Dell Introduces Its Most Comprehensive and Reliable Education Solutions Portfolio Ever

  • Dell technology brings 1:1 computing to the classroom by releasing a range of education solutions designed to meet individual learning needs
  • Dell Chromebook 11 makes collaboration easy with a new, innovative and durable design
  • Dell Venue 10 and Venue 10 Pro tablets provide anytime productivity for students in and out of the classroom
  • Dell Latitude 11 Education Series laptop is the most secure, manageable and reliable education solution available

ROUND ROCK, Texas — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 12, 2015 — Dell today announced a range of new additions to its state-of-the-art portfolio of education solutions to enhance the learning experiences of students around the world: the Dell Chromebook 11; Venue 10 and Venue 10 Pro tablets; Latitude 11 Education Series laptop and the Dell Interactive Projector S510. These new products join a great education portfolio that includes award-winning products like the Latitude 13 Education Series laptop, Dell Wyse thin clients for labs, and the Dell Precision M3800 mobile workstation for engineering and design students. Whether the learning environment is based on Chromebooks, laptops or tablets, all Dell devices are designed to integrate seamlessly within the preferred IT infrastructure.

Along with fostering a collaborative learning environment, these new devices are “schoolyard tough” to withstand the bumps, drops and spills that are part of a student’s daily life. All four products feature a rubberized trim to absorb shock when accidentally dropped. The Latitude 11 Education Series and the Dell Chromebook 11 have been subjected to MIL-STD 810G testing for pressure, temperature, shock and vibration, and both have a 180 degree LCD hinge design that reduces stress on the hinge.

“The classroom is changing quickly, and innovative technology is a major way for students to enjoy a collaborative educational experience,” said Sam Burd, vice president and general manager, Dell Personal Computing Product Group. “Education devices need to be really robust to make it through a school district’s life cycle. They also need to be powerful and flexible enough to suit individual learning needs, and make collaborating within the classroom simple. Our latest education solutions give students, teachers and IT managers the tools they need to provide an engaging learning experience.”

Dell’s latest line-up of devices builds on its existing end-to-end portfolio of education IT solutions, including Professional Learning Services and Education Data Management. By developing a comprehensive IT strategy, Dell helps schools create a productive, personalized digital learning environment focused on improving student outcomes. This holistic approach ensures teachers, administrators and students fully realize the learning potential of technology.

“Dell continues its commitment to teaching and learning, and is really focused on providing complete end-to-end solutions and services that help districts deploy reliable IT infrastructures that support the unique learning needs of their students,” said Jon Phillips, managing director of worldwide education strategy, Dell. “This new portfolio ensures that technology remains an enabler of student potential.”

Innovative New Chromebook Enlivens Classroom Collaboration

Dell is building on the success of its first entry into the Chromebook market last year with the second generation Dell Chromebook 11. Designed for the modern classroom with school yard durability, the Dell Chromebook 11 features a range of innovative features including an anti-glare HD display with optional touchscreen, liquid-resistant keyboard and touchpad and front facing integrated HD video webcam, allowing students to easily collaborate. It also features advanced connectivity options including wireless 2x2 LAN, 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and up to 10 hours of battery lifei, so students can stay online throughout the day without being tethered to wires and chargers.

The new Dell Chromebook 11 is also the first to feature an “activity light,” allowing teachers to easily monitor student activity and facilitate more meaningful interactions such as orchestrating student groups or facilitating quick quizzes and polls. The device can also be coupled with Google Apps for Education to provide a more open and connected classroom.

Anytime Productivity for Students on the Move

Dell is also releasing two new Venue tablets that provide students and consumers with productivity and flexible computing, wherever they do their learning. Both the Dell Venue 10 (Android 5.0, Lollipop) and Dell Venue 10 Pro (Windows 8.1) feature a 10.1 inch HD or Full HD display to help bring content to life, and allow students to work in five different positions when configured with the optional, attachable and reversible keyboard. The five positions make the most of different learning environments and include: clamshell for test scenarios and to use as a laptop, tent and stand positions to promote collaboration and sharing, and slate configuration for keyboard storage while in tablet mode. An optional active stylus also provides the pen and paper “inking” experience on a tablet.

The Dell Venue 10, based on Android 5.0, is one of the first tablets to be certified with Google Play for Education. Equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC), teachers can instantly download content to students by simply bumping devices, making it even easier for every student to seamlessly access digital content.

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