Dell Ships Latitude E6410 And E6510 Business Notebooks Core i5/i7 CPUs

Dell doesn't usually make a big deal about new business notebook launches, but the newest two are notable for a number of reasons. The Latitude laptop line has been around for years, and while most of them go to corporate offices, they're still solid machines for the on-the-go worker or even the average customer who simply doesn't want to pay for loads of GPU horsepower but still needs a clean, classy chassis.

Starting with the 14.1" Latitude E6410, this simple, understated machine strikes a balance between the bulk in "standard" sized notebooks and the small screen that comes on ultraportables. What's unique about these business machines is the power available; many business machines scale back when it comes to internals, but the E6410 can be ordered with Core i5 or Core i7 processors, Windows 7 or Vista, an Intel QM57 Express chipset, 1280x800 or 1440x900 resolution panels, two DDR3 DIMM slots (enough for up to 8GB of memory), room for a hard drive or solid state drive, an optional drive (DVD or Blu-ray), Ethernet, Intel HD integrated graphics, an optional internal modem and all sorts of wireless connectivity options (802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, WiMAX, GPS, EV-DO, Bluetooth, etc.).

If you need something a little bigger, the Dell Latitude E6510 offers a 15.6" panel, along with a more powerful Core i7 CPU option and the ability to get a screen with a 1080p resolution. Otherwise, the specification lists look essentially identical. Both laptops are available now, with the E6410 starting at $1014 and the E6510 starting at $1681.