Surface Pro users waiting for a new model might want to check out Dell’s latest machine, which bears a striking resemblance to Microsoft’s hybrid tablet, including support for a stylus and a soft keyboard cover. It even has a built-in kickstand, something that the Surface Pro has become famous for since it first launched in 2013.
Some of the Latitude 5285’s specs include a 12.3-inch 1080p display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, up to 1TB SSD, and up to 16GB of RAM. It also includes Intel’s seventh generation Core i processors.
You may have also noticed that the Latitude 5285’s display is a lower resolution compared to the Surface Pro’s 2736 x 1824 resolution display. The decision to go for a lower resolution display is ostensibly to provide the Latitude 5285 with longer battery life, so there’s a benefit.
Not a bad Surface Pro alternative
Dell typically aims its devices at enterprise users, so the Latitude 5285 will likely find an audience among businesses rather than consumers. Still, the company’s new 2-in-1 looks like a pretty solid alternative to the Surface Pro; it features the same capabilities and a similar price of $899 without the keyboard cover.
Additionally, the Latitude 5285 features two USB-C ports, a single USB 3.0 port, a microSD card reader, and a microSIM slot.
The Latitude 5285 is set to launch on Feb. 28.