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Notebook News: Dell Announces New Line of Latitude and Precision Notebooks
      #31069 - 08/13/08 02:55 PM

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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Delll Latitude E4200 Specs [Re: Tong Zhang]
      #31070 - 08/13/08 03:05 PM

Here are the sample specs for the new Dell Latitude E4200 12.1-inch notebook announced today:





Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate
Genuine Windows Vista Business
Genuine Windows Vista Business 64-Bit
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate or Business Downgrade, Genuine
Windows XP Professional Loaded

ProcessorType
Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) Processors up to SU9400 (1.40GHz, 3MB L2 Cache)

Chipset
Mobile Intel GS45 Express Chipsets

Graphics
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD

Display
12.1" Widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) Backlit LED Display

Memory
Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
1GB on board and one Memory slot offering up to a combined 5GB
1066MHz (running at 800MHz )

Battery
4-cell prismatic primary battery or 6-cell extended primary battery;
6-cell high-capacity battery slice

Power
Supply 45 Watt AC adapter, 65w Auto/Air/AC Travel Adapter

Primary Storage
UltraPerformance Solid State Drive up to 64GB
Mobility Solid State Drive up to 128GB

Connectivity Options
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
Wireless LAN: Dell Wireless 1397 (802.11g), Dell Wireless 1510 (802.11 a/g/n 2x2), Intel WiFi Link 5100 [802.11a/g/n (1x2)]
Intel WiFi Link 5300 [802.11a/g/n (3x3)]
Mobile Broadband3 & GPS: Dell Wireless 5720 (EvDO & GPS) Mobile
Broadband mini card, Dell Wireless 5530 (Tri-band HSDPA 7.2/HSUPA
2.0 & GPS) Mini-Card
Bluetooth & Ultra-Wideband: Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth 2.1

Security
Smart Card Reader, Fingerprint Reader (optional), Dell ControlPoint Security Manager, Dell ControlVault, RSA SecurID certified, TPM 1.2

Media Bay
No internal optical; optional media base with DVD/RW or USB E-Media Bay

Collaboration
Audio x1 - speaker and microphone

Expansion Slots
Expresscard 34, SD/MMC

Ports
IEEE - 1394, docking connector, USB 2.0 (x1) /w USB PowerShare, VGA, RJ-45, eSATA/USB Combo (x1), headphone/speaker out, mic

Systems Management
Intel vPro Technology?s advanced management features (optional, requires Intel WiFi Link WLAN) , DASH, Dell Client Manager

Input
Touch pad/single point, Back-lit keyboard (optional)

Dimensions/Weight (starting)
Starting weight with 4-cell battery is 2.2 lbs./1.0 kg
0.75-1.1" x 11.4-11.7" x 8.0" (19.2-26.8 x 11.7 290.6-296.5 x 204.0)

Docking
E-Port, E-Port Plus, E-Legacy Extender, E-Flat Panel Stand, E-Monitor Stand, E-View Laptop Stand, E-Media Bay


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Dell Latitude E5400 Specs [Re: Tong Zhang]
      #31071 - 08/13/08 03:12 PM

Here are the specs of the Dell Latitude E5400 14.1-inch notebook announced today:




Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista Business
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
Genuine Windows Vista Business Downgrade,
Genuine Windows XP Professional Installed


Processor Type
Intel Core 2 Duo processors 1066 MHz FSB with up to 6 M L2 cache Intel Celeron M processors 667 MHz FSB with 1 M L2 cache

Chipset
Intel 45 Express Chipset

Graphics
Intel GMA 4500MHD

Display
14.1? Widescreen WXGA (1280x800) Display
14.1? UltraSharp? Widescreen WXGA+ (1440x900) Display

Memory
Dual Channel DDR2 Memory
Two Memory slots offering up to 4GB6
Memory Bandwidth: 800MHz

Battery
6-cell, or 9-cell ?Smart? Lithium Ion Primary battery featuring ExpressCharge

Power Supply
90W power adapter with cord wrapping, 65w Auto/Air/AC travel adapter

Primary Storage
7200RPM Free Fall Sensor Hard Drive up to 160GB
5400RPM Encrypted Hard Drive up to 120GB8
5400 RPM to 2506B

Connectivity Options
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
56K v92 Internal Modem (Optional)
Wireless LAN: Dell Wireless 1397 (802.11g), Dell Wireless 1510 (802.11 a/g/n 2x2), Intel WiFi Link 5100 [802.11a/g/n (1x2)]; Intel WiFi Link 5300 [802.11a/g/n (3x3)]
Mobile Broadband2 & GPS: Dell Wireless 5720 (EvDo&GPS) Mobile Broadband mini card, Dell Wireless 5530 (Tri-band HSDPA 7.2/HSUPA 2.0 & GPS) Mini-Card
Bluetooth Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth 2.1

Security
Encrypted HDD, optional fingerprint reader, optional smart card reader via PC card slot
Dell Control Point Security Manager TPM 1.2

Optical Drive
8X DVD-ROM, 24X CDRW/DVD, 8X DVD+/-RW, or Travel Lite Module

Audio
High definition audio codec

Expansion Slots
One Type I or Type II PCMCIA card; support for 34 mm Expresscard via caddy

Ports
IEEE-1394, docking connector, USB 2.0 (x4), VGA, S-Video, RJ-11 (optional), RJ-45, headphone/speaker out, mic

Systems Management
Dell Client Manager

Input
Optional Dual-Pointing

Dimensions/ Weight
Starting weight 6-cell battery is 5.58lbs/2.54kg
13.3? x 9.5? x 1.5? (338.0 x 240.0 x 37.0mm)

Docking
E-Port, E-Port Plus, E-Legacy Extender, E-Flat Panel Stand, E-Monitor Stand, E-View Laptop Stand, E-Media Bay


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Dell Latitude E6400 Specs [Re: Tong Zhang]
      #31072 - 08/13/08 03:19 PM

Here are the specs of the Dell Latitude E6400 14.1-inch notebook announced today:






Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate
Genuine Windows Vista Business
Genuine Windows Vista Business 64-Bit
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate or Business Downgrade,
Genuine Windows XP Professional Loaded

Processor Type
Intel CoreTM 2 Duo Processor up to T9600 (2.8GHz, 6MB L2 Cache)

Chipset
Intel 45 Express Chipset

Graphics
NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M1 256MB DDR2
Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD

Display
14.1? UltraSharp Widescreen WXGA+ (1440x900) LED Display
14.1? Widescreen WXGA (1280x800) Display

Memory
Dual Channel DDR2 Memory
Two Memory slots offering up to 8GB6
Memory Bandwidth: 800MHz

Battery
4-cell, 6-cell, or 9-cell ?Smart? Lithium Ion Primary battery featuring ExpressChargeTM; 12 cell high-capacity battery slice

Power Supply
90 Watt AC adapter with cord wrapping, 65w Auto/Air/AC Travel Adapter

Primary Storage
Solid State Hard Drive up to 64GB
7200RPM Free Fall Sensor Hard Drive up to 250GB
5400RPM Encrypted Hard Drive up to 120GB8
5400RPM up to 250GB

Connectivity Options
10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
56K v924 Internal Modem (Optional)
Wireless LAN: Dell Wireless 1397 (802.11g), Dell Wireless 1510 (802.11 a/g/n 2x2), Intel WiFi Link 5100 [802.11a/g/n (1x2)];
Intel WiFi Link 5300 [802.11a/g/n (3x3)]
Mobile Broadband2 & GPS: Dell Wireless 5720 (EvDO & GPS) Mobile Broadband mini card, Dell Wireless 5530 (Tri-band HSDPA
7.2/HSUPA 2.0 & GPS) Mini-Card
Bluetooth & Ultra-Wideband: Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth 2.1, Dell Wireless 410 Bluetooth 2.1 with UWB

Security
Smart Card Reader and Contactless Smart Card Reader, Fingerprint Reader (optional), Dell ControlPoint Security Manager, Dell ControlVault, Privacy Filter (optional), TPM 1.28

Media Bay
E-Family modular media bay: 8X DVD-ROM, 24X CDRW/DVD, 8X DVD+/-RW, second Hard Drive or Travel Lite Module

Collaboration
2 speakers, optional digital microphone, optional VGA camera

Expansion Slots
1 Type I/II PCMCIA OR Expresscard/54, 5-in-1 card reader

Ports
IEEE - 1394, docking connector, USB 2.0 (x4), VGA, Display Port,
RJ-11 (optional), RJ-45, eSATA, USB PowerShare, headphone/speaker out, mic

Systems Management
Intel vPro Technology?s advanced management features (optional, requires Intel WiFi Link WLAN) , DASH, Dell Client Manager

Input
Dual-pointing, Back-lit keyboard option

Dimensions/Weight (starting)
Starting weight with 4-cell battery is 4.3lbs/1.95kg
13.2? x 9.4? x 1.0 - 1.2? (335.0 x 238.3 x 25.4-31.0mm)

Docking
E-Port, E-Port Plus, E-Legacy Extender, E-Flat Panel Stand, E-Monitor Stand, E-View Laptop Stand, E-Media Bay, CoolSlice


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Dell Precision M2400 Mobile Workstation Specs [Re: Tong Zhang]
      #31074 - 08/13/08 03:39 PM

Here are the specs of the Dell Precision M2400 14-inch notebook announced today:





System-

Processors
Intel Core2 Duo Series Processors with up to 1066MHz front side bus and 6MB shared cache. Up to T9600 (2.8GHz,
1066MHz, 6M L2 Cache).

Chipset
Intel PM45 Express Chipset.

Memory
Dual-channel DDR2 800MHz SDRAM. Up to 8GB2 dual-channel DDR2 800MHz SDRAM; DIMMs up to 4GB2 at 800MHz.

Wide Aspect Display
Dell UltraSharp 14.1" WXGA+ LED AntiGlare (1440x900) or Dell UltraSharp 14.1" WXGA CCFL AntiGlare (1280x800).

Graphics
NVIDIA Quadro FX 370M 256MB Dedicated Memory.

Hard Drives
SATA Solid State HDD 2.5mm; Ultra Performance 32GB & 64GB; SATA 7200RPM: Up to 320GB; SATA 5400RPM: Up
to 500GB.

Optical Drives
9.5mm Module Bay: 8X DVD+/-RW, 24X DVD/CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM.

Modem
Optional Internal 56K V.92 Modem.

Networking
Intel 82567 Gigabit Ethernet Controller.

Wireless
A choice of one of the following: Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Mini-Card, Dell Wireless 1510 802.11a/g/Draft-n Mini-Card,
Intel Wireless 5100 802.11a/g/Draft-n Mini-Card or Intel Wireless 5300 802.11a/g/Draft-n Mini-Card.

Bluetooth
A choice of either a Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Mini-Card or (U.S. only) Dell Wireless 410 BT +UWB Mini-Card.

Mobile Broadband
Dell Wireless 5530 (HSDPA) Mini-Card, Dell Wireless 5720 (EVDO) Rev A. Availability varies by region.

Security
Integrated Smart Card reader, Contactless Smart Card reader, and security lock slot, TPM 1.2 support, optional UPEK
fi ngerprint reader.

Slots and Ports
54mm Express Card slot, E-Family docking connector, DisplayPort, VGA, 4 USB 2.0 including e-SATA, IEEE 1394,
headphone/speaker out, RJ-11 and RJ-45.

Battery
6-cell/56WHr or 9-cell/85WHr Smart Lithium Ion battery featuring ExpressCharge?. Optional 84WHr Battery Slice.

Operating Systems
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit and 64-bit; Genuine Windows Vista Business ? 32Bit and 64Bit; Genuine
Windows Vista Ultimate Downgrade, XP Professional and XP Professional x64 Edition; Genuine Windows Vista
Business Downgrade, XP Professional and XP Professional x64 Edition; Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS v.5.1 64-bit
Factory installed, Novell SUSE/SLED Linux (China), FreeDOS.

Docking
E/APR, E/SPR, E/Legacy Port, E/View Notebook Stand, E/Monitor Stand.

Dimensions
26.3 ? 31.9mm x 335mm x 243.9mm (1.0 ? 1.25" x 13.2" x 9.6").

Weight
Starting at 4.77 lb.3 (2.16 kg) with LED panel, 2.5" thin SSD Drive and 6-cell battery.

Peripherals-

Monitors
Performance fl at-panel displays, Dell UltraSharp widescreen and standard fl at-panel displays from 17" viewable to
30" viewable; Analog fl at-panel displays and CRT monitors also available.

Keyboard
Dell Enhanced QuietKey USB; Enhanced Multimedia USB; Smart Card keyboard USB.

Mouse
Dell USB two-button mouse and Dell USB optical two-button scroll mouse.

Optional Speakers
Internal chassis speaker; Dell two- and three-piece stereo system; Dell sound bar for all fl at-panel displays.

Storage Devices-

Optional
Removable Storage CD-RW/DVD Combo, DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW, 1.8? HDD, USB Floppy Drive, USB media card reader.

Optional Modem
Dell 56K v.92 Data/Fax PCI modem.

Security
Software: Trusted Platform Module 1.2 (where available); Setup/BIOS Password; I/O Interface Security
Hardware: Kensington Lock.

Environmental & Regulatory-

Standards
EPEAT Gold, Energy Star, BSMI, C-TICK, CE, FCC, IRAM, NEMKO, NFPA 99, SABBS, SASO, TUV, UL, VCCI, USB 2.0, WEEE
Lead Free Environmentally conscious design is RoHS Compliant/Lead Free.

Service & Support
Base: 3-Year Limited Warranty with 3 years standard Next Business Day (NBD) On-site parts replacement and 3
years NBD On-site Service
Recommended: Dell ProSupport is designed to rapidly respond to your business needs, protect your investment and
sensitive data, and provide enhanced proactive support services to help reduce risk and complexity within your
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Dell Precision M4400 Workstation Notebook Specs [Re: Tong Zhang]
      #31075 - 08/13/08 03:49 PM

Here are the specs of the Dell Precision M4400 15.4-inch notebook announced today:





Processors
Intel Core2 Duo and Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme Edition Processors with up to 1066MHz front side bus and up to
12MB shared cache. Up to X9100 (3.06GHz, 1066MHz, 6M L2 Cache) dual-core or high performance quad-core.

Chipset
Intel PM45 Express Chipset.

Memory
Dual-channel DDR2 800MHz SDRAM. Up to 8GB1 dual-channel DDR2 800MHz SDRAM; DIMMs up to 4GB1 at 800MHz.

Wide Aspect Display
Choice of Dell UltraSharp 15.4" WUXGA TrueLife RGBLED (1920x1200), Dell UltraSharp 15.4" WUXGA AntiGlare
2-CCFL (1920x1200), Dell UltraSharp 15.4" WXGA+ AntiGlare WLED (1440x990), or Dell UltraSharp 15.4" WXGA
AntiGlare CCFL (1280x800).

Graphics
NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M 512MB dedicated memory, or NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700M 512MB dedicated memory.

Modem
Optional Internal 56K V.92 Modem.

Networking
Intel 82567 Gigabit Ethernet Controller.

Wireless
A choice of one of the following: Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Mini-Card, Dell Wireless 1510 802.11a/g/n/ Mini-Card, Intel Wireless 5100 802.11a/g/n Mini-Card, or Intel Wireless 5300 802.11a/g/n Mini-Card.

Bluetooth
A choice of a Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Mini-Card or a Dell Wireless 410 BT +UWB Mini-Card.

Mobile Broadband
Dell Wireless 5530 (HSDPA) Mini-Card, Dell Wireless 5720 (EVDO) Rev A. Availability varies by region.

Slots and Ports
54mm Express Card slot, PC Card Slot, E-Family docking connector, DisplayPort, VGA, 4 USB 2.0 including e-SATA,
IEEE 1394, headphone/speaker out, RJ-11 and RJ-45.

Battery
6-cell/56WHr or 9-cell/85WHr Smart Lithium Ion battery featuring ExpressCharge. Optional 84WHr Battery Slice.

Operating Systems
Genuine Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit and 64-bit; Genuine Windows Vista Business ? 32Bit and 64Bit; Genuine
Windows Vista Ultimate Downgrade, XP Professional and XP Professional x64 Edition; Genuine Windows Vista
Business Downgrade, XP Professional and XP Professional x64 Edition; Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS v.5.1 64-bit
Factory installed, Novell SUSE/SLED Linux (China), FreeDOS.

Docking
E/APR, E/SPR, E/Legacy Port, E/View Notebook Stand, E/Monitor Stand.

Dimensions
358 x 257 x 27/33mm (14.1" x 10.1" x 1.0"/1.3").
Weight2 5.92 lb. (2.69kg.) with a 6-cell battery and optional solid state drive.

Warranty
3-Year Limited Warranty4 with Next Business Day On-Site Service.


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