Dell is once again leaking information on its upcoming
mobile products. Earlier this week, DailyTech
reported on Dell upcoming Latitude
XT2 Tablet PC. This time around, the information is flowing for the new
business-oriented Latitude E4200 and E4300 thanks to Engadget.
The new E4200
looks to target the lightest of the ultra-portables on the market with its
12.1" WXGA, LED-backlit display and trim 2.2-pound target weight. The
E4200 achieves its low weight by forgoing an optical drive and by using
magnesium alloy for the LCD back and base.
In an interesting move for Dell -- and one that shows its
support for solid state disks (SSDs) despite
recent reports -- the only storage options for the E4200 will be a 32GB or
64GB SSD. Intel's Montevina platform coupled with Ultra-Low Voltage
(ULV) processors will be supported along with Intel Turbo Memory 2.0.
When it comes to additional features/functionality, the
E4200 aims to please with TPM 1.2, Smart Card reader, VGA output, DisplayPort,
802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1, Ultra-Wideband (UWB), Mobile GPS, GbE, two USB 2.0
ports, eSATA, Firewire, SD/MMC reader, and an ExpressCard/34 expansion slot. A
backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader are optional equipment on the E4200.
The next new entry from Dell is the Latitude E4300. The
E4300 sports a 13.3", LED-backlit display and integrated graphics. The
notebook -- like the aforementioned E4200 -- relies on Intel's new Montevina platform and includes Intel
Turbo Memory 2.0.
Unlike the E4200, however, the E4300 will support standard
voltage Intel mobile processors and will incorporate either an integrated DVD
burner or an integrated Blu-ray drive for optical needs. Traditional 2.5"
mobile HDDs or SSDs will be supported with the E4300.
The E4300's list of connectivity options and features mirror
those of the E4200, but adds dual pointers (pointing stick + touchpad).
The larger display, support for standard voltage mobile
processors and integrated optical drive push the weight of the E4300 to
3-pounds for base systems.
Both the E4200 and E4300 are scheduled to launch in September.