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Dell claims its new Optimizer makes some new business models into "the world's most intelligent PCs"

The new Dell Optimizer in action. (Source: Dell)
The new Dell Optimizer in action. (Source: Dell)
Dell has integrated a new form of potentially workflow-aiding AI into some of its new PCs. Known as the "Optimizer", it confers features such as Express Sign-In, Intelligent Audio and Express Response. They allow for next-gen behaviors such as an auto-lock as soon as the user walks away.

The Dell Optimizer is an AI that also leverages Intel's Adaptix Technology with the aim of "learning" how the user wants their new PC to act and respond to their presence and habits. This ideal is realized in unobtrusive changes to various settings within background processes in response to user preferences and behavior. This feature of Dell's new service is called ExpressResponse, and is applied to frequently-used applications.

Optimizer also offers the option of Intelligent Audio, which "automatically tunes" a system's audio in a way that takes the external environment into account to a degree. It has several "levels" in its Settings pane, which include "Noisy Office", "Quiet Room" or "Recording Studio". The idea is that, wherever the user finds themselves working for whatever reason, they have the clearest conference audio possible.

However, Express Sign-In is possibly the most interesting and immediately intuitive of this new suite. It is rated to streamline logins using Windows Hello or IR bio-authentication methods through a proximity sensor that is intended to respond to the user's presence in an optimal manner. This aspect of the Optimizer can also thus be set to lock the PC immediately on the user's absence from the given scanned space.

Similarly, the ExpressCharge feature is intended to "learn" battery-use patterns and conserve power accordingly in the absence of an expected charge cycle. When external power is available, its Boost facility is rated for a 35% charge in about 20 minutes, or up to 80% in about 40 minutes more. This Optimizer will be found on the new Dell Latitude series.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-05-19 (Update: 2020-05- 8)