One of the key focus areas for end-user computing is delivering great products with customer-inspired design.

As part of that design standard, Dell continues to enhance its award-winning OptiPlex desktops and Latitude laptops.  We are now offering brominated flame retardant free (BFR-free) and polyvinyl chloride free (PVC-free) OptiPlex small form factor (SFF) and Latitude configurations as we move toward full elimination of those substances. The new systems also are delivered in recyclable packaging.

The new OptiPlex 990 family (includes the mini-tower, desktop, small-form factor and ultra-small form factor chassis) represents the most powerful, most manageable and “greenest” commercial desktops we’ve ever offered. 

As a quick side note, DesktopReview.com just gave another member of the OptiPlex family, the OptiPlex 990 USFF (ultra small form factor), an “Editor’s Choice” award, noting its small/solid design and cool/quiet operation. 

Dell OptiPlex 990 USFF desktop

All newly launched OptiPlex systems have a minimum of 10% post-consumer recycled plastic in their enclosures, offer highly efficient power supply options and are shipped in recyclable packaging. And now with the ability to configure the Dell OptiPlex 990 SFF as BFR/PVC-free in select countries, organizations can further reduce their envi­ronmental impact. 

In addition to representing Dell’s most environmentally responsible commercial desktop offering, OptiPlex 990 SFF offers 2nd generation Intel processors, featuring business-class control with Intel vPro remote management technology and full compatibility with Dell KACE system management appliances.

Our Latitude E6420 business notebook also offers a BFR/PVC free configuration and features a mercury free LED display with arsenic-free display glass. Similar to the OptiPlex 990, the Latitude E6420 has a 5.0 Energy Star® rating, which means it uses energy-efficient power supplies and has advanced power-management features enabled. This level of efficiency helps organizations save energy and associated cost. 

Latitude E6420

Additionally, the  Latitude E6420 offers  world-class design with durability based on hard-wearing MIL-STD 810G tested Tri-Metal casing and is part of the most secure family of notebooks we’ve ever offered with Dell Data Protection, Remote Data Delete and hard drive Free Fall Sensor.  The system features leading performance with options of second-generation Intel quad core processing, discrete graphics and multi-touch displays.

Reviews of the new Latitude family, including the E6420, have been fantastic. Some highlights include the following: 

  • PC Magazine noted the E6420 “has everything that an enterprise user is looking for in a business laptop.
  • LAPTOP Magazine said the system was “a great choice for business users.”
  • PC Word said the E6420 delivers “all the power you'd want in a business laptop plus outstanding battery life.”

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