The Dell Latitude 3330 has debuted and is directly aimed at students and businesses alongside an education friendly storage system.
The lightweight notebook features a 13.3-inch display that output 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution.
Also featured with the Latitude 3330 is a new Mobile Computer Cart, which is capable of transporting up to 30 notebooks at one time.
Dell also offers the Mobile Computing Cart with managed and unmanaged services, which can hold a wide range of notebook sizes and various form factors. The Managed storage solution includes remote management and IT updates for devices stored with the hardware. Because notebooks can be upgrade en masse and remotely, it takes some of the stress off the schools IT department.
Dell has configured the notebooks for use with various Intel processors from Celeron to Core i5 options. The notebooks also feature between 2GB and 6GB RAM. Educational and business consumers can also choose their operating system, which includes options for Windows 7, Windows 8, and the open-source Ubuntu 12.04 OS.
On the storage side, the notebooks offer four options: 128GB SSD, 320GB, 640GB, or a 500GB combined SSD and hard disk setup.
In terms of connectivity, the Dell Latitude 3330 offers Wi-Fi, WiDi support, a VGA connection, HDMI port, USB 3.0 ports, and the option to add USB docking. Dell also throws in a 720P HD webcame.
The Latitude 3330 will go on sale in April with a starting cost of $419. Customers wanting to pick up the Mobile Computer Cart will shell out $1,900 for the unmanaged solution and $2,800 for the managed option.
As tablets and smartphones continue to take over large swaths of the mobile computing market, it looks as if Dell’s approach surrounds ease of use through better mass device management.
Do you think the Dell Latitude 3330 will help Dell attract a consumer base that might otherwise try a smartphones and tablets for their students?