We are thrilled to announce that our newly redesigned tower workstation line is now available to customers around the world. The new portfolio delivers the most powerful, dependable and manageable systems, along with a new best-in-class chassis design, for engineers, designers and other demanding users. It includes our entry-level Dell Precision T1650, mid-range T3600 and high-end T5600 and T7600 tower workstations. The starting prices are $789, $1,149, $1,929 and $2,149 USD respectively.
Dell is also announcing additional details on the new Dell Precision T1650 (related videos) which delivers entry-level professional performance for superior productivity without breaking the budget. Working with customer feedback throughout the development process, our product teams focused on innovative solutions that address nearly all aspects of a workstation professional’s typical work environment including power, dependability and manageability. The T1650 features increased power with up to 1600MHz memory speed for faster performance and a broader selection and higher performing CPU options; dependability with an expanded list of certifications on the top professional software applications, assuring customers that their workstation will operate flawlessly for their crucial applications; and manageability with a new industrial design with a tool-less chassis and clutter-free interior providing easy access to components and Dell Data Protection | Encryption for fast, secure data protection. The T1650 is also EPEAT-registered and offers ENERGY STAR 5.2 configurations, including 80 PLUS-registered Gold power supplies, helping to reduce your impact on the environment and operating energy costs. It will also offer the following technology options:
- Broad selection of CPU options from Intel Xeon E3-1200v2 to Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 to suit specific user needs;
- Up to four hard drives (up to two 3.5” or four 2.5” drives) to process large amounts of data with ease;
- Flexible integrated Intel graphics and add-in professional graphics from AMD or NVIDIA;
- 1600MHz memory via four slots supporting up to 32GB of ECC or 16GB of non-ECC DDR3 DIMMs for quickly loading large data sets;
- Speedy access to data with integrated SATA 6Gb/s ports and RAID 0/1/5/10 options to facilitate data mirroring and data striping;
- Intel Turbo Boost Technology offering outstanding performance for complex applications;
- Intel Smart Response Technology for low-cost, high-performance storage;
- Four USB 3.0 ports, two in front and two in back, for fast data transfer between external devices.
Since we introduced the new line of workstations in April, they have garnered accolades from top analysts, press, product reviewers, customers and partners from around the world. The majority of feedback has centered on Dell’s dedication to the workstation market, the innovative and functional new design and powerful performance. The video below shows initial impressions of the new portfolio from our launch event.
We’re not the only ones excited about the new Dell Precision workstations – here’s what some key analysts and press are saying:
- “Dell pulled out all the stops for the introduction of its new workstations in the Precision line, and it was more than a floor show. Dell is exhibiting new commitment and a fierce determination to take back a major share of the workstation market.” – Staff, John Peddie Research
- “Last week’s release of Dell’s new Precision line is a case in point: It reflects a tight coupling between the engineers who will use the product and the design team that created it.” – Rob Enderle, IT Business Edge
- “This is arguably the biggest redesign in the history of Dell Precision workstations. The entire chassis has been developed from scratch, driven by a key requirement for increased serviceability, though functionality, styling, improved airflow and reduced fan noise also had a major influence.” – Develop 3D
- “The ability of Dell Inc’s new Precision workstations to be rack-mounted may not seem like a big deal, but workstation clustering allowed the team at visual effects studio Pixomondo to keep acclaimed director Martin Scorsese happy during the production of his first 3D film, Hugo.” – Jeff Jedras, it World Canada
- “Dell has successfully transformed from PC producer to end-to-end IT and solution provider and won the leading position of both shipment and sales of workstations at the end of 2011. There are a lot of innovations built into Dell new Precision workstations engineered by many professionals and it was a pleasure to interview Dell global workstation directors, Kirk Schell, Efrain H. Rovira, and Ken Musgrave to hear an update of Dell innovations, strategy and insights of PC market.” – Wang Yang, e-works
There are also a few reviewers that were lucky enough to get their hands on the products and test them before they were available to the public. Their feedback to date has been overwhelmingly positive. For example, Dustin Sklavos of Anandtech said “…Dell has done very right by their customers with the new Precision towers. The T3600, at least in our review configuration, is as fast as Dell wants you to believe. They’ve also made the systems as easy to diagnose and service as humanly possible. We have a competing system from HP in house that we’ll be reviewing soon, but the bar has been set.” You can read the full review by AnandTech and previews by CG Channel and Videomaker with their full reviews coming soon.
And our innovative efforts don’t stop there: we recently updated our Dell Precision R5500 rack workstation to be the first four-GPU platform to receive Citrix XenServer GPU pass-through certification. This means for the first time, four concurrent users can access a single workstation from virtually anywhere, helping customers to improve ROI through increased access and better utilization of workstation assets.
We are excited to get these game-changing new products in the hands of many more people and are looking forward to hearing your feedback!