Dell has announced the new OptiPlex 7070 Ultra, a desktop computer that is stored vertically inside a thin display stand. Featuring what Dell calls a “zero-footprint” desktop design, the computer is space-saving while remaining fully modular, so that customers can configure and upgrade as needed throughout the product lifecycle. This also means both the PC and display can be upgraded and serviced independently.
Dave Lincoln, VP of fixed computing at Dell, says: “IT leaders are faced with pressure to keep costs down while giving employees flexibility and freedom to work in ways they’re most productive. As more organisations move to open floor plans, they’re looking for technology that maximises desk space, employee productivity and IT investments. Thirty-five years ago, Dell disrupted the way PCs were made and delivered to the world. With the OptiPlex 7070 Ultra, we are changing the category again, with an innovative desktop solution that’s hidden in plain sight.”
Dell’s customer research has revealed companies like the ability to upgrade their systems. It also showed that they enjoy the aesthetics of the all-in-one form factor. Consumers also tend to upgrade their computers more frequently than their displays.
Key features include:
- Independent upgrade of the PC and display, so customers can swap out, upgrade or service any part at any time
- A monitor stand that integrates the PC within and includes physical security options designed to protect against tampering
- Flexible configurations suitable for multi-user, open-plan workspaces
- Configurable to different use cases or work styles with compatible products like a height-adjustable stand, fixed stand, VESA mount, Dell Single Monitor Arm | MSA20 for superior adjustability and Dell Dual Monitor Arm | MDA20 for added desk agility
- Performance and scalability to match users’ needs, up to Intel Core vPro i7 processors, 64GB of RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, and 2TB HDD
Additionally, a recent Dell study shows that using two monitors can boost worker productivity by up to 21%. The Ultra can support up to three displays – from 19 to 27 inches – for increased productivity. Power, data, video and audio are transmitted in one single cable when the Ultra is paired with Dell USB-C monitors.
Dell also introduced the new OptiPlex 7071 Tower, which finds its place with businesses using VR content for activities such as training and sales environments. With premium performance and multiple expansion options, it’s the desktop that offers enhanced productivity options for everyday tasks.
The Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra and the Dell OptiPlex 7071 Tower are now available.
Vox’s Green Week offers discounted fibre speeds
Vox is offering businesses the chance to double the speed – and pay the regular price – for fibre, in its Double Up promo.
Vox, a leading integrated ICT and telecommunications company, is not joining in the Black Friday frenzy. It’s going one better, with a Green Week. From 25 November to 2 December it is running a Vox Fibre to the Business (FTTB) Double Up Promo.
FTTB orders signed between 18 November and 2 December 2019, will automatically receive double the speed for the duration of their contract with Vox ,at a 33% saving.
FTTB Promo Offer
|FTTB BUNDLE||PURCHASE PRICE||WHAT YOU GET|
|20 Mbps||R 2,499||40 Mbps|
|50 Mbps||R 4,499||100 Mbps|
|100 Mbps||R 8,999||200 Mbps|
|200 Mbps||R 12,999||400 Mbps|
|500 Mbps||R 16,999||1 Gbps|
The promo is applicable to 20 Mbps, 50 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 200 Mbps and 500 Mbps packages on the Frogfoot Fibre network and applies to all new links and re-sign orders.
The Green Week sale includes limited specials ranging from mobile data to ADSL, satellite, indoor and outdoor camera and voice services. The discounted deals are available for one week only until midnight on 2 December 2019.
Says Vera Romano, executive head of marketing at Vox: “Our Green Week is fast becoming a popular annual event and as always, we have something for everyone – be it for the consumer or business market. Our key focus has been to provide packages that add value to the customer. So, keep an eye out over the next few days – there is something to suit everyone.”
To find out more visit https://www.vox.co.za
Second chance to get discounted Xbox One
Last year’s Black Friday deals for the Xbox One were epic, and this year they return to being heavily discounted.
With 9 days to go until the shopping extravaganza that is Black Friday (29 November 2019), Prima Interactive has revealed its Black Friday deals for Xbox One.
The deals remain roughly the same as last year’s Black Friday prices, suggesting that these are the absolute minimum at which retailers can sell the consoles.
Xbox fans won’t have to wait until 29 November but will be able to purchase the following deals from 25 November to 2 December 2019 from all leading gaming retailers:
Xbox Box S (1TB) Console for R 3 599.00
Xbox Box One S + Wireless Controller for R 4 699.00
Xbox One X for R 6 999.00