Hit the Mobile Computing Trifecta: Brains, Brawn and Mobility

Any business, regardless of whether it’s a Silicon Valley startup or a Fortune 500 accounting firm, needs to arm its employees with technology that augments productivity, enables them to work from anywhere, and keeps their data safe.

With businesses competing for top talent, corporate technology is not just used for getting the job done, but is actually a tool for recruiting and retaining top talent. According to Dell and Intel’s Evolving Workforce study, one out of four employees globally report they are influenced by the technology provided to them at work and would consider taking a new position if provided better equipment that helps them be more productive.

It also goes without saying that as businesses safeguard themselves and their employees against current and future threats, end-to-end security is a fundamental consideration for any organization as they are continually updating their workforce’s technology ecosystem. With more and more employees working outside the office and requiring greater access to sensitive business information, IT professionals must strike a balance between embracing mobile productivity without compromising safety and security.

“Our 100 percent mobile workforce needs high-performing devices to run all our applications, access needed files and information, present solutions to clients and collaborate with each other,” says Dell customer Michele Bleser, managing director of technology at Slalom.

These are some of the considerations driving Dell’s steadfast commitment to developing technology that businesses are proud to offer their workforce, and better enable employees to get their job done. With this in mind, Dell is unveiling the newly refreshed Latitude 5000 Series, a fully-featured business-class notebook loaded with the new 6th generation Intel® Quad Core processor for the highest level performance, plus industry-leading security and durability, all in a beautiful design. Available in both 14-inch (E5470) and 15-inch (E5570) form factors, the new Latitude is up to 27 percent thinner and up to 18 percent lighter than the previous generation, making it ideal for mobile professionals.

As Dell’s commercial customers expect, the new Latitude 5000 Series still touts the world’s most secure, manageable and reliable features as those of its predecessors, with improvements and enhancements including:

  • Most Secure: In addition to our own encryption, malware protection, and authentication options that are optimized for Dell devices, the Latitude 5000 Series offers an additional credential storage layer with optional integrated smartcard and touch fingerprint readers that isolate secure operations through Dell ControlVault. This tool processes and stores critical authentication data on a separate chip, providing a protective and more secure boundary, reducing the risk of malware accessing private information
  • Most Manageable: With unique management capabilities built into our Latitude portfolio, IT can manipulate BIOS settings and configure systems with ample flexibility that organizational IT infrastructures require
  • Most Reliable: The Latitude 5000 Series is the world’s most durable business-class laptop in the industry, withstanding more military-grade tests than any other*; features improved materials with carbon fiber reinforced polymer for superior durability without the weight

But we’re not stopping there. We believe in continuing to redefine business-class computing and this means keeping our ear to the ground with customers and making products that truly improve productivity and delight both IT professionals and end users. Latitude 5000 Series customers will enjoy a full suite of features including:

  • Built with enhanced carbon fiber reinforced polymer materials for a thin and light design; with recycled excess carbon fiber used in each new Latitude 5000, reducing landfill waste
  • Added scalability in performance and features across screen sizes
  • 6th gen Intel® Core™ vPro™  quad core processors
  • USB Type-C cable docking for quick and efficient connectivity (Latitude 15 5000 Series quad core only) – a first for the Latitude line, with more to come early next year
  • Optional touch displays with Corning® Gorilla® Glass NBT™
  • Ergonomic business-class ISO keyboard with backlit option
  • High density batteries for longer battery life (up to 17 hours on 15H with 84Whr battery)
  • Flexible connectivity for at-the-desk productivity with E-family docking or Dell Wireless dock and Intel Pro WiDi
  • Purpose-built accessories for on-the-go, such as the Dell Power Companion
  • Designed with Windows 10 in mind – fast, smooth and more secure
  • Backed by basic warranty and Dell ProSupport Plus for proactive and predictive automated support and accidental damage protection

The Latitude 5000 Series is available now in North America, starting at $999.99.

And, this is just a preview of many exciting unveils to come at #CES2016, as we continue our commitment to providing the world’s most secure, manageable and reliable products for professionals, all while throwing beauty into the mix. We look forward to sharing more on this front early next year!

*In Dell commissioned testing, the Latitude 5000 Series endured 15 MIL-STD 810G subtests and continued functioning properly.  These tests are not an indicator of Department of Defense approval or endorsement. 

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