Dell Ships First Secure, Managed Ultra-Mobile Cloud-Access Device

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Dell Wyse Cloud Connect

Dell Wyse Cloud Connect

Dell today announced the availability of Dell Wyse Cloud Connect, an ultra-compact and highly mobile cloud-access device that instantly delivers desktop virtualization and personal cloud services to any HDMI- or MHL-enabled display. The pocket-size device delivers a full-HD experience with enterprise-level security, manageability and reliability. Organizations of any size can now deliver streaming cloud services and IT solutions in a cost-effective, mobile offering for work, home and on the go.

An Entirely New Smart Connected Device

Cloud Connect represents a new end-user device category that bridges thin clients and mobile devices as part of Dell Cloud Client-Computing’s end-to-end desktop virtualization solutions portfolio. The extremely compact, secure, cloud-managed device with a low total cost of ownership (TCO) supports multiple use cases including mobile workers, students, digital signage, kiosks and other space-constrained environments. Specific customer benefits include:

  • Quick and secure access for mobile and remote workers to virtual desktops and a variety of cloud assets including content, applications, virtual desktops and IT support
  • Easy remote connections to personal computers running Microsoft Windows OS or Apple Mac OS to access data, content or applications
  • Plug-and-play interactive presentations run in full-HD directly from the cloud or device, on any compatible display
  • Pocket-size, battery-free alternative in the event of loss, theft, or failure of primary devices
  • Cost-effective virtual desktop for the education market, extending application and data access in classrooms, libraries, labs or at home
  • Digital signage solution with simplified, remote management for airports, retailers, hospitality, or other organizations
  • Personal cloud access to online entertainment, gaming, apps and rich content on large displays

According to IDC, the smart connected-device market grew 30.4 percent in 2012 and global shipments are expected to surpass 1.7 billion by 2014. By 2017, IDC expects that shipments will surpass 2.3 billion units and revenue will reach $748.6 billion¹. These numbers illustrate a powerful and ongoing disruption in how users communicate and interact with their professional and personal content, driven by trends such as BYOD, mobile app development, social media and cloud computing.

 Cloud Connect represents a new category of smart connected device and is the only device of its kind that is seamlessly integrated into a secure, controlled, end-to-end desktop virtualization portfolio that includes:

  • Software for mobile device and application management and control with Dell Wyse Cloud Client Manager
  • Flexible desktop virtualization solutions from Dell partners Citrix, Microsoft and VMware
  • Personal cloud access to files and apps through Dell Wyse PocketCloud
  • Global customer support expertise through Dell ProSupport for Cloud

Pricing and Availability

Cloud Connect is $129 per unit. Complementary Dell accessories including MHL-capable displays and Bluetooth keyboards and mice are also available. Cloud Connect is available immediately with documentation and support in global English in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China, India, Japan, Brazil, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. To order Cloud Connect please visit, www.dell.com/cloudconnect.


Dell Chromebook 11 Gives Students and Teachers Affordable, Easy Access to Technology at School and Home

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Dell Chromebook 11

Dell today announced the expansion of its robust portfolio of next generation learning solutions with the Dell Chromebook 11, an affordable and highly-portable Chromebook designed to facilitate integration of technology in the classroom for teachers, students and administrators. Wrapping into Dell’s end-to-end education portfolio, the Dell Chromebook 11 is a laptop that is fast, secure and allows easy-to-manage access to applications and content. The Dell Chromebook 11 joins Dell’s next generation learning solutions that deliver an optimal combination of platforms, education content and secure IT efficiency that schools and universities are seeking to personalize the learning experience and improve student outcomes. With presence in over 400,000 classrooms around the world, Dell is a leading end-to-end IT solutions provider in education, collaborating with K-12 school districts and higher education institutions to deploy technologies that lead to innovation in learning, simplified management and reduced costs.

Exceptional Manageability and Security

The Dell Chromebook 11 features exceptional manageability and security with an easy to use web-based console that enables centralized configuration and tracking. The management console allows IT administrators and teachers to quickly push or remove applications and enforce safe browsing practices across all Chromebooks in a school’s network or in a specific learning environment. Automated updates and “defense in depth” security features like sandboxing, verified boot, data encryption and easy recovery block or avoid malware, viruses and data loss, saving significant time on maintenance and troubleshooting so that educators can focus on student success.

Combining Slim Design with Essential Performance

With its slim design and high performance, the Dell Chromebook 11 features 4th Generation Intel Celeron  2955U processor, 11.6-inch screen, up to 10-hours of battery life and 16GB embedded Solid State Drive to facilitate a fast boot-time of under 8.4 seconds. The Dell Chromebook 11 will be available in two models, one which includes 4GB of internal DDR3 RAM, and the other which includes 2GBiv of RAM. This provides options for the education ecosystem, allowing students, teachers and administrators to access, create and collaborate throughout the day at a price point that makes widespread student computing initiatives affordable.

Tools for Collaborative Learning

The Dell Chromebook 11 features an 11.6-inch, edge-to-edge glass screen that produces exceptional viewing clarity at a maximum resolution of 1366×768 and is powered by Intel HD Graphics. The high-performing display coupled with a front-facing 720p webcam creates exciting opportunities for collaborative learning in a variety of learning environments. With Dell’s 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, students can easily and quickly connect to wireless networks. The Dell Chromebook 11 is less than one inch in height and starts at 2.9lbs, making it highly portable. With two USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0 and an HDMI port, students and educators have endless possibilities for collaborating, creating, consuming and displaying content. With battery life of up to 10-hoursi, the Chromebook is capable of powering student learning throughout the day.

Access Content and Applications Anytime, Anywhere

With the addition of the Dell Wyse PocketCloudTM application, Dell Chromebook 11 users have access to content and applications across a “personal cloud” of devices. Students and teachers can access, edit, save and share their digital assets such as presentations, documents, photos and videos regardless of where the original documents are located. PocketCloud works across mobile devices, tablets, PCs, laptops and Chromebooks. It is tightly integrated with the Google ecosystem and leverages the Google infrastructure effectively to authenticate, discover and access users’ content and applications. The PocketCloud app will be available for download in the Google Chrome Web Store in January 2014.

Dell Education Ecosystem

Dell’s team of education experts work directly with customers to ensure the successful integration of teaching and learning technologies in the classroom. The Dell Chromebook 11 easily connects to Dell’s next generation learning technologies, infrastructure and peripherals. Additionally, with Google Cloud Print, students and teachers can easily print documents, photos or emails using Google Docs and other Chrome apps.

Availability

The Dell Chromebook 11 4GBiv configuration will be available January 2014. The Dell Chromebook 11 2GB iv configuration will be available during the first quarter of 2014. The Dell Chromebook 11 is expected to sell below $300 and will be available on www.dell.com in the United States and UK.

Service and Warranty

Dell’s Chromebook is covered by Dell’s Limited Hardware Warranty. This warranty covers defects in materials or workmanship for 1 year. If hardware issues cannot be resolved through remote diagnosis, Dell will provide a convenient way to return the product to a Dell repair facility.

Experience peace of mind with optional Dell ProSupport which offers the expertise to help keep you connected and productive 24×7 and when accidents happen – Dell can help. With Dell’s Accidental Damage Service you can minimize the unplanned expenses and downtime by protecting your system against unforeseen mishaps caused by drops, spills, surges and breakages.


New Dell Monitors Deliver Four Times the Resolution of Full HD

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Dell Ultra HD Monitor

Dell today introduced the industry’s most complete portfolio of Ultra HD Monitors designed to meet a wide range of professional and consumer demands. Dell Ultra HD Monitors deliver stunning screen clarity and detail with four times the resolution of Full HD. From sophisticated power users such as video editors, CGI animators and game developers, through consumers seeking incredible onscreen clarity for entertainment applications, Dell has an Ultra HD monitor to meet the visual demands of even the most detail-oriented people.

High-performance Ultra HD Monitors for Design Professionals: Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor and Dell UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitor

Featuring Dell PremierColor, Dell UltraSharp Ultra HD Monitors deliver accurate, precise color at virtually full spectrum coverage, and include support of major color industry standards including 99 percent AdobeRGB – the highest level in the industry, and the ability to precisely calibrate to the palettes users need for custom color work

The flagship Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor delivers stunning screen clarity and detail with Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution and high pixel density on an expansive 31.5-inch screen. Dell’s largest monitor allows for easy multi-tasking and viewing multiple applications side by side, and its ultra-wide viewing angle ensures that images and colors remain consistent regardless of the perspective. Designed for graphic designers, video and game developers, CAD/CAM designers, engineers, photographers and other power users, the Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor provides an exceptional, high performance viewing experience.

With the same remarkable, pin-point clarity, the Dell UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitor, users can enjoy color consistency and precision from virtually any angle thanks to an ultra-wide viewing angle on a 23.8-inch screen. The UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitor allows customers to see more and do more with uncompromising picture quality that facilitates multi-tasking on a screen that delivers four times more data than a Full HD monitor.

Coming Soon: Dell 28 Ultra HD Monitor– Expected to be The Industry’s Most Affordable Ultra HD Monitor

The Dell 28 Ultra HD Monitor will be available in early 2014. Offering the same incredible Ultra HD screen performance as the Dell UltraSharp 32 and Dell UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitors, but priced at under $1,000, this 28-inch monitor can help boost user productivity with its multiple adjustability features, including the ability to pivot to portrait mode, plus multi-task applications. The energy efficient monitor has multiple input ports that allow users to display content from smartphones and tablets on the larger screen, and conveniently connect laptops, PCs and essential accessories. Dell expects this monitor will be the most affordable Ultra HD monitor in the industry when it is launched.

Customers also can rely on Dell’s industry-leading service and warranty coverage. All Dell Ultra HD monitors carry the Dell Premium Panel Guarantee, which means that if a user notices a single “bright” pixel during the warranty period, Dell will replace the panel.

Availability and Pricing

The Dell UltraSharp 32 Ultra HD Monitor (UP3214Q) is available globally starting at $3,499. The Dell UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD Monitor (UP2414Q) is now available in the Americas, starting at $1,399. It will be available worldwide on December 16. The UltraSharp 28 Ultra HD Monitor (P2815Q) will be available in early 2014.


Dell Helps Customers Meet Their Holiday Match with Unprecedented Offers on Tablets and PCs

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Dell Venue 8 tablet

Dell Venue 8 tablet

Dell is rolling out its lowest prices of the year for Black Friday and Cyber Monday beginning Nov. 28, with select tablets starting as low as $129, laptops and desktops starting at just $199 and Alienware gaming PCs starting at $599. Additionally, doorbuster deals will be available on TVs, monitors, Bluetooth speakers and more. Follow the countdown clocks at www.dell.com/blackfriday and www.dell.com/cybermonday to the official unveiling of outstanding offers that will satisfy holiday gift list needs without busting budgets.

  • Venue 8 tablet @ $129 – doorbuster starting 6 pm EST Nov. 28
  • Inspiron 15 laptop @ $199 – doorbuster starting at 12 am EST Nov. 29
  • Inspiron 660s desktop @ $199 – doorbuster starting at 12 am EST Nov. 29
  • Inspiron 11 laptop 3000 series @ $299 – doorbuster starting at 8 am EST Nov. 29
  • Inspiron 660 desktop w/22” monitor @ $549 – doorbuster starting at 2 pm EST Nov. 29
  • Alienware gaming PCs – $100 off any system and up to $400 off select systems starting at 6 pm EST Nov. 28
  • Dell E-series 23” monitor @ $99 – doorbuster starting at 12 am EST Nov. 28
  • LG 55” Smart TV w/free sound bar – $200 Dell promo eGift card[i] @ $849 – starting Nov. 22
  • Jabra Solemate Mini Bluetooth Speakers in red @ $79 – starting Nov. 28
  • LG 32” LED TV @ $219 – starting Nov. 24

Customers are encouraged to act quickly as there are limited quantities for each deal. They also can register at www.dell.com/signup today to receive email notifications for early access to promotions. Pre-sales offers are available starting Friday, Nov. 22, on www.dell.com/deals, enabling convenient and no-hassle holiday buying. Dell Financial Services options are available to ensure customers can fulfill their wish lists without breaking the bank, while a comprehensive array of Dell Services help make the most out of technology so holiday cheer lasts well beyond the season.

Holiday Product Round-Up

Looking for technology solutions with performance, connectivity, accessibility, security, and more? Dell has the perfect gifts to fit consumers’ tech needs this holiday season, with unmatched flexibility and easy-to-use devices that offer blazing fast connectivity. Consumers can easily find a stylish, reliable device well-suited to their professional and creative pursuits or for simply enjoying an outstanding media and entertainment experience.

 

Dell Venue Tablets

With the recently launched Dell Venue tablet portfolio, Dell is helping holiday shoppers meet their mobility match. Send tech-savvy students back to the classroom in style with the budget-friendly Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8, two Android-based options perfect for productivity and entertainment on-the-go. The Dell Venue 8 is also available in either a red or black finish.

Connecting the blurred boundaries between work and life demand flexible products that can be used in the home, office, classroom, and beyond. Enter the Dell Venue 8 Pro and Dell Venue 11 Pro, two sleek tablets running full Windows 8.1 that offer portability and productivity. Users can seamlessly shift from work to play with user-friendly designs, upscale materials and various keyboard options. Microsoft Office Home & Student comes standard on Venue 8 Pro tablets and on select configurations of the Venue 11 Pro tablets.

Dell XPS Touch Laptops

In keeping with the XPS tradition of thoughtful design, premium materials and craftsmanship, the new XPS laptops and 2-in-1 feature machined aluminum, carbon fiber, vibrant displays, and Corning Gorilla Glass NBT for performance, durability and the ultimate experience. The acrobatic XPS 11 is the world’s thinnest, lightest and most compact 2-in-1 Ultrabook available, and also features the world’s first Quad HD display on an 11.6-inch 2-in-1. Its innovative 360-degree rotating hinge design is sure to turn heads, transitioning from tablet to laptop with ease.

Gift the XPS 15 to any creative enthusiast, and watch their face light up as they unwrap the world’s highest resolution 15.6-inch display. The XPS 15 is Dell’s most powerful XPS laptop yet and the first 15.6-inch laptop in the world to feature a Quad HD+ display, boasting more than 5.7 million pixels – that’s a whopping five times the amount of standard HD. Users will enjoy crisp detail and accurate, saturated color on a brilliantly bright screen, with a clear view from any angle.

Rounding out the latest update to the XPS portfolio is the award-winning XPS 13 Ultrabook. We’ve taken our most critically-acclaimed XPS laptop to date and made it better with Full HD touch options, speedy Intel Haswell processors and improved battery life of up to 11 hours and 17 minutes[ii] for the ultimate portable experience. The XPS 13’s 13.3-inch edge-to-edge display innovatively fits into a footprint similar to an 11-inch laptop, making it a razor thin choice that slips easily into any bag.