CNET First Look
Dell Latitude 5285 is a 2-in-1 tablet hybrid with a cool kickstandThe powerful tablet/laptop hybrid offers a keyboard and stylus accessories, but they're both sold separately.
The Dell Latitude 5285 is like a business geared Microsoft Surface Pro4. It looks really similar. There's an optional bluetooth keyboard with a fabric back and stylus. But its kickstand has a cool twist to it. It has two buttons on the bottom as you [UNKNOWN] deploy the kickstand. It's a nice touch that shades off a few seconds of setup time. The kickstand can also rotate a hundred and fifty degrees for multiple viewing angle. I like the the stylus magnetically attaches strong enough to stay in place whilst carrying it around. But, unlike the Surface, the Dell stylus is sold separately. The tablet has a full HD screen that's very bright, crisp and colorful. [UNKNOWN] are minimal. Just a full USB and two USB-C, one of which is used for charging. While it's slightly heavier and thicker than the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, I wouldn't blame you for confusing the two from afar. Performance-wise, it outranked every comparable 2-in-1 in our benchmark testing, including multitasking performance and gaming. It's battery life was also significantly longer averaging 8.8 hours in our streaming video test. The reason business users would want the Dell over the Surface is because its extra durable build and built in security features. Additionally, high end models offer an optional fingerprint reader and smart card scanner. If you travel for business, you probably want something light but secure to work on no matter where you're working. If it fits your budget, you can't go wrong with a Dell Latitude 5285. [MUSIC]