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In the run-up to CES, Dell is announcing new business laptops that start rolling out in the coming weeks.
The company is refreshing the Latitude series and the 15.6-inch model in the Precision line with Intel’s 11th generation Core processors. For the work-from-home audience, Dell is also introducing a pair of modular desktop PCs.
Dell went out of its way to highlight the Latitude 9420, a 14-inch laptop that’s been optimized for video conferencing. The product comes with two top-firing speakers and another two bottom-firing speakers for a full surround sound effect. The hardware is also equipped with four noise-cancelling microphones.
Another feature is the mechanically controlled “SafeShutter” system over the infrared web camera for added privacy. According to Dell, the shutter will automatically open the moment you enable a Zoom call and close once the meeting is done. In addition, the laptop contains a built-in button that can physically shut down the camera.
The other selling point is how you can add a 5G modem to the laptop. Expect the Latitude 9420 to go on sale on March 9 starting at $1,949. Buyers can get it as a laptop convertible or as a traditional clamshell notebook.
The company is also refreshing the Latitude 5000 series. On Jan. 12, Dell will start selling new models at 13.3 inches, 14 inches and 15.6 inches. The Latitude 5420, the 14-inch version, will start at $1,049.
The refresh will then carry over to the Latitude 7000 series on March 30 when the 13.3-inch, 14-inch, and 15.6-inch models go on sale. Dell points out the Latitude 7520, which will start at $1,649, can now be configured with a 4K screen and a 1080p web camera.
The final laptop to get refreshed is the Precision 3560, a mobile workstation for creators and engineers. Dell says it completely redesigned the product to use carbon fiber and “bio-plastics” in the exterior casing. Customers can configure the product with an Nvidia Quadro T500 graphics card. The Precision 3560 will go on sale Jan. 12 starting at $1,189.
To address remote workers at home, the company is introducing the OptiPlex 7090 Ultra, a mini desktop PC. The product stands out thanks to its modular design. The hardware can be packed inside a custom stand for a PC monitor, hiding it away from view and saving on desk space.
It’ll start at $769. But you’ll have to buy the display separately. The PC itself can be configured with an 11th-generation Core i3, i5, or i7 processor, up to 64GB of RAM, and various options for SSD storage.
For customers on a budget, the company created a lower-end, Intel Celeron-based version called the OptiPlex 3090, which will start at $649. Both models go on sale Jan. 28.
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