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The T5500 is a mid-range model in Dell's Precision line of desktop computers.

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Pros

Quiet and capable cooling

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Component are arranged in a way that makes it easy for tech support to maintain

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Wide range of in/outputs, includes serial and parallel ports

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A price and configuration to suit a variety of users, from a basic workstation to highend $10,000 configurations

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3 year next day on-site service included as standard

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Cons

non standard arrangement of internal parts, the hard drive slots are an exmaple of that

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Heavy, massive case

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The T5500 is a mid-range model in Dell's Precision line of desktop computers. It features a dual-socket version of Intel's business-class, energy-efficient Xeon architecture. The T5500 is highly scalable, and can be built to deliver ultra-high performance in complex, graphics-intensive workstation applications. Buyers can upgrade from the basic, 1.86GHz dual-core Intel Xeon CPU, to one of nine quad-core options in Intel's Xeon 5500 series, with clock speeds ranging up to 3.20 GHz. In its basic configuration, the T5500 features 2 GB of RAM and an 80GB hard drive, but it can be upgraded to 6 GB of RAM (although up to 72 GB are supported) and 1.5 TB of storage capacity. The T5500 also supports dual graphics, and is available with a range of graphics cards, from cheaper, 256MB models to a 4.0GB GDDR3 option in the form of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800. With broad customizability, Dell aims to satisfy a wide range of business needs with the Precision T5500.

Features

  • Processor options:
    • Intel Xeon E5502 (Dual-core, 1.86 GHz, 4.8GT/s FSB, 4MB L3)
    • Intel Xeon E5500 series (Quad-core, 2.00 - 3.20 GHz, 4.8-6.4GT/s FSB, 4-8MB L3)
  • Intel 5520 chipset
  • Intel Turbo Mode
  • 2 - 6 GB RAM
  • 80 GB - 1.5 TB hard drive
  • NVIDIA Quadro or ATI FirePro graphics
  • 11 USB 2.0 ports
  • Optional Blu-ray drive
  • Chassis: 17.64" x 6.73" x 18.54"
  • Windows Vista Ultimate or Business, 32- or 64-bit, with optional XP downgrade
  • Available with Dell monitor, or dual monitors

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