While poking around the Dell site for information on the Latitude D420, up popped information abut the D420’s successor – the Dell Latitude D430. It starts at $1641 USD in the United States, and is not based on Intel’s Santa Rosa platform (first reported earlier this week by NotebookReview). It still retains Intels 945GMS Chipset, as well as Intel’s GMA 950 graphics adapter.
It features a 12.1-inch widescreen display that Dell claims is brighter than the Latitude D420’s display. It’s powered by either an Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 (1.2GHz, 2MB L2 Cache) or an Intel Core Solo U1400 (1.2GHz, 2MB L2 Cache) Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) CPU, with up to 2GB of memory (1GB built-in). It features the latest wireless options (802.11n), as well as several mobile broadband options.
Some of the features:
– Full Magnesium Alloy frame
– Optional 32GB Solid State Drive
– Built-in â€œWiFi Catcherâ€ to help find networks, even when lid is closed
– â€œStrike Zoneâ€ Hard Drive protection
You get a choice of Microsoft Windows XP Professional (SP2) or Vista Home Basic, Business, or Ultimate.