Dell Latitude 5300 Chromebook Review
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Does the Dell Latitude 5300 Chromebook have what it takes to be the best Chromebook for business? That remains to be seen. What it offers is tantalizing, for sure: a fast NVMe SSD? Sign us up! It even offers a few ports that are hard to find in a Chromebook model.

Why We Like It – Dell Latitude 5300 Chromebook

The Dell Latitude 5300 Chromebook surprises its users with port options otherwise ignored or hard to find, like HDMI, mobile broadband, and NVMe SSD, housed in a sleek, but plastic chassis.

Pros
  • Fast, NVMe solid state drive
  • Includes an HDMI port + USB C
  • Chrome Enterprise included
Cons
  • Expensive

Display Type & Resolution

Housed inside its plastic body is a 1080p, IPS, glossy display. Color accuracy is solid, but nothing fancy. Since it’s an IPS panel, you get wide viewing angles. More importantly, 1080p looks fantastic on a 13.3-inch screen. It’s also touchscreen, allowing for quick workspace changes when the need arises.

Battery Life

Battery life is, without a doubt, fantastic. It can offer you up to 13 hours of life, which is an hour more than the Google Pixelbook Go. More importantly, it hits that mark more often than not. A few adjustments to your power settings will ensure it.

Weight & Durability

The Dell latitude 5300 Chromebook weighs 4.64 lbs, which is surprising coinciding it’s built with hard plastic. Sturdy, yes, but ultimately lower in quality compared to the all-metal body of the Asus Chromebook Flip C434. It’s still plenty to protect the fast, NVMe solid state drive inside.

Inputs

You’ll find the Dell Latitude 5300 Chromebook offers more inputs otherwise forgotten on many Chromebook models. For example, there’s HDMI and mobile broadband, two features you’ll be hard pressed to find. You also get a single Type C port, two USB A, and an audio jack.

Value

Is the Dell Latitude Chromebook 5300 worth its asking price of $1100? That’s an awful lot for an average number of features. Sure, it has a few ports that aren’t fitted to typical Chromebook models, and it does come with Chromebook Enterprise, which offers a host of security controls, corporate data access, and so on—but with that kind of price it should’ve been fitted with an Intel Core i7. And plus, you might already have something of that nature or a service offered by your workplace. You’re better off saving yourself some cash and going with the HP Chromebook X360 14.

Dell Latitude 5300 Chromebook Wrap Up

There’s few instances where the Dell Latitude 5300 Chromebook is more valuable than its cheaper brothers. Its fast NVMe SSD and ports simply aren’t enough to make that jump. Chrome Enterprise is great, but could be eclipsed by software already bought or offered by your own workplace. It’s a steep price that few may be willing to pay.

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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