Adds small form factor PCs for desktop computing
Dell has updated its commercial line of OptiPlex desktops with new small form factor PCs, which it claims to provide business and organisations of all sizes energy efficient platform for desktop computing.
The company said that the new OptiPlex 780 Ultra Small Form Factor (USFF) is a fully functional commercial desktop with integrated power supply and Intel vPro technology. It supports Microsoft windows 7, Vista and XP along with Ubuntu Linux support in select countries.
According to Dell, features of the OptiPlex 780 include image stability and long-lifecycle that helps to minimise maintenance changes that slow productivity; advance systems management options including Intel vPro technology; security and data protection options such as full disk encryption and built-in Trusted Platform module (TPM), which help organisations protect assets, safeguard data and meet compliance regulations.
The OptiPlex 380 family provides platform stability and systems management tools and security options. These are available in three form factors minitower, desktop and small form factor and includes remote system management with Dell Client Manager; and up to 88% efficient power supplies, energy star 5.0, EPEAT Gold compliant. OptiPlex 380 is available at prices starting from $329 for the new Desktop, $339 for the Minitower and $349 for the Small Form Factor.
The company claims that the services including ImageDirect, Hardware Customisation (CFI), ProSupport3 and Distributed Device Manager (DDM) make these systems easy to manage, support, and deploy. It also offers a set of services to address application compatibility, optimising deployment and security for business and organisations looking to migrate to Windows 7.
Mike Basore, senior product marketing manager at Dell Business Client Product Group, said: “The death of the commercial desktop has been greatly overstated. We are seeing customers look to deploy small form factor systems in ways never before imagined.
“These new desktop systems provide a rock solid foundation which Dell is known for while providing long-lifecycle and secure capabilities in key areas such as client virtualisation and systems management.”