updated 01:25 pm EST, Mon February 26, 2007
Latitude D630 in April
Dell may launch Intel's latest notebook platform early, according to multiple product leaks. Confirmed by a driver page on Dell's own site, the 14-inch Latitude D630 and 15.4-inch D830 will represent the first major changes to the design in a year. No specifications were revealed, but both systems are expected to use Intel's new Santa Rosa platform, which enhances the Core 2 Duo with a faster 800MHz system bus, 802.11n wireless, and drastically enhanced integrated graphics.
Importantly, a corroborating leak at Switzerland's St. Gallen University indicates a late April launch for the D630 -- suggesting that Dell will preempt Intel's officially scheduled May release for Santa Rosa-equipped notebooks. The move could signal an earlier than expected launch from other companies. [via Notebook Review]