Dell Technologies on Friday unveiled its OptiPlex 7070 Ultra, a flexible, modular and zero-footprint PC that targets the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) and Information Technology Enabled Service (ITES) sectors.

The PC has been launched at a starting price of Rs 47,999+ GST (inclusive of keyboard and mouse). The compatible display options are sold separately.

According to the company, the devices will get manufactured in India at its factory in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu. The Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra places the desktop PC into a monitor stand that reduces footprint. It allows for maximum use of desk space, improves productivity, and reduces IT investment.

“Over the last 25 years since the first OptiPlex was created, we’ve seen the needs of the workplace change, workspace being one example. The new OptiPlex offers an innovative form factor to support maximum productivity in a compact workspace,” said Indrajit Belgundi, Senior Director and General Manager, Client Solutions Group, Dell Technologies India.

The OptiPlex 7070 Ultra can support up to three daisy-chained USB-C displays at once, thus, transmitting power, data, video, and audio using ‘DisplayPort’ and giving users the ability to immerse themselves in their work for increased productivity.

OptiPlex 7070 Ultra specs and features

The OptiPlex 7070 Ultra is a very small PC. Dell packed a lot into its slim design, with an emphasis on mainstream productivity and a lot of connectivity. However, you also have a bit of internal upgradability. Here are the details:

Dimensions: 3.78 x 10.09 x 0.78 inches

Weight: 1.43 pounds

CPU options: All 8th-gen core, from the Core i3-8145U to the Core i7-8445U

Graphics: Intel UHD 620

Memory: Two memory slots take anything from 1 x 4GB DDR4 2,400MHz RAM to 2 x 32GB (64GB total).

Storage: Your primary drive can be either a 2.5-inch SATA drive (500GB to 1TB capacity), including a 500GB self-encrypting drive; or an M.2 2230 SSD in capacities ranging from 128GB to 1TB, or a 256GB self-encrypting drive. You can add a second 2.5-inch hard drive through an accessible bay.

Networking: 802.11ac with MU-MIMO, gigabit ethernet

Ports: The generous quintet of USB ports includes two USB-C that offer DisplayPort Alt Mode to connect directly to a monitor. One of those ports also supports Power Delivery, so it can power a display through the connection.

Verdict

Dell’s OptiPlex Ultra shows a new path for all-in-ones, where you aren’t stuck with your configuration until the harsh end. This is starting at the high end for a reason, it’s expensive to implement but we hope someday that mainstream consumers may have access to these choices.

(With input from agencies)