Desktops and Notebooks: Dell Unveils Latitude Z600 Laptop, OptiPlex 780 Desktop, Precision T1500 Workstation
Dell Unveils Latitude Z600 Laptop, OptiPlex 780 Desktop, Precision T1500 Workstation
On Sept. 29, Dell rolled out a trio of new PCs designed for enterprise customers, especially those working in finance, banking, real estate and the insurance industry. The first PC is the Dell Latitude Z600 laptop, which offers a new technology that gives users access to Microsoft Exchange and other applications without fully booting the notebook. In addition, Dell unveiled two desktop models. One is the OptiPlex 780 desktop, which is designed for larger enterprises, and the second is the Precision T1500 workstation, which is geared toward CAD (computer-aided design) workers.
By Scott Ferguson
Dell Latitude Z600
The sleek design of the Dell Latitude Z600 laptop comes from a combination of a magnesium alloy chassis, zinc hinges with a chrome finish and an aluminum bezel around the keyboard.
The Latitude Z600 is a thin-and-light model that weighs about 4.5 pounds and measures 0.7 inches thick. Here's a side view with a look at the two USB 2.0 ports.
The Latitude Z600 is geared toward executives. The starting price for the laptop is about $1,999, which includes a four-cell battery, an Intel processor and a solid-state drive with a 64GB capacity.
The Latitude Z600 also includes new technology called Latitude ON, which gives users access to e-mail and calendar applications without booting the machine. The ON button is next to the power button on the right-hand side.
Latitude Z600 Wireless Charger
Dell is also including what the company calls a wireless charger with the Latitude Z600. The machine does not directly plug into the docking station, but sits flat on the docking station to recharge.
The Dell Latitude Z600 is seen with a second monitor to help create a dual-screen display. The laptop is sitting on the wireless charger.
The OptiPlex 780
The Dell OptiPlex 780 is a standard, large enterprise desktop that comes in three different form factors. There are also industry-standard Intel processors, an Intel chip set and four DIMM slots that support DDR3 memory.
(Photo courtesy of Dell)
The Precision T1500
The Dell Precision T1500 workstation can support Intel's latest processors: the Core i7 and the Core i5. In addition, the new Dell workstation offers a choice of either Nvidia or AMD ATI graphics and support for two SATA disk drives that each support up to 1TB of storage.
(Photo courtesy of Dell)
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