Dell has announced the Latitude 9330 and Precision 7670 and 7770 laptops. The Latitude 9330 is the first 13-inch machine in the Latitude 9000 series and apparently the thinnest of the Latitude portfolio with a 16:10 display. As for the Precision laptops, they are the first to feature the CAMM memory. In the past few days, Dell has been facing ire for its patented DDR5 memory form factor called CAMM (Compression Attached Memory Module). The company has clarified what this CAMM module means and we'll get more into it in a bit. More importantly, let’s take a look at the new Precision and Latitude laptops.
Latitude 9330 flaunts a 2-in-1 design with a 13.3-inch QHD+ 16:10 touchscreen. There is support for an always-on Comfort View Plus blue light filter and up to 100% sRGB colour coverage. Atop the panel is a 1080P IR webcam.
The internals include up to Intel 12th gen i7 CPU with Intel vPro and Intel Iris Xe GPU, up to 32GB of LPDDR5 5200MHz RAM, up to 1TB of M.2 SSD, a 50Whr battery with ExpressCharge 2.0 fast charging support.
Dell has included 2x Thunderbolt 4 (USB PD and DisplayPort), 1x USB-C Gen 2, 1x 3.5mm headphone jack, WiFi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2 on the Latitude 9330.
It also comes with Windows 11 Home and a custom trackpad with touch buttons for functions like mute/unmute the mic, turn the video on/off, screen share, and chat in video calls.
Dell Precision 7670 has a 16-inch screen and Precision 7770 has got a 17-inch display. Under the hood, the laptops bear up to Intel 12th-Gen Core i9 processors, Intel vPro, 16GB Nvidia RTX A5500 graphics, and up to 128GB of CAMM DDR5 RAM.
CAMM Design | Source: Dell
CAMM stands for Compression Attached Memory Module. About this new patented tech, Dell says, “Through CAMM, Dell is enabling a thinner chassis design without sacrificing performance—perfect for hybrid professionals. With repair a key component of our commitment to helping reduce waste and extend the life of products and materials, the CAMM module also makes the memory more accessible for field repair. Initially launching with CAMM, the Precision 7000 series will also be available with traditional SODIMM options soon afterwards.”
In an interview with PCWorld, Dell tells that CAMM is not "proprietary" but rather a standard and will be applied through JEDEC. And while the concerns about it being patented were raised, the company says "it's too early to discuss royalties". So for now it points at the aforesaid benefits of CAMM and the likely upgradeability of the Precision laptops with SO-DIMM modules.
CAMM aside, the company also claims the new Dell Precision laptops are armed with security elements to help prevent device tampering and intrusion. The laptops will be available with Windows 11 Home, Professional, or Enterprise software options.
The repertoire also consists of 2x Thunderbolt 4 ports, 1x USB-C port, 2x USB-A ports (one of them supports PowerShare), 1x HDMI 2.1 port, and 1x ethernet port, 1x 3.5mm audio jack, WiFi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2.
Both Precision laptops will be hitting the stores in June 2022 and the pricing details will be revealed close to the shipping date. Meanwhile, the Latitude laptop will be arriving in Q2, 2022 and the pricing situation is the same as above.
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