Dell Launches New Workstation; Dell Precision Workstation 330 Features Newest Processors, Color Chassis

Dell Launches New Workstation; Dell Precision Workstation 330 Features Newest Processors, Color Chassis

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ROUND ROCK, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov. 20, 2000

Dell(Nasdaq:DELL), the world’s leading direct computer systems company and workstation supplier, today announced worldwide availability of the Dell(tm) Precision(tm) Workstation 330 designed to provide optimum performance for applications such as digital content creation, finite analysis and mechanical computer-aided design.

The Dell Precision Workstation 330 features the newly-introduced Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 processors at 1.40 and 1.50 GHz and the Intel 850 chipset with a 400 MHz system bus. The Dell Precision Workstation 330 reflects Dell’s emphasis on industrial design with a new midnight gray color for its QuietCase chassis.

“The Dell Precision Workstation 330 is the first step toward a new level of workstation performance,” said Jeff Clarke, vice president and general manager for Dell Precision Workstations. “Bringing high performance systems to market quickly, and providing a comprehensive range of graphics offerings, has made Dell the world’s leading workstation supplier. Customers running computationally-intensive applications, such as computer-aided design, should see impressive results from the new Dell Precision Workstation 330.”

PTC is a leading solutions provider offering powerful Web-based collaboration and flexible engineering technologies to streamline product development and delivery processes. “The Dell Precision Workstation 330 successfully completed PTC’s rigorous suite of 6,000 regression tests, displaying the exceptional speed and graphics performance required by PTC’s demanding CAD customers,” said David Margaretos, vice president, Global Alliances PTC.

Pricing for the Dell Precision Workstation 330 in the United States begins at $1,999(a). A sample Dell Precision Workstation 330 configuration includes a single 1.40 GHz Pentium 4 processor, mini-tower chassis, 20GB(b) ATA-66/100 IDE (7200 rpm) hard disk drive, 128MB PC800 RDRAM(R), Matrox Millennium G450 graphics card, 48X-maximum IDE CD-ROM, and Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000 Professional for $2,228(c). For a complete listing of prices and configurations visit http://www.dell.com/precision.

Additional features of the Dell Precision Workstation 330 include:

— “Dell Graphics Plus” for workstation customers who need specialized graphics

products that are not part of Dell’s standard offerings.

— AGP Pro50 4X support and broad range of graphics: Exceptional graphics

performance with 3D, 2D and multi-monitor graphics cards such as FGL Graphics

Fire GL2 (64MB), which offers high end performance for a mid-range price;

NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro (64MB), which includes optimized drivers for mechanical

design and digital content creation applications; and the Matrox Millennium

G450 offering DualHeadt(tm) Display(d) functionality.

— Rambus memory: Capacity for up to 1 GB of RDRAM.

— Large storage capacity: with up to four internal hard drives, resulting in a

maximum of 220 GB storage space. The Dell Precision Workstation 330 can

accommodate hard drives up to 73 GB (SCSI) or 40 GB (IDE).

— New, stylish look: This is the first Dell Precision Workstation chassis in

the midnight gray colored chassis, and includes coordinating peripherals such

as monitors, keyboards and mice.

Dell holds the No. 1 market share position for unit shipments in the worldwide total branded workstation market in the third quarter of this year, according to estimates by IDC(e).

Dell Precision Workstations are intended for professional users who demand exceptional performance in the digital content creation (DCC), computer-aided design (CAD), geographic information systems (GIS), computer animation, software development and financial analysis markets. Dell plans to offer workstations based on Intel’s 64-bit Itanium(R) processor. Customers interested in learning more can visit Dell’s Web site at www.dell.com/precision.

About Dell

Dell Computer Corporation (Nasdaq:DELL) is the world’s leading direct computer systems company, based on revenues of $30 billion for the past four quarters, and is a premier provider of products and services required for customers to build their Internet infrastructures. The company ranks No. 56 on the Fortune 500, No. 154 on the Fortune Global 500 and No. 3 on the Fortune “most admired” lists of companies. Dell designs, manufactures and customizes products and services to customer requirements, and offers an extensive selection of software and peripherals. Information on Dell and its products can be obtained on the World Wide Web at www.dell.com.

(a) The $1,999 configuration consists of a Dell Precision Workstation

330 with minitower chassis, single 1.40 GHz Pentium 4 processor,

10GB ATA-66/100 IDE (7200 rpm), 128MB PC600 RDRAM(R) (2

RIMMS(tm)), NVIDIA TNT2 Pro graphics card, 20 min/48X max IDE

CD-ROM, Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000 Professional. Pricing,

specifications, and availability may change without notice. Taxes

and shipping charges extra, and vary. Cannot be combined with

other offers or discounts. U.S. only. Prices do not include

monitor.

(b) For hard drives, GB means 1 billion bytes; accessible capacity

varies with operating environment.

(c) Pricing, specifications, and availability may change without

notice. Taxes and shipping charges extra, and vary. Cannot be

combined with other offers or discounts. U.S. only. Prices do not

include monitor.

(d) Matrox DualHead(tm)Display offers eight configurations options,

five display modes

(e) IDC, The Workstation Market, 2000, Q3 Quarterly Update

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