Dell Latitude E-series of business notebooks introduced in India

There was no news of Dell coming out with business laptops for quite a long time. Dell seems to have realized the need of the hour and has introduced its new Latitude series. Introducing the new line of Latitude, Dell announced the Latitude E series – Latitude E6400, E6500, E5500, E540, E4300 and E4200 exclusively for what Dell calls the ‘Digital Nomads’.

Dell Laptops Amongst the business centric notebooks, the Latitude E6500 comes in a 15.4 inch form factor while the Latitude E6400 comes in 14 inch and boasts of a battery life of up to 19 hours for all day computing. The two laptops are for mainstream corporate use built to give high performance.

The Dell E6400 and E6500 notebooks are available for Rs 54, 990/- and Rs 55, 990/-, respectively.

The E5500 is a 15.4 inch widescreen and the E5400 sports a 14.1 inch widescreen. The E550 is a cost-effective business laptop described as ‘essential’ by Dell providing everyday features and available for Rs. 48,990. The E540 comes at Rs. 46,900.

The E4200 and E4300 come in the ultra-portable category, in which the E4200 has a 12.1 wide screen while the latter sports a 13.3-inch. The 4200 and 4300 weigh just about 0.99kgs and 1.4kgs respectively which make them light enough to be portable. Also, they boast of maximum performance with light weight.

The semi-rugged category has the latitude E6400 ATG built to meet the demanding needs of people working on the field. Priced at Rs. 69,900, the E6400 ATG has been tested and meets the Military 810F standards for dust, vibration and humidity.

“The new Latitude laptops and Dell Precision mobile workstations represent the largest client product development effort in the history of Dell,” said Jeff Clarke, senior vice president, Dell Product Group. “We’ve invested more than 1 million engineering hours and the result is a family of head-turning products that are as solid on the inside as on the outside, with features that enable better security, manageability and productivity.”

The Dell E6400 notebook also boasts of the following features:

  • Full-frame magnesium alloy construction and all-metal hinges;
  • Sophisticated keyboard design;
  • Ease of use with Dell ControlPoint, centralizing control of user settings for power management, connectivity configurations and security management in a single application;
  • First business-class laptop with an intelligent backlit keyboard that automatically adjusts to ambient light levels;
  • Exclusive ControlVault solution – intelligent security sub-processors with embedded non-volatile storage that centralizes and helps protect user credentials and security keys in a single hardened security “vault” away from the systems main drive;
  • The E6500 is the only laptop with both a contact-less Smart Card reader and a fingerprint readers that complies with Federal Information Processing Standards; and,
  • Simplified IT with compatible peripherals, adapters, docking and robust manageability features across the entire portfolio.
  • The Latitude E4200, E4300, E6400 and E6500 sport a Mica-Brushed Metal, and are available in regatta blue, regal red (and quartz pink for E4200 only). These are expected to hit the market in coming weeks. The Dell Latitude E5400 and E5500 are available in matte black.

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