|[September 04, 2014]
New Dell Commercial PC Portfolio Delivers More Productivity in Smaller and Thinner Devices
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
As a global leader in providing the most secure and manageable
commercial PC solutions, Dell (News - Alert) today debuted sleek, completely redesigned
additions to its trusted Latitude and OptiPlex portfolio: the Latitude
7000 Series 2-in-1 detachable laptop; the
Latitude 3000 and 5000 Series laptops; the
Latitude 14 Rugged laptop; and the OptiPlex 9020 and 3020 Micro
desktop PCs. Dell also introduced its Chromebox and Chromebox for
meetings solutions and new additions to its monitor line-up further
expanding its global leadership in flat panel displays.
"Dell understands the complexity of supporting the wide variety of
devices present in today's evolving workforce environment," said Kirk
Schell, vice president and general manager, commercial client solutions,
Dell. "Our new portfolio enables businesses of all sizes to embrace
sleek and innovative form factors their workforce will be proud to use
day after day to accomplish their productivity goals. While they look
like thin and light consumer devices, these commercial PCs are backed by
the industry's best security and manageability that only Dell provides."
Most Secure, Most Manageable with Outstanding Reliability and Service
Only Dell offers comprehensive encryption, advanced authentication and
leading-edge malware prevention from a single source via its
award-winning Dell Data Protection portfolio. Dell builds management
capabilities into its Latitude and OptiPlex portfolio to help customers
maximize their hardware investment and the all-new Dell Client Command
Suite offers free automation tools to help significantly reduce time
spent on deploying, monitoring and updating systems.
Also introduced today, Dell
KACE K1000 Express, is a free, easy-to-use IT inventory solution
exclusive to Dell customers that manages warranty status, BIOS and
driver updates across a company's Dell devices. With K1000 Express,
customers gain a holistic view of their hardware and software assets,
encompassing tablets, desktops and servers.
To help ensure outstanding reliability, each Latitude and OptiPlex
system undergoes rigorous accelerated life cycle and torture tests for
extreme heat, hinge endurance and twists. Dell uses premium materials
including aluminum chassis and LCD display backs, and touch screens are
clad with Corning (News - Alert)® Gorilla® Glass for up to 10x scratch resistance over
soda lime glass used in most other laptops. Dell also offers its award
winning enterprise-class Dell ProSupport™.
New Latitudes Enable Productivity Anytime, Anywhere
Dell's new additions to the Latitude family of commercial PCs offer a
variety of work styles and use cases-from the executive road warrior to
the rough and tumble demands of workers in the field. The new Latitude
13 7000 Series is the world's most secure 2-in-1, combining a
lightweight business Ultrabook™ and a detachable tablet in one powerful
device without compromise. This "laptop-first" 2-in-1 offers a large
13.3-inch display and a professional, ISO-certified backlit keyboard,
bolstered by the convenience of Instant Go from sleep mode, a feature
often reserved for smart phones and traditional tablets. When paired
with the Dell Mobile Office, a suite of accessories specifically
designed for this device-a carrying case, sleeve, power companion and
universal dongle-the Latitude 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 detachable laptop
offers ultra-mobile professionals a first-class productivity experience.
According to a preview from Dell's latest Evolving Workforce Study,*
flexibility and the ability to work anywhere continues to demonstrate
considerable benefits for overall health and well-being than working
from the office. Case in point, employees who are allowed to work from
home reporting they spend more time with their families (26 percent),
get more sleep (21 percent), drive less (48 percent), and feel stressed
less often (29 percent )*. From the corner office to the coffee shop,
the new Latitude 12 5000 Series joins the Latitude 14 and 15 5000 Series
for a fully-featured, premium mobile experience to meet the needs any
mobile professional. The world's most secure business laptop, the
Latitude 5000 Series has a new, sleek design that is 20 percent thinner
than the previous model. It also offers all day battery life with a
4-cell battery*, enhanced materials for durability and enterprise-class
support and services.
Designed to meet the needs and budget of small and growing businesses,
the new Latitude 14 and 15 3000 Series offers the essential features of
a business-class laptop with the riht balance of mobility, productivity
and affordability. Thinner and lighter than previous generations and
backed by enterprise-class support, the new 3000 Series boasts all-day
battery life*, a spill resistant keyboard, up to 1 terabyte of storage*
and 14-inch or 15-inch displays with touch options.
Dell is the only Tier 1 vendor in the world with a fully rugged
portfolio, and Latitude rugged devices are backed by Dell's security,
manageability and enterprise-level support. The latest addition to
Dell's rugged portfolio, the Latitude 14 Rugged, is built for durability
to survive wherever the job takes it. Data is protected from the
elements, while enabling performance at high temperatures with fourth
generation QuadCool™ thermal management. With an expansive 14"
outdoor-readable display, everything can be seen clearly in bright and
low light conditions and standard resistive touch means gloves can stay
on. A customizable RGB backlit keyboard enables comfortable usability in
all environments and Stealth mode allows users to go incognito with a
OptiPlex Micro: Out of Sight Power
Performance is far and away the most important aspect employees seek in
a work device and desktop PCs are still popular among employees of all
company sizes, according to preliminary results from Dell's latest
Evolving Workforce Study.* With a chassis design of only 1.2 liters, 67%
smaller than Dell's smallest desktop form factor, and with five
different mounting options, the new OptiPlex
9020 and 3020
Micro PCs provide the power employees expect in a desktop that
answers the needs of smaller - or more specialized - working spaces. The
most secure and manageable desktop on the market, OptiPlex 9020 Micro is
ideal for environments where space is limited and security is a
priority, while the OptiPlex 3020 Micro provides essential business
class performance in a compact unit.
Dell Chromebox and Chromebox for meetings make collaboration easy and
Chromebox for meetings solution has been developed with the mobile
workforce in mind, and allows organizations to hold high definition
video meetings across multiple devices while encouraging real time
collaboration among employees, regardless of location. Powered by the
latest Intel 4th generation processor and featuring a 1080p webcam,
speaker phone, remote control, as well as all the mounting hardware and
cabling needed for placement anywhere, the Dell Chromebox for meetings
solution provides an affordable and easy-to-use, high-definition meeting
solution for growing businesses.
The Dell Chromebox provides small and medium-size businesses with a
secure and managed computing experience in a compact design. The small,
quiet, cloud-based desktop is a perfect fit for a variety of business
uses including education centers, testing facilities, and kiosks, as
well as home and small offices. The range of features makes it flexible
for a variety of working and at-home environments with simple mounting
options, multiple ports including HDMI, the latest Intel processors, and
the ability to output 4K Ultra HD resolution and display to dual
monitors. Additionally, consumers can enjoy a familiar interface, easy
access to Chrome-based apps, and connectivity to big screens for
Industry-leading Dell monitors deliver stunning visual clarity
Dell's class-leading suite of monitors allows businesses to better
customize solutions to suit their working needs. The new
Dell 55 Monitor has a 55-inch widescreen display that delivers Full
HD resolution and a 3000:1 contrast, providing exceptional clarity for
presentations, schematics and video calls. An alternative to the
traditional projectors and TVs used in meeting rooms and the perfect
complement to the Dell Chromebox for meetings, the Dell 55 Monitor
quickly and automatically adjusts to match the PC's resolution, ensuring
that meeting attendees enjoy a hassle-free, full screen projection.
Dell also previewed the groundbreaking Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K
Monitor, the world's first display with Ultra HD 5K resolution (5120 x
2880). Ultra HD 5K is equivalent to four times the resolution of QHD and
seven times the resolution of Full HD; offering a revolutionary screen
performance for professionals requiring the highest resolution
available. Dell PremierColor and the anti-smudge / anti-reflective
edge-to-edge glass design provide true-to-life color accuracy and
pristine picture quality for color-critical work. It also delivers
immersive acoustics with two 16W integrated Harmon Kardon speakers. To
optimize productivity, this highly innovative monitor offers six USB
ports and one media card reader to seamlessly connect with a wide range
of other peripherals. You can also learn more about Dell's 4K
line of monitors here.
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Pricing and Availability
The OptiPlex Micro starts at USD $499 and is available worldwide.
The Dell 55 Monitor is USD $1,049 and is available in the US and
Chromebox for meetings is USD $999 including one year software support
and service and is available in the US.
The Latitude 5000 Series starts at USD $769 and will be available
September 25 in the US, Europe and Asia.
Chromebox starts at USD $179 and will be available September 26.
The Latitude 13 7000 Series 2-in-1 starts at USD $1,199 and will be
available mid-October worldwide.
The Latitude 3000 Series starts at USD $640 and is available in Asia.
The Dell UltraSharp 27 Ultra HD 5K Monitor is USD $2,499.99 and will
be available in the fourth quarter of this year.
"Dell is continuing to emphasize a customer promise to create the most
secure and manageable environments," said Patrick Moorhead, founder,
president and principal analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy. "Each of
these areas is a critical component for any IT department, but so is the
need to satisfy the user. Dell has wrapped its core IT strengths with
new thoughtfully designed and attractive products geared for enhanced
productivity in a variety of customer use cases."
Join us Nov. 4-6 at Dell World 2014,
Dell's premier customer event exploring how technology solutions and
services provide organizations a better way to accelerate business'
ability to innovate. Learn more at www.dellworld.com
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*Based on preliminary U.S. results of TNS (News - Alert) Global report, "Evolving
Workforce Study," commissioned by Dell and Intel. The study, which will
be released later this year, polled 4,750 full-time professional
employees in 13 countries and seeks to gain insights on how the evolving
workforce is currently using technology in the workplace, as well as
clear action items to help IT Decision makers, HR managers, CEOs and
BDMs better provide for the evolving workforce in the future.
*Based on testing using the Mobile Mark (News - Alert) 2012 battery life benchmark
test. For more information about this benchmark test, visit www.bapco.com.
Test results should be used only to compare one product with another and
are not a guarantee you will experience the same battery life. Battery
life may be significantly less than the test results and varies
depending on your product's configuration, software, usage, operating
conditions, power management settings and other factors. Maximum battery
life will decrease with time and use.
*GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; significant
system memory may be used to support graphics, depending on system
memory size and other factors.
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