Latitude E-series discussion

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Sazar, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    http://www.engadget.com/2008/02/01/dell-latitude-e-series-leaked/

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    So, there were likely be a couple of different versions. The mid/high-end version is the one that I can't wait to get my mitts on :D

    Backlit keys, E-Sata and so forth, very lovely.

    With LED displays, the weight should drop nicely compared to the current models. The back of the systems is nice and clean and provides a nice solution to hold while walking around.
     
  2. Electronic Punk

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    Any idea if they will slot into the D-series dock?
     
  3. Sazar

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    Negative ghost rider. The slot looks completely different.

    Also, the series number/letter (E in this case) denotes a completely different family, like the D series and the C series before. It will be different as a result. They do seem to have some cool new accessories but I only saw the 3'rd party ones, not the Dell branded ones.
     
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    Damn, not good news for work.
    How long, would you reckon, before the D-series stop getting sold/leased?

    We have D-series docks at all our sites for hotdesking, having both D and Es out there will make life hard (we got rid of the last of our Cs about 2 years ago I think)
     
  5. Sazar

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    I think the E-series will likely debut around summer? I am working on getting my grubby l'il mitts on a pre-production model.

    The D should therefore probably EOL around the end of the year given various factors. I am not totally sure simply because I don't have visibility on these things :(
     
  6. Electronic Punk

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    But you would guess 6 months or so from the time the E series comes out?

    Yay! More work!
     
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    I am looking forward to these new notebooks. I've been selling a ton of the current D-series notebooks lately. Good notebooks but dated look. The E-series looks nice.
     
  8. Sazar

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    ohi matt !!!
     
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    How do the LED backlights stack up to the flourescent?
    -Better ruggedness and life I assume.
    -Do they help the power consumption much?

    It'll be nice not having to worry about the backlights dying prematurely.
     
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    Typical that a few days befor eI get my new laptop they release Penryn for D-series.
    Oh wait, before... Time to update my quote :D
     
  11. madmatt

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    Longer life, brighter, lower power consumption from what I understand. I can't comment on ruggedness.