The Dell Latitude E6410 and E6510 bring Core i5, Core i7, and discrete graphics

Dell has been building notebooks under the Latitude nameplate, well, forever, right? It seems that way, but the series keeps trucking on as the company continues to load the latest goods onto the platform. The E6410 and E6510 builds upon the success of the previous generation but ditches the 2009 specs for chips that are a bit more 2010.

Gone are the Core 2 Duo CPUs. They have been replaced with Core i5 and Core i7 options. The graphics are now taken care of by either an Nvidia NVS 3100M 512MB DDR3 or Intel HD GPU. Hard drives options vary from a 500GB 7200RPM, a few 5400RPM drives, or 256MB SSD. Really the only thing that seems to be used from the current generation is the 14.1 WXGA or WXGA+ LED LCD and 15.6 HD options — even the chassis got recevied some upgrade love.

Dell is now using its Tri-Metal casing for the E6410 and E6510. That brings not only a aluminum, magnesium allow, and steel chassis, but also reinforced hinges and beefed-up latches to the mix as well. It’s available in three colors, as well.

The notebooks are available now with prices starting out at $1,014 for a stripped-down Core i5 package, but can climb with the base Core i7 model starting at $1,750.