Latest Dell Latitude Notebooks Respond to Business Demand for Excellent Mobility Experience
New Models Designed to Enhance Battery Life, Connectivity, Performance, Energy Efficiency
ROUND ROCK, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) today announced it is responding to customer demand for a better mobility experience with longer battery life, increased performance and excellent connectivity with the new Latitude™ D630, D830 and D531 notebook models. The new systems also deliver energy efficiency with select Energy Star 4.0 compliant configurations.
“We hear their message and are committed to leading the industry with customizable systems that can easily be tailored to meet ownership and productivity needs of our customers.”
With features such as next-generation wireless technologies, extended capacity batteries and based on the latest Intel™ processors, the Latitude D630 and D830 help increase performance and battery life. Testing shows that the D630 increased performance over the previous generation by up to 15 percent1 and features up to 9.4 hours of battery life.2 Dell is also expanding customer choice with the addition of the AMD-based Latitude D531 mainstream-value notebook.
The company said that it will offer the Latitude D430 ultra-mobile notebook and Dell Precision™ M4300 both based on the Intel processors in the coming weeks. In the fall, Dell plans to announce the launch of the Latitude D630c based on Intel's Centrino™ Pro technology.
“Customers are sending us the message that they want mobile products with the latest features but no added complexities that can distract them from building their businesses,” said Margaret Franco, director, Dell Product Group. “We hear their message and are committed to leading the industry with customizable systems that can easily be tailored to meet ownership and productivity needs of our customers.”
New Notebooks Packed with Latest Technologies
The Latitude D630 and D830 were designed with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, and the D531 is based on AMD Turion™ 64 and Sempron™ processors.
Other new technologies supported by these products include:
Connectivity, Security, Quality and Customer-Driven Design
Latitude notebooks are designed to deliver on the four Dell cornerstones of durability, quality and security with IT simplicity and user productivity in mind:
Simplified Operations Help Customers Focus on Growing Their Business
Dell is committed to helping customers remove complexity from their IT infrastructure so more resources can be applied to growing their business. The new Latitude notebooks help simplify operations with assets that are easy to deploy and maintain with specialized services, four generations of component commonality and Dell Client Manager for remote administration capabilities.
Dell Expands Energy Smart Products
Dell is expanding on its Energy Smart product lineup with select configurations of Latitude D630, D830 and D531 that are Energy Star 4.0 compliant. This Environmental Protection Agency specification calls for more stringent controls on the energy consumed by desktop and notebook systems.
“Dell is committed to producing the most energy-efficient notebooks and desktops in the industry,” said Franco. “We also ship our products with Energy Smart power settings that are designed to exceed regulatory compliance. This can enable customers to save money and helps decrease their overall environmental footprint.”
Dell will announce compliance of its OptiPlex™ desktop and Dell Precision workstation products in the coming weeks.
Pricing and Availability
With a starting weight of 4.5 pounds5, the thin-and-light Latitude D630 features a 14.1-inch wide aspect XGA display. It is priced from $1,189.
A base configuration for the high-performance Latitude D830 (starting weight 5.97 pounds)6 is $1,249 and includes a 15.4-inch wide aspect XGA display.
The mainstream value Latitude D531 starts at 5.1 pounds7 and includes 14.1-inch wide-aspect displays and TrueLife technology for richer colors. A base configuration starts at $839.
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1 Based on testing using the BAPCo-SYSmark2004 SE benchmark test performed by Dell Labs in April 2007 on a preproduction Latitude D630 with an Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 (1.8GHz) processor, 14.1” WXGA LCD, 60GB HDD, Intel 965GM Integrated graphics, 1GB 667MHz DDR2 system memory, and Windows XP Professional SP2, as compared to a Latitude D620 with an Intel Core 2 duo T5500 (1.66GHz) processor, 14.1” WXGA LCD, 40GB HDD, Intel 945GM integrated graphics, 1GB 533MHz DDR2 system memory, and Windows XP Professional SP2. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage and manufacturing variability.
2 Actual battery life will vary based on configuration, usage and manufacturing variability. Battery life results based on MobileMark 2005 Battery Life benchmark test performed by Dell Labs on a D630 in May 2007. Testing performed on D630 with Intel Core 2 Duo processor 7100 (1.8GHz), 14.1" WXGA LCD, 1GB DDR2 667MHz system memory, 60GB HDD, Windows XP Professional SP2, Mobile Intel GMA X3100 graphics, and 9-cell (85WHr) primary battery.
3 You must be a Verizon Wireless, Sprint or Cingular subscriber. Actual connectivity is subject to wireless service provider's coverage area and may be affected by equipment, topography, signal strength, environmental considerations, and other factors. Service may vary significantly within buildings. Dell does not guarantee coverage.
4 Where wireless access is available. Additional access charges apply in some locations.
5 Starting weight with integrated graphics and 14.1-inch WXGA+ display. Weights vary depending on configurations and manufacturing variability.
6 Starting weight of 5.97 pounds (2.71kgs) for the D830 is with a 15.4-inch WXGA display, Intel GMA X3100 graphics, CD-ROM and a 6-cell battery. Weights vary depending on configurations and manufacturing variability.
7 The Latitude D531 starting weight at 5.1 pounds (2.3 kg) with 14.1-inch WXGA, Travel Module and 4-cell battery. Starting at 5.7 pounds (2.6 kg) with 14.1-inch WXGA, CD-ROM and 6-cell battery.