|[March 06, 2014]
Dell Education Portfolio Enables Active and Collaborative Learning, Gives Students True Voice
ROUND ROCK, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Dell (News - Alert) today announced the Latitude 13 Education Series laptop, Dell
Mobile Computing Cart upgrade kit and Dell Interactive Projector S520.
These new additions join the recently introduced Dell Chromebook
11 and Dell
Venue tablets to enable educators to innovate, empower students to
find a true voice and active role in learning, and meet the security and
manageability needs of each school's IT support personnel.
"Schools need technology that empowers teachers, engages students and
accommodates small equipment budgets," said Kirk Schell, vice president,
commercial PC, Dell's Client Solutions Group. "The new Latitude 13
Education Series and recommended peripherals are designed for
interactive learning. Students and teachers will love using it, and IT
support personnel will appreciate the ease of integrating the devices
into the learning environment thanks to exceptional security,
manageability, and reliability."
Classroom-ready and Schoolyard-tough
Purpose-built to meet the needs of any student computing program, the
Latitude 13 Education Series is well-equipped to deliver a rich learning
experience, online or off. With powerful processors, a large 13.3-inch
display and a full-size keyboard, it's ideal for content consumption and
creation, durable enough to withstand bumps, drops and spills and:
allows learning to happen in a variety of settings
is subject to military-standard testing
features rubberized LCD and base trim for superior drop protection
boasts an exclusive fully-sealed keyboard and touchpad for the
industry's best spill protection
has superb scratch resistance with Corning® Gorilla®�Glass NBT™ on
opens 180 degrees to reduce hinge stress when carried by students in
"tattles" on students with a network activity light that illuminates
when students connect to the WLAN
With best-in-class endpoint security solutions that include
comprehensive encryption, advanced authentication and leading-edge
malware protection from a single source, Dell offers the world's most
secure commercial laptops. The Latitude 13 Education Series offers Dell
Data Protection solutions, as well as Dell KACE and integration with
Microsoft (News - Alert) System Center.
Mobile Computing Cart - available managed or unmanaged - makes
safely transporting, charging, storing and updating classroom devices
easier than ever. Holding up to 30 netbooks, Ultrabooks™, laptops and/or
tablets of most brands up to 14-inches, the cart also features two
external outlets to support devices on top, such as a printer, teacher
laptop or document camera. It's now available with an optional upgrade
kit for snuggly docking laptops to Ethernet and power, which makes
overnight IT updates a snap and eliminates the need to manually plug in
Also a new addition, the Dell Interactive Projector-S520, features
multi-touch capabilities, Intel (News - Alert)® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi) +
Mircast technology and advanced wireless functions for classrooms and
conference rooms of nearly any size. The S520 combines features of
interactive whiteboards and interactive LCD displays into one convenient
solution. The whiteboard is no longer just for teachers; it lets
students showcase their work, collaborate, too.
Tools for Collaborative Learning
The Dell Chromebook 11 is an affordable and highly portable laptop
designed to facilitate integration of technology and collaboration in
the classroom for teachers, students and administrators. It
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
- such as 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
driving student success.
Students will enjoy outstanding performance with the latest 4th
generation Intel Core processors, up to 10 hours of battery lifei,
and an 11.6-inch HD (1366x768) display to keep them engaged throughout
the day. Google (News - Alert) Apps for Education allow students and teachers to
access, edit, save and share their digital assets such as presentations,
documents, photos and videos even if the original documents are located
on separate PCs or networks.
The Dell Chromebook 11 was built to meet the needs of schools and
districts around the country looking to deploy affordable and
comprehensive one-to-one computing initiatives. Oakland Unified School
selected the Chromebook 11 to extend equitable access to technology,
support personalized learning and meet online testing requirements. The
Chromebook 11 is verified to meet Smarter Balanced and PARCC assessment
requirements with software from AIR and Pearson Testnav8.
Versatile & Personalized Learning
The easy versatility of Dell Venue tablets facilitates an interactive
and personalized learning experience. In addition to consuming
information, students can create content on their own or collaborate on
team projects. With the content and applications available in a Windows
ecosystem, as well as easily leveraged video-chat and content sharing
capabilities, Dell Venue tablets are built to facilitate a more enriched
Dell also provides a robust technology partner program that certifies
and recommends key educational applications that align to the
instructional needs of students and teachers. Dell is the first to
provide Doceri, by SP Controls, on a Windows 8-based tablet. This allows
teachers to use their tablet as an interactive whiteboard to facilitate
and foster effective lessons with students, enabling teachers to more
effectively deliver and orchestrate lessons in their classrooms through
the ability to move amongst their students and support flipped
classrooms. Other apps include ClassPolicy by AssistX, a next-generation
classroom management solution that allows teachers to maintain classroom
focus, gauge student understanding and orchestrate educational content
delivered to multiple devices in a classroom. Miracast enables wireless
projection of tablet content to an HD-enabled larger screen for
untethered learning and student presentations. Both apps provide
educators and students alike greater mobility and flexibility throughout
"With presence in more than 400,000 classrooms around the world, our
goal and focus is to encourage the type of learning environment that
allows students and teachers to tap their creativity and ultimately
enrich the learning experience for students," said Jon Phillips,
managing director, worldwide education, Dell. "We're excited to add this
new solutions portfolio to our education ecosystem and we're very
motivated to hear how our customers are using this technology to help
teaching and learning evolve further."
Availability & Pricing:
The Latitude 13 Education Series starts at $539 USD. Non-touch models
are available in red and blue. Touch and non-touch models are available
in black. The Dell Interactive Projector - S520 starts at $4,129 USD.
Both are available today.
The managed Dell Mobile Computing Cart with the upgrade kit installed
starts at $3,999 USD. The standalone upgrade kit, which is compatible
with select previous generation managed and unmanaged models, begins at
$799 USD. The new kit will be available globally in mid-May.
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and
services that give them the power to do more. For more information,
About Dell Education
Dell Inc. is committed to helping students develop the knowledge and
skills they need to learn and succeed in an increasingly digital world
and a globally competitive workforce. As a top provider of technology
and services to schools, Dell listens to and works with students,
educators, administrators, parents and community members around the
world to deliver innovative technology and services that give them the
power to do more in and out of the classroom. Learn more about Dell in
Education at www.dell.com. Follow us
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Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.
i Tested system equipped with 4GB memory, 16GB embedded iSSD
and 50 WHr battery. Based on Google Chrome Power LoadTest, a
web-browsing battery run down test conducted by Dell labs in November
2013, with 40% backlight level setting, and wireless on. For more
information about Google Chrome Power LoadTest, visit www.chromium.org.
Test results should be used only to compare one product with another and
are not a guarantee you will experience the same battery life. Battery
life may be significantly less than the test results and varies
depending on your product's configuration, software, usage, operating
conditions, power management settings and other factors. Maximum battery
life will decrease with time and use.
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