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Dell Latitude 2120 Business Netbook Announced: Details, Specs and Photos

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Alongside the introduction of the new Dell Latitude E Family of notebooks and the Latitude XT3 tablet, Dell also announced the new Latitude 2120 business class netbook at the Dell Means Business event in San Francisco in early February 2011. The Latitude 2120 is designed to be a companion computer that integrates into the corporate workspace alongside the rest of the Latitude lineup of notebooks.

Dell Latitude 2120 Processor and Graphics Options:

The Dell Latitude 2120 is powered by the Intel Atom N455 or Atom N550 dual core processors and has integrated Intel graphics. Users who need to playback HD content can spring for a Broadcom Crystal HD Media Accelerator to help with the heavy lifting, but this will still be a netbook even at full specs. The 2120 can be configured with a standard hard drive, 7200RPM hard drive or Solid State Drive depending on your needs.

Dell Latitude 2120 Durability Features:

As a business class netbook the Latitude 2120 is built to last longer and be more durable than consumer netbooks. You can see more on the differences between consumer and business class netbooks in our recent comparison. One of the durability features on 2120 is a rubberized outer case that adds to the ruggedness of the device.

Dell Latitude 2120 Usability and Battery Options:

As a companion PC the Latitude 2120 is designed to go on the road and keep you in touch while you are there. The 2120 has mobile broadband options to provide connectivity as well as a webcam and microphone for video chatting. The 10.1″ screen can be configured as a multitouch touchscreen that supports gestures and the screen can optionally get the anti-glare treatment for easier use in brightly light environments or outdoors.

The 2120 has a several battery options including 3 cell and 6 cel ExpressCharge batteries and in April will be available with a 6-cell battery with a 3-year warranty.

Dell Latitude E2120 Detailed Specs:

Processor Options Intel® Atom® Processor N455, N550 Dual Core
Operating System Options Genuine Windows® 7 Starter, 32-bit Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 32-Bit Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 32-Bit Genuine Windows Vista® Business 32-Bit Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic 32-Bit N-series Ubuntu N-series Free DOS
Chipset Intel NM10
Display 10.1” WSVGA (1024×600) Anti-glare LED-backlit 10.1” HD (1366×768) Anti-glare LED-backlit 10.1” HD (1366×768) Anti-glare LED-backlit with Multi-Touch
Dimensions (WxDxH) Width: 10.43” / 265.0mm Height: (front/back) 0.89-1.57” / 22.5-39.9mm Depth: 7.36” / 187mm
Weight1 Preliminary Starting weight: 2.90lbs / 1.31kg (with 3-cell battery)
Graphics Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 Intel® GMA w/ Broadcom Crystal HD Media Accelerator
Memory DDR3 SDRAM (667MHz) 1GB 1DIMM or 2GB 1DIMM
Battery 3-cell (28Wh) Lithium ion battery with ExpressChargeTM 6-cell (56Wh) Lithium ion battery with ExpressChargeTM 6-cell (54 Wh) 3 Year Warranty Lithium ion battery. This battery will be available in April 2011
AC Adapter 65 Watt AC Adapter 90W Auto/Air DC adapter (optional)
Primary Storage Options 5400rpm SATA up to 250GB2 7200rpm SATA up to 320GB2 Mobility Solid State up to 128GB2
Optical Drives External USB DVD+/-RW
Connectivity Options 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet

Wireless LAN and WiMax Options:

Broadcom BGN (802.11 b/g/n 1×1) Broadcom AGN (802.11 a/g/n 2×2) Intel® Centrino® Advanced -N + WiMAX 6250

Optional Mobile Broadband4 & GPS:

Dell WirelesTM s 5630 Multi-mode HSPA-EVDO Mini Card (GobiTM 3000) with A- GPS. This option will be available in March 2011 Dell WirelessTM 5550 Single-mode HSPA Mini Card with A-GPS. This option will be avaiable in March 2011, US & China only

All Latitude 2120 have built-in mobile broadband antennas for future upgrade

Bluetooth:

Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth® 3.0

Multimedia Headphone/Microphone jack
Ports and

Connectors

Network connector (RJ-45) USB 2.0 (3) Stereo headphone/Microphone combo jack 3-in-1 card reader VGA 1 Full and 1 Half Mini Card Slots Dual Kensington slots
Input device Standard Keyboard; Optional tamper-resistant keyboard design with anti-microbial protection6 Multi-Touch Screen (HD panel only)
Regulatory and Environmental Compliance Regulatory Model: P02T Regulatory Type: P02T002 Energy Star 5.0 EPEAT Silver; US Consumer Product Safety Certificate

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.

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