Dell expands laptop portfolio

Dell has announced a number of new devices it argues will diversify its workstation offerings in the coming months.

The new M4800 and M6800 “laptops” have been designed specifically for managers that need to move around the office and conduct various administrative tasks.

While some previous efforts lacked the power or mobility needed for this role, Dell predicts that the new models, which carry a US price tag of $1,249 (£800) and $1,599 respectively will be attractive for offices looking to bolster their device portfolio.

Although tablets have become increasingly popular because of their form and function – more traditional appliances are still needed for certain jobs so new laptops will be welcomed on to the market.

Gavin Gear, senior program manager at Microsoft, commented: “These machines also have features and extras including WAVES MaxxAudio Pro software, WiGig wireless docking, dual fans and more.”

Dell also announced three new tower workstations – the T3610, T5610 and T7610 – so that stationary staff members can access the latest Windows operating systems.