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Dell Updates Latitude Line of Business Laptops: E5420, E5520, E6220, E6320, E6420, E6520, E6420 ATG

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At the “Dell Means Business Event” in San Francisco Dell unveiled a collection of upgrades to the Dell Latitude E Family of business notebooks. The new Dell Latitude E5420, E5520, E6220, E6320, E6420, E6520, E6420 ATG notebooks include over 100 improvements over previous models according to the Dell announcement and are designed to deliver the ability to support a mobile workforce.

Dell Latitude E Family Processors and Enterprise Options:

The new Dell Latitude E Family of notebooks will gain the latest Intel 2nd Generation Core i processors and new options in graphics and memory. The entire Latitude family can be configured with backlit keyboards. The enterprise will be glad to know that while the new Latitude E series has been updated the the entire family, all 26 products, will use 1 dock, 1 battery and have 1 keyboard footprint to allow for easier inter-company usage.

Dell Latitude E Family Durability:

One fothe things that carries over from the previous Latitude E series of processors is a focus on durability. Dell used focus groups to find out what the Latitude E users wanted, and at the top of the list was enhanced durability. The new Latitude E notebooks will bring several improvements to durability including;

  • Over 100 durability focused design improvements
  • Solid Metal Frame – for enhanced durability
  • Screen Seal – to cushion the screen panel
  • Tighter Keycaps
  • 69% better LCD rigidity
  • 112% stronger base

Dell Latitude E Family Sizes and Classes:

The new Dell Latitude E Family of laptops comes in several sizes and are designed for different use cases based on the size, weight and design. Below is a guide to the new Dell Latitude E Laptops.

Budget friendly Latitude E Notebooks for use at a desk for the majority of use:

Business Rugged Latitude E Family Notebooks designed for demanding conditions:

Dell Latitude E Battery Options:

The Dell Latitude E Family of laptops will have several battery options available including Express charge and Slice battery options to charge up faster and go longer.

Dell Latitude E Notebooks Connectivity:

The newest Dell Latitude E Family of laptops will include support for multiple wireless carriers and provide support for media modules to make sure you can always connect the device or media you need to your computer with swappable mediabays that work with optical drives, hard drives and USB 3.0 media modules.

Dell Latitude E Notebooks Video with Steve Lalla VP/GM of Dell Commercial Client Products:

Dell Latitude E Family Security Options:

The Dell LAtitude E notebooks come with severl security features including Dell Data ProtectionRemote Data Delete and a Free Fall Sensor to prevent data loss in the event of a fall.

Josh Smith is a longtime mobile tech user, currently using a Droid as his primary smartphone. Josh is also an editor at Notebooks.com where he reviews notebooks and other mobile tech. Follow Josh on Twitter @Josh_Smith or email him Josh@Notebooks.com.

16 Comments

  1. Chris

    February 9, 2011 at 5:06 am

    Josh, DELL’s new line of notebooks appear to be very interesting, thank you for spreading the news. Please note below quote is from; http://www.infoworld.com/t/processors/intel-pulls-fast-one-in-sandy-bridge-fiasco-784?source=footer

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    Now Intel’s come up with a plan that makes me wonder what their quality control folks have been smoking. Here’s what Intel says:

    Both Intel and its customers are focused on delivering the highest quality PC systems based on Intel® 2nd Generation Core® Processors. As a result of these discussions and specific requests from computer makers, Intel is resuming shipments of the Intel® 6 Series chipset for use only in PC system configurations that are not impacted by the design issue.

    Only computer makers who have committed to shipping the Intel® 6 Series chipset in PC system configurations that are not impacted by the design issue will be receiving these shipments.

    In other words, Intel will keep shipping these faulty chip sets, but only to motherboard manufacturers that promise to put them in systems that don’t use the SATA 2 ports. (Note that SATA 3 ports aren’t affected by the bug.) It isn’t clear — at least, I couldn’t tell by reading the press release — whether Intel is insisting that the mother board not have any functioning SATA 2 ports or if those ports must be electronically disconnected or even physically removed. The statement is vague enough that Intel may be shipping faulty chip sets to PC vendors who promise to put their hard drives on the SATA 3 connection, not the SATA 2 connection.

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    PS to Josh; Your article is a nice wrap-up of DELL’s new products but fails to address how Intel’s production problems with the Sandy Bridge CPUs affect the new DELL notebooks? Because, isn’t every notebook manufacturer affected by this?

    • Josh Smith

      February 9, 2011 at 5:15 am

      Chris,

      That’s why we don’t have a firm release date yet, well one of the reasons. The issue is supposed to be fixed, not just worked around, by the end of February with the actual fixed motherboards arriving in systems in the March/April timeframe.

      From what I can tell we won’ see these new Dell Business notebooks until March or April when they are able to be shipped with the latest fixed motherboards. That’s not an official line from the company, just what I am observing.

      Hope that helps.

      Josh

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    November 1, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I relish, lead to I found just what I used to be looking for. You’ve ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

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