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Dell Precision T5500

Dell Precision T5500
alaScore 89

20 reviews

Aug, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Dell Precision T5500. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size. The price is also mentioned favorably, but opinions about the reliability and usability are mixed.

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Precision T5500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Precision T5500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Dell Precision T5500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Precision T5500 Workstation E5670 Hex Core 2.9GHz 6GB RAM 250GB HD Windows 7 Pro DVDRW CDRW Tower ComputerDell Precision T5500 Workstation E5670 Hex Core 2.9GHz 6GB RAM 250GB HD Windows 7 Pro DVDRW CDRW Tower Computer

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

Dell Precision T5500

 

Dell Precision T5500 workstations are specifically designed for graphics-intensive professionals who need lots of processing power. Nonetheless, they're small in size and the prices begin at very reasonable levels. Typical of high-end computers, adding...

If you need monster storage, the Dell Precision T5500 has is just the ticket

The basic hard drive that’s included in the base package is not overly impressive at 160GB

Dell Precision T5500 workstations are specifically designed for graphics-intensive professionals who need lots of processing power.

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

Great Esxi server

 

I bought 32gb of ram (8x4) but because of the way it handles memory it can only handle 24. I added a drive cage and connected 5 hard drives. I use it to run VMs under Esxi 6 and have not had any issues.

* window licence included * can run 8 VM without any noticeable performance issues once memory is upgraded

* memory configurations are strange

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: STEVEN D. (newegg.com)

It is as advertised.

 

I added a 2 port sata3 board and a 480MB Intel SSD for booting. Added a 2 port USB 3.1 board and installed DVD burner right below the DVD reader. Throw in a Kepler video card. All works very well. If you are going to install new boot device change the...

It is clean and works very well. It is a rock solid box. I believe the single sata2 drive installed is new. It is a great value with support information on the Dell web site. Dell is not supporting W10 on this box. W7 PRO is supported by MS for several...

During W7 install from the recovery partition I received some errors. Windows continued to complain it was not whole. Used the built in diagnostics to test the hardware for several days and concluded it was a software issue. Contacted the vender about...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: David F. (newegg.com)

Folding at Home PC

 

I added an Nvidia GTX 950 card for $150, and this PC turned into a 130,000 ppd folding machine. So for $450 total, this became precisely what I wanted. Good folding performance for not a lot of money. Hopefully I can get a few years of service out of it.

Win7, not later WinCrap

Weak Graphics card - but it did work fine. Usual crapware to be cleaned out.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Roger O. (newegg.com)

Fantastic Machine!

 

My only "problem" is that at the price I paid I should have bought 2! Thanks Newegg for offering such a great product.

This is a fantastic piece of equipment, definitely commercial quality. Very heavy duty components. I am using it as a home server/NAS, by adding 2 4tb hd's in raid1 and a 3rd as a backup. I've put the os on a 120mb SSD, and the system runs flawlessly.

Absolutely None

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Oscar S. (newegg.com)

plug and play baby!

 

this machine has nothing wrong. i mean for less than 200 you get a xeon quad core and nvidia card. in the begining i was worried because all the bad reviews but i decided to take the risk and i glad i did it. i buy this machine for home use because i...

nothin so far

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Mark W. (newegg.com)

Display Issues Galore

 

It turns on, but can't say more until I can get it to work with the monitor.

As others have noted if your look for a simple plug and play move on. As I have been trying to get a serial port monitor to work on this with no luck. I bought the dvi to vga adapter, but as Hugh noted you need to have the video card go directly to the...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: hugh l. (newegg.com)

A great PC

 

This is very particular when it comes to displays. I tried to go from display port to DVI adapter to VGA adapter, but that didn't work. The video card must connect to the monitor via DVI cable. That would have been nice to know. Pay a little more for...

A complete workstation with a quad-core Xeon CPU. Included a legal Windows 7 COA, keyboard, mouse, even includes two DisplayPort-DVI "DONGLE, DP2DVI" adapters. Includes the DELL standard Nvidia Quadro dual display port video adapter. This is a good...

DELL specifies ECC RAM which is pricey. Pay a little more for one of these with 8GB of RAM ; Newegg has 16GB (4x4gb) for $143.00

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: hugh l. (newegg.com)

A great PC

 

This is very particular when it comes to displays. I tried to go from display port to DVI adapter to VGA adapter, but that didn't work. The video card must connect to the monitor via DVI cable. That would have been nice to know. Pay a little more for...

A complete workstation with a quad-core Xeon CPU. Included a legal Windows 7 COA, keyboard, mouse, even includes two DisplayPort-DVI "DONGLE, DP2DVI" adapters. Includes the DELL standard Nvidia Quadro dual display port video adapter. This is a good...

DELL specifies ECC RAM which is pricey. Pay a little more for one of these with 8GB of RAM. Newegg has 16GB (4x4gb) for $143.00

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Zachary W. (newegg.com)

Meh

 

Fortunately I bought this machine as a learning experiment - turned out to be a bit more of a learning experience than expected, so I appreciate that. If you're looking for something to plug in and use with ease, keep looking!

Cheap, worked - for the most part, about what I expected for $175

You get what you pay for - network port didn't work; listed as having a DVI port - was delivered with a video card with DisplayPort and an adapter to DVI. Using a TV as a monitor, going from DisplayPort to DVI to HDMI I could not get anything. Had to...

Oct, 2015
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Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card:No / Yes
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:No / Single Card Reader
Firewire:No / Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:NO OS / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional Downgradable to XP / Windows 7 Ultimate
Product Type:PC Server / PC Workstation / Tower
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:PC Server / PC Workstation / Tower

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / ATI / Matrox / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):FIRE PRO V4800 / FIRE PRO V7800 / FireMV 2260 / FirePro V3700 / FirePro V3750 / GeForce FX 4800 / M9140 / Quadro 4000 / QUADRO 600 / Quadro 6000 / Quadro FX 1800 / Quadro FX 3800 / Quadro FX 4000 / Quadro NVS 285 / Quadro NVS 420
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 1.024 / 2.048 / 2.56

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:5520 / Unknown
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: Yes
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:288
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6 / 32
Memory channels supported by processor:3 / Triple
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066 / 800,1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor:Core 2 Duo / Xeon / Xeon ®
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Westmere EP
Processor Number:E5502 / E5506 / E5520 / E5530 / E5540 / E5603 / E5606 / E5620 / E5630 / INTEL XEON X5570 3.33GHZ 6-CORE / P8700 / X5560 / X5650 / X5675 / X5687 / X5690 / XEON X5647
Processor Series:Intel Xeon 5600 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):80

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):40
Processor package size:42.5
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