Dell unveils refreshed Latitude 5000 Series notebooks with improved design and security

Dell has unveiled its newly refreshed Latitude 5000 Series notebooks, which are set to launch at CES 2016. The new notebooks feature 6th-generation Intel quad-core processors, and come in 14- (E5470) and 15-inch (E5570) form factors. Dell states that the new Latitude laptops are up to 27% thinner and 18% lighter than the previous generation, so are worth checking out if you found the last-gen units to be bulky.

The company will be showing off the new Latitude 5000 laptops at CES, but have provided some highlights to drum up excitement for the new foldable PCs. There's an integrated smartcard and touch fingerprint reader for added security with a separate chip used for processing and data storage. Tech teams at large companies can also manipulate BIOS settings and configure systems with flexibility required by said organizations.

Then you have the carbon fiber reinforced polymer and multiple military-grade tests to ensure the Laititude 5000 laptops are built to last. USB Type-C is on the cards, alongside optional touch displays, ISO keyboard with backlight options, up to 17 hours of use on battery, and everything is designed for Windows 10.

Dell has also confirmed that the new Latitude 5000 Series notebooks will start from $999 / £549. We'll hopefully learn more from CES 2016.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.