Dell Delivers Beauty, Substance with Latitude Z; The World’s First Laptop with Wireless Docking, Inductive Charging

  • World’s Thinnest, Lightest 16-Inch Laptop
  • Dell Premieres Latitude ON – Instant, Interactive Access to Email, Web, Calendar
  • Company Continues to Deliver Purpose-Engineered Solutions for Specific Customer Needs
  • Dell Extends Client Portfolio with the Dell Precision T1500 ― the World’s First Workstation Built for AutoCAD ― and the New OptiPlex 780 Adds Advanced Management

ROUND ROCK, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 29, 2009 — Dell is delivering beauty and substance with the world’s thinnest and lightest 16-inch laptop, the Latitude™ Z. Targeted at impression makers, such as entrepreneurs, attorneys, creative professionals, salespeople and leading higher education faculty, the new laptop demonstrates what is possible when design and business functionality meet innovation.

The Latitude Z joins purpose-engineered products like the Latitude 2100 netbook for education, Latitude E6400 XFR fully rugged laptop and Dell Precision™ M6400 mobile workstation as another step in Dell’s strategy to develop differentiated form factors and solutions that meet specific customer usage needs. The company is also expanding its core family of products that are stable, manageable and secure for businesses and institutions with the addition of the Dell™ OptiPlex™ 780 mainstream desktop and Dell Precision T1500 entry-level workstation.

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Dell Latitude Z — Sleek Design, Innovation and Business Features Meet

The Dell Latitude Z is the world’s first ultra-thin 16-inch laptop that is less than an inch thin and starting at 4.5 pounds1 with a four-cell battery, which comes standard. It features premium design, forward-thinking innovations and breakthrough features to help empower businesses. The system includes:

  • Lean tapered design and soft-touch Black Cherry finish
  • The world’s first laptop with wireless docking and inductive charging (available in the coming weeks)
  • Dell’s EdgeTouch allows users to interact with commonly used applications and media controls through a touch interface that is on the bezel of the system’s screen
  • Spacious multi-touch touchpad and silky-touch backlit keyboard
  • A high-definition (1600x900) WLED display and two megapixel camera featuring Dell Capture technology that allows users to scan and save business cards to Microsoft Outlook contacts and copy documents
  • Dell FaceAware™ Lock-Out automatically locks out other users when a user steps away from the laptop
  • Thoughtful design that extends the concept of a lean, light, travel weight all the way to the Z’s power adapter, optional accessories and external optical drive
  • Laptop bags by Cole Haan and Timbuck2 designed specifically for the Latitude Z

In addition to these features, the Latitude Z is available with WLAN, Bluetooth and optional 3G WWAN mobile broadband. The Latitude Z is the latest addition to the Latitude series which promises the manageability, enterprise-level security and service options that professionals worldwide have come to expect from Dell.

The Latitude Z is available starting today in select countries in Europe and Asia, as well as Canada and the U.S., starting at $1,999. More details are available at www.dell.com/latitude.

Latitude ON — Instant, Always ON Connection to Email, Web, Contacts and Calendar

Latitude ON represents the convergence of laptop productivity with instant “on” convenience and multi-day battery life in idle mode.2 Available on the Latitude Z, E4200 and E4300, it includes a sub-processor and sub-operating system that delivers instant, interactive access to email, the Web, contacts, attachments and calendars. Latitude ON allows the user to stay connected and utilizes the laptop’s keyboard and display for enhanced usability. Other advanced features of Latitude ON that make it business friendly include:

  • Access to IMAP, POP, Novell Groupwise or Microsoft Exchange 2003 email
  • Citrix Receiver allows IT administrators to ensure remote secure access similar to a thin client
  • Strong password requirement meaning the user must include one uppercase, lowercase, number and special character
  • Supports virtual private network (VPN) functionality
  • Ability to read .doc, .xls, .ppt and .pdf documents
  • Dedicated Latitude ON button allows users to connect instantly

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