updated 09:10 am EST, Tue February 2, 2010
Enterprise features distinguish Latitude 13
Dell has announced the Latitude 13, a thin-and-light notebook with a 13.3-inch LED-backlit display and all the enterprise features in its Latitude line. Although it shares the same 0.65in-thick aluminum case as the Vostro 13, the Latitude 13 will include a wider range of Intel's CULV processors, and other enterprise IT features designed to appeal to larger companies. Among these are a preinstalled Cytrix client, automated system image distribution for software updates, and recovery services favored by corporate IT departments.
The Latitude 13 will have the choice of a 1.3GHz Core 2 Duo, Pentium, and Celeron options. 802.11n Wi-Fi and 3G are also available, as are SSD drive options. Total system weight will be under 3.5lbs, making it a good fit for frequent business travelers.
Dell will start taking orders for the Latitude 13 within weeks. The company has not released an official launch date or pricing. [via CNET]