About a year and a half after introducing the first Dell Optiplex Ultra computers which stuff the guts of a PC into a monitor stand, Dell is expanding the lineup with two new models.
The new Dell Optiplex 7090 Ultra is a computer-in-a-module that supports up to a 28 watt Intel Corei7-1185G7 processor and has enough horsepower to drive up to four displays, while the Dell Optiplex 3090 Ultra is a lower-cost option powered by 11th-gen Intel Core i5, Core i3,or Celeron processors running at 15 watts.
The new systems should be available January 28 with starting prices of $769 and $659, respectively.
At first glance, Dell’s OptiPlex Ultra look a bit like iMacs or other all-in-one desktop computers. But the PC isn’t built into the display itself. Instead it live in the stand… and it’s removable, making an OptiPlex Ultra easier to upgrade than a typical all-in-one.
You can remove the computer itself rom the monitor stand, open it up and replace the memory or storage. Or if you want a more powerful system altogether, you can keep your display but swap out the OptiPlex Ultra computer itself for a whole new PC module.
Both the OptiPlex 7090 Ultra and OptiPlex 3090 Ultra are available with up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 memory, M. 2230 PCIe NVMe SSD and/or 2.5 inch hard drives, and support for Windows 10 or Ubuntu Linux.
But there are a few differences in configuration options.
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The Dell Optiplex Ultra comes from Dell’s business computer line, but you don’t need to be a business or enterprise customer to buy one – the previous-gen Dell Optiplex 7070 Ultra with an 8th-gen Intel Whiskey Lake-U processors is available purchase from Dell.com.