Dell has a new lineup of Latitude laptops through the newly launched 7000, 5000 and 3000 series which cater to the high-end, mid-range and entry-level segments, respectively. Each notebook comes with the latest fourth generation Intel processors and optional discrete-class graphics as well as touch input for making the most out of the Windows 8 platform.
Starting off with the Dell Latitude 7000, this series is designed for the Ultrabook category and it delivers a business-class design as well as portability through two models, namely 12 and 14. Both notebooks tout enhanced security through the company’s Data Protection suite of software. There are also Intel vPro extensions for remote BIOS management, allowing you to securely wipe the HDDs even if the system is powered down. Both models come with WiGig wireless docking and ultra-low voltage processors from Intel. The 12-inch variant measures 20mm thick and weighs 1.3kg.
Coming to the Dell Latitude 5000, this series will be available in 14.1-inch and 15.6-inch choices. They can be configured with up to Core i7 processors, discrete graphics and SSD storage or a solid state hybrid drive. Although falling in the entry level segment, the Dell Latitude 3000 comes with fourth generation Haswell CPUs and an optional discrete GPU. The series includes a 14-inch and a 15.6-inch notebook, each deployed with Anti-Glare LCD screens.
All models are designed with premium materials which comprise of brushed aluminum, reinforced magnesium alloy and woven carbon fiber amongst others. They each feature a spill-resistant keyboard and an LCD seal. Additionally, the touch models are coated with Corning Gorilla Glass NBT for better resistance from scratches.
The non-touch Dell Latitude 7000 is already available for purchase starting at $1,049, while the touch-enabled options will go on sale from September 12 along with the 3000 Series that’s priced at $599 and above. The 5000 range will be launched in October.