On December 10, 2009, Dell announced the release of the smallest pro desktops ever. Optiplex 780 USFF (Ultra Small Form Factor), having a 9.4 by 9.4 inches dimension, is believed to be the smallest system that uses primarily desktop components, with a 2.5-inch HDD, this being a concession made because of its size. Desktop processors up to a 3.33GHz Core 2 Duo are used for the system and, unlike other systems this size, even builds in the power brick.
The standard configuration will be priced at $624, including a 2.2GHz Celeron, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive. It runs Windows 7 OS and Intel GMA 4500. The system also gets three years of online help for system problems.
Optiplex 380 offers a newer design, as well as a low-profile update, which includes the addition of a new chipset supporting a wider range of processors, up to Core 2 Quad. The actual price has remained the same, starting at $329 to $349, depending on the version: customers can opt for a desktop, a mini tower or a small form factor box.