Dell Latitude 9430 is the portable, 'ultra-premium' productivity machine for leaders

Latitude 9430
Latitude 9430 (Image credit: Dell)

Latitude 9430

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What you need to know

  • The Dell Latitude 9430 will pack 12th Gen Intel processors, a robust array of ports, and a lightweight design that's easy to take with you wherever, whenever.
  • It launches April 2022 with a starting price of $2,245.
  • It's designed for "execs and highly mobile leaders."

Dell's latest string of laptops and 2-in-1s aimed at the workforce are on their way, and that includes the connectivity-and-battery focused Dell Latitude 9430. The "ultra-premium" — as Dell likes to call it — machine commands an ultra-premium price tag of $2,245, and that's just a starting price. For that tag, businesses and their employees will score a 14-inch QHD+ 16:10 touch display (for the 2-in-1; laptop variant gets FHD+), 12th Gen Intel processors, Intel Iris X graphics, a cap of 32GB of RAM, FHD IR camera, and up to 1TB of SSD storage.

The real benefits of the 9430 stem from its wide array of ports, dynamic battery capabilities, and 2-in-1 form factor option. The ports are listed below, but the battery claim to fame is that the 9430 can go from zero to 80% charged in 40 minutes flat. Furthermore, the 2-in-1 form factor means you'll have an always powered machine with multiple display modes and input methods at the ready.

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CategoryDell Latitude 9430
Operating SystemWindows 11Windows 10Ubuntu (laptop, mid 2022)
Display14" 16:10 QHD+ touch display w/500nits and sRGB 100% (2-in-1)14" 16:10 FHD+ display w/500nits and sRGB 100% (laptop)
Processor12th Gen Intel Core Processors up to i7, vPro
GraphicsIntel Iris X graphics
MemoryUp to 32GB
StorageSSD M.2 2230 PCIe/NVMe Class 35 up to 1TBSED SSD M.2 2230 PCIe/NVMe Class 35 256GB
CameraFHD IR camera
ConnectivityWiFi 6E (6GHz)Bluetooth 5.2Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE-AQualcomm Snapdragon X55 Global 5G Modem
Ports1x USB 3.2 Gen 12x Thunerbolt 41x HDMI 2.01x external uSIM tray1x uSD 4.0 memory card reader1x optional touch fingerprint readerWedge lock slotAudio jack
Dimensions12.2 x 8.47 x .32 inches
WeightStarting at 2.8lb / 1.27kg (laptop)Starting at 3.2lb / 1.4kg (2-in-1)

This machine's starting price of $2,245 is an average starter, in the sense that organizations buying these in bulk from Dell can potentially negotiate a lower per-unit fee. For those of you reading all this and going "wow, I want a Dell laptop now," check out the best Dell laptop roundup to learn which machines are hot and which, as can be deduced based on their exclusion from the list, are not. Also check out the best 2-in-1 laptops if you want flexibility and versatility in your life.

Robert Carnevale

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