[clug] Dell and "latitude ON" 'instant boot' - no mention of Linux

steve jenkin sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Mon Oct 5 23:05:23 MDT 2009

Standard Press Release hype reprinted by SMH?

"Latitude Z" - ultra-thin, plus wide-screen. SSD only. $2800 base model.
1" thick, 2kg, 16" display. 1.4Ghz Core 2 duo, 2Gb + 64G SSD.


Neat features:

- wireless induction charging. but 30min slower & $395 extra.

- recognise your face using a FaceAware feature via  webcam
  - locks out the notebook when you step away.

- The 2-megapixel webcam focuses automatically
  - can recognise contact details on a business card.

Don't you love how they carefully don't mention what powers 'Latitude ON'?
Has to be Linux  :-) [anyone confirm?]

"Another Dell feature the Latitude Z is introducing to the world is a
module called Latitude ON.

"It's basically a second low-power computer within a computer, or, as
Dell calls it, a "spare tyre operating system".

"Latitude ON boots up in an instant and has built-in software that lets
you read common document formats, such as DOC, XLS, PPF and PDF.

"The Latitude Z will be available from tomorrow (30-Sep-09), starting at
$2799 for the entry-level model equipped with a 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
processor, 2GB of memory and 64GB SSD drive."

Steve Jenkin, Info Tech, Systems and Design Specialist.
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA

sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au http://members.tip.net.au/~sjenkin

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