Dell’s Latitude line of laptops are designed for use in business and enterprise, but like Lenovo’s ThinkPad laptops, they also might appeal to folks looking for a home computer with a no-nonsense design (they come in a choice of black).
Here’s a run-down of some of the new models:
- There are new Dell Latitude 7000 Series notebooks with 12 and 14 inch screens. The most compact models are less than 0.8 inches thick and weigh less than 2.8 pounds.
- Dell’s Latitude 12 5000 Series sports a 12 inch screen and weighs 3.4 pounds, making it the smallest member of the 5000 Series.
- The new Latitude 14 3000 Series is thinner and lighter than its predecessors.
Dell says all of its Latitude notebooks and 2-in-1s (including the 13 inch 7000 Series model with a Core M chip which launched late last year) have sturdy materials and have been designed to withstand military grade bump and drop tests.
The laptops are available with a range of options including Celeron through Core i7 chips, HD or full HD displays, touchscreens, hard drives, and solid state storage. They also have enterprise-level security features including TPM modules, fingerprint readers, and smart card readers, among other things.
For the most part the higher the model number, the more expensive the system, with 3000 Series laptops selling for lower prices than the 5000 Series which, in turn, are cheaper than the 7000 Series models.