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Dell Unveils Slim New Laptop Latitude 13

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.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • JohnnyLucky
    "commercial client laptop"

    Can someone translate that into plain English?
  • winner4455
    JohnnyLucky"commercial client laptop"Can someone translate that into plain English?
    Used for your job....
  • loomis86
    No one has customers anymore. They all have "clients". Even the snot nosed kid down the street that mows lawns.
  • vaughn2k
    I liked the Latitude D630/D620. It is very durable, sturdy, and heavyyyyyyyyyy!
  • burnley14
    Around $500, huh? That's not too shabby.
  • Gimme a docking station!!!!
  • descendency
    It's not a tablet??? and Look at that bezel!!!
  • naterandrews
    This looks just like the Vostro V13.. and similar price and specs as well.. nothing new..
  • eddieroolz
    Damn I like. Too bad $500 in the US means $600+ in Canada.
  • lashton
    JohnnyLucky"commercial client laptop"Can someone translate that into plain English?
    meaning no one in commercial operation uses the imac laptop