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DELL Precision T1700
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DELL Precision T1700 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Mar 2016
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17 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Computer Reviews

DELL is one of the better rated desktop computer brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many new computers.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.74 gigabytes, the Precision T1700 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as the Precision T1700. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Precision T1700 range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Precision T1700 is 500MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The Precision T1700 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Precision T1700.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Precision T1700 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec computers. Latest comparable spec PCs have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 3.3TB.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision T1700 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL Precision T1700 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on desktop computers that have been on the market for the last year.

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Two Storage Drives Installed

The Precision T1700 is a two storage drive installed personal computer. Most of the other new medium processor core personal computers only have one storage drive installed.

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Two Hard Drives

Most latest medium processor core personal computers have between 1 and 499 hard drives, including the Precision T1700 which has two hard drives.

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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 medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Two DisplayPorts

The DELL Precision T1700 is a two DisplayPort desktop computer.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The Precision T1700 is a six USB 2.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were launched in the last 12 months have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports.

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Two 5.25" Bays

The DELL Precision T1700 has more 5.25" bays than most of the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Precision T1700. Most of the latest medium processor core personal computers only have one 5.25" bay, however this PC has two 5.25" bays.

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Two 3.5" Bays

The Precision T1700 is a two 3.5" bay personal computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Precision T1700 has a greater number of placements than most recently released medium processor core personal computers. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by latest desktop computers.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the DELL Precision T1700 is more than most similar spec PCs that have been on the market for the last year. This DELL personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Precision T1700.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This personal computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many recently released medium processor core personal computers.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of personal computers that came out around the same time as the Precision T1700 range from 0.5GB to 4.1TB. When compared to other newly released medium processor core personal computers that we have assessed, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the DELL Precision T1700 of only 0.5 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only 48 CUDA Cores

The DELL Precision T1700 is a 48 CUDA core computer. Most of the other new medium processor core personal computers have between 48 and 1,663 CUDA cores.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Precision T1700 has one of the slower max memory bandwidth supported processor amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average max memory bandwidth supported processor of recently released PCs is 34GB/s, and the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The max internal memory supported processors of medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last year range from 2GB to 1.6TB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 100GB. At only 32 gigabytes, the DELL Precision T1700 has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core personal computers.

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Only Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Precision T1700 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer. Most of the other desktop computers that are a similar age to the Precision T1700 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Precision T1700 is 910GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 3TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the DELL Precision T1700 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age 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 the 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version supported by most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version of all desktop computers that were released in the last 12 months is 12 and the worst is 11.2/12.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

Most personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision T1700 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, including the DELL Precision T1700 which has one PCI Express x1 slot.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The DELL Precision T1700 has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most new PCs. Most new computers have a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type.

This computer's internal memory type (DDR3-SDRAM) is actually the worst internal memory type across all medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is the best internal memory type amongst comparable types of computer.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Precision T1700 the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB. With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the Precision T1700 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec computers.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Precision T1700 is a four processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other new medium processor core personal computers have between four and seven processor threads.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months is 1,600MHz and the fastest is 2,400MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the Precision T1700 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The Precision T1700 has a quite low system bus data transfer rate (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Precision T1700. The system bus data transfer rates of similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Precision T1700 range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision T1700

Released Nine Months Ago

It was nine months ago when DELL released the Precision T1700.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Precision T1700 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision T1700.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market 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.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Number of QPI Links
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts Quantity
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
CUDA
CUDA Cores
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DisplayPorts Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
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
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Cables Included
Display 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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