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LinuxPR: Dell To Sell Open-Source Ready Desktop Computer for Consumers

Oct 04, 2005, 15:15 (11 Talkback[s])


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On Oct. 4, 2005, Dell launched the Dimension E510n1 desktop computer to meet growing customer demand for open-source ready systems.

The Dimension E510n desktop computer offers a balance of value and high performance, and is ideal for tech-savvy customers who prefer systems without a pre-installed operating system. The new "n Series" desktop computer comes with a blank hard drive with no operating system installed. Dell provides a copy of the FreeDOS operating system, which can be installed by customers when they receive their systems.

Additional features include:

Intel Pentium 4 6xx processors and up to 4 GB2 shared3 DDR2 memory provide mainstream performance

Multimedia features include up to two CD, DVD or combination drives; optional dual TV tuner; optional 13-in-1 media card reader; and optional 256 MB graphics cards

Integrated Sound Blaster Live 24-bit Advanced HD audio and 10/100 network controller

Silver and white tool-less chassis blends in with home and office environments

Mini-tower design incorporates Dell QuietCase and BTX technology for quiet operation and improved reliability

The Dimension E510n is available immediately in the United States. The base configuration starts at $849 with a Pentium 4 630 processor, 512 MB DDR2 memory, 128 MB ATI RADEON X300SE HyperMemory video card, 80 GB SATA hard drive and 1-year limited warranty.

For more information on the Dimension E510n, visit www.dell.com/nseriesE510. Additional details on Dell's n Series products can be found at www.dell.com/nseries.

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