updated 03:35 pm EDT, Wed May 23, 2007
Latitude and Precision
Dell will wrap up the last of its Santa Rosa updates in the near future, a handful of escaped hardware details show. The M4300 Precision should become the PC builder's fastest portable workstation with a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, a maximum 4GB of memory, and unnamed dedicated graphics likely from AMD's FireGL or NVIDIA's Quadro platforms. Draft 802.11n and a finger print reader should also form the baseline.
The D630 ATG will also become available soon, say sources. This direct replacement for the semi-rugged D620 Latitude ATG will fit the newer 2GHz Core 2 Duo chip and start with a minimum 60GB hard drive and a DVD burner. While unconfirmed, its graphics will likely center around Intel's GMA X3100 as a substitute for the GMA 950.
A pair of smaller updates are similarly planned: the D430 will continue the 12-inch D420's legacy with Santa Rosa-era CPUs and will still have the 32GB solid-state flash drive as an option; the D630c will be a mirror of the D630 released earlier this month, but will rely on the Centrino Pro platform for remote administration by IT managers.
The D430 and M4300 are known to be close and should surface at Dell's website within "coming weeks." D630 ATG and D630c updates are coming soon but haven't received their own tentative launch schedules. [via LaptopSpirit]