Dell Precision 490 Workstation

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Ultimate performance, small footprint

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Precision 490 Fixed Workstation


Ultimate Performance, Small Footprint

The Dell Precision™ 490 is a fully-featured high-performance workstation with a compact, flexible chassis design. With excellent scalability for its size, the 490 offers up to two Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® 64-bit processors, up to 32GB* of memory in four fully-buffered DIMM channels* and a wide range of high-performance OpenGL graphics cards. This all means that the Dell Precision 490 is an excellent choice for critical, compute-intensive workstation environments where space is a concern.
Dell Precision Workstation 490
Dell Precision Workstation 490

Multi-Core Intel Xeon Processors

The Dell Precision 490 is equipped with up to two Dual or Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® 5100 and 5300 series 64-bit processors for a total of up to eight execution cores in two sockets. Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors can deliver a substantial performance increase over Intel single-core processors for multi-threaded applications, multi-tasking environments or very demanding single-threaded applications. The new Intel Xeon 5100 and 5300 series features a new architecture, Intel Core micro-architecture, with a shorter pipeline, lower clock speeds and higher front side bus speeds designed to deliver higher performance levels than previous generation Intel Xeon processors. Multi-core processors allow your system to split tasks between separate processor cores so that they can share the load and get more done in less time. The cores can do more work per second, allowing you to run multiple or multi-threaded applications (DCC rendering and analysis applications) with noticeably quicker results.

"Run multiple applications with noticeably quicker results."

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Dell Precision Workstation 490

OpenGL Graphics

The Dell Precision 490 offers a wide range of high-performance graphics cards for many of the most demanding visual applications like computer-aided design (CAD), geographic information systems (GIS) and digital content creation. These graphics options are designed to handle the demands of 2D and 3D applications for all types of engineering, architecture and design. All Dell Precision 490 graphic options also support a dual-monitor configuration.

"OpenGL graphics for the most demanding visual applications."

ISV certifications

The Reassurance of ISV Certifications

Dell partners with leading independent software vendors (ISVs) to certify system and application compatibility so that your applications can run seamlessly on Dell Precision workstations. With rigorous testing, Dell also targets flawless compatibility and optimized performance in demanding work environments such as computer-aided design (CAD), engineering, digital content creation, and oil and gas and medical imaging.

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Dell Precision Workstation 490

Save Energy, Save Costs

Pre-setting the BIOS to go into low power state after 30 minutes of inactivity enables the Energy Star-compliant Dell Precision Workstation to be extremely energy efficient. This high level of power management, combined with power factor correcting power supplies, flat panel displays, Intel Core™ 2 Duo Processors and Dell's thermally efficient BTX chassis design, can help conserve your resources and the earth's resources at the same time.
Dell Precision Workstation 490

Storage Flexibility

The Dell Precision 490 supports up to three hard drives, each with up to 500GB* space. This potential capacity of 1.5TB* means you've got space to spare when storing important data and files. And with serial ATA (SATA) and serial attached SCSI (SAS) options with RAID 0, RAID 1 and optional RAID 5 support, you can configure your storage to meet a range of needs from storing large files, to backing up data, to improving performance with data-striping.
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Planning For the Future

Scalability is a priority in workstation environments. The Dell Precision™ 490 provides excellent scalability with support for up to two Dual Core Intel® Xeon® processors, Genuine Windows® 7 Professional, up to 32GB* of quad-channel* memory, and up to three hard drives for 1.5TB* of storage. That way, you have flexibility when you're configuring your system and flexibility for growth in the future.
Dell Precision Workstation 490

Compact Workstation Power

The Dell Precision™ 490 allows for both mini-tower and desktop orientations, with rotating optical drives that can be oriented horizontally or vertically for optimal loading and functioning. You choose the best way to optimize your workspace - the 490 makes it easy.
Dell Precision Workstation 490

Small Footprint

Besides being easily convertible from mini-tower to desktop orientation, the Dell Precision 490 gives you maximum performance in an optimized, compact and rack-ready chassis. That flexibility makes it perfect for financial trading floors, high-density design studios or any other location where space is at a premium. Without sacrificing scalability or performance, the 490 stays out of the way so you can work unimpeded.
Dell Precision Workstation 490

Excellent User Experience

With the Dell Precision 490, Dell has delivered a totally new customer-influenced chassis designed to deliver flexibility, reliability and ease of access in a compact, rack-ready form-factor. It features rotating optical bays, one-hand internal access, front-panel diagnostic and network LEDs, and a new front bezel design for better ventilation.
Environmental Initiatives

Environmental Initiatives

Environmental responsibility is a key focus area for Dell. Dell is committed to operating in a responsible and sustainable manner around the globe. Examples of Dell's activities in this area include product recovery and recycling and forest stewardship. Dell has reached another key milestone by offering Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS)-compliant* lead-free* configurations on the Dell Precision 490.

Dell's sustainability report and details on our environmental initiatives.

Dell ProSupport 

Professional, proactive and proven support services designed to address the technology challenges you face today, Dell ProSupport* starts with a service model designed for IT professionals like you.

Dell ProSupport for IT provides:

  • 7x24 direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Fast-track dispatch for Dell-certified technicians
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers

Additional Dell ProSupport options align to the way you use technology — rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, your productivity and your sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.

Specialized Onsite Options - Allow you to augment your daily IT management or tap into specific technical expertise for critical projects when needed. Recommended options for desktops include:

  • Onsite parts management to help minimize downtime by having parts at your fingertips.
  • Onsite personnel to augment your IT staff.
  • Onsite diagnosis for accelerated troubleshooting.
Keep Your Hard Drive*  - Enables you to control your sensitive data by retaining your hard drive and helps you comply with current data privacy regulations to help mitigate risks associated with regulatory or civil liabilities.Enterprise-Wide Contract – Provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:

  • Designated service delivery manager
  • Performance benchmarking and custom reporting
  • Planning and assessments

Customization and Set-Up

Deployment Serivces
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Client Migration and Deployment
Dell Managed Deployment Services are for customers who need a complete, end-to-end deployment solution. Managed deployments are useful within complex logistical environments which require a single point of contact.
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Custom Factory Integration

Dell offers custom factory integration services to help accelerate your system deployments. We can perform a range of services such as custom configuration, consolidation and integration in our factory so that you can deploy your systems right out of the box.
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ImageDirect is a web-based, hosted image management service that enables customers to easily create, manage and load custom images for Dell commercial client systems.
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Installation Services
Dell provides streamlined standard installation services so you can easily choose the specific package that quickly gets new systems into the workspace and old systems out.
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Additional Services

Asset Recovery Services
Safe and environmentally-appropriate disposal solutions for outdated or end-of-life IT assets, the Asset Recovery Service includes transportation, flexible logistics, equipment processing, detailed data security and environmental reports at an affordable price.
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Dell offers comprehensive training services including hardware and software training, as well as PC skills and professional development classes. Our flexible approach allows you to tailor classes to the needs and busy schedules of your employees, with instructor led classrooms or virtual courses, and even self-directed online options. Dell training can help improve system reliability, maximize productivity and reduce end user requests and downtime
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