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Dell Christmas Gift Guide 2022

We are now into the month of December 2022, the final month of year 2022, this is also the festive Christmas season, a time for festive season celebrations, gatherings with family and friends! Time to buy Christmas gifts for your family, loved ones and friends. Thinking of which lifestyle technology, gaming and entertainment gadgets for your family and loved ones? Let me share with my readers: Dell Christmas/Year End Holiday Gift Guide 2022! Dell has a great collection of technology innovations for you to choose from that you can give to your loved ones with the perfect gift this festive season!

For the Content Creators: Dell XPS 13 Plus

The XPS 13 Plus iDell’s highest performing flagship 13-inch laptop, ever – featuring powerful 12th gen Intel ® Core ™ processors, advanced thermal design and leading battery technology in a thin and light form. Beautifully streamlined interiors feature new capacitive touch function row, seamless glass touchpad with haptics and zero-lattice keyboard.

With modern creators and innovators in mind, the XPS 13 Plus features a four-sided InfinityEdge display with stunning resolution and colour gamut, plus quad speaker design to bring your content to life. 

Price: From S$2,299

For Students and Everyday Users

Designed for those who want a smaller footprint, the Inspiron 16 Plus is the ideal laptop for everyday use with desktop-level performance. It features an upgraded front-of-screen experience with a 3k resolution display and ComfortView Plus hardware that reduces harmful blue light emissions without sacrificing true-to-life colour.

Built with the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ H-series processors and optional NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphic, the laptop also comes with quad speakers to offer users an immersive, unmuffled audio experience. 

Price: From S$2,099 

For the ultimate hybrid worker: Dell Pro Webcam

Enhance your work-from-home set-up with the Dell Pro Webcam, a professional-grade 2K QHD webcam that uses the Sony STARVIS™ sensor and multi-element lens to deliver crystal-clear picture clarity even in low-light. This sleek-looking cylindrical webcam also features a built-in noise reduction mic for clear communication.

With the Digital Overlap HDR and Facial Detection Auto Exposure to optimise your image, you will always look your best – a must do for every moment of your hybrid work. 

Price: S$248 

For serious gamers: Alienware m17 R5 ?Gaming Laptop

Take your gaming to new heights with the new Alienware m17 R5 Gaming Laptop, the world’s most powerful 17” AMD Advantage laptop, delivering truly remarkable performance. Featuring AMD Ryzen™ 6000 series processors, AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 series graphics, and new AMD Smart Technologies, the Alienware m17 R5 is the one for those who value raw power.

Price: From S$3,049

For those looking to upgrade their gaming experience

Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Headset

Complete your gaming set up with the Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Headset, an honouree of the CES Innovation Award. With its active noise cancellation, immersive multidimensional audio, integrated touch controls and versatile device connectivity, the headset is built to elevate the gaming experience. Designed for comfort and power, it allows for up to 6 hours of use with just 15 minutes of fast-charge, and up to a maximum of 55 hours of undisrupted use on a full charge.

Price: S$269 

Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Mouse

In the same series, the weight-optimised Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Mouse does not lag behind in performance. Featuring a 26,000 DPI optical sensor and magnetic force keyplates to ensure high-level performance, this mouse also comes with NVIDIA Reflex system latency measurement technology, meaning that users can start every match knowing their PC is operating at the lowest possible system latency when paired with NVIDIA G-SYNC displays.

Price: S$159 

Many more Dell products!

There are many more Dell products! There are more laptops for professional, students and home use, gaming laptops, as well as monitors for home, office and gaming needs, for you to choose from! Do visit Dell website and check them out!

All products are available for purchase online at dell.com.sg and at Dell Exclusive Stores in Funan Mall, NEX, Plaza Singapura and VivoCity. Customers can also enjoy special holiday discounts on selected Dell and Alienware products during the festive season. 

For the latest prices and holiday promotions, please refer to dell.com.sg. 

Merry Christmas everyone!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas 2022 in advance! Have a great and fun festive season and gatherings with your family, loved ones and friends! Happy Christmas shopping with Dell!

* Information and pictures courtesy of Dell and BCW *

Dell Technologies Forum 2022 in Singapore – New SG and APJ findings on Digital Transformation

Dell Technologies Forum 2022 in Singapore was held recently on 13th September 2022. This would be a technology conference/forum that I would like to attend however I wasn’t able to attend due to a clash of appointment/business commitments for that day. One of the key updates was on Dell research findings on digital transformation and change for Singapore (SG) and Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ).

On the subject of digital transformation / digital change, this has been one of my areas of interest over the past few years. When I read the Dell Technologies Forum Singapore 2022 – New SG and APJ findings on Digital Transformation, it was interesting, an eye opener and concern on the digital transformation journey in Singapore, and how the future of work is evolving right here in SG.

None of us can forget what the global pandemic that started in 2020 inflicted on the entire world, from personal living and how we work, the massive changes and impacts on our work, living, personal and mental well-being. Digital transformation over the past two years could be said to be accelerated beyond any precedent in the business and technology worlds.

Dell research on digital transformation in SG

What does Dell research on new SG and APJ findings on digital transformation speaks about our current state of digital transformation progress in SG?

Before we dive more into this, here are the key findings for Singapore:

  • In Singapore, 96% (APJ: 90%) of business leaders regard their people as their greatest asset
  • However, 75% (APJ: 67%) believe their organisations underestimate the people requirements when planning transformation programmes
  • Nearly 80% (APJ: 77%) of all Singapore employees also say their business needs to provide the necessary tools and infrastructure to work flexibly, in a way that suits everyone

After 2 years of accelerated digital transformation, 65% of IT leaders in Singapore (APJ: 45%) say their organisations do not know what it takes to digitally transform a workforce, with many employees now facing challenges in keeping up the pace according to a new Dell Technologies survey. 75% (APJ: 67%) of those surveyed in Singapore believe their organisations underestimate how to engage with their people properly when planning transformation programmes.

What do those Dell research results highlight?

The results from Dell research highlight how the recent period of accelerated digital transformation is leaving businesses and their workforce in need of time to recharge, reflect, and refine before embarking on new or iterating projects.

Even though there have been accelerated progress and efforts from the past few years, this research highlights how there is a potential for transformation to stall as 75% of respondents in Singapore believe it is their people’s resistance to change that can lead to failure.

Nearly 80% of Singapore respondents (APJ: 62%) fear they will be shut out of the evolving digital world due to a lack of people with the right authority or vision to capitalise on the opportunity – this is when an as-a-Service model becomes a favourable option for many businesses.

“To build a better future that works for all, we need to recognise that business success and employees’ wellbeing are inextricably linked. Our latest research highlights that sustainable digital transformation happens at the intersection of people and technology. To achieve an effective breakthrough, organisations should consider a three-pronged approach. First, provide employees with consistent and secure work experiences, not defined by where they work. Second, help drive productivity by augmenting human capabilities with technology tools to allow employees to focus on what they do best. Lastly, inspire employees through an empathetic culture and authentic leadership,” said Amit Midha, President, Asia Pacific & Japan, and Global Digital Cities, Dell Technologies.

“The future of work has shifted and will continue to evolve as teams and individuals find a process that works for them. The foundation of successful hybrid work models will involve personalised, consistent, disruption-free experiences, and will rely on a human-centric IT strategy. In Singapore, hybrid work options are now a top requirement for employees. People need easy access to the right tools to get the job done, whenever and wherever they are working. Companies should ensure the necessary tools and infrastructure are in place to empower their employees in achieving success,” said Andy Sim, Vice President and Managing Director, Singapore, Dell Technologies.

The time is now for organisations to take stock before embarking upon new digital transformation projects, ensuring their workforce is supported and has clarity on the next stage of implementation.

Readiness for Digital Change Benchmarks

Dell and independent behavioural experts studied survey respondents’ appetite for digital change and found that only 5% of the workforce in Singapore – from senior business leaders to IT decision makers and staff – are pursuing modernisation projects. Further more, around 50% of those surveyed are slow or reluctant to embrace change.

Here is the table of how the Singapore workforce is comprised today:

Breakthrough benchmark

1) Sprint: Will chase innovation and trailblazer technological change

5% (APJ: 7%)

2) Steady: Poised to adopt technological change, selected by others

35.5% (APJ: 41%)

3) Slow: Inclined to hold back and observe / deliberate

53% (APJ: 46%)

4) Still: Tend to anticipate problems and resist proposed technology innovations based on perceived risk

6.5% (APJ: 6%)

Future of Digital Transformation and Digital Change

What is the future of digital transformation and digital change like? This study charts a path forward with signposts opportunities for businesses to focus and keep pace with transformation, with breakthrough happening at the intersection of people and technology along three frontiers:

1. Connectivity

During the pandemic, businesses performed tremendous feats to connect, collaborate, and conduct business online during this period. However, this is not the end, they are not finished.

Nearly 80% of respondents say they need organisations to provide the necessary tools and infrastructure to work anywhere (along with autonomy to choose their preferred working pattern). In fact, the respondents worry that their people might be left behind because they do not have the right technology to shift to a highly distributed model (where work and compute are not tied to a central place but occur everywhere).

Technology alone is not sufficient. Businesses also need to make work equitable for people with different needs, interests, and responsibilities, including the 79% of Singapore employees that would like their organisation to do any of the following:

  • 39% (APJ: 46%) want organisations to clearly define their ongoing commitment to flexible work arrangements and the practicalities of making it work
  • 36% (APJ: 45%) would like to see organisations better equip leaders to effectively and equitably manage remote teams
  • 36% (APJ: 47%) want organisations to empower employees to choose their preferred working pattern and provide the necessary tools / infrastructure

2. Productivity

Time is limited for everyone, and there are now too few qualified candidates for open roles. In order to address all these strains, businesses can delegate repetitive tasks to automated processes and free-up people to focus on enriching, higher-value work.

At the present moment, only 38% say their work is stimulating and not repetitive. With the opportunity to automate more repetitive tasks, close to 7 in 10 respondents would look forward to learning new, sought-after skills and technologies, like leadership skills, courses in machine learning, or focusing on more strategic opportunities to elevate their role.

However, for businesses with limited budgets, they are concerned that they will not be able to advance their workforce and compete.

3. Empathy

Beyond hardware and technology, it is at the heart where businesses must build a culture, modelled by empathetic leaders, that treats people as their greatest source of creativity and value.

This Dell research shows that there is still work to do and empathy has to inform decision making – from simplifying technology for approximately half of Singapore employees who often feel overwhelmed by complex technologies, to tailoring change programmes to individuals’ skills.

Research Methodology

The fieldwork was conducted by market research company, Vanson Bourne, from August to October 2021, across 40+ locations from all regions around the world.

Base: Dell Technologies conducted a survey with 10,500 senior business decision-makers, IT decision-makers and knowledge workers (employees involved in digital transformation) across 40+ countries.

In Asia Pacific & Japan (APJ), there were 2,900 respondents across 11 locations that were surveyed. The locations in APJ include Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.

In Singapore, there were 200 respondents that were surveyed.

For more information

If you would like to read more about the Dell research findings, please visit here to read the full results.

You can also read the Perspectives articles series here: https://www.dell.com/en-us/perspectives/series/breakthrough/

* Information courtesy of Dell Technologies and BCW *

Dell Technologies announced joint commitment with four Institutes of Higher Learning

On 3rd December 2021, Dell Technologies announced a joint commitment with four Institutes of Higher Learning (IHL) in Singapore that would help shape the next generation of technology talent in Singapore. This joint commitment would enhance the pre-employment training curriculum for over 5,000 tertiary students in Singapore over the next two years. The programme seeks to build and attract a robust talent pipeline for the local information and communications technology (ICT) sector by equipping the students with industry-relevant skills.

Dell Technologies, together with the the four IHLs, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), Singapore Management University (SMU), Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP), they will co-develop new content for curriculum modules, specialist diplomas and degree courses that are focused on critical core skills tied to new and emerging technologies such as cloud computing, data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT) and digital cities management.

Those key skills were identified based on industry needs that came through feedback from Dell Technologies, its partners and customers. They align with the Infocomm Media Development Authority’s (IMDA) Services 4.0 roadmap. This roadmap envisions the future of services using emerging technologies in a digital economy.

The launch of this new joint commitment initiative between Dell Technologies and the four IHLs was presented and delivered by Dell Technologies Academy. This momentous event was witnessed by Mr Tan Kiat How, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications & Information at Dell Technologies Executive Briefing Solution Centre at One@Changi City. The programme comes under the Dell Technologies Digital Future – Made in Singapore umbrella, which aims to fast track the adoption of future-ready digital solutions and drive innovations in Singapore for partners and customers globally.

“The Government is committed to developing our youths to seize the exciting opportunities in the digital economy, which has grown despite the economic contractions elsewhere. Industry partners such as Dell Technologies play a key role in translating this growth into good opportunities for Singaporeans, especially in the area of emerging technologies. We look forward to more of such partnerships, that really bring the possibilities of technology to life,” said Minister of State Mr Tan Kiat How, Minister of State, Ministry of Communications & Information.

“Dell Technologies is committed to collaborate with the Singapore government and the tertiary education institutions to help shape the next generation of tech talent. Together, we can help drive human progress with technology, values and purpose,” said Amit Midha, President, Asia Pacific & Japan, and Global Digital Cities, Dell Technologies. “Under our Digital Future – Made in Singapore initiative, our strategic partnerships with Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore Management University, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Singapore Polytechnic will enhance the overall tech learning curriculum for students, uplift the ICT and cloud-native ecosystem in Singapore and advance the skills and employability of our future workforce. We will continue to build on these partnerships and are open to forge new ones to expand on the growing tech ecosystem.”

Prof Chua Kee Chaing, President-designate, Singapore Institute of Technology said, “SIT is happy to co-develop content with Dell to jointly train future ICT talents. As Singapore’s University of Applied Learning, we provide avenues for students to work on real-world projects that deepen their knowledge and skills. This uniquely designed programme will allow students to acquire industry-relevant knowledge on emerging technologies and gain rich insights through hands-on projects and close industry mentorship.”

Professor Timothy Clark, Provost of Singapore Management University said, “As the digital transformation of industries, economies and societies accelerate, there is strong demand in the public and private sectors for graduates with sound knowledge and training in new and emerging technologies such as cloud-native skills and digital cities management. Collaborations with industry and technology providers, such as Dell Technologies, are part of our overall efforts to nurture future-ready graduates who are able to create value to business and society with industry-relevant skills. We are confident that the knowledge and skills gained from our growing collaboration with Dell Technologies can boost the employability of our students and enable them to be even better prepared for evolving technological trends.”

Mr Lim Kok Kiang, Principal & CEO, Ngee Ann Polytechnic said, “Ngee Ann Polytechnic is pleased to partner Dell Technologies to nurture our future infocomm talents, especially in emerging areas such as Virtualisation and Cloud Native App Development. With industry currency being a key focus area, this collaboration is another strategic partnership for learners at NP to gain proficiency in the latest industry software and exposure to real-world applications. This is very much aligned with our commitment to equip learners with relevant knowledge and skills to better prepare them for careers in the cloud era.”

Mr Soh Wai Wah, Principal and CEO, Singapore Polytechnic said, “As industries and businesses fast-track their digital adoption, it is vital to shift and transform our workforce to be more resilient and ready to meet the demands of an expanding digital economy. Our partnership to innovate with Dell will enable SP to nurture a future talent pool of engineers and software developers with the capabilities to build cloud-native solutions that allow enterprises to deploy highly scalable systems in an agile manner. This co-innovation ecosystem will create even greater learning value to our students when they gain access to work on industry projects and develop solutions that integrate Dell’s technologies.”

Access to curated courses on cloud and dedicated mentorship

Dell Technologies will work closely with IHL professors and lecturers, they are able to offer customised tech expertise and consultation to help in the planning of the curriculum as well as helping to curate cloud-native content that can be included in the students’ learning curriculum. Beyond curriculum design, students can also benefit from Dell Technologies industry experts’ insights, and mentorship will also be offered to students as they navigate their final year projects and industry attachments.

Students can look forward to immersing in the latest emerging technologies and industry-relevant content such as DevOps, microservices, cloud-native security, containers and Kubernetes. They will also get opportunities for hands-on experience via lab tutorial projects that highlight the importance and complexity of managing applications in an enterprise environment.

With the current hybrid education model, students from the four IHLs will be granted access to a suite of self-guided e-learning courses via Dell Technologies’ digital learning platform. These courses are designed to provide students with practical tech knowledge and skills that are in demand by the ICT sector, enhancing their employability and providing a head start to their future technology careers.

Ongoing effort to nurture technology talent pool

The latest collaboration with the four IHLs is an extension of Dell Technologies’ tech skills accelerator initiative announced in February 2021, which aims to equip fresh graduates, mid-career professionals and students in Singapore with practical knowledge and skills in cloud computing, data protection and management, data science and big data analytics by 2023. Beyond students, Dell Technologies continues to work with its network of partners and customers to support mid-career professionals with skills training and enhancement for the data era, through its Dell Technologies Skills Up programme.

“Being part of the Dell Technologies Skills Up programme gave our employees the chance to be trained in core critical skills such as Cloud Infrastructure and Data Analytics. ST Engineering believes in continual learning and upskilling of our employees. In 2021, employees from Mission Software & Services have accumulated over 800 hours of training under this program. This is especially critical in the fast changing and dynamic digital landscape. We seek to work with strong, likeminded partners like Dell Technologies, and invest in the growth of our digital talent.” said Rajagopal, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Mission Software & Services, ST Engineering.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Dell Technologies and burson cohn & wolfe *

Dell Technologies new enhancements to ProSupport Suite for PCs

Dell Technologies recently announced new enhancements to ProSupport Suite for PCs, providing greater IT visibility, remote remediation, actionable recommendations, and the industry’s first automated custom update catalogue management and deployment capabilities.

Today’s modern working environment underwent massive changes and disruptions in the past two years due to the ongoing global pandemic. The modern employee of today can “do anything from anywhere”, whether it’s working from home or remote working, comes a new hybrid form of working environment of the future, this is the Future of Work. Technology, along with their range of work devices such as the PC has become more than just a tool, it’s now a key connection point for work and communication. The PC is a gateway for collaboration and productivity – any downtime is disruptive especially to the bottom line.

Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL) has new support services and security solutions that enhance the way IT leaders provide a modern, intelligent, and secure PC experience for employees. There are added capabilities in the ProSupport Suite for PCs that build on the foundation of artificial intelligence and an always-on approach to make IT support easier and more customisable. New endpoint security offerings enhance the industry’s most secure commercial PCs(1) with new security verification capabilities and additional protections below the operating system.

“If your PCs aren’t productive, your employees aren’t either,” said Patrick Moorhead, founder and chief analyst, Moor Insights & Strategy. “Support services and security offerings must evolve with changing employee experiences and stay ahead of the threats that exist at every corner. I believe Dell Technologies is stepping up to the plate with some unique offerings that are designed with the future in mind.”

ProSupport Suite for PCs maximises productivity and uptime with new features that customise and tailor IT support

According to a recent survey from Forrester Consulting, 70% of companies globally plan to increase their investment in remote workforce in the next year (2). With ProSupport Suite for PCs, IT managers can now customise and automate the way they support employees and optimise PCs. New features include:

  • Customisable IT management tools: ProSupport Suite for PC is the first support service to provide IT managers with automated custom update catalogue management and deployment capabilities.(3) Now they have the ability to update Dell BIOS, drivers, firmware and applications automatically and remotely, and customise how those updates are grouped and managed.
  • Tailored, actionable information for PC fleet in one place: For the first time, IT managers can see the health, application experience and security scores for their entire Dell PC fleet in one glance. (4) They can use those scores over time to uncover performance trends and also take immediate action when needed, remotely, leveraging tailored recommendations and utilisation metrics provided by Dell Technologies AI-powered services support software.
  • Customised, remote workflows: Using a customised rules engine to define and orchestrate remote remediation workflows at scale, IT managers are also able to predetermine who receives updates automatically and how they are administered.
  • ProSupport Suite for PCs features available to channel partners and their customers: Channel partners can leverage the entire scope of our AI-driven support, tools, and portal within the ProSupport Suite for PCs. Partners can view and manage the support experience for multiple organisations using SupportAssist in TechDirect and have the option to leverage Dell Technologies’ expertise to overcome customer challenges on a case-by-case or fleet wide basis.

“Our recent study conducted by Forrester Consulting found that since the pandemic and the rise of remote work, 59% of Singapore businesses had to put emergency steps in place to keep data safe outside of their company network. This suggests that as we generate more data at the edge, the management, protection and recovery of it has become a lot more complicated,” said Andy Sim, vice president and managing director, Singapore, Dell Technologies. “Our new enhancements to ProSupport Suite for PCs were designed with security, customisation and automation in mind – to help IT leaders better manage their hybrid workforce from wherever they are, while keeping seamless productivity and cybersecurity front and centre.”

Doubling down with innovations for the industry’s most secure and intelligent commercial PC portfolio with built-in AI (5)

The rapid shift to remote work, increased use of cloud applications and new ways of addressing employee productivity needs have created new threat vectors at the endpoint. Every business is a target regardless of location, industry or size as threats have grown increasingly sophisticated and are sometimes challenging to detect. Recent data suggests 44% of organisations experienced at least one hardware-level or BIOS attack over the past 12 months.(6) In Singapore, 28% of employees reported using personal productivity equipment and tools for remote work, which poses increased cybersecurity risks to corporate networks.(7) For an endpoint security strategy to be effective, it must take the entire attack surface into consideration, including supply chain hardware and firmware.

Dell Trusted Devices security portfolio helps protect Dell commercial PCs throughout the supply chain and device lifecycle. This comprehensive suite of above- and below- the operating system (OS) security solutions leverage intelligence and help empower businesses to prevent, detect and respond to threats with improved mean-time-to-detect (MTTD) and mean-time-to-resolution (MTTR) of issues.

Dell Technologies builds upon its leadership position with new security capabilities that include:

  • Intel Management Engine (ME) Verification verifies critical system firmware and detects tampering. The initial release of Intel ME Verification targets boot processes critical to system security and provides additional layers of below the OS security.
  • Dell Trusted Device Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Integration brings customers full visibility of critical below the OS security events through select SIEM dashboards.(8) It allows for a comprehensive analysis of the organisation’s security status while enabling them to extract more value out of existing security investments.

Availability

  • New ProSupport Suite for PCs capabilities will be available to new and existing customers directly and through channel partners globally starting Oct. 19.
  • Intel ME Verification and Dell Trusted Device SIEM Integration are available today on Dell commercial PCs.

Notes:

(1) Applies to Dell Precision, Latitude and OptiPlex. Based on Dell analysis, January 2020. Learn more at https://www.dellemc.com/endpointsecurity [dellemc.com].

(2) IT Leaders Outside Experience to Achieve Business Outcomes: A Spotlight on IT Service Providers – A Forrester Consulting Thought Leadership Spotlight Commissioned by Dell Technologies, May 2021

(3) Dell ProSupport Plus is the only / first support service to provide automated custom update catalog management and deployment, based on Dell analysis, August 2021

(4) Dell ProSupport Plus is the only / first support service to provide all three actionable scores on one dashboard: fleet health, security and application experience scores, based on Dell analysis, August 2021

(5) Based on Dell analysis, November 2019.

(6) Futurum Research, Four Keys to Navigating the Hardware Security Journey, Oct. 2020

(7) Dell Technologies, Remote Work Readiness Index Singapore, Dec. 2020

(8) Based on Dell Analysis, September 2021.

* Information courtesy of Dell Technologies and burson cohn & wolfe *

Dell launched new monitors to accelerate productivity

The ongoing global pandemic has disrupted and changed the way we work, live and play. The future of work is upon us with companies now adopting a hybrid workplace policy with employees working between home and office. In Singapore, while work-from-home remains as the default arrangement, companies are allowed to have up to 50% of their employees return to their office as Singapore eases its COVID-19 restrictions.

A new digital workplace of the future is upon us. With flexible work arrangements, the relevance of devices such as portable displays and video conferencing are now more evident than before, we are using and relying more on the service and devices. Taking into considerations the new and future hybrid working situation, Dell Technologies recently announced the launch of new monitors designed to accelerate productivity and enable everyone to work and connect regardless of where they are.

Dell 14 Portable Monitor (C1422H)

This is Dell’s first ever 14″ portable monitor, built to be the ultimate laptop companion. It can deliver dual-screen productivity to work, present and collaborate anywhere, suitable for professionals working in the office, at home or on the move. Users can appreciate the monitor’s lightweight design, weighing less than 700 grams and less than 7mm thick at its slimmest, making it extremely easy to travel with.

Dell 14 Portable Monitor (C1422H)

Featuring FHD resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio with IPS technology, this monitor offers easy plug and play with USB-C connectivity. Users can just simply press the quick access buttons to adjust brightness (up to 300 nits) and enjoy the ComfortView feature that reduces harmful blue light emissions.

This sleek yet practical portable monitor design complements all work styles and productivity demands with a small continuous tilt stand that bends from 10 to 90 degrees. It also features Energy Star and EPEAT GOLD certification.

Dell 27 4K UHD USB-C Monitor (S2722QC) and Dell 27 USB-C Monitor (S2722DC)

With the new Dell 27 4K UHD and Dell 27 USB-C Monitor, users can now enjoy the convenience of a single cable solution with USB-C connectivity to deliver video, audio, and data while charging their laptop with up to 65 watts of power. These monitors are perfect for clutter-free desk space and are designed to complement all home entertainment and office set-ups.

Dell 27 4K UHD USB-C Monitor (S2722QC)
Dell 27 USB-C Monitor (S2722DC)

Dell 24 and 27 Video Conferencing Monitor (S2422HZ and S2722DZ)

Hanging out virtually with friends, family and co-workers has never been easier with the new 27-inch QHD / 23.8-inch FHD monitors made for video calls. For an easy out-of-box experience, these monitors come with a built-in 5MP privacy pop-up camera, noise-cancelling microphones and dual 5W speakers. The pop-up camera stays hidden until users are ready for video chatting, and offers amazing video clarity and crystal-clear sound.

Dell 24 Video Conferencing Monitor (S2422HZ)

These beautifully designed monitors feature Dell’s TÜV-certified ComfortView Plus – an always-on low blue light reduction technology that optimises eye comfort while retaining colour accuracy. Other features include the convenience of USB-C connectivity, AMD FreeSync technology and 75Hz refresh rate for leisure gaming.

Dell 27 Video Conferencing Monitor (S2722DZ)

Pricing and Availability

All products will be available for purchase online at dell.com.sg and at Dell Exclusive Stores in Funan Mall, NEX and Plaza Singapura.

Product Availability in Singapore Starting Price (SGD$)
Dell 27 4K UHD USB-C Monitor Available today $1,199
Dell 27 USB-C Monitor Available today $999
Dell 14 Portable Monitor From September 2021 $959
Dell 24 Video Conferencing Monitor Mid-October 2021 To be announced
Dell 27 Video Conferencing Monitor Mid-October 2021 To be announced

* Information and pictures courtesy of Dell Technologies and burson cohn & wolfe *

Dell UltraSharp Webcam

Dell recently launched the new Dell UltraSharp Webcam, a beautifully designed external 4K webcam from the ground up as they redefine the webcam experience. This is ideal for professionals and anyone who wants a superb video conferencing experience. The Dell UltraSharp Webcam has nine patent-pending technologies, it’s all about image quality, intelligence and seamless experience.

This global pandemic forever changed the relevance of video conferencing. Our format and style of work and daily living has changed, a new hybrid future of work is upon us. Within a week into global lockdowns, 62 million users downloaded video conferencing apps alone(1).  This is only the beginning; by 2026, the video conferencing market is expected to exceed 50 billion USD in revenue (2). While special moments like baby showers and weddings might eventually shift back to being in-person, remote work has become the norm for many and our reliance on video conferencing is here to stay.

The vision started with benchmarking the image quality of Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) cameras used by professionals and photo enthusiasts. The design and engineering teams then challenged themselves to develop a webcam that delivers DSLR-like quality while being intelligent and easy to use.

World’s best image quality 4K webcam in its class

The Dell UltraSharp Webcam provides the best image quality in its class of 4K webcams(3)  and produces outstanding video quality in any lighting condition. Taking inspiration from DSLR cameras, the Dell UltraSharp Webcam features a large 4K Sony STARVIS™ CMOS sensor and multi-element lens that captures more light, delivering crystal-clear video.

The Digital Overlap HDR capability in the Dell UltraSharp webcam helps preserve true-to-life colours and balanced exposure. The 3D/2D video noise reduction automatically eliminates grainy images, making sure users look good even in low light.

Dell UltraSharp Webcam_HDR Comparison

 

Dell UltraSharp Webcam_Fhd vs 4K

World’s most intelligent 4K webcam in its class with auto-framing, smart security and more

Dell Technologies is developing intelligent products across Dell’s business PCs, with this Dell UltraSharp Webcam packed with intelligent features to adapt to any setup and situation. Users will appreciate the Auto-framing feature that utilises Artificial Intelligence (AI) to keep them in focus and centred in every frame.

Users can also customise their field of view from 65°, 78° and 90°, together with 5x digital zoom to ensure they look their best.

Dell UltraSharp Webcam_Field of Vision_65 Degrees
Dell UltraSharp Webcam_Field of Vision_78 Degrees
Dell UltraSharp Webcam_Field of Vision_90 Degrees

Dell has elevated the entire experience by seamlessly integrating smart security features. The Dell UltraSharp webcam features Windows Hello, allowing users to sign-in quickly and securely using facial recognition. The Dell ExpressSign-in feature has also been embedded to work in concert with Dell PCs – meaning proximity sensors on the webcam detect your presence as you approach and automatically logs you out when you step away, providing that extra level of security without lifting a finger. And finally, a magnetic privacy cover securely snaps on the lens or on the back – protecting the lens when the webcam is not in use and providing a safe place to store while using the webcam.

This Dell UltraSharp Webcam has certification with leading unified communications platforms like Microsoft Teams and Zoom, the Dell UltraSharp webcam is the perfect tool for seamless collaboration.

World’s most seamless webcam mounting solution in its class

The Dell UltraSharp webcam delivers a sleek design and premium all-aluminium cylindrical body. While most traditional webcams are rectangular, the UltraSharp Webcam’s thoughtful circular form factor and slim monitor mount ensures minimal front-of-screen distractions so users can focus on their presentation – not the equipment.

Paired with a sleek and convenient magnetic mount and tripod adaptor for effortless transitions between monitor and tripod (4) , you’re looking at the world’s most seamless webcam mounting solution in its class (5).  It is perfect for video conferencing whether presenting at an executive town hall, having a one-on-one meeting or live streaming esports on Twitch.

Pricing and Availability

The UltraSharp Webcam (WB7022) is available for purchase at dell.com.sg and at Dell exclusive stores in Funan Mall, NEX and Plaza Singapura.

Product

Availability in Singapore

Starting Price (SGD)

UltraSharp Webcam (WB7022)

Available now

$379

Notes:

[1] Video Conferencing Apps Surge from Coronavirus, Lexi Sydow, March 30, 2020

[2] Video Conferencing Market, Industry Trends, Global Market Insights, May 2020

[3] Based on an independent user study of 20 experienced webcam users commissioned by Dell.  Participants evaluated the brightness, colour saturation and sharpness of live web meeting video streamed with the Dell UltraSharp webcam and leading competitive external 4K personal conferencing webcams in uniform, low and high contrast lighting conditions (No physical webcams nor brands were shown to participants) (June 2021).

[4] Tripod sold separately

[5] Based on internal analysis of external 4K personal conferencing webcams, April 2021

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New Latitude 7320 Detachable

A new era of work is upon us, the future of work is now and hybrid. Around the world, a number of us has adopted and adapted work-from-home (WFH) due to the ongoing global pandemic. As the world economy learnt how to change, adapt and adopt new work environments and systems, it has evolved into a new future of work that is now and it’s hybrid. We are no longer just WFH, we can “work-from-anywhere”, living in a “do-from-anywhere” world, not confined to one location or any one activity. Collaborating and connecting can take place in many forms and from anywhere. With all these in mind, Dell Technologies announced the latest Latitude PC, the new Latitude 7320 Detachable.

The new Latitude 7320 Detachable represents a new age device for the new era of working professionals in a hybrid future of work, it’s designed for a new world of connectivity, collaboration, sustainability and security. Whether it’s for executives, business consultants, sales representatives or real estate agents, the Latitude 7320 Detachable is designed for the mobile professionals who are driven to grow their business and they want a thin and light device. This device is sleek, lightweight, and ready to support users as they go about their “do-from-anywhere” day.

Work like a boss and kick-off your day like one

The Latitude 7320 Detachable is hard at work even before users start their day. It is packed with Dell Technologies’ presence detection software, Express-Sign-in, making it the only commercial detachable device in the world (1) with this technology. Together with the smart kickstand that instantly wakes when powered on, users can log in quickly to start their day.

Users can also count on the Latitude 7320 Detachable for their video conferencing needs. The device comes with advanced 5 MP front-facing and 8 MP rear-facing cameras with Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR) to bring brighter, sharper visuals to video calls so users can have clear picture quality, while on-the-go or in low-light settings. The device also offers connectivity options with Intel Wi-Fi 6, 4G LTE or eSIM capability with an integrated WWAN.

Sustainable, smart design

The new Latitude 7320 Detachable comes with the world’s fastest charging stylus pen available on a commercial detachable tablet (2). It can charge up to 100% within 30s and lasts for up to 90mins of continuous usage. Dell’s focus was to create an “always ready experience” with the right battery technology that charges quickly, paired with a physical design that allows the pen to change by contacting the device. This pen can also be stored easily within the device.

The new Latitude 7320 Detachable comes with the built-in AI software, Dell Optimizer. This software keeps users focused on what matters to them while it manages efficiencies such as battery life, audio settings and background applications. With all ports and security features in the tablet head, users can enjoy the flexibility of the device and detach it without worry.

The Latitude 7320 Detachable also contributes towards Dell Technologies’ 2030 sustainability goals with EPEAT Gold registration, waterborne paint on 100% of painted parts, and packaging trays that feature ocean-bound plastic (25%) and HDPE recycled plastic (75%).

Powerful, yet cool to the touch

The Latitude 7320 Detachable eases eye strain and fatigue by delivering the most comfortable viewing experience with ComfortView Plus low blue light technology.

As Dell Technologies’ first detachable that is thermally-architected with dual opposite outlet fans and the battery positioned along the bottom of the device, the Latitude 7320 Detachable remains cool in the most common touch areas. It is the first Intel EVO-verified detachable (3), and with up to the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core i7 vPro® processors, it offers built-in security features, manageability, and the stability that IT needs. It also offers 54% more performance than its predecessor (4), making it the world’s most powerful, secure and serviceable business detachable for enterprise (5).

Pricing and Availability

The Latitude 7320 Detachable is available for purchase at dell.com.sg and at Dell Exclusive Stores in Funan Mall, NEX and Plaza Singapura.

Product

Availability in Singapore

Starting Price (SGD)

Latitude 7320 Detachable

Available now

$4,993

Notes:

(1) Based on Dell analysis, October 2020. 

(2) Based on Dell analysis, March 2021. Actual charging times may vary depending on product usage, operating conditions, and other factors.

(3) Based on Dell analysis, April 2021.

(4) Based on internal testing, April 2021, comparing a Latitude 7320 vs. previous gen similarly configured with Intel Core i7. Actual results may vary.

(5) Based on Dell analysis, October 2020. 

* Information and picture courtesy of Dell Technologies and burson cohn & wolfe *

New Dell Inspiron series that connects your world in style

Dell Technologies recently announced their new Dell Inspiron series that connects your world in style. The new Dell Inspiron series lineup empower users with freedom of expression, connection and communication with a whole new level of style, the modern PC is more than just a piece of technology gadget, it’s now a gateway to your passions, your work and your play and who you are.

This new Dell Inspiron series are redesigned from the ground up, they pack all the latest PC innovations that Dell Technologies has to offer to keep users connected to what matters most to them, adapting to learn-from-anywhere or work-from-anywhere lifestyles that the world has seen in recent years. Their minimalist, modern designs and new elemental colours are inspired by nature to complement work and play together.

The new Inspiron series are more than just for work, they are also for everyday use, it’s made to handle everything from connecting with friends and family for virtual happy hour, keeping up with the latest news and current affairs, online forums current events, your social media and blogging entries to binge watching your favourite shows. They also come with a top notch visual experience and Dell Mobile Connect, a feature that seamlessly connects any Android or iOS device to the PC and users would not miss a text or call.

The new Inspiron series also deliver on Dell’s promise to be environmentally conscious. One hundred percent of the Inspiron laptops’ painted parts use low volatile organic compound (VOC) waterborne paint (2). The packaging tray for all Inspiron laptops (3) are made from 100% recycled paper, while other packaging components (4)  comprise up to 90% recycled materials.

The nearly borderless display, expansive keyboard, larger keycaps and spacious touchpad make it easier for viewing and smoother to navigate content. The HD webcam in the new line-up comes with Temporal Noise Reduction (TNR) – a hardware solution for quality video streaming that reduces pixilation and eliminates visual noise even in low-lit environments. Paired with the finely tuned microphone, users can rest assured they come through crisp and clear to family and friends.

Inspiron 13, 14 & 15

Every Inspiron from the 13-inch to 15-inch features easy-to-use technology that simplifies daily life, including:

  • Adaptive thermals to manage power consumption to keep PCs running at their best (5).
  • Lid-open sensor and optional fingerprint reader with Windows Hello allows users to securely turn on, boot-up and log-in quickly – or resume activities in a snap with Modern Standby.
  • ExpressCharge™ recharges the battery up to 80% in 60 minutes, so users will no longer have to worry about staying plugged into an outlet (6).

Inspiron 16 Plus

The expansive Inspiron 16 Plus is perfect for creators who value screen size for work and play. The device offers a new 16.0-inch form factor, with a 16:10 aspect ratio that increases the active area of the screen by 11% while only expanding the dimensions of the device by 5% (7).

The Plus device is packed with everything needed for a dynamic performance to power the big ideas – coming soon with the latest Intel® Core H-series processors, optional NVIDIA® GTX or RTX discrete graphics, and a robust thermal management system.

Get brilliant visuals with the 3k resolution panel and ComfortView Plus display which includes an always-on, built-in solution that reduces harmful blue light emissions without sacrificing true-to-life colours, so users can create and consume content over extended viewing periods.

Inspiron 14 2-in-1

The Inspiron 14 2-in-1 offers the ultimate versatility in form factor. Combining the functionality of a laptop with the portability of a tablet, the device enables users to easily switch between laptop, tent, stand and tablet mode – all while providing the flexibility to stay connected throughout.

The stunning 14” Full HD touch display delivers an incredible viewing experience that allow users to lean back and enjoy content from any angle.

All Inspirons will be coming soon with the latest 11th Gen Intel® Core or AMD Ryzen 5000 U-Series Mobile Processors and offer a variety of graphics options, so users can work productively, enjoy uninterrupted entertainment, and never miss a beat online.

Services and Support

Software, support and services are available for all of Dell Technologies’ Inspiron PCs, providing peace of mind and ease of use. Dell Premium Support Plus offers the most support features under one comprehensive plan, including 24X7 phone support, automated issues detection, virus removal and automated PC optimisation. Repairs for accidental damage and onsite support following remote diagnosis are also included.

Pricing and Availability

The new Inspiron series can be purchased online at dell.com.sg and at Dell exclusive stores in Funan Mall, NEX and Plaza Singapura.

Product

Availability in Singapore

Starting Price (SGD)

Inspiron 13

Available now

$1,299

Inspiron 14

Available now

$1,099

Inspiron 14 2-in-1

Available now

$1,199

Inspiron 15

Available now

$1,149

Inspiron 16 Plus

early June

To be announced

Notes:

(2) 100% of your Inspiron laptop’s painted parts use low VOC waterborne paint.

(3) Applies to all new product launches starting April 2021.

(4) Excluding plastic bags, films or wraps, keyboard pad, handle, attached labels, and materials used to construct or close package.

(5) Only available on configurations with Intel processors.

(6) ExpressCharge must be enabled within Dell Power Manager software. System must be powered off or in hibernation mode for ExpressCharge feature to function. After charging has reached the stated capacity, charging speed will return to normal speed. Recommended for use with the provided Dell power adapter; not recommended with a smaller capacity power adapter. Charging times may vary.

(7) Based on Dell internal Analysis, Feb 2021.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Dell Technologies and burson cohn & wolfe *

Reimagines Work with new products and software from Dell Technologies

Start of a new year 2021, time for a new start to your work year. With new products and software unveiled by Dell Technologies (NYSE:DELL), you can reimagines work with new products and software from Dell Technologies. A new portfolio of intelligent, collaborative and sustainable devices allows you to transform your work experiences, reimagine your future of work, giving you greater flexibility to work from anywhere.

“People’s expectations of their technology continue to evolve. It’s why we push beyond barriers to create devices that offer better experiences and are more integrated into our lives,” said Ed Ward, senior vice president, Client Product Group, Dell Technologies. “Our new intelligent PCs make it possible for us to work smarter and collaborate easier, so we can give our best selves in all that we do. Secure, sustainable and smart: that’s the way forward for PCs.” 

“The PC industry just had its biggest year in six years, closing in on roughly 300 million units in 2020,” said Bob O’Donnell, president and chief analyst, TECHnalysis Research. “As we look toward the future, it’s the user experiences that matter and will determine who the real winners are. Devices designed to make work easier and to help us collaborate and connect are imperative for wherever or however we work. And it goes without saying that these devices must be secure – customers need the confidence that security is built into a device.”

Smart computing to improve productivity and collaboration

Dell Optimizer software

Dell is modernising its commercial portfolio with the exclusive Dell Optimizer software that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to automatically fine-tune applications performance, battery life, audio quality and connectivity.

The latest Dell Optimizer features brings connectivity and collaboration experiences across Dell’s new device portfolio. From features such as intelligent background noise-cancelling and auto-mute make it easier for users to collaborate with their colleagues, and smart connectivity features such as ExpressConnect prioritise bandwidth to your conferencing apps to prevent dropped calls.

Latitude 9420 and Latitude 7520

The Dell Latitude 9420 comes with a powerful built-in speakerphone and camera enhancements that provide automatic light correction and background blur. This is also the world’s first PC with Intel® Visual Sensing Technology to offer a more reliable auto wake and lock. With WiFi 6E or 5G LTE, you can now multi-task on faster connections.

Coming in January 2021 are advanced thermals and 11th Gen Intel Core vPro processors based on the Intel® Evo™ platform, providing increased performance and simplified manageability. For those who prefers a larger screen, the Dell Latitude 7520 now comes in a 15-inch screen, offers a 4K UHD display and optional full high-definition (FHD) camera.

Dell 34 Curved Video Conferencing Monitors

The world’s first 34-inch curved video conferencing monitor certified for Microsoft Teams. They are also available in 24-inch and 27-inch sizes, the monitors offer secure facial recognition sign-in and hands-free commands to provide enhanced security and convenience.

Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD Monitor

The world’s first 40-inch ultra-wide curved 5K2K monitor with ComfortView Plus that is always on, built-in solution that reduces low blue light without sacrificing true-to-life colours.

Dell sustainable solutions – Built for the planet and you

Dell incorporates sustainable solutions, materials and packaging into their products, in line with Dell’s Progress Made Real social impact plan. All these resulted in the industry’s most sustainable commercial PC portfolio. With Dell’s commitment to sustainability spanning design, performance and take back, you can feel confident buying, using – and when done – recycling your Dell systems.

Latitude 5000 series and Precision 3560 

The new Dell Latitude 5000 series and Precision 3560 series are their first PCs to use bioplastic from tree waste in their design. It is produced using a by-product of the paper making process called “tall oil”, these devices feature lids containing 21% bioplastic content, supporting Dell’s moonshot goal that by 2030, more than half of our product content will be made with recycled or renewable materials.

By focusing on the second heaviest part of the device – the lid – Dell can make the largest sustainability impact, reducing the product’s carbon, water and energy footprint, while maintaining Dell’s high reliability, durability and performance standards. Dell estimates all recycled and renewable materials in the Latitude 5000 series will:

  • Reduce CO2 emissions equivalent to those created by driving 24.2 million miles (more than 971 times around the Earth)
  • Save enough energy to power 5,564 homes for a year
  • Conserve enough water to fill 226 Olympic-size pools

All new commercial PCs and displays are ENERGY STAR® certified and EPEAT® Gold and Silver registered to help you reduce energy use.

Dell intrinsic security approach for secure work

Dell Technologies security capabilities start at the factory with supply chain security and integrity controls and extend to its built-in safeguards designed to prevent, detect and respond to malicious attacks below and above the operating system.

Latitude 9420 and 9520

Dell Latitude 9420 and 9520 deliver advanced security features such as SafeShutter, industry’s first automatic webcam shutter that knows when to automatically open or close by syncing with your video conferencing applications so that you can work securely and confidently from anywhere.

Clever design to reshape the workspace

Dell continues to refine the design of its products to more seamlessly blend into new home office environments. Expanding its award-winning, modular form factor design that hides the PC in the monitor stand, the new OptiPlex 3090 Ultra is a cost-effective solution for small businesses and educators. It joins the intelligent OptiPlex 7090 Ultra, which now supports up to four 4K monitors at once.

Modernised to meet your needs

Dell Technologies Unified Workspace supports organisations as they continue their modernisation journey. For deployment, security, management and support, Unified Workspace provides a tried-and-true approach to modernising the endpoint environment and optimising employee experiences.

Dell PCaaS provides these latest devices with full lifecycle services including support and software and responsible retirement at an affordable, predictable monthly cost. This gives companies the ability to refresh their devices every 36 months while ensuring employees have the right device for their work to be productive and collaborative anywhere.

Product Pricing and Availability

Product

Availability in Singapore

Starting Price (SGD)

Dell Latitude 7520

12 January

TBC

Dell Latitude 5420

12 January

TBC

Dell Latitude 9420

9 March

TBC

Dell Latitude 9520

9 March

TBC

Dell OptiPlex 3090 Ultra

21 January

TBC

Dell OptiPlex 7090 Ultra

21 January

TBC

Dell Precision 3560

TBC

TBC

Dell UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD Monitor (U4021QW)

29 January

$ 2,289

Dell UltraSharp 38 Curved USB-C Hub Monitor (U3821DW)

29 January

$1,799

Dell 24 Video Conferencing Monitor (C2422HE)

17 February

$ 519

Dell 27 Video Conferencing Monitor (C2722DE)

17 February

$ 729

Dell 34 Video Conferencing Monitor (C3422WE)

17 February

$ 1,039

Dell 65 4K Interactive Touch Monitor (C6522QT)

31 March

TBC

Dell 55 4K Interactive Touch Monitor (C5522QT)

31 March

TBC

Dell UltraSharp 24 USB-C Hub Monitors (U2422HE)

31 March

TBC

Dell UltraSharp 27 USB-C Hub Monitors (U2722DE)

31 March

TBC

Dell UltraSharp 24 Monitors (U2422H)

31 March

TBC

Dell UltraSharp 27 Monitors (U2722D)

31 March

TBC

Dell USB-C Mobile Adapter (DA310)

28 January

$155

Dell Premier Wireless Rechargeable Mouse (MS7421W)

18 March

$99

Dell Premier Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard and Mouse (KM7321W)

18 March

$209

* Information and pictures courtesy of Dell Technologies and burson cohn & wolfe *