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The Dell OptiPlex 330 is a mid-grade desktop computer designed specifically for small or light commercial business.

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Pros

Nice tower design--clean aesthetic with excellent cooling.

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Decent value for what you get (can be found for considerably cheaper than the MSRP online).

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Available in mid- and mini-tower cases--something not often offered.

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great has lots of space and can handle some of the new stuff

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Cons

Dated chipset that can't hold up to Intel's newer offerings.

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Limited space for storage expansion--2 3.5" brackets in the mid tower.

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Very small power supply options limit graphical expansion.

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Very limited RAM capacity--4GB DDR2 at 800MHz max.

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The Dell OptiPlex 330 is a mid-grade desktop computer designed specifically for small or light commercial business. The three most prominent features of the OptiPlex 330 are all designed to help provide added support in a professional environment; those features include full remote management support, power efficiency, and smart security protocols. The OptiPlex desktop includes support for Intel Core 2, Intel Pentium Dual-Core, and Intel Celeron Processors combined with 2 Dual Channel DDR2 800MHz memory slots.

The OptiPlex 330 desktop additionally includes SATA 3.0Gb/s support in capacities of up to 250GB, and an integrated 256MB ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro video card. The Dell OptiPlex 330 desktop PC is bundled with pre-installed copies of Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, or Windows Vista Home Basic. The Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 chipset includes additional GPU memory by activating 256MB shared system memory. The entire machine is designed to comply with Energy Star 4.0 compliance and overall helps keep electric costs down. Dell Client Manager software offers an integrated remote management application for use with the client task and setup procedures. The OptiPlex 330 is no longer carried and sold in the official DELL store; however it can be purchased externally through various retailers.

Features
  • Mid-grade Business Desktop
  • Full Remote Management
    • Dell Client Manager Software
  • Power Efficiency
    • Energy Star 4.0 Compliance
  • Security Protocols
    • CompuTrace Bios Tracking Capability (In the event of theft)
  • Intel Core 2, Intel Pentium Dual-Core and Intel Celeron Processor Family Support
  • 2 DDR2 Dual Channel Memory Slots
  • SATA 3.0GB/s
  • Integrated ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO- 256MB GPU
    • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100- adds shared memory
  • Full DELL IT Support
Specifications
  • Processor
    • Intel Core 2
    • Intel Pentium Dual-Core
    • Intel Celeron
  • Memory
    • Dual Channel DDR2 Shared Memory
    • 2 DIMM Slots supports up to 4GB total
    • Memory Bandwidth
      • 800MHz - 12.8 GB/s with dual channel
      • 667MHz - 10.7 GB/s with dual channel
  • Hard Drive/Storage
    • SATA 3.0Gb/s
    • RAID 1 Data Security
    • Supports Capacities up to 250GB
  • Graphics
    • ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO- 256MB GPU
    • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
  • Operating System
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Network
    • Broadcom  5787 Gigabit5 Ethernet LAN solution
    • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
    • Full ASF 2.0 and PXE support
  • Ports
    • Stereo in, stereo out (back) & stereo out (front), headphone
    • 1- RJ-45 network port
    • 8- USB 2.0 ports, 2 front, 6 back
    • 1- VGA port
    • 1- parallel port
    • 1- serial port
Mini Tower and Mid-Tower Differences
  • Mini Tower
    • Bays
      • 2 internal 3.5"
      • 1 external 3.5"
      • 2 external 5.25"
    • Dimensions
      • H: 16.10" W: 7.36" D: 17.52"
      • H: 40.89cm W: 18.69cm D: 44.50cm
    • Available Expansion Slots
      • 2 Standard PCI (full height)
      • 1 PCIe x16 (full height)
    • Power Supply
      • 305W
  • Mid Tower
    • Bays
      • 1 internal 3.5"
      • 1 external 3.5"
      • 1 external 5.25"
    • Dimensions
      • H: 15.65" W: 4.59" D: 14.25"
      • H: 39.75cm W: 11.66cm D: 36.19cm
    • Available Expansion Slots
      • 2 low-profile standard PCI
      • 1 low-profile PCIe x16
    • Power Supply
      • 280W
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