We calculated the average ratings for all DELL personal computers and also specifically for DELL medium processor core computers and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core computers that have been available for more than a year.
Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
At 1.74 gigabytes, the OptiPlex XE2 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released more than a year ago. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex XE2 is 1GB and the biggest is 64GB.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that came out more than a year ago.
Two PCI Express X16 Slots
The DELL OptiPlex XE2 has more PCI Express x16 slots than most of the medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex XE2. Most of the similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex XE2 only have one PCI Express x16 slot, however this desktop computer has two PCI Express x16 slots.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core computers that were released more than a year ago.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as it.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
Most comparable spec computers that came out more than a year ago have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the OptiPlex XE2 which has six USB 2.0 ports.
Most similar spec computers that were launched more than a year ago have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the DELL OptiPlex XE2 which has two DisplayPorts.
Has One Memory Slot
The DELL OptiPlex XE2 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of this spec and age. This DELL computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on comparable spec PCs that were released more than a year ago.
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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The OptiPlex XE2 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2.9 gigahertz) amongst computers of this age. Across all the desktop computers of this age and spec the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
Very Small Internal Memory
The DELL OptiPlex XE2 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. PCs of a similar type and age to the OptiPlex XE2 have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB.
Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity
The OptiPlex XE2 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex XE2 is 860GB.
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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it.
Only One PCI Express X1 Slot
The DELL OptiPlex XE2 is a one PCI Express x1 slot desktop computer. Most of the other desktop computers of this age and type have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.
Only Four Processor Threads
Most similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year have between four and seven processor threads, including the OptiPlex XE2 which has four processor threads.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this computer was released.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex XE2 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex XE2.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
545, I5-4570, I5-4570S
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Password Protection Level
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Dual Display Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video