Last week, Dell introduced its first AMD-based notebook in
the form of the consumer-oriented Inspiron 1501. Today, Dell
is adding even more AMD-based notebooks to its lineup with the new Latitude
131L series. The Latitude
131L is aimed at business users, packs a 15.4" screen and features
both mobile Sempron and Turion 64 X2 processors on the options sheet.
With the exception of AMD processors and an ATI Radeon
Xpress 1150 integrated chipset, the rest of the specifications are pretty run
of the mill. The notebooks come standard with 512MB of memory (expandable to
2GB) and a 60GB hard drive (expandable to 120GB). 802.11g wireless is included
as is an ExpressCard slot, four USB 2.0 port and a 3-in-1 media reader. All
Latitude 131L notebooks are Vista capable.
Pricing for the 6.17 pound Latitude 131L starts at $629 for
models equipped with the Mobile Sempron processor and starts at $899 for models
equipped with the Turion 64 X2.