Upgrade challenge: how good is your old laptop?

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When it comes to helping your SMB grow and succeed, having the right hardware can be vital. With more and more of us now splitting time between home and the office, or needing to work when travelling, getting a laptop that allows for maximum flexibility, but also offers powerful performance and long-lasting battery life has never been more important.

As budgets get stretched and security worries continue to plague businesses across all sectors, making sure your employees have hardware that allows them to maximise productivity and efficiency is key.

Recent research found that around nearly two-thirds of those working from home use outdated or broken hardware provided by their company, which could be holding your workers back from their full potential.

Dell Technologies has long been an important partner for SMBs everywhere, with the company's range of enterprise laptops offering everything your business needs to grow and prosper.

If you're looking to push the boundaries, the Dell Latitude range combines style and functionality with high-end hardware for all your vital business needs. Inside, Intel Evo vPro CPUs provide not just incredible power, but also built-in security protection, fast and reliable Wi-Fi connectivity and extensive battery life.

Combine this with software tools such as Dell Optimizer ExpressCharge, which improves battery performance and extends runtime, as well as speedy recharging, and ExpressConnect, which hunts out the strongest internet access points and prioritises bandwidth for essential apps, devices such as the Latitude 5520 are the perfect replacement for your elderly laptops.

Elsewhere, the Dell Vostro range offers powerful hardware at a slightly more affordable price, ideal if you're looking for a wider device upgrade process.

The likes of the Dell Vostro 5625 are ideal for SMBs, with a 16-inch display that's ideal for video conferencing but also multi-tasking, allowing you to juggle different apps, windows and more. Featuring a military-grade rugged build but still weighing in at just 1.97kg, the Vostro 5625 is powered by AMD Ryzen 5625 CPU, backed up by Nvidia GeForce MX550 GPU and 8GB DDR4 RAM, with a 54Wh battery keeping you online all day long.

All Dell models recommend Windows 11 Pro for business, so you'll have access to all the vital Office tools such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more, and with two USB 3.2 Type A, one USB Type-C and HDMI slots all included, you can attach any kind of accessories to maximise productivity.

So if you're looking to upgrade your hardware, then Dell laptops could be the ideal addition. Whether it's strong and sturdy build, all-day battery life, or the hardware to help power your key working tasks, Dell has something for everyone, so check out the company's computing range here

And if you’re not sure which product is right for your business, Dell Technologies Advisors are on hand to help guide you on the right laptop for your business - speak to an advisor on 0800 085 4878 or chat online now!