Dell is refreshing its portfolio of Latitutde and OptiPlex laptops and desktops for businesses, redesigning them to appeal to be more in line with consumer trends.
Not billed as an ultrabook, it still has Intel Rapid Start and Intel Smart Connect, two ultrabook features.
The Dell Latitude E6430 ATG is a 14-inch rugged notebook powered by a third generation Intel processor and packed in a Tri-Metal armored casing that features an anodized aluminum display back, magnesium alloy wrapped corners, steel hinges, and a powder-coated base.
As expected, the device is dust-proof, humidity and shock-proof,and resist to high temperature, high altitude and vibrations, thanks to its MIL-STD 810 G and IP5X testing.
On the computing performance side, in addition to the latest Intel processor, the new rugged Latitude gets DDR3 memory (1333 MHz or 1600MHz ), Intel HD or NVIDIA discrete graphics, 14” HD (1366×768) display, optional HSPA-EVDO / LTE / Gobi 3000/WIMAX connectivity.
The E6430 is 1.06 inches thick and weighs 3.75 pounds, if outfitted with a solid-state drive (SSD) and a three-cell battery with ExpressCharge options.
As usual for business units, there are tons of ports including network connector (RJ-45), two USB 2.0, one USB/eSATA combo; two USB 3.0.
Pricing and availability are still unknown at the moment.
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