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The Dell OptiPlex 745 is an entry-level desktop PC, initially released in 2006.

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Pros

Can still offer decent performance for those seeking basic use (internet browsing, word processing).

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10,000 rpm hard drive options for faster system performance.

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Vented chassis offer excellent cooling for all system components.

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Variable chassis sizes allow you to choose between easier upgrading and compact size.

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Cons

Known issue with capacitors blowing out may limit the lifespan and usefulness of this PC.

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Bundled McAfee Internet Security subscription only lasts for 90 days.

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Very dated--Pentium, Celeron, Core 2 Duo processor options; only supports up to 4GB of DDR2.

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Chassis designs all look kind of ugly and flimsy.

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The Dell OptiPlex 745 is an entry-level desktop PC, initially released in 2006. This machine is marketed with business users in mind, given its high degree of customizability. The OptiPlex 745 can be purchased in a variety of sizes ranging from the 10.3” high “ultra small form factor” model to the 16.1” tall “mini-tower” version. Processor choices include the Intel Core 2 Duo, Pentium D, Pentium 4 and Celeron D. All of these processors offer dual core performance with speeds up to 3.6GHz. DDR2 memory comes standard, with four slots capable of housing up to 4GB. Graphics options include the integrated Intel GMA chipset or the more performance oriented Radeon series. All variations of the OptiPlex 745 are Energy Star compliant, and Dell claims the latest OptiPlex computers use up to 70% less power than previous models.

Features
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, Pentium D, Pentium 4 and Celeron D CPU choices
  • DDR2 memory up to 4GB
  • SATA 3.0Gb/s hard drive up to 250GB
  • Intel GMA 3000 or Radeon X1300 graphics options
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • 4 form-factor choices
  • Remote monitoring/management software
  • Wave EMBASSY security software
  • Windows XP or Windows Vista
  • Energy Star compliant
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