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Dell Optiplex 990

Dell Optiplex 990
alaScore 88

112 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews of Dell Optiplex 990. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The usability and price also get good reviews. There are some less positive comments about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Optiplex 990 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Optiplex 990

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 user reviews of Dell Optiplex 990 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and size are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the reliability.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Nate Ralph (pcworld.com)

Dell Optiplex 990 SFF: Space-Saving Business Machine Sheds Inches, Keeps Speed

 

The Dell Optiplex line of desktops is geared toward businesses that need capable number crunchers, backed up by Dell's robust support network. While they're available in all shapes and sizes, we took a look at a smaller model that nonetheless manages...

Compact chassis saves space ; Strong general performance

Limited connection options ; Limited upgradability

Dell's Optiplex 990 SFF manages to squeeze past much of the rest of the Business Desktop category, offering strong general performance at a fair price.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Dell Optiplex 990

 

With the Optiplex 990, Dell updates its enterprise business desktop with second-generation Intel Core i processors. The result? Speed.

Easy to service chassis. Quad-core performance. Blu-ray burner. RAID protection. 3D graphics. Three-year warranty.

No USB 3.0. No eSATA.

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Jun, 2011

Expert review by: (desktopreview.com)

Dell OptiPlex 990 Review

 

It isn't often that we turn to the business side of a PC manufacturer's product lineup to find the kind of design innovation that makes you sit up and take notice.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Nate Ralph (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell Optiplex 990 USFF review

 

The Dell Optiplex 990 SFF is a desktop PC that manages to squeeze past much of the Business Desktop category, offering strong general performance.

There's a substantial price difference between the Vostro 460 and the Optiplex 990. But the Optiplex line includes Dell's Pro Support services, which are likely to be invaluable if your business doesn't have robust IT services. That said, if you have...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: (rakuten.com)

Dell OptiPlex 990 MT Desktop Computer

 

We purchased this to use with Solidworks, and it's performed very well.

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:CECP, TCO 05, WEEE / CECP, TCO 05, WEEE, Blue Angel / CECP, WEEE, TCO 05 / CECP, WEEE, TCO 3 / Energy Star 5.0, EPEAT, CECP, TCO 05, WEEE, RoHS
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Chassis type:Desktop / Midi Tower / Mini Tower / SFF / USFF
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver / Grey
Number of 3.5" bays:1 / 2
Number of 5.25" bays:1 / 2
Placement supported:Vertical

Energy Management

Power supply:200 / 240 / 250 / 265
Power supply input voltage:220 - 240

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1
PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x4 slots:1
PCI slots:1 / 2

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6350 / AMD Radeon HD 6450 / Intel HD Graphics 2000 / No
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650 / 850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100 / 1150 / 1350
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102 / 0x152
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 2500

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 4 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 4 x 4
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 4x DIMM

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Audio Input:1
BIOS password:No / Yes
Built-in camera: No
COM ports quantity:1
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Windows 7 Home Basic 32/64-Bit\nWindows 7 Home Premium 32/64-Bit\nWindows 7 Professional 32/64-Bit\nWindows 7 Ultimate 32/64-Bit\nWindows Vista Home Basic (SP2) 32/64-Bit\nWindows Vista Business (SP2) 32/64-Bit\nWindows Vista Ultimate (SP2) 32-Bit\nUbuntu Linux
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Active
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T / 1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.56 x 9.45 x 9.33 / 6.89 x 16.4 x 14.2
Display Diagonal:18.9 / 19 / 20
Display Diagonal (metric):18.9 / 19 / 20
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
External drive bays:1 x 5.25" / 2 x 5.25"
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / AMD, Intel / Intel
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Internal drive bays:1 x 3.5" / 2 x 3.5"
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Platform:PC
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Security Features:TPM
USB connector type:USB A / USB Type-A
Weight:12.6 / 16.7 / 19.6 / 7.21

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9 / 5:4
Bundled software:DOS / Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 / Office Starter 2010
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 800:1
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:17 / 19 / 20
Display included:No / Yes
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1440 x 900 / 1600 x 900
Display Type:LED
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Mouse included:No / Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Viewing angle, horizontal:160 / 170
Viewing angle, vertical:160
Windows keys: Yes

Performance

Audio system:HD
Chipset:Intel Q65 Express / Intel Q67 Express / Intel QM67 Express
Motherboard chipset:Intel Q65 Express / Intel Q67 Express / Intel QM67 Express
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10 / 11 / 7
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:200 / 240 / 250 / 265
Power supply input voltage:220 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):28 / 31 / 33 / 34
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor:i3-2100 / i3-2120 / i3-2130 / i5-2400 / i5-2500 / i5-3550 / i7-2600 / i7-2600S
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 3.7 / 3.8 / 4
Processor cache:1, 6 / 3 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Core i7-2xxx
Processor frequency:2.8 / 3.1 / 3.3 / 3.4
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:i3-2100 / i3-2120 / i3-2130 / i5-2400 / i5-2500 / i5-3550 / i7-2600 / i7-2600S
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-2400 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-2500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-3500 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-2600 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:D2 / E1 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:67.4 / 69.1 / 72.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35, 65 / 65 / 77 / 95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52207 / 52209 / 52213 / 52215 / 53422 / 53426 / 53428 / 65516
Processor code:SR00B / SR05W
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011D

Software

Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III / Serial ATA, Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA, Serial ATA II / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
RAID levels:0, 1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.3 / 16.1 / 16.4 / 9.45
Height:11.4 / 14.2 / 9.33
Weight:12.6 / 16.7 / 19.6 / 7.21
Width:2.56 / 3.66 / 4.02 / 6.89