Dell explodes with new and revamped Latitude, Precision devices for business

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The CES 2017 convention is now underway in Las Vegas, and Dell has tacked onto its New Year’s product assault with new and refreshed devices for the business market. These include a new touch “surface” for creative individuals, all-in-one PCs, 2-in-1 PCs, desktops, and business laptops spanning its Latitude and Precision brands.

What customers will find on the following pages are new seventh-generation Xeon and Core processors from Intel, optional discrete graphics chips from AMD and Nvidia on select models, Wireless AD (WiGig) connectivity, and Thunderbolt 3 support. Dell also offers operating system choices other than Microsoft Windows including Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and NewKylin.

There’s definitely alot to behold here, as each product listing provides most of the configuration details. Unfortunately, some of the product information provided to us didn’t reveal specific processor models such as the Dell Latitude 12 5285/7285 2-in-1 PCS and the Dell Latitude 7280/7480 ultra-thin notebooks. Customers will thus need to hit specific product pages on Dell’s website for processor details.

Dell Canvas 27

For starters, we have a new 27-inch horizontal touch-based “surface” from Dell, the Canvas 27. This device seemingly eliminates the typical digitizer pad by combining display and input devices into one shiny unit. It supports up to 20 points of touch, and includes a two-button Dell Canvas Pen for drawing directly on the surface. It focuses on the digital content creator and comes packed with physical objects Dell refers to as “totems” for drawing perfect shapes on-screen.

Dell’s new drawing surface connects to a PC through the included Mini HDMI port, the Mini DisplayPort 1.2 connector, or the USB 3.1 Type-C port. It features a 2,560 x 1,400 resolution, a maximum brightness of 280 nits, and support for 100 percent of the Adobe RGB color space. It’s based on In-Plane Switching technology (IPS), which is known for wide viewing angles and brilliant colors. That said, the Canvas 27 supports 1.07 billion colors and 178 degree viewing angles.

Model: KV2718D
Display size: 27 inches
Display type: IPS
Resolution: 2,560 x 1,440
Supported colors: 1.07 billion
Color gamut: 100 percent Adobe RGB
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Contrast ratio: 1,000:1 typical
Brightness: 280 nits
Ports: 1x Mini HDMI
1x Mini DisplayPort 1.2
1x USB 3.1 Type-C
1x USB 3.0 Type-C
1x USB 3.0
1x Headphone jack
Touch support: Simultaneous touch and pen
Pen type: Two-button Dell Canvas Pen (electromagnetic resonance, programmable)
Pen nibs: Two standard, two rubber feel, and two felt feel
Pen eraser: Via a programmable side button
Pressure levels: 2,048
Holders: Pen (magnetic) and nibs
Totems: Passive – solid cap style with integrated button and dial
Tilt range: Up to 50 degrees vertical
40 degrees from horizontal up to 90 degrees
Tilt recognition: +/-0.2mm with 0-degree tilt
+/-0.4mm with 60-degree tilt
Power adapter: 130 watts
Size: 17.6 x 31.2 x 0.51 (front) / 0.90 (back) inches
Weight: 18.5 pounds
Price: Under $2,000
Availability: March 30, 2017

Dell Latitude 12 5285/7285 2-in-1 PCs

Dell deems these as the world’s most versatile 2-in-1 detachable laptops powered by Intel’s seventh-generation Core and Core vPro processors. Both sport a 12.3-inch screen, with the 5285 model offering a 1,920 x 1,280 resolution and the 7285 packing a meatier 2,880 x 1,920 resolution. Overall, they’re quite similar with slight differences in the storage options, the battery options, and the keyboard options.

On the security front, the two Latitude 12 2-in-1 PCs support self-encrypting storage along with a long list of security features such as a Trusted Platform Module 2.0 chip, Control Vault 2.0 advanced authentication, and optional hardware like a SmartCard reader, a fingerprint reader, an IR camera supporting Windows Hello, and so on. Connectivity components include optional Wireless AD (WiGig), optional 4G LTE connectivity, and Thunderbolt 3.

Latitude 12 5285 Latitude 12 7285
Operating system: Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Display size: 12.3 inches with Touch 12.3 inches (IGZO) with Touch
Resolution: 1,920 x 1,280 2,880 x 1,920
100 percent sRGB color space
Processor: 7th-generation Intel Core
7th-generation Intel Core vPro
7th-generation Intel Core
7th-generation Intel Core vPro
Memory: 4GB, 8GB or 16GB LPDDR3 @ 1,866MHz 8GB or 16GB LPDDR3 @ 1,600MHz
Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 Integrated Intel HD Graphics 615
Storage: Up to 256GB SATA M.2 SSD
Up to 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Up to 512GB PCIe OPAL SED M.2 SSD
128GB, 256GB, and 512GB SSD
256GB Self-encrypting SSD
Connectivity options: Qualcomm Wireless AC (2×2), Bluetooth 4.1
Intel Wireless AC (2×2), Bluetooth 4.2
Qualcomm LTE-A
Qualcomm HSPA+
Dell/Intel LTE
Intel Wireless AD/AC/Bluetooth 4.2
Qualcomm Wireless AC (2×2), Bluetooth 4.1
Intel Wireless AC (2×2), Bluetooth 4.2
Qualcomm LTE-A
Qualcomm HSPA+
Dell/Intel LTE
Intel Wireless AD/AC/Bluetooth 4.2
Ports: 2x USB Type-C
1x USB 3.0
1x Micro SD card slot
1x Micro SIM card slot
1x Headphone/microphone jack
1x Keyboard connection port
2x Thunderbolt 3 (Type-C)
1x Micro SD card slot
1x Micro SIM card slot
1x Headphone/microphone jack
1x Keyboard connection port
Keyboard options: Dell Latitude 5285 Travel Keyboard Dell Latitude 7285 Travel Keyboard
Dell Latitude 7285 Productivity Keyboard
Dell Latitude 7285 Wireless Charging Keyboard
Security: Trusted Platform Module 2.0
Noble Lock Slot
Control Vault 2.0
Contactless SmartCard Reader (optional)
SmartCard Reader (optional)
Fingerprint Reader (optional)
Dell security suite (optional)
Trusted Platform Module 2.0
Noble Lock Slot
Control Vault 2.0
Contactless SmartCard Reader (optional)
SmartCard Reader (optional)
Fingerprint Reader (optional)
Dell security suite (optional)
Cameras: Front – 5MP with optional IR camera
Back – 8MP
Front – 720p with optional IR camera
Back – 8MP
Multimedia: 2x Speakers with MaxxAudio Pro
4x Array microphone
2x Speakers with MaxxAudio Pro
4x Array microphone
Battery: 31.5 Watt hour
42 Watt hour
Tablet – 34 Watt hour (6+ hours)
Base – 22 Watt hour (9+ hours)
Size: 11.49 x 8.18 x 0.38 inches 10.75 x 8.20 x 0.30 inches
Weight: Tablet only – 2 pounds
With base – 2.7 pounds
Tablet only – 1.48 pounds
With base – 2.3 pounds
Price: Starting at $899 To be announced at Dell EMC World
Availability: February 28, 2017 May 30, 2017

Dell Latitude 7280/7480 Ultra-Thin Laptops

Here are Dell’s premium business-class ultrabooks in 12.5 and 14-inch form factors. They’re essentially the same feature-wise outside the obvious size differences, sporting seventh-generation Intel Core vPro processors, DDR4L system memory, Wireless AD (WiGig) connectivity, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, and touchscreen options.

Some of the major differences between the two is that the larger model offers up to 32GB of system memory whereas the Latitude 7280 supports only half that. The 7480 model also provides four resolution options up to 2,560 x 1,440 with touch whereas the smaller laptop only offers three. There’s one extra USB 3.0 port on the larger unit too while both units rely on batteries ranging between 42 Watt hour and 60 Watt hour.

Latitude 7280 Latitude 7480
Operating system: Windows 10
Ubuntu
NeoKylin
Windows 10
Ubuntu
NeoKylin
Display size: 12.5 inches 14 inches
Resolution: 1,366 x 768
1,920 x 1,080
1,920 x 1,080 with Touch
1,366 x 768
1,920 x 1,080
1,920 x 1,080 with Touch
2,560 x 1,440 with Touch
Processor: Seventh-generation Intel Core vPro Seventh-generation Intel Core vPro
Memory: Up to 16GB DDR4L @ 2,133MHz (1x slot) Up to 32GB DDR4L @ 2,133MHz (2x slot)
Graphics: Integrated Intel Graphics (GT2) Integrated Intel Graphics (GT2)
Storage: Up to 512GB M.2 SSD
Up to 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD
Up to 512GB PCIe M.2 self-encrypting SSD
Up to 512GB M.2 SSD
Up to 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD
Up to 512GB PCIe M.2 self-encrypting SSD
Connectivity options: Wireless AD (WiGig)
4G LTE-A
Bluetooth 4.2
Wireless AD (WiGig)
4G LTE-A
Bluetooth 4.2
Ports: 1x Thunderbolt 3 Type-C (optional)
1x HDMI
2x USB 3.0
1x Ethernet
1x Micro SD card slot
1x Micro SIM card slot
1x Microphone/headphone jack
1x Thunderbolt 3 Type-C (optional)
1x HDMI
3x USB 3.0
1x Ethernet
1x Micro SD card slot
1x Micro SIM card slot
1x Microphone/headphone jack
Keyboard options: ISO Single Point Keyboard
ISO Single Point Backlit Keyboard
ISO Single Point Keyboard
ISO Dual Point Backlit Keyboard
Security: Trusted Platform Module 2.0
Fingerprint reader (optional)
SmartCard Reader (optional)
Contactless SmartCard Reader (Optional)
Control Vault 2.0 (optional)
Noble Wedge Lock (optional)
Trusted Platform Module 2.0
Fingerprint reader (optional)
SmartCard Reader (optional)
Contactless SmartCard Reader (Optional)
Control Vault 2.0 (optional)
Noble Wedge Lock (optional)
Battery: 42 Watt hour
60 Watt hour
60 Watt hour with Long Life Cycle
42 Watt hour
60 Watt hour
60 Watt hour with Long Life Cycle
Size: Touch – 12 x 8.18 x 0.68
Non-touch – 12 x 8.18 x 0.67
13.03 x 8.70 x 0.72 inches
Weight: Starts at 2.6 pounds Starts at 3.01 pounds
Price: Unknown Starting at $1,099
Availability: Unknown December 28, 2016

Dell Precision 5720 AIO

Dell’s new all-in-one desktop sports a 27-inch screen with two Ultra 4K resolution options and support for 100 percent of the Adobe RGB color space. Powering the high-resolution screen are sixth and seventh-generation Intel Xeon and Core i5/i7 processors, and discrete graphics chip options consisting of the AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 and the Radeon Pro WX 4140.

The Precision 5720 includes Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, HDMI output, DisplayPort 1.2 output, a handful of USB 3.0 ports, and more. It’s loaded down with security features consisting of a Trusted Platform Module chip (1.2 or 2.0), self-encrypting drive options, Dell’s suite of security software, chassis lock slot support, and so on. Customers can configure the device with optional touch support that will make the unit slightly larger and heavier.

Operating system: Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro with Windows 7 Pro downgrade
Ubuntu 16.04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3
NeoKylin 6.0
Display size: 27 inches
Resolution: 3,840 x 2,160 (IPS @ 350 nits)
3,840 x 2,160 (IPS @ 300 nits) with Touch
Processor: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v6 Family
Intel Xeon E3-1200 V5 Family
Intel Core i5, i7 seventh-generation
Intel Core i5, i7 sixth-generation
Memory (4 slots): Up to 64GB DDR4 @ 2,133MHz
Graphics: AMD Radeon Pro WX 7100 w/ 8GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon Pro WX 4150 w/ 4GB GDDR5
Storage: Support for one M.2 PCIe SSD and two 2.5” drives
M.2 PCIe SSD – 256GB, 500GB or 1TB
2.5” SATA SSD – 256GB, 360GB, 512GB, or 1TB
2.5” SATA 7,200RPM HDD – 500GB or 1TB
2.5” SATA 5,400RPM HDD – 1TB Hybrid or 2TB
Self-encrypting drives: 500GB 7,200RPM HDD or 512GB 2.5” SSD
Connectivity: Intel Wireless AC (2×2)
Dell Wireless AC (2×2), Bluetooth 4.1
Intel Wireless AC (2×2), Bluetooth 4.2 (optional)
Ports (side): 1x USB 3.0 (charges devices)
1x SD card reader
1x audio output
Ports (front): 4x USB 3.0
1x HDMI output
1x DisplayPort 1.2
1x Thunderbolt 3 Type-C
1x gigabit Ethernet
1x audio out
Multimedia: 10-speaker sound system
Signature Series powered by Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Security: Trusted Platform Module 1.2/2.0
Dell Data Protection
Dell HW Crypto Accelerator
Microsoft Windows bitlocker
Secure Erase
Self-encryption
Chassis intrusion switch
D-Pedigree
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Dell Secure Works
Intel Software Guard extensions
Computrace (optional)
SmartCard keyboards (optional)
Cameras: 720p webcam
IR camera supporting Windows Hello
Power supply: 360 watts 80 Plus
Size: Non-touch – 16.9 x 24.1 x 3.05 inches
Touch – 17.1 x 24.6 x 3.16 inches
Weight: Non-touch – 24.9 pounds
Touch – 37.3 pounds
Price: Starting at $1,599
Availability: April 6, 2017

Dell Precision 5520

Dell calls this laptop the world’s thinnest, lightest, and smallest 15.6-inch mobile workstation measuring just 0.45 inches in the front and 0.66 inches in the back. It arrives with Intel’s latest seventh-generation Xeon and Core processors, with models packing sixth-generation Xeon/Core processors arriving in the second quarter of 2017. Operating system options depend on the selected processor, such as Dell only offering Windows 7 Pro with sixth-generation CPUs, and Ubuntu 16.04 SP1 supported only by seventh-generation chips.

Customers wanting more graphical prowess with this laptop can option for Nvidia’s Quadro M1200 discrete graphics chip with 4GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory. Other notable features include an optional IGZO screen with a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, dual storage options, and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. The IGZO panel supports 100 percent of the Adobe RGB color space too, making it perfect for graphic designers.

Operating system: Windows 7 Pro (only with 6th-Gen Intel CPUs in Q2 2017)
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Ubuntu 16.04 SP1 (only with 7th-gen)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 (only with 7th-gen in Q2 2017)
Display size: 15.6 inches
Resolution: 1,920 x 1,080 (IPS) (72-percent color gamut)
3,840 x 2,160 (IGZO) (100-percent Adobe color gamut)
Processor: Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
Intel Core i7-7820HQ
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
Intel Core i7-7440HQ
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 (Q2 2017)
Intel Core i7-6820HQ (Q2 2017)
Memory (2 slots): Up to 32GB DDR4 @ 2,400MHz
Graphics: Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
Intel HD Graphics 630
Nvidia Quadro M1200 w/ 4GB GDDR5
Storage: Up to two drives – one M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD and one 2.5” SSD/HDD
HDD – 500GB 7,200RPM up to 1TB 5,400RPM
SSD –  256GB, 512GB, 512GB with self-encrypting, and 1TB
M.2 PCIe SSD – 256GB, 512GB, 512GB with self-encrypting, and 1TB
Connectivity: Intel Wireless AC (2×2) and Bluetooth 4.2
Dell Wireless AC (2×2) and Bluetooth 4.2
Ports: 1x gigabit Ethernet
1x SD card reader
1x Thunderbolt 3
2x USB 3.0 (one charges)
1x HDMI
1x Microphone/smartphone combo
Multimedia: 2x high-quality speakers
2x noise canceling digital array microphones (optional)
MaxxAudio Pro by Waves
Light sensitive HD video webcam
Security: Intel Platform Trust Technology
Trusted Platform Module 1.2/2.0
Chassis lock slot
Computrace (optional)
Battery: 56 Watt hour
97 Watt hour
Power adapter: 130 watt
Size: 14.06 x 9.27 x 0.45 (front) / 0.66 (back) inches
Weight: Starting at 3.93 pounds
Price: Starting at $1,399
Availability: January 5, 2017

Dell Precision 7720

This larger version of the Precision 5520 laptop builds on the design by adding more options in the configuration process such as an extended processor lineup, more discrete graphics chip choices, two additional memory slots, and extra space for a third storage solution. There are also a few additional ports given the extra physical space along with bigger battery options.

According to Dell, the Precision 7720 is the company’s first VR-ready mobile workstation, and currently the world’s most powerful mobile workstation to date. It’s also extremely secure, providing features like a SmartCard reader, an optional fingerprint reader, and optional self-encrypting SSDs. Other notable features include Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, Mini DisplayPort output, and support for up to 64GB of DDR4 system memory at 2.400MHz.

Operating system: Windows 7 Pro (only with 6th-Gen Intel CPUs in Q2 2017)
Windows 8.1 Pro (only with 6th-Gen Intel CPUs in Q2 2017)
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Home
Ubuntu 16.04 SP1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 (Q2 2017)
Display size: 17.3 inches
Resolution: 1,600 x 900 (TN) (42-percent color gamut)
1,920 x 1,080 (IPS) (72-percent color gamut)
3,840 x 2,160 (IGZO) (100-percent Adobe color gamut)
Processor: Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
Intel Core i7-7820HQ
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
Intel Core i7-7440HQ
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
Intel Xeon E3-1575M v5 (Q2 2017)
Intel Xeon E3-1545M v5 (Q2 2017)
Intel Core i7-6920HQ (Q2 2017)
Intel Core i7-6820HQ (Q2 2017)
Memory (4 slots): Up to 64GB DDR4 @ 2,400MHz
Up to 32GB DDR4 @ 2,667MHz
Graphics: Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580
Intel HD Graphics 630
Radeon Pro WX 4130 w/ 2GB GDDR5
Radeon Pro WX 7100 w/ 8GB GDDR5
Nvidia Quadro P3000 w/ 6GB GDDR5
Nvidia Quadro P4000 w/ 8 GB GDDR5
Nvidia Quadro P5000 w/ 16GB GDDR5
Storage: Up to three drives – two M.2 PCIe SSDs and one M.2 PCIe/2.5” SATA drive
HDD – 500GB and 1TB 7,200RPM up to 2TB 5,400RPM
SSD –  256GB, 512GB, 512GB with self-encrypting, and 1TB
M.2 PCIe SSD – 256GB, 512GB, 512GB with self-encrypting, and 1TB
Connectivity: Intel Wireless AC (2×2) and Bluetooth 4.2
Dell Wireless AC (2×2) and Bluetooth 4.2
4G LTE
Ports: 1x gigabit Ethernet
1x SD card reader
1x SmartCard reader
1x Thunderbolt 3
4x USB 3.0 (one charges)
1x Mini DisplayPort
1x HDMI
1x Microphone/smartphone combo
Multimedia: 2x high-quality speakers
2x noise canceling digital array microphones (optional)
MaxxAudio Pro by Waves
Light sensitive HD video webcam (optional)
Security: Intel Platform Trust Technology
Trusted Platform Module 1.2/2.0
Chassis lock slot
Computrace (optional)
Contactless SmartCard Reader/Fingerprint Reader (optional)
FIPS Fingerprint Reader (optional)
Battery: 72 Watt hour
91 Watt hour
91 Watt hour (long life cycle)
Power adapter: 240 watt
Size: 16.42 x 11.08 x 1.12 (front) / 1.36 (back) inches
Weight: Starting at 7.55 pounds
Price: Unknown
Availability: February 28, 2017

Dell OptiPlex 7050

Dell’s new desktop-focused workstation arrives in three flavors: Tower, Small Form Factor (SFF), and Micro. The size of the unit obviously limits what customers can stuff inside, which includes sixth and seventh-generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors. The operating system will also depend on the chosen processor, such as Dell offering Windows 7 Pro (with a Windows 10 Pro license) for sixth-generation Intel systems only.

Customers wanting more than Intel’s integrated graphics solutions can option for discrete graphics chips from AMD in the Tower and SFF models including the Radeon R5 430 (1GB/2GB) and the Radeon R7 450 (4GB). All three units are ready for Intel’s Optane storage technology, and provide a multitude of ports including HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.0, and gigabit Ethernet connectivity. There are Wireless AC/Bluetooth options too.

Operating system: Windows 7 Pro with a Windows 10 Pro license
Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Neokylin v6.0 (China only)
Form factor: Tower, Small Form Factor, and Micro
Processor: Intel Core i3 dual-core seventh-generation
Intel Core i5 and Core i7 quad-core seventh-generation
Intel Core i3 dual-core sixth generation
Intel Core i5 and Core i7 quad-core sixth-generation
Memory: Four slots in the Tower and SFF models up to 64GB DDR4
Two slots in the Micro model up to 32GB DDR4
Graphics: Integrated Intel HD Graphics 610/630 (seventh-gen)
Integrated Intel HD Graphics 510/530 (sixth-generation)
Discrete AMD Radeon R5 430 1GB/2GB (Tower/SFF)
Discrete AMD Radeon R7 450 4GB (Tower/SFF)
Storage: HDD – Up to 2TB
Supports Hybrid, Opal SED FIPS, M.2 SATA SSDs and M.2 PCIe SSDs
Supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 on select configurations (Tower/SFF)
Supports Intel Optane SSDs
Supports optional optical drive and media card reader (Tower/SFF)
Optional hard drive-free configuration
Connectivity: Tower/SFF – Intel Wireless AC. Bluetooth 4.2 (optional)
Micro – Intel Wireless AC, Bluetooth 4.2 (optional)
Ports: 6x USB 3.0
4x USB 2.0
4x USB 2.0 (internal)
1x gigabit Ethernet1x Serial
2x DisplayPort 1.2
1x HDMI 1.4
2x PS/2
1x UAJ
1x Audio out
1x VGA (optional)
Ports (Micro only): 6x USB 3.0
1x gigabit Ethernet
1x HDMI 1.4
1x DisplayPort 1.2
1x UAJ
1x Audio out
1x DisplayPort 1.2 (#2 optional)
1x VGA (optional)
1x Serial + PS/2 (optional)
1x Serial (optional)
Power: Tower – 240 watts 80 Plus Bronze or 80 Plus Platinum
SFF – 180 watts 80 Plus Bronze or 80 Plus Platinum
Micro – 65 watts for 35-watt CPUs, 130 watts for 65-watt CPUs
Size: Tower – 13.8 x 6.1 x 10.8 inches
SFF – 11.4 x 11.5 x 3.7 inches
Micro – 7.2 x 7.0 x 1.4 inches
Minimum Weight: Tower – 17.49 pounds
SFF – 11.57 pounds
Micro – 2.58 pounds
Price: Starting at $679
Availability: February 17, 2017.

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