Dell Releases New Small Business PC

The Dimension 2350 sports Celeron or Pentium 4 chips and DDR memory for speed.

Dell Computer Corp. on Tuesday unveiled a low-end computer aimed at small businesses and consumers that includes DDR (double-data rate) memory and 10/100 Ethernet connectivity.

The Dimension 2350 also comes with a choice of Intel Corp. processors – either Celeron chips running at between 1.7GHz and 2.0GHz, or the more powerful Pentium 4 processors, according to Dell, of Round Rock, Texas. The Pentium 4 chips can run at 1.8GHz or 2.0GHz, combined with Intels 845GL chipset.

DDR memory can double the clock speeds of traditional SDRAM (synchronous dynamic RAM), according to Dell.

The desktop, with its mini-tower chassis, includes two 5.25-inch bays for optical drives, and six USB 2.0 ports—two in front and four in back, for such devices as keyboards and printers.

A Dimension 2350 with a 1.8GHz Pentium 4 chip, 256MB of shared RAM, a 30GB hard drive and other features, including Microsoft Corp.s Windows XP Home software, is $779. The same PC with a 1.8GHz Celeron chip starts at $729.