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Dell introduces Wyse Thin Client 5070 small form-factor PCs

The Extended Pentium model comes with a thicker profile, as it fits more hardware features. (Source: Dell)
The Extended Pentium model comes with a thicker profile, as it fits more hardware features. (Source: Dell)
Dell is refreshing the Wyse small form-factor PC series with Intel Gemini Lake ULV CPUs. The new Wyse 5070 family will include two lower-end Celeron models and two higher-end Pentium models with up to 1600 factory configurations, which can be further customized with additional RAM, storage and even discrete GPUs.

The small form-factor PC market has been gaining momentum in the past few years, and Dell is well aware of the potential this could have for its SFF thin client systems. Together with the latest OptiPlex refreshes, Dell is also expanding and updating the Wyse SFF thin client lineup with the new 5070 model that integrates the latest Gemini Lake 14 nm platform and Goldmont Plus Celeron/Pentium SoCs. These new systems are designed for true end-to-end virtualization and IoT markets, coming in no less than 1,600 factory configurations.

The Wyse 5070 family comes in four variants in order to suit a wider array of budgets. The lower-end models come with Celeron SoCs, and the higher-end ones come with Pentium cores. All the new Wyse 5070 variants will be shipping with either Windows IoT Enterprise 10, ThinOS or TLinux operating systems.


First up is the entry-level Celeron 2K variant, which will be powered by the Celeron N4000 dual-core SoCs clocked at 1.1 GHz, and will feature 4 GB DDR4-2560 RAM plus 32 GB of eMMC storage for the WIE 10 option, while the ThinOS/TLinux get only 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of eMMC storage. This variant only supports two 1080p outputs.


Up next are the Celeron 4K, Pentium 4K and Extended Pentium variants, which come with similar features except for the fact that the Pentium ones support two 4K outputs plus one 1080p out, while the Celeron 4K supports just the two 4K outs. The Celeron 4K is powered by the Celeron J4105 quad-core SoC clocked at 1.5 GHz, whereas the Pentium 4K comes with a Pentium Silver N5000 quad-core processor clocked at 1.1 GHz, and the Extended Pentium model gets a Pentium Silver J5005 chip running at 1.5 GHz. These three variants integrate up to 8 GB of DDR4 memory plus 32 GB SSD storage for WIE 10 OSs, and only up to 4 GB RAM plus 16 GB eMMC storage for ThinOS/TLinux. Only the Pentium variants get rear audio connectors.

The list of common features across all variants includes:
•    1 Gb connector with integrated NIC
•    10 USB-A 3.0 connectors (Front x4, Rear x4, Internal Pins x2) plus one USB-C 3.1 in front
•    Intrusion detection, Kensington Lock and TPM 2.0 security features

The Extended Pentium model gets a 130 W PSU and integrates legacy ports like 2 serials, 1 parallel and a PCIe 4x. All the others get only 1 serial and sport a 65 W PSU.

Dell also allows customers to further customize the new Wyse 570 PCs with several options like up to 8 GB RAM for ThinOS/TLinux OSs, up to 256 GB SSDs and Smart Card readers for Celeron 4K models and up, a second Gbe jack plus wireless connections, a VGA port, 90 W PSUs, and discrete AMD GPUs for the Extended Pentium variant.

The new Wyse 5070 family will be available starting June 5, but Dell has not yet pricing information.

The Celeron 2K/4K and Pentium 4K models come with an even slimmer profile. (Source: Dell)
The Celeron 2K/4K and Pentium 4K models come with an even slimmer profile. (Source: Dell)
Back connectors for Celeron 2K/4K and Pentium 4K models (Source: Dell)
Back connectors for Celeron 2K/4K and Pentium 4K models (Source: Dell)
The Extended Pentium rear conectors (Source
The Extended Pentium rear conectors (Source
The Wyse 5070 can be easily mounted on monitor backs. (Source: Dell)
The Wyse 5070 can be easily mounted on monitor backs. (Source: Dell)
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Bogdan Solca, 2018-05- 1 (Update: 2018-05- 1)
Bogdan Solca
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I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.