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The Dell OptiPlex 780 is a mid-range, highly customizable desktop computer targeting business users.

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Pros

fast processing, can handle many applications simultaneously without lagging

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fans are very quiet, can't generally hear them at all

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phone support is knowledgable and helpful

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low power consumption on average, standby mode draws almost nothing

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Cons

hard to upgrade, can't fit much else on the motherboard

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limited hard drive storage options available

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doesn't have the graphics processing power to handle HD video playback or games

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The Dell OptiPlex 780 is a mid-range, highly customizable desktop computer targeting business users. Available in four tower sizes, processor options include an array of Intel dual-core and quad-core units running at up to 3.33 GHz, and combining with up to 8 GB of DDR3 RAM to enable performance adequate for business tasks. Several lower-end discrete graphics options are available in addition to an integrated solution. Other options include built-in wireless and Energy Smart technology, which qualifies the PC for Energy Star. The 780 is designed for more demanding corporate environments than other OptiPlex series, optionally featuring Intel vPro remote management technology and more powerful disk encryption.

Features

  • CPU options
    • Intel Pentium Dual Core (2.6-2.7GHz)
    • Intel Core 2 Duo (2.93-3.33GHz)
    • Intel Core 2 Quad (2.66-3.0GHz)
  • 1-8GB DDR3 RAM
  • Graphics options
    • ATI Radeon HD 4200 (integrated)
    • 256/512MB discrete (ATI/NVIDIA)
  • Storage options (2 bays)
    • 160/250/320/500GB (3.5", 7200 RPM)
    • 80/160GB (3.5", 10,000 RPM)
    • 160GB (2.5", full disk encryption)
    • 64 (SSD)
  • Optional Intel vPro
  • Optional RAID
  • Optional DVD burner
  • Optional 19-in-1 card reader
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • Optional wireless
  • Optional Energy Smart power management
  • Optional internal speakers
  • 32-bit/64-bit Windows 7/Vista
  • Chassis options
    • Mini-tower (16.1 x 7.4 x 17.0)
    • Desktop (15.7 x 4.5 x 13.9)
    • Small (12.4 x 3.7 x 13.4)
    • Ultra Small (9.4 x 2.6 x 9.3)

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