Dell Latitude 6430u Business Ultrabook Coming Soon

Latitude 6430uPictures of the Dell Latitude 6430u surfaced yesterday and it appears Dell is lining up an Ultrabook that will compete with the likes of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and HP EliteBook Folio 9470m.  Like each of those already announced Ultrabooks the Latitude 6430u will have a 14-inch screen and be targeted at business buyers.  Unfortunately it’s already at a disadvantage because according to Tweakers.net, the source of this leak, the screen resolution will be 1366 x 768.  The ThinkPad X1 will have a 1600 x 900 resolution screen allowing for more real estate for viewing and doing work.  Furthermore, the thickness of the 6430u will be a fairly frumpy 0.82” and 3.8lbs of weight, that’s thicker than both the ThinkPad X1 (0.68”) and Folio 9470m (0.78”).   Nonetheless, competition is good and Dell hasn’t officially announced this Ultrabook so there may be more to it than we currently know.   Here’s a rundown of the know specs so far:

  • Processor: Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge dual core processor
  • Screen: 14” 1366 x 768
  • Memory: up to 8GB of RAM
  • Storage: up to 256GB SSD
  • Thickness: 0.82”
  • Ports: Monitor out, two USB 3.0, Ethernet
  • Weight: 3.8lbs

Latitude 6430u side view

The Latitude 6430u will be built of all aluminum to give it a rugged build.  Availability should be in the June to July time frame, we’ll keep our eyes out for an official announcement from Dell regarding this upcoming Ultrabook.

Source: Tweakers.net



3 Responses to Dell Latitude 6430u Business Ultrabook Coming Soon

  1. wtf May 23, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    1366×768, wtf?

  2. Janine June 9, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    I have an ASUS laptop with a lgthied keyboard (with manually controlled settings).In short, lgthied keyboards are one of those things that you think you don’t need until you’ve used it for a time. Now, using a laptop that doesn’t have a lgthied keyboard is like going into the dungeon. When you don’t have to hunt for keys or pause to verify the right key, you quickly get use to it.

    • Andrew Baxter June 9, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

      Hi Janine, thanks for the comment, I agree with you. A backlit keyboard is one of those things where ignorance is bliss (if you don’t know what you’re missing, you don’t know) but once you know how much better it is then it’s hard to go without!

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