Even though they haven't really been selling as well as companies hoped, ultrabooks are the subject of discussion for the media and IT companies alike, so we're not surprised to read about a new one.
Dell is the company in whose labs the new device originated, or we should say will have originated once the company actually makes the formal introduction. For now, we can only look at a report from Tweakers
Fortunately, said report is quite informative, if not in a language we are overly familiar with.
The Latitude 6430u is not a regular ultrabook in that it isn't meant for ordinary consumers. Instead, it is the sort of thing that businessmen will be more likely to appreciate.
One of the features people won't find on regular ultrabooks is the fingerprint reader. If anything, security is tighter on this machine.
Other business elements are the smartcard reader and Intel's vPro technology (hardware encryption and security). Dell even threw in its own Data Protection software.
And now we get to the hardware, so we'll start with the processor and work our way from there.
Prospective buyers will have to choose from Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 Ivy Bridge CPUs, predictably enough.
Regardless of the chip, up to 8 GB of RAM will be available, along with a solid-state drive (SSD) with a capacity as high as 250 GB.
All the expected connectivity and I/O parts are there too, plus the LCD display, which in this case measures 14 inches in diagonal (the native resolution is 1,366 x 768 pixels).
All the hardware is enclosed within an aluminum casing and runs on the energy provided by a regular or optional slice battery. Unfortunately, the price has not been disclosed and neither has the availability date, so we can't tell how convenient it would be to actually buy the Dell Latitude 6430u.