Dell Latitude E6420 can now be equipped with Verizon LTE
Although 3G and WIMAX options are relatively common in some business notebooks, LTE is overlooked for the most part. However, Dell looks to be taking the road less traveled, and is now providing optional Verizon LTE in their Latitude E6420 notebook.
The new line of Latitude business notebooks was introduced earlier this year, and new configurations of the E6420 can now be outfitted with Verizon LTE technology. For the time being this service is limited to the E6420; however, Dell plans on adding it to their rugged E6420 ATG and E6420 XFR notebooks later this year. This is definitely a valuable addition, as users can expect speeds 10X faster than the previous generation network, according to Verizon.
As far as the E6420 goes, it features a 14” display with up to a 1600x900 pixel resolution, optional NVIDIA NVS 4200M graphics, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to a Core i7-2720QM processor. The laptop also comes with an optional long-life battery that allows up to 12 hours of life, though LTE use will likely cut that number a bit.
While the base unit of the Dell E6420 begins at roughly $1,260, users will have to fork over an additional $249 for the 4G LTE mini card. In addition, a Verizon data plan is required for activation, with 2GB packages starting at $30.