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Like the OptiPlex 9010 desktop, the Latitude 6430u has all the expected vPro remote management and Dell Data Protection/Encryption support, plus the option to add fingerprint and smartcard readers for extra two-factor security. Storage is all SSD, as befits an ultrabook — options up to 256GB are supported, including self-encrypting models. Mobile broadband is optionally available, and the roster of ports includes USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA and RJ-45 (Ethernet).
The keyboard, in our brief experience, feels comfortable to type on, and there's a pointing stick option to accompany the multitouch touchpad, which some (but not all) users will appreciate.
This business-class 10.1in. Atom SoC-based tablet does not feature vPro support, but does include TPM 1.2 along with (in January) optional fingerprint and smartcard readers, and Dell Data Protection/Encryption support. Like the Latitude 6430u ultrabook, it has a replaceable (2-cell or 4-cell) battery and mobile broadband as an option, along with the usual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
An optional docking unit will provide four USB ports, HDMI video-out and an Ethernet (RJ-45) connector, allowing you to easily set up the tablet for productive use in the office.
Ports on the tablet itself include full-size USB 2.0 for peripherals, Mini-HDMI for video out, Micro-USB for charging and a microphone/headphone combo jack. There's also a Micro-SIM card slot and an SD card slot for storage expansion. Internal eMMC-based storage goes up to 128GB.