 ports that can be used for power charging and Displayport. All of the ports are capable of high-speed data transfer.

dell latitude ports left

Dell has used the latest Intel WiFi 6E AX211 model for wireless connections and Bluetooth v5.2. The WiFi 6E is excellent for wireless connections, while the new Bluetooth 5.2 is great for file sharing and playback.

Dell Latitude 13 2022- Audio, Battery, Thermal, and Webcam


Dell has placed a total of 4 speakers in this Laptop. Even with a small form factor, the audio quality of these speakers is excellent and quite loud to our liking. With a pick of 91dB sound level, there is no static or noise distortion that we have noticed. Also, the universal 3.5mm jack delivers excellent quality sound when using any wired headset. You can also use Bluetooth to connect to your pair of wireless headphones or wireless speakers easily.


A 50Wh battery delivers approximately 9hrs of power supply under medium workloads. The battery gets fully charged within 90mins thanks to the fast charging capability. Look at the battery life when the Laptop is idle or running under full load.

Standard Time by keeping the brightness level minimum15h and 23min
Keeping on the WiFi and Web Browsing9h and 24min
Max Load with pick level of brightness2h and 20min


Dell has manufactured Latitude 13 laptop with a dual 30mm fan and copper heat pipe system. When the fan runs in silent mode, it stays under 37 dB. And at heavy load mode, the fan goes up to a max of 41 dB.

dell latitude 13 9330 thermals

The Laptop runs at around 39-40 degrees when idle, which is pretty much standard. And under heavy load, the Laptop can get pretty hot, and we have encountered temperatures over 90 degrees at specific points which can be an issue. To fix this, purchase a suitable Laptop Cooler. Here are some of the accessories that you can buy for your Laptop.


This Laptop comes with a 2 MP webcam with Windows Hello support. It also has a 5 MP sensor that provides sharper images. Our camera testing has observed no dead pixels, and it is perfect for regular video calls like online meetings, online classes etc.

Dell Latitude 13 9330 LAPTOP- FAQ

What free software comes with this Dell Latitude 13 9330?

You will get a free copy of Microsoft Windows 11, but unfortunately, Dell is not offering any free software with this Laptop. If you buy it from a dedicated Dell store, then the Shop owner might provide you with some at the time of purchasing the Laptop with discounts. Also, the price of the software very much varies according to your region or country.

Can I Upgrade to the Dell Latitude 13 9330?

Unfortunately, there are no more upgrade options available for this Laptop.

How much warranty can I get with Dell Latitude 13 9330?

This Dell latitude laptop carries a 3-year of limited manufacturer warranty.

Dell Latitude 13 9330 Laptop- Verdict


  • Strong Performance
  • Good Battery Life
  • Comfortable Keyboard
  • The excellent colour quality of the display unit with touchscreen feature
  • More than 270 degrees display rotation feature
  • Impressive quality of speaker
  • Larger click pad
  • Has optional support for 5G sim cards


  • No dedicated GPU
  • Minimum number of ports
  • Core CPU Temp reaches up to 90+ degree celsius
  • Display Refresh/Frequency Rate only 60Hz
  • Unjustified $2700 price
  • No upgrade options
  • No free software

That’s all, Folks!

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