Dell Latitude D430

Dell Latitude D430

Summary: May 2007, Intel Core 2 Duo, 12.1″ WS
- Replaces Dell Latitude D420

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Product Name: Dell Latitude D430
Official Page: at Dell.com
Manufacturer: Dell
Announced: May 2007
Available: June 2007
Price: Starting at $1641 (See Dell site for details)
Markets: USA,

Related Laptops:
- Replaces Dell Latitude D420
- Dell Latitude XT – Tablet PC version of D430 (possibly)
- Dell XPS M1330 – Slightly larger, cheaper, same time frame

Features/Changes:
- Brighter Display than Dell Latitude D420
- Full Magnesium Alloy frame
- Processor Upgrades
- Wireless upgraded to 802.11n
- Solid State Drive
- Wireless-N
- Mobile Broadband Options
- Built-in “WiFi Catcher” to help find networks, even when lid is closed
- “Strike Zone” Hard Drive protection

Manufacturer’s Description:
Featuring long battery life and excellent connectivity, the Latitude D430 offers users plenty of performance on the go. Back in the office, integrated Dell docking and expandability options help boost usage options and convenience. IT can take advantage of the D-family’s robust security, durability and peripheral commonality, plus OS flexibility — Genuine Windows VistaTM or Genuine Windows® XP. In addition, the optional Solid State Drive can provide fast boot and application launch time on Genuine Windows Vista.

Dell Latitude D430

Specifications:
CPU:
- Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 (1.2GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
- Intel Core Solo (U1400) (1.2GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
Chipset: Intel 945GMS, Intel Santa Rosa
Front-side Bus: 533MHz
Memory: DDR2 533MHz
Memory Capacity: 1GB (Built-in) with one slot – 2GB total

Graphics/Display:
Display: 12.1-inch
Resolution: WXGA (1280×800)
Touchscreen: No
Widescreen: Yes
Graphics Chipset: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (GMA 950)
Graphics Memory: Up to 224MB Shared
Other: VGA Out

Storage:
Hard Drive: 32GB Solid State Drive (SSD) available or 1.8-inch 60GB, 80GB, or 100GB 4200 rpm
Optical: External CDR/DVD Writer in Media Base

Connectivity:
Wireless: Intel 4965 802.11 a/b/g/n, Dell Wireless 1505 802.11a/g/n Tri-Band, Intel 3945 WiFi 802.11ag, Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g,
Dell Wireless 1490 802.11a/g Dual-Band Mini-Card
Modem: 56K v.92 Modem
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Gigabit
Bluetooth: Dell Wireless 360 Internal (optional)
Mobile Broadband:
- Dell Wireless 5720 Verizon Wireless built-in mobile broadband (EV-DO Rev A)
- Sprint built-in mobile broadband (EV-DO Rev A)
- Dell Wireless 5520 AT&T built-in mobile broadband (HSDPA 3.6) and VodaPhone (Europe)
- Dell Wireless 5510 (3G HSDPA) ExpressCard for AT&T

Input/Output:
Audio Chipset: High Definition
Speakers: Mono speaker
Audio I/O: Headphone/Microphone
USB: 3x USB 2.0 (1 powered)
Firewire: 1x IEEE 1394
PC Card: 1x Type II/I
Flash/Memory Card Reader: Secure Digital
Other: Docking Connector for Media Base

Security:
Biometric/Fingerprint: Optional UPEK Fingerprint Reader
Other: Integrated Smart Card Reader, Trusted Platform Module 1.2

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional or Home, Windows Vista Home Basic, Business, Ultimate
Warranty: See this page (Dell.com)
Drivers: at Dell.com

Battery:
Options: 4-cell, 6-cell, 9-cell batteries
Battery Life:

Dimensions:
Width: 11.6 inches (295mm)
Depth: 8.25 inches (209.8mm)
Height: 1 inch (25.4mm)
Weight: Starts at 3 pounds – 1.36kg (with 4-cell battery)

Quote from Press Release listed below:
The company said that it will offer the Latitude D430 ultra-mobile notebook and Dell PrecisionTM M4300 both based on the Intel processors in the coming weeks. In the fall, Dell plans to announce the launch of the Latitude D630c based on Intel’s CentrinoTM Pro technology.

“Customers are sending us the message that they want mobile products with the latest features but no added complexities that can distract them from building their businesses,” said Margaret Franco, director, Dell Product Group. “We hear their message and are committed to leading the industry with customizable systems that can easily be tailored to meet ownership and productivity needs of our customers.”

Articles/Information:
- Notebook Review – User Review – February 7, 2008
- Dell Expands Its Ultramobile Lineup – eWeek.com – June 29, 2007
- NotebookReview.com – 25 June 2007 – Info from Dell Taiwanese site.
- Dell Press Release – May 9, 2007