Dell OptiPlex 780 is world’s smallest commercial desktop

Business desktops are traditionally not good looking and are often made simply to work and be cheap to purchase and build. Dell is working to bring some sense of style into the business segment with machines like its new Vostro V13. Dell has now announced a new line of desktop PCs for its OptiPlex line including the 780 and 380 that are decent looking.

The 780 gets to boast the claim of world’s smallest fully functional commercial desktop computer. The machine doesn’t look that small strapped behind the LCD in the picture here unless that LCD is small. Dell offers lots of options for the machines with a starting price of $684 ($US629). The machine has OS options galore with Windows XP 7 and Vista as well as Ubuntu Linux. Hardware runs a gamut of options and the machines use Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs.

The OptiPlex 380 machines are offered in different form factors including a minitower desktop and a SFF version. The 380 line offers the same OS options and features a tool-less chassis and diagnostic LED lights. Pricing for the machine starts at $358 ($US329). Obviously exactly how much the retail machine will pad the prices is unknown. These price figures are straight conversions.