updated 04:47 pm EST, Thu March 6, 2014
Ruggedized Latitude 13, multi-touch S520, Mobile Computing Cart shown
Bolstering its education lineup, Dell today announced the Latitude 13 Education Series laptop, Dell Mobile Computing Cart upgrade kit and Dell Interactive Projector S520. While tailored for the schoolroom, the Latitude 13 ruggedized laptop is also available to Dell online customers.
The Latitude 13 at the low end has an Intel Celeron processor, configurable with up to a Haswell i5. The 13.3-inch display is available in either touch, or non-touch models. Dell claims the battery gives up to 10 hours of battery life. The machine has been tested to MIL-STD shock testing, with a Gorilla Glass screen, and rubberized edges. The keyboard is "fully-sealed" according to Dell, helping to minimize the effect of liquid spills. Prices start at $399.
The Dell Mobile Computing Cart -- available managed or unmanaged -- gives users a secure method of transporting, charging, storing and updating classroom devices. 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. The mobile computing cart is now available with an optional upgrade kit for docking laptops to Ethernet and power. The upgrade kit for existing carts retails for $800. A Mobile Computing Cart with the expansion installed sells for $3,999.
The Dell Interactive Projector (S520), features multi-touch capabilities on the included 87-inch whiteboard, Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi) plus Miracast technology and 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 projector is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Android, and iOS and retails for $4,129.