Dell intros $419 Latitude 3330, opens preorders on XPS 18 Touch

By Matthew
Apr 16, 2013
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  1. Targeting small businesses and schools, Dell has unveiled a new notebook that packs pretty respectable hardware for its sub-$500 asking price. For $419, the Latitude 3330 delivers a dual-core, quad-thread 1.8-2.7GHz Intel Core i5-3337U, 2GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD,...

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,114   +732

    Wow 2GB of RAM. I understand it is only $400 bucks, but who needs an SSD for business and education in a budget machine. That is what premium laptops are for. You need 4GB of RAM more than you need a SSD.
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,729   +287

    Im sorry, but my 350 dollar laptop has 4GB. that is ridiculous, 2 GB of ram costs less than 10 bucks these days, at least in bulk. 2GB is not nearly enough; 4GB is pretty much the minimum at this point in time....
  4. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,114   +732

    Win 8 uses about 1GB... I guess they are hoping Win 8.1 will bring that down to 800 mb LOL.
  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,729   +287

    And every other program is using MORE memory, because it allows faster use and computers have 10 times as much ram as they did 10 years ago.
  6. pmkrefeld

    pmkrefeld TechSpot Member Posts: 44

    "For $419, the Latitude 3330 delivers a dual-core, quad-thread 1.8-2.7GHz Intel Core i5-3337U, 2GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, a 720p webcam and a 13.3-inch 1366x768 display. Connectivity includes Ethernet, Wi-Fi, WiDi, VGA, HDMI, USB 3.0, optional USB docking and a card reader."

    Core i5, 128gig SSD and latitude chassis for 419$, I think you understood something wrong here, because I do not think this is possible I would say for 419$ you'll get the base config with Celeron, 2gigs of ram and a 500GB hdd...
  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,729   +287

    ^you havent looked at laptops recently have you?
  8. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,259   +41


    wait, they still make celerons?
  9. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,114   +732

    Yeah... not everyone has >500 bucks to spend on a PC.
  10. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,259   +41


    I was serious about my question.
  11. pmkrefeld

    pmkrefeld TechSpot Member Posts: 44

    I have and I know that you can get quad-core i7 with 8 gigs of ram and discrete graphics in a hp pavilion g6 notebook for as little as 600$ but the pavilion chassis is pure crap and so are other offerings with these specs and similar price.
    Now you should look how much you have to pay for a proper machine like Dell latitude, Lenovo Thinkpad or HP Pro-/Elitebook, then tell me again that I can get one of those chassis with these specs for that price, I'll order 20 instantly.

    Yes, they still produce Ivy Bridge based Celeron and Pentium CPUs, actually even an i3 is pretty op for an average user...
  12. The 419.00 price is indeed a Celeron entry level
  13. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,114   +732

    haha I was just saying that Celerons are vital if you want a budget PC. Sorry if the "..." had a negative connotation lol.
     
  14. Does anyone here realize that this is just a rebranded Vostro V131?


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