Dell Unveils Rugged Laptop For Education -Latitude 13 Laptop

Dell Unveils Rugged Laptop For Education -Latitude 13 Laptop

Dellannounced the Dell Latitude 13 laptop, an education-geared notebook built to withstand the knocks and tumbles to which kids often subject their devices. With the new announcement, Dell's products for students now range from Chromebooks to Windows 8.1 convertibles to Android tablets to Windows 7 laptops.

The Latitude 13 offers a 13.3-inch 1366-by-768-pixel screen, up to 8 GB of RAM, and processor options that range from an Intel Celeron Dual Core chip all the way to a Core i5. Buyers can choose between Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 configurations, as well as touch and non-touch options, the latter of which includes scratch-resistant screens protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.

The device includes a rubberized trim and sealed keyboard to help it survive inevitable spills in the cafeteria. The lid offers more than 180 degrees of motion, which Dell says not only makes the hinge more durable, but also allows the notebook to be laid flat, potentially lending touch-equipped models to tablet-like classroom collaboration scenarios.

Dell offers two battery options: a 4-cell battery that should make it through the school day, or a 6-cell battery that goes longer between charges. Depending on the battery and screen configuration, the Latitude weighs between 3.7 and 4.3 pounds. It includes USB, HDMI, Ethernet, and Mini DisplayPort connections, as well as an SD card slot and an HD webcam. It is not available with an optical drive.

In the months since founder and CEO Michael Dell took the company private, Dell has announced a number of cloud partnerships intended to bolster its identity as an enterprise services provider.

Dell Latitude 13 Education Series laptop

►Dell Education Series laptop

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