CES 2016: Dell unveils wireless displays for simultaneous Windows, Android use

The tech giant expanded its Latitude Ultrabook and InfinityEdge display lines designed for workplace environments with a focus on mobile business professionals.

LAS VEGAS---Even though the "C" in CES stands for "Consumer," Dell is pitching its latest round of laptops and displays toward enterprises.

The tech giant expanded its Latitude Ultrabook and InfinityEdge display lines designed for workplace environments with a focus on mobile business professionals.

"With the new Latitude line, we are delivering commercial devices employees will desire for being thinner, lighter and more capable than many of the most popular consumer products without compromising on the security and manageability requirements of IT," posited Kirk Schell, vice president and general manager for commercial client solutions at Dell, in prepared remarks.

One of the new devices unveiled on Wednesday at Dell's pop-up lounge at The Venetian that might demonstrate the most flexibility in usage are the UltraSharp 24 and 23 Wireless Monitors. Bringing a new spin to the second screen, these monitors connect via Miracast and can concurrently display content from a Windows laptop and Android mobile device (i.e. smartphone or tablet) on a single display.

The new Latitude Ultrabooks also tout their "2-in-1" capabilities being that these laptops can swivel into tablets, all while sporting thin Corning Gorilla Glass displays with a magnesium unibody build.

Dell also has a variety of Ultrabook options catering to different mobile business users, whether they prefer a much lighter device such as the 10.8-inch Latitude 11 5000, business-class, weighing in at 1.56 pounds.

But for employees who require many more connectivity features - not to mention security - the Latitude 13 7000 has been tricked out with ports for USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 as well as readers for smart cards, fingerprints, RFID and other security and encryption software.

The Latitude 11 5000 as well as a slightly more robust Latitude 12 7000 model will roll out in the United States next month, starting at $749 and $1,049, respectively. The Latitude 13 7000 will follow on March 8, starting at $1,299.

The Dell UltraSharp 24 and 13 Wireless monitors are scheduled to become available on March 31, starting at $469 and $429, respectively.