Product Notes: Dell Latitude E6320
March 29, 2011
In February 2011, Dell announced the Latitude E6320 13.3-inch widescreen notebook, which is based on Intel's Sandy Bridge notebook platform. The E6320 supplants the Latitude E4310 and is a significant update. It is accompanied to market by the updated Latitude E6420 14.0-inch and Latitude E6520 15.6-inch widescreen notebooks.
Design and Changes
The most prominent internal change for the Latitude E6320 is the move to Intel's Sandy Bridge notebook platform, which includes Intel's notably improved HD 3000 integrated graphics.
The Latitude E6320 is slightly larger and heavier than the Latitude E4310 it replaces. As with the rest of the revised E-series, the E6320 has a substantially modified appearance, including a new keyboard and a more rounded look. Despite this, the E6320 uses the same power supplies and docking solutions that the E4310 used.
The only display available for the Latitude E6320 is a 16:9 13.3-inch 1366 x 768 "HD" display, yielding 118 pixels per inch. All models in this generation of the Latitude E-series transition from DisplayPort to HDMI video output while continuing to include VGA. The new digital video output marks a notable change from the last two E-series generations - in the case of the E6320 the physical connector is actually mini-HDMI.
The Latitude E6320 is EPEAT Gold-compliant and Energy Star 5.0-certified.
Several notes when ordering a Latitude E6320 through Dell's Premier Page for the University:
See ISC's Notebook Purchasing Guide for more configuration guidelines. As of March 2011, configuring a Latitude E6320 to the lightweight notebook specification can be done for approximately $1,450 to $1,550. The University's Computer Connection will have at least one E6320 configuration available to order as soon as possible.
ISC sees the Latitude E6320 as being a competitive choice among 13.3-inch lightweight notebooks available in early 2011. The transition to Sandy Bridge architecture and the new case design make the E6320 among the most significantly updated of the current generation of enterprise class notebooks.
Latitude E6320 graphic courtesy of Dell
--John Mulhern III, Lead for Client Technologies, ISC Technology Support Services (March 29, 2011)
Information Systems and Computing
University of Pennsylvania
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