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Dell OptiPlex 780 Desktop Computer - 1 x Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93 GHz - Small Form Factor 2 GB DDR3 SDR... (4687654)

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Featuring Intel vPro technology for advanced remote management, the Dell OptiPlex 780 Small-Form Factor is a secure, stable and easily serviced desktop solution that can simplify operations and increase cost efficiency in complex or growing IT environments. … see full wiki

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Powerful, small, ergonomic

  • Sep 8, 2010
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Pros: Small

Powerful enough to run all of my applications and browse the internet at fast speeds.

Cons: I can't think of one!

The Bottom Line:

A solid choice for a small desktop that can handle general office productivity applications. 

I had the good fortune to get upgraded to a new computer at work.  Hoorary!  The brand that was preselected was the Dell OptiPlex 780 Small Form Factor.  Although small in size, this model is a powerhouse.

I am an academic librarian and I work on my computer all day long and use Windows Operating System and the Microsoft Office Suite 2003 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook E Mail) as well as Internet, Adobe and a few other basic office productivity programs.  It is a must that I have a good computer in order to do my job well.

I have a smallish desk which mandated I need a smaller desktop.  This Optiplex is way smaller than my old model and sleek as well.  The color is black of course and it runs almost silently. 

The basics:

Windows XP (2002) SP2

4GB - plenty of memory to run standard office software

8X DVD Player - speed is very fast and I can run many applications at the same time.

USB Keyboard and Mouse  - again, almost silent operation

Integrated Intel®  82567LM Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000  - this is literally a plug and play desktop.  I plug my ethernet into my local area network and I am connected to the internet and to my networked printer.

8 USB 2.0 ports, 2 front, 6 back - This gives me plenty of room to plug in any USB devices that I have such as my digital camera, zip drives, and other printers.  I like the fact that two are up front which makes it easier to plug and play. 

ENERGY STAR 4.0 compliant - Great feature as it powers down after I set it to 15 minutes of inactivity.  I leave my computer "on" all day long and it powers down at night.  In the morning, all I do is touch my keyboard or mouse and the system powers up.  It is an instantaneous power up. 

Internal Speakers - Adequate speakers - nothing special.  I so play musci DVD's at they sound just fine.  I also listen to Pandora radio and again the quality is adequate.  If music quality needs to be upgraded a pair of higher quality external speakers can easily be plugged into the back of the computer.

Dimensions & Weight - A very small unit and it fits snugly under my desk. 

Depth 13.4in

Height 12.4in

Width 3.65in

Weight 15lbs

Monitor Specs:
Dell UltraSharp 1908FP 19-inch Flat Panel Monitor with Height Adjustable  - It's very easy to lift the screen up or down with the touch of my hand.  It's an all in one stand.  I love this feature. 

Diagonal Size/Viewable Size : 19" Flat Panel Monitor - I enjoy the 19 inch screen - it is plenty big enough for all of my applications I need to use to work. 

Max Resolution: 1280 x 1024 / 75 Hz  - The screen is bright and very easy to read.  It never hurts my eyes and I am looking at the screen for the majority of my work day.

24-bit (16.7 million colors)  - The colors are vivid and sharp. 

USB cable - 6 ft - Good reach for a cable - I don't use 6 feet but it's nice to know I can.

Speakers are located at the bottom of the monitor.  They are adequate. 

Dimensions & Weight:

Depth 7.2in

Height 14.3in

Width 16.1in

Weight 12.6 lbs

To summarize, this is the perfect desktop computer for my needs.  It runs silently, at a very fast speed and the graphics are sharp and clear.  It is small enough that I could easily move it to another location with ease.  It was more economical to purchase the computer and monitor together.  I am very pleased and this computer should last me five years. 


Amount Paid (US$): 900
Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Pentium III
Processor speed: over 1000
RAM: More than 256
Internal Storage: DVD
Hard Drive (GB): 31-40

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