New Haswell Business Systems: Latitude E6540 and OptiPlex 9020 and XE2

Today we announced new additions to Dell’s trusted OptiPlex desktops and Latitude laptops to address security, manageability and reliability needs in commercial computing. These new machines are all powered by 4th generation Intel Core processors including the recently announced Dell Precision T1700 workstations (see Lionel’s post for more background on what Haswell brings to the table). These industry-leading commercial PCs demonstrate Dell’s commitment to deliver the best end user computing experience by offering the most secure, manageable and reliable commercial PCs on the market.

OptiPlex 9020 and All-in-One

Dell’s most powerful commercial desktop ever, the Dell OptiPlex 9020 is the world’s most manageable Intel vPro enabled desktop and delivers leading-edge reliability and security. The OptiPlex 9020 can be cloud enabled with the Dell Cloud Desktop feature, a new fully integrated desktop and application virtualization technology powered by Dell Wyse WSM.

Latitude E6540

The most secure laptop in the industry, the Latitude E6540 guards your data with industry-leading endpoint security solutions that include comprehensive encryption, strong authentication and leading-edge malware protection. Dell’s most powerful business laptop is also equipped with Intel vPro and Dell unique management extensions, making it the most manageable laptop on the market.

OptiPlex XE2

The durable, versatile Dell OptiPlex XE2 desktop PC features an ultra-long lifecycle and the world’s best management capabilities. With an ultra-long product lifecycle, the Dell OptiPlex XE2 significantly simplifies desktop administration and planning.

The Latitude E6540 laptop, OptiPlex 9020 and OptiPlex XE2 desktops will be available in the coming weeks.

Dell Precision T1700 Workstations

Offering powerful workstation performance at near desktop PC prices, the new Dell Precision T1700 small form-factor (SFF) and Mini-Tower are the smallest workstations in their class allowing IT to easily deploy an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) certified workstation almost anywhere, regardless of space constraints. The new systems are designed for engineering, architecture and finance professionals and students working with 2D, entry-level 3D simulation or multitasking with demanding applications.

We introduced the T1700 workstations on May 16 in select countries and they have received very positive reviews to date including Videoaktiv digital online, Computer Sweden, The Inquirer, etc. who praised the systems for their compact bodies with powerful performance.  Today, we are announcing the availability dates, pricing and new Intel processors. They are for sale starting today in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region and will be available in the US, Canada and Latin America on June 13 starting at approximately $689 USD. They will feature Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3 processors or 4th Generation Intel Core i7, i5 and i3 processors, along with professional graphics from AMD and NVIDIA and Intel integrated graphics. For more information, visit

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