Product Notes: Dell Latitude E6500
August 12th, 2008
Dell announced the Latitude E6500 today, which is based on Intel's Montevina notebook platform. The E6500 supplants the Latitude D830.
The Latitude E6500 includes many of the newly available Montevina features as standard. Newly available optional features include Intel's Turbo Memory 2.0.
The Latitude E6500 enclosure is approximately the same size as the Latitude D830 it replaces. However, it (along with all of Dell's E-series Latitudes) has a completely new brushed black and aluminum look and feel and include new ports such as DisplayPort, eSATA, SmartCard, and SecureDigital card reader. It also adds the option of both a backlit keyboard and webcam.
Several notes when ordering a Latitude E6500:
See ISC's Notebook Purchasing Guide for more configuration hints. As of August 2008, configuring a Latitude E6500 to the mid-weight notebook specification can be done for approximately $1,350.
ISC sees the Latitude E6500 as being a competitive choice among mid-weight notebooks available in late 2008. The University's Computer Connection will have at least one E6500 configuration available shortly.
--John Mulhern III, Lead for Client Technologies, ISC Technology Support Services (August 12, 2008)
Information Systems and Computing
University of Pennsylvania
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