Not since the Intel’s NUC, Compute Stick and Compute Card have I stumbled upon a PC as compact and small as Dell’s latest innovation. The first-of-its-kind OptiPlex 7070 Ultra is truly made for a clutter-free desktop. Its modular zero-footprint design is clever; it simply slides and sits inside a thin display stand.
Dell calls it “the world’s most flexible commercial desktop solution”—a fully modular design with innards that can be upgraded and serviced independently of one another.
I had the opportunity to get a hands-on experience with the compact PC during Dell’s recent EMC forum and was simply blown away by the form factor.
Imagine a full-blown PC that simply tucks into your desktop monitor. Short of being an all-in-one PC, the OptiPlex 7070 Ultra offers flexibility, upgradability and performance, housed in a compact durable package. You can customise to fit your needs including monitor stands, Dell displays, or third party VESA-compatible dispays.
Under the hood, you’ll find everything you’ll need to get productive—from up to 25W quad-core Intel Core vPro i7 processors, 64GB of RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD and 2TB HDD.
To access the internals, all you need to do is slide open the top case. Easily swap out memory and storage and there’s a full range of expansion ports to boot.
It offers one USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port (PowerShare), USB 3.1 Gen 1 port (front), Four USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (rear), two USB 2.0 ports (one SmartPower On) on the rear, 3.5mm audio jack (front), line-out port (rear), two DisplayPorts (rear), RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet port, serial + PS/2 port (rear), and a SD 4.0 memory card reader (optional).
The great thing about the Ultra is that it can support up to three displays—from 19 to 27 inches for those who require a multi-display setup. Power, data, video and audio are transmitted via a single USB-C cable when paired with Dell USB-C monitors.
For full specs and options, visit Dell EMC
Pricing and availability
The Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra is available now. Pricing upon application.