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Dell Unveils Slim New Laptop Latitude 13

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 23 comments

Dell's business machines just got a little sexier.

Although business-centric laptops don't have to be particularly sexy, Dell's latest business offering shows that those who need to get some real work done can have some style too.

Dell today unveiled the Latitude 13, which takes many design cues from the Adamo luxury series. This isn't the first business machine from Dell in the form; the Vostro 13 offered nearly the same things late last year.

Dell is touting the Latitude 13 as "the world's thinnest 13-inch commercial client laptop" at 0.65-inches thick, but hasn't revealed what might be under the hood. We expect specs to be similar to the Vostro 13: choices of either a 1.2GHz Celeron, 1.3GHz Core 2 Duo or 1.4GHz Core 2 Solo with integrated X4500MHD graphics, the notebook packs a 13.3-inch screen. That aside, it's also got eSATA, USB, Ethernet and SD and ExpressCard slots.

Expect it to show up on Dell's website for order in a few weeks starting at around $500.

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    JohnnyLucky , February 2, 2010 9:53 PM
    "commercial client laptop"

    Can someone translate that into plain English?
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    winner4455 , February 2, 2010 10:10 PM
    JohnnyLucky"commercial client laptop"Can someone translate that into plain English?


    Used for your job....
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    loomis86 , February 2, 2010 10:32 PM
    No one has customers anymore. They all have "clients". Even the snot nosed kid down the street that mows lawns.
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    vaughn2k , February 2, 2010 10:50 PM

    I liked the Latitude D630/D620. It is very durable, sturdy, and heavyyyyyyyyyy!
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    burnley14 , February 2, 2010 11:33 PM
    Around $500, huh? That's not too shabby.
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    Anonymous , February 2, 2010 11:47 PM
    Gimme a docking station!!!!
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    descendency , February 3, 2010 12:20 AM
    It's not a tablet??? and Look at that bezel!!!
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    naterandrews , February 3, 2010 3:22 AM
    This looks just like the Vostro V13.. and similar price and specs as well.. nothing new..
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    eddieroolz , February 3, 2010 4:11 AM
    Damn I like. Too bad $500 in the US means $600+ in Canada.
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    lashton , February 3, 2010 6:59 AM
    JohnnyLucky"commercial client laptop"Can someone translate that into plain English?


    meaning no one in commercial operation uses the imac laptop
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    micky_lund , February 3, 2010 9:22 AM
    500usd= 570aud, and another $125 off ebay to post...
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    tipoo , February 3, 2010 11:10 AM
    Sooo, a cheaper Adamo?
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    cknobman , February 3, 2010 12:13 PM
    It will be typical dell people dont get excited.

    Base config = $500

    Usable config (Core 2 Duo, more than 2gb ram, and hd > 160gb, plus other things you would think would be standard to begin with) = $1000

    Low start price and then azz rape you on the most basic of upgrades.
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    nebun , February 3, 2010 12:22 PM
    why is it that PC laptops have such lousy processors? take a look at apple, they have from 2.4GHz all the way to 3.06GHz processors in their machines
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    ktasley , February 3, 2010 2:01 PM
    ^hmm lets see... battery life>?
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    tipoo , February 3, 2010 2:04 PM
    nebunwhy is it that PC laptops have such lousy processors? take a look at apple, they have from 2.4GHz all the way to 3.06GHz processors in their machines



    They have up to 3.06 GHz core 2's in their Macbook Air, the closest thing to this? Didn't think so. Please don't try again.
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    lowguppy , February 3, 2010 2:06 PM
    nebunwhy is it that PC laptops have such lousy processors? take a look at apple, they have from 2.4GHz all the way to 3.06GHz processors in their machines

    There's more to CPU than speed...
    Besides, for what you pay for a Mac, you can get a windows laptop with a more powerful processor.
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    coldmast , February 3, 2010 2:07 PM
    Dell/Alienware have my full attention with the MX11.
    but you 'thin' people are welcome to get this.
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    jgiron , February 3, 2010 3:37 PM
    Quote:
    why is it that PC laptops have such lousy processors? take a look at apple, they have from 2.4GHz all the way to 3.06GHz processors in their machines

    hmmm let's see Apple's $500 laptop with a high-end processor? Oh wait! They don't have a $500 laptop!
    If you look at PC Laptops that cost as much as the Apple would see better processors. Heck you can get a top of the line Alienware Laptop for less than the top of the line Mac Book Pro with change left over for upgrades.




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    Gandalf , February 3, 2010 3:50 PM
    Light is nice, but it's what's on the inside that counts.
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