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first_imgUltrabooks were introduced to get consumers interested in the PC again, but with some alterations we are starting to see them in enterprise-grade form too. Business PCs have to meet a number of standards around durability, security, and connectivity that just aren’t practical in the average consumer laptop. Don’t let that discourage you from looking at a business-class laptop though, many of those differences end up paying for themselves down the road.All the major manufacturers have jumped into the business-class ultrabook boat, but the new Latitude 7000 from Dell is one of the first we’ve seen with Intel’s new Haswell chips. The 7000 series has a variety of different form factors, but the one we’re looking at today is the mid-size 14-inch model.This should be the most popular of all the new models and it’s easy to see why, packing a 14-inch screen and up to Core i7 Haswell processors in a 0.8-inch thin, 3.6 lbs chassis. Despite the slim size, the Latitude 14 has triple USB 3.0 ports, dual video output (Mini DP & HDMI), Ethernet, full docking support, and a removable battery.Base models get your average 1366×768 anti-glare screen, but thankfully you can now get a Full HD 1080p (with or without touch) on this 14-incher.The low voltage versions of the new Haswell chips power the Latitude 14, which means Dell can call for up to 8.5 hours of runtime on the standard 3-cell battery. There is also a noticeable lack of discrete graphics options, which business models usually include to bolster docking and multi-display performance; this is likely due to the beefed up GPU in the new Haswell chips.It’s easy to love an ultraportable laptop that is packed with connectivity, security features, and a rugged design that meets a number of MIL-SPEC tests. Right now these beauties are available starting around the $1,000 mark after some hefty instant savings.Dell Latitude 14 business ultrabook with Core i3 Haswell starting at $1049 + free shipping (reg. $1498.57)Our other top deals:Microsoft Office365 Home Premium [1 yr, 5 users] + 1yr Xbox LIVE Gold + $25 Gift Card for $99.99 (total value $185 | via Dell)D-Link MovieNite Wireless Streaming Player w/ Netflix, more for $29.99 + shipping (reg. $59.99 | via Expansys)50% off McAfee software bundles, starting at $24.99last_img

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