Dell announces 13.3-inch Latitude 3330 notebook
Dell has tailored its Latitude series notebooks to fit the needs of schools and businesses. Common traits within the series include long lifecycles, durability, docking solutions, enhanced security features, and configurations priced to fit a wide range of budgets.
Dell is promoting the Latitude 3330 as fit for schools by touting a ‘full computing experience’ wrapped in a sturdy package and aimed at challenged budgets. Its innards are protected by anodized aluminium, it is available in a slew of operating system options, and has a starting price of $419. The Latitude 3330 will be shipping later this month.
Weighing in at 3.4 lbs (1.5 kg) with a 4-cell battery or 3.9 lbs (1.8 kg) with a 6-cell battery, the Latitude 3330 is relatively lightweight. It is also fairly thin at 0.8-inches with the 4-cell battery, but goes up to 1.2-inches with the 6-cell. The notebook’s batteries are swappable in case they need to be replaced.
Processor options include an Intel Celeron 1007U, Intel Core i3-2375M, i3-3227U and top off at an Intel Core i5-3337U. Storage options are between a 128GB SSD, 500GB hybrid SSD, 320 GB 5400 RPM HD, or a 64GB SSD. Ports include Gigabit Ethernet, 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI and comes with a built-in card reader.
The 13.3-inch notebook sports an anti-glare screen with a 1366 X 768 resolution and a built-in 720p webcam. It is available in standard or ‘Pro’ versions of Windows 7 and Windows 8, all 64-bit and able to take advantage of up to 8GB DDR3L RAM. Alternatively, the Latitude 3330 can also be equipped with an Ubuntu 12.04 operating system.
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