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Announced ahead of next week’s CES conference, the forthcoming hardware arrives at a time when work-from-home computing, remote learning, and other newly pervasive use cases are driving demand for flexible products optimized for videoconferencing. By Rich Freeman

Designed to be Dell’s most scalable laptops, the new units support up to 64GB of DDR4 memory and up to 2TB of storage (or up to 4TB on the Latitude 5520). Their 400 nit displays, which provide up to 4K resolution, come with ComfortView Plus. Compute power is provided by 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processors up to i7 with vPro. Optional 4G LTE broadband supplements the Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.

Dell’s redesigned 3.5 lbs., 15.6-inch Precision 3560 mobile workstation comes with up to 64GB of 3200MHz DDR4 memory and accelerated Intel graphics or an NVIDIA Quadro T500 GPU with 2GB of GDDR6 capacity. The device ships next week at a starting price of $1,189.

Two new desktop computers due on January 28th, the OptiPlex 3090 Ultra and 7090 Ultra, feature a “zero footprint” design. “The PC is just hidden in the monitor stand,” Tikoo says. The unit’s modular architecture lets users upgrade the PC module separately from the monitor, or reuse existing Dell or third-party monitors up to 40 inches.

The two systems support Wi-Fi 6, up to 64GB of 3200MHz DDR4 RAM, and dual M.2 SSDs. Pricing starts at $659 for the 3090 model and $769 for the 7090.

Many of the new PCs introduced today come with Dell Optimizer, a technology introduced last May that uses artificial intelligence to automatically fine-tune performance, extend battery life, and reduce background noise on conference calls in response to real-time data. They also draw on the “SafeSupply Chain” measures Dell announced last month, which aim to give businesses greater confidence that newly purchased PCs haven’t been compromised in transit to them from a Dell production facility.

“You will see the SafeSupply Chain providing tamper evidence seals on our devices, our boxes, [and] our pallets, all so that you can track and make sure that that device is the most secure from the day it’s born,” says Brooke Huling, vice president of Dell’s Modern Compute Solutions Group.

Sustainability is another point of emphasis across Dell’s latest products. Both the Latitude 5000 series and the Precision 3560, for example, feature a lid made with post-consumer recycled plastics, post-industrial recycled carbon fiber, and “bio-plastics,” tree pulp otherwise wasted in the milling process.

“We’re not making these sustainability choices in small parts like fan blades. We’re making them in the second heaviest part in the notebook,” Tikoo says, adding that design decisions like that are central elements of Dell’s “moonshot” aspiration to construct 50% of its products from recycled or renewable materials by 2030.

Fueled by the sudden shift to remote work and distance learning, among other trends, Dell’s PC revenue has been booming. The company’s Client Solutions Group reported record revenue of $12.3 billion in the third fiscal quarter, which ended last October.

“We’re going from one PC per household to one PC per person per household,” Tikoo says. “Everyone needs technology, whether it’s to work, to learn, or to play.”

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