The decline of the desktop PCs and redundancy of light-weighted smart devices –tablets and Smartphones – served as a catalyst for the manufacturing of Ultra books. As notebooks and desktops PCs provide less convenience to travel with, Ultrabook stand out to meet the need of traditional desktop user with more sleek and trendy outlook that fits well with the smart devices ecosystem.
In order to parallel the demands of enterprises, Dell introduced new ultra book “latitude 6420u” which is also ‘first enterprise-class Ultrabook’. So how does the new device a better option while providing both the design and functions of Smart devices and traditional PCs, let us examine.
When Dell introduced latitude, its main target was the business market and not the consumer one – though it can be used by them too. Hence, it was specifically designed to match the requirements of today’s corporate industry with more efficient performance and productivity than can be gained from tablets and Smartphones. Following are some of the exclusive features that make it a high-end enterprise Ultrabook.
The standout feature for the latitude 6430u is the option of replaceable battery and memory. As the work load of the organization is constantly increasing, the replaceable battery will provide the corporate customers accessibility to carry and continue their work while travelling. Moreover, the replaceable RAM will serve to the rescue if the in-built memory modules run short of the required space.
The Ultra book which features a spill-resistant keyboard, also offer a freefall hard disk to prevent data loss. In recent times, where the data security is one of the major concerns of the organization, this will make the new device more compatible with the corporate industry.
Another more interesting feature is the 14-inch device comes with MIL-STD-810 testing. This testing is a US Military standard done to test the device in harsh conditions. Considering that it is not a tough book but still managed to survived the testing, provides the added benefit of carrying the device in different environments.
While being the thinnest and lightest Ultrabook by Dell –21 mm thick and weighs 1.7 kg – the device also runs Intel’s vPro platform. This specific feature was introduced by Intel for Notebooks, laptops and Ultrabooks. It provides IT departments with easy access for data management and remote wipes while also supporting the smartcard reader and an optional fingerprint scanner.
Apart from the above mentioned features, the sleek design and anti-glare surface of the new device makes it more tech-savvy option for enterprises to meet their requirements of traditional desktop computers.
In an era of BYOD revolution in enterprise, the established PC industry is coping up with the recent innovations while keeping the transition of traditional computers to Smart devices coherent with the introduction of Ultrabooks. The Ultrabook in the enterprise parallels both: flexibility of the smart devices and productivity of the traditional computers.