The Dell Latitude D531 15.4″ Laptop is presently offered for a discounted price. Dell describes it as their budget-savvy notebook PC with great features and performance. However, this does not feature a slim body like the Dell Latitude Z Notebook.
At PacificGeek online store, the Dell Latitude D531 Laptop with 15.4-inch 1280x800p display is available for only $179.99 (
$369.99). Like the HP DV7-1245DX 17″ Entertainment Notebook, the Latitude D531 is powered by AMD’s Turion X2 processor.
Dell Latitude D531 Laptop (Parts #C02-not-D531-WT) Specs:
- 15.4″ WXGA Anti-Glare (matte) WideScreen LCD (1280×800 pixels)
- AMD Turion 64 X2 TL60 2.0 Ghz Dual Core (L2 cache 1MB)
- ATI Radeon Xpress 1270 160MB Video Card
- 512MB DDR2 RAM
- 40GB SATA Hard Drive
- Built in 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN
- Sound Card
- 56K Modem
- Ethernet Card
- Windows XP Pro OS + Restore Media
- Ports: FireWire Port, VGA Video Out, S-Video Out, 9-pin COM Port, 4 USB 2.0 ports, Infrared Port and 1 PCMCIA Extension Slot
Most of the above technical specifications are upgradeable at an additional cost. The internal hardware is pretty descent for a sub-$200 laptop. For those looking for more advanced features, try the ASUS Eee PC 1215B-MU17 12.1-inch Netbook that has the AMD Fusion C-50 Dual-Core APU (CPU and GPU in one).