Dell's new monitors feature a dedicated Microsoft Teams button

The PC giant is looking to facilitate businesses' continued reliance on video conferencing software

Dell has launched a new lineup of monitors that puts Microsoft Teams at the forefront as the company looks to capitalise on businesses' continued reliance on video conferencing.

With the Dell 24, 27, and 34 Video Conferencing Monitors, the company claims it has created the “world’s first video conferencing monitors certified for Microsoft Teams".

This comes after Microsoft started certifying displays, webcams, and headsets last year in a bid to ensure a range of devices could be offered to both consumers and business that required no additional configuration to interact with Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business.

The monitors' dedicated Microsoft Teams button will let users quickly launch the app to make and receive video calls, while the onboard 5MP infrared camera, noise-cancelling microphone and dual 5-watt integrated speakers promise to deliver high-quality video calls.

The Dell 24, 37, and 34 Video Conferencing Monitors, with the numbers reflecting the size of each monitor in inches, will launch in the US on 16 February, priced at $519.99, £719.99 and $1,149.99. UK availability details have not yet been announced.

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Dell has also updated its business laptop lineup ahead of next week's all-digital CES conference. The new Dell Latitude 9420 and 9520 add Intel’s 11th Gen vPro chips, optional 5G support, and a new automated webcam shutter to physically shut off the camera when not in use.

The "SafeShutter", which Dell claims is an "industry-first", can open and close automatically when the webcam is in use, but the laptops also feature dedicated “mute” keys to manually disable the microphone or camera as needed.

The 14-inch Dell Latitude 9420 will be available this month, while availability details for the 15.6-inch Latitude 9520 have not yet been announced.

Dell has also unveiled the Latitude 7520 with a 15-inch 4K UHD display and an optional full high-definition camera, and has updated its Latitude 5000 series and Precision 3560 PCs with new bioplastic designs that the company claims will help it to achieve its moonshot goal to have half of its products’ content be made of recycled materials by 2030.

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