's newest Latitude notebooks already arrived
on the company's
website, but it seems that the launch may have been a few days before
it was intended to go live. Today, the company has issued a full-on
press release that details all of the new refreshes in the Latitude E
Series lineup, including a rugged machine that we hadn't heard of
The New E Series does something that many other business laptops don't:
it integrates enterprise-class control and design with specs that even
an avid gamer or power user could appreciate. There's also a bundled
suite of Migration Services to ease the pain of transitioning from your
old OS (likely Windows XP) to a new one (Windows 7). The Latitude
E6410, E6510 and E6410 ATG laptops are the ones making their debut, all
featuring optional Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, DDR3 memory, high-def
displays and three color options (something else that's rarely found on
a business machine).
Additionally, these new Latitude laptops offer a new Fast Response Free
Fall Sensor, and since we didn't know much about the rugged unit until
today, we were thrilled to see it ship with a splitting-the-difference
14.1" display, "semi-rugged" shell and certification that it survived
the MIL STD 810G standard for shock, vibration, temperature, humidity
and altitude. The group starts at $1129, but you'll end up paying far
more for a system with bleeding edge specifications.
DELL UNVEILS NEW E-FAMILY LAPTOPS AND INTELLIGENT MANAGEMENT CAPABILITIES DESIGNED TO HELP ORGANIZATIONS SIMPLIFY PC REFRESH
• Refreshed mainstream Latitude E-Family laptops unite enterprise-class
control, design and collaboration for mobile computing needs
• New suite of management capabilities help customers simplify deployment, management and recovery of assets
• Dell Migration Services provides easy transition and deployment of Windows 7, with automated processes to help reduce costs
ROUND ROCK, Texas, April 8, 2010 – New additions to the line of popular
Dell Latitude™ E-family laptops – and complementary software and
services solutions- will make it simple and affordable for public and
private sector organizations worldwide to refresh laptops.
Recent economic turmoil, technology shifts, hardware advances, and
changing workforce needs have created an opportunity for CIOs to
rethink their IT infrastructure status quo and unlock new efficiencies.
This has created a situation in which many IT organizations are now
facing aging client infrastructures that, while letting them save
capital expenditures today, sets them up for far greater operational
expenses in the future.
According to IDC, the industry can expect to see 27 percent growth in
commercial laptops alone the next three years as organizations begin to
realize the cost and impact of holding on to an aging infrastructure.
"Companies have a great incentive to refresh today," said Bob
O'Donnell, Program VP, Client Computing, IDC. "With new technologies
such as Intel's processors and Microsoft Windows 7, CIOs can drive
greater workforce efficiency and IT automation. In addition, a modern
system running a modern operating system offers greater efficiencies
when it comes to desktop virtualization, data protection, asset
monitoring and remote management."
Dell Latitude E-Family
The award-winning Latitude E-Family line has been extended with the
availability of the Latitude E6410, E6510 and E6410 ATG laptops. Based
on direct feedback from customers, Dell improved reliability and
durability while evolving the Latitude family. Enhancements include the
addition of new Intel Core i5 and Corei7 processors, fast DDR3 memory,
HD displays and other new features, bolstering a product lineup that
already features breakthrough battery life and professional style –
including a choice of three colors. Additionally, these new Latitude
laptops offer a new Fast Response Free Fall Sensor with exclusive
technology that can help prevent data loss from drops.
New additions to the Dell Latitude family support a range of usage needs:
• Mainstream – The dependable and stylish Dell™ Latitude™ E6410 and
E6510 are 14.1-inch and 15.6-inch professional laptops, available now,
that start at $1,129 and $1,164 USD, respectively. The systems, which
include a 3-megapixel camera and optional discrete graphics from NVIDIA
are designed for easy mobile collaboration and advanced productivity
with feature advancements in manageability, durability and security
that can help empower IT and lower total cost of ownership.
• Semi-Rugged – The Latitude E6410 ATG is a 14.1-inch semi-rugged
laptop, engineered to increase productivity regardless of location or
terrain. It is built and tested to meet the MIL STD 810G for shock,
vibration, temperature, humidity and altitude.
Available as an option with select Latitude E-Family systems, Dell
Latitude ON™ technology provides access to e-mail, calendar and
contacts without needing to boot up. The technology, Latitude ON Flash,
also supports virtual remote desktop control for flexible computing
models. Additionally, select configurations of the Dell Latitude E6410
are qualified for Microsoft® Office Communicator.
With an emphasis on stability, inter-compatibility, global support and
enterprise-class mobility features and systems management capabilities,
the refreshed lineup of Dell Latitude E-Family laptops can reduce
organizational costs while helping IT organizations drive towards
greater client efficiency and control.
Designed with the Planet in Mind
These latest additions to the Latitude E-family continue the line's
reputation for environmentally conscious design. Approximately 85
percent of an E-family laptop can be recycled, and they feature
motherboards containing halogen-free laminates and plastics.
Organizations can help reduce their own impact on the environment with
• Energy Smart power management settings for low energy consumption, which result in longer battery life;
• Inverted motherboard for improved thermals;
• ENERGY STAR and EPEAT certifications; and
• Energy-efficient LED displays and backlighting.
Client Energy Smart consulting services are also available to help optimize organizations' client-related power consumption.
More information on the Latitude E-Family can be found at www.dell.com/latitude.
Intelligent Management Solutions
Dell offers a comprehensive set of imaging and asset management
solutions that help customers efficiently image, deploy, manage and
recover assets to extend productivity and savings. To help customers
manage their computing environments in the most efficient way, Dell
allows them to manage on their terms with a Dell management offering or
through Dell's industry-leading partners, automate management tasks or
take advantage of lifecycle services.
Management Consoles – DMC, DDM, KACE KBOX Appliance
• Dell Management Console is available at no cost and helps customers
manage their Dell commercial client laptops and desktops. The DMC
streamlines desktop to datacenter infrastructure management and enables
centralization, remote visibility and control, and common task
• Dell Distributed Device Management (DDM) is a SaaS-enabled solution
that automates processes to help enable effective, real-time management
of commercial client PCs virtually, regardless of their location. DDM
services include: Dell Asset Management, Dell Software Distribution,
Dell Patch Management and Dell Anti-Malware & Virus Management.
• The KACE KBOX Systems Management (KBOX 1000 Series) and Deployment
(KBOX 2000 Series) Appliances (both physical and virtual appliances)
provide mid-sized organizations comprehensive, end-to-end systems
management and deployment capabilities via affordable and easy-to-use
Dell has developed tools to help customers image, deploy and manage
laptops and desktops, including:, Dell Deployment Pack for System
Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to help simplify deployment and
Dell Update Catalog for SCCM to help simplify system updates.
Automation Tools – Helping customers drive efficiencies and get more value out of their consoles
Dell developed several utilities available at no cost that help
customers automate several deployment and management tasks, including
• Dell Client Systems Deployment CAB - A simplified file directory that
has the latest drivers for a specific Dell commercial desktop or laptop
to help greatly reduce the amount time spent building a complete
• Client Configuration Toolkit – Software tool that helps enable IT to
update and/or configure BIOS without a desk side visit either
one-to-one or one-to-many
• OpenManage Client Instrumentation – A management tool that helps
enable deep insights into assets to assess the health and state of
components (processors, batteries, monitors, fans, etc.) in a system.
It also helps third-party management consoles to communicate with Dell
• Dell Client System Update – Helping solve a leading driver for help
desk calls, the easy-to-use tool scans a system's drivers and compares
what is available on www.support.dell.com and updates the systems as
needed. The tool can be scheduled to run on a regular basis and users
can customize what updates are downloaded and installed. IT can set
parameters for updates (schedule and define what is downloaded) via
command line interface or script.
Dell offers a comprehensive of set of services that help you automate
the deployment and management of commercial laptops and desktops, as
well as the ability to help you securely dispose of outdated or retired
assets. The modular services include:
• Deployment Services - End-to-end deployment services are designed to
simplify and accelerate the customization and utilization of your new
systems. Dell Deployment Services include everything from order
consolidation to coordination of deployment resources.
• Managed Deployment - Services are for customers who need a complete,
end-to-end deployment solution. Managed deployments are useful within
complex logistical environments which require a single point of contact.
• Hardware Customization (CFI) - Services to help accelerate your
system deployments. Dell can perform a range of services such as custom
configuration, consolidation, and integration in our factory so that
you can deploy your systems right out of the box.
• Asset Recovery Services - Safe and environmentally-appropriate
disposal solutions for outdated or end-of-life IT assets. This service
includes transportation, flexible logistics, equipment processing,
detailed data security and environmental reports at an affordable price.
Dell Distributed Device Management is a SaaS-enabled solution that
automates processes to help enable effective, real-time management of
client PCs virtually, regardless of their location. This service
utilizes a software agent that resides on each asset that collects
information that is then transferred securely to the systems housed in
the data centers. Dell Distributed Device Management services include:
• Dell Asset Management - Enables you to discover, inventory, track and
manage distributed desktop and notebook computers to help improve
system-wide security, risk management, and compliance.
• Dell Software Distribution - Provides the ability to distribute and
control software and versioning in dispersed desktop and notebook
• Dell Patch Management - Helps automate and centralize patch
management processes to help ensure security and identify
• Dell Anti-Malware & Virus Management - Protects your PCs and
helps ensure end-point security by centrally deploying Symantec® and
McAfee® anti-virus software and updates for distributed desktop and
notebook computers –whether or not they're on the corporate network.
Organizations also have the option of having Dell remotely manage the
entire desktop environment using the Distributed Device Management
Platform, providing Service Desk, onsite Field Service, along with
additional services of choice, relieving IT organizations from the
burden of desktop management and freeing them to work on mission
critical, revenue generating projects.
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