Dell starts shipping Latitude 6430u Ultrabook

News 15 Nov, 2012

Hardware giant serves up first enterprise orientated Ultrabook with 10 hour battery life, Ethernet port and rugged exterior.

Dell has started shipping Latitude 6430u, the firm’s first Ultrabook specifically built for use by enterprise customers.

The Windows 8 device features a 14in (1366 x 768) WLED-backlit display, and a host of enterprise-friendly features including built-in Ethernet and docking ports, as well as a removable battery with a touted battery life of 10 hours.

The 6430u is designed to satisfy the needs of rugged usage, as it features a tough magnesium exterior and spill resistant keyboard.

In terms of configurations, the Latitude 6430u will be available with a choice of Intel 3rd generation Core i3, i5 or i7 processors and vPro technology. The chipset can also be paired with either 2GB, 4GB or 8GB of RAM.

Users will be able to choose between a number of memory configurations including solid state mSATA (64GB, 128GB, 256GB) or 256GB SED SSDs.

Other enterprise-friendly features will include Dell Data Protection, encryption, Trusted Platform Module (TPM), and an optional smartcard and fingerprint reader.

Dell also plans to launch a wireless dock with 802.11ad Tri-band WiGig technology. The firm claims this dock will be able to transmit data, audio, and video content at multi-gigabit speeds .

Pricing for the 6430u starts at £699 ex VAT.