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Dell has made price cuts on its PowerEdge servers in the UK and the rest of Europe.

In the UK, a PowerEdge 2450 - Dell's nine-centimetre high, rack-dense server -is priced at £1,399 for the entry-level model. In February it was priced at £1,561, and in September 2000 it was £2,293.

The base model PowerEdge 300 is now £599, down from £678 in February, and the entry spec PowerEdge 1400 is £849, a snip compared to its £985 February price. (All prices are ex VAT.)

Martin Boyce, head of Enterprise Systems for UK & Ireland, said the price cuts were the result of memory and hard drives getting cheaper. "We've seen memory come down 10 per cent and hard drives from one to six per cent in the last month," he said.

Boyce also said the memory price crash is also having a knock on effect on cutting the cost of components such as Ultra 3 RAID controllers. ®

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