We’ve seen a caboodle of premium ultrabooks, all-in-one PCs, tablet/laptop hybrids and other quirky combos get unveiled lately, but what if you can’t really afford to cough up one or two thousand bucks for a computing machine?
No problem, because Dell has a little ace up its sleeve for you too. This one is called the Latitude 3330 and is due to go on sale later this month starting at a very affordable $419. The 13-incher is not quite light or thin enough to be called an ultrabook, but at a 3.4 pounds weight and 0.8 inches profile, it’s definitely a nifty little ultraportable.
And despite its low starting price point, it’s no pushover hardware-wise either. The entry-level configuration will most likely pack a Core i3 CPU, 2 gigs of RAM and a comfy 500 GB HDD, while higher-end models will come with i5 processors, double the amount of RAM and SSD storage.
Apparently, you’ll be able to choose your on-board OS too (Windows 7, 8 or Linux), while the display sounds like the biggest drawback, boasting a 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution in all configurations. Oh, well, at least the Latitude 3330 will come with all the connectivity options one might need, from HDMI and VGA to USB 3.0.