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DELL OptiPlex 780

DELL OptiPlex 780
alaScore 85

173 reviews

Aug, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 173 reviews of DELL OptiPlex 780. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The reliability and price also get good comments.

usability, price, reliability, design, 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for DELL OptiPlex 780

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 user reviews of DELL OptiPlex 780 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Comments about the reliability and design are generally positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the size.

price, usability, design, reliability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Optiplex 780, Windows 7 Professional, Fast and Powerful 3.0GHz Core2 Duo Processor, 4GB DDR2 High Performance Memory, Large 250GB SATA Hard DriveDell 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

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: David Murphy (pcworld.com)

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.

Mar, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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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Expert review by: David Murphy (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Dell Optiplex 780 USFF review

 

Though we weren't about to go easy on this minitower, certain elements of our usual desktop PC reviews deal more with home and home-office concerns. In this case Dell has tried to focus on business needs, as the Dell Optiplex 780 takes a distinct...

While the Dell Optiplex 780 USFF delivers strong performance, the monitor-mounted system sacrifices accessibility to achieve its space-saving footprint. And then there's the cost. Corporate shoppers are likely to appreciate the IT-friendly vPro...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Techworld (techworld.com)

Dell Optiplex 780 USFF review

 

While the Dell Optiplex 780 USFF delivers strong performance, the monitor-mounted system sacrifices accessibility to achieve its space-saving footprint. And then there's the cost. Corporate shoppers are likely to appreciate the IT-friendly vPro...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: EZFlier (tigerdirect.com)

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.

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: ggmmaann (walmart.com)

Great value!

 

Great upgrade for a good price.

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: CustomerInformer (walmart.com)

Truth

 

The computer comes up fast and uses a different language then Windows XP, which one can easily adjust to. There is a problem though. By the picture and description, this computer comes with a 3 1/2 disc drive, which is not true. The Dell 780 does not...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Okienoah (walmart.com)

Excellent, if it works!

 

This was our 7th Dell OptiPlex Series PC. Although, the PC was loaded all right, but it was shutting down after running a few minutes, whether connected to the Internet or not. Returned for refund, but will buy a Dell OptiPlex again. Wal-Mart refunded...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: bluescreen1headache (walmart.com)

this has been one of the biggest headaches I had

 

the continuing blue screen error, the computer shutting off and having too unplug it then plug it back in so it will come back on. I tried too get a hold of Joystick the company that the so called warranty is through, but left on hold twice for over 30...

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: QB55 (walmart.com)

As advertised. Great Machine

 

I bought this machine for work to replace one of my XP machines. It arrived one day earlier, shrink wrapped and clean. Switched it on and up it goes. The machine is so quite compared to my old machine. I will be buying another machine to replace the...

Jun, 2014

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

Depth:13.4in/9.3in
Height:12.4in/9.4in
Weight:15lbs/7.1lbs
Width:2.6in/3.7in

Display (Projector)

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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:780
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell OptiPlex

Mainboard

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

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Type:DVD/DVD-ROM

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade

Processor

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

RAM

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

System

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