ROUND ROCK, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 29, 2003--For people
looking to do more and carry less, Dell (Nasdaq:
DELL) today offers its
newest sub-three pound ultra-slim notebook computers: the Latitude(tm)
X300 and Inspiron(tm) 300m.
Whether traveling across country or a college campus, these
systems come with the Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor and have enough
performance to handle home- and business-productivity applications
like e-mail, Web browsing and presentations. With an optional
MediaBase that connects to the bottom of the notebook and includes a
D-Family media module, like a DVD+RW(a) burner drive or a second hard
drive, these ultra-light notebooks can offer many of the capabilities
of a desktop replacement notebook and still weigh less than 5 pounds.
The MediaBase also contains a spare battery charger bay, which can
either charge a second battery when connected to AC power or help
power the system when operating under low battery power. Based on
direct customer feedback, the MediaBase also is equipped with front
control buttons for volume control, power switching and undocking.
Each X300 or 300m is shipped with an external modular bay (D/Bay)
that connects optical and storage devices to the notebook via a
powered USB 2.0 port. Two integrated USB 2.0 ports and one IEEE 1394
interface help with the transfer of large data files, digital images
and digital video. Users also may choose to store data, photo albums
or music libraries on secure digital cards via the built-in secure
digital media slot. Both systems can be ordered with optional
Bluetooth capability ($49) and an extended battery ($199)(c).
About the Latitude X300
At 2.9(b) pounds and 0.8 inches thin, the Ion Silver Latitude X300
notebook computer is the thinnest and lightest of all Dell Latitudes.
It is built for the rigors of the road, and provides the durability,
usability and flexibility demanded by business travelers. Also, based
on customer feedback, the X300 is compatible with the new D-Family
media modules via the D/Bay or optional MediaBase.
For $1,599(c), the Latitude X300 comes with Intel's Centrino(tm)
Mobile Technology, featuring a new Low Volt Pentium M processor at
1.2GHz and a PRO/Wireless 2100 (802.11b) solution, a 20GB hard drive,
128MB shared(d) DDR system memory, 24X CD-ROM drive (with external
D/Bay), Windows(R) XP Home and three-year limited warranty(f) with
next-business-day onsite service.(e)
Dell offers a single point of accountability for deployment
services to support its latest portfolio of Latitude products, which
can help save time and effort and allow customers to focus IT
resources on more strategic projects. More information about the
Latitude X300 and other members of the D-Family can be found at
About the Inspiron 300m
The ultra-slim Inspiron 300m notebook computer comes in a Venice
Blue design with Moonlight Silver accents. It is designed to meet the
needs of small businesses, students and consumers who demand
affordable ultra-portable computing and connectivity.
For $1,599(c), the Inspiron 300m comes with Intel's Centrino
Mobile Technology, equipped with a new Low Volt Pentium M processor at
1.2GHz and a PRO/Wireless 2100 (802.11b) solution, a 30GB hard drive,
256MB shared(d) DDR system memory, DVD/CDRW combination drive, Windows
XP Home, WordPerfect Productivity pack, Dell Juke Box, Picture Studio
and Security Center and one-year limited warranty(f) with mail-in
service. Customers interested in ordering a 300m should reference
E-Value code 1234-D80815Y when calling Dell or visiting the Web site.
Dell offers a full portfolio of services and support for notebook
computer customers, including CompleteCare(tm) service(g) and Dell's
Home PC Installation(h) and/or Wireless Home Network Installation(i).
More information on Inspiron notebooks is available at
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(a) Discs burned with this drive may not be compatible with some
existing drives and players; using DVD+R media provides maximum
(b) Weight shown is with 12.1" display and 28WHr battery. Weights vary
depending on configurations and manufacturing variability.
(c) Pricing, specifications, availability and terms of offers may
change without notice. Taxes and shipping charges are extra, and
(d) Up to 64 MB of system memory may be allocated to support graphics,
depending on system memory size and other factors.
(e) For NBD on-site service: Service may be provided by third party.
Technician will be dispatched if necessary following phone-based
troubleshooting. Subject to parts availability, geographical
restrictions and terms of service contract. Service timing
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Dell USA L.P., Attn: Warranties, One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX
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(g) CompleteCare service excludes theft, loss and damage due to fire
or intentional damage. CompleteCare not available in all states.
Customer may be required to return unit to Dell. For complete
(h) Service provides for basic system set up, installation of up to
three peripherals, set up of Internet service and e-mail and
system overview, by trained technician. Excludes transfer of
operating systems, application files and data files over 1 Gb.
Subject to customer's contract with third party. See
dell4me.com/service for details. Availability varies. Other
(i) Service provided by trained technician and includes installation
of single wireless router for use with a single wireless ready
computer system (sold separately). Additional connections are
subject to incremental fee. You are responsible for ensuring that
wireless networking does not violate the terms of service with
your broadband service provider. Subject to customer's contract
with third party. See dell4me.com/service for details.
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