Engadget is continuing their week of Dell news scoops. This time, it’s the Dell Latitude E4200, part of the Latitude E series (the larger version is the Dell Latitude E4300). This is the upgrade / replacement for the Dell Latitude D430 and it is one heckuva an upgrade.
In addition to being based on Intel’s Montevino platform (smaller, less power consumption), and having a 12.1″ widescreen LED-backlist display, it also features only flash-based Solid State Drives for the storage (32GB or 64GB, although I’m sure that will go up in capacity before it’s released). It also weighs in at a whopping 2.2 pounds. Yes, 2.2 pounds (1kg). It’s incredibly thin as well. It’s due out sometime in the third quarter of 2008.
Some of the changes over the Latitude D430
– Magnesium alloy casing
– Optional colors
– Upgrade CPU/Chipset/Memory
– Intel Turbo Memory 2.0
– High capacity battery slice
– No Modem
– Bluetooth 2.1 and Ultra-Wideband (UWB)
– No internal optical drive
– No PC Card
– Added Display Port, eSATA port
– Added backlit-Keyboard option
– Lighter/Thinner than D430