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

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:

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

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:

Latitude ON is available starting today around the world. It is a standard feature on the Latitude Z and a $199 optional upgrade on the Latitude E4200 and E4300.

Dell Precision T1500 — The World’s First Workstation Built for AutoCAD

Dell, the world’s leading workstation vendor for the past 9 years3, has extended its partnership with Autodesk to deliver the first workstation built from the ground-up to take advantage of AutoCAD’s powerful 2D and 3D features. The entry-level Dell Precision T1500 is one of the company’s smallest single-socket workstations that offers customers an ideal 2D and 3D design solution for digital content creation, biosciences and CAD professionals and is certified for AutoCAD. Product highlights include:

The Dell Precision T1500 workstation, tailored and designed for businesses of all sizes, is available starting today at prices from $949. More details are available at

Dell OptiPlex 780 — Stability and Management

Organizations that demand versatile mainstream desktop computing and robust remote systems management will find a cost-effective solution in the new OptiPlex™ 780 desktops. The corporate desktop empowers IT managers in medium and large organizations with Intel vPro™ streamlined remote systems management, data and asset-security solutions with the kind of serviceability that helps keep staff productive.

The OptiPlex 780 offers a breadth of configuration options, so users can build a customized solution that works for their unique business needs including management, security and productivity. The OptiPlex 780 is available starting at prices from $544. More details are available at

Microsoft Windows 7 — New OS Support & Migration Services

Dell has been working very closely with Microsoft during the development and testing of Windows 7 for the past 12 months. Dell has spent thousands of hours on hundreds of Dell systems to help ensure hardware compatibility. The company has made drivers available for commercial customers that are testing and certifying the operating system.

On Oct. 22, Dell will offer a comprehensive lineup of commercial laptops and desktops, including OptiPlex desktops, Latitude laptops and Dell Precision workstations, with Windows 7. In addition, Dell offers end-to-end solutions with a single point of contact for hardware, software, services and on-going support. With the pending launch of Windows 7, Dell ProConsult™, ProManage™ and ProSupport™4 services can help customers easily develop an OS migration strategy.


“Dell is introducing ground-breaking innovations that mark many industry firsts,” said Steve Lalla, vice president and general manager, Business Client Product Group, Dell, Inc. “We’re delivering robust solutions to solve real customer needs. We are committed to our core business and expanding our product line to meet the needs of our customers when they are ready to refresh or add to their existing infrastructure.”

“The Dell Latitude Z laptop combines a thin, lightweight design with full-featured functionality. With a two solid-state drive option, a built-in camera, microphone array, and a large, gorgeous screen, it has pretty much everything you could want from an all-in-one mobile laptop,” said Michael Keithley, CIO, Creative Artists Agency.

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1 Weights vary with configuration and manufacturing variability.

2 Multi-day battery life requires optional upgraded battery. Based on lab testing. Varies by configuration, operating conditions and other factors. Maximum battery capacity decreases with time and use.

3 Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Workstation Tracker August 2009 (unit shipments)

4 Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region. For more information, visit

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