On Tuesday, Dell launched its new line of OptiPlex commercial desktop solutions, including the OptixPlex 960, OptixPlex 760, OptixPlex 360 and OptiPlex FX160. The OptiPlex FX160 is Dell’s very first thin client.
The flagship OptiPlex 960 is available in three different chassis styles; mini-tower, desktop and small form factor. Dell claims the OptiPlex 960 delivers the most environmentally friendly features of any commercial desktop from any major vendor and that it has a reduced power consumption of 43 percent when compared to previous OptiPlex generations. The OptiPlex 960 also has a 30 percent increase in durability, up to a 60 percent reduction in noise, full drive encryption, Intel vPro technology and multi-factor authentication. The system seems to be rather configurable, with Intel Core 2 Duo and Quad processors available, integrated or dedicated graphics and up to 8 GB of DDR2 memory.
The mainstream OptiPlex 760 is a versatile business solution that offers robust manageability, security and improved energy efficiency. It is available in a variety of chassis styles, including desktop, mini-tower, small form factor and ultra small form factor. The system can be configured with a host of options, including up to 4 GB of DDR2 memory (supports up to 8 GB on all but the USFF), a processor ranging from an Intel Celeron to an Intel Core 2 Duo and a choice of dedicated or integrated graphics.
For more basic needs, the OptiPlex 360 is designed to fit the bill. The OptiPlex 360 offers practical features such as the Dell Client Manager, long life-cycles, chassis loop lock support for physical system protection, and energy-saving capabilities. Both Windows XP and Windows Vista are available options, as well as two different chassis styles; desktop and mini-tower. The system can be configured with a host of options, including up to 4 GB of DDR2 memory, a processor ranging from an Intel Celeron to an Intel Core 2 Duo, and a choice of dedicated or integrated graphics. It should be noted that the available integrated graphics solution is the Intel GMA 3100 and not the faster Intel GMA 4500.
For flexible computing needs, Dell offers the OptiPlex FX160, which is Dell’s very first thin client. The OptiPlex FX160 can be configured to support either a Virtual Remote Desktop thin client environment or an On-Demand Desktop Streaming environment. The OptiPlex FX160 features an Intel Atom processor and a very low power consumption.
Dell states the OptiPlex 960 starts at $863, the OptiPlex 760 at $593, the OptiPlex 360 at $476 and the OptiPlex FX160 at $399.