Dell has released two new enterprise PC systems. The Optiplex 980 targets the enterprise desktop space, while the FX 100 promises better performance for Dell's thin client offerings.
The Optiplex 980 comes with Intel Core i5 and i7 dual-core processors, and is the first in the new line to support dual graphics cards.
Dell Optiplex product manager Curtis Campbell told V3.co.uk that the updated processors improve performance speeds by some 35 per cent compared to the previous Optiplex 960.
"Those are improvement numbers that we have never seen before in Optiplex, and something we are really excited about," he said.
Dell also claims enhanced efficiency and sustainability with the new models. Campbell said that the systems use 25 per cent recycled materials in the chassis, along with lower power hard drives and a new power supply which boasts 90 per cent efficiency.
The FX 100 is a "zero client" offering in which virtually all computing tasks are performed on a host server. The new system pairs up with the VMware View platform, and allows administrators to create, maintain and manage user workstations entirely as virtualised machines.
Juan Vega, senior product marketing strategist at Dell, told V3.co.uk that the new platform will replace desktop deployments in areas such as financial and medical institutions, where strict security and regulatory requirements require administrators to keep close tabs on each system.
"It is not the traditional thin client. It is actually a workstation class device," he said. "The performance means we are seeing a better user experience with this device."
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