Dell’s latest range designed for work and play
Dell has recognised users are starting to bring their own devices to the office and has responded with a range of new computing products that offer security and manageability.
Workers want to be able to connect anywhere on any device which must be easy to use and provide the flexibility for both work and home use.
Dell has introduced a new Latitude and XPS range of products that would be equally suitable to use in any situation.
The new Latitude products include the 6430u Ultrabook, the Latitude 10-inch tablet and the touch-enabled OptiPlex 9010 all-in-one PC.
On the XPS front there will be the XPS 10 tablet, the XPS Duo 12 the ultrabook/tablet hybrid and the XPS One 27 – an all-in-one desktop PC.
According to Dell’s research around half of all workers in the US share devices for personal and work use with employees working more than 240 extra hours a year on their mobile devices.
Latitude 6430u Ultrabook
This 14-inch ultrabook has thin form factor which means it’s no effort to take it anywhere. It’s 33 per cent smaller and 16 per cent lighter than the current Dell Latitude notebook and has a battery that can last the entire day.
Latitude 10 Tablet
The Latitude 10 tablet literally puts Windows 8 in your hands and can seamlessly integrate into existing corporate IT environments. It has robust security options including data encryption, a fingerprint reader and a smart-card reader for two-factor authentication.
The all-in-one design of the 23-inch OptiPlex 9010 means a small desktop footprint with the addition of touchscreen capabilities for easier collaboration and potential for increased productivity. It also comes with an articulated stand to allow the user to position the device’s screen to suit their needs.
Dell’s XPS 10 is a tablet that’s a good fit for users who want to utilise the device for work or play. It has a long battery life and the ability to be used with a keyboard dock plus it’s running the WindowsRT operating system which means the XPS 10 can be managed and secured on a corporate network.
XPS 12 Duo
The XPS 12 Duo combines the best of both worlds and gives users the option of using the device as a tablet or as an ultra-portable laptop thanks to Dell’s new flip hinge design. This means users are getting two products for the price of one. It has a full high definition screen which is covered in Corning Gorilla Glass while the rest of the product is made of machine aluminium and carbon fibre for added durability.
XPS One 27
This 27-inch all-in-one PC is designed for creative professionals with a crisp Quad HD display that has 78 per cent more pixels than a full high definition display plus performance graphics for multimedia creation. And the XPS One 27 isn’t all about work but also for entertainment with premium speakers and built-in MaxxAudio 4 audio technology.
All of these products are due in late October to coincide with the release Windows 8. Pricing will be determined closer to the release date.