Dell unveils new light-weight notebooks

Whether traveling across country or a college campus, these systems come with the Intel Pentium  M processor and have enough performance to handle home- and business- productivity applications like e-mail, web browsing and presentations. With an optional MediaBase that connects to the bottom of the notebook and includes a D-Family media module, like a DVD+RW1 burner drive or a second hard drive, these ultra light notebooks can offer many of the capabilities of a desktop replacement notebook and still weigh less than 5 pounds.

The MediaBase also contains a spare battery charger bay, which can either charge a second battery when connected to AC power or help power the system when operating under low battery power. Based on direct customer feedback, the MediaBase also is equipped with front control buttons for volume control, power switching and undocking.

Each X300 or 300m is shipped with an external modular bay (D/Bay) that connects optical and storage devices to the notebook via a powered USB 2.0 port. Two integrated USB 2.0 ports and one IEEE 1394 interface help with the transfer of large data files, digital images and digital video. Users also may choose to store data, photo albums or music libraries on secure digital cards via the built-in secure digital media slot. Both systems can be ordered with optional Bluetooth capability ($49) and an extended battery ($199).

About the Latitude X300
At 2.93 pounds and 0.8 inches thin, the Ion Silver Latitude X300 notebook computer is the thinnest and lightest of all Dell Latitudes. It is built for the rigors of the road, and provides the durability, usability and flexibility demanded by business travelers. Also, based on customer feedback, the X300 is compatible with the new D-Family media modules via the D/Bay or optional MediaBase.

For $1,599, the Latitude X300 comes with Intel’s Centrino Mobile Technology, featuring a new Low Volt Pentium M processor at 1.2GHz and a PRO/Wireless 2100 (802.11b) solution, a 20GB hard drive, 128MB shared DDR system memory, 24X CD-ROM drive (with external D/Bay), Windows®  XP Home and three-year limited warranty5 with next-business-day onsite service6.

Dell offers a single point of accountability for deployment services to support its latest portfolio of Latitude products, which can help save time and effort and allow customers to focus IT resources on more strategic projects. More information about the Latitude X300 and other members of the D-Family can be found at www.dell.com/latitude.

About the Inspiron 300m
The ultra-slim Inspiron 300m notebook computer comes in a Venice Blue design with Moonlight Silver accents. It is designed to meet the needs of small businesses, students and consumers who demand affordable ultra-portable computing and connectivity.

For $1,599, the Inspiron 300m comes with Intel’s Centrino Mobile Technology, equipped with a new Low Volt Pentium M processor at 1.2GHz and a PRO/Wireless 2100 (802.11b) solution, a 30GB hard drive, 256MB shared DDR system memory, DVD/CDRW combination drive, Windows XP Home, WordPerfect Productivity pack, Dell Juke Box, Picture Studio and Security Center and one-year limited warranty with mail-in service. Customers interested in ordering a 300m should reference E-Value code 1234-D80815Y when calling Dell or visiting the website.

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