Technology Gadgets 01 May 2019 Dell unveils new Lat ...

Dell unveils new Latitude series laptops with quick sign-in

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published May 1, 2019, 5:54 pm IST
Updated May 1, 2019, 5:54 pm IST
New Latitude series reimagined for modern worker, with express technology options and enterprise-class security.
The notebooks add new layers of enterprise-class security that saves users the hassle of remembering passwords and offers lightning-fast, secure sign-on.
 The notebooks add new layers of enterprise-class security that saves users the hassle of remembering passwords and offers lightning-fast, secure sign-on.

The 10th generation of Latitude commercial PCs from Dell Technologies has been completely reimagined to address the needs of the evolving workforce. The new portfolio of Dell mobile business PCs is designed with IT departments in mind and aims to get business users productive faster and keep them productive longer, no matter when, where or how they work.

An integration of hardware and software that transforms how IT departments deploy, manage, secure and support their devices, the new Latitudes include a bevvy of express technology options. ExpressCharge provides an up to 80 per cent battery charge in one hour, while ExpressCharge Boost charges to up to 35 per cent in just 20 minutes. Select systems also feature Dell’s ExpressConnect, which detects and connects to the strongest WiFi for up to 40 per cent faster throughput than a conventional antenna, resulting in fewer dropped connections, more reliable file transfers and faster email syncs.

 

The notebooks add new layers of enterprise-class security that saves users the hassle of remembering passwords and offers lightning-fast, secure sign-on. Many new Latitudes now can be equipped with fingerprint readers built into the power button and Windows Hello-capable IR cameras for a more trusted, biometric authentication. Many systems also can be equipped with Dell SafeScreen, new camera privacy shutters and FIPS 201 contacted Smart Card Reader or contactless Smart Card Reader with SafeID to protect user credentials. The laptops also support Dell’s recently announced SafeBIOS utility that gives customers added visibility to BIOS changes by verifying the firmware’s integrity securely in the cloud.

The 10th generation Latitude portfolio is optimised for the new Dell Technologies Unified Workspace while giving workers a frustration-free, ready-to-work experience.

With more style than ever, plus the choice to be equipped with 8th Gen Intel Core vPro processors and Intel Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) solutions to give employees faster connections, there’s a new Latitude for any remote worker, corridor warrior or on-the-go pro.

Latitude 7000 series

In 13- and 14-inch form factors, the Latitude 7000 series is the world’s smallest premium business-class notebooks available. Encased in durable new machined aluminium or carbon fibre materials, the laptops feature a variable-torque, drop-hinge design that enables easy, the one-finger opening of the anti-glare, narrow-border display. Designed to minimize battery drain when in use, the innovative digital SafeScreen technology narrows the screen’s field of view for security while working in public.

The portfolio also includes the Latitude 7200 2-in-1, which sports a thinner, lighter design, brushed anodized aluminium premium finish and backlit keyboard.  This 12-inch, fully IT serviceable device is Dell’s most secure, manageable and feature-rich detachable Latitude, as well as Dell’s smallest, for those who prioritize portability in tablet mode.

All the laptops can be equipped with up to 32GB of memory and up to an impressive 20 hours of run time on select configurations — up to 25 per cent more than the previous generation. For the ultimate mobile professional, the Latitude 7000 also offers the first narrow border 4x4, CAT16, a cellular antenna with dynamic antenna tuning in the PC industry, delivering gigabit LTE speed on the go for faster downloads.

Latitude 5000 series

The world’s smallest mainstream business notebooks in their class also offer a broad range of business features and configurability. The Latitude 5000 series form factors (13-, 14- and 15-inch) in new carbon fibre reinforced chassis and a targeted industry-leading run time of up to 20 hours means users can enjoy the uninterrupted focus. Narrow-border HD, Full HD or touchscreen display configurations and powerful 8th Gen Intel Core processors with optional discrete graphics take on the most demanding tasks.

In addition, Dell Technologies is introducing the new Latitude 5300 2-in-1, the world's smallest mainstream business-class 13-inch 2-in-1.  With a starting weight of just 3.15 lbs, the Latitude 5300 360o hinge-convertible features a durable Full HD edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen display with anti-glare coating for a screen that’s easier to read. This 2-in-1 can be configured with up to 32GB of memory and up to 1TB of storage.

Latitude 3000 series

The new Latitude 3000 Series sets the standard for entry-level business notebooks with enterprise-class capabilities for essential productivity while remaining accessible to any company. Now with an even smaller footprint and an updated look, the laptops are available in 14- and 15-inch form factors as well as a stunning, new 13-inch model, which is the world’s smallest and lightest 13-inch essential business notebook.

Charging Docks

Dell’s latest commercial docking stations are the world’s most powerful charging and first modular docks with upgradeable power and connectivity. Available with three connectivity options – Thunderbolt 3, dual USB-C or single USB-C and featuring ExpressCharge and ExpressCharge Boost technology support for Dell laptops – the new docks provide up to an 80 per cent charge in one hour and up to a 35 per cent charge in just 20 minutes on compatible systems.

The docks’ upgradable connectivity and power delivery meet the ever-changing needs of a modern workspace, making them an ideal investment to be used for several generations of PCs. Intelligent management capabilities to streamline deployment and management through unified firmware – mean that IT departments to perform updates quickly without disrupting end users.

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