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Dell OptiPlex 745

Dell OptiPlex 745
alaScore 86

394 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 394 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability are also appreciated.

value for money, usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell OptiPlex 745 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Dell OptiPlex 745


Dell's OptiPlex line of business desktops becomes more of a corporate mainstay with each passing day. Now gracing countless desks across the corporate world, the company's OptiPlex line serves as a yardstick for the business PC. That doesn't mean,...

Core 2 Duo processor. Vista-ready. Compact chassis. Expandable. Quiet

Bundled McAfee Internet Security subscription lasts for only 90 days

A diminutive PC for both small and large businesses, the Dell OptiPlex 745 has the dual-core power to take your company into the 2010s and beyond.

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HardwareCentral - Dell OptiPlex 745 Review.


All four flavors come with Intel's GMA 3000 integrated graphics, but all save the smallest can be upgraded to discrete PCI Express x16 graphics in the form of a 128MB ATI Radeon X1300 or 256MB Radeon X1300 Pro card. Our test desktop had one low-profile...

A fold-down handle helps you pull up the riser assembly to insert or remove expansion cards. Two of the four DIMM memory slots are fairly reachable, but the other two hide under the drive bays: The internal bay at the bottom of the stack holds the 80GB...

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Amazon review summary for Dell OptiPlex 745


alaTest has collected and analyzed 416 user reviews of Dell OptiPlex 745 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

value for money, usability, design, size, reliability

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell 745 Optiplex Tower Computer, Featuring Intel's Powerful & Efficient 3.4GHz Pentium D Dual Core CPU Processor, 3GB DDR2 High Performance Memory, EDell Optiplex 745 SFF Computer, Fast Intel PD 3.0 GHz Pentium D Dual Core Processor, 2GB DDR2 Memory, 250GB SATA Hard Drive, DVD/CDRW Optical Drive, WDell OptiPlex 745LP Pentium D 2800 MHz 80Gig Serial ATA HDD 2048mb DDR2 Memory DVD/CDRW Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit Desktop PC Computer


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Second Review


You might get bonus peripherals, made not.; but these are refurb so you get what you get and all of mine have been at least at spec or better. For example, out of the last 3, 2 had DVD-writer but 1 had DVD-ROM but the one with the DVD-ROM drive also...

Previously ordered 1, now ordered 3 more. Again, solid Dell builds, booted up and setup first time with no problems. All came at least at spec level but all 3 were E6600 2.4 GHz. All ports, sound, etc worked on each one I have purchased, no dead ports...

What OS to expect? The product description as of today says Win 7 Home Premium 32bit, but all three I received had Win 7 Pro 64bit. If you have to have a certain OS, be very careful ; Peripheral are a mystery, but these are refurb so you get what you get

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Solid Dell refurbish unit, came as advertised specs EXCEPT one pro, one con: CPU was 2.2 GHz, not 1.8 GHz, but no DVD-ROM, it was CD-ROM. Not a big deal, DVD players are cheap too

CD-ROM only. Not a big problem but not as advertised and it will need to be replaced if you need to play or install from DVDs

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Would Be Great!



Only gave two eggs since Item arrived DOA

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DELL 745


Shipping took much longer than expected. Not overly impressed with this product but it performs as advertised.

Computer works well. Windows 7 properly installed

Exterior is very worn,scratched. Large amount of dust inside unit

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DELL 745


Good balance of features. The machines seem to be as sharp as new

none so far

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Slow shipping


Right now I have no pros except the person I spoke to on the phone was nice

I read another review of the seller and it was the same complaint I have, held for days before shipping. I ordered a similar unit from another company and it arrived the next day

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Optiplex 745 Good Buy


There was no modem included in this machine, and our existing stock of these did not fit the height of this small-form factor CPU. Once in a while we send a fax directly from the computer. If this is really important, you could shorten the metal plate...

If you're wedded to the XP platform, then these refurbished units are a good way to stay with that OS and keep your current hardware happy. We got the 3.0 Hz model and changed the memory to 2 GB. Unit came with keyboard, optical mouse, power cord, and...


Product Specifications

The OptiPlex 745 is a scalable, managed desktop designed to improve business efficiencies with maximum performance, stability and choice. Delivering a robust feature set incorporating many of the latest business-relevant technologies, the OptiPlex 745 has the flexibility and configurability to meet most desktop user needs.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Ultra small form factor
Manufacturer Form Factor:Ultra small form factor

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Ultra small form factor
Manufacturer Form Factor:Ultra small form factor

Cache Memory

Installed Size:4MB
Per Processor Size:4MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Model:745 USFF
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell OptiPlex


Chipset Type:Intel Q965 Express
Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:3.4GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:945
Type:Pentium D


Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:80GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 3000