Dell has announced the green desktop, Energy Smart Vostro 410, designed exclusively for small businesses. The latest in a series of energy-efficient products and initiatives designed to drive customer savings, the Vostro 410 starts at Rs32,900.
The computer maker says the Vostro saves customers up to 47 per cent in annual energy costs, based on testing by Dell Labs in May 2008 and Dell energy calculations comparing a Vostro 410 with Energy Smart settings v/s. the same configuration without Energy Smart settings. It said actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage and manufacturing variability
''Small businesses are increasingly concerned about rising energy costs,'' said Pradeep Natarajan, Dell India's general manager for small and medium business. ''With the Energy Smart Vostro desktop, we're able to save our customers money and collectively cut down on CO2 emissions, while delivering the features and functionality they require - especially high-performance processing power, graphics technology, fast networking and maximum expandability.''
Dell says direct customer feedback guided the design of the Vostro 410 desktop six months earlier in the product cycle than originally planned. Customer-driven enhancements include:
- Outstanding desktop performance with Intel Core2 Quad processors, 512MB graphics cards and 800MHz system memory;
- A larger ''tower'' design to allow the desktop to grow according to business needs with space for up to four hard drives v/s. two in the Vostro 400 and up to 3TB of local storage and 4 GB of memory;
- More expansion slots (six vs. standard four) and bays (four vs. standard three), holding up to six PCIe/PCI cards to increase configuration flexibility;
- Gigabit Ethernet for fast wired network access;
''The changes we've made to the Vostro 410 aren't moderate improvements but an unrivaled combination of performance and expandability for a small-business PC,'' said Natarajan. ''For customers running complex spreadsheets or databases, multi-tasking frequently and heavily, or using video-intensive applications, you can't beat the Vostro 410.''
In addition, Vostro customers can take advantage of Dell's new services portfolio, ProSupport, which gives them the ability to customize and tailor services to fit their technical expertise and business needs. With growing demand for mobile technology among small businesses, Dell also recently announced its refreshed line of Vostro laptops.
To complement the Energy Smart Vostro 410, Dell announced today worldwide availability of its first EPEAT Gold-certified display, the E207 20-inch widescreen flat panel monitor. More than 25 per cent of its plastics are made from recycled materials, plus flat panel monitors save customers up to 28 per cent in annual energy costs when compared to using a boxier CRT monitor, based on testing by Dell Labs in May 2008 and Dell energy calculations comparing a Vostro 410 system with Energy Smart settings and a 17-inch flat panel vs. the same configuration with Energy Smart settings and a 17-inch CRT. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage and manufacturing variability. The E207 display starts at $259.