Dell unveils lightweight notebook with Intel’s mobile chipset

By : |November 28, 2001 0



BANGALORE: Dell has introduced a new ultra portable corporate notebook, the
wireless-ready Latitude C400. Weighing 1.6kg, the new Latitude C400 notebook
packs Intel’s new Mobile Pentium III-M processor, up to 1.20 GHz, Intel’s
830M chipset with integrated UMA video graphics and support for up to 1.02 GB
SDRAM, all encased in a magnesium alloy. The C400 supports "virtually
anytime, anywhere computing" with fully integrated modem and Ethernet
connections and optional internal TrueMobile 802.11b wireless mini-PCI card.

"The C400 will give users the option of using lightweight notebooks,
while providing more power than traditionally has been available on such a form
factor," said, IDC’s Personal Systems Research Manager, Bryan Ma.

"The C400 represents a breakthrough combination of mobile performance,
docking compatibility, built-in wireless connectivity in a best-in-class
industrial design. The choice of integrated wireless, Ethernet and modem
connections will allow users to stay connected wherever they go. In addition,
the benefit of being able to use Latitude C-series peripherals and docking
solutions is a bonus to this very slick unit," said, Dell Asia Pacific,
Latitude business manager, James Johnston. "We supply more notebook
computers to corporations worldwide than any other computer-system manufacturer,
and direct relationships with our customers provide us unmatched ability to
understand and deliver what they need."

The Latitude C400 is compatible with Latitude C-Series docking solutions
already deployed worldwide, providing a cost-advantage for existing Dell
customers. The C400 is also compatible with all C-series peripherals and media
devices, including a DVD/CD-RW combination drive and a secondary 20GB hard
drive.

Latitude C400 also has a new optional High Capacity Battery Pack that
connects to the bottom and features an industrial design that mirrors the look
and feel of the Latitude C400. The 88-watt hour, 16-cell lithium-polymer battery
pack is expected to offer up to seven hours of battery life.

Other features on the C400 include Dell’s DualPoint technology, which
allows a user the choice of either touch-pad or track-stick pointing devices. It
also has a full-sized keyboard with 2.7mm key stroke, a full array of system
ports, including USB, infrared and serial and an AccessDirect button to access
frequently used programs or Internet sites.

The price of the standard Latitude C400 starts at Rs.1,45,905. It includes
Intel’s Mobile Pentium III-M at 866MHz and 830M chipset with UMA integrated
graphics, 12.1-inch XGA display, 128 MB PC133 SDRAM, 10 GB hard disk drive,
integrated 56k v.92 capable modem and 3Com 10/100 Ethernet, 24X max. CD-ROM
drive, floppy diskette drive, external module bay and IDE module bay cable,
Microsoft Windows 2000 and three-year next business day onsite service.

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