Dell Launches Desktop Built for Abuse

Cold, heat, dirt and things that go bump in the night. Dell says its OptiPlex XE can handle it. has the lowdown on this new arrival.

Dell today introduced the OptiPlex XE, a specialized desktop computer designed to go into places that see a lot of abuse, dust and activity and very little IT support. The ruggedized PC carries a higher price tag than run-of-the-mill models, especially given that this is not exactly a high-performance PC.

But that’s what is needed in environments such as a factory, kiosk, information desk, or a point-of-sale system at a branch outlet. These PCs may run only one app and nothing else for their entire lifespans. And it may be a year between visits by an IT person.

Read the complete rugged desktop article.

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