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Dell’s New Commercial PC Lineup Helps Bring Ideas to Life

first_img1Based on Mar 2016 Principled Technologies test report, “Dell SupportAssist Provided Proactive Support for Hard Drive Failure”, commissioned by Dell. Testing conducted in the United States. Actual results will vary. Full report: http://facts.pt/Cr3tEy CES has seen many “world firsts” over 50 years, and at #ces2017 we’re doing our part to keep that history going with more than 25 new PC innovations that will enable our customers worldwide to unleash their creative potential and bring fantastic new ideas to life.Prior to the holidays, I met with dozens of media and analysts so they could preview the new devices. I knew that we had a great lineup of products to unveil, but was pleasantly surprised at the enthusiastic reaction we received. Several commented that they’re clearly seeing the benefits of Dell’s privatization shining through in this latest batch of new products. Because we no longer need to worry about justifying our product development expenditures to Wall Street, we can push the envelope on product design and take the time we need to bring new systems to market that we know will exceed our customers’ expectations.The latest result is an updated commercial PC portfolio that incorporates the best aspects of our thin and light consumer product designs without compromising on the security, manageability and productivity demanded by our commercial customers. Our upgraded selection of Latitude and OptiPlex business products include all-new designs that not only meet today’s business needs, they’ll also help address tomorrow’s evolving workplace challenges. We’ve refreshed our entire commercial portfolio with 7th Gen Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors, updated professional graphics options throughout the portfolio, and maintained our industry lead in delivering the world’s most secure and manageable PCs. Our lineup also provides the latest Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C connectivity options for extremely fast data connections and power provided through a single cable.“Intel and Dell have a long history of delivering amazing computing experiences for both consumers and businesses,” said Navin Shenoy, SVP and GM of Intel Client Computing Group. “We’re excited to see the performance, responsiveness, and reliability of 7th Gen Intel Core and Intel Xeon processors on display across Dell’s new lineup of laptops, desktops, and workstations.”Latitude: Inspired by XPS, Tailored for ProfessionalsWith an emphasis on creating beautiful products that people will be proud to carry, the new Latitude ultrabooks and 2-in-1s are not only sexy, they also deliver extremely high performance.For the ultimate “no wires” experience, we’re previewing at CES the new Latitude 7285 2-in-1 with WiTricity magnetic resonance wireless charging capabilities and WiGig docking. That means you can move quickly between meetings without the hassle of hooking up power cords and other cables at every stop. Grab the Latitude 7285 2-in-1 and immediately walk away from your desk without disengaging any wires or a physical dock. Return to your desk, set the Latitude 2-in-1 on the power mat, and your PC will begin charging immediately. Also, if you take advantage of a WiGig dock, your content will appear simultaneously on your external display. We believe the Latitude 7285 is the world’s most versatile 2-in-1 because it can be used as a traditional notebook or as a tablet in either detached or 360 degree convertible mode giving owners incredibly flexible options for how they prefer to work. We’ll have more to share about this incredible device during Dell EMC World in May, so stay tuned for more details.“Dell continues their drive to be first to market with relevant new technology. This collaboration between Dell and WiTricity is making the wireless workplace a reality for customers around the globe,” said Alex Gruzen, CEO, WiTricity. “The Dell Latitude 7285 2-in-1 not only enables a more productive working environment, but accelerates establishment of a resonance-enabled wireless charging ecosystem.”We’re also introducing the Latitude 5285 2-in-1, the world’s most secure and manageable 2-in-1. Organizations can avail of our Data Security Solutions including Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise encompassing encryption and advanced threat prevention to protect their data and prevent modern threats such as malware and ransomware.  The device also features optional multi-factor authentication, including finger print and smart card readers. Weighing less than two pounds, this incredibly mobile and sleek 2-in-1 has an auto-deploy kickstand that extends up to 150 degrees for multiple viewing angles, including laptop, tablet or desktop mode. Your workforce will remain connected and productive via multiple connectivity options, including 2x2ac Wi-Fi, a USB 3.0 port, 2 USB Type-C ports, optional 4G/LTE and optional WiGig support. And it’s designed to be fully serviceable with easy access screws that allow Dell or Dell-certified technicians to service the 2-in-1 onsite.We’re continuing to innovate in our traditional “clamshell” business notebooks as well. Our newly refreshed lineup of Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks deliver optimum productivity and mobility in thin and light commercial-grade devices with edge-to-edge QHD displays. They’re built to survive the rigors of daily use through premium materials including an alloy chassis, soft touch paint and optional woven carbon. New security features include Windows Hello via an optional infrared camera which facilitates logon using facial recognition, multi-factor authentication features, as well as the ability to include Dell Data Security Solutions for data encryption and advanced threat prevention Docking is simple and seamless through the multiple connectivity options, including DisplayPort™ over USB Type C with Thunderbolt 3 options and Dell wireless docking.Refreshed OptiPlex Portfolio Drives Innovative Desktop Design and Performance to New HeightsWhile our Latitude portfolio continues to advance mobile computing capabilities, inside millions of offices, retail stores, hospitals and education campuses, desktops remain the foundation. In fact, 74 percent of workers worldwide still use a desktop as their primary work system.For them, we’ve fully refreshed our portfolio of OptiPlex All-in-One (AIO), Mini Tower, Small Form Factor and Micro Form Factor solutions. We’ve added the new 5250 AIO and 5050 micro form factor PC to the 5000 series lineup, completing our OptiPlex portfolio with consistent form factor options across the entire 3000, 5000 and 7000 series to meet your productivity, security and manageability needs. With up to 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processors and the latest discrete graphics, these powerful devices pack performance into ever smaller, more compact systems.We’ve also designed a customized peripheral ecosystem for these new OptiPlex desktops that results in a clutter-free desktop and a more productive workforce. Cable management systems are available across the portfolio, and multi-display configurations that have shown to increase productivity by up to 44 percent are also available. And for the ultimate modular AIO solution, the small form factor and micro desktops can be easily mounted out of sight behind their corresponding monitor by using a Dell AIO stand.All Dell commercial PC solutions are backed by our award-winning services and support. Featuring Dell’s innovative SupportAssist technology, ProSupport Plus is the only complete support service combining 24×7 priority access to expert support, accidental damage repair, and proactive and predictive monitoring for automatic issue prevention and resolution. For example, ProSupport Plus significantly reduced time to resolve a failed hard drive with up to 91 percent less time to resolution and up to 72 percent fewer steps in the support process1.Pricing and AvailabilityThe Dell Latitude 7285 2-in-1 featuring wireless charging will be available in June 2016 on Dell.com in the U.S. Pricing will be made available closer to launch.The Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1 will be available February 28, 2017 on Dell.com in the U.S. starting at $899.The Dell Latitude 7000 Series Ultrabooks are now available on Dell.com in the U.S. starting at $1,099.The Dell OptiPlex 7050 Micro will be available February 7, 2017 on Dell.com in the U.S. starting at $679.The Dell OptiPlex 5050 Micro will be available February 7, 2017 on Dell.com in the U.S. starting at $599.The Dell OptiPlex 5250 AIO will be available February 7, 2017 on Dell.com in the U.S. starting at $879.last_img read more

BASKETBALL: LETTERKENNY SUMMER LEAGUE – WEEK 2

first_imgAll six teams returned to the court this past week in the Letterkenny Basketball Summerleague, which gave fans some very tight games with plenty of flashy highlights. Game 1: Magic 50 – Lakers 30The first game of the week saw two big teams in action. The game started score for score with Norman Mauricio and Eduardas Diktonas (Lakers) scoring back-to-back lay-ups. Mark Cannon (Magic) continued attacking the basket and converted his free throws at the line. The score was close right up until the half, in which Magic held a slim one-point lead. However, the second half was totally different. Despite great efforts from Padraig Barrett, Lakers struggled to get up and down the court. This led to numerous fast break easy scores for Magic, with one spectacular play in particular that saw Edvinas Dapsys score a flashy one handed alley-oop. Magic ran out comfortable winners 50 – 30. Top Scorers: (Magic) Erik Dragunas 13pts and (Lakers) Padraig Barrett 11pts.Game 2: Clippers 49 – Celtics 55 Celtics got off to a blistering start and led from start to finish in this one. They jumped into a 17-3 lead through good teamwork, leading to easy post scores for Renatas Jocys and Ejder Akkoc. Clippers called a time-out and had an uphill struggle ahead if they were to make this a game. They fought hard through the high-scoring duo of Steve Cannon and Shaun Wogan and continually reduced the deficit, slowly but surely. Pete Rose caught fire in the second half as he knocked down four three-pointers to seal the game for the Celtics by only six points, despite the Clippers late push. Top Scorers: (Clippers) Shaun Wogan 22pts and (Celtics) Pete Rose 18pts.Game 3: Bulls 40 – Thunder 42The last game of the Tuesday night match-ups was by far the closest game and went right down to the wire. Both teams were searching for their first win of the Summerleague and it was clear that both teams had this in the back of their minds as they battled hard all game. Ger Murray (Bulls) got into the action straight away, using his quickness to get to the basket for scores. He was evenly matched by Billy Banda (Thunder) who used his strength and footwork to create a lot of scoring opportunities. There were a few highlight plays from this game, one being Pauric Carr’s monster block off the board for the Bulls. Thunder’s Padhraic Coll was clutch at the end of this game with a huge shot, followed directly by two pressure free throws. Arnold Custodio tied the game with a big three, but Aidan Campbell hit two free throws in the dying seconds to win it by two for Thunder. Top Scorers: (Bulls) Ger Murray 19pts and (Thunder) Billy Banda 18pts.Game 4: Clippers 42 – Thunder 38Clippers began this game in superb form and punished the Thunder on the break time and time again, where they ran in lay-up after lay-up to open up a huge 22-3 lead early on. Paul Murray and Shaun Wogan (Clippers) must have felt it was lay-up practice because they used their speed to run the court and were rewarded at the other end. Rory O’ Brien (Clippers) had a lovely block, sending the ball way back. Billy Banda tried hard to keep his Thunder team in it but faced a huge halftime deficit of 36-12. Something changed in the second half – Thunder upped their defensive intensity and completely shut down the young Clippers, holding them to six points in the entire second half. Conor Dorrian played well in the post, while Mike Foy grabbed a few charges to bring his team within two-points in the last seconds. Steve Cannon and Amer Quiambao hit from the free-throw line to hold on for the win. Top Scorers: (Clippers) Shaun Wogan 13pts and (Thunder) Billy Banda 20pts.Game 5: Magic 47 – Celtics 45This game went back and forth from start to finish. Erik Dragunas and Zak Balogun started brightly for the Magic on offense. Celtics pushed the ball and attacked Magic right from the off and getting them into foul trouble early. Daniel McArdle set a Summerleague record by fouling out in the opening five minutes of the game for the Magic, leaving them with just five players to play the rest of the game. Ejder Akkoc and Paul McHugh worked well with each other inside for the Celtics. Joseph King (Magic) came up big in the second half, and Mark Cannon finished strong on offense in the dying minutes to ensure his Magic team took a two-point lead with half a minute to go. Celtics missed two shots in the last five seconds that would have won the game for them. Both shots just rimmed out and Magic held on to keep their unbeaten streak alive and secure their spot at the top of the table for another week. Top Scorers: (Magic) Mark Cannon 20pts and (Celtics) Ejder Akkoc 14pts.Game 6: Bulls 42 – Lakers 39 The last game of the week saw the Bulls grab their first Summerleague win but they had to dig deep and were pushed to the buzzer. Arnold Custodio scored a quick seven points for the Bulls early in the game. Lakers answered through the strong post play from Brian Gribben. Each team went on little runs with multiple lead changes, which kept things interesting. Kieran O’ Neill (Lakers) had a great offensive game pouring in 23points out of 39 in total as he attacked the rim and converted his shots, but he needed help from his team-mates if they were to grab a win here. Mindaugas Bartasius and Troy Morris held their nerve at the free-throw line in the end, and Lakers missed a shot on the buzzer that would have tied the game and sent it into a free-throw shootout. Bulls held on in an exciting game and finish to week two. Top Scorers: (Bulls) Arnold Custodio 9pts and (Lakers) Kieran O’ Neill 23pts.These teams will take the court every Tuesday and Thursday in Aura between 8-10pm, so if anybody is interested in coming down to watch the games, then they are very welcome free of charge. There are three games each Tuesday and the same on Thursday so there is plenty of action on display. All our information (stats, fixtures, results and more) can be viewed online athttp://www.edwinfoley.ie/Letterkenny-Summer-League-2012BASKETBALL: LETTERKENNY SUMMER LEAGUE – WEEK 2 was last modified: June 8th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more