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Dell Debuts OptiPlex Desktop Pair

Dell added a pair of desktops to its corporate OptiPlex line that give buyers the choice of seven different chassis, all of which comply with the European Union's upcoming 2006 regulations on reducing lead content.
Dell added a pair of desktops to its corporate OptiPlex line Thursday that give buyers the choice of seven different chassis, all of which comply with the European Union's upcoming 2006 regulations on reducing lead content.

The OptiPlex GX520, which starts at $549, is based on Intel's 945G chipset, and is powered by Pentium 4 or Celeron CPUs as fast as 3.4GHz. Although Microsoft's Longhorn is more than a year from release, the GX520 will be able to run that operating system, said Dell. Dell's other new OptiPlex, dubbed the GX620, is priced at $579 and up. It shares the GX520's features, but will be able to be configured with Intel's dual-core Pentium D processor and Windows XP Professional x64 in the near future.

The systems can be ordered in seven different chassis designs -- ranging from mini-tower to ultra-small -- and feature lead-free power supplies and motherboards, a requirement that will go into effect in the EU in July, 2006. The ultra-small chassis can be installed behind a flat-panel display for what Dell calls a "zero footprint" on the desktop. Dell's OptiPlex GX520 and GX620 can be configured and ordered at the Round Rock, Texas-based manufacturer's Web <site.

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