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Dell slashed entry-level price on server family

PowerEdge 1400 range now starts at $2375, making it an attractive replacement for companies currently using desktop technology for server applications.

Dell has slashed the entry-level price on its PowerEdge 1400 server family to $2375. The move is designed to encourage the use of dedicated server technology rather than souped-up desktop PCs for file-serving applications.

“With the PowerEdge 1400, Dell is providing businesses of all sizes the high-performance server technology they demand, with the customisation and management capabilities they need, at a cost they can’t ignore,” said Tejas Vakil, vice president Enterprise Business for Dell EMEA. “Our most important objective at Dell is to provide solutions and services that meet the needs of our customers at the industry’s most competitive prices.”

Dell says the machine is ideally suited for departments, workgroups, distributed environments, and small- and medium-sized businesses due to its ease of set up and management. Unlike a desktop, it also offers room to grow with the customers’ increasing demands.

The PowerEdge 1400 supports up to two 1 GHz Intel processors with 133MHz Front Side Bus, an embedded Dual Channel Ultra3 (Ultra 160) SCSI controller and high-bandwidth 64-bit PCI slots. In addition to increased performance, the dual channel SCSI controller provides added-value by supporting internal tape devices without the need for a SCSI card.

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