Pros

  • Great keyboard for getting work done
  • Thin and light, with a sleek appearance

Cons

  • Could use more USB ports
  • Battery life severely limited

At A Glance

Dell's Latitude 13 is an elegant-looking ultraportable with a great keyboard, but limited expandability and poor battery life are significant drawbacks.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor speed 1300.0 MHz
Cache size 2.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type Matte LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 250.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • eSATA
Firewire 0
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces VGA
Slots
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Dimensions
Width 13.0 inches
Depth 9.0 inches
Height 0.8 inches
Weight 3.5 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.3 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 65.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:28   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 498.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 461.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 377.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 672.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 782.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 1168.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 365.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 404.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 321.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 8.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 6.68   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 6.96   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 5.22   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 4.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 3.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 591.0