Items tagged with OptiPlex

Dell's new OptiPlex 7070 Ultra desktop PC features a new innovative design approach that's sleeker and more useful than traditional small form factor machines, when integrating them with standard displays. Small form factor PCs, like the Intel NUC, Gigabyte BRIX and ZOTAC ZBOX, tend to include VESA mounts for easy attachment to the back of your monitor for a cleaner, all-in-one PC-like appearance while using a standard monitor. The flaw in that methodology is not all monitors have VESA mounting holes on the back and the ones that do tend to either have basic stands that have minimal adjustments or nicer swivel and height-adjustable options that attach to where the VESA holes are. This was a flaw... Read more...
Dell is wrapping up the week with a bang, refreshing both its laptop and desktop lines for businesses. The Latitude refresh spans the business laptop line, from the value-oriented 3000 series to the high-end 7000 series models. Even Dell’s Rugged line is seeing new hardware and features. For those of us chained to our desks, Dell is rolling out new OptiPlex Micro systems. To top it off, Dell released the Dell Chromebox to compete with the mini PCs from Acer and others. The Latitude 14 3000 series will start out with Intel Core i3 or i5 processors, along with 4GB of memory, integrated graphics, and a 500GB 7200RPM hard drive or a 500GB 5400RPM hybrid drive. Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11 AGN... Read more...
Dell has announced its lineup of desktops, notebooks, convertibles, all-in-ones, and gaming rigs running Intel’s 4th-generation Intel (Haswell) chips, and there’s a lot there. The sexiest new products are arguably the Dell XPS 27 all-in-one and the XPS 12 convertible laptop/tablet. The XPS 27 features an NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (2GB) GPU in addition to Intel HD4600 graphics with either an Intel Core i7-4770S (3.9GHz) or Core i5-4430S (3.2GHz) CPU. The 27-inch (2560x1440) display features 10-point multitouch, and there’s a 2MP webcam with dual digital microphones integrated in the front. Waves MaxxAudio Pro is on board, as well as up to 16GB of DDR3-1600MHz (SODIMMs) memory ,... Read more...
Dell is adding to its desktop virtualization solutions portfolio with an enhanced Dell Virtual Lab 2.0 solution and new Dell OptiPlex FX170 and FX130 thin clients. The new Virtual Lab 2.0 solution is designed for colleges and universities. It comes with validation testing on six of the most popular applications and Dell anticipates that seven more will be completed by the end of the year. The new OptiPlex thin client solutions offer mobile, contract, remote and task workers connectivity within a desktop virtualization infrastructure. The FX170 is designed for knowledge-based workers focused on multimedia and content creation, while the FX130 is ideal for application and task-based environments.... Read more...
It's a big day for product announcements, and that includes Dell. The company is introducing new Latitude, Precision and OptiPlex systems, all of which are aimed to tackle the newest challenges to business and to provide plenty of speed and agility to handle cloud computing. This launch marks Dell's largest-ever business computing portfolio update, and it's probably having to do with revitalized spending in the enterprise now that 2009 and 2010 are behind us. There's also plans to include an expansion to Dell's existing tablet portfolio by revealing a 10", Windows 7-based commercial tablet later in the year. We never have been a huge fan of using a desktop OS on a tablet, as most Win7 slates... Read more...
Last week, we discussed new documents that had been unsealed in Advanced Internet Technologies' ongoing lawsuit against Dell. The newly public evidence was fairly damning, as it showed Dell was aware that the Nichicon capacitors used in 2003-2005 OptiPlex machines had an astonishing 97 percent failure rate according to the company's own internal study. When Dell hired an indepedent contractor to evaluate the situation, the company reported 10x more failures than the OEM had previously estimated. Lionel Menchaca, a spokesperson for Dell, has since written a rebuttal to the various negative conclusions this new evidence supports. In it, he makes five specific points, which we'll address in turn.... Read more...
If you've been around a few years, you may remember a period in the early 2000s when a large number of motherboards from a variety of vendors began to fail in spectacular fashion. Symptoms ranged from a few swollen capacitors to actual small explosions as the diminutive parts took off for parts unknown. This event, known colloquially as the Great Capacitor Meltdown, affected almost every motherboard manufacturer, though it struck some companies harder than others. What we didn't know back then was that the problem had hit Dell much harder than some of the other major OEMs and motherboard manufacturers. New documents  (Scribd) that have recently been unsealed in a three year case against... Read more...
Dell's stable of OptiPlex machines haven't exactly garnered huge public interest outside of the corporate world in the years past, but with design clearly a focus of the company now, we're guessing that the new OptiPlex XE desktop will actually catch the attention of more than just some big purchasing managing. Granted, these are designed primarily for use in the OEM and retail environment, but there's nothing but a label here between you and this. Described as a machine that's "highly adaptable," this new XE desktop PC can withstand all sorts of wild environments. High heat, dust and around the clock operation is no issue here, and the wide OS support ensures that users get whatever UI they... Read more...
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... Read more...
Yesterday, Dell announced their new line of OptiPlex 755 commercial desktop systems and touted the machines as the “world’s most manageable, energy efficient commercial desktop ever.”  The press release on Dell’s website draws attention to the OptiPlex 755’s Gold EPEAT Rating and Energy Star 4.0 Compliance, and even takes a jab at Hewlett Packard, but what you may not have noticed is that Dell is now offering ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro and XT cards as an upgrade from the stock Intel IGP.  And it’s not just on the OptiPlex 755.  The new Radeons are available as options on the OptiPlex 740 and 745 as well.  This is a big design win for AMD.... Read more...