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DELL OptiPlex 780

DELL OptiPlex 780
alaScore 86

253 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 253 reviews of DELL OptiPlex 780. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, design, reliability, 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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for DELL OptiPlex 780

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 145 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. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The usability and price also get good reviews. There are some mixed opinions about the size.

price, usability, design, reliability

89% 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 755 Desktop PC 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB DDR2 Memory, GB SATA 160 GB Hard Drive, Windows XP ProfessionalDell Optiplex 780, Windows 7 Home Premium, Fast and Powerful 2.33 Core2 Duo Processor and and Windows 7 Home Premium, 4GB DDR2 High Performance Memory

May, 2016

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.

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: Anonymous (newegg.com)

keyboard

 

It does it jobs

My escape button doesnt work.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: Randal B. (newegg.com)

Great Small Form factor PC, Windows 7 Update Issues.

 

Windows 7 has an update issue, documented on multiple web sites. There are ways around it and a time consuming fix, but I would suggest to first turn off updates. Then "After" activating the windows 7 license, upgrade to windows 10. There is a trick to...

The PC is actually a great unit! Fast 3.0 GHz, core 2, and 250 GB at this price is untouchable. Nice and compact for the desktop. Very quiet. Looks Brand New ! The issue from buyer above is caused by windows, not by the PC.

Didn't buy two ! Also, just a pain that windows 7 got so finicky in late 2015.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Frederick N. (newegg.com)

Soild, not great.

 

I'm iffy on this product. It was a great deal, and works for my purposes, but I'd be hesitant to recommend it or buy it again. It's not that is' bad, but the sheer number of errors and issues I had directly out of the box were jarring. If I was using...

Inexpensive, very small, with solid specs and functionality. Upgraded to Windows 10 no issue as well.

Came preinstalled with very intrusive, unwelcome AV software. Had several errors popping up constantly, most notably with IE directly after initial setup. Most went away after the Windows 10 update, but any new out of box computer with errors like that...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Great Computer system.

 

Great Computer system. I ordered a lot of this and one have problem. I called Joy and they send me a call tag to ship it and send me the replacement.

none

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

System is Running Fine

 

Would recommend this product

Activated Windows and ready to go No Bloatware to deal with Quad Core processor at 2.83 Four RAM slots Designed for horizontal or vertical deployment

Hard drive was a little noisy at first but quieted down after a couple days

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Rita M. (newegg.com)

Not a happy customer

 

None at this point.

This is a noisy computer so make sure to put it on the floor. I have had mine less than 90 days and am getting 3 error messages that stop me from using the computer. After paying to have my computer returned to the refurbished, Newegg wouldn't do...

Mar, 2016

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