Dell Debuts New Latitude Notebook Computers

From the press release:

The additions are highlighted by the Latitude D410, an ultraportable system that weighs under 4 pounds(b) and can deliver nearly all-day computing on a single battery charge when configured with an optional extended-life battery. Also available today are the thin and light Latitude D610 and the high-performance Latitude D810. New technology and enhancements found across all three systems include:

— New Intel Pentium M processors with speeds up to 2.13GHz, a 533-MHz front-side bus and 2MB L2 cache;

— PCI Express — a new, industry-standard bus architecture that delivers powerful graphics, high performance memory and fast connections to peripherals like hard drives and DVD/CD burners;

— More robust Tri-Metal chassis and magnesium alloy LCD covers that increase durability;

— Stiffer, sealed keyboards that provide better feel while protecting against spills;

— Sturdier hinges built to last through Dell’s test of 20,000 open/close cycles;

— One-glance dashboard with separate Wi-Fi, Bluetooth indicators;

— Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security technology and integrated Smart Card readers help ensure only authorized systems access network data and resources;

— Additional USB ports located for easier access;

— Repositioned Wi-Fi antennas for improved wireless performance;

— Optional Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) for fast transfer of large files and better multi-device connections.

Dell Latitude notebooks

The new notebooks are compatible with existing Latitude D-Family docks and accessories to preserve customers’ investments in upgrades and peripherals.

“These Latitude notebooks reflect Dell’s unique ability to incorporate direct customer feedback into every product. We have combined powerful new technologies such as PCI Express and DDR2 memory with outstanding performance, usability and reliability that our customers demand,” said Alex Gruzen, senior vice president of Dell’s Product Group. “We continue to listen to our customers to build and deliver the best technology and value.”

About the Latitude D410

With a new black and silver chassis and a starting price of $1,677, the 3.83-pound(b) Latitude D410 continues to deliver uncompromising performance for an ultraportable notebook computer. With the addition of an optional nine-cell extended battery, users can experience nearly all-day computing without recharging.

About the Latitude D610

With a starting weight of 4.67 pounds and starting price of $1,384, the Latitude D610 is designed for users who require flexibility and mobility in a durable, thin-and-light package. Customers can build configurations to fit their specific needs, whether it’s robust 3D graphics performance, or extended battery life.

About the Latitude D810

The Latitude D810 delivers high-end performance for the power-hungry users and features an UltraSharp 15.4-inch wide-aspect display and leading-edge graphics with up to 128MB of dedicated memory. Slightly smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the Latitude D810 has a starting weight of 6.49 pounds and a starting price of $1,549.