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DELL Precision T1700
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DELL Precision T1700 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 8GB 2TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 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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20 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 1,204 owner and expert reviews for DELL personal computers and found that on average DELL has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core personal computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec computers that were launched in the last year.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,200 megahertz, the DELL Precision T1700 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months. New desktop computers have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 500MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision T1700 the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. At 3.4 gigahertz, the Precision T1700 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other computers that have been around for the last year that we have assessed, the DELL Precision T1700's total storage capacity of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest total storage capacity of recently released medium processor core personal computers is 32GB and the biggest is 3.3TB.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

New medium processor core personal computers have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 910GB. The Precision T1700 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Precision T1700 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average internal memory of comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for the last year is 7.9GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many new medium processor core personal computers.

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Two Hard Drives

The Precision T1700 is a two hard drive personal computer. Most of the other PCs that have been available for the last year have between 1 and 499 hard drives.

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Two Storage Drives Installed

The DELL Precision T1700 has more storage drives installed than most of the medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Precision T1700. This computer is a two storage drive installed PC compared to most of the recently released medium processor core personal computers which only have one storage drive installed.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Two DisplayPorts

The 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 personal computer.

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Two 5.25" Bays

Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months only have one 5.25" bay, however the Precision T1700 has two 5.25" bays.

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Eight Processor Threads

The DELL Precision T1700 is a eight processor thread personal computer. Most of the other new PCs only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 8 megabytes, the DELL Precision T1700 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other PCs that came out in the last year. Latest similar spec desktop computers have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Precision T1700 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.2GHz. The DELL Precision T1700 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Precision T1700.

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Two 3.5" Bays

Most comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to the Precision T1700 have between one and three 3.5" bays, including the DELL Precision T1700 which has two 3.5" bays.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the DELL Precision T1700 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Precision T1700.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Precision T1700 has a greater number of memory slots than most comparable spec desktop computers that were launched in the last year. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on comparable spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision T1700.

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8 Reasons Against

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 a fairly slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Precision T1700. The average max memory bandwidth supported processor of recently released comparable spec 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

With a max internal memory supported processor of only 32 gigabytes, the Precision T1700 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Precision T1700. Medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Precision T1700 have max internal memory supported processors of between 2GB and 1.6TB.

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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 PC. Most of the other new medium processor core personal computers have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The Precision T1700 supports a better on-board graphics adapter DirectX version than most latest PCs. This desktop computer supports an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, whereas most new medium processor core personal computers support a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version. The best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version of all comparable spec desktop computers that were released in the last year is 12 and the worst is 11.2/12.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

Most medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last year have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, including the Precision T1700 which has one PCI Express x1 slot.

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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 recently released medium processor core personal computers. Most comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as it have a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type.

This personal computer's internal memory type (DDR3-SDRAM) is actually the worst internal memory type amongst all latest computers.

The best internal memory type across similar types of personal computer is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

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. Across all the recently released medium processor core personal computers the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 2,000MHz.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the DELL Precision T1700 has a quite low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for the last year. Medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Precision T1700 have system bus data transfer rates of between 5GT/s and 8GT/s.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision T1700

Released Nine Months Ago

It was nine months ago when this computer was released.

HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many latest medium processor core personal computers. 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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