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iQuote Best Practice: System Unit Product Descriptions

June 16, 2010

The iQuote Team has just improved all System Unit descriptions on iQuote to deliver clear and consistent product information. The best way to sell is to be informed and confident in your knowledge of the product. This will help as when you are browsing products your success rate of picking the most appropriate system will be higher.

Example description of the DL360 G7 range:

HP ProLiant DL360 G7 Intel Xeon E5640 (2.53GHz 12MB L3 Cache) Quad Core Processor 12GB (6 x 2GB) DDR3 1333MHz RDIMM 4 x Hot-Pluggable 2.5in Small Form Factor Smart Array P410i/256MB No Optical 460W PSU 3yr Next Business Day Warranty

Breakdown:

  • Intel Xeon E5640 (2.53GHz 12MB L3 Cache) Quad Core Processor – Processor (includes Manufacturer code, processor speed and cache, qty of cores)
  • 12GB (6 x 2GB) DDR3 1333MHz RDIMM – Memory (includes DIMM qty/size), technology, speed and memory type (in this case Registered DIMM)
  • 4 x Hot-Pluggable 2.5in Small Form Factor – Hard Disk Drive support (qty, NHP/HPL, drive size and descriptor)
  • Smart Array P410i/256MB – Array Controller with model and Cache (and if it has BBWC that is Battery Backed Writeback Cache)
  • No Optical – Optical Drive in this case none but can be DVD-ROM or DVD-RW
  • 460W PSU – Power supply (if >1 will state qty)
  • 3yr Next Business Day Warranty – Warranty

Remember it is not possible to list everything in a Part Number Description but the Table of Contents in iQuote provides more useful information.

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