Latitude 5290 2-in-1

Discussion in 'Dell' started by kurt corbin, May 16, 2018.

  1. kurt corbin

    kurt corbin Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I'm trying to configure a 5290 in the USA. Great to have the Thunderbolt, but I found some weirdness.

    There are 2 wireless options:

    Intel® Dual Band Wireless AC 8265 (802.11ac) 2x2 + Bluetooth 4.1.....+ $6.75...and...

    Intel 8265 Wi-Fi + BT 4.2 Wireless Card (2x2), Face IR Capable....Included in price

    So the BT 4.2, with IR is single band. Can't get those options with dual band, which costs more.

    For LTE, in the USA it's locked for Sprint, Verizon, or ATT. It's unlocked if you buy it in the UK. Surface pro looks better for LTE. Looks to be completely unlocked with e-sim options, easy switching, etc.

    For the battery, you have the choice of long-life or fast charge. Huh?

    Anybody here have the 5290? If so, have they fixed the problems referred to in the 5285 thread?
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
  2. excalibur1814

    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    According to the notebook check review it still runs quite hot.

    I LOVE the FACE IR and would probably go for that option. So easy to look at the Surface and log in with no fuss. I'd love to try a 5290 but it's still too expensive for a refurb.

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