Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dell Takes Business Laptops to New Latitudes

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Sept 2008 - Dell today announced a completely new line of six Latitude laptops (E4200, E4300, E6400, E6500, E5400 & E5500), ranging from the lightest ultra-portable in the company's history to the most powerful, which targeting to professionals.

The three main points emphasized by Pang Yee Beng, General Manager of Dell Malaysia (pix above - sitting right) are:
1) breakthrough baterry life; up to 19 hours on a single charge
2) colourful; blue, red, pink besides metal & black
3) portability; the lightest commercial notebook in the company's history - 2.2 pounds (0.997kg)

Dell will offer colours 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.

In addition, the new Latitudes will come in configurations offering fingerprint readers, built-in disk encryption, Smart Card readers, intelligent backlit keyboard, mobile broadband, Bluetooth 2.1, etc, with screen sizes ranging from 12.1 to 15.4 inches. Prices start at RM4,510 for the higher end models, with the smaller sized Latitudes still having no price.

More details are available here.