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CScot4
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Difference between a brand name PC with vpro or without vpro

Hi all, just wondering what is the physical difference between a Dell optiplex computer with vpro and one exactly the same spec but without vpro.

When purchasing a Dell optiplex you can choose to have it with vpro or without. If you choose with it will add ~$40 to the build.

I am wondering what is this ~$40 paying for?

In the build the CPU is the exact same model i5-7500 that has vpro support bult in. So the CPU is not getting changed when you select the PC to come with vpro.

So what am I paying for? Is it a AMT chip that gets added to the motherboard when you selct the pc to come with vpro ?

or

Is it paying Dell to simply enable vpro via software?

thanks

crizz

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MichaelA_Intel
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crizz11

Hi Crizz,

Thanks for posting your question and I can see why you would ask. Intel vPro is a technology that enables specific capabilities. Here's a slide that shows some detail:

There is also a video available that provides more information about vPro. The link is here:

https://vimeo.com/219154762 The Intel vPro Platform_1080p_FULL on Vimeo

If you don't want to watch the whole thing, skip to 3:00 minutes.

If I understand your question:

Is it paying Dell to simply enable vpro via software?

vPro would be something that is not enabled via software.

Hope this helps.

Regards,

Michael

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