Geek deals 419 for Dell Latitude 3330 ultraportable 229 27inch IPS monitor

first_imgWhen it comes to recommending a laptop to someone, my first suggestion is always a business-class laptop. They may not have the same bells & whistles or aesthetics as a more run-of-the-mill consumer laptop, but they more than make up for it in design and reliability. Business-class laptops are designed to last through years of daily use and abuse. The chassis is reinforced to prevent common failure points, parts are usually easy to access and replace, and you can count on parts and service being available for years to come.Dell’s Latitude 3330 is a new model built around a 13.3-inch screen and slim 0.8-inch chassis with an aluminum top cover. It weighs in at just 3.5 lbs, making it a very portable machine that doesn’t compromise size for durability. It also manages to keep a plethora of ports and connectivity options despite its tiny design. You get two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0 port (which will also charge a mobile device), Gigabit Ethernet, both VGA and HDMI video outputs, a media card reader, and 802.11n WiFi. Unlike may of the ultra-thin laptops available these days, you can still swap the battery on the Latitude 3330 and even have an extended 6-cell option.Normally, business laptops hold a bit of a price premium over comparable consumer machines, but we found an aggressive discount on this model. The $419 base configuration uses a lowly dual-core Celeron to keep costs down, but performance should be more than sufficient for the average user since it is based on the same Ivy Bridge architecture as all of Intel’s other chips. You can step up to a Core i3 for $539 and all models run Windows 7 if you don’t fancy Windows 8.Dell Latitude 3330 13.3″ Dual-core Laptop for $419 + free shipping (reg. $634.85)Our other top deals:$100 off select tablets at AT&T with 2 year contract, like 4G iPad Mini for $309.99 (iPad, Galaxy Tab, others available)Western Digital 3TB Red 3.5″ SATA Internal Hard Drive for $144 + free shipping (reg. $169.99)LG 27EA33V 27″ 1080p LED Backlight IPS Monitor for $229.99 + free shipping (reg. $299.99)last_img read more