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zqwerty
20-09-2012, 05:38 PM
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2206611/dell-unveils-its-first-busienss-class-ultrabook-the-latitude-6430u?WT.rss_f=Home&WT.rss_a=Dell+unveils+its+first+business+class+ult rabook%2C+the+Latitude+6430u

icow
20-09-2012, 05:38 PM
Yes. It's dell.

pcuser42
20-09-2012, 05:43 PM
Yes. Would take the Surface Pro over this.

Nick G
20-09-2012, 05:54 PM
Yup, ASUS zenbook any day.

Metla
20-09-2012, 07:15 PM
I wouldn't consider any Dell.

The Error Guy
20-09-2012, 07:26 PM
Is that an eraser head mouse.... thought those things died out in the early 2000's, I know IBM keep them on some of their notebooks but in 2012 on an ultrabook? Really?

Nope, i'll get a M$ surface

pctek
20-09-2012, 07:27 PM
It's a laptop so NOPE
It's a Dell so NOPE

R2x1
20-09-2012, 07:44 PM
A Surface by Dell would give the iFans something to match their aspirations, provided it was marketed splendidly enough.

I don't think I need a Dell just yet, I have a matchbook with a few strikes left.

Agent_24
20-09-2012, 08:39 PM
I think feature-wise it looks pretty good. Removable battery is good too.

Brand is unfortunate.


Is that an eraser head mouse.... thought those things died out in the early 2000's, I know IBM keep them on some of their notebooks but in 2012 on an ultrabook? Really?

So? They're great little things. Don't have to move your finger as much as on a touch-pad. Great for when you have limited space or are lazy.

The Error Guy
20-09-2012, 08:55 PM
So? They're great little things. Don't have to move your finger as much as on a touch-pad. Great for when you have limited space or are lazy.

True that, I felt I could never use a touchpad after using an eraser head on my first PC but on that ultrabook it just clutters space. IMO, get rid of one, I doubt someone will use both on a regular basis enough to actually warrant putting one in

goodiesguy
22-09-2012, 12:02 AM
Those eraser head things are really good. I originally had what I believe was the original Toshiba Satellite from the mid 90's, a little grey thing with a floppy drive that ran windows 95, it had an erasor head and it was really good. Sadly the damn dog decided to piss on it one day and it wasn't salvageable.

prefect
22-09-2012, 09:53 AM
Dell is good.

R2x1
22-09-2012, 10:15 AM
Handled correctly, Dells are reasonably satisfying. The boot procedure is just a bit different to most other brands, it involves standing on a high area facing the steepest decline (preferably downwind) and using the heaviest hobnail boot you can find. If you have booted a few McPuters, Dells are good to go.

Cicero
22-09-2012, 11:00 AM
Dell is good.
They run in thousands of offices without too much ado.

SolMiester
22-09-2012, 11:34 AM
I don't have any issues with Dell, and certain don't discount manufacturers on old past history, however windows 8 with small res and no touch screen?

R2x1
22-09-2012, 06:47 PM
They run in thousands of offices without too much ado.
So do faulty taps; but then, given the degree of wetness, I guess it's a pretty good simile. ;)

Cicero
22-09-2012, 07:16 PM
So do faulty taps; but then, given the degree of wetness, I guess it's a pretty good simile. ;)

I repeat...........They run in thousands of offices without too much ado.

plod
22-09-2012, 07:47 PM
I repeat...........They run in thousands of offices without too much ado.just remember R2 has his firmly planted under the bridge

R2x1
22-09-2012, 07:51 PM
I repeat...........They run in thousands of offices without too much ado.
. . . as do thousands of CEOs and numerous accountants, but I don't see any need for one of them in my home. Your wants and needs may vary of course, so feel free to grab as many of the above as you need. ;)

Cicero
22-09-2012, 08:15 PM
. . . as do thousands of CEOs and numerous accountants, but I don't see any need for one of them in my home. Your wants and needs may vary of course, so feel free to grab as many of the above as you need. ;)

Ah sorry, I was talking of the rest of the world, you thought this was about you, Carl Simon wise.

Cicero
22-09-2012, 08:16 PM
just remember R2 has his firmly planted under the bridge

I didn't want to bring his brain into it...:rolleyes:

8ftmetalhaed
22-09-2012, 08:22 PM
I wouldn't say nope to it, despite it being dell. The matte finish is a fantastic idea. Too many people suddenly thought LETS GO GLOSSY and then dust and fingerprints happened.
Also the replacable battery is a neat idea. I think too many people are going LETS GO INBUILT now.

Pardon the lack of grammar tonight.

as for everything else, no idea. Screen res is a bit meh for this generation isn't it?
In any case, price vs performance, and functionality would be questioned, if it was a winner, why not?

hueybot3000
22-09-2012, 08:48 PM
I see three problems. It's ugly, it's dell and it's windows 8

R2x1
23-09-2012, 03:51 PM
I didn't want to bring his brain into it...:rolleyes:
Good thinking.
I've got along fine without it all these years.

Cicero
23-09-2012, 04:14 PM
Good thinking.
I've got along fine without it all these years.



To avoid stating the obvious old boy.

johcar
23-09-2012, 05:49 PM
I see three problems. It's ugly, it's dell and it's windows 8

4273

(Still no +1 button???)

I think the Windows 8 thing is something we are going to have to get over.... eventually...

Personally, I'm going to take my time - I might come to like it by the time Windows 9 is out...

jonovw
24-09-2012, 04:23 PM
i personally love the little knob mouse there so much easier to use than a touchpad

R2x1
24-09-2012, 05:32 PM
i personally love the little knob mouse there so much easier to use than a touchpad
As long as you confine this to your own home - -

Nick G
24-09-2012, 05:48 PM
i personally love the little knob mouse there so much easier to use than a touchpad
Agree with you. Doesn't come close to a proper mouse but I think that the knob works great, I'd usually take it over a touchpad. (Exception being some of those huge touchpads that appear onsome 17inchers).