New Dell Servers: Big-Business Performance at Small-Business Price -- -- PowerEdge R300 and T300 Perform Up to 31 Percent Better Than Comparable HP Servers; Up to 51 Percent Better Than Similar IBM Servers -- High-Availability Features for Increased Uptime -- 3X Memory Capacity to Better Handle Memory-Intensive Applications

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Small and medium businesses no longer have to sacrifice server performance or reliability for an affordable price. Dell's new PowerEdge R300 and T300 servers have industry-leading performance, memory and high-availability features previously available only in more expensive systems designed for larger businesses. Available today worldwide, the industry's highest-performing one-socket quad-core servers(1) start at $1,249 for the R300 rack server and $999 for the T300 tower server. More information is available at http://www.dell.com/poweredge.

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We listened, and our new R300 and T300 servers deliver the kind of technology innovation our customers care about - more performance and reliability without more cost.

    "Customers want faster performing systems to run their already taxed computer networks at a price that won't break the bank," said Frank Muehleman, vice president and general manager, Dell Small and Medium Business. "We listened, and our new R300 and T300 servers deliver the kind of technology innovation our customers care about - more performance and reliability without more cost."

Superior Performance for SMBs

Using the quad-core Intel Xeon(R) x5460 processor, the PowerEdge R300 achieves up to 26 percent better performance than the HP DL320 G5p,(2) and up to 51 percent over the IBM System X 3250.(3) The T300 tower server achieves up to 31 percent better performance compared to the HP ML310 G5 server,(4) and up to 51 better performance than the IBM System X 3200.(5)

The new R300 and T300 servers also help companies better handle memory intensive applications by offering 24GB of memory - three times the memory capacity of competitive one-socket systems. Essential, high-availability features include hot-plug hard drives and redundant power supplies to help increase uptime and prevent loss of data access.

Additionally, the R300 helps provide energy cost savings for customers. It is the industry's most energy efficient server, delivering the leading performance per watt compared to all currently published SPECpower results.(6)

"Today, we exclusively rely on energy-efficient, high-performing Dell PowerEdge 2950 rack servers to deliver our flagship enterprise-class hosting solution, the ServInt SuperVPS, to customers," said Reed Caldwell, founder and CEO of ServInt, a recognized leader in the Virtual Private Server (VPS) marketplace with customers of all sizes in all regions of the world. "Dell's R300 is a natural step for both the ServInt Enterprise-Class VPS product line, as well as our recently launched Green Initiative that promotes ecologically responsible, sustainable hosting. No other platform we tested gives us the features, reliability, performance or expandability with such a low-voltage footprint. We're also excited about the small form factor the R300 offers while retaining exceptional scalability."

Enhanced Business Security and Services

Dell's PowerEdge R300 and T300 offer built-in security features to help customers better protect their server investments, including:

-- Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to strengthen security, enabling better authentication, encryption and protection of critical information;

-- Internal lock-down USB to reduce risk of data loss and security breaches; and

-- Locking bezels and a chassis intrusion switch to protect against unauthorized access to system hard drives, peripherals and the control panel.

Dell's new services portfolio, ProSupport, gives small and medium businesses greater flexibility in choosing support options. These service options, combined with features delivered in the R300 and T300 servers, make it easier for customers to spend less time focusing on information technology and more on productivity and growing their businesses.

Additional Small Business Networking Resources for first-time server buyers or non-technical users:

-- Small Business 360 Computer Networking

-- Networking Basics

-- Server Advisor

-- First Server Makeover

About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services they trust and value. Uniquely enabled by its direct business model, Dell is a leading global systems and services company and No. 34 on the Fortune 500. For more information, visit http://www.dell.com, or to communicate directly with Dell via a variety of online channels, go to http://www.dell.com/conversations. To get Dell news direct, visit http://www.dell.com/RSS.

(1) Based on SPECint_rate2006, SPECfp_rate2006 and SPECjbb2005 results for the Dell PowerEdge R300 and T300 compared with other 1-socket x86 servers published on http://www.spec.org as of March 6, 2008. For the latest SPEC(R) benchmark results, visit http://www.spec.org. SPEC(R) and the benchmark names SPECint(R), SPECfp(R), and SPECjbb(R) are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation.

(2) Based on a Dell PowerEdge R300 SPECint_rate_base2006 result compared to the best performing 1-socket result from Hewlett-Packard Company published on http://www.spec.org as of March 6, 2008. For the latest SPEC(R) benchmark results, visit http://www.spec.org/cpu2006.

(3) Based on a Dell PowerEdge R300 SPECint_rate_base2006 result compared to the best performing 1-socket result from IBM Corporation published on http://www.spec.org as of March 6, 2008. For the latest SPEC(R) benchmark results, visit http://www.spec.org/cpu2006.

(4) Based on a SPECint(R)_rate2006 result for the Dell PowerEdge T300 compared to the result for the HP ML310 G5 as of March 6, 2008. For the latest SPEC(R) benchmark results, visit http://www.spec.org/cpu2006.

(5) Based on a Dell PowerEdge T300 SPECint_rate_base2006 result compared to the best performing 1-socket tower result from IBM Corporation published on http://www.spec.org as of March 6, 2008. For the latest SPEC CPU2006 benchmark results, visit http://www.spec.org/cpu2006.

(6) Based on a SPECpower_ssj2008 result on the Dell PowerEdge R300 compared to all results published on http://www.spec.org as of March 12, 2008. For the latest SPECpower_ssj2008 benchmark results, visit http://www.spec.org/power_ssj2008. SPEC(R) and the benchmark name SPECpower_ssj(R) are registered trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation.

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