updated 12:55 pm EDT, Mon August 27, 2007
Dell OptiPlex 755
Dell today improved the eco-friendliness and management control of its pro offerings with the OptiPlex 755. The system is one of the most efficient desktops from Dell to date and matches the tougher EnergyStar 4 standards for power draw and includes special power settings that can cut effective power use by as much as 78 percent, Dell claims. The update also adds Intel's brand-new version of vPro that allows admins to remotely manage the system even when there is no OS or the system is shut off. The Texas PC designer includes its own remote client manager to back up Intel's platform.
Similar to previous OptiPlex systems, the 755 ships in slimline, desktop, and mini-tower forms. Prices normally start at $632 with a 1.8GHz Celeron, 512MB of RAM, an 80GB hard drive, and no optical drive; any system can gain performance with up to a 3GHZ Core 2 Duo, 4GB of memory, a 250GB disk, and a DVD burner. 3D work is also an option through one of multiple Radeon HD 2400 video cards. The entire OptiPlex upgrade should be available today with the exception of an ultra small form factor edition, which is listed only as coming soon.