New unit. This is a premium notebook that is currently being sold direct via Dell.com for almost $2000. The Latitude E4300 is designed to travel in style. With premium magnesium alloy construction, longer-lasting paint finishes and robust metal hinges, the new Latitude E4300 is more durable than ever. Built thin and light for the road warrior or executive, the Dell Latitude E4300 combines sleek looks, durability and advanced wireless connectivity. The matte finish isn't a magnet for fingerprints, dust, and smudges like every iPhone-inspired design on the market.
Underneath the magnesium-alloy chassis, you'll find a lot of nuances that make the E4300 a well-thought-out piece of equipment. For one thing, the keyboard is a dream to type on. The keys have a pretty long travel, but it's coupled with just the right amount of click at the end. You'll also appreciate the smart key layout. Half-size F1-F12 keys open up room for generous Enter, Shift, Alt, and Ctrl keys. The arrow keys are also arranged in their logical order right next to PgUp and PgDn for easy navigation through documents, spreadsheets, forms, and Web pages. In addition, the key backlighting is just right, not too dim or too bright.
The keyboard isn't the only thing to like here, as the E4300 sports an excellent trackpad with five buttons, scroll margins, and detailed customization software. And if you want an alternative way to move the mouse pointer, Dell has you covered: The low-profile "track stick" centered in the keyboard is easily manipulated by an index finger. It has good feel and response
Dell has been in the laptop game for a long time, and the company's experience shows with the E4300. This model strikes a good balance between portability, expandability, computing power, and battery life. If you're in the market for a well-built laptop that will work nicely on your desk or on a road trip, the Dell Latitude E4300 might be perfect for you.