Dell Latitude ON - Are "instant on" notebooks the future?

Dell has previewed a new instant on technology called “Dell Latitude ON” that allows users to carry out basic tasks on their notebooks without having to boot up into Windows. Is this the future for notebooks? Dell Latitude ON will feature on the Latitude E4200 and E4300 in the next few months. It will allow […]

Dell has previewed a new instant on technology called “Dell Latitude ON” that allows users to carry out basic tasks on their notebooks without having to boot up into Windows. Is this the future for notebooks?

Dell Latitude ON will feature on the Latitude E4200 and E4300 in the next few months. It will allow users to have near-instant access to a Linux-based environment that offers email, calendar, attachments, contacts (yes, these are going to have to be cloud computing-based since you’re not going to want to have to reenter the same data more than once) and a web browser, all without ever needing to boot into the main operating system. An added advantage of Dell Latitude ON its that it extends the battery life from hours to days.

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