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Dell updates Latitude, Precision and Vostro notebooks for professionals and businesses

By Koh Wanzi - on 18 Feb 2016, 11:03am

Latitude series

Dell Latitude series

It seems like Dell is setting out to revamp the dreary image of enterprise notebooks and devices. The company today unveiled its updated line-up of Latitude and Precision notebooks, taking cues from the lookbook of its much-vaunted XPS series of consumer ultrabooks. This means that ultra-thin designs, carbon fiber finishes, and even gorgeous edge-to-edge displays are in, while functional but chunky-looking designs are out.


Latitude series

Dell’s Latitude notebooks are built around three pillars – security, manageability, and reliability. The new Latitude 3000, 5000, and 7000 notebooks now sport refreshingly thin and light designs, in addition to improved efficiency and performance thanks to the latest sixth-generation Intel processors. Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C are also a dominant theme going forward, and the majority of Dell’s notebooks come equipped with the latest ports.

Of particular note was the new Latitude 12 7000, a 12.5-inch rival to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Powered by a sixth-generation Intel Core M processor, it can be configured with up to a 512GB PCIe SSD. It is available with either a 4K or 1080p IPS display, favoring a 16:9 aspect ratio over the Surface Pro 4’s 4:3 display.

Dell Latitude 12 7000 2-in-1

The 2-in-1 hybrid also supports two different types of keyboards – a dock with a rigid keyboard, and a foldable one similar to Microsoft’s Type Cover keyboard. Both keyboards will have to be purchased separately, and Dell says that it is offering the two options to suit different types of customers, namely, those who want to take the keyboard with them and those who do most of their typing at their desk.

The Latitude 12 7000 is available now at S$2,562.

Dell further highlighted the Latitude 13 7000, a virtual XPS ultrabook lookalike that is available with up to a 3,200 x 1,800 pixel touchscreen display. At 1.12kg, it is the smallest and lightest business notebook on the market. It features a woven carbon fiber shell and can be configured with up to an Intel Core i7 processor. In addition, there is support for Intel wireless technologies like WiGig via Dell’s WiGig dock for a more productive and wire-free setup.

Dell Latitude 13 7000 

Dell says that we can expect the Latitude 13 7000 to be available in the coming weeks, with pricing to be announced upon availability.

Here's a table listing the prices of the other Latitude notebooks, all of which are available to buy now:

Model Price (S$)
Latitude 12 7000 Series (E7270) $1,990
Latitude 14 7000 Series (E7470) $2,081
Latitude 12 5000 Series (E5270) $1,704
Latitude 14 5000 Series (E5470) $2,145
Latitude 15 5000 Series (E5570) $2,035
Latitude 14 3000 Series (E3470) $1,066
Latitude 15 3000 Series (E3570) $1,068
Latitude 11 5000 Series 2-in-1 (5175) $1,587


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