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Jan 13 2010   4:02AM GMT

Dell goes Rugged

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Dell announced the OptiPlex XE, although it carries a slightly higher price tag for the processing power, they are built to withstand higher temperatures, dust, and 24/7 run times. Here is an insert from

With its long lifecycle, superior manageability and purpose-built design, the DellTM  OptiPlexTM  XE provides a stable and cost-efficient embedded desktop solution for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), retailers and hardened working environments.

Key features include:
* Purpose-Built Design: Designed for higher temperatures and hardened environments
* Stability You Can Count On: Guaranteed 3.5-year purchase lifecycle on key hardware and software components
* Management That Means Business: Remote management, simplified diagnostics, built-in system monitoring and tool-less chassis

They can be customized starting from the normal Desktop version to Small Form Factor version(Slim Design) . Pricing starts from $709 CAN for the desktop version and $729 CAN for the small form factor version.


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