CES 2021 | Asus is confident its new ExpertCenter D7/D5 series is a dependable new option for business customers
Asus is clearly pitching its new ExpertCenter D700 and D500 machines at the IT professionals who would maintain them as well as the employers that would buy them. Their cases can go down to 9 liters (L) in size, and are made to US MIL-STD-810G durability standards. Furthermore, they have a tool-less design and have legacy serial and parallel ports.
With their slim, unobtrusive designs and value-for-money features, Asus touts the new ExpertCenter D700 or D500 as easy choices for new corporate fleets in 2021. They have a versatile selection of ports, a smart-card reader, come with 3 year's worth of onsite service, a TPM 2.0 module, a smart card reader and tool-less entry.
Furthermore, with their MIL-STD-810G ratings, they may also prove cost-effective over time. They also come with the option of Asus' Control Center for potentially easier software management.
The new ExpertCenter series comes with either Intel Core i5-10400 or i7-10700 CPUs, and can support up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM (although they may only have 8 to 16GB out of the box).
The D700s or D500s also feature 4 drive bays in a case with a "clever" use of space, underpinned by Asus motherboards "with 100% solid capacitors". They come in form-factors of 27-, 20-, 15- or just 9-liter volumes, and are, unlike manynewproducts unveiled at CES 2021, available from now.
The first D700 SKUs are stocked at Amazon or Staples, whereas the first 2 D500s are onAmazon or Newegg. They start from US$579 on their new platforms.
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