As it was highly anticipated, Dell has finally introduced a new flagship Ultrabook class specified for business use, the Latitude 7000 Series followed by Latitude 5000 Series and Latitude 3000 Series laptops. According to Dell, this series will offer “sophisticated design, quality construction and uncompromised toughness to offer businesses of all sizes a wide variety of solutions.”
The Latitude 7000, 5000, and 3000 Series are available with touch display options. These thrilling new additions to the Latitude line will give an opportunity to their commercial customers with what they’ve been asking for by bringing touch capability to the workspace at reasonable prices.
Starting off with the new Latitude 7000 series. It has the following key features.
• Available in 12- and 14-inch screen sizes (the E7240 and E7440), comes with a carbon fiber lid with TPM.
• Intel vPro processors
• Optional fingerprint.
• SmartCard readers
• Equipped with the three-cell battery, giving an approxiately 8.5 hours of runtime, and it’s swappable, best for travelers.
• Offers a good amount of ports, including full-sized Ethernet and HDMI, along with three USB 3.0 sockets.
• The 12-inch version weighs 2.99 pounds, with the 14-incher coming in at 3.6 pounds.
• The two models mentioned above, run Haswell processors up to Core i7, along with integrated HD 4400 graphics.
• Both the 12- and 14-inch models start with 1,366 x 768, anti-glare, non-touch displays.
• The display is upgradable to a full HD Gorilla Glass touch screen.
• In the 14-incher, there’s a non-touch, matte, 1080p panel available too.
• Gives you a 256GB SSD on the 12-inch model, and either an SSD up to 256GB or a hybrid hard drive on the 14-inch model.
• The 7000 series starts at $1,049 and will be available on September 12th.
Dell Latitude 5000 Series
• Comes with optional Gorilla Glass touch screens.
• The 14-inch model carries a display of 1,600 x 900, while the 15-incher exceeds with a 1080p.
• You get a choice of Haswell processors (Core i3, i5 or i7).
• Optional discrete graphics.
• Four, six- or nine-cell battery option.
• Up to either 1TB of HDD storage or a 256GB solid-state drive.
• They’re also thinner than the last-gen models they’re replacing.
• Still no news of what 5000 series models will cost; all we know is that they’re arriving sometime in October.
Dell Latitude 3000 Series
• The 3000 series will be available with Haswell
• Comes with optional discrete graphics
• A mix of touch- and non-touch displays.
• No optional touch screens with a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution.
• No SSDs offered.
• No nine-cell battery for the notebooks.
• Lower-end 3000-series models are arriving this September 12th, starting at $599.