Dell announced three new Optiplex desktops, a new small form factor all-in-one design, and an update to its Precision workstation line at its business product event today.
The new Optiplex models include the 990, the 790, and the 390. The systems are also designed to be tool-free, and Dell says that 10 percent of each model is recyclable, and that customers can request PVC-free motherboards.
The Optiplex 390 starts at $650 and uses Intel's H61 chipset. CPU options range from the previous generation's (aka, non-Sandy Bridge) quad-core Core i5 and dual-core Core i3 down to Intel Pentium and Celeron dual core. You can upgrade the graphics chip to AMD Radeon HD 6350 or HD 6450. For operating systems, you can have various iterations of Windows 7 and Windows Vista, as well as Ubuntu Linux and FreeDOS for the N-series system.… Read more