updated 11:05 pm EDT, Mon August 26, 2013
Latitude 3000, 5000, 7000 replacing all previous models
Dell today unveiled the newest additions to its line of commercial PCs: the Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks, Latitude 5000 Series and Latitude 3000 Series laptops. All three new models are available with touch display options, as well as boasting the Dell Data Protection Protected Workspace suite bringing advanced authentication and leading-edge malware prevention to the units.
The Dell Latitude 7000 Series 12-inch model starts at just 20 millimeters thick and weighs 1.3 kilograms (three pounds). The chassis is aluminum and magnesium, and implements Corning Gorilla Glass. The Latitude 7000 is the only corporate Ultrabook designed to be backwards-compatible with existing E-series Latitude docks.
The Latitude 14 and Latitude 15 5000 Series are designed to meet most workforce needs with 14.1-inch or 15.6-inch display options and other key features, such as up to the Intel Core i7 ultra-low voltage (ULV) processors to extend battery life, a discrete graphics option for more processing power and a higher-quality visual experience, and SSD or Performance Solid State Hybrid Drive options.
The Latitude 3000 Series is Dell's newest line of entry-level commercial laptops for education and small business customers. The Latitude 14 and 15 3000 Series laptops offer fourth-generation Intel Core-series processors, business class discrete graphics with up to 2GB3 video memory, choice of 14-inch and 15.6-inch Anti-Glare LCD in a case up to 25mm thick, and 4.3 pounds.
The Dell Latitude 7000 Series begins at $1,049, and is available worldwide today -- with touch-enabled systems available September 12. The Latitude 3000 Series begins at $599 and is also available on September 12. The Latitude 5000 Series will be available in October 2013.