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Dell Extends Mobile Technology Leadership with New Ultra-Mobile, Workstation Notebooks: New Products Reflect on Green Product Commitment, Solid State Drive Leadership

Dell Extends Mobile Technology Leadership with New Ultra-Mobile, Workstation Notebooks: New Products Reflect on Green Product Commitment, Solid State
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ROUND ROCK, Texas (PRWEB) June 28, 2007

    Reflecting Dell's goal to become the greenest technology company, Dell Latitude D430 notebooks and Dell Precision M4300 mobile workstations comply with the Environmental Protection Agency's newest Energy Star 4.0 standard. Dell has also added the Dell Precision 390, 490 and 690 to its list of compliant systems. With the addition of the recently announced OptiPlex(TM) 740 and 745 desktops and Latitude D630, D531 and D830 notebooks, the company is delivering the most comprehensive set of Energy Star 4.0 compliant product offerings of any major information-technology company.

"Not only are we innovating on an environmental front, we are bringing mobile technology to corporate and workstation users that allow them to get more done no matter where they work," said Vivek Mohindra, vice president, Dell Product Group. "We are also leading the solid state revolution. Dell was the first major system vendor to deliver on the technology and today we are also making available the most comprehensive set of products with solid state drives."

Dell, the first major vendor to offer solid state drives, is extending this technology option to the Latitude D430 notebook and the Dell Precision M4300 mobile workstation. In addition, the company offers the drive on the Latitude D630 and D830. Solid state drives can provide a shock tolerance of up to 1,300 Gs(1) and are predicted to reduce the probability of failure by more than 5 times.(2)

Computing Anywhere with the Ultra-Mobile Latitude D430

The 12-inch widescreen Latitude D430, starting at three pounds,(3) is designed for customers who want extreme mobility that fits their on-the-go lifestyle, yet still provides performance, productivity and all-day computing. The system is available with the option of Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo(R) processors, extended batteries and the industry's fastest mobile broadband technology supported by the widest variety of carriers. In addition, durable design through the absence of moving parts, an optional solid state drive can improve Latitude D430 performance up to 23 percent(4) and can reduce boot time by up to 34 percent.(5)

The Latitude D430 is built on four cornerstones of quality, productivity, security and offer:

-- HyperConnect(TM) features that enable users to work from virtually anywhere(6) with integrated draft 802.11n wireless connectivity for increased throughput and range enabled by Dell-designed HyperBand antennas that support multi-band wireless performance

-- Smart Security solutions engineered to prevent unauthorized access with smart card, password, biometric readers and TPM 1.2

-- RoadReady(TM) quality with magnesium alloy construction, solid state drives and full-time Strike Zone(TM) hard drive protection, all backed by about 13,000 hours of rigorous testing to help ensure durable operation

-- A customer-driven design that delivers technology choices, including the latest 64-bit hardware and energy efficient products

Dell is reducing complexity in customers' IT infrastructures so customers can focus more resources on expanding their business. The Latitude D430 is easy to deploy and maintain with focused services, four generations of component commonality and remote administration capabilities that come with Dell Client Manager.

Dell Precision M4300 Delivers Workstation-Class Features

Dell Precision is the world's top-selling line of professional workstations. With features such as next-generation wireless technologies, extended-capacity batteries, the latest OpenGL(R) graphics and the newest Intel(R) processors, the Precision M4300 can provide average performance boosts of up to 110 percent over its predecessor product.(7)

The Dell Precision M4300 is targeted at customers who want workstation productivity wherever they work. Dell Precision workstations are tested and certified with the leading applications, helping to save customers time and resources because the high-performance systems arrive at the customers' locations - wherever they are - ready to go into production.

Additional features of the Dell Precision M4300 mobile workstation include:

-- Dual-channel(8) memory with 36-bit addressing allowing customers to use all 4GB(9) of system memory

-- Next-generation 802.11n support, providing up to five times more performance than 802.11g(10)

-- Integrated, latest mobile broadband technology designed to allow users to work faster remotely

-- Dell TrueLife(TM) technology, which provides up to a 10 percent increase in contrast ratios compared to anti-glare coatings and can result in more vivid graphics and lifelike video

Pricing and Availability

A base Latitude D430 starts at $ 1,509 and is available today. For more information, visit http://www.dell.com/latitude. The Dell Precision M4300, also available today, starts at $ 1,750. Additional information is available at http://www.dell.com/precision. For details on Dell's energy initiative, visit http://www.dell.com/energy.

About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services they trust and value. Uniquely enabled by its direct business model, Dell is a leading global systems and services company and No. 34 on the Fortune 500. For more information, visit http://www.dell.com, or to communicate directly with Dell via a variety of online channels, go to http://www.dell.com/conversations. To get Dell news direct, visit http://www.dell.com/RSS.

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(1) Based on SanDisk Environmental testing of non-operational shock in March 2007 comparing 32GB SSD vs. Std. 1.8-inch Dell HDD operational specifications.

(2) Based on predicted Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) calculations of 1.9M hours for SSD vs. 327K hours for standard HDD by Dell Labs using Telcordia methodology.

(3) Preliminary starting weight with 4-cell battery, integrated graphics and 12.1" WXGA display. Weights vary depending on configurations and manufacturing variability.

(4) Based on SysMark 2004se Benchmark test performed by Dell Labs in March, 2007 on a Latitude D420 configured with Intel Core Duo 1.2GHz CPU, 512MB DDR2 memory, Intel GM 945 integrated graphics, Windows XP Pro, and 100GB 1.8" 4200rpm HDD vs. the same configuration with 32GB SSD. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage, and manufacturing variability.

(5) Based on measurements of average boot time for Windows Vista performed by Dell Labs in April, 2007 on a Latitude D830 using a 1.8" SSD, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz CPU, 1GB DDR2 memory, Intel GM 965 integrated graphics, Windows Vista Ultimate and 100GB 1.8" 4200rpm HDD vs. the same configuration with a 32GB 1.8" SSD. Windows XP boot time based on testing performed by Dell Labs in March, 2007 on a Latitude D420 configured with Intel Core Duo 1.2GHz CPU, 512MB DDR2 memory, Intel GM 945 integrated graphics, Windows XP Pro, and 100GB 1.8" 4200rpm HDD vs. the same configuration with 32GB SSD. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage, and manufacturing variability.

(6) Where wireless access is available. Additional access charges apply in some locations.

(7) Based on the Viewperf 9.0 benchmark test performed by Dell Labs in March 2007 on a M4300 configured with a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7700, 2GB 667MHz DDR, 120GB SATA 5400RPM, and NVIDIA Quadro FX360M compared to a similarly configured M65 with a 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7600, 2GB 667MHz DDR, 120GB SATA 5400RPM, and NVIDIA Quadro FX350M.

(8) Dual-channel memory requires 2 each of the same capacity memory DIMMs.

(9) The total amount of available memory will be less than 4GB. The amount less depends on the actual system configuration.

(10) Speed claim for comparative purposes only. Actual speed varies with environment, equipment and other factors and will be less, while range may vary due to number of users, interference, transmission barriers (such as walls and building material), and other factors. Intel Wireless-N card: To achieve up to 5x the speed and twice the range of 802.11g, customer must use the Intel Wireless-N card with a 5GHz Wireless-N router; with a 2.4GHz Wireless-N router, speed will be less. Based on Intel testing using Chariot network testing tools in November 2006 on a notebook with an Intel 4965 Wireless-N card. Dell Wireless-N card: Wireless-N speed and range claims based on tests conducted by a third party testing company commissioned by Dell in June 2006 comparing the Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n and the Intel 3945 802.11a/g internal wireless cards in a Dell XPS M1210 notebook.









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