Dell Latitude E6220: 11-inch MacBook Air Wannabe

By Peter Chubb - Feb 9, 2011

Dell recently held an event, which to many seemed like a bit of a bore, but thankfully a little gem was announced. We give you the Dell Latitude E6220, and as it has a slim and light form-factor it will be up against the 11-inch MacBook Air. The 12-inch Dell laptop looks very nice from what we can see, but we have come to expect that from the computer maker.

Engadget was able to spend a little time with said laptop and thought it funny to place their smaller MacBook Air on top, just to give us some perspective of the difference in size. However, Myriam Joire did notice that there could be an issue with the Intel Core i3 processor, as she believes that “Performance seemed adequate.” One would have assumed that Dell would have given the laptop more of a speed bump.

The main features include that 2.1GHz processor, 4GB of RAM and a choice of hard drives, not certain if it will be an SSD as standard though. You would assume in this day and age that most small laptops would come with this preferred storage method. This will not only help with speed, but also with noise levels and battery life as well.

Windows 7 is the OS of choice, cannot help but wonder how a many such as his would run with Mac OS X instead? We know that it has been asked many times before, but we can all dream right? There are no details on price or release date, but we will keep you informed. keep up-to-date by visiting the official Dell website.

How do you think the Dell Latitude E6220 compares to the 11-inch MacBook Air?

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Also See: Dell I31620003BLU Inspiron 11.6″ Laptop review for portability

  • david

    the latitude line has been out for YEARS, how is it a macbook air wannabe?

  • Rob

    The Latitude products and the Apple Mac is designed and directed toward very different market space and needs. Now in its 18th year the Latitude brand is pitched firmly at a business market so it has to appeal to both IT depts, procurement departments and end users – so – it has long lifecycles – consistent and compatable docking for 5 years – tested for networked environments – managememet tools for Microsoft, Intel, Altiris and many 3rd party packages – security such as biometrics, smart card readers, RFID readers, self encrypting hard disk drives – webcams, tunable array mics for VOIP – able to house both standard hard drives ( for cost) and solid state drives – enable to run full 4GB corporate images with virus and manageablity suites- able to have 3 year warranties where CIO can have their notebook fixed on the spot – designed to last 3-5 years as company's sweat assets during global enconomic downturns and nees to hit a cost that procurement will buy them. The Apple Mac looks nice.