Dell prepping a workstation that actually looks good?

Summary:Usually tucked under the desk in a tiny cubicle, the humble workstation gets no love when it comes to industrial design. But the last bastion of the beige box may be getting a rather nice face lift, courtesy of Dell, if some images found on the Internet and supplied to Engadget are the real deal.

Usually tucked under the desk in a tiny cubicle, the humble workstation gets no love when it comes to industrial design. But the last bastion of the beige box may be getting a rather nice face lift, courtesy of Dell, if some images found on the Internet and supplied to Engadget are the real deal.

As the above image shows, Dell has designed a workstation that looks like it borrowed some touches from sister company Alienware's gaming PCs -- a healthy dollop of red accents and some streamlined styling. It may not qualify as looking full-out "sexy," but for a corporate machine, it's about as close as it gets.

The image are apparently updates to Dell's Precision family, which are its line of performance-oriented workstations. Engadget speculates that the presumed T3600, T5600, and T7600 refreshes would be prime candidates for Intel's forthcoming Sandy Bridge CPUs, but there's no word from Dell about specs or designs or anything related to new Precisions. However, the potential new look would go along with the company's conversion to sleek design evidenced by its Streak and Venue Pro mobile devices.

Topics: Dell

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Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.

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