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

By on April 16, 2013, 3:30 PM

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, 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.

Although it doesn't offer any specifics, Dell says the system lightweight enough to be carried by a young student and sturdy enough to survive the ordeal. Additionally, the 3330 purportedly offers enough juice to make it through a full day courtesy of its six-cell battery, though no actual run time estimate is noted. Other perks include full support for Windows or Ubuntu as well as Dell Data Protection | Encryption security.

Separately, it's worth noting that Dell's jumbo-sized tablet slash all-in-one crossover is now officially available for preorder starting at $864. That price gets you the lowest-configured XPS 18 Touch, which features an 18.4-inch 1080p IPS touchscreen, a 1.8GHz Intel Pentium 2117U processor with an HD Graphics 4000 IGP, 4GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM, a 320GB 5400RPM hard drive and a copy of Windows 8 Pro 64-bit.

For another $96, you can upgrade those specs to an Ivy Bridge-based 1.9GHz Core i3-3227U and 500GB of storage, while a $1,296 model pushes that to a 2.7GHz Core i5-3337U, 8GB of RAM, a 500GB HDD paired with a 32GB mSATA SSD, and a full-blown raised display stand. All three support Wireless-N as well as Bluetooth 4.0 and they ship with a Dell KM714 wireless keyboard and mouse combo and a one-year warranty.




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JC713 JC713 said:

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.

ikesmasher said:

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....

JC713 JC713 said:

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....

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

ikesmasher said:

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

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.

pmkrefeld said:

"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...

ikesmasher said:

^you havent looked at laptops recently have you?

LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

"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...

wait, they still make celerons?

JC713 JC713 said:

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

LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

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

I was serious about my question.

pmkrefeld said:

^you havent looked at laptops recently have you?

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.

wait, they still make celerons?

Yes, they still produce Ivy Bridge based Celeron and Pentium CPUs, actually even an i3 is pretty op for an average user...

Guest said:

The 419.00 price is indeed a Celeron entry level

JC713 JC713 said:

I was serious about my question.

haha I was just saying that Celerons are vital if you want a budget PC. Sorry if the "..." had a negative connotation lol.

Guest said:

Does anyone here realize that this is just a rebranded Vostro V131?

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