1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 30, 2017 3:24 PM by michael_a_intel

    Difference between a brand name PC with vpro or without vpro

    crizz11

      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