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X300 Reviewer’s Guide
Name: Kenneth del Rio van Heese
TABLE OF CONTENTS Positioning Section…3 - 5 – Latitude X300 Introduction…3 – X300 Overview…4 New Features…5 - 13 – Intel® Mobile technology…5 – Intel® 855GM integrated graphics…5 – LCD Display…5 – Pointing Device…6 – PC Card Expansion…6 – Wireless LAN…7 – Bluetooth Wireless Solution..7 – Wired 10/100 and 10/100/1000 Network Solutions…7 – Dell D/Bay External Modular Bay…8 – Media Modules & Peripherals…8 – Batteries…9 – Dell Quickset Software…10 System Features…11 - 13 Product Overview…14 - 17 Del
POSITIONING The New Latitude X300… • Design for New Features & Technologies • Incorporating new technologies such as USB 2.0, integrated 10/100 in the system and Gigabit LOM in the MediaBase, integrated dual band wireless LAN and Bluetooth • Support for Intel® Pentium M® processors and Intel® 855GM chipset • Support for Intel® Centrino™ Mobile Technology with Intel® Pro/Wireless 2100 802.11b • New Mobile Architecture design focuses on delivering high performance with lower power requirements
POSITIONING • System Naming – Dell Latitude Naming Tree • Dell Latitude X300 – Dell Company Name – Latitude Brand Name – X Family Name – 300 Product Category – UltraLight – Actual System Name for platform Name Processor Screen Size & Resolution Dell Latitude X300 Intel® Pentium® M processor at 1.2GHz 12.1” XGA (1024x768) • Brand Positioning – Dell Latitude notebooks offer mobile computing solutions designed to be customised for business. Latitude notebooks are designed to lower the total cost
NEW FEATURES • Intel® Processor and Chipset – The Dell Latitude X300 notebook features the latest Intel® Pentium® M processors. – Intel® Pentium® M processors feature a new micro-architecture incorporating a series of new architectural, circuit & logic techniques such as micro ops fusion, advanced branch prediction, dedicated stack management, a power-optimised 400MHz Processor System Bus (PSB), and aggressive clock gating & device sizing techniques designed for higher performance & lower p
NEW FEATURES • Pointing Device – The Latitude X300’s touchpad is centered below the keyboard spacebar to help provide ease-of- use for both the left-and right-handed users. – The touchpad buttons correspond to the left and right buttons on a standard mouse but users can enjoy “button-less” use by simply double-clicking on the touchpad itself to initiate programs. “Click and drag” is also supported without the use of buttons. – Dell provides software for the touchpad, allowing users to set the
WIRELESS SOLUTIONS • Wireless LAN Features – The Latitude X300 is wireless enabled -- each configuration ships with an integrated dual band (2.4GHz & 5GHz) antenna and a mini-PCI Wi-Fi® 802.11 wireless LAN card. – The wireless LAN solutions available on the Latitude X300 allow users to stay connected while roaming through a building or campus equipped with compliant Access Points. – The X300’s 2 dual-band internal antennae are utilised only when the mini-PCI wireless card is installed. Use
NEW FEATURES •Note Customer’s must choose to take either a D/Bay or an X300 MediaBase to host their optical solution when purchasing the Latitude X300 •Dell D/Bay External Modular Bay – The X300 includes a Dell D/Bay and an integrated D/Bay connector (USB 2.0 connection) to connect optical and storage devices to the notebook via Dell’s new D/Bay External Modular Bay. The connector allows the user to connect an additional hard drive, optical drive or floppy drive to the notebook which creat
NEW FEATURES • Battery – The Latitude X300’s long-lasting Lithium-Ion batteries and efficient ExpressCharge? technology are designed to provide users with more up time and increased productivity. – The Latitude X300 offers 3 battery options: 1. Primary Battery: 28 WHr (4 cell) “Smart” Lithium-Ion (ships in system) 2. Second Primary Battery: 28 WHr (4 cell) “Smart” Lithium-Ion for use in the X300 MediaBase to extend the system battery life or to simply charge the battery. 3. Extended Life (Hi
NEW FEATURES • Dell QuickSet Software – QuickSet is a Dell designed Software User Interface that enables customers to quickly update or change the settings on the X300 and all Latitude D Family Notebooks. • Power Management – Power Management Tutorial – Battery Meter – Predefined Power Schemes including new power management settings for LCD brightness & wireless/LOM disable • Presentation Mode – Presentation Mode offers users an easy way to configure their systems for presentations and tempor
SYSTEM FEATURES • Memory – The Dell Latitude X300 base configuration includes 128MB of PC2100 DDR SDRAM, on board, operating at 266MHz. The system supports up to 1152MB of memory through one SO-DIMM slot for memory modules. Memory expansion can also be accomplished after purchase through the user access door with 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, or 1024MB modules. • Hard Disk Drives – The Dell Latitude X300 offers EIDE hard drives available in 9.5mm form factors. The entry-level capacity is 20.0GB wit
SYSTEM FEATURES • Integrated Audio – The Latitude X300 provides audio using an AC97 CODEC. – This structure also provides “Digital-Centric” Architecture that facilitates seamless docking for high performance Dell Notebooks and Docking Stations. – Two speakers are integrated on the front side of the system. – A subwoofer is provided via the MediaBase with a tuned port on the left side of the MediaBase. – Audio jacks include stereo headphones/speaker out and external microphone-in. Headphone and
SYSTEM FEATURES • Security – Dell offers several means of physically protecting the notebook, hard disk drive and docking solutions against theft. • Latitude Security lock slot: The Latitude X300 includes a slot opening on the back left side of the unit, which helps secure the notebook to desk when in use. The MediaBase also provides a security lock slot. System Security lock slot MediaBase Security lock slot – Authentication ensures that only authorised users gain access to the notebook or
PRODUCT OVERVIEW Starting at 12.1” (307 mm) XGA LCD Latch 2.9lbs (1.32 Kg) (1024x768) TFT display with 28 WHr primary battery Power Button Keyboard: TouchPad & • 18 mm Pitch Buttons • 2.4 mm travel Keyboard and Device Status Audio Speakers Indicators: Power/Suspend, HDD Activity, Battery Status, Bluetooth Operation Link, Wireless LAN “link” and “activity” status using the LED’s on the RJ-45.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW Left View SD Memory RJ11 Audio Type I or II RJ45 DC D/Bay 1394 Slot PC Card Slot (Modem) (Ethernet) Power Connector (Mic/HP) Right View Air Intake Infrared USB 2.0 VGA 9.2” (233.6 mm) Back View 10.8” (275 mm) 0.8” - 0.9” (19.8 – 23.9 mm) Security Lock Primary HDD Bay (20, 30, 40, & 60 GB)
PRODUCT OVERVIEW Bottom View Primary MediaBase Battery Life Battery Battery Battery Connector Indicator Latch Latch 9.2 (233.6 mm) DDR Mini- Modem Memory PCI SD Card Slot Buetooth Module 10.8” (275 mm) Primary HDD (20, 30, 40, & 60 GB) Not User Accessible
PRODUCT OVERVIEW X300 MediaBase Front View Volume Volume Power Undocking Up & Down Mute Button Back View Headphone/ PS/2 Parallel VGA Power Security Serial RJ-45 1394 USB Speaker Input Lock Slot 2.0 Right View Internal Media Module Bay Left View Subwoofer System Eject Tuned Port Latch
PRODUCT OVERVIEW Dell D/Bay D/Bay cable is D/Bay connects to the integrated into D/Bay connector on the the D/Bay left side of the system. housing and is The connector is non-removable comprised of a standard USB 2.0 port plus an additional power pin to facilitate support for external HDD and Indentations to writeable optical devices allow cord wrapping are provided around the D/Bay exterior D/Bay uses Dell Latitude D Family modules, which are inserted and removed via the
SPECIFICATIONS Dell Latitude X300 Processor Intel® Pentium M processors Chipset Intel® 855GM chipset with support for USB 2.0 Supports 128 MB to 1152MB of 266 MHz DDR SDRAM (shared) Memory Displays 12.1” XGA (1024 x 768 resolution) Graphics Chip Integrated Intel® 855GM chipset with UMA graphics – up to 64 MB system memory is dynamically allocated to graphics (system and graphics memory are shared) Hard Disk Drive 20 GB, 30GB, 40 GB and 60 GB primary 40 GB secondary (external via Dell D/Bay) nd
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