New Powerful Notebooks in Dell's Smallest Package Make Mobility Light and Easy; Corporate and Consumer Models Both Weigh Under Three Pounds.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
ROUND ROCK, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 29, 2003
For people looking to do more and carry less, Dell (Nasdaq:DELL) today offers its newest sub-three pound ultra-slim notebook computers: the Latitude(tm) X300 and Inspiron(tm) 300m.
Whether traveling across country or a college campus, these systems come with the Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor and have enough performance to handle home- and business-productivity applications like e-mail, Web browsing and presentations. With an optional MediaBase that connects to the bottom of the notebook and includes a D-Family media module, like a DVD+RW (DVD+Read Write) A rewritable (re-recordable) DVD disc for both movies and data from the DVD+RW Alliance. DVD+RW media can be read on DVD-Video players and computer DVD-ROM drives. (a) burner drive or a second hard drive, these ultra-light notebooks can offer many of the capabilities of a desktop replacement notebook and still weigh less than 5 pounds.
The MediaBase also contains a spare battery charger bay, which can either charge a second battery when connected to AC power or help power the system when operating under low battery power. Based on direct customer feedback, the MediaBase also is equipped with front control buttons for volume control, power switching and undocking.
Each X300 or 300m is shipped with an external modular bay (D/Bay) that connects optical and storage devices to the notebook via a powered USB See PoweredUSB. 2.0 port. Two integrated USB USB
in full Universal Serial Bus
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About the Latitude X300
At 2.9(b) pounds and 0.8 inches thin, the Ion Silver Latitude X300 notebook computer is the thinnest and lightest of all Dell Latitudes. It is built for the rigors of the road, and provides the durability, usability and flexibility demanded by business travelers. Also, based on customer feedback, the X300 is compatible with the new D-Family media modules via the D/Bay or optional MediaBase.
For $1,599(c), the Latitude X300 comes with Intel's Centrino(tm) Mobile Technology, featuring a new Low Volt Pentium M A family of CPUs from Intel that are part of its Centrino brand for mobile computing. Introduced in 2003 at speeds up to 1.6 GHz, it was formerly code named "Banias." Introduced in 2004, the second-generation Pentium M (code named "Dothan") uses the same chip package but is built with 90 processor at 1.2GHz and a PRO/Wireless 2100 (802.11b) solution, a 20GB hard drive, 128MB shared(d) DDR (Double Data Rate) Refers to an SDRAM memory chip that increases performance by doubling the effective data rate of the frontside bus. For more details, see SDRAM.
DDR - Double Data Rate Random Access Memory system memory, 24X CD-ROM drive A device that holds and reads CD-ROM discs. CD-ROM drives generally also play audio CD discs by sending analog sound to the sound card via a 4-pin cable. For specifications of 10x, 20x, etc. drives, see CD-ROM drives. See CD-ROM, CD-ROM changer, CD-ROM server and CD-ROM audio cable. (with external D/Bay), Windows(R) XP Home and three-year limited warranty Limited warranty
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Dell offers a single point of accountability for deployment services to support its latest portfolio of Latitude products, which can help save time and effort and allow customers to focus IT resources on more strategic projects. More information about the Latitude X300 and other members of the D-Family can be found at http://www.dell.com/latitude.
About the Inspiron 300m
The ultra-slim Inspiron 300m notebook computer comes in a Venice Blue design with Moonlight Silver accents. It is designed to meet the needs of small businesses, students and consumers who demand affordable ultra-portable computing and connectivity.
For $1,599(c), the Inspiron 300m comes with Intel's Centrino Mobile Technology, equipped with a new Low Volt Pentium M processor at 1.2GHz and a PRO/Wireless 2100 (802.11b) solution, a 30GB hard drive, 256MB shared(d) DDR system memory, DVD/CDRW combination drive, Windows XP The previous client version of Windows. XP was a major upgrade to the client version of Windows 2000 with numerous changes to the user interface. XP improved support for gaming, digital photography, instant messaging, wireless networking and sharing connections to the Internet. Home, WordPerfect Productivity pack, Dell Juke Box, Picture Studio and Security Center and one-year limited warranty(f) with mail-in service. Customers interested in ordering a 300m should reference E-Value code 1234-D80815Y when calling Dell or visiting the Web site.
Dell offers a full portfolio of services and support for notebook computer customers, including CompleteCare(tm) service(g) and Dell's Home PC Installation(h) and/or Wireless Home Network Installation(i). More information on Inspiron notebooks is available at www.dell.com/inspiron.
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