Like HP with their Elitebook Folio 9470M, Toshiba with their Z930, Lenovo with their X1 Carbon, Dell are launching a business-focused Ultrabook. The Dell Latitude 6430u was leaked back in May but formal launch was announced by Dell this week.
Clearly they were waiting for Windows 8 but note that this isn’t a touchscreen Ultrabook, despite the pretty touch-led Metro user interface being shown above.
…features including wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0 and mobile broadband options. Other useful business features include a back-lit keyboard, VGA and HDMI ports and integrated microphone and HD Webcam for video conferencing and Intel Smart and Rapid Start technologies for fast access to data and to stay on top while on the road. The Latitude 6430u is the first Ultrabook in the Latitude line.
There’s MIL-STD-810G conformity (ruggedness) and, like the X1 Carbon and Elitebook Folio, a touch pointer. We assume that a VPro version will be available too but there’s no confirmation on that yet.
Availability is clearly not going to happen before mid October (Windows 8) and pricing is also unknown at the moment.
Watch out for a detailed article on Business Ultrabooks, Security and Management here on Ultrabooknews soon.