Engadget has the scoop on the new Dell Latitude E-series laptops. According to them there will be two new lines. The essential and mainstream series. The essential series is a budget laptop that will replace the Dell D531 and D530. The mainstream series will replace the D830 and D630. What is interesting is the spec list for the mainstream series.

  • UWB, Bluetooth 2.1, mobile broadband
  • Integrated GPS, yes GPS
  • New 84WHr slice batteries for “all day” computing
  • LED backlighting, 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, discrete nVIDIA graphics and DisplayPort out
  • Hard, Hybrid, and Solid State disk drive options with eSATA jack for more
  • Optional camera and mic
  • Plenty of security options including contact-less smart cards and encrypted hard disks

That’s pretty much everything one could want in a 5 pound laptop. It’s also possible that these might be the first Montevina / Centrino 2 class machines from Dell. Here is hoping.

If you are planing a major corporate laptop purchase like me, you might want to wait for these to be released in June. Head over to Engadget to see photos of the design.

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