Dell Unveiled New Latitude Series

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Inspired by close collaboration with nearly 4,000 IT professionals and end
users, Dell today announced a completely new line of Latitude and Dell Precision
laptops, ranging from the lightest ultra-portable in the company’s history to
the most powerful mobile workstation.
Dell will offer colors for the first time on Latitude laptops. In addition to
Mica-Brushed Metal, the Latitude E4200, E4300, E6400 and E6500 will be available
in Regatta Blue, Regal Red and Quartz Pink (E4200 only) in the coming weeks. The
E5400 and E500 are available in Matte Black.

dell efamily Dell Unveiled New Latitude Series

Inspired by close collaboration with nearly 4,000 IT professionals and end
users, Dell today announced a completely new line of Latitude and Dell Precision
laptops, ranging from the lightest ultra-portable in the company’s history to
the most powerful mobile workstation. More details are available at
www.dell.com/latitudepresskit.

The new Latitude systems provide breakthrough battery life, brilliant new
design and style — including a choice of five colors.

“Since 1995, we’ve shipped more business laptops worldwide than anyone,” said
Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell. “This and our 5 million plus
conversations a day with customers give us real insight into the needs of the
digital nomad. Today we’re translating that insight into breakthrough
productivity, portability and design. The new Latitudes are breathtaking.”

Dell’s re-engineered Latitude lineup answers a wide range of user profiles:

• Ultra-Portable – Dell Latitude E4200 is a 12.1-inch laptop that starts
at 1 kg making it the lightest commercial notebook in the company’s history.
The 13.3-inch Latitude E4300 has a starting weight of 1.54 kg.1 Designed for
road warriors and executives who demand maximum performance and light
weight, the systems will be available in the coming weeks.
• Mainstream – The Dell Latitude E6400 and E6500, available today, are 14.1-
and 15.4-inch laptops that start at SGD1, 967 and SGD 2,095, respectively.
The systems are ideal desktop replacements for high-performance users.
• Essential – The Latitude E5400, a 14.1-inch notebook, starts at SGD 1,724,
and the E5500, a 15.4-inch notebook starts at SGD 1,751. Available today,
the systems include everyday features at a cost-effective price.
• Semi-Rugged – The Latitude E6400 ATG is a 14.1-inch semi-rugged laptop
will be available next week. It is built and tested to meet Military 810F
standards for dust, vibration and humidity.
• Desk-Based — From new port replicators to full docking solutions that fit
any usage scenario with smaller footprints and streamlined cabling, users
can “hot undock”.

Personalize Your Latitude
Dell will offer colors for the first time on Latitude laptops. In addition to
Mica-Brushed Metal, the Latitude E4200, E4300, E6400 and E6500 will be available
in Regatta Blue, Regal Red and Quartz Pink (E4200 only) in the coming weeks. The
E5400 and E500 are available in Matte Black.
“The new Latitude laptops and Dell Precision mobile workstations represent the
largest client product development effort in the history of Dell,” said Tan Teng
Cheong, General Manager, Dell, Singapore and Brunei. “We’ve invested more than 1
million engineering hours and the result is a family of head-turning products
that are as solid on the inside as on the outside, with features that enable
better security, manageability and productivity.”
Incorporating a wide range of new technology, Dell’s new Latitudes feature:

• All-day computing on the E6400 with breakthrough battery life of up to
19 hours;
• Full-frame magnesium alloy construction and all-metal hinges;
• Sophisticated keyboard design;
• Ease of use with Dell ControlPoint, centralizing control of user settings
for power management, connectivity configurations and security management in
a single application;
• First business-class laptop with an intelligent backlit keyboard that
automatically adjusts to ambient light levels;
• Exclusive ControlVault solution – intelligent security sub-processors with
embedded non-volatile storage that centralizes and helps protect user
credentials and security keys in a single hardened security “vault” away
from the systems main drive;
• The E6500 is the only laptop with both a contact-less Smart Card reader
and a fingerprint readers that complies with Federal Information Processing
Standards; and,
• Simplified IT with compatible peripherals, adapters, docking and robust
manageability features across the entire portfolio.

Access Email Instantly, Without Booting the OS
The company also previewed Dell Latitude ON, a new technology that will enable
near-instant access to e-mail, calendar, attachments, contacts and the Web
without booting into the system’s main operating system (OS). Expected in the
coming months on the Latitude E4200 and E4300, Dell Latitude ON uses a dedicated
low-voltage sub-processor and OS that can enable multi-day battery life.

Revolutionizing Mobile Workstation Performance
Dell, the world’s No. 1 workstation supplier, also unveiled a new line of
ISV-certified Dell Precision mobile workstations targeted at
performance-oriented customers in the engineering, media, entertainment and
biosciences industries. Available today, the details include:
• Dell Precision M4400 – Starting at SGD 2,420, the 15.4-inch mobile workstation
features leading-edge graphics and supports up to 8 GB of RAM.
• Dell Precision M2400 – Weighing 2.17 kg, the company’s lightest mobile
workstation is a 14.1-inch system that starts at SGD 2,310.1

The company also introduced a 17-inch mobile workstation concept that
revolutionizes mobile performance. Housed in an orange anodized aluminum
chassis, it supports up to 16 GB of RAM, a 1 GB graphics card, upcoming
quad-core processors and up to a terabyte of storage on two drives. This doubles
the amount of memory and processor cores, and triples the storage available on
Lenovo and HP mobile workstations today. More details can be found at
www.dell.com/nocompromise.

Green on the Go
The new Latitude mainstream and ultra-portable laptops, as well as Dell
Precision mobile workstations, are available with Energy Star 4.0 compliant
configurations and meet EPEAT “Gold” rated configurations. The Latitude E4200 is
Dell’s first notebook that offers a motherboard containing halogen-free
laminates, as well as halogen-free chassis plastics and fan housings. The
ultra-portable laptop also ships in packaging that is up to 99-percent
recyclable by weight.

Mobility Services
All of the new products are also available with Dell’s ProSupport Mobility
Services, a suite of modular services that help companies protect assets and
data. To protect confidential company information, Dell can also automate data
encryption on all laptops and centrally manage company-defined security policies
in a way that is transparent to the end-user. Dell’s Desktop Manager service
allows IT to track dispersed systems, distribute software, manage patches and
enforce IT policies. For more information, visit
www.dell.com/services.

New Community for Digital Nomads
Coinciding with the introduction of Dell’s new laptops, the company launched a
new community site called Digital Nomads. It is designed for individuals who are
not defined by the four walls in their office or home, but by a desire to always
be connected for work and play no matter their location. Community members can
come together to read about other digital nomads and share ideas, tips, tricks
and best practices. Twitter users will be able to follow live updates from
Dell’s press conference and ask questions by following @Digital_Nomads (www.twitter.com/Digital_Nomads).

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