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Dell Updates AMD-Based Optiplex PC

Dell has updated its SMB-targeted Optiplex 740 desktop PC with AMD's latest low-power Athlon dual-core chips.The chips are built to power basic business computing tasks, running an energy-efficient 45 watts to 65 watts. Available as a mini-tower or desktop, the Optiplex 740 family runs on either Windows Vista or XP, has up to 8 GB of memory and a 250-GB SATA drive.

Dell is also offering the more powerful AMD Athlon 64 X2 chips as another option. Pricing begins at $605.InformationWeek