Completely New Line of Dell Latitude and Precision Laptops

Posted by at 11:52 am on August 12, 2008

Today in San Francisco Dell introduced a new  Latitude and Dell Precision laptops to answer the needs  of a wide range of user profiles.

Dell’s re-engineered Latitude lineup answers a wide range of user profiles:

  • 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 Dell’s history. The 13.3-inch Latitude E4300 has a starting weight of 3.3 pounds.  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.
  • Budget models – The Latitude E5400, a 14.1-inch notebook, starts at $839, and the E5500, a 15.4-inch notebook starts at $869.  Both are available today.
  • 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.
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.

E-mail, Without Booting the OS

Also previewed, Dell Latitude ON, a new technology that will enable near-instant access to e-mail, calendar, attachments, contacts and the Web without booting into the system’s main operating system (OS).   This is feature we have been looking forward to testing and using at Test ToT.  It is a game changer for the road warrior.

Precision  Mobile Workstation

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. Both models are available today.

  • 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
“Since 1995, we’ve shipped more business laptops worldwide than anyone,” said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell. “This, and our 5 million plus conversations a day with customers, gives us real insight into the needs of the digital nomad. Today we’re translating that insight into breakthrough productivity, portability and design. The new Latitudes are breathtaking.”

Dell Latitude E4200

Dell Latitude E5500

Dell Latitude E6400

Dell Latitude E6500

 

All Photos  Courtesy of Dell Inc.


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