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DELL OptiPlex 780

DELL OptiPlex 780
alaScore 88

113 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size. The value for money also gets good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the design.

usability, value for money, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the DELL OptiPlex 780 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 113 reviews)

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Dell Optiplex 780 USFF


Business-class desktop PCs like the Dell Optiplex 780 USFF receive slightly different consideration during our review process. Though we weren't about to go easy on this minitower, certain elements of our usual desktop PC reviews deal more with home...

Strong general performance for its class

Unusual design hampers accessibility ; Hefty asking price

The Optiplex 780 USFF offers competitive performance in a space-saving design, but Dell is asking a bit much for what it delivers.

Editor's Choice!

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Dell Optiplex 780 Ultra Small Form Factor


The Dell Optiplex 780 USFF ($1,484 direct) is an ultra-small form factor (USFF) desktop PC that can fit virtually anywhere your business requires. Since it takes up so little room on the desk, it's perfect for the space-constrained business user. If...

Compact form factor. Quiet. All-in-one-like monitor stand. Relatively simple to service. VPro. DisplayPort and eSATA port. Lockable. No Bloatware

Monitor stand requires too many cables and connections. Locked down desktop has no access to eSATA. Wireless requires external antenna

The Dell Optiplex 780 USFF is an ultra-small form factor PC for the enterprise and SMB markets. Add a 22-inch monitor, and it takes up as much desk space as a mid-sized all-in-one PC. It's perfect for the space-constrained business user.

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Amazon review summary for DELL OptiPlex 780


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of DELL OptiPlex 780 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Optiplex 780, Windows 7 Home Premium, Fast and Powerful 2.33 Core2 Duo Processor and and Windows 7 Home Premium, 4GB DDR2 High Performance MemoryDell Optiplex 780 Tower, Windows 7 Professional 64Bit, Fast and Powerful 2.93GHz Core2 Duo Processor, 4GB DDR3 High Performance Memory, Large 500GB SADell Optiplex 960, Windows 7 Professional 64Bit, Fast and Powerful 3.0GHz Core2 Duo Processor, 4GB DDR2 High Performance Memory, 500GB SATA Hard Drive


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Is a Pentium Dual Core, Arrived in Poor Condition


Case was a bit worn when it arrived. Crashed often. BIOS was very old, drivers outdated. A BIOS and driver update seemed to fix the problem. Was a Pentium Dual Core E5300.

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tough machine! ”


ive had the optiplex for 4 years now, running my plant automation software 24 hrs a day and seven days a week and not a single problem with the machine. its still a fast machine for office 2007, video survailence, the internet or any data crunching...

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Very efficient machine ”


The machine itself works very well, though low in processing capability in comparison to its rivals. It lasts a while and can simply be upgraded definitely a good choice.

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Great Desktop ”


Whether your workforce is local, national or global, the Dell OptiPlex 780 offers easy serviceability, standardized configurations and advanced remote-management capabilities that can help IT work more efficiently. Features include:**

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I love my Dell ”


We have owned Dell computers for 6 years and they are a lasting product. If there are any problems, Dell is fast and effecient to solve any problems and have replace parts in 1 day via shipping. If one needs any supplies or new products, they are fast...

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Dell Desk Top is Great ”


I had always used a Dell laptop for work. When I quit my job two years ago, I needed a new computer. Since I had always used a Dell, that is what I went with.I got a desktop instead of a laptop since I always use it in my home office. I have had this...

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Wow I love Core 2 Duo ”


In regards to tech specs this computer will get the most average user along just fine. The specs are very decent....a Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93 GHZ processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and etc. The Optiplex looks nice and is encased with a moderately visually...

Product Specifications

The Dell OptiPlex 780 is ideal for environments that demand a durable, stable platform, comprehensive security control, and superior management capability. The OptiPlex 780 provides the kind of solution that IT departments need to help simplify operations and drive cost efficiency in their growing and complex IT environments. Whether your workforce is local, national or global, the Dell OptiPlex 780 offers easy serviceability, standardized configurations and advanced remote-management capabilities that can help IT work more efficiently.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Ultra small form factor
Manufacturer Form Factor:Small form factor/Ultra small form factor

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/6GB
Per Processor Size:2MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm
Type:LCD display/None.

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell OptiPlex


Chipset Type:Intel Q45 Express
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz/800MHz


Type: None


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

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.6GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:E5300/E8400
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium


Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:16GB/4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:3 years warranty

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:160GB/250GB
Platform Technology:Intel vPro Technology
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500/Intel GMA X4500