Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:30 AM
"It's not every day you see something thoroughly distinct in the laptop scene -- or even barely off the beaten path -- so we were quite happy to behold Dell's new Latitude Z 600 outside of the narrow confines of the FCC. The machine combines a 16-inch 1600 x 900 display with a Core 2 Duo processor and a thin (0.57-inch) and light (4.5 pounds) chassis -- a rather rare trifecta. Dell's gone with premium soft touch materials, a large multitouch touchpad, a 2 megapixel webcam with included security and document scanning (like business cards) software, and a rather novel capacitive "EdgeTouch" sensor on the side that can be tapped for a quick launch bar of apps."
As you would expect, a $2,000 plus machine does come with quite a few premium features. Dell, really threw the kitchen sink in on this one though. Highlights include an instant on Linux based system to supplement the Vista based system, induction charging, and wireless docking.