Tech Specs and Options
There are different versions of this laptop, with different hardware configuration. The main difference is in the processor department with support for Intel Core i3, i5 up to i7-6xoM. The chipset is Mobile Intel QM67 Express Chipset with built in Intel HD Graphics 3000. It has two DDR3 SDRAM slots that support up to 8 GB of memory.
There are three options for HDD, 7200 rpm SATA HDD up to 500 GB, Encrypted 320 GB 7200 rpm drive and the fastest Mobility Solid State option with up to 256 GB capacity. Also, there is the Dell Fast Response Free Fall Sensor that protects your HDD from damage if the laptop is dropped on the ground. The optical drive is DVD+/-RW.
The Dell Latitude 13 Inch laptop comes standard with a 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN connection. There are four different options for Wireless LAN and WiMAX: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205, Intel Centrino Advanced –N + WiMAX 6250, Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300, and also the Dell Wireless 1501 (802.11 b/g/n 1x1) and the Dell Wireless 1530 (802.11 a/g/n 2x2). There are two options for mobile broadband connection with the Dell Wireless 5630 HSPA-EVDO Mini Card with A-GPS and the Dell Wireless 5550 Single-mode HSPA Mini Card with A-GPS. Another connectivity option is the Bell Wireless 375 Bluetooth 3.0.
This laptop comes with a 13.3 inch Anti-Glare HD screen in a native resolution of 1366x768 and LED backlight. The audio section features high quality speakers, stereo headphone and microphone jacks and an integrated noise reducing array microphone. Some models have integrated HD video webcam that comes with Dell Webcam Central software.
There are two USB ports and one USB/eSATA combo, memory card reader, docking connector, VGA port, Mini HDMI port, SmartCard reader and some models have optional Contactless SmartCard Reader/Fingerprint Reader. The operating system can be Windows Vista of Windows 7 and 64 bit versions are recommended if you have more than 2 GB of RAM memory.
The hardware that comes with this laptop is impressive regarding its size. With SSD and Intel Core i7 processor the system boots in 30 seconds. The connectivity options are also welcome but lack 3G connectivity. Its LED backlight offers higher brightness but doesn’t make up for the poor picture quality. The system runs quiet and cool even with the i7 processor. The battery, depending of the type and number of cells range from 30 Wh up to 97 Wh.