- The ongoing global pandemic has affected the way businesses and professionals work.
- The 2021 lineup of business PCs from Dell Technologies tries to address this change in the workplace environment with both hardware and software.
- The new hardware includes business PCs like Dell Latitude 9420, mobile workstations like Dell Precision 3560, and AIO desktops like OptiPlex 3090 Ultra.
The global pandemic has affected lives in more ways than one. While businesses and professionals are still figuring out what’s right when it comes to the modern workforce environment, one thing has been made abundantly clear – there is a larger need for better and seamless collaboration, with greater flexibility to work from anywhere. With its portfolio of new products and software in 2021, Dell aims to ‘redefine work so everyone can do their best’.
According to TECHnalysis Research, 2020 was the biggest year in six years for the PC industry, with nearly 300 million units sold. And 2021 is expected to see even greater growth. With greater growth, sustainability becomes even more important. Fortunately, Dell’s 2021 product lineup includes sustainable solutions like EPEAT Gold, materials, and packaging that have resulted in the industry’s most sustainable commercial PC portfolio. Let’s have a look at the 2021 business lineup, which includes laptops, mobile workstations, collaboration monitors, and more.
Dell’s 2021 lineup
Starting with the business PCs, Dell’s 2021 lineup includes Dell Latitude 9420, which has a stunning new design. Latitude 9420 is a powerful business PC with a generous screen, a case built from CNC aluminum, and diamond-cut edges. Designed to take on today’s changing workplace, the Dell Latitude 9420 also offers a powerful integrated speakerphone and an improved camera with automatic light correction and background blur, so you can feel confident during any video call, which has become the norm in today’s world.
In addition to modern design and specific enhancements to changing work environments, Dell is also ramping up its sustainability efforts. Business laptops like Latitude 9420 and mobile workstations like Dell Precision 3560 are among the first PCs to use bioplastics made from tree waste in their design.
It is also the world’s first PC with Intel Visual Sensing Technology, which offers a more reliable automatic wake-up and lock. The new business laptops are equipped with WiFi 6E support, which ensures faster and more reliable connections — whether you are working in office or at home. Advanced thermal features of the 11th Gen Intel Core vPro processors provide increased performance and simplified management.
For maximum productivity, the new entry-level Precision 3560 15.6-inch workstation features the latest 11th-generation Intel processors and Iris Xe graphics card. Since it’s a mobile workstation, it needs advanced thermals, and Dell offers just that to keep it cool and quiet while you work hard. It features an improved, brighter 400-nit UHD display, up to 100% sRGB with PremierColor, as well as touch options and hardware-based Low Blue Light options.
The improvements also continue in the security features. For example, the Latitude 9420 and 9520 offer advanced security features like SafeShutter, the industry’s first automatic webcam shutter that knows when to open or close automatically by syncing with your video conferencing applications so that you can work securely and confidently from anywhere. Now, take control of your privacy with a secure microphone and mute buttons to work securely from anywhere.
The emphasis on better collaboration in this new normal is evident in Dell’s new C-Series video conferencing monitors, which are now certified for Microsoft Teams and feature an integrated IR camera, dual 5W speakers, and a dedicated Microsoft Teams button for instant team building. These monitors also offer secure facial recognition login and hands-free commands for added security and convenience. You can choose between monitors in different sizes and resolutions – from 24-inch FHD to 34-inch Curved WQHD.
OptiPlex 3090 Ultra, the newest member of Dell’s Optiplex desktop family, is designed to fit seamlessly into new home office environments. The modular form factor hides the PC in the monitor stand and is ideal for small businesses and educators. These design enhancements are so much more crucial owing to ever-changing workspace environments.
The modular all-in-one solution can be paired with a variety of monitors up to 40 inches to fit any workspace, and the single power cord solution reduces desk clutter. The built-in pop-up webcam is safely hidden when not in use. You also get an extra layer of smart security with facial recognition through Windows Hello.
All this design and hardware intelligence doesn’t mean much if the software isn’t smart enough. Dell’s commercial portfolio is further enhanced with exclusive software Dell Optimizer that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to automatically fine-tune application performance, battery life, audio quality, and connectivity.
Dell Optimizer has been around for a while, but it’s now been updated to improve connectivity and collaboration across Dell’s new device portfolio. Intelligent background noise cancellation and automatic muting make it easier to collaborate with colleagues, and smart connectivity features like ExpressConnect prioritize bandwidth for your conferencing applications to avoid dropped calls.
Dell Optimizer automatically improves critical areas of your PC in the background, including application performance and battery life. Intelligent Audio detects your voice and stabilizes the volume of your system for an improved conferencing experience.
As you can see, Dell has done well to create an environmentally friendly, sustainable, and innovative business PC portfolio for 2021. Advances in design, materials, hardware, and software will certainly change the way we all work. With improvements in audio, video, and connectivity, as well as dramatic improvements in personalized AI, Dell is committed to a business PC environment that is being driven to transform remote working environments.
Keeping your workspace connected and collaborative has never been easier. You can find anything you need in Dell’s extensive product line, including business laptops, mobile workstations, modular all-in-one desktops, or video conferencing monitors for your modern workforce environment.