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Dell Expands Desktop Virtualisation Portfolio, Introduces Two New Thin Clients

Computer maker Dell has made two new additions to its Desktop Virtualisation portfolio for the enterprise market.

The OptiPlex FX170 and FX130 thin clients will allow workers to compute and do file work from a single server that comes with several access points Information Week informs.

Dell said that the thin clients are ideal for vertical enterprise markets like healthcare, education and call centres. However, the company also said that the virtualisation clients can also be used in the public sector.

The two are the thinnest clients introduced by Dell, measuring 1.5 inches wide and 1.5 points heavy.

With the both the thin clients coming with a fan less design, the OptiPlex FX170 runs on the Intel Atom 1.6-GHz processor and supports both Windows and Linux platforms. The server also offers 1,600 by 1,200 32-bit colour support.

Meanwhile, the FX130 comes with the VIA Eden processor architecture and supports1,920 by 1,200 32-bit colour. The platform also offers 1GB of flash memory.

“For the task-oriented worker we have the FX130, for people that are more price conscious and do more consuming rather creation. Then we have the knowledge worker for what the 170 is target for. … They need less than a full desktop and they need a thin client, but they need more power,” John Holstrom, director of software and solutions product marketing in Dell's business client division told Information Week.