X300 Reviewer’s Guide
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Positioning Section…3 - 5
– Latitude X300 Introduction…3
– X300 Overview…4
New Features…5 - 13
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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
Dell D/Bay…18
Specifications …19
Dell OpenManage™…20
ImageWatch…21
Important Information…22
POSITIONING
The New Latitude X300…
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Design for New Features & Technologies
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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
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Support for Intel® Pentium M® processors and Intel® 855GM chipset
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Support for Intel® Centrino™ Mobile Technology with Intel® Pro/Wireless 2100 802.11b
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New Mobile Architecture design focuses on delivering high performance with lower
power requirements
New Form Factor utilising the new D-Family Media Modules via MediaBase or Dell’s
D/Bay External Media Module
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New X300 MediaBase features and technologies
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Battery Bay in MediaBase for use with 2nd Primary Battery for additional battery life and/or
battery charging.
User Interface buttons: Volume up/down/mute, Power on/off and Undock buttons with
backlit Icons.
D/Bay Connector for use with the Dell D/Bay External Media Module and D-Family Media.
Subwoofer and subwoofer tuned port in MediaBase for higher quality audio.
Focus on Refinement
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New Colour Scheme – Ion Silver with Moonlight Silver accents
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Easy to use external modules and battery latches with good tactile feedback
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One-handed latch release for MediaBase for easier system undocking.
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Media Module placement on the right side of MediaBase for easier access.
Optimised Layouts
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Optimised media modules designed for thinner notebooks & improved usability
New D Family optical modules are 33% thinner than Latitude C Family modules
External optical modules are used in the new Dell D/Bay with speedy USB 2.0 interface
New module latch design is easier to use requiring only one-handed operation
Side connecting external D/Bay can easily be connected and disconnected when the
system is in MediaBase or free standing
Optimised port locations for better user experience
Improved user interface – Audio volume & mute, power and undock buttons with backlit
icons
Easy to use new 90-watt & 65-watt A/C adapters
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Round DC connector is easy to insert into notebook
AC & DC cords are optimised for cord wrapping – thinner DC cord has been lengthened
to 6ft & thicker AC cord has been shortened to 3ft
Brick has been designed to facilitate wrapping
Rubber strap design easily secures cords
POSITIONING
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System Naming
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Screen Size & Resolution
12.1” XGA (1024x768)
Brand Positioning
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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
Dell Latitude X300 Intel® Pentium® M processor at 1.2GHz
Dell Latitude notebooks offer mobile computing solutions designed to be customised for
business. Latitude notebooks are designed to lower the total cost of computing for business
and institutional customers by:
• Providing durable notebooks that deliver the requirements for everyday use
• Helping to incorporate mainstream, relevant, standards-based technology
• Helping to maintain consistency and commonality across platform iterations
• Providing a variety of service and support options for the mobile user
System Positioning/Target Market
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The Latitude X300 is the thinnest and lightest of all Latitudes. Weighing in at only 1.32kg’s and
measuring a mere 19.8mm’s thin – the Latitude X300 delivers outstanding usability and
unconscious mobility for business on the move. This notebook is built for the rigors of travel –
with both the durability and usability that is demanded by business travelers.
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Starting at 1.32kg’s and 19.9mm’s thin
Latest Low Volt Mobile Pentium M 1.2GHz processor
Memory Expansion – supports up to 1152 MB RAM
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Integrated Intel? 855GM graphics featuring up to 64MB shared graphics memory
Fully integrated v.92 capable modem and 10/100 Ethernet LAN on the system and 10/100/1000 on
the MediaBase
Internal (MiniPCI) 802.11b, 802.11b/g* or 802.11 a/b/g* wireless card supported with two built in
dual band internal antennae standard in every system. *IEEE 802.11g draft specification.
Bright, easy to read 12.1” XGA display
Optional X300 MediaBase – with abundant connectivity ports, a battery bay for additional system
battery life and battery charging and a media module bay for use with the Latitude D-Family
media.
Optional High Capacity (Extended Life) battery – 65 WHr Lithium Ion
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Optional X300 Extended Battery Charger
Full Operating system support – Windows 2000, Windows XP Pro and Windows XP Home.
Dell Latitude reliability and durability
Dell Latitude Standard 3yr Next Business Day Service & Support
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NEW FEATURES
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Intel® Processor and Chipset
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Excellent Integrated Graphics Performance
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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 power.
These processors also feature 1 MB of power managed cache in addition to the Enhanced Intel®
SpeedStep® Technology with multi voltage/operating points to consume less than 1 watt average
power.
The Dell Latitude X300 also uses the Intel® 855GM chipset. In addition to its integrated graphics
capabilities (described below), this chipset supports USB 2.0, up to 1152 MB of shared system memory
and the latest high speed ATA-100 hard drives.
The Dell Latitude X300 utilises the new Intel® 855GM integrated UMA graphics chipset featuring Intel’s
Dynamic Video Memory (DVM) technology. UMA graphics chipsets share graphics and system
memory by dynamically allocating system memory to graphics as needed by the applications currently
in use. When needed, the X300’s 855GM chipset can allocate up to 64 MB of system memory to
graphics. This provides outstanding 2D and 3D video performance for the most demanding Internet
and application software titles.
The Latitude X300 also offers dual-display capability, providing users with the opportunity to use both
the internal LCD and an external display simultaneously. Furthermore, based on the latest architecture
from Intel, Extended Desktop is fully supported in Windows 2000 and XP (Pro and Home).
LCD Display
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The Latitude X300 offers 12.1” XGA Active Matrix (TFT) displays with 1024x768 resolution.
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The Latitude X300 incorporates Dell’s latest 12.1” displays with power inverters that operate efficiently
to help improve battery life. The X300 displays can be dimmed to only 20 nits, perfect for dark rooms
and late night air travel. This dimming of the system display also increases battery life.
12.1”
XGA (1024x768)
NEW FEATURES
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Pointing Device
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The Latitude X300’s touchpad is centered below the keyboard spacebar to help provide ease-ofuse 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 sensitivity, motion, and drag and
drop features for their own performance.
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Expansion Slots
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PC Card Expansion
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The Latitude X300 offers a single PC Card slot providing industry standard connectivity for portable
communications, system expansion and increased storage. The slot will accommodate a Type I or
Type II PC Card and is hot-swappable.
Insert / Remove PC Card
Push button eject
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SD Memory Slot Expansion
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The Latitude X300 offers a single SD Memory slot for use with Secure Digital Memory Media. This is
ideal for use with Digital Cameras and the Dell Axim Pocket PC.
PC Card Slot
SD Memory Slot
WIRELESS SOLUTIONS
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Wireless LAN Features
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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. Users who choose to populate the mini-PCI slot with a Wi-Fi® 802.11 wireless card
benefit by leaving the PCMCIA slot available for other needs.
The indicator lights located on the RJ45 LAN connector indicate wireless status and link activity –
enabling user awareness of connectivity
The card can also be easily disabled by pressing the Fn-F2 key or through the BIOS setup screen.
The WiFi 802.11 Mini-PCI wireless LAN card is user accessible via the door on the bottom of the
notebook.
Intel Centrino? Mobile Technology solution
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The X300 features the new Intel® Centrino™ Mobile technology utilising the Intel® Pro/Wireless 2100
802.11b Mini PCI card, Intel® Pentium® M Processor and Intel® 855GM chipset
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Intel® Centrino™ Mobile Technology with wireless LAN capabilities is designed specifically for wireless
notebook PCs
Dell TrueMobile™ Wireless LAN Solutions
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Integrated Dell TrueMobile™ 300 Bluetooth Wireless Solution
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The Latitude X300 also features a choice of Dell TrueMobile TM wireless LAN solutions with the option of
either a TrueMobile TM 1300 (802.11b/g) or TrueMobileTM 1400 (802.11a/b/g) mini-PCI card.
The Dell TrueMobileTM 1170 wireless Access Point (TM 1170AP) can also be added to X300 orders at
the point of sale or purchased separately.
The Dell Latitude X300 features an optional TrueMobile TM 300 integrated Bluetooth wireless
solution via a daughter card on the motherboard
The optional TrueMobile TM 300 Bluetooth module incorporates its own antenna & radio that is
separate from the wireless LAN solution
The TrueMobileTM 300 Bluetooth module is located in the front left center of the system
A Bluetooth status indicator light is also featured on the LCD status bar for easy identification of
Bluetooth activity
Integrated 10/100 LAN in X300 system and 10/100/1000 LAN in X300 MediaBase
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The Dell Latitude X300 MediaBase features an integrated Broadcom 10/100/1000 Ethernet chip
which supports Wake-on-LAN from all power states (Off, Hibernate, and Standby), allowing remote
systems management.
The Dell Latitude X300 features an integrated 10/100 Ethernet chip which supports Wake-on-LAN
from all power states (Off, Hibernate, and Standby).
The RJ-45 port is located on the back side of the MediaBase and on the left side of the notebook.
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
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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 creates a virtual 2nd spindle. Additional
optical drive offerings include 24X CD-ROM , 8X DVD-ROM or 24X CD-RW, or new 2X
DVD+RW. A 40 GB external 2nd HDD is also supported. All optical drives are compatible
with the Latitude D-Family products and are not X-series unique.
D/Bay connector includes a
USB 2.0 connector and a
power pin
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Media Modules
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The X300 is a single spindle system, but it provides a few avenues for obtaining additional spindles.
These include:
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The X300 MediaBase
The Dell D/Bay External Modular Bay (comes standard with 24X variable speed CD-ROM, if no
MediaBase ordered)
The USB Connected Floppy Drive
(1) The Latitude X300 MediaBase connects to the underside of the notebook – providing easy access to an
internal media bay which utilises all of the D-Family media modules.
(2) The Dell D/Bay External Modular Bay connects to the left side of the system and utilises a speedy USB
2.0 interface.
(3) All modules can be used in conjunction with the floppy drive. This is accomplished by attaching the floppy
drive through a USB port with an industry standard USB cable included with the system.
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The D-Family media modules include the DVD CD-R/RW Combination drive 8X/24X/10X/24X
variable, DVD drive 8X/24X variable, CD-R/RW drive 24X/10X/24X variable, 2X DVD+RW, second
40GB hard disk drive, or new DVD+RW drive 2X/16X/8X/4X/24X variable. The X300 does not
support the D-Family 2nd Battery module, but does provide an additional battery bay in the Media
Base for use with an additional X300 28WHr Primary battery. It also serves as a battery charger for
the primary battery.
System on MediaBase
System with D/Bay
NEW FEATURES
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Battery
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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.
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The Latitude X300 offers 3 battery options:
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Primary Battery: 28 WHr (4 cell) “Smart” Lithium-Ion (ships in system)
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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.
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Extended Life (High Capacity) Battery: 65 WHr (8cell) battery which is used in place of the primary
battery. It can still be used in conjunction with the primary battery in the MediaBase for optimal battery
life.
28 WHr Primary
Battery
65 WHr Extended
Life Battery
28 WHr Primary
Battery in MediaBase
Battery Life
Indicator
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ExpressCharge - Allows users to charge a depleted battery (4 cell/28WHr) in approximately
one hour with the computer turned off. ExpressCharge is not available on the 65WHr battery.
Reserve Battery - Enables swapping the primary battery without shutting down. All units are
equipped with an internal reserve battery that enables primary battery removal for
approximately 60 seconds with the system in suspend mode
Charge Indicator - LED lights to indicate the amount of charge remaining, allowing the user to
quickly check a battery without turning on the computer. Pressing the status button on the
battery charge indicator illuminates the charge level lights – each light represents approximately
20% of total battery charge.
NEW FEATURES
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Dell QuickSet Software
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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.
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Power Management
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Presentation Mode
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Presentation Mode offers users an easy way to configure their systems for presentations and
temporarily disable the power management settings for a seamless presentation experience
Presentation mode sends the display signal to the projector – it will automatically detect the projector
and configure to the highest resolution supported by the projector.
When in presentation mode, all power management time-outs are temporarily disabled, preventing
interruptions to a presentation
Display meters for Volume, brightness & wireless
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Power Management Tutorial
Battery Meter
Predefined Power Schemes including new power management settings for LCD brightness &
wireless/LOM disable
Users can get instant feedback for battery Status, volume, brightness & wireless enable/disable with
QuickSet
Icon & Font Scaling for High Resolution Panels
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Since the Latitude X300 ships with standard resolution XGA (1024 x 768) displays only, QuickSet’s
icon and font scaling capabilities are not applicable. However, customers utilising a broad variety of D
Family platforms that do offer high resolution displays, such as the D600 and D800, can use the same
QuickSet software – shipped standard and free of charge on all Latitude D Family systems -- to take
advantage of these features.
Users with High Resolution Panels (SXGA+ & higher) can use QuickSet to quickly & easily re-size
their Desktop fonts, icons and some application fonts allowing improved viewing
Resizes fonts: Menu, title bar, caption buttons, status bar
Resizes Icons: Task tray, title bar, caption buttons
Resizes Scroll Bars: Menu bar & buttons, status, address, tool bar & tool tips, task bar & start button,
Title Bar & Captions, message box and mouse pointer
Advanced Option for re-sizing applications
Size Options: Small-87.5%, Normal-100%, Large-113%, Very Large-150%
SYSTEM FEATURES
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Memory
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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.
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Hard Disk Drives
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The Dell Latitude X300 offers EIDE hard drives available in 9.5mm form factors. The entry-level capacity is
20.0GB with a 30.0GB , 40.0GB, and 60.0GB drives available as optional upgrades. All hard disk drives are
high performance ATA-100 format. The architecture supports both ATA-66 and ATA-100 so customers may
also use previous generation ATA-66 drives if desired.
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IEEE 1394 (“FireWire” or i.LINK®) Connector
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The Latitude X300 includes an integrated four pin unpowered IEEE 1394 port which provides hot-pluggable
ultra-fast data transfer between external devices. The IEEE 1394 port provides data transfer rate of up to
400Mb/s and allows connection to advanced IEEE 1394, FireWire, and i.LINK® devices such as digital video
cameras, powered external hard drives and scanners.
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Integrated Modem
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The Dell Latitude X300 features an integrated 56K v.92 capable modem for convenience while traveling. The
modem supports Wake-on-Ring for unattended telephony, fax access and remote systems management.
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The RJ-11 port is located on the left side of the notebook.
SYSTEM FEATURES
Integrated Audio
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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
Speaker Ports
X300 System
Audio Speakers
MediaBase
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Subwoofer
Tuned Port
• Strike Zone™
– HDD damage can occur when the system is set or dropped flat on any surface. To help
alleviate damaging the hard drive, Dell has optimised its design to control the shock response
spectrum measure at the hard drive when a system is shocked.
• HyperCool™ Hybrid Thermal Management System
– To contain the power of the new Intel® Pentium® M processors, the Latitude X300
incorporates Dell’s HyperCool™ thermal management system. The cooling system implements
Remote Heat Exchanger technology with a larger phase change liquid heat pipe and hybrid
cooler to dissipate the heat created by high-power CPUs. As needed, a variable speed fan
draws cool external air over high efficiency Aluminum fins and out the exhaust port.
SYSTEM FEATURES
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Security
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Dell offers several means of physically protecting the notebook, hard disk drive and docking
solutions against theft.
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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
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Authentication ensures that only authorised users gain access to the notebook or hard disk
drive data. Dell has taken a multi-level approach designed to help ensure authentication.
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System Primary Password: The user must enter his or her password upon booting up the
notebook.
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Administrator Password: Designed to give system administrators or service technicians
access to computers for service or repair. The administrator password is beneficial if the user
forgets the system primary password.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
12.1” (307 mm) XGA
(1024x768) TFT display
LCD Latch
Starting at
2.9lbs (1.32 Kg)
with 28 WHr
primary battery
Power Button
Keyboard:
• 18 mm Pitch
• 2.4 mm travel
TouchPad &
Buttons
Audio Speakers
Keyboard and Device Status
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
RJ11
(Modem)
Audio
RJ45
DC
D/Bay 1394
(Mic/HP)
(Ethernet) Power Connector
Type I or II
PC Card Slot
SD Memory
Slot
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
Battery
Latch
Primary
Battery
MediaBase
Connector
Battery Life
Indicator
DDR
Memory
MiniPCI
Battery
Latch
9.2
(233.6 mm
Modem
SD Card
Slot
Buetooth
Module
Primary HDD
(20, 30, 40, &
60 GB)
Not User
Accessible
10.8” (275 mm)
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
X300 MediaBase
Front View
Volume
Up & Down
Volume
Mute
Power
Undocking
Button
Back View
Headphone/ PS/2
Speaker
Parallel
VGA
Serial
Right View
Internal Media
Module Bay
Left View
System Eject
Latch
Subwoofer
Tuned Port
RJ-45
1394 USB Power Security
2.0 Input Lock Slot
PRODUCT OVERVIEW
Dell D/Bay
D/Bay connects to the
D/Bay connector on the
left side of the system.
The connector is
comprised of a standard
USB 2.0 port plus an
additional power pin to
facilitate support for
external HDD and
writeable optical devices
D/Bay uses Dell
Latitude D Family
modules, which are
inserted and removed
via the front of the
D/Bay
D/Bay cable is
integrated into
the D/Bay
housing and is
non-removable
Indentations to
allow cord
wrapping are
provided
around the
D/Bay exterior
D/Bay
Dell D/Bay External Modular Bay
• D/Bay is an option with the Latitude X300 system. However, an optical drive is required to be
ordered either via the D/Bay or the MediaBase. An 8X DVD drive is the standard upgradeable to
any other Latitude D Family optical device, external HDD, or FDD, or customers can choose to
downgrade to a CDROM drive.
• D/Bay is optionally available and fully supported across the Latitude D Family line of products
via an integrated D/Bay connector on the D800 and D400 systems and on all Latitude D Family
docking solutions (D/Port, D/View, and D/Dock).
• D/Bay dimensions are 6.2 x 7.2 x 1.0” (156.8 x 183.6 x 26.3 mm). The integrated cable is
non-removable and is 21” in length (54 cm).
• D/Bay weighs 0.56 lb (256 g) when no optical drive is present or 1.05 lbs (477 g) with the
standard 24X CD-ROM.
SPECIFICATIONS
Dell Latitude X300
Processor
Intel® Pentium M processors
Chipset
Intel® 855GM chipset with support for USB 2.0
Memory
Supports 128 MB to 1152MB of 266 MHz DDR SDRAM (shared)
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)
External Media
Modules
24X CD-ROM, 8X DVD-ROM, 24X CD-RW, Floppy Disk Drive or 2nd hard drive (used
externally via Dell D/Bay or MediaBase)
Modem
Internal 56K v.92 modem
Networking
Internal 10/100 network interface adaptor in System; 10/100/1000 network interface
adaptor via MediaBase
Wireless
Standard Wi-Fi® 802.11 wireless LAN Mini PCI card with choice of Intel®
CentrinoTM Mobile Technology featuring Intel® Pro/Wireless 2100 or Dell
TrueMobile wireless solutions
Optional Dell TrueMobile™ 300 Blue Tooth internal wireless card
Security
System and MediaBase Security Locks
Ports
Dell D/Bay Connector, RJ-11, RJ-45, 1394, Microphone, Headphone/Speaker Out,
IrDA (Infrared), USB 2.0 (2 including D/Bay USB port), VGA, AC Power
Expansion Slots
SD Memory Slot, Type I or II PC Card Slot (1)
Battery
Primary Battery:
28 WHr “Smart” Li-Ion battery featuring ExpressCharge™ (For System & MediaBase)
Extended Battery:
65 WHr “Smart” Li-Ion battery
Operating Systems
Microsoft® Windows® 2000 SP3
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional SP1
Microsoft® Windows® XP Home SP1
Docking
X300 MediaBase
Ports: Headphone/Speakers, PS/2 (1), Parallel, VGA, Serial, RJ-45, 1394 (4-pin),
USB 2.0 (2), AC Power In, Subwoofer tuned port (left side)
User Interface buttons: Volume up, down & mute; Power On & Off and Undock
Expansion Slots: D/Bay Internal Media Module, Battery Bay (holds primary
Dimensions
0.8 – 0.9” x 10.8” x 9.2” ; 19.8 – 23.9 mm x 275 mm x 233.6 mm
Weight
Starting at 2.9lbs/1.32kg with standard 28 WHr battery (weight depends on
configuration and manufacturing variability)
Warranty & Service
3-year Limited Warranty with Next Business Day On-Site Service
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OMCA Provides a Competitive Advantage
• Supports both new and older-version Windows clients through all phases of their lifecycle, from
deployment to day-to-day management to equipment retirement.
• Simplifies large-scale IT projects, including mass deployments, Windows 2000/XP migrations, and
service pack rollouts.
• Supports remote offices and mobile workers as if they were on the LAN.
• Replaces single-purpose utilities with an easy-to-use, integrated solution that uses a single
interface that’s easy to learn and provides a single point of support.
• Designed to reduce total cost of ownership by helping to reduce deployment and support costs and
lowering technician dispatch costs by reducing visits to desktops and remote and mobile users.
ImageWatch™
• ImageWatch™ assists corporate customers with image affecting technology transition management
by proactively providing product introduction, end-of-life, and transition information for platforms,
peripherals, and software.
Platform View:
Software View:
Features
• Provides introduction through end-of-life information on Dell standard software and hardware
components over a 6 month rolling window
• Includes transition information for all corporate product lines
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Optiplex Desktops
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Latitude Notebooks
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Precision Workstations
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PowerEdge Server Products
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PowerVault Storage Products
• Information is configurable by the customer to only view products that they are interested in
• Delivers information via Premier Pages
Customer Benefits
• Provides additional level of image management through proactive notification of image affecting
technology changes
• Provides a single point of contact for transition management and product line stability
• Allows access to information to plan and manage standards and manage change
• Provides IT departments with information to aid purchase and support decisions
• Helps manage TCO
Requirements
• ImageWatch includes extremely confidential information about Dell’s and our suppliers’ product
plans. Therefore, only qualified customers may receive ImageWatch.
• To qualify for ImageWatch, a customer must:
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Have a current, standard NDA on file with Dell
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Sign a special NDA for ImageWatch
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Have an active Premier Page
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Have a strong, lasting relationship with Dell
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Not be a Dell competitor or supplier, or a competitor to Dell’s suppliers
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Not pose a competitive risk in any way
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Understand the scope and extreme confidentiality of ImageWatch
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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The term Gigabit indicates compliance with IEEE standard 802.3ab for Gigabit Ethernet, and does not connote
actual operating speed of 1 Gb/sec. For high speed transmission, connection to a Gigabit Ethernet server and
network infrastructure is required.
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Service may be provided by third-party. Technician will be dispatched if necessary following phone-based
troubleshooting. Subject to parts availability, geographical restrictions and terms of service contract. Service
timing dependent upon time of day call placed to Dell. U.S. only.
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2X DVD+RW drive is currently planned for launch but unanticipated issues could necessitate post-launch
availability.
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The Latitude X300 utilises the Intel® 855GM chipset, which features integrated graphics capability (system
memory is shared with graphics memory). The amount of system memory allocated to graphics varies
dynamically, with a minimum 1 MB to maximum 64 MB allocated to graphics depending on system memory
size and other factors.
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Modem download speeds are limited to 53Kbps. Upload speeds are less (about 30Kbps). Speeds can vary by
line condition and modem manufacturer. Analog phone line and service required.
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Starting weight of 2.9 lbs/1.3 kg shown for X300 is with a 12.1” XGA display, hard disk drive and a 28 WHr
battery. Weights vary depending on configurations and manufacturing variability.
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For a copy of our guarantees or limited warranties, please write to Dell EMEA., Attn: Warranties,
Dell Campus, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 1FA, United Kingdom.For more information, visit
www.dell.com/us/en/gen/services/service_service_plans.htm.
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Full charge time is based on 80% capacity (when the battery 6th LED charge light turns on). ExpressCharge
battery charge time of approximately 60 minutes is measured from 5% to 80% capacity for the 28WHr (4 cell)
Primary battery.
Dell cannot be held responsible for errors in typography or phot ography. Dell, the Dell logo, Latitude, AccessDirect, ExpressCharge, and TrueMobile are
trademarks of Dell Computer Corporation. Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either entities claiming the marks and
names of their products. Dell disclaims proprietary interest in the names and marks of others. Copyright 2003 Dell Computer Corporation. All rights reserved.
Reproduction or distribution in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Dell Computer Corporation is strictly forbidden.