Dell made this laptop to be very portable, but it still has the power that professional users need. The Latitude 9330 is light and thin and has a sleek design, but it only has a few ports, which could be a problem for some users. If you need one of the missing connections (HDMI, USB-A, Ethernet, etc.), you could use an adapter or docking station at your desk.
At first glance, the Latitude 9330 doesn’t look like a 2-in-1 device. Instead, it looks like a standard slim laptop. However, when we took it out into the real world, it worked very well.
Even though it has a 13-inch screen and up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and LPDDR5 memory, the Dell Latitude 9330 2-in-1 is surprisingly light and compact.
The 2-in-1 design is clear when the keyboard is folded all the way around behind the screen, turning it into a 13-inch tablet for when you want to hold it in your hands.
On the right side of the laptop, there is one USB-C port and a headphone jack. On the left side, there are two thunderbolt ports. The device is very easy to carry around because it weighs just under 3 pounds and is only 3/4 of an inch thick when it is closed and sitting on a table. This laptop is designed and made to be portable in every way.
For our tests, we took this laptop everywhere, including to an office, on public transportation, on the couch, at a coffee shop, and at home. It worked well everywhere.
On the go, it’s small and light enough to carry around easily, and it works well enough that you don’t have to find the “perfect” place to work, whether that’s a kitchen table or a coffee shop counter. We could be flexible, unlike those who needed a big table with an outlet at the right height.
When we worked at home, it was pretty much the same. We could use this device on the couch without having to move around a big laptop. When we used this laptop at a desk with an external monitor (or three) and other accessories, it felt like a full-powered workstation that could handle any task we gave it.
The i7 processor has been able to handle a wide range of daily tasks, including word processing, email, spreadsheets, virtual meetings, project management, chat programmes, music, and light photo editing. This laptop could handle everything we threw at it, even when it was running on more than one screen. We didn’t use this to edit 4K video or rework terabytes of audio files, but for a business professional who mostly does the things above, the Latitude 9330 is more than enough.
The Latitude 9330 also puts a lot of emphasis on virtual and remote work thanks to a set of features that make it easy to work with other people.
We spend most of our time in Google Meet, but thanks to the Collaboration Touchpad integration with Zoom, we tried out a few meetings there (we reached out to Dell, and they confirmed this feature would expand to Microsoft Teams and other virtual meeting platforms soon).
This feature lets the top of the trackpad show four soft buttons that make it easy to turn on or off the camera, mic, chat, and screen share. This feature made it easy for us to turn on our mic when we wanted to talk and then turn it off when we were done without having to wait (even if we were on a different screen during the meeting).
In the same way, we could quickly turn on our camera for a quick demo and then be sure that it was off because the soft button and a camera shutter button were built into the F9 key. Lastly, the quick button to respond to the chat that was going on in the company meeting and the quick switch to screen share were both very helpful.
In addition to these features, the Latitude 9330 has intelligent neural noise cancellation, which makes any background noises in a virtual meeting disappear for those listening. With the AI noise-removal tool, your coworkers will only hear you and not the woman ordering coffee next to you, your dog snoring, or your vacuum running.
The last thing to talk about is how the security and privacy features have been improved. The Latitude 9330 comes with ExpressSign-in and onlooker protection. This means that you can leave your device, for example to get something from the printer, and as soon as you look away from the screen, the laptop will turn off and lock, protecting your information. When you come back, the system wakes up and checks you back in (thanks to an integration with Windows Hello).
One of the coolest things added to this laptop is the ability to tell if someone is watching, which helps protect private or valuable information. This tool warned us a few times when we were in a public place that someone was looking over our shoulders. It textured the screen, making the content hard to see, until the person stopped looking or we turned off the feature.
We were impressed by the Latitude 9330 laptop’s quick processor, flexible 2-in-1 design, and built-in security and privacy features that make it a useful tool for the office.
The device is clearly made for people who work from home, but it can also be a great choice for anyone who needs a flexible laptop to get work done.