Dell Updates OptiPlex Line With Small Form Factor PCs

Dell Updates OptiPlex Line With Small Form Factor PCs

Dell added two new small form factor PCs to its commercial line of OptiPlex desktops. According to Dell, the new OptiPlex 780 USFF (Ultra Small Form Factor) is the world’s smallest fully functional commercial desktop PC with an integrated power supply and Intel vPro technology. Also new to the OptiPlex lineup, the OptiPlex 380 offers more form factor options than competing models such as the HP Compaq dx2400 and the Lenovo ThinkCentre A58. Both of the new PCs support Dell’s Flex Computing Solutions – Virtual Remote Desktop and On-Demand Desktop Streaming environments.



The OptiPlex 780 USFF is designed for space constrained environments with its mount anywhere design and all-in-one stand. Other key features of the OptiPlex 780 USFF include:
  • Scalability of processing power, graphics and hard drives with the latest generation of Intel Core2 Duo technology;
  • Support for Microsoft Windows 7, Vista and XP; along with Ubuntu Linux support in select countries;
  • Image stability and long-lifecycle (15-month) support as part of Dell’s Global Standard Platform program, help minimize maintenance changes that slow productivity;
  • Advanced systems management options including Intel vPro technology;
  • Security and data protection options such as full disk encryption and built-in Trusted Platform module (TPM) help organizations protect their assets, safeguard data and meet compliance regulations2; and,
  • Environmentally friendly with up to 90 percent efficient power supplies, Energy Star 5.0, EPEAT Gold compliance.


The Dell OptiPlex 380 targets customers in emerging countries and businesses who are looking for cost-efficiency as well as platform stability and system management tools. For greater flexibility, the OptiPlex 380 comes in three form factors (Minitower, Desktop, and Small Form Factor). Highlights of the OptiPlex 380 include:
  • Scalability of processing power, graphics and hard drives including latest generation of Intel Core2 Duo technology;
  • Support for Microsoft Windows 7, Vista, XP; along with Ubuntu Linux support in select countries;
  • Easy to service chassis, with tool-less components and DirectDetect LED diagnostic lights;
  • Remote system management with Dell Client Manager; and,
  • Up to 88 percent efficient power supplies, Energy Star 5.0, EPEAT Gold compliant.
The Dell OptiPlex 780 USFF starts at $629. The OptiPlex 380 is available at prices starting from $329 for the Desktop model, $339 for the Minitower, and $349 for the Small Form Factor. More details are available at www.dell.com/optiplex.

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$349.00 for a little desktop is a fair price if it comes with the screen and KB/Mouse too.

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