Dell has revealed a new thin and light business notebook series, the Latitude 13. Called "the world's thinnest 13-inch commercial client laptop," the Latitude 13 is as slender as a netbook but packs more processing power.

Specifications and pricing are said to be comparable with Dell's Vostro V13, and the Latitude 13 also pulls design cues from Dell's Adamo line. The Vostro V13 starts at $449 and offers Intel ULV CPUs, up to 4GB of RAM, a six-cell battery, a webcam, and Windows 7.

Confirmed Latitude 13 features include a 13.3-inch LED-backlit display, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, WWAN choices, an optional external Blu-ray drive, and SSD configurations are expected. It will also ship with a preinstalled Citrix client, easier virtualization options, and an IT-friendly infrastructure for distributing system images.

The Latitude 13 should be available in the coming weeks through Dell's online store.