Want to be more productive? Get back to work faster? Probably not, but Dell has a solution for businesses that want you to be. Next week consumers will get a first look at Dell’s new Instant-On system for Latitude laptops.
Instant-On technology will give users instant access to data and major applications without booting up the computer. By doing so, this will allow users to function with e-mail and documents without engaging the CPU and therefore using far less energy.
Dell is promising its customers ‘multi-day’ battery life for new models of its Latitude line – dubbed with the name ‘Latitude On’ according to Jeff Clarke, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Dell Product Group. No details on when the ‘Latitude On’ would be released. However, Clarke did disclose some details of the system back in August of this year – claiming the system will run a Linux variant and a secondary chip, in order to extend battery life. You can watch the video containing some of the disclosures on YouTube here.
The Instant-On feature sounds a lot like Dell Media Direct, a partition that was pre-configured on select Dell systems that allowed you to listen to music and watch videos without having to boot into the operating system – sounds like they have utilized this idea and just bumped it up a notch, actually making it useful this time around.
Instant Connectivity Enjoy instant access to email, calendar and internet with the new Dell Latitude ONTM communication module. Dell Latitude ON enables bi-directional remote access to your Microsoft Exchange data with the single touch of a button without booting or waking your entire laptop—lowering power consumption and extending battery life.