July 25, 2007

Dell Releases Ultra-mobile Workstations

Round Rock, Texas - Dell introduced two new notebooks, the ultra-mobile Latitude D430 notebook and Dell Precision M4300 mobile workstation.

The Dell Latitude D430 notebooks and Dell Precision M4300 mobile workstations comply with the Environmental Protection Agency's newest Energy Star 4.0 standard. Dell has also added the Dell Precision 390, 490, and 690 to its list of compliant systems.

Dell, the first major vendor to offer solid-state drives, is extending this technology option to the Latitude D430 notebook and the Dell Precision M4300 mobile workstation. In addition, the company offers the drive on the Latitude D630 and D830. Solid-state drives can provide a shock tolerance of up to 1,300 Gs and are predicted to reduce the probability of failure by more than 5 times.

The 12-inch widescreen Latitude D430, starting at 3 pounds, is targeted at customers who want extreme mobility, as well as performance, productivity, and all-day computing. The system is available with the option of Intel Core 2 Duo processors, extended batteries, and the industry's fastest mobile broadband technology supported by the widest variety of carriers. In addition durable design through the absence of moving parts, an optional solid-state drive can improve Latitude D430 performance up to 23 percent and can reduce boot time by up to 34 percent. 

With features such as next-generation wireless technologies, extended capacity batteries, the latest OpenGL graphics, and the newest Intel processors, the Precision M4300 can provide average performance boosts of up to 110 percent over its predecessor product.

A base configuration of the Latitude D430 starts at $1509 and is available today. The Dell PrecisionM4300, also available today, starts at $1750.