[Bestbuy618 Notebook Channel]When many people think of notebooks, the first thing that comes to mind is “gaming notebooks.” Given the country’s large number of gamers and enthusiasts, gaming notebooks can rightfully be considered the “top” category of notebooks. Gaming notebooks have high configurations and strong performance because the category is designed to play games, and they are highly sought after by consumers. In addition, a new category of notebooks known as “designer notebooks” has emerged this year.
As the name implies, this is a category for designers who demand high performance, portability, and longevity from their computers, and is designed to meet the high load of creative design people who can easily handle both desktop and mobile work. That said, there appears to be an overlooked category of laptops, but it is popular with white-collar workers and senior business people, in and out of business meetings, at their desks, and even on small airplanes.
These laptops have always been associated with efficiency and convenience, as well as being an important productivity tool. This is the so-called “business book” category, but it’s not uncommon to come across notebooks labeled as business notebooks, and there are many different kinds out there. However, one business notebook stands out from the crowd and caught our attention: the Dell Latitude 3301 business notebook.
Let’s take a look at the Dell Latitude 3301 and see what makes it unique in this review.
Young and invigorated Despite being a business notebook, the Dell Latitude 3301 is the type of notebook that will turn your perception of traditional business notebooks upside down – and this is likely due to Dell’s positioning of this notebook. In this dimension, the Latitude 3301 complements Dell’s mid-range business notebook lineup and becomes a business notebook designed specifically for young entrepreneurs and business people. In this business book, Dell uses a lot of harsh lines as the design language, the edge of the body is very “sharp,” bringing a clean and crisp visual effect, not to drag the water; the machine has two versions of silver and black, the black model I have in hand is made of ult.
The Latitude 3301 keyboard has a secondary adjustable backlight, allowing users to work on the night shift even without reading lights, while also considering the feelings of others. The keyboard area is smaller than the full size, but thankfully the key size has not shrunk too much, whether it is the key range or rebound feedback, in the actual experience of typing performance is still quite okay, a long time to use a good experience. However, due to the size, the directional keys are only half-height size; in addition to the power key into the keyboard key design has aesthetic considerations, but also occupies the original Delete key position, the user must get used to the key layout.
In addition to meeting transmission requirements, the Type-C interface supports DP, allowing users to expand the screen at 4K60Hz, which is useful when conducting business presentations. Innovative design to meet multiple work scenarios
When the laptop is opened at an angle greater than 135 degrees, the rubber pad on the back side of the spindle will support the body from the table and lift it slightly to improve airflow and provide users with a more comfortable typing angle. The Latitude 3301 positions the air vents at the spindle in the direction of the screen opening and closing, shielding the user from hot air on the left and right sides. The Latitude 3301’s intelligent cooling feature is a great way to make the laptop more adaptable to a wide range of work environments, as it detects whether the user is working in their hands, on their lap, or at their desk, and intelligently adjusts the cooling mode to keep it cool. For example, if you’re sitting on a park bench with your computer on your lap because you don’t have a desk, the Latitude 3301 will keep your legs cool, whereas when it’s on a desk, the Latitude 3301 will unleash its full performance for increased productivity.
The Latitude 3301 also includes Power Manager power management software for manual cooling management, allowing users to not only view battery information at any time, but also manually set the charging mode to optimize battery life; three modes – cool, quiet, and fast – cover multiple usage scenarios for business people. The Latitude 3301 includes a new miniaturized webcam with a 4-element lens that provides a clear image of all areas of the screen, including the edges.
The addition of advanced noise reduction technology improves the video quality of the Latitude 3301, allowing the other party on the video to see your face clearly in any light – especially low light conditions – to ensure the success of your meeting.
Furthermore, to avoid accidents like drops in use, the Latitude 3301 has passed 12 MIL-STD-810G military standard test certifications and 800,000 hours of trouble-free testing to ensure that users do not lose important data from both the hardware and software sides. Not extreme, but easy to handle As a business notebook, the Latitude 3301 is not as high performance as gaming and designer notebooks, but it can ensure a stable performance release of the processor, giv TM i5-8265U processor, which aids in efficiency It has a single processor score of around 420 and a multi-core score of up to 1893.7. According to CPU-Z, the i5-8265U with Whiskey Lake architecture has 4 cores and 8 threads and a TDP of 15W. The multi-core performance of the i5-8265U has improved compared to the previous generation i5-8250U due to the increase in frequency.
The Latitude 3301 scored 150cb for single-core performance, 482cb for multi-core performance, and 50.50fps for OpenGL in the CineBench R15 test. Although the i5-8265U processor improves on the i5-8250U in terms of magnitude, it is still considered a “fix.” In the chess test, the Latitude 3301 was able to run around 10,000 computing speed, essentially maintaining the level of the i5-8250U. For the hard drive, the Latitude 3301 uses a 256GB NVMe SSD with a read speed of 1643.5MB/s and a write speed of 811.6MB/s.
This speed is not sufficient, but when compared to high-end flagship products, there is still a gap, but it can meet most users’ requirements for hard drive read and write speed, for business office or light gaming applications.
In addition, we used PCMark 8 and PCMark 10 software to assess the Latitude 3301’s daily performance and battery life. When the battery was set to Best Performance and the Power Manager was set to Sprint, the Latitude 3301 scored 3719 and 3633, which is a very balanced performance. When disconnected and the battery mode is set to “Longer Life,” the Latitude 3301 can guarantee a battery life of about 6 hours under high load, but this is just a reference.
The Latitude 3301 is capable of more than 10 hours of light office time in real-world use, and the Expresscharge technology allows it to charge the battery to 80 percent within an hour, making it even more reliable for long hours of work. The heatpipe and fan of the Latitude 3301 are noteworthy for their performance in suppressing the heat of the 8265U processor.
Wind noise control is also quite good; the human position under high load wind noise is roughly 45dB, according to students who have experienced it.
When we think of Dell, we often think of professionalism, quality, and, of course, a relatively high price. However, the appearance of the Latitude 3301 has altered this stereotype. No matter who, Latitude 3301 has a fighting chance in the mid-range business book products around 5000 yuan, whether it is the business and youthful appearance design, or the overall form of thin and light plus portable.
In addition to hardware protection, Dell includes three pieces of software for the machine: Power Manager, Digital Delivery, and Update, which allow users to monitor the computer’s status in real time. The complete set of software is available for download from Dell’s website, and its most appealing feature to users is its perfect adaptation to multiple scenarios office. Today’s business people, business trips around, instant office situation is becoming more and more common, 13-inch small size perfectly adapted to the cabin, high-speed rail small desk; even on the way to work, you can even pull it out of the bag, placed in the lap to deal with urgent matters, intelligent temperature control can ensure that you feel comfortable temperature; dark light state, the keyboard backlight to help you type accurately, 4 elements of the lens can clearly present the This is the winning formula for the Dell Latitude 3301.
Call it a trailblazing business notebook. The Dell Latitude 3301 is an excellent choice for white-collar workers and business people.
Its most capable of capturing the user’s advantages is its ability to perfectly adapt to multiple scenes of office. Today’s business people, business trips around, instant office situation is becoming more and more common, 13-inch small size perfectly adapted to the cabin, high-speed rail small desk; even on the way to work, you can casually pull it out of the bag, placed in the lap to deal with urgent matters, intelligent temperature control can ensure that you feel comfortable temperature; dark light state, the keyboard backlight to help you enter accurately, 4 element lens can clearly present th This is the winning formula for the Dell Latitude 3301. Call it a trailblazing business notebook. The Dell Latitude 3301 is an excellent choice for white-collar workers and business people.