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DELL Precision T1700 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 2TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Mar 2016
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Get workstation performance for about the price of a desktop with the Dell Precision T1700, available in two compact sizes that are perfect for any environment. Available with 4th Gen Intel Core... More
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15 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL personal computers and also specifically for DELL medium processor core personal computers and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of latest desktop computers is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 500MHz to 1,400MHz. The Precision T1700 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst desktop computers of this age.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

Computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision T1700 have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 3.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB. The Precision T1700 has a fairly big total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) compared to most of the other new desktop computers.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for the last year have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.9GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Precision T1700 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core personal computers.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on similar spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Two Hard Drives

The Precision T1700 is a two hard drive computer.

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Two Storage Drives Installed

The Precision T1700 has more storage drives installed than most of the new medium processor core personal computers. This DELL PC is a two storage drive installed personal computer compared to most of the newly released personal computers which only have one storage drive installed.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Two DisplayPorts

The Precision T1700 is a two DisplayPort PC. Most of the other personal computers that have been around for the last year have between one and three DisplayPorts.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

Most new PCs have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL Precision T1700 which has six USB 2.0 ports.

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Two 5.25" Bays

The Precision T1700 is a two 5.25" bay PC. Most of the other desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Precision T1700 only have one 5.25" bay.

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Two 3.5" Bays

The Precision T1700 is a two 3.5" bay computer. Most of the other latest computers have between one and three 3.5" bays.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Precision T1700 has a greater number of placements than most similar spec computers that were released in the last 12 months. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by new comparable spec personal computers.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Precision T1700 is more than most recently released similar spec personal computers. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on recently released medium processor core personal computers.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the DELL Precision T1700 has a quite slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other similar spec computers that came out in the last year. Medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Precision T1700 have max memory bandwidth supported processor of between 10GB/s and 77GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 34GB/s.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The max internal memory supported processors of new computers range from 2GB to 1.6TB. At only 32 gigabytes, the DELL Precision T1700 has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision T1700.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The Precision T1700 supports an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most new medium processor core personal computers support a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version. The on-board graphics adapter DirectX version of all medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Precision T1700 ranges from 11.2/12 (worst) to 12 (best).

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The Precision T1700 is a one PCI Express x1 slot PC.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Precision T1700 has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most latest medium processor core personal computers. Most PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the worst internal memory type amongst all similar spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Precision T1700.

The best internal memory type across comparable types of desktop computer is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.7MB. With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the Precision T1700 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other latest desktop computers.

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Only One PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot

The DELL Precision T1700 is a one PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slot desktop computer.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The DELL Precision T1700 is a four processor thread personal computer.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

Recently released comparable spec personal computers have memory clock speeds of between 1,600MHz and 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 2,000MHz. At only 1,600 megahertz, the Precision T1700 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision T1700.

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Quite Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The average system bus data transfer rate of comparable spec PCs that have been available for the last year is 7.4GT/s, and the system bus data transfer rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s. With a system bus data transfer rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the DELL Precision T1700 has a quite low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other recently released PCs.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision T1700

Released Nine Months Ago

This personal computer has been on the market for nine months.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the DELL Precision T1700 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers that were released around the same time as the Precision T1700.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Precision T1700 has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that came out in the last 12 months.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that are a comparable age 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.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
QPI Link
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot Type
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Password Protection Level
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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 Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Packaging Content
Cable Included

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Expert Reviews

(3)
9 October 2013

The Dell Precision T1700 SFF is a professional workstation at a business desktop PC price...

7 October 2013

For under $1,000, you can get an ISV-compliant workstation that comes with an Intel Xeon CPU and Nvidia Quadro graphics. For the money, this is the single-processor workstation that you should be...

PC Mag

21 January 2014

Sin duda, este Dell Precision T1700 FP es una buena opción para las empresas que busquen una workstation con suficiente potencia pero no quieran utilizar una máquina de gran tamaño, siendo su...

Workstation that's priced like a high-end desktop PC
Xeon and Quadro power
Four USB 3.0 ports 2 front
2 back)
ISV certified graphics
Limited internal expansion space

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 6 October 2015 by Scott M.

Had to re-image them and re-install all software which would have taken a long time to get done except I still have my administrator rights on our network so I was able to do it manually. Once... Read more…

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