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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 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
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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