The Latitude 9430 is Dell’s premium business laptop model. As such, it comes in a premium package.
Inside the large cardboard box, we get this very nice plastic box and a snugly fitted another small box with our local version power cable.
The Plastic box is slick like a suitcase and contains the laptop, some papers, and the 65-Watt, type-c charger.
So far this is the prettiest package I have seen from Dell, and I have unboxed many laptops in my days. The graphite-carbon finish is smooth and pleasant, and it has this beautiful metallic shine all around.
On the right side we get a single USB type A port and air vent. On the back there’s nothing but two small air grills. And on the left-side we got the headset jack, SD card slot, 2 thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI port and a lock hole. Thus far everything is modest and standard for a business Ultrabook.
On the bottom side, there’s just the fan grill and a smooth plate. By the sides of the standard backlit dell keyboard, we get nice stereo speakers with very good audio quality for a laptop.
On the top of the screen we have windows-hello compatible camera without a shutter, and an impressive microphone array.
There is a fingerprint reader built-in the power button. The keyboard is soft and pleasant, and the keys are conveniently spaced.
The touchpad is large and responsive, but as usual with dell, you need some practice to be able to right-click properly.
Since this is a 2-in-1 laptop, this QHD glossy screen can be turned around and used in a kind of perverted tablet mode. As you can see, the screen is highly reflective and it was hard to get a good filming angle for you, but it responds well to the touch, and you can also buy the optional bulky Dell Active Pen which can magnetically snap to the left side of the laptop for you to feel even cooler.
This laptop can be easily opened by loosening 8 screws on the back, but you will probably get disappointed when you realize how limited your upgrade options are.
It comes with intel Core i7-1265U cpu, 32 Gigabytes of soldered LPDDR5 ram.
While it supports the Gen4 NVME speeds, it comes with Gen3 1TB class 35 drive. Unfortunately, the more common M.2 2280 disk size is not supported, so it may be a pain In the ass to upgrade this.
Inside there is a slot for a cellular modem, but no antennas, effectively preventing you from installing it yourself.
The Wi-Fi 6E AX211 and the Bluetooth 5.2 chip is also soldered-in and not replaceable.
The 60-Watt battery provides almost a full day of work off a single charge.
And the total weight of this dark shiny goodness is just below 1.5 kilo.
Overall, this is a solid and slick business laptop and can be great upgrade for your manager.
Dell Latitude 9430 14″ Touchscreen Convertible 2 in 1 Notebook:
Dell 7-in-1 USB-C Multiport Adapter – DA310:
Dell Thunderbolt Dock WD22TB4: Modular Thunderbolt 4 Dock: