Tong Zhang
(Senior Editor)
08/13/08 02:55 PM
Notebook News: Dell Announces New Line of Latitude and Precision Notebooks

Dell today announced a completely new line of Latitude and Dell Precision laptops, ranging from the lightest ultra-portable in the company's history to the most powerful mobile workstation. Here is more info on these notebooks:

The new Latitude systems provide breakthrough battery life, brilliant new design and style - including a choice of five colors.

Ultra-Portable - Dell Latitude E4200 is a 12.1-inch laptop that starts at 2.2 pounds, making it the lightest commercial notebook in the company?s history. The 13.3-inch Latitude E4300 has a starting weight of 3.3 pounds. Designed for road warriors and executives who demand maximum performance and light weight, the systems will be available in the coming weeks.

Mainstream ? The Dell Latitude E6400 and E6500, available today, are 14.1- and 15.4-inch laptops that start at $1,139 and $1,169, respectively. The systems are ideal desktop replacements for high-performance users.
Essential ? The Latitude E5400, a 14.1-inch notebook, starts at $839, and the E5500, a 15.4-inch notebook starts at $869. Available today, the systems include everyday features at a cost-effective price.

Semi-Rugged ? The Latitude E6400 ATG is a 14.1-inch semi-rugged laptop that starts at $2,399 and will be available next week. It is built and tested to meet Military 810F standards for dust, vibration and humidity.
Desk-Based - From new port replicators to full docking solutions that fit any usage scenario with smaller footprints and streamlined cabling, users can ?hot undock.?

Personalize Your Latitude

Dell will offer colors for the first time on Latitude laptops. In addition to Mica-Brushed Metal, the Latitude E4200, E4300, E6400 and E6500 will be available in Regatta Blue, Regal Red and Quartz Pink (E4200 only) in the coming weeks. The E5400 and E5500 are available in Matte Black.

Incorporating a wide range of new technology, Dell?s new Latitudes feature:

All-day computing on the E6400 with breakthrough battery life of up to 19 hours;
Full-frame magnesium alloy construction and all-metal hinges;
Sophisticated keyboard design;
Ease of use with Dell ControlPoint, centralizing control of user settings for power management, connectivity configurations and security management in a single application;
First business-class laptop with an intelligent backlit keyboard that automatically adjusts to ambient light levels;
Exclusive ControlVault solution ? intelligent security sub-processors with embedded non-volatile storage that centralizes and helps protect user credentials and security keys in a single hardened security ?vault? away from the systems main drive;
The E6500 is the only laptop with both a contact-less Smart Card reader and a fingerprint readers that complies with Federal Information Processing Standards; and,
Simplified IT with compatible peripherals, adapters, docking and robust manageability features across the entire portfolio.

Revolutionizing Mobile Workstation Performance

Dell also unveiled a new line of ISV-certified Dell Precision mobile workstations targeted at performance-oriented customers in the engineering, media, entertainment and biosciences industries. Available today, the details include:

Dell Precision M4400 ? Starting at $1,569, the 15.4-inch mobile workstation features leading-edge graphics and supports up to 8 GB of RAM.

Dell Precision M2400 ? Weighing 4.77 pounds, the company?s lightest mobile workstation is a 14.1-inch system that starts at $1,449.

Follow this thread for more detailed specs for these notebook models.


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