Dell claims upcoming Latitude 3301 will be "world's smallest and lightest 13-inch essential business laptop"
In contrast to the new mid-range Latitude 5000 laptops and high-end Latitude 7000 laptops, the low-end Latitude 3000 family targets students and business users who only want a no-frills enterprise-class budget laptop for word processing, emailing, and other light tasks. Dell will be refreshing its affordable Latitude 3000 series with redesigned 13.3-inch, 14-inch, and 15.6-inch options just in time for the Summer season. The announcement is just one of many as part of Dell's Technologies World tech conference taking place this week in Las Vegas.
The most notable model is the 13.3-inch Latitude 3301 as Dell is claiming it to be the "world's smallest and lightest 13-inch essential business notebook". Much like most Ultrabooks and mainstream consumer laptops nowadays, the new Latitude models will sport narrow bezels to emphasize portability.
Unfortunately, Dell has yet to provide a full specifications list for the new Latitude 3000 laptops as of this writing. However, the OEM is promising a May 1st ship date through its official website and so any core features and configurations won't be secret for long. Prices will start at just $530 USD presumably with either a Pentium or Core i3 CPU much like on the current Latitude 3300.