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Dell Latitude 12 2-in-1 (5290, 2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Dell Latitude 12 2-in-1 (5290, 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the image quality and keyboard are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated. Opinions about the price and battery are mixed. Some have doubts about the screen.

durability, performance, usability, keyboard, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Latitude 12 2-in-1 (5290, 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (

Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1


It's costly, but the Dell Latitude 5290 detachable 2-in-1 hybrid hits all the bases to satisfy business users and IT managers alike.

Nice variety of ports and sign-in options. Bright, colorful screen. Good battery life.

Extremely pricey. Thunderbolt 3 only on Core i7 model.

Bottom Line: It's costly, but the Dell Latitude 5290 detachable 2-in-1 hybrid hits all the bases to satisfy business users and IT managers alike.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew E. Freedman (

Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 Review


Thanks to their fold-up designs, detachable 2-in-1s are a portable way to get work done on the road. Dell's Latitude 5290 2-in-1 ($899 to start; $1,770.40 as tested) is the company's latest attempt at making a Microsoft Surface-style machine for...

Auto-deploy kickstand; Clear webcam; Long battery life

Poor speakers; Even expensive options start at 128GB of storage

The Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 has a cool auto-deploying kickstand and long battery life. But its speakers are poor, and it costs too much to come with so little storage.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Jacob Grana (

Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 review


The hybrid that might actually replace your laptop, if you can afford it

Whisper quiet ; Sturdy build ; Strong selection of ports ; Crisp display

Cramped, shallow keyboard ; Disappointing battery life ; Not lap-friendly

With solid hardware, a rugged but elegant build, tight security features, and a certain cool factor, the Latitude 5290 is everything the on-the-go professional wants – but it isn’t cheap.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (

Dell Latitude 5290 (i5-8250U, HD) Laptop Review


Display failure. Dell's Latitude series is mainly targeted towards business customers who have different demands than private consumers. However, does this mean that companies should offer a laptop with a bad display to their employees? This is exactly...

robust case ; VGA available ; above-average CPU performance ; good battery life ; relatively good speakers ; two RAM slots

abysmal HD TN display ; no pointing stick ; lack of keyboard illumination ; bad positioning of the microSD card reader ; only 12 months of warranty ; only a SATA-III SSD

The Latitude 5290 is a compact laptop that Dell has optimized through and through for use in business - with all the advantages and disadvantages that are accompanying such an orientation towards specific target groups. Even though the Dell Latitude...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Schardein (

Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 (i5-8350U) Convertible Review


Surface Pro Pro? The Latitude 5290 seeks to be a Surface Pro for business professionals. Equipped with an 8th-gen Intel SoC, NVMe SSD, and a bright and vivid touchscreen display, can this $1,932 convertible make a compelling case for its value as a...

excellent build quality ; good port selection for its class ; extremely bright display with good color and contrast ; robust security options ; strong CPU performance ; extremely quiet under normal conditions ; relatively easy maintenance ; good input...

high temperatures under load (surface and internal) ; short standard warranty ; disappointing battery life ; no Thunderbolt ; uncomfortable on the lap ; rather expensive

In many ways, the Latitude 5290 2-in-1 is the Surface Pro for the business world. Everything from its understated appearance, relatively convenient maintenance, robust security options, quiet operation, and above-average port selection fits in...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Alex Hernandez (

Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 review: A solid Surface Pro competitor


The Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 is a solid Microsoft Surface Pro compeitior worth taking a look at. Read on for the full Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 review.

Nice display ; Very comfortable keyboard and trackpad ; Security features for business ; Great build quality ; Windows Hello fingerprint and face unlock

Speakers could be better ; Don't like fingerprint sensor on the back

If you’re on the hunt for a Surface Pro competitor for business or just for a personal machine. The 5290 2-in-1 is a great choice. It has a lot going for it and with Dell’s current deals, it may be worth your dime. If you’re a business user looking for...

Jul, 2018

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Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1


A Surface Pro clone with a newer and faster CPU, USB-C ports, optional Thunderbolt 3 and serviceable internals. The 5290 replaces the 5285 we reviewed last year, and it boasts Intel 8th gen Kaby Lake R U series Core i5 and i7 CPUs, up to 16GB RAM and...

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (

Recensione del Portatile Dell Latitude 5290 (i5-8250U, HD)


Display fallimentare. La serie Latitude di Dell si rivolge principalmente a clienti commerciali con esigenze diverse rispetto ai consumatori privati. Tuttavia, questo significa che le aziende dovrebbero offrire un computer portatile con un display...

Case robusto ; VGA disponibile ; prestazioni della CPU superiori alla media ; buona durata della batteria ; altoparlanti relativamente buoni ; due slot RAM

pessimo display HD TN ; manca il pointing stick ; mancanza di illuminazione della tastiera ; cattivo posizionamento del lettore di schede microSD ; solo 12 mesi di garanzia ; solo un'unità SSD SATA-III

Il Latitude 5290 è un portatile compatto che Dell ha ottimizzato nel tempo per l'uso in azienda - con tutti i vantaggi e gli svantaggi che accompagnano un tale orientamento verso specifici gruppi di destinazione.I vantaggi includono, ad esempio, la...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Schardein (

Recensione del Convertibile Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 (i5-8350U)


Surface Pro Pro? Il Latitude 5290 prova ad essere un Surface Pro per i professionisti aziendali. Equipaggiato con un SoC Intel di ottava generazione, SSD NVMe e un display touchscreen luminoso e vivace, questo convertibile da $ 1,932 può rappresentare...

eccellente qualità di costruzione ; buona selezione delle porte per la sua classe ; display estremamente luminoso con colori e contrasto buoni ; solide opzioni di sicurezza ; forti prestazioni della CPU ; estremamente silenzioso in condizioni normali ;...

alte temperature sotto carico (superficie e interno) ; breve garanzia standard ; durata della batteria deludente ; nessuna Thunderbolt ; scomodo sul giro ; piuttosto costoso

Il Latitude 5290 2 in 1 è per molti versi il Surface Pro per il mondo degli affari. Tutto, dall'aspetto sobrio, alla manutenzione relativamente comoda, alle opzioni di sicurezza robuste, al funzionamento silenzioso e alla scelta di porte superiori alla...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Steve Schardein (

Kort testrapport Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 (i5-8350U) Convertible


Surface Pro Pro? De Latitude 5290 is bedoeld als Surface Pro voor zakelijke professionals. Is deze $1932 kostende convertible, uitgerust met een 8e generatie Intel SoC, NVMe SSD en een helder, levendig touchscreen een aantrekkelijke keuze voor bedrijven?

Uitstekende bouwkwaliteit ; Goed aanbod van poorten ; Extreem helder, contrastrijk beeldscherm met levendige kleuren ; Degelijke beveiligingsopties ; Sterke CPU prestaties ; Extreem stil onder normale condities ; Relatief eenvoudig onderhoud ; Goede...

Hoge temperaturen onder belasting (oppervlaktes en intern) ; Korte garantieperiode ; Teleurstellende batterijlevensduur ; Geen Thunderbolt ; Oncomfortabel op de schoot ; Nogal prijzig

Voor het volledige, Engelse testrapport, klik hier. Op veel vlakken is de Latitude 5290 2-in-1 de Surface Pro voor de zakelijke wereld; de overwogen combinatie van luxe met zakelijke degelijkheid maakt het een unieke convertible die voldoet aan zeer...

Apr, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio chip:Realtek ALC3253 / Realtek ALC3254
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2


Battery capacity (Watt hours):32 / 42 / 51 / 68
Number of battery cells:3 / 4


Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 2592 x 1944
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 1 / 5
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Video capturing speed:30


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Detachable)
Housing material:Carbon Fiber
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 3:2
Display brightness:200 / 340
Display diagonal:31.2 / 31.8
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1280
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:HD / WUXGA
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:WVA
Pixel pitch:0.135 x 0.135
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel UHD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® HD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Czech, Slovakian / German / Nordic / Pan Nordic / Swiss / UK English / US International
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y


Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 32 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade note:Additional memory sold separately


Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 10668
Operating altitude:0 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:Y
Warranty card:Y


Dell E-Value Code:N005L5290122in1BTPWER / N006L5290122in1BTPWER / N014L529012BTPDEAT / N018L529012BTPDEAT

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:Y
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Number of USB ports with PowerShare support:1
SmartCard slot:Y
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1
USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode:Y
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.34
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:45 / 65


Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):1
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.40 / 3.50 / 3.60 / 4.20
Processor cache:3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.60 / 1.70 / 1.90 / 2.60 / 2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i3-7130U / i5-7300U / i5-8250U / i5-8350U / i7-8650U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-7300 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Processor ARK ID:124967 / 124968 / 124969 / 124977 / 97472
Processor code:SR340 / SR3L8 / SR3L9 / SR3LA
Processor package size:42 x 24 / 42 x 42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington / Noble
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, User
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y


Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux Ubuntu / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Operating System Language:Multilingual
Trial software:McAfee, Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial / Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial; McAfee Small Business Security, 30 Day Testversion, Digital Delivery / Microsoft Office 30 days, McAfee Small Business Security - 30-day, / Microsoft Office, McAfee / Microsoft Office, McAfee Small Business Security / Office Trial / Office Trial, McAfee


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS) / MicroSD (TransFlash)
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:211.3 / 216.4
Depth (tablet mode):20.9
Height :19.4 / 21.4
Height (front):1.49 / 1.94 / 2.14
Height (rear):1.59
Height (tablet mode):1.06
Weight:1.2 / 1.36
Weight (tablet mode):857
Width:292 / 305.1
Width (tablet mode):29.2