2011: Largest Portfolio of Business Client Solutions in Company’s History + Plans for a Commercial Tablet

This year Dell will launch the largest portfolio of business client solutions in its history. Today we unveiled new Latitude, OptiPlex and Precision products at a media event in San Francisco. These new systems are built from the ground up with manageability and security in mind. They’re designed to meet enterprise IT needs and appeal to the end-user with a sleek and stylish design. We also previewed a new 10" commercial tablet that will be available in the coming quarters. More to come on that soon.

Dell’s vision for client computing aims to change the way end-users compute and how IT departments manage resources – making both more efficient and effective. As the workforce evolves, we believe computing should be driven by workloads and end-point enablement. One size does not fit all. Consumer and enterprise computing are converging, but are not the same. New workers want business-class tools with consumer appeal.

In addition to ruggedness and design, we focused on offering solutions that go way beyond a "box" to help companies manage the full scope of their lifecycle. With recent acquisitions such as KACE, SecureWorks and Boomi we’ve strengthened our capabilities. 

Below is a video interview where I talk more about today’s exciting announcements:

Here’s a breakdown of the new Latitude E-Family, and you can also check out more from the Product Manager, David Ruth in this post:

  • New systems include the Latitude E6520, E6420, E6320, E6220, E5520, E5420, and E6420 ATG laptops, Latitude XT3 convertible tablet and 2120 netbook
  • Security options including Dell Data Protection, Remote Data Delete and Free Fall Sensor
  • Completely new design from ground up
  • More durable than ever with 69% better LCD rigidity, 112% stronger base, MIL testing
  • Only business-class notebooks with backlit keyboards for productivity anywhere

Here’s a breakdown of the new OptiPlex desktops and an interview with the product guru Mike Basore here:

  • New systems include the OptiPlex 990, 790 and 390 with different form factors and two all-in-one stands
  • Highest performing commercial desktops Dell has ever offered
  • Common, stable image for all chassis – tool free access to system components
  • Small footprints and more chassis options
  • Planned compatibility with desktop virtualization lineup
  • BFR-PVC Free configurations and 10% post-consumed recycled content
  • Intel vPro technology, and new graphics, memory

Here’s a breakdown of the new Precision Workstations, and you can also check out more from the Product Manager Greg Weir in this post:

  • New systems include the Precision T1600 desktop workstation and the Precision M4600 and M6600 mobile workstations
  • Designed for specific high end professional usage and data heavy/intensive workloads
  • ISV certification Highest performance graphics & processors

Photos from the event are available via the Dell Flickr page. Also, you can follow the conversation on Twitter using the #Dell #Evolve hashtags. Feel free to post comments and questions below. Look forward to sharing more details as the products are ready to start shipping.

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