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Tuesday June 20, 2006 11:10 pm

Dell Latitude D420 Offers 7 Hours Of Battery Life

Dell Latitude D420

Today Dell introduced the Latitude D420, designed to succeed their Latitude X1 as the company’s premier ultraportable notebook.  While slightly heaver and larger than the X1, the D420 offers more features and options like a D-family docking port, optional integrated broadband (HSDPA or EVDO), an optional biometric fingerprint reader, greater memory capacity (1.5GB), a PC Card slot (Type I and II), and dual-core processors which will be available later this summer.

Dell claims over seven hours of battery life on the D420, but be aware that their testing was performed not with the base 4-cell battery, but the optional 9-cell battery which adds almost one-half pound to the total weight.  Still, a 3.5 pound notebook that can operate for around seven hours is nothing to be ashamed of.

The most notable absence on the D420 is the lack of an optical drive, a trait shared with the X1.  However, as if to reward us for good behavior, the new model comes with a much needed PC Card slot which was sorely lacking on the X1.

The Latitude D420 is available now and pricing starts at $1,149 USD.

Latitude D420 Specifications



Intel Core Solo U1300 Processor (1.06GHz)
One Memory slot offering up to 1.5GB
Memory Bandwidth:
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (Up to 224MB shared memory)
UltraSharp WXGA (1280 x 800 resolution)

Additional specifications after the jump.


56K v924 Internal Modem
Gigabit Ethernet network interface adaptor
Dell Wireless 5500 Mobile Broadband 3G HSDPA (Cingular US)
Dell Wireless 5700 Mobile Broadband CDMA EVDO (Verizon Wireless US)
IntelĀ®  3945 WiFi 802.11a/g, Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g, or Dell Wireless 1490 802.11a/g Dual-Band Mini-Cards
Internal Bluetooth (optional)


PC Card:
One Type I or Type II (Supports 34mm ExpressCard via a USB interface through PCMCIA adapter)
I/O Ports:
Serial, docking connector, 3 USB, VGA, headphone/speaker out, RJ-11, RJ-45, AC power, integrated microphone , infrared, IEEE1394, SD card slot
Optional Media base:
Power button, Security key lock, Serial and parallel ports, VGA port, DVI port, 3 USB 2.0 ports, 1 powered USB 2.0 ports, RJ-45 port, RJ-11 port, MIC in, HP out
Optical Options:


Power Supply:
65 Watt or 90 Watt AC adapter with cord wrapping
Primary 4-cell/28 WHr “Smart” Li-Ion battery featuring ExpressChargeTM
Primary 6-cell/42 WHr “Smart” Li-Ion battery featuring ExpressChargeTM
Primary 9-cell/68 WHr Li-Ion battery

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