Dell Latitude D630 and D830 Coming in April

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Dell has leaked the names of the Latitude D630 and Latitude D830 notebooks on their driver download pages. Though information is scarce, a couple of university websites are indicating a late April release for these business laptops that will have the updated Intel Santa Rosa platform.

Above is a screenshot showing the Latitude D630 and D830 selection on the Dell driver download site

The D630 and D830 will obviously be replacing the current Latitude D620 and D820 notebooks which are 14.1" widescreen and 15.4" widescreen laptops respectively. The Intel Santa Rosa platform will be the major upgrade with these releases, Intel announced it will be shipping Santa Rosa in the April to May timeframe. A Swiss University website indicates the D630 will be available to students there at the end of April while a Princeton University page indicates students coming in for the Fall of 2007 will have the D630 as supported option to buy.


A Swiss University website indicates the Dell D630 will be available to students at the end of April (view large image)

Santa Rosa / Intel Centrino Pro Overview

Intel will be releasing the "Santa Rosa" platform at the end of April, a time when many companies such as Dell will be refreshing their notebook offerings. Santa Rosa will include some of the following enhancements:

  • 800MHz front side bus (current Merom tops out at 667MHz FSB)
  • 64-bit support (as the current Merom already offers)
  • Dual-core (as the current Merom already offers)
  • 4MB L2 cache
  • GM965/PM965 chipsets (Crestline for improved graphics)
  • 82566MM Gigabit Network chip
  • 4965AGN wireless chip (Kedron) with 802.11n support
  • Wi-Max and HSPDA integration

The Intel T7700 processor is one of the Centrino Pro offerings we know of, it will be a 2.40GHz processor with an 800MHz FSB. It is likely the D630 and D830 would be offering this processor.


It’s likely the Dell D630 and D830 will carry the new Intel Centrino Pro branding (view large image)

There are no details or pictures of the D630 and D830 at the current time. It’s expected they’ll look similar to the current D620 and D820 as the look and design was just refreshed last year.


Dell Latitude D620 (view large image)

 

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