Dell launches 24 enterprise computers and notebooks

Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 8:12 by Tech Correspondent

Dell has released 24 enterprise devices in San Francisco, including laptops, tablets, desktops and workstation computers.

These products are a part of the 39 new enterprise machines that Dell will launch this year. Dell also has a 10-inch Windows 7 tablet scheduled for release within the year. Dell counted record profits during the third quarter of last financial year, driven largely by its enterprise business.

Dell’s new products will ship within a month and a half or so, and will be unaffected by the faulty Intel Sandy Bridge processors that were discovered a few days ago and have led to manufacturers such as Samsung and HP having to recall some of their notebooks.

Dell recently announced the 7-inch Dell Streak 7 slate on T-Mobile at the CES 2011. The original Streak is a 5-inch smartphone/tablet running Android 2.2 aka Froyo. The company has also launched the Dell Venue Pro smartphone in India at a price tag of Rs. 28,499.

Dell Latitude laptops

Dell’s new laptops have improved displays and microphones that customer products usually require. The enterprise products will therefore serve a dual purpose, and could be entertainment or leisure devices as well. This holds true particularly for Dell Latitude notebooks – the E5420, E5520, E6220, E6320, E6420, E6520 and E6420.

Dell Latitude E5000 notebooks start at $650. These laptops have a tri-metal casing, Dell Data Protection and Remote Data Delete technologies as well as Dell’s free fall sensor to protect the notebook’s data if the device falls from a height.

Dell OptiPlex office desktops

Dell OptiPlex 390 starts at a price of $650. Among the new releases are OptiPlex 990, 790 and 390 desktops and a PC called Dell OptiPlex. The Dell PCs are a small form factor all-in-one and use Intel’s vPro processor technology, graphics and memory. Related: Dell laser printers in India

Dell Precision workstations

New workstations from Dell include Precision T1600 that starts at a price of $840. It is a single socket, entry-level machine with a toolless chassis, powered by Intel’s Sandy Bridge processor. Dell T1600 is certified to run AutoCAD, Pro/Engineer and other specialized applications. Dell also spoke of its upcoming Precision M6600 and M4600 mobile workstations, but said that details will be out in a few months.

Dell management & security solutions and services

Dell’s new Kace appliances are for automating manual IT tasks by providing hardware and software inventory, software distribution, patch management, and OS and application imaging for local and remote systems. There is also the company’s Data Protection Encryption technology that is auditable and is designed for companies to protect “endpoint” devices.

Dell also offers ProSupport services, which it says frees business from IT maintenance; and the company also “coordinates” the deployment of its products once they’re bought.

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