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.
quote: Sony, Toshiba and LG have all had a line of 12inch ultra portables without optical drives for years
quote: 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
quote: one feature (Intel Turbo Memory) that doesn't hurt the consumer at all
quote: they still sell it for the same price, or for cheaper
quote: I sit there happily playing Crysis
quote: why would I want something less that cannot perform up to my expectations when compatibility is concerned?
quote: How much does Crysis capable PC cost, let's see - 9800GX2 for $600, some quadcore gamer's CPU from Intel for $999, what else? RAM, HDD, etc - voila, now Mac is DIRT CHEAP compared to your Crysis tuned gaming rig. Wanna maybe save some dough and go for Mac instead of an uberexpensive gaming rig?
quote: If you prefer to play inferior PC games, that's your choice. You could have a huge selection of quality xbox games for example for much less money compared to uberexpensive Crysis gaming rig, but you chose to pay a lot for nothing.
quote: Think about it - a console and a Mac can do everything your gaming rig can do plus play a huge selection of quality games unavailable for PC.
quote: Where would you go today, huh? People move to Macs and consoles in droves, it looks like I and you will follow this trend in the future. Resistance is futile, usability and industrial design is a new king! All the raw performance races between hardware manufacturers are in the past, it's all history now, fanboy. Get it now or you'll be pulled in the future kicking and screaming.
quote: those system requirements are not a "Must" to ENJOY Crysis, there is no hardware out that can Max the game out at insane resolutions, with AA and AF running Direct X 10 mode with Vista
quote: Macs, have ALWAYS been over priced, pieces of white plastic crap in comparison to what a "Real" PC is
quote: I have an AMD+ATI as my main gaming rig, thus wouldn't I be classed as an WinAMD?
quote: All my games, that I want to play are on the PC
quote: it's 10 years old
quote: Crysis is the MOST technologically advanced game currently on the market, yet I do not see those "Macs" you proclaim about running it, nor do I see it on the consoles, so in this case you Phail once again
quote: Not to mention many, many, many more systems and games the PC can run
quote: the Mac in general is only a very tiny, minuscule unimportant part of the market
quote: I love my Keyboard and mouse, and a machine that I put together myself
quote: you have almost every single post rated down
quote: Get off that high horse, I couldn't care less about the Mac or Consoles, and unless the Mac can run as many games as the PC
quote: you can stop trying to force the Crapintosh down everyones necks
quote: what is the Mac? It's just a cover
quote: You can also enjoy Crysis on an iMac or MacBook Pro, so it's time to forget "Mac can't play games" fanatical crap.
quote: I posted links to the PC notebooks that have exactly the same specs as MacBook and also cost THE SAME AMOUNT. But you fanatics conveniently forget those links and start all over again as if these notebooks do not exist. You are afraid of looking at PC notebook prices, and you do the right thing, otherwise your firm Wintel beliefs may easily get shattered.
quote: Nope, since AMD uses Intel x86 ISA it's still rebadged Intel from the point of view of user or software developer. Wintel == WinAMD.
quote: Of course you only want to play PC games because you never tried great console games like The Darkness. Staying fanatical about PC games saves you but only until you experience stuff like Uncharted, or Halo 3 or The Darkness. Do not try those games, stay away from them, keep your Wintel faith strong.
quote: This is what PC fanatics do these days - play 10 year old games because most of the new cool and fresh stuff is being developed for consoles, like Dead Space for example, or in rare cases it's developed for PC and later ported to consoles (console STALKER and console Crysis are in development already). So yeah, be my guest, enjoy your Starcraft, MDK, Alice, Sacrifice, Messiah, Doom, Wolfenstein 3D and maybe even Digger with all the other great ancient masterpieces, peacefully deceased last century. Console guys at the same time enjoy fresh blood in gaming industry, and Darkness/Uncharted/Dead Space is just the beginning.
quote: This is where Wintel fanboys do "phail" - they don't understand and refuse to accept that a) iMac will run Crysis easily b) Crysis is already being ported to Xbox 360 and PS3 c) Uncharted already looks better than most Crysis copies running on mainstream PCs with mid-end graphics cards (which are the vast majority of PC population). Stay in your little box, it feels great there, I'm sure :D
quote: Exactly! THIS IS WHAT I'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT ALL THIS TIME! You PC fanboys just proved my words - I said you enjoy games form the last century 'cause fresh stuff is developed mostly for consoles these days, and you just said the same! Like I said before - you're more than welcome, enjoy last century games while console guys grab best of the best, stuff that's being released TODAY.
quote: Which is constantly growing and slowly replacing PCs everywhere, even in the enterprise. PC looks like that old dinosaur - IBM Mainframe - nobody believed back then that puny PC would replace this dinosaur - and now the time's come for the PC itself. Fresh blood is pouring in, Apple expands rapidly, together with consoles they slowly retire old home and enterprise PCs all over this country.
quote: Yeah, I and you are old timers, in 20 years we will look like those IBM mainframe guys look today :) Our grandkids won't believe we were playing video games with _keyboards_ :)))
quote: Get real here - do you seriously think that some guy back in 1960s could come up in some public forum (if there were such forums, let's pretend they were, just for the sake of argument) and publicly state that all your big mainframes are a joke since they are going to take a dirty nap and get replaced by those things called PC? And you think this guy would NOT be IMMEDIATELY downrated to minus infinity? Come ooon, maan, think twice before answering :)) Well, you may not know computer history well, in this case let's pretend that I haven't asked you anything, so you can keep your face.
quote: Get off that high horse, I couldn't care less about the PC, and unless the PC can run as many mainframe programs as the mainframe... blah blah... I wish you knew history of PC and mainframe as well as I do.
quote: So it is actually ME who's forcing Mac market share to constantly grow? Hahahaha :) What a nice compliment, thank you!
quote: And if you think of it Lexus is also just a rebadged Toyota. Why the heck people buy Lexus cars then? Here's some food for thought for ya. Think about an answer and come back, we'll talk more.
quote: ruins the point of buying a Mac
quote: I want a Mac with SLI 8800M GTX Cards in it, 4Gb of So-Dimm memory, and an Phenom
quote: how much more expensive it is here in Australia
quote: for a similarly equipped PC
quote: I thought you were another incompetent moron
quote: I don't like controllers
quote: I don't like playing computer games on my TV
quote: I don't like the limitations on consoles, I like to be able to close down a game and then browse the net, or Youtube
quote: PC Emulating Console games
quote: Crysis will never be released on the consoles, the Engine WILL be, just not the "Game". (Remember, I'm a moderator on Crysis online, I stay fully aware of all the happenings of Crysis related information).
quote: last time I checked PC's still accounted for 99.99999% of the market