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Dell PowerEdge R610

Dell PowerEdge R610
alaScore 90

149 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 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. People really like the design and reliability. The price and size also get good feedback.

usability, size, price, reliability, design

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Dell PowerEdge R610 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Comments about the reliability and size are overall positive. Reviews are divided on the price. Many are negative about the usability.

size, reliability


85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2016

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Dell OptiPlex 9020 AIO


For a basic work desktop, the Dell OptiPlex 9020 All-in-One is a solid choice, handling day-to-day computing tasks with ease and bringing Windows 8 and touch to the workplace.

All-in-One design with 23-inch touch display. Fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor gets the job done and adds extra graphics oomph

500GB hard drive may be a little small. Lacks a dedicated GPU for real graphics heavy lifting

There's a new face in the office, and while does everything the last guy did, it doesn't look the same and it does things a little different. I'm talking, of course, about the all-in-one PC, which is rapidly becoming the new norm for office PCs,...

Sep, 2013

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Dell OptiPlex 9020


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It has a quad-core processor. With all the USB ports, internal and external bays, and expansion slots, you can easily upgrade and expand the components

The hard drive only has 320GB of storage

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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

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

Dell OptiPlex 9020 AIO


For a basic work desktop, the Dell OptiPlex 9020 All-in-One is a solid choice, handling day-to-day computing tasks with ease and bringing Windows 8 and touch to the workplace.

Oct, 2013

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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 (

PC Pro: Product Reviews: Dell PowerEdge R610


With a wealth of new features and improvements, the PowerEdge R610 is the best 1U rack server we've seen.

Apr, 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

Consumer review by: Richard S. (

Basicly I got it to replace the laptop I was using to display my security cramra's on in the family room.


Came with windows 7 pro installed and had upgrade or downgrade disk for windows 8, I like windows 7 but lets face it it's not the latest software and wont be supported by Microsoft for much longer so I upgraded it to windows 10 to keep up to date with...

It does not say in the specs but is does have 802.11ac Wireless LAN, The small size makes it easy to put just about anywhere. Although they are made for mostly businesses they do make a nice system for surfing the net and watching video's or displaying...

Not really a con but other than the hard drive and memory there isn't anything to upgrade.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Cameron B. (

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 by: luke z. (

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

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 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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell PowerEdge


Chipset Type:Intel 5520
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz


Type: None


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

Power Device

Power Redundancy:Optional


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.26GHz
Installed Qty:1/2
Max Supported Qty:2
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:E5520
Server Scalability:2-way


Installed Size:12GB/6GB
Max Supported Size:96GB
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
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