Details lacking, but what we can see looks pretty good.
Dell’s latitude range has proved itself worthy of accolade recently – the 12.1in E4200 and 14.1in E6400 both snagged a Recommended Award – so leaks of a system being referred to as the Latitude Z-Series over on Notebook Review’s forums have my temptation just a little whetted.
All we know for sure about the system is what can be gleaned from the images – most notably the Adamo-like styling. It’s definitely a fairly slim-looking machine, assuming the holder’s hands aren’t abnormally large or small, throwing of the sense of proportion.
The system’s Ethernet port seems to be provided via an adaptor, judging by the photos, and there appears to be a DisplayPort video output, as well as a pair of USB ports and an eSATA port. There’s a fingerprint reader, too, and judging by its stickers the Z-Series will run Windows Vista Basic, while being powered by a Centrino platform of some sort.
One poster in the thread claims the Z-Series has a 15in matte screen, Core 2 Duo processors and a webcam offering facial recognition. As that poster offers no evidence to support his suggestion he has a Z-Series there’s no way to know if he’s right or not. Although there’s no compelling reason to think anyone would want to pretend they had a notebook, so it’s probably not a lampoon.
The Z Series will apaprently be made official in a week or so, so we’ll hopefully have the complete low-down sooner, rather than latter.
Notebook Review Forum.