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.

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  • too expensive..
  • But considering the features it's decent price
  • Only when you compare it to junk.
  • 17 hour of battery?
  • Whats the difference between Inspiron and Latitude...?
  • Inspirion series are standard laptops, and it's cheaper but the latitude line up is professional or business laptops. They have superior hardwares
  • No they don't as I can get an i3, i5, or i7 with 8GB of RAM, a good hard drive, plus touch for less than the latitude line which by comparison is ugly design wise compared to Inspirons.
  • Latitude it's their business line.
  • I'm ask IT manager and I purchase latitude not by choice, but by force because OEM's force them on us. Today people in the workplace want things that are visually appealing like surface, mace, and MacBook's, not big clunky latitudes or Dell OptiPlex 9010, 9020, and now the plastic 9030 all in one units. That's why I'm now purchasing the new Asus all in one units that are much thinner, well built, and beautiful.
  • Omg, look at the 7000 line... Pretty good lineup with sleek hardware. These are full horsepower systems though, so they may be .25" thicker than web browsing systems
  • All latitudes have full featured docking stations as well. They also come with pro support which is much better than consumer support
  • I have have a 10 year old latitude that I used daily until a few months back. They are VERY well constructed. The key is to never buy a low-end latitude... Waste of money. The extra couple $ for the best processor, fast drive, and extra ram will help keep it useable for years 6-9. And then you can still put it on eBay :)
  • Target audience for the are companies. My company buys only Latitudes and they are all built like a tank and last for ages.
  • My Dell XPS 15 is a consumer device that is better than latitudes and tanks as well with good looks. This is just another way to charge more for a product. Just make all of the units good instead of separating business vs consumer. As a consumer,I want the thin sleek will designed computers just like the consumer, but instead OEM's force me to purchase what they want us to.
  • Looking forward to seeing these early next year. The current line is pretty nice but thinner and lighter is great. Though it will suck explaining USB Type-C to our end users :|
  • Still looks big and clunky..... They're not industrial rated, so why aren't they slimmed down to ultra book size yet? They're still trying to divide consumers from business users; we're the same people, so we want sleek, thin, beautifully designed laptops, computers, and tablets. I hate that computer OEM's do this; charge businesses more for computers with the same specs as their consumer line but ugly compared to them
  • Can anyone clarify whether the picture in this article is the new model or the old model? Before the comment section goes on about how ugly this thing is and how nothing has changed, etc. I'm curious. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Hopefully they're a lot more reliable than the last generation 5000s, we've had nothing but problems!  Dell started swapping them out for other models (6000s, etc) after some of ours had 3-4 motherboard replacements.
  • A bit pricey for baseline model :-/
    Windows Hello anyone?