Dell Latitude

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Latitude E5570
Latitude E5570 with its back cover open.
A Dell Latitude E4310 running Windows 7 Enterprise

Latitude is Dell's business laptop brand, designed and manufactured mainly by Compal and Quanta. The Latitude competes with the ThinkPad series from Lenovo (formerly IBM), the EliteBook series from HP and Travelmate series from Acer. The "Rugged (Extreme)", "XFR" and "ATG" models compete primarily with Panasonic's Toughbook line of rugged computers.

Overview and product type[edit]

The Dell Latitude is a laptop family from Dell Computers, intended for business use. By contrast, the Dell Inspiron is aimed at the consumer market and its specifications change regularly. Whereas Inspiron may change vendors or components several times over the course of a single model, the Latitude line generally retains identical components throughout its production. This design is intended to simplify maintenance and support tasks for large corporations, allowing components to be easily swapped between models.

Dell Latitude D630

The lines of Dell Latitude personal computers are currently in the "E" series, which is the successor to the popular Latitude D, C, and X series. The Latitudes from the early 1990s up until the C*00 lines weren't in a set "series", instead going under the models CP and XP with modifiers at the end, e.g.: XPi, CP M233.

In the past, the "mainstream" line was the 6 series, being the C6x0, D6x0, and E64x0 lines, but as of 2015 this line has been discontinued and replaced by both the 5 series and the 7 series. The 15" "Premium" line was the 8 series, until the E-series merged this line with the 6 series (Model numbers being along the lines of C8x0 or D8x0). The "budget" line was the 5 series, but as of 2015 the 5 series and 7 series Latitude laptops are the primary lines of Latitude laptops. The 3 series has replaced the 5 series as the budget line. Dell has also since dropped the E from the Latitude line (due to switching to a USB C/Thunderbolt dock system, rather than the e-Port analog pin-system docks), and the models just go by number now, e.g.: Latitude 5480, 5570. The second number in the model (As in, 5470 or 7280) indicates the size of the screen in the laptop.

The current Dell Latitude lineup is as follows:

Latitude 3xxx series. Budget models intended for education or home office environments, available in 13.3"/14"/15.6" trims.

Latitude 5xxx series. Mainstream line, available in 11.1"/12.5"/13.3"/14"/15.6" trims.

Latitude 7xxx series. Premium "ultrabooks", available in 12.5"/13.3"/14" trims only.

Latitude computers are also differentiated in their feature sets, due to their business focus. For example, they often include security features such as smartcard and contactless smartcard, and TPM security, which are not needed by most consumers. A lid clasp (as opposed to a magnetic latching system), DisplayPort video out (as opposed to HDMI), and support for legacy standards are all results of the requirements of the business market.

Some models also have the capability of Latitude ON which can be selected during the configuration of the laptop. Latitude ON is essentially a system within a system. It requires a separate add on module which contains its own microprocessor and Operating system. This allows the laptop to function in the realm of a Netbook.

Current models[edit]

RFID (Optional) location on a Latitude E6410

Dell used the "E-series" name up through the 2016 models, and new 2017 models drop the "E." [1][2] and Dell E-Port Replicator with. As of February 2017, Latitude computers are available in three series: the 3000, 5000, and 7000. The 3000 series is designed to be entry-level, similar to the previous Latitude E55xx and Latitude E54xx laptops. The 5000 series is mid-range, similar to the Latitude E64xx and E65xx. The 7000 series consists of high-end Ultrabook computers, introduced in 2014 with the Latitude E7440 and E7240.

Aside from the 3000, 5000, and 7000 series, Dell also provides an Education and Rugged Series of Latitude computers. The Education series laptops are designed for use in educational institutions. They're not especially powerful, and are more geared towards office applications or internet-based applications. The Rugged series laptops are similar to the previous Latitude XFR computers. They are designed with extra durability in mind.

xx90 Models (2018)[edit]

  • 7490: 14.0" Ultraportable (7th gen Core i3, 8th gen Core i5/i7)
  • 7390: 13.3" Ultraportable (7th gen Core i3/i5, 8th gen Core i5/i7)
  • 7390 2-in-1: 13.3" Ultraportable 2-in-1 (8th gen Core i3, 8th gen Core i5/i7)
  • 7290: 12.5" Ultraportable (7th gen Core i3/i5, 8th gen Core i5/i7)
  • 5590: 15.6" Mainstream (7th gen Core i3/i5, 8th gen Core i5/i7)
  • 5490: 14.0" Mainstream (7th gen Core i3/i5, 8th gen Core i5/i7)
  • 5495: 14.0" Mainstream (AMD Ryzen Pro Mobile, 3 2300U, 5 2500U, 7 2700U)
  • 5290: 12.5" Mainstream (8th gen Core i5/i7)
  • 5290 2-in-1: 12.5" Mainstream 2-in-1 (7th gen Core i3/i5, 8th gen Core i5/i7)
  • 3590: 15.6" Essential (7th gen Celeron/Core i3/i5, 8th gen Core i5/i7)
  • 3490: 14.0" Essential (7th gen Celeron/Core i3/i5, 8th gen Core i5/i7)
  • 3390 2-in-1: 13.3" Essential 2-in-1 (7th gen Pentium/Core i3, 8th gen Core i5)

Previous Models[edit]

xx80 Models (2017)[edit]

  • 7480: 14.0" Ultraportable (7th gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • 7389: 13.3" 2-in-1 Ultraportable (7th gen core i3/i5/i7)
  • 7380: 13.3" Ultraportable (7th gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • 7285: 12.5" Ultraportable (7th gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • 7280: 12.5" Ultraportable (7th gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • 5580: 15.6" Mainstream (7th gen Core i5/i7)
  • 5480: 14.0" Mainstream (7th gen Core i5/i7)
  • 5289: 12.5" Convertible Ultraportable 2-in-1, non-detachable keyboard (7th gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • 5285: 12.5" Convertible Ultraportable 2-in-1, detachable keyboard (7th gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • 5280: 12.5" Mainstream (7th gen Core i5/i7)
  • 3580: 15.6" Essential (7th gen Celeron/Core i3/i5/i7)
  • 3480: 14.0" Essential (7th gen Celeron/Core i3/i5/i7)
  • 3380: 13.3" Essential (7th gen Celeron/Core i3/i5/i7)
  • 3189: 11.6" Education Convertible 2-in-1 (Pentium N4200 Intel 7265, Celeron N3350)
  • 3180: 11.6" Education (Celeron N3350)

Exx70 Models (2016)[edit]

  • E7470: 14.0" Ultraportable (6th gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E7270: 12.5" Ultraportable (6th gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • 7370: 13.3" Ultraportable (6th gen Core m3/m5/m7)
  • 7275: 12.5" Ultraportable 2-in-1 (6th gen Core m3/m5/m7)
  • E5570: 15.6" Mainstream (6th gen Core i5/i7)
  • E5470: 14.0" Mainstream (6th gen Core i5/i7)
  • E5270: 12.5" Mainstream (6th gen Core i5/i7)
  • 5175/9: 10.8" Ultraportable 2-in-1 (6th gen Core m5/m7)
  • 3570: 15.6" Essential (6th gen Celeron/Core i3/i5/i7)
  • 3470: 14.0" Essential (6th gen Celeron/Core i3/i5/i7)
  • 3379: 13.3" Essential 2-in-1 (7th gen Core i3/i5)

Exx50 Models (2015)[edit]

  • E7450: 14.0" Ultraportable (5th gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • Latitude 13 7350: 13.3" Convertible Ultraportable 2-in-1 Tablet (5th gen Core M)
  • E7250: 12.5" Ultraportable (5th gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E5550: 15.6" Mainstream (5th gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E5450: 14.0" Mainstream (5th gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E5250: 12.5" Mainstream (5th gen Celeron/Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E3550: 15.6" Essential (5th gen Celeron/Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E3450: 14.0" Essential (5th gen Celeron/Core i3/i5/i7)

Exx40 Models (2013/2014)[edit]

  • E7440: 14.0" Ultraportable (4th gen Core i3/i5/i7 ULV)
  • E7240: 12.5" Ultraportable (4th gen Core i3/i5/i7 ULV)
  • E6540: 15.6" Mainstream (4th gen Core i3/i5/i7 Mobile)
  • E6440: 14.0" Mainstream (4th gen Core i3/i5/i7 Mobile)
  • E5540: 15.6" Mainstream (4th gen Core i3/i5/i7 ULV)
  • E5440: 14.0" Mainstream (4th gen Core i3/i5/i7 ULV)
  • E3540: 15.6" Essential (4th gen Core i3/i5/i7 ULV)
  • E3440: 14.0" Essential (4th gen Core i3/i5/i7 ULV)

Exx30 Models (2012/2013)[edit]

  • E6530: 15.6" Mainstream (3rd gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E6430: 14.0" Mainstream (3rd gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E6330: 13.3" Mainstream (3rd gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E6230: 12.5" Mainstream (3rd gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E5530: 15.6" Essential (3rd gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E5430: 14.0" Essential (2nd gen core i3) or (3rd gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • 6430u: 14.0" Ultraportable (3rd gen Core i3/i5/i7) [no docking]

Exx20 Models (2011/2012)[edit]

  • E6520: 15.6" Mainstream (2nd gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E6420: 14.0" Mainstream (2nd gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E6320: 13.3" Ultraportable (2nd gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E6220: 12.5" Ultraportable (2nd gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E5520: 15.6" Essential (2nd gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E5420: 14.0" Essential (2nd gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E5520m: 15.6" Value (Celeron/Core2Duo)
  • E5420m: 14.0" Value (Celeron/Core2Duo)
  • E6420 XFR: 14.0" Fully Rugged (2nd gen Core i5/i7)
  • E6420 ATG: 14.0" Semi-Rugged (2nd gen Core i5/i7)

Exx10 Models (2010/2011)[edit]

  • E6510: 15.6" Mainstream (1st gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E6410: 14.1" Mainstream (1st gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E6410 ATG: 14.1" Semi-Rugged (1st gen Core i5/i7)
  • E5510: 15.6" Essential (1st gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E5410: 14.1" Essential (1st gen Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E4310: 13.3" Ultraportable (1st gen Core i3/i5/i7)

Exx00 Models (2008/2009)[edit]

  • E6500: 15.4" Mainstream (Core2Duo)
  • E6400: 14.1" Mainstream (Core2Duo)
  • E6400 ATG: 14.1" Semi-Rugged (Core2Duo)
  • E6400 XFR: 14.1" Fully Rugged (Core2Duo)
  • E5500: 15.4" Essential (Celeron/Core2Duo)
  • E5400: 14.1" Essential (Core2Duo)
  • E4300: 13.3" Ultraportable (Core2Duo)
  • E4200: 12.1" Ultraportable (Core2Duo)

Other Models[edit]

  • XT3: 13.1" Convertible Touch Tablet & Pen (Core i3/i5/i7) - Release Date: August 2011
  • XT2: 12.1" Convertible Touch Tablet & Pen (Core2Duo ULV)
  • XT2 XFR: 12.1" Convertible Touch Tablet & Pen - Fully Rugged (Core2Duo ULV)
  • 2100 10.1" Netbook
  • 2110 10.1" Netbook
  • 2120 10.1" Netbook
  • Z 16.0" Thin and Light

The previous series is the Latitude D-series, on the Dx30 revision. The models are the D4x0 (12.1" Ultra Mobile), D5x0 (14.1 or 15.0" standard aspect screen except for D531, plastic case, value model), D6x0 (14.1" Corporate model) and D8x0 (15.4" high-resolution model) most models are based on the Intel Core 2 Duo and the Intel Santa Rosa chipset, with the exception being the D531. Ever since the D420, D620, and D800, the D-series features wide aspect LCD screens: 12.1", 14.1", and 15.4" respectively.

Latitude D6x0 series[edit]

The Latitude D6x0 series is the 14"/14.1" corporate model. It aims to combine heavy-duty power with reasonable portability, and differs primarily from D8x0 series in screen size. All are two spindle designs, with a "D-bay" modular bay which can interchange optical drives, a second hard drive, floppy disk or a second battery. All models have a smart card socket, PCMCIA socket, and 9-pin serial port, a "D-dock" port for docking station or port replicator, and have an internal socket for an 802.11 wireless card.

The D600 and D610 share a common form factor, battery socket, and have a parallel printer port.

The D620 and D630 share a common form factor, battery socket, and do not have a parallel printer port. Both have support for an optional internal Bluetooth module, a socket for an optional mobile broadband card, and have an external switch for disabling any wireless connections.

Latitude D600[edit]

The D600 (and simultaneously introduced D800) was released on 3/12/2003. These were Dell's first business-oriented notebooks based on the Pentium-M processor. The Latitude D600 series used the first-generation "Banias" or Dothan Pentium M chips running on a 400 MT/s FSB on DDR memory. It had a PATA hard drive and a D-series modular bay, and used an ATI Radeon 9000 GPU. It had a 14" screen, in regular (non-widescreen) form factor. Unlike later D6x0 series machines, both memory sockets were accessible from a single cover on the bottom of the system.

Most, if not all Latitude models prior to the Latitude Dx20 series had a near-clone Inspiron, in the case of the D600, it was the Inspiron 600M. Differences include that the 600M does not work with the Dell D-Dock, and the case styling is slightly different. The motherboards, screens and hard drive caddies are all physically interchangeable.

The Latitude D600 used a PA-10/PA-12 charger and came with a DVD drive, 2 x USB, 1 x TV, 1 x network, 1 x parallel, 1 x serial and 1 monitor output. The hard drive is accessible through a cover on the left hand front side of the lower case and is secured by 1 screw. After removing the screw, the hard drive can then slide out.

Latitude D610[edit]

The D610 (released in 2005) was an update of the D600 design; it used a slightly modified D600 chassis and a newer Pentium M chipset ("Sonoma"). This chipset was the first Intel mobile chipset to use DDR2 Memory, versus the DDR in the Latitude Dx00 series. For space saving purposes, instead of having both RAM chips on the bottom of the laptop, one RAM slot was moved to the top of the motherboard which could be accessed by removing the keyboard, whereas the other RAM slot remained in the area it had been located at previously. Unlike the D600 and prior midrange Latitudes (The 6xx series, dating back to the C-series) you had a choice of standard integrated Intel Graphics (GMA 900), or a discrete ATI solution (Radeon X300).

Latitude D610 Longevity[edit]

Some Dell Latitude D610 units with a dedicated ATI X300 graphics card seem to have problems with the audio-out jack. Symptoms of this problem include a noise or whine when an audio device is connected to the audio-out jack. Up to this date Dell does not have a clear solution to this problem.[3][4][5][6]

Latitude D620[edit]

In March 2006, Dell introduced the D620 (and the D820), its first business-oriented notebook with a dual core processor available. Initially available with the interim "Yonah" Core Duo processors, it was sold with the first-generation mobile "Merom" Core 2 chips once those became available from Intel in the Fall of 2006; both run on a 667MT/s bus. It was initially sold with Intel integrated graphics, but an option to upgrade to a discrete Nvidia GPU became available after a few months. It replaced the raised pointing stick with a "low profile" model, and introduced the option of 4-cell and 9-cell batteries in addition to the standard 6-cell model. It uses DDR2 memory and is compatible with both PC2-4200 (533 MHz) and PC2-5300 (667 MHz) memory.

Although the D620 accepts a maximum of 4 GB of physical memory, it cannot be used fully, because of the 32-bit physical addressing limitation of the 945 Core 2 mobile chipsets [Intel-945GM/PM-chipset], (not related to the BIOS or the use of a 32-bit or 64-bit OS), restricts the usable memory by the operating system to 3.5 GB, or 3.3 GB with on board video (memory is shared).

The D620 has one mono speaker located in the base below the touchpad. It has no option to expand to stereo without using external speakers or headphones.

There was no near-clone Inspiron model for the D620.

Latitude D620 problems[edit]

All early D620 models were known for faulty LCD screens. The early models suffered from light bleeding, where a black screen would show light bleeding in from the bottom of the screen. This wasn't fixed until almost a year into production. In addition, some D630 screens are known for having bad LCD pixels. The D620/D630 and D820/D830 were available with an Intel integrated GMA or Nvidia graphics chip. Most Nvidia models will suffer from early failure of the graphics chip due to the switch to lead-free solder and "underfill" of the BGA. The computer industry at the time had just switched to lead free solders without redesigning cooling systems. This in turn led to undesirable heating cycles of the more brittle solder causing micro fractures to quickly form. NVIDIA was found liable for these failures, causing a multimillion-unit recall, not only of some Dell notebooks, but also some HP, Compaq, and Apple products.[7] The failure manifests itself by stripes or "artifacts" on the LCD AND also an external screen or by the total absence of an image.

Dell tried to prolong the lifetime of the Nvidia chips with a BIOS update which causes the fan to run more continuously and thus reduce the strain from repeated heating/cooling cycles on the graphics chip.

They also have bad overheating problems.

Latitude D630[edit]

Released in 2007 the D630 is an update of the D620 design. It differed most significantly in being based on the newer "Santa Rosa" (mobile 965) chipset, which supported the 800MT/s models of the mobile Core 2 Duo (both the Merom 7xx0 series and later the Penryn-based 8x00/9x00 series.) It also had newer versions of the graphics processor options, support for Intel's "Turbo Memory" flash cache (although this uses the same card slot as the mobile broadband card), and support for internal Wireless-N. It also added a 4-pin Firewire IEEE1394 port. It uses DDR2 memory and is compatible with PC2-5300 (667 MHz), and PC2-6400 (800 MHz) memory will work at PC2-5300 speeds.

The optional nVidia graphics on this series of laptop are to be avoided due to overheating issues where the GPU would develop cracks in the solder. This was mostly due to temperature fluctuation but the graphics chips also ran much hotter than they were meant to. The D830 series, despite having more room for cooling the chip, suffered from the same issue.

The D630 unofficially will accept a maximum of 8 GB of physical memory, however, a BIOS update is required.

Unlike the D830, the D630 only has one speaker.

Latitude D630c[edit]

The D630c was a slight variant model of the D630, featuring a "manageable" version of the motherboard chipset unavailable on the standard D630.

Unlike the D630, the D630c model laptop could not be ordered with Intel graphics, it shipped only with the nVidia graphics chip. As a result, all of the Latitude D630c laptops will eventually fail if used, that is, unless they have already failed previously.

It also could only be ordered with the Intel 4965AGN wireless card, you couldn't order it with Dell's wireless options or lower end Intel wireless cards.

Latitude D631[edit]

The Latitude D631 (released in 2007), similar to the D531, was a variant of the Latitude Dx30 series that had AMD processors instead of Intel. However, it is very rare inside the United States due to it not being an option to order on Dell's website. You can find some that originated in the United States, but those were special ordered over the phone. They were sold alongside the D630 as standard equipment in select international countries, but while not being that rare internationally, they didn't sell as many units as the D630 series (And even D630c series) laptops did. As a result, not much information about specific chipsets, graphics chip options (If there were any), or any other features can be found online for specifying details.

Latitude D8x0 series[edit]

The Latitude D8x0 series is the 15.4" corporate model; unlike the D600 and D610, all feature a widescreen form factor. All are two spindle designs, with a "D-bay" modular bay which can interchange optical drives, a floppy module, a second hard drive, or a second battery. All models have a smart card socket, PCMCIA socket, and 9-pin serial port, a "D-dock" port for docking station or port replicator, and have an internal socket for an 802.11 wireless card.

The D800 was Dell's first widescreen Latitude notebook.

The D8x0 series models roughly parallel the technology in the D6x0 models other than for screen size; they do not share a battery form factor with the D6x0 series. The D820 and D830 add an ExpressCard socket, not available in the D6x0 series. The D830 is capable of accepting 8 GB of physical memory with updated firmware.

The D800 equated to the Precision M60, and the D810 to the Precision M70. They were for all intents and purposes identical except for the graphics card and certification.

The near-clone Inspirons for the D800 and D810 were the Inspiron 8500 and 8600; the D820 and D830 share hardware with Precision models M65 and M4300 respectively. There are even known cases of "mixed-mode" samples of the latter, where the Dell-recorded type according to the service tag and markings differs from the BIOS-reported type with an identical service tag.

Both Latitude D820 and D830 have stereo speakers mounted on both sides of the keyboard.

Latitude D5x0 series[edit]

The Latitude D500 series is a set of "entry level" business models; they are built on a 15" non-widescreen form factor, although models before the D530 were sold with both 14.1" and 15" screens (the 14.1" having a wider bezel.) They are 2-spindle devices (removable optical drive interchangeable with D6xx/D8xx machines), and roughly follow the technical generations (chipset and processor-wise) of the D6x0 and D8x0 series. The D530 was Dell's last non-widescreen Latitude model.

The Latitude D531 was also available, being the cheapest Latitude available at the time due to using AMD processors and cutting back on a few features. It was essentially a D830 with no PC Card slot, no trackpoint, an option for a 14" screen (If this was chosen it would have a similar wider bezel as on the earlier D5xx series machines), an AMD-based motherboard. DVD Drives, Screen Assemblies (If the laptop was ordered with the 15" screen), RAM, and Hard Drives/Caddies were interchangeable.

Latitude D4x0 series[edit]

Dell Latitude D410 running Red Hat Enterprise Linux

The D400 and D410 were 12" non-widescreen (4:3 aspect ratio) ultra-portable notebooks, roughly following the technology of the comparable generations of the series. The D400 had a design that was similar to the D610 and came with a ULV Pentium M (Banias). The D410 came with a ULV Pentium M (Dothan).

The D420 and D430 are 12.1" widescreen ultra-portable notebooks. The D420 came with either an [Intel Core] Solo U1300 ULV 1.06 GHz, [Intel Core] Duo U2400 ULV 1.06 GHz or [Intel Core] Duo U2500 ULV 1.2 GHz. The D430 came with either an Intel Core Solo U1400 ULV 1.2 GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 1.2 GHz; the U7700 Processor (1.33 GHz) was later made available as an option.

While the D8x0, D6x0 and D5x0 models were all introduced simultaneously with each generation, the D4x0 series were generally introduced a couple of months after their counterparts. Also, since they use ULV (ultra-low-voltage) processors and chipsets, and are generally less powerful, the technology does not correspond as closely as it does between other models in each generation — for example, the D420 uses the parallel ATA hard drive (1.8") rather than the SATA (2.5") interface in the D520/620/820.

In a 22C deg ambient the D430 U7700 processor has been measured to run from 62C deg at idle to 85C deg under heavy system loads, that is, within 10C deg of Intel's max. temperature rating for the processor.[citation needed] The D4x0 series has been replaced by the E4200 model.

Latitude C series[edit]

The Latitude C-series notebooks covered the range of processors from the Pentium 166 MHz to the Pentium 4-M. Models in this series included the CP (Pentium processors), CPi (Pentium II processors), CPx, C600 and C800 (Mobile Pentium III processors), CPt, C500 and C510 (Celeron processors), C400, C610 and C810 (Pentium 3-M processors) and C640 and C840 (Mobile Pentium 4M).[8]

A Latitude C500

C series laptops were notable for their consistent and interchangeable accessories across this wide range of processors. The series was one of the first to offer the UXGA 1600x1200 resolution display and included a NVidia GeForce MX400 32 MB video accelerator to complement the display requirements. A robust design made it a favorite in harsher climates; however, this design lacked the visual appeal of many of its competitors.[9]

The most popular of the C-series included the C800, C810, C840, and later the C640.[citation needed]

The later C-series models mostly had near clones sold as the Inspiron 4000 and 8000 series:

  • C840 cloned as the Inspiron 8200
  • C810 cloned as the Inspiron 8100
  • C800 cloned as the Inspiron 8000
  • C640 cloned as the Inspiron 4150 and as the Inspiron 2650
  • C610 cloned as the Inspiron 4100
  • C600 cloned as the Inspiron 4000
  • CPxJ cloned as the Inspiron 3800
  • CPxH cloned as the Inspiron 3700

An interesting note on the C840 is that it was the last Dell notebook (along with its sister models the Inspiron 8200 and Precision M50) to have both a "fixed" optical drive as well as a modular bay, making it a "three-spindle" notebook. The modular bay could also be used for a second battery identical to the primary battery rather than a special modular bay battery. It used a Pentium 4-M processor and DDR SDRAM.[9] The Dell C840 can support up to one gigabyte of RAM in each of two slots, for a total of two gigabytes in all. The GPU can also be upgraded on the C840/M50/i8200, from a GeForce2 Go to the Quadro4 Go 700 from the Precision M50.

Other models[edit]

The Latitude ATG was a semi-rugged version of the D620, and was Dell's only semi-rugged offering, while their fully rugged offering originally consisted of the Augmentix XTG630, a D630 in a fully rugged case, and later the D630 XFR. The ATG as well as the XFR have a protective glass glued on top of the screen that often has glue leaking onto the display causing air bubbles to form.

Latitude XT[edit]

The Latitude XT was a touch-screen convertible-tablet computer.

Latitude XT problems[edit]

In July 2008, Dell released multi-touch touch-screen drivers for the Latitude XT Tablet, claiming the "industry's first convertible tablet with multi-touch capabilities."[11] Dell has partnered with N-trig, providers of DuoSense technology, combining pen, capacitive touch and multi-touch in a single device. N-trig's DuoSense dual-mode digitizer uses both pen and zero-pressure capacitive touch to provide a true hands-on computing experience for mobile computers and other digital input products over a single device.

A large number of user reports suggest that the Dell Latitude XT suffers from a major problem.[10] The N-Trig digitizer interfaces to the XT by an internal USB port.[11] Users report that any other USB device which is plugged in may, and usually does, prevent the N-Trig applet (program which controls the features) from identifying the N-Trig hardware. In addition, there have been reports that certain other drivers, such as iTunes Helper, may cause this or a similar problem. Other users report no problems from iTunes. According to the reports, this still leaves the dual sense but without Multi-Touch and other advanced features, "which render the auto and dual mode useless. The digitizer will only start working again after consecutive reboots."[12] There have also been reports that the driver may crash, catastrophically or non-catastrophically, leaving no screen input at all. A re-boot may solve the problem, but often users found that the driver installation is damaged, requiring a re-installation of the drivers. But the install program will not un-install if it doesn't recognize the N-Trig hardware. In this case, the alternatives are (1) restore the entire operating system from backup, (2) manually un-install by erasing all N-Trig programs and drivers then editing the registry to remove all references to N-Trig, then re-install the N-Trig software, or (3) do a complete re-install of Windows.

These problems have been reported both with XP and Vista, 32 and 64 bit. In addition, Dell sells a MediaBase with an internal DVD drive. The drive also interfaces by way of a USB connection inside the MediaBase. Most, but not all, users of the MediaBase report that it prevents the drivers from loading.

NVidia GPU problems[edit]

Many D620/D630 and D820/D830 models (and related Precision models) with NVidia mobile GPUs may experience graphics failure. A Class Action Lawsuit settlement by NVidia was reached where certain Dell models were provided with replacement motherboards at no expense.

Recall affecting D Series batteries[edit]

Dell posted notices to many of their laptop customers on August 14, 2006, saying that the Sony batteries on the D410, D500, D505, D510, D520, D600/D610, D620, and D800/D810 models were prone to bursting into flames, or even exploding.[13][14]

The batteries on any of these computers purchased between April 2004 and July 18, 2006 were supposed to be removed and the computers run on AC power until replacements arrived.[15] Problematic Sony batteries led to battery recall programs at other laptop companies, including Hitachi,[16] Toshiba,[17] Lenovo (IBM)[18] and Apple.[19]

System configuration[edit]

The majority of Latitude laptops are built to order. Each generation incorporates the newest and latest technologies at the time of design.

  • Processor: Depends on the model and configuration.
  • Memory: Depends on the model and configuration
  • Screen: Depends on the model and configuration.
  • Operating System: Windows, FreeDOS, Ubuntu
  • Hard Drive: Depends on configuration.
  • Ports: Most of Dell's current laptops have a minimum of two USB ports and 1 Ethernet Port,

Technical specifications[edit]

E-Family[edit]

Model Chipset Processor Memory Video Audio codec Network card Display Physical
Released Architecture Memory module socket Maximum memory Video type Video controller Video memory Type Maximum resolutions Size Height (mm) Width (mm) Depth (mm) Weight
E6540 2013 Mobile Intel QM87 Express Chipset

Optional Intel Rapid Start Technology (SSD required) Optional Intel Smart Response Technology (SSD required) Optional Intel Smart Connect Technology (SSD required)

4th Generation Intel Core up to i7-4610M processor Dual Channel DDR3 Memory SO-DIMM 16 GB Integrated Intel HD

Optional 128-bit Discrete Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 4600 or AMD Radeon HD 8790M Shared or 2048 MB GDDR5 IDT Integrated HD Audio Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 + Bluetooth 4.0

Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 Dell Wireless 1506 (802.11g/n 1x1)

Anti-Glare LED 1366x768

1920x1080

15.6 33.4 379.00 250.50 5.64 lbs
E6530 2012 Mobile Intel QM77 Express Chipset

Optional Intel Rapid Start Technology (SSD required) Optional Intel Smart Connect Technology (SSD required)

Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors up to i7-37x0QM Dual Channel DDR3 Memory SO-DIMM 16 GB Integrated Intel HD or NVIDIA Discrete Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 for Intel Core i3

Intel HD Graphics 4000 for Intel Core i3/i5/i7 3xxxM NVIDIA NVS 5200M

Shared or 1025 MB GDDR5 IDT Integrated HD Audio Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205,

Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 62503, Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300, Dell Wireless 1504 (802.11g/n 1x1), Dell Wireless 1540 (802.11n 2x2)

Anti-Glare LED 1366x768, 1600x900, 1920x1080 15.6 28.3-34.2 384.0 258.0 5.4 lbs with 4-cell and SSD
E6520 2011 Mobile Intel QM67 Express Chipset Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 Dual Core and Quad Core processors Dual Channel DDR3 Memory SO-DIMM 8 GB supported, 16 GB works[20] Integrated Intel HD with NVIDIA Discrete Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 with NVIDIA NVSTM 4200M Discrete Graphics IDT Integrated Audio Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205, Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300; Dell Wireless 1501

(802.11 b/g/n 1x1); Dell Wireless 1530 (802.11 a/g/n 2x2)

Anti-Glare LED or Anti-Glare LED w/2 finger multi-touch touchscreen 1366x768, 1600x900, 1920x1080 15.6 28.3-34.2 384.0 258.0 5.52 lbs with 4-cell
E6510 2010 Mobile Intel QM57 Express Chipset Intel Core i5 560M, Core i7 620M, Core i7 720QM Dual Channel DDR3 Memory SO-DIMM 8 GB Integrated Intel or NVIDIA NVS 3100M 512 MB NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M or Intel GMA 4500MHD 512 MB DDR3 or Shared IDT Integrated Audio Dell Wireless 1397,

Dell Wireless 1510, Intel WiFi Link 5100, Intel WiFi Link 5300

TFT LED Backlit 1920x1080 15.6 27.4-33.3 358.0 257.0 5.53 lbs with 6-cell
E6500 2009 Intel GM45/PM45 Intel Core 2 Duo, up to T9800 at 2.93 GHz DDR2 SDRAM SO-DIMM 8 GB Integrated Intel or NVIDIA Quadro NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M or Intel GMA 4500MHD 256 MB or Shared IDT Integrated Audio Dell Wireless 1397,

Dell Wireless 1510, Intel WiFi Link 5100, Intel WiFi Link 5300

WUXGA TFT CCFL Backlit 1920x1200 15.4 27.4-33.3 358.0 257.0 5.15 lbs with 4-cell
E7470 2016 Intel Skylake-Y Premium PCH 6th Generation Intel Core up to i7 processors Dual Channel DDR4 Memory SO-DIMM 16 GB Integrated Intel HD

Optional 128-bit Discrete Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 520 or Intel HD Graphics 540 Shared Soundcard

Intel Skylake-U/Y PCH - Realtek High Definition Audio

Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 + Bluetooth 4.2 Anti-Glare LED

or LED w/2 finger multi-touch touchscreen

1366x768,

1600x900, 1920x1080,

2560x1440

14.0 19.4 334.9 232.00 3.32 lbs
E6440 2013 Mobile Intel QM87 Express Chipset

Optional Intel Rapid Start Technology (SSD required) Optional Intel Smart Response Technology (SSD required) Optional Intel Smart Connect Technology (SSD required)

4th Generation Intel Core up to i7-4610M processor Dual Channel DDR3 Memory SO-DIMM 16 GB Integrated Intel HD

Optional 128-bit Discrete Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 4600 or AMD Radeon HD 8790M Shared or 2048 MB GDDR5 IDT Integrated HD Audio Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 + Bluetooth 4.0

Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 Dell Wireless 1506 (802.11g/n 1x1)

Anti-Glare LED 1366x768

1600x900 1920x1080

14.0 31.8 338.00 232.60 4.68 lbs
E6420 2011 Mobile Intel QM67 Express Chipset Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 Dual Core and Quad Core processors DDR3 SDRAM (1333 MHz) SO-DIMM 8 GB, 16 GB works Integrated Intel HD family or NVIDIA NVS 4200M 512 MB Intel HD Graphics 3000, NVIDIA NVSTM 4200M Discrete Graphics IDT Integrated Audio Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205; Intel Centrino Advanced -N + WiMAX 625013; Intel

Centrino Ultimate-N 6300; Dell Wireless 1501 (802.11 b/g/n 1x1); Dell Wireless 1530 (802.11 a/g/n 2x2)

Anti-Glare LED or Anti-Glare LED w/2 finger multi-touch touchscreen 1366x768 or 1600x900 14.0 26.9-32.4 352.0 241.0 4.56 lbs with 4-cell
E6410 2010 Mobile Intel QM57 Express Chipset Intel Core i7-620M, Intel Core i5-540M, Intel Core i5-520M Dual Channel DDR3 Memory SO-DIMM 8 GB Integrated Intel or NVIDIA NVS 3100M 512 MB NVIDIA Quadro NVS 3100M or Intel HD Graphics 512 MB DDR3 or Shared IDT Integrated Audio Dell Wireless 1397,

Dell Wireless 1510, Intel WiFi Link 5100, Intel WiFi Link 5300

WXGA or WXGA+ TFT LED Backlit 1280x800 or 1440x900 14.1 27.4-33.3 358.0 257.0 4.2 lbs with 6-cell
E6400 2008 Intel GM45/PM45 Intel Core 2 Duo, up to T9800 at 2.93 GHz DDR2 SDRAM SO-DIMM 8 GB Integrated Intel or NVIDIA Quadro NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M or Intel GMA 4500MHD 256 MB or Shared IDT Integrated Audio Dell Wireless 1397,

Dell Wireless 1510, Intel WiFi Link 5100, Intel WiFi Link 5300

WXGA+ TFT LED Backlit 1280x800, 1440x900 14.1 25.4–31 335.0 238.3 4.3 lbs with 4-cell
E6320 2011 Mobile Intel QM67 Express Chipset Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors up to i7-26x0M DDR3 SDRAM (1333 MHz) SO-DIMM 8 GB, 16 GB works Integrated Intel HD Intel HD Graphics 3000 IDT Integrated Audio Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205; Intel Centrino Advanced -N + WiMAX 6250; Intel

Centrino Ultimate-N 6300; Dell Wireless 1501 (802.11 b/g/n 1x1); Dell Wireless 1530 (802.11 a/g/n 2x2)

Anti-Glare LED 1366x768 13.3 25.4-30.1 335.0 223.3 3.64 lbs with 3-cell
E6220 2011 Mobile Intel QM67 Express Chipset Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors up to i7-6x0M DDR3 SDRAM (1333 MHz) SO-DIMM 8 GB, 16 GB works Integrated Intel Intel HD Graphics 3000 Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205,

Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 625013, Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300, Dell Wireless 1501 (802.11 b/g/n 1x1), Dell Wireless 1530 (802.11 a/g/n 2x2)

Anti-Glare LED 1366x768 12.5 24.7 309 226 3.17 lbs with 3-cell
E5510 2010 Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset Intel Core i5 540M, Core i7 620M, Core i7 720QM Dual Channel DDR3 Memory SO-DIMM 8 GB Integrated Intel Intel HD Graphics IDT Integrated Audio Dell Wireless 1501,

Dell Wireless 1510, Intel WiFi Link 6200, Intel WiFi Link 6250, Intel WiFi Link 6300

TFT LED Backlit 1600x900 15.6 33.8 371.0 250.0 5.72 lbs with 6-cell
E4300 2008 Mobile Intel GS45 Express Chipset Intel Core 2 Duo Up to SP9400 Dual Channel DDR3 Memory SO-DIMM 8 GB Integrated Intel Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD Dell Wireless 1397 (802.11g),

Dell Wireless 1510 (802.11 a/g/n 2x2), Intel WiFi Link 5100 [802.11a/g/n (1x2)], Intel WiFi Link 5300 [802.11a/g/n (3x3)]

TFT LED Backlit 1280x800 13.3 25.4 - 29.0 310.0 217.4 3.3 lbs with 3-cell

D-Family[edit]

Model Released Cousin model Chipset Processor type Memory Video Audio codec Network card Display Physical Notes
Memory architecture Memory module socket Maximum memory Memory clock speed Video type Core Frequency Video controller Video memory Type Resolution Size Height (mm) Width (mm) Depth (mm) Weight
D400 2004 Intel 855PM Intel Centrino M /Pentium M ULV(Banias) 2.5 V DDR SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 266 MHz Intel UMA integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 (855GM) 1 MB with Intel DVMT up to 32 MB or 64 MB AC'97 (Soft Audio) Broadcom 5705M Gigabit Integrated Controller and Broadcom BCM4306 802.11 a/b/g Wireless Card (Dell 1450 miniPCI) XGA 1024 × 768 16.7M colors 12.1 25.4 294 245 1.7 kg (3.75 lb)
D410 2005 Intel 915GM Intel Centrino M /Pentium M ULV (Dothan) 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 533 MHz Intel UMA integrated Intel GMA 900 Up to 128 MB allocable AC'97 (Soft Audio) XGA 1024 × 768 16.7M colors 12.1 31.9 278 238 1.7 kg (3.8 lb)
D420 2006 Intel 945GMS Intel Core Solo ULV, Intel Core Duo U2500 1.2 GHz 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM One user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM socket, 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM soldered on motherboard 2560 MB 533 MHz Intel UMA integrated 400 MHz Intel GMA 950 8 to 224 MB allocable Broadcom 43xx (Dell) 802.11 a/b/g or Intel 3945 WLAN, Broadcom BCM57xx GbE LAN WXGA 1280x800 12.1" 25.4 295 210 1.36 kg (3 lb)
D430 2007 Intel 945 GMS Intel Core Solo ULV, Intel Core 2 Duo ULV (533 MHz FSB) 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM One user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM socket, 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM soldered on motherboard 2048 MB 533 MHz Intel UMA integrated 400 MHz Intel GMA 950 8 to 224 MB allocable Broadcom 43xx (Dell) or Intel 3945 802.11 a/b/g or Intel 4965 802.11 a/b/g/Draft 802.11n WLAN, Broadcom BCM57xx GbE LAN WXGA 1280x800 12.1" 25.4 295 210 1.36 kg (3 lb)
D500 2003 Inspiron 500m Intel 855GM Intel Pentium M Banias (1 MB L2) or Dothan (2 MB L2) 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 GHz (400 MHz FSB)

Celeron M

2.5 V DDR SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 266 MHz Intel UMA integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 (855GM) 1 MB with Intel DVMT up to 32 MB or 64 MB Wired: Broadcom 570x gigabit integrated controller
Wireless: Intel PRO 2100 (802.11b) or Intel PRO 2200 (802.11b/g) or TrueMobile 1300/1350 (802.11b/g) or TrueMobile 1400/1450 (802.11a/b/g)
Bluetooth: optional
XGA 1024 × 768 16.7M colors 14.1 This Laptop is a clone of a Dell Latitude D600
D505 2004 Inspiron 510m Intel 855GME Intel Pentium M Banias (1 MB L2) or Dothan (2 MB L2) 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 GHz (400 MHz FSB)

Celeron M

2.5 V DDR SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 333 MHz Intel UMA integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 (855GME) 1 MB with Intel DVMT up to 32 MB or 64 MB Wired: Broadcom 570x gigabit integrated controller
Wireless: Intel PRO 2100 (802.11b) or Intel PRO 2200 (802.11b/g) or TrueMobile 1350 (802.11b/g) or TrueMobile 1450 (802.11a/b/g)
Bluetooth: optional
1024x768, 1400x1050 14.1", 15" 31.8 273 338.4
D510 2005 Intel 915GM Intel Pentium M 730, 2 MB L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB / Intel Celeron M 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB (2x1024 MB) - 256 MB 400/533 MHz Intel UMA integrated 333 MHz Intel GMA 900 Up to 128 MB SigmaTel STAC9205 Wired: Broadcom 440x 10/100 Ethernet Wireless: Intel PRO 2200 (802.11b/g) Modem: V.92 capable 56K XGA 1024x768 14.1
D520 2006 Intel 945GM (Core Duo), 940GML (Celeron M) Intel Core Duo, Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Celeron M Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB (940GML); 4096 MB (945GM) 533/667 MHz Intel UMA integrated Intel GMA 950 Broadcom 43xx (Dell) 802.11 b/g or a/b/g or Intel 3945 WLAN, Broadcom 440x 10/100 Ethernet LAN XGA (14.1", 15") SXGA+ (15") 1024x768, 1400x1050 14.1", 15" 35.8 338.3 273 2.38 kg (5.24 lb)
D530 2007 Intel 965GM Intel Core 2 Duo (800 MHz FSB) 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 8192 MB 667 MHz
D531 2007 AMD M690T AMD Turion 64 X2 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 4096 MB (officially)

8192 MB

(cappable)

667 MHz ATi (AMD) Integrated ATi (AMD) Radeon x1270 up to 384 MB (1 GB RAM), up to 896 MB (2-8 GB RAM) SigmaTel STAC9205 Dell 1390 802.11 b/g, Dell 1450 802.11 a/b/g, 1505 Draft-802.11n WXGA (14.1", 15.4") WXGA+ (15.4") 1280x800, 1440x900 14.1", 15.4" 1.39" 14.2" 10.34" 5.1 lb
D600[21][22] 2003 Inspiron 600m Intel 855PM Intel Pentium M Banias (1 MB L2) or Dothan (2 MB L2) 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 GHz (400 MHz FSB) DDR SDRAM (DDR-266/PC-2100) Two user-accessible DDR1 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 266 MHz Discrete (ATI) 200 MHz ATI Mobility / Radeon 9000 AGP 32/64 MB SigmaTel C-Major STAC 9750 (AC97) Wired: Broadcom 570x gigabit integrated controller
Wireless: Intel PRO 2100 (802.11b) or Intel PRO 2200 (802.11b/g) or TrueMobile 1300/1350 (802.11b/g) or TrueMobile 1400/1450 (802.11a/b/g)
Bluetooth: optional
XGA, SXGA+ 1400x1050 32 bpp or 1024x768 24 14.1" 1.2" 12.4" 10.1" 4.6 lb
D610 2005 Precision M20 Intel 915PM (ATI X300), 915GM (Intel GMA) Intel Pentium M Dothan (2 MB L2) up to 2.13 GHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-4200/DDR2-533) two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 533 MHz Intel UMA integrated (915GM), ATI discrete (X300) 350 MHz Intel GMA 900 (915GM), ATI Mobility Radeon X300 up to 128 MB Shared (Intel), 64 MB DDR (ATI) SigmaTel C-Major STAC 9751 (AC97) Wired: Broadcom 57xx Gigabit Controller
Wireless: Intel PRO 2200 (802.11b/g) or Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG or Dell 1370
Bluetooth: Dell Wireless 350 (optional)
XGA, SXGA+ 1024x768, 1400×1050, 16.7 million colours (integrated graphics chipset supports up to 1600×1200 pixels / Mobility Radeon X300 supports up to 2048×1152 pixels with external monitor) 14.1" 1.35" 12.3" 10.3" 4.67 lb
D620 2006 Intel 945GM (Intel), 945PM (NVIDIA) Intel Core Duo (533 MHz FSB), Core 2 Duo (667 MHz FSB) 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 4096 MB 667 MHz Intel UMA integrated (945GM), NVIDIA discrete (945PM) 400 MHz (Intel), 300 MHz (NVIDIA) Intel GMA 950 (Intel), NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110 (NVIDIA) 8-224 MB (Intel), 256 MB (NVIDIA) Intel 3945 802.11 a/b/g, Dell 1390 802.11 b/g, Dell 1490 802.11 a/b/g WXGA, WXGA+ 1280x800, 1440x900 14.1" 1.26" 13.27" 9.37" 4.37 lb
D630 2007 Precision M2300 Intel 965GM Intel Core 2 Duo (800 MHz FSB) 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 8192 MB 667 MHz Intel UMA integrated, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 135M 667 MHz Intel GMA X3100, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 135M up to 384 MB, NVIDIA 128 MB Intel 3945 802.11 a/b/g, Intel 4965 802.11 a/b/g/Draft 802.11n, Dell 1390 802.11 b/g, Dell 1490 802.11 a/b/g, Dell 1505 802.11 a/b/g/Draft 802.11n WXGA, WXGA+ 1280x800, 1440x900 14.1" 1.26" 13.27" 9.37" 4.37 lb
D631 2007 AMD RS690T chipset AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual Core 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 4096 MB (officially)

8192 MB

(cappable)

667 MHz ATi (AMD) Integrated ATi (AMD) Radeon x1270 up to 384 MB (1 GB RAM), up to 896 MB (2-8 GB RAM) SigmaTel STAC9205 Dell 1390 802.11 b/g, Dell 1490 802.11 a/b/g, Dell 1505 802.11 a/b/g/Draft 802.11n WXGA, WXGA+ 1280x800, 1440x900 14.1" 1.27" 13.3" 9.3" 5.09 lb
D800 2003 Inspiron 8500 Inspiron 8600 Precision M60 Intel 855PM Intel Pentium M Banias (1 MB L2) or Dothan (2 MB L2) 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8 GHz (400 MHz FSB) DDR SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR1 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 266 MHz nVidia GeForce4 4200 Go

nVidia GeForce FX Go5200

nVidia GeForce FX Go5650

nVidia GeForce4 4200 Go

nVidia GeForce FX Go5200

nVidia GeForce FX Go5650

32 MB

(4200 Go)

32/64 MB (FX Go5200)

128 MB (FX Go5650)

15.4"
D810 2004 Precision M70 Intel 915PM Intel Pentium M Dothan (2 MB L2) up to 2.26 GHz DDR2 SDRAM two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 533 MHz ATI Mobility Radeon x300

ATI Mobility Radeon x600

ATI Mobility Radeon x300

ATI Mobility Radeon x600

64/128 MB (Radeon x300)

128 MB (Radeon x600)

15.4"
D820 2006 Precision M65 Intel 945GM (Intel), 945PM (NVIDIA) Intel Core Duo (533 MHz FSB), Core 2 Duo (667 MHz FSB) 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 4096 MB* 667 MHz Intel UMA integrated (945GM), NVIDIA discrete (945PM) Intel GMA 950 (Intel), NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120 (NVIDIA) 8-224 MB (Intel), 256 MB (NVIDIA) Wired: Broadcom 57xx Gigabit Integrated Controller
Wireless: Intel 3945 802.11 a/b/g, Dell 1490 802.11 a/b/g
WXGA WSXGA+ WUXGA 1280x800, 1680x1050, 1920x1200 15.4" 1.5" 14.5" 10.5"
D830 2007 Precision M4300 Intel 965GM Intel Core 2 Duo (800 MHz FSB) 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 4096MB supported,

8192MB works

667 MHz Intel UMA integrated, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 135M, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M Intel GMA X3100, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 135M, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M up to 384 MB, NVIDIA 256 MB Intel 3945 802.11 a/b/g, Intel 4965 802.11 a/b/g/Draft 802.11n, Dell 1390 802.11 b/g, Dell 1490 802.11 a/b/g, Dell 1505 802.11 a/b/g/Draft 802.11n WXGA WSXGA+ WUXGA 1280x800, 1680x1050, 1920x1200 15.4"
Model Released Cousin model Chipset Processor type Memory architecture Memory module socket Maximum memory Memory clock speed Video type Core Frequency Video controller Video memory Audio codec Network card Type Resolution Size Height (mm) Width (mm) Depth (mm) Weight Notes
Memory Video Display Physical

*Usable RAM limited to 3.25 GB by chipset

C-Family[edit]

Model Released Cousin model Chip set CPU type Memory Video Audio codec
NIC
modem / wireless
Display Physical
Architecture Memory module socket Max RAM RAM clock rate Video type Clock rate Video adapter Video memory Type Resolution Size Height Width Depth Weight
C400 2001 Intel 830M Intel PIII Mobile PC133 SDRAM two SODIMM sockets; one user-
accessible
GB 133 MHz integrated with Intel 830M chip set 166 MHz Intel UMA integrated graphics 32 MB or 64 MB Cirrus Logic CS4205 3Com 10/100 LAN XGA active matrix TFT 1024 × 768, 18 bpp 12.1" 26.6 - 30.5 mm 290 mm 238 mm 1.63 kg with 4-cell battery
C500 2000 Inspiron 4000 Intel 440BX Intel Celeron Mobile
mini-ZIF
PC100 (specially selected RAM) two SODIMM Sockets 512 MB 100 MHz ATi Rage 128-chip 133 MHz ATi Mobility Radeon M3 8 MB ESS Maestro 3i 3Com 10/100 LAN
56K V.90 Mini-PCI
modem
XGA active matrix TFT 1024 × 768, 18 bpp 14.1"
C510 2001 Inspiron 4000 Intel 830M Intel Celeron (PIII-based) Mobile PC133 SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
1 GB 133 MHz ATI Mobility Radeon M6P 16 MB Cirrus Logic CS4205 Dell TrueMobile 1150 Mini-PCI Wireless* XGA active matrix TFT 1024 × 768, 32 bpp 14.1" 1.44" 12.57" 9.98" 5.73 lb with CD-ROM module
C540 2002 Inspiron 4100 Intel 845M Mobile Intel Celeron PC2100 DDR SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
1 GB 266 MHz ATI Mobility Radeon 7500C 32 MB Cirrus Logic CS4205 V.92 capable 56K MDC softmodem XGA active matrix TFT 1400 × 1050, 32 bpp 14.1" 1.44" 12.57" 9.98" 5.73 lb with CD-ROM module
C600 2000 Inspiron 4000 Intel 440BX Intel PIII Mobile PC100 SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
512 MB 100 MHz ATI Mobility M3 8 MB ESS Maestro 3i 56K V.90 Mini-PCI modem* XGA/SXGA+ active matrix TFT 1600 × 1200, 32 bpp 14.1" 1.52" 12.57" 9.98" 5.51 lb with CD-ROM module
C610 2001 Inspiron 4100 Intel 830M Intel PIII Mobile PC133 SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
1 GB 133 MHz ATI Mobility Radeon M6P 16 MB Cirrus Logic CS4205 Dell TrueMobile 1150 Mini-PCI Wireless* XGA/SXGA+ active matrix TFT 1024 × 768 / 1400 × 1050, 32 bpp 14.1" 1.44" 12.57" 9.98" 5.73 lb with CD-ROM module
C640 2002 Inspiron 4150 Intel 845M Intel P4-M PC2100 DDR SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
1 GB (2 GB)* 266 MHz ATI Mobility Radeon 7500C 32 MB Cirrus Logic CS4205 V.92 capable 56K MDC softmodem XGA active matrix TFT 1400 × 1050, 32 bpp 14.1" 1.44" 12.57" 9.98" 5.73 lb with CD-ROM module
C800 2000 Inspiron 8000 Inspiron 2500 Intel 815E Intel PIII Mobile PC100 SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
512 MB 100 MHz ATI Mobility M4 32 MB or 64 MB ESS Maestro 3i 56K V.90 Mini-PCI modem* SXGA+ active matrix TFT 1600 × 1200, 32 bpp 15" 1.75" 13.03" 10.87" 7.67 lb with FDD module
C810 2001 Inspiron 8100 Precision M40 Intel 815E Intel PIII Mobile PC133 SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
512 MB 133 MHz nVidia GeForce2 Go 16 MB or 32 MB ESS Maestro 3i 56K V.90 Mini-PCI modem* SXGA+/UXGA active matrix TFT 1400 × 1050 or 1600 × 1200, 32 bpp 14.1 or 15"
C840 2002 Inspiron 8200 Precision M50 Intel 845MP Intel P4-M PC2100 DDR SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
1 GB (2 GB) 266 MHz 220 MHz nVidia GeForce4 440 Go 64 MB Cirrus Logic CS4205 (on Intel 82801CAM ICH3-M South Bridge) Mini-PCI Wireless card capable XGA active matrix TFT 1600x1200, 32 bpp 15.1"
CPx J650GT 1999 Inspiron 3800 Intel PIII Mobile PC100 SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
512 MB 100 MHz ATI Rage Pro Mobility 4 MB ESS Maestro 3i 56K V.90 Mini-PCI modem* XGA Active Matrix TFT 1024 × 768, 32 bpp 14.1" 1.77" 12.6" 10.04"

* Optional

Motherboard supports 1 GB SODIMMs, (unavailable at time of laptop release)

X-Family[edit]

Model Released Inspiron cousin Chipset Processor type Architecture Memory module socket Maximum memory Memory clock speed Video type Core Frequency Video controller Video memory Audio codec Network card Type Maximum resolutions " Height Width Depth Weight
X1 2005 Intel 915GMS Intel Pentium M DDR2 One user-accessible SODIMM socket 256 + 2048 400 MHz Integrated with Intel 915GMS chip set 133 MHz Intel 915GMS graphics Sigmatel 9751 WXGA 1280 × 768 at 16.8 million colors 12.1 25.0 mm 286 mm 196.8 mm 1.140 kg with 27-WHr battery
X200 2002 Intel 830MG Intel Pentium III-M 3.3 V PC133 SDRAM One user-accessible SODIMM socket 128 + 512 MB 133 MHz Integrated with Intel 830MG chip set 133 MHz Intel UMA integrated graphics 32 - 48 Cirrus Logic CS4299 3c905C-TX XGA 1024 × 768 at 262,144 colors 12.1 ~24 mm 273 mm 226 mm 1.31 kg with 27-WHr battery
X300 2003 300M Intel 855GM Intel Mobile Pentium PC2100 SDRAM One user-accessible SODIMM socket 128 + 1024 266 MHz Integrated with Intel 855GM chip set 133 MHz Intel UMA integrated graphics 32 - 64 Sigmatel STAC 9750 Broadcom 570x Gigabit Series XGA 1024 × 768 at 16.8 million colors 12.1 22.2 mm 275 mm 233.6 mm 1.31 kg with 28-WHr battery
XT 2007 Intel ULV U7700 Intel Core 2 Duo DDR2-667 SDRAM two (one integrated+one user accessible) 1 + 2 GB 1.33 GHz ATI Integrated Graphics Radeon Xpress 1250 350 MHz ATI Radeon X300 up to 384 MB SigmaTel STAC 9205 Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbit/s), Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 4965AGN 400 cd/m2 LCD or 230 cd/m2 LED, WXGA 1280 x 800 at 16.8 million colors 12.1 25 mm 218 mm 297 mm 1.69 kg with 42 WHr battery
XT2 2008 Intel mobile GS45 chipset Intel Core 2 Duo DDR3-800 SDRAM two (one integrated+one user accessible) 1 + 4 GB 1.2 GHz or 1.4 GHz or 1,6 GHz Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD 475 MHz Intel GM45 graphics up to 384 MB IDT 92HD71B7 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 Intel 82567LF Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000 Mbit/s), Intel(R) Wi-Fi Link 5100 AGN or Intel(R) Wi-Fi Link 5300AGN (agn) or Dell Wireless 1397 (802.11g) or

Dell Wireless 1510 (802.11a/g/n 2 x 2)

LED WXGA 1280 x 800 at 16.8 million colors 12.1 27.4 mm 220.6 mm 297 mm 1.62 kg with 28 WHr battery

L-Family[edit]

Model Released Inspiron cousin Chipset Processor type Architecture Memory module socket Maximum memory Memory clock speed Video type Core Frequency Video controller Video memory Audio codec Network card Type Maximum resolutions " Height Width Depth Weight
L400 2001 2100 Intel 440BX Intel Mobile Pentium III SDRAM one 144-pin SODIMM 256 MB 100 MHz ATI Mobility M 4 MB Crystal CS4281 + CS4297A (AC97 CODEC) 3Com 3C920 XGA TFT 1024 × 768, 262 144 color 12,1 25,7 mm 272 mm 220,0 mm 1,63 kg 6-cells / 1,56 kg 4-cells
131L 2006 1501 ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 AMD Turion 64 X2 DDR2 shared memory 2xDDR2 2GB 1800 MHz ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 (integrated) 256MB HyperMemory High Definition Azalia codec speakers Dell Wireless 1490 (802.11a/g) WXGA TFT 1280 × 800 14,1 / 15,4 25,7 mm 272 mm 220,0 mm 1,63 kg 6-cells / 1,56 kg 4-cells
LS 1999 2000 Intel 440BX Intel Mobile Pentium III SDRAM one 144-pin SODIMM 256 MB 100 MHz NeoMagic NM2200 2,5 MB NeoMagic NMG5 + AC97 CODEC SVGA TFT 800 × 600, 262 144 color 12,1 25,7 mm 272 mm 220,0 mm 1,665 kg 6-cells / 1,618 kg 4-cells

CS-Family[edit]

Model Inspiron cousin Chipset Processor type Memory Video Audio codec Network card Display Physical
Architecture Memory module socket Maximum memory Memory clock speed Video type Core Frequency Video controller Video memory Type Maximum resolutions " Height Width Depth Weight
CS R 1999 Intel 440BX SDRAM SODIMM 512 MB 66 MHz NeoMagic MagicMedia 256 ZX 4 MB NeoMagic MagicMedia 256 ZX XGA TFT 1024 × 768, 65.536 color 13,3 29,0 mm 306 mm 246,0 mm 1.89 kg 6-cells
CSx 1999 Intel 443BX Intel Mobile Pentium III SDRAM SODIMM 512 MB 66 MHz NeoMagic MagicMedia 256 ZX 4 MB NeoMagic MagicMedia 256 ZX XGA TFT 1024 × 768, 65.536 color 13,3 29,0 mm 306 mm 246,0 mm 1.95 kg 4-cells

History[edit]

E-Family[edit]

  • 21 May 2012: E6230, E6330, E6430, E6430s, E6530, E5430, E5440, E5510,E5530, E6430 ATG[23]
  • 8 Feb 2011: E5420, E5520, E6220, E6320, E6420, E6520, E6420 ATG laptops and XT3 convertible tablet[24]
  • 8 April 2010: E6410, E6510, E6410 ATG[25]
  • 12 August 2008: E-Family (E4200, E4300, E5400,E6500 E5500, E6400, E6400 ATG)[26]

D-Family[edit]

  • 28 June 2007: D430 announced[27]
  • 9 May 2007: D630, D830, D531 announced[28]
  • 16 January 2007: ATG D620 announced[29]
  • 20 June 2006: D420 announced[30]
  • 2 May 2006: D520 announced[31]
  • 29 March 2006: D620, D820 announced[32]
  • 26 April 2005: D510 announced[33]
  • 1 February 2005: D410, D610 and D810 announced[34]
  • 12 January 2004: D505 announced[35]
  • 19 May 2003: D400 announced[36]
  • 10 April 2003: D500 announced[37]
  • 12 March 2003: D-family (D600, D800) announced[38]

C-Family[edit]

  • 11 July 2002: C640 announced
  • 12 November 2001: C400 announced[39]
  • 25 September 2000: C600, C800 announced[40]
  • 25 October 1999: CPx H500GT and CPt V466GT announced[41]
Some of the earlier Dell laptops lacked a built-in Ethernet network adapter well into the Internet age, CPx H500GT was one such model.
  • 23 August 1999: CS-line (R400XT) announced[42]
  • 14 June 1999: CPi R400GT, CPi A400XT, and CPi A366ST announced[43]
  • 4 May 1999: CPt-line announced
  • 5 January 1999: CPi A366XT and A300ST announced[44]
  • CPi D266XT (BIOS Ph 7/30/98-2001): PII-266, 512 KB cache, Intel i440BX; 13.3 XGA 1024x768 TFT; 256 MB max, 2 EDO SoDIMM slots; 4 - 20+ GB, two PCMCIA, two modular bays, PS/2, VGA, parallel, USB 1.1, audio in/out. Windows 98.
  • CP-line
  • 1997: C-family announced

XPi-Family[edit]

  • 1996: Dell Latitude XPi P133ST, NeoMagic NM2070 video chipset, 24MB of memory (8MB on motherboard), 1.2 GB hard disk, PCMCIA modem card, 10.2" SVGA (800x600) TFT display, Windows 95 with possibility to partition and install Linux, Desktop Survival Guide

Ultraportable[edit]

  • 28 June 2007: D430 announced[27]
  • 30 March 2005: X1 announced[45]
  • 29 July 2003: X300 announced[46]
  • 6 May 2002: X200 announced[47]
  • 4 October 2000: LS H500ST announced[48]

Value[edit]

  • 6 November 2006: 131L announced[49]
  • 23 March 2006: 120L announced[50]
  • 8 March 2005: 110L announced[51]
  • 13 April 2004: 100L announced[52]

The Latitude 100L is a near-clone of the Inspiron 1150 and is also closely related to the 1100,5100,and 5150. The Latitude 110L is a near-clone of the Inspiron 1000.

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