Dell's Latitude 7390 convertible business laptop has been refreshed with eighth-generation Intel Core processors (CPU), a couple of Thunderbolt 3 ports, and some extra security features, but otherwise it remains mostly the same as its predecessor, the Latitude 7389. It's still a no-nonsense business laptop with mobility and durability in mind — it's undergone MIL-STD 810G testing — and it's still a compact black slab that's heavy in a good way. Is it exciting? Not really. Will it keep up with you, proving itself as a worthy partner? Let's find out. Latitude (without) attitude: Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1 See at Dell Bottom line: It's a business laptop with great performance, a variety of security features, and no surprises. Pros: All-day battery. Crisp touch display. Great performance. Speedy SSD. Cons Prices rise quickly. Touchpad could be larger. Protruding power button on the side. The first thing you'll notice about the Latitude 7390 is likely the soft-touch … [Read more...] about Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1 review: New processor, new ports, more security
Dell's been busy updating its collection of laptops, and the Latitude 7000-series — primarily suited for business folks — has not gone untouched. However, the new 14-inch Latitude 7490, the refreshed version of the 7480, holds onto many of the same attributes, receiving most notably eighth-gen Intel Core processors (CPU), a low power panel option, and an "Active Steering" antenna for better Wi-Fi reception. This is undoubtedly a laptop with a high build quality and the durability needed to withstand time in the field, and thanks to decent performance and remarkable battery life, it remains a smart choice in the business arena. See at Dell Bottom line: It's mostly the same as the previous Latitude 7480, but it's been updated where it matters most. Pros: Outstanding battery life. Plenty of configurations. Performance meets expectations. Durable, understated chassis. Decent port selection. Cons: Small touchpad. Prices rise quickly. What you'll love about the Dell … [Read more...] about Dell Latitude 7490 review: Check out that battery life
Digital transformation (DX) is about digitizing processes and services so businesses can be more agile and operate more efficiently, from delivering customer service to improving processes with supply chain partners. It is the marketing team that wants to transform how it promotes product, the HR division that wishes to improve recruitment, and the IT team that wants to iterate online services in an instant.To initiate a DX project, organizations need to bring together people, process and technology in the planning and strategy phase, offering them an opportunity to see where technologies like data analytics, internet of things (IoT), mobile and social can make a difference. However, many believe that information security is too often left out of the loop. Security-less digital transformation increases riskAs IT and business fast-track initiatives like agile and DevOps to improve speed to market, security’s role is confined to asking questions afterwards about the knock-on impact … [Read more...] about What is security’s role in digital transformation?
Employees at Dell say they have higher job satisfaction and productivity as a result of a company program that enables them to work anywhere and any hours. Dell’s “Connected Workplace” initiative uses technology to provide greater flexibility to support the jobs and lifestyles of its staff.“The workplace is reaching a tipping point,” says Allison Dew, vice president, global client solutions marketing at Dell. “Employees have seen first-hand the ways new technologies can help them do their jobs better, and are hungry to use the latest advancements to be more productive.”Research commissioned by Dell shows that millennials are changing the way work is done. Eighty-two per cent say technology influences which job they take, and 42 per cent say they would quit a job over poor technology.A key factor in the success of Dell’s workplace transformation has been its partnership with Microsoft and its adoption of Windows 10 Enterprise. … [Read more...] about What makes Dell employees so happy and productive?
Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today's list is led by a straightforward deal on Dell's Inspiron 15 7000, which can now be had for $630. It's not likely to blow anyone away—and it's not to be confused with Dell's gaming laptop that shares the same name—but it's hard to consider a latest-gen Core i7 chip, a 15.6-inch 1080p display, and a 256GB SSD to be poor value at that price. If you're not looking for a laptop on a budget, we also have low prices on 4K TVs from Samsung and LG, a SanDisk microSD card, a variety of dash cams, and other smart home gadgets. Have a look for yourself below. Note: Ars Technica may earn compensation for sales from links on this post through affiliate programs. Featured Deals Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Laptop - Intel Core i7-8550 Quad-core, 15.6" 1080p IPS, 256GB SSD for $629.99 at Dell (use code: 180MORE - list price $959.99). 55" Samsung UN55MU6300 4K HDR-Pro Smart TV + $225 … [Read more...] about Dealmaster: Get a Dell laptop with an 8th-gen Core i7 and 256GB SSD for $630