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Dell PowerEdge R610

Dell PowerEdge R610
alaScore 85

63 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Dell PowerEdge R610. 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. Reviews about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The price and size are also appreciated.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell PowerEdge R610 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Dell PowerEdge R610 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The size is also appreciated, but there are mixed reviews on the usability and price.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Apr, 2018


Expert review by : Dave Mitchell (

Dell PowerEdge R610


The Dell PowerEdge R610 is one classy rack server that delivers a remarkable range of new features.

Dell's new PowerEdge R610 is one classy rack server that delivers a remarkable range of new features, some of which are unique. It's very well-designed and offers full support for the latest Xeon 5500 Series processors plus Dell has made some huge...

Jun, 2009

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Dell - PowerEdge R610


Intel's 45nm Xeon 5500 (Nehalem) processor technology is something of a no-brainer, delivering an unbeatable mix of high performance and energy saving features. Server vendors have, understandably, adopted it with gusto, among them Dell, whose 11th ...

The 1U member of Dell's 11th generation PowerEdge server family is small but beautifully formed, with sockets for two Xeon 5500 (Nehalem) processors and up to 48GB of RAM. The new Dell Lifecycle controller is another key feature along with built-in...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Dave Mitchell (

Dell PowerEdge R610 server review


HP and IBM should be very afraid. Dell's latest PowerEdge R610 - featuring Intel's new 'Nehalem' Xeon 5500 - sets new standards for rack server design. We exclusively review the new addition to the PowerEdge family.

Dell's eleventh generation PowerEdge servers raise the bar for rack server design - the new R610 simply oozes class. It delivers Intel's new 5500 Series processors in an extremely well designed chassis that's easy on the power supply, incredibly quiet...

Mar, 2009

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Reliable, not much bloatware, great price


I would recommend this product. It replaced the ASUS BP Series that is end of life in my office, happy with my decision.

Only about 5 programs that you need to uninstall Great price point powerful good warranty

I have not encountered any, yet.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

Cannot upgrade video card


Bought this and a Geforce low profile card, but it will not fit in this PC because it is so poorly designed that the put the upgrade slot right next to the power supply, making it so any card with a heat sink that is wider than 1 slot will not fit....

Small size is nice. Windows PRO is a must for remote desktop.

Not fast enough for AutoCAD, Rhino, and all our other office software.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

Small problem on arrival


Does everything it was advertised to do.

Con: Did not work when it arrived. Turns out the clips holding the RAM in place came loose during shipping. 4 hours of searching Google about loose wires and connections ended with a /facepalm moment of duh!. Easy fix.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (

Poor quality


Either poor testing or cheap internal parts or both. Unable to return.

Priced competitively for an office desktop. Deployed 4 of these in an office.

Hard drive failed after 4 months of 15 hour a week use.

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (

No Wireless Card


Good little computer for the money

How did I miss that this had no wireless card. Feel stupid. Buyer beware

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (

Just so you'll know


Bought 40 machines for lab and classroom K-5 student use, instead of tablets. Seemed a good idea, but will this hardware live up to its promises in the long run?

Compact, space-saving design is easy to install. Touch screen enables students to learn a more contemporary method of computer operation vs. conventional mouse and keyboard inputs. Excellent screen image.

Shipped with out-of-date NIC driver. Machines logged off unexpectedly until issue was resolved. Plodding speed with 4Gb RAM. Updated to 8Gb. Boots up like a notebook. Touch screen commands frequently fail to respond. Often necessary to reboot when...

Aug, 2015

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Decent - But must be configured properly.


Nothing wrong with it per-se, but I don't think I'd recommend this for a business environment due its laptop like behavior rather than a desktop like behavior.

Powerful all in one package with a dedicated video card. Mounts up to VESA compliant mounts beautifully.

Given that it's an all in one, it behaves more like a laptop. I had set this up in a dental office to be used infrequently (every 20-25 mins for 2 mins a piece) and discovered that the numerous power saving options were disconnecting the PC from the...

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Dell's server offers world class system and image commonality and customer inspired usability. The Dell PowerEdge R610 takes advantage of Dell's system commonality; When IT managers learn one system, they have learned the logic required to manage Dell's next generation servers. The logical layout of components and power supply placement enables a simple and straight forward installation and a simplified redeployment experience in the future. In addition, Dell's latest PowerEdge servers provide a graphical and interactive LCD for system health monitoring, alerting and control of basic management configuration right in the front of the server. Customers have an AC power meter and ambient temperature thermometer built into the server which they can monitor on this display without any software tools.


Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
RMS rated power:2

Audio Output

Type: None

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Rack-mountable
Front Accessible Bays Qty:1
Hot-Swap Bays Qty:6
Manufacturer Form Factor:Rack-mountable
Server Storage Bays:Hot-swap
Server Swappable Drive Interface:SATA

Cache Memory

Installed Size:16MB/8MB
Per Processor Size:8MB


Certification:CECP, WEEE
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Chassis type:Desktop / Mini Tower / SFF
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business
Number of 3.5" bays:1 / 2
Number of 5.25" bays:1
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:N
Display Diagonal:19.5
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Full HD: No
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.0106 x 0.0106
Touch screen: No

Display (Projector)


Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:180
Power supply:235 / 250 / 255 / 350
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60

Expansion Slots

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


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 3100 / Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA X4500HD / Intel HD / No / NVIDIA GeForce G310 / NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.7
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 733
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412 / 0x41E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 4600


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell PowerEdge


Chipset Type:Intel 5520
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 3 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4 / 3 x 1
Memory slots:2 / 2x DIMM / 4x DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Non-ECC: Yes


Type: None


Built-in camera: Yes
Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Total megapixels:0.92


Bluetooth: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Type:Network adapter
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:-598.4 - 420000
Operating altitude:-598.4 - 120000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 90 / 20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 95 / 5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 95 / 5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

DVD read speed:16
DVD write speed:16
Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Double Layer DVD write speed:6
Drive bays:3x 3.5", 2x 5.25"
Drive device, transfer rate:3072
External drive bays:2x 5.25", 1x 3.5"
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel / NVIDIA
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal drive bays:2x 3.5"
Mac compatibility: No
Minimum RAM:2048
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Power Requirements:100-240V/50-60Hz / 115 - 230 V / 115 - 230 V, 50 - 60Hz
Power supply type:AC
Storage drive interface:SATA
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: Yes


Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD
Chipset:Intel H57 Express / Intel Q87
Motherboard chipset:Intel H57 Express / Intel Q87
Password protection:BIOS / Y
Password protection type:BIOS
Product type:PC
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:2 / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:1 / 2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10 / 12 / 4 / 6 / 8
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:180
Autonomy mode:N
Power supply:235 / 250 / 255 / 350
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60

Power Device

Power Redundancy:Optional


64-bit Computing: Yes
64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:Intel H81
Clock Speed:2.26GHz
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):11 / 13 / 13.5 / 20 / 22
ECC supported by processor:N / Y
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1/2
Max Supported Qty:2
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes: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
Motherboard chipset:Intel H81
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:228 / 382 / 774
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processing die size:296 / 81 / 82
Processor:E5300 / E5400 / E7500 / i3-4160 / i3-530 / i5-4590 / i5-750 / i7-870
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.60 / 3.7
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SR1PK
Processor codename:Clarkdale / Haswell / Lynnfield / Wolfdale
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx / Intel Pentium 4 / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.66 / 2.7 / 2.93 / 3.3 / 3.6
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333 / 800
Processor lithography:22 / 32 / 45
Processor model:E5300 / E5400 / E7500 / i3-4160 / i3-530 / i5-4590 / i5-750 / i7-870
Processor Number:E5520
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo E7000 series / Intel Core i3-4100 Desktop series / Intel Core i3-500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-4500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-800 Desktop series / Intel Pentium E5000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket H (LGA 1156) / Socket H3 (LGA 1150) / Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:2 / 4 / 8
Server Scalability:2-way
Stepping:B1 / C0 / C2 / R0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Tcase:66.4 / 72.6 / 72.7 / 72.72 / 74.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45, 65 / 54 / 65 / 73 / 84 / 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 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / 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: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 2 / 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):No / 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):N / 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):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:N / Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:35300 / 36503 / 40478 / 41315 / 42915 / 46472 / 77488 / 80815
Processor code:SLB9U / SLB9Z / SLBJG / SLGH7 / SR1PK / SR1QJ
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D


Installed Size:12GB/6GB
Max Supported Size:96GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

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


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Home Basic
Recovery operating system:Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Trial software:Microsoft Office


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 500 / 80
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 160 / 250 / 500 / 640 / 80

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
OS Certified:Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 / SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2 / SunSoft Solaris 10 / Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 / Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 / Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Standard Edition SP2 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 / Microsoft Windows Web Server 2008 / Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Datacenter x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard x64 Edition / Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium / Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Premium / Microsoft Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Standard / Microsoft Windows HPC Server 2008
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business

Video Memory

Installed Size:8MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Matrox MGA G200

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.3 / 13.4 / 14.3 / 15.7 / 16.3 / 17.4 / 17.5 / 8.07
Depth (without stand):2.64
Height:11.4 / 13.9 / 14.6 / 15.2 / 15.7 / 19.6 / 3.66
Height (without stand):12.9
Weight:13.2 / 15.4 / 17.3 / 17.6 / 19.8 / 22 / 27.1
Weight (without stand):14
Width:12.4 / 19.3 / 3.66 / 3.94 / 4.49 / 4.61 / 6.69 / 7.36
Width (without stand):19.3