Dell refreshes Latitude, OptiPlex ranges

Dell refreshes Latitude, OptiPlex ranges

Summary: Dell has unveiled its 2012 lineup of business notebooks and desktops. We went to the company's Technology Camp showcase in London to take a look.


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  • Dell's business clients — Latitude notebooks and OptiPlex desktops — got a refresh yesterday, and the new models (along with a number of other products currently under embargo) were on show at Dell's Technology Camp showcase at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

    Like a number of manufacturers, Dell is adapting to today's more flexible IT landscape by introducing more 'consumer' features into its business products (so they can be used after work time) and making sure its consumer products can be safely be brought to work if necessary. The new consumer products will be unveiled later this month.

    Photos: Charles McLellan/ZDNet UK

  • Latitude E6x30
    The heart of Dell's new business notebook portfolio is the E6x30 series — the 12.5in. E6230, 13.3in. E6330, 14in. E6440 and (not shown here) the 15.6in. E6530.

    The general look and feel is little changed from the existing lineup, but internally there are improvements in the shape of better hard disk protection, longer battery life and quicker recharge time, enhanced vPro manageability (iAMT 8.x with Dell extensions for remote BIOS management and hard drive wiping), more encryption options, USB 3.0 support, optional LTE mobile broadband and, of course, Intel's third-generation 'Ivy Bridge' processors.

Topics: Laptops, Hardware, Reviews


Charles has been in tech publishing since the late 1980s, starting with Reed's Practical Computing, then moving to Ziff-Davis to help launch the UK version of PC Magazine in 1992. ZDNet came looking for a Reviews Editor in 2000, and he's been here ever since.

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