Dell Latitude 12 2in1 i5-7Y54, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 2880x1920 (refurb) - £401.94 delivered @MCScom
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Dell Latitude 12 2in1 i5-7Y54, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 2880x1920 (refurb) - £401.94 delivered @MCScom

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Found 26th AprEdited by:"kristmace"
Good deal on a Dell Latitude 2in1 Laptop/Tablet. Good spec with high resolution screen. Higher spec versions (i7, 16GB RAM, bigger SSD) are available on the same website. Code "april25" takes £25 off any model in this range.

Item is refurbished but comes with a 12 month warranty. This retails for over £1200 on the Dell website.

Spec:
Model: Latitude 12 7285 2-in-1
Warranty: 1Yrs MCS Return-to-base WTY
CPU Type: Intel Core i5
CPU: Intel Core i5 7Y54 1.20GHz
Memory: 8Gb
Hard Drive: 128Gb SSD NVMe
Video: Intel HD 615
Screen Size: 12.3"
Screen Resolution: 3:2 2880 x 1920
Touch Screen: Yes
Ext Video: 2x Display Ports over USB Type-C
Webcam: Yes
Optical: No Optical Drive
USB: 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 (supporting Type-C, DisplayPort, USB3.1, PS)
Sound: Onboard
Smartcard Reader: No
Card Reader: uSD 4.0
Bluetooth: Yes
WiFi: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265
Mobile Broadband (WWAN): No
Keyboard: Travel Keyboard Dock Sold Separately
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
Additional Info: Good condition, but may have light usage marks
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Bear in mind that the item in this deal does NOT come with the keyboard, so budget for buying that in addition.

Review below.

Also bear in mind it's going to uncomfortable if you use it on your lap rather than a desk, due to the hinge design at the back which is likely to dig into your legs.

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You need to buy the separate keyboard to use as a laptop.
Therefore £400 for, effectively, a tablet....?
Good deal but seems you need to pay an extra £220 for the keyboard.
That does seem to be a major snag.

Keyboard is much less elsewhere. This one works out at around £75 with postage and import charges.

ebay.co.uk/itm…LwS
Damn! Would have snapped that up with a keyboard.
Review here: techadvisor.co.uk/rev…54/

Pros:
Unusually for a Dell it has a decent screen!
Cheap and cheerful
Good range of connections
Rubberised coatings make it robust


Cons:
Ugly
Very poor battery life despite low power processor
Keyboard is poor, clunky and rigid
Well built, decent laptop, but simply not worth the money for £500ish (with the keyboard).
Murtin1 h, 20 m ago

Review here: …Review here: https://www.techadvisor.co.uk/review/hybrid-laptop-tablets/dell-latitude-7285-2-in-1-review-3666354/Pros:Unusually for a Dell it has a decent screen!Cheap and cheerfulGood range of connectionsRubberised coatings make it robustCons:UglyVery poor battery life despite low power processorKeyboard is poor, clunky and rigid


urm, I'm not sure how you got "keyboard is poor, clunky and rigid" from the following:

"It’s a sturdy keyboard with fairly long travel to the keys for comfortable long-form typing. The Dell Latitude 7285 has among the chunkiest typing feel found in a hybrid."

In addition there's this in the round-up: "Its seven-hour battery isn’t what we hope for in a hybrid that is otherwise a portable wonder, with a small footprint and great keyboard quality for its class."

The other factors you mention, cheap and cheerful, remember their review model was £1500 new so while refurbs are cheap these are not cheap devices. Certainly they're not comparable to the inspiron line. The range of connections is also a bit limited. There are just two ports and both of those are TB3. As flexible as TB3 may be, that's still just two ports that need dongles to connect to most monitors.

Anyway, for a more thorough review check out notebookcheck
CampGareth8 h, 45 m ago

urm, I'm not sure how you got "keyboard is poor, clunky and rigid" from …urm, I'm not sure how you got "keyboard is poor, clunky and rigid" from the following:"It’s a sturdy keyboard with fairly long travel to the keys for comfortable long-form typing. The Dell Latitude 7285 has among the chunkiest typing feel found in a hybrid." In addition there's this in the round-up: "Its seven-hour battery isn’t what we hope for in a hybrid that is otherwise a portable wonder, with a small footprint and great keyboard quality for its class."The other factors you mention, cheap and cheerful, remember their review model was £1500 new so while refurbs are cheap these are not cheap devices. Certainly they're not comparable to the inspiron line. The range of connections is also a bit limited. There are just two ports and both of those are TB3. As flexible as TB3 may be, that's still just two ports that need dongles to connect to most monitors.Anyway, for a more thorough review check out notebookcheck


???

Right at the top of the review I linked to. Didn't you see the link?

"limited battery life and connectivity narrow the appeal of the Dell Latitude 7285 a little"
Also later

"Given the use of a low-power Y CPU, we hoped the Dell Latitude 7285 would deliver very good battery life. But it doesn’t.

It has a 34Wh unit, which is fairly small. When playing back a 720p video on loop it lasts 7 hours 19 minutes, at 120cd/m brightness.

This is less than the Microsoft Surface Pro or the Dell Inspiron 5289, a hybrid with a more conventional CPU but a less impressive screen. We’d ideally like to see a couple more hours of use between charges."
Edited by: "Murtin" 28th Apr
Great screen - makes 1080p old hat.
kristmace26th Apr

This one works out at around £75 with postage and import …This one works out at around £75 with postage and import charges.https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-Dell-Latitude-12-7285-2-in1-Productivity-Keyboard-K17M-BK-US-KW6PG/272918242094?epid=27008814915&hash=item3f8b31e32e:g:T2MAAOSw-xVaALwS


That's a US layout keyboard though. Do you know if there are any UK layout ones for less than £200?
Out of stock now
TK4228th Apr

Out of stock now


Other models still available. This one has a slightly better processor so is £30 more. Over 20 in stock.

mcscom.co.uk/pro…21/
Picard12342 m ago

That's a US layout keyboard though. Do you know if there are any UK layout …That's a US layout keyboard though. Do you know if there are any UK layout ones for less than £200?


There was one on ebay refurbished for £130.
Murtin10 h, 50 m ago

Keyboard is poor, clunky and rigid


The keyboard is good for a device this size. Solid with good key travel. Latitudes always tend to have pretty good keyboards as they're business laptops. The trackpad on this is pretty poor though and small too.
Murtin1 h, 22 m ago

???Right at the top of the review I linked to. Didn't you see the link? …???Right at the top of the review I linked to. Didn't you see the link? "limited battery life and connectivity narrow the appeal of the Dell Latitude 7285 a little" Also later"Given the use of a low-power Y CPU, we hoped the Dell Latitude 7285 would deliver very good battery life. But it doesn’t.It has a 34Wh unit, which is fairly small. When playing back a 720p video on loop it lasts 7 hours 19 minutes, at 120cd/m brightness.This is less than the Microsoft Surface Pro or the Dell Inspiron 5289, a hybrid with a more conventional CPU but a less impressive screen. We’d ideally like to see a couple more hours of use between charges."


The battery life is a totally valid complaint so I didn't query it. The 7275 was also very poor in that department, I imagine it's the main reason the 7285 never ended up being sold to consumers unlike the 7275 which was also the XPS 12. My only complaints with your rundown are that the keyboard's one of the best you'll find in the tablet market (beating the flimsy surface keyboard) and that this isn't a cheap device at all.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 28th Apr
CampGareth47 m ago

The battery life is a totally valid complaint so I didn't query it. The …The battery life is a totally valid complaint so I didn't query it. The 7275 was also very poor in that department, I imagine it's the main reason the 7285 never ended up being sold to consumers unlike the 7275 which was also the XPS 12. My only complaints with your rundown are that the keyboard's one of the best you'll find in the tablet market (beating the flimsy surface keyboard) and that this isn't a cheap device at all.


My concern is this is a refurb and with a poor battery already, this is going to be an unknown quantity, especially as "refurb" can mean almost anything. The Surface keyboard is actually brilliant, I've owned one, which surface are you talking about? I've owned surface book.

I conceed keyboard does look good, I think I misread/ misinterpreted last night where they said it was rigid.
Cold. Not 1080p
Murtin30 m ago

My concern is this is a refurb and with a poor battery already, this is …My concern is this is a refurb and with a poor battery already, this is going to be an unknown quantity, especially as "refurb" can mean almost anything. The Surface keyboard is actually brilliant, I've owned one, which surface are you talking about? I've owned surface book.I conceed keyboard does look good, I think I misread/ misinterpreted last night where they said it was rigid.


The surface keyboard isn't the same across all the surface range so I'm comparing to the ones intended for the surface pro tablet line ('surface pro type cover'). They've got a really flexible backplate that means keys in different areas respond differently and they all feel flimsy. If you look at the weight of the keyboard vs the 7285's keyboard you'll see why, 310 grams vs about 700.

Your surface book being more of a laptop has a sturdier keyboard, do try one of the tablet ones in a store some time.

As for refurb batteries, I agree it's a concern but it is at least replaceable on this model. Screws and clips, no glue. Yay for business oriented devices where longevity is considered.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 28th Apr
Murtin1 h, 30 m ago

My concern is this is a refurb and with a poor battery already, this is …My concern is this is a refurb and with a poor battery already, this is going to be an unknown quantity, especially as "refurb" can mean almost anything. The Surface keyboard is actually brilliant, I've owned one, which surface are you talking about? I've owned surface book.I conceed keyboard does look good, I think I misread/ misinterpreted last night where they said it was rigid.


I'd have bought one if it wasn't for that. I'm going to use a Bluetooth mechanical keyboard so I don't need the bottom part but I doubt replacing the battery is easy.

Also had two dell laptops die on me within 3 years of ownership.
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