Dell today announced it is responding to customer demand for a better mobility experience with longer battery life, increased performance and excellent connectivity with the new LatitudeTM D630, D830 and D531 notebook models.
The new systems also deliver energy efficiency with select Energy Star 4.0 compliant configurations. This Environmental Protection Agency specification calls for more stringent controls on the energy consumed by desktop and notebook systems.
With features such as next-generation wireless technologies, extended capacity batteries and based on the latest IntelTM processors, the Latitude D630 and D830 help increase performance and battery life. Testing shows that the D630 increased performance over the previous generation by up to 15 percent and features up to 9.4 hours of battery life. Dell is also expanding customer choice with the addition of the AMD-based Latitude D531 mainstream-value notebook.
The company said that it will offer the Latitude D430 ultra-mobile notebook and Dell PrecisionTM M4300 both based on the Intel processors in the coming weeks. In the fall, Dell plans to announce the launch of the Latitude D630c based on Intel's CentrinoTM Pro technology.
With a starting weight of 4.5 pounds, the thin-and-light Latitude D630 features a 14.1-inch wide aspect XGA display. A base configuration for the high-performance Latitude D830 (starting weight 5.97 pounds) is $1,249 and includes a 15.4-inch wide aspect XGA display. The mainstream value Latitude D531 starts at 5.1 pounds and includes 14.1-inch wide-aspect displays and TrueLife technology for richer colors. A base configuration starts at $839.