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Dell Precision T5500

Dell Precision T5500
alaScore 88

20 reviews

Dec, 2017

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 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The price also gets good opinions, but views 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 88/100 = 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

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

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

Certificates

Certification:GS, CECP, Blue Angel
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Chassis type:Mini Tower / Tower
Color of product:Black, Silver
Number of 3.5" bays:3
Number of 5.25" bays:2

Energy Management

Power supply:875

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x16 slots:2 / 4
PCI slots:1
PCI-X slots:1

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.5 / 0.768 / 1.024 / 2.048 / 2.56

Memory

ECC: Yes
Internal memory:12 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 72
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:3 x 2 / 3 x 4 / 4 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):3 x 2 / 3 x 4 / 4 x 2
Memory slots:9x DIMM

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD+/-RW / DVD-RW

Other Features

BIOS password: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
External drive bays:1 x 3.5", 2 x 5.25"
Graphics:FireMV 2260 / FirePro V5900 / Quadro 4000 / Quadro 5000 / Quadro 600 / Quadro FX 1800 / Quadro FX 580
Graphics adapter:FireMV 2260 / FirePro V5900 / Quadro 4000 / Quadro 5000 / Quadro 600 / Quadro FX 1800 / Quadro FX 580
Graphics adapter family:AMD / ATI / NVIDIA
Graphics adapter manufacturer:NVIDIA
Internal drive bays:2 x 3.5"
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Rack mounting: No
Resolution:1680 x 1050
Weight:39

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010 / Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security 3.5
Display Diagonal:22
Display included:No / Yes
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Keyboard supplied: No
Mouse included:No / Yes

Performance

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Chipset:Intel 5520
Motherboard chipset:Intel 5520
Product type:Workstation

Ports & interfaces

eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:11

Power

Power supply:875

Processor

Bus type:QPI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 18 / 21 / 23
ECC supported by processor:Y
FSB Parity: No
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 800/1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
Number of QPI links:2
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:E5603 / E5620 / E5645 / X5660 / X5675
Processor boost frequency:2.66 / 2.67 / 3.2 / 3.46
Processor cache:12 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Westmere EP
Processor cores:4 / 6
Processor family:Intel® Xeon® 5000 Sequence
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2.4 / 2.8 / 3.06
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:E5603 / E5620 / E5645 / X5660 / X5675
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Xeon 5600 series
Processor socket:Socket B (LGA 1366)
Processor threads:12 / 4 / 8
Stepping:B1
System bus data transfer rate:4.8 / 5.86 / 6.4
System bus rate:4.8 / 5.86 / 6.4 / 6.40
Tcase:76.2 / 77.6 / 81.3
Thermal Design Power (TDP):80 / 95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):2
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit:No / Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):40 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:47921 / 47925 / 48768 / 52577 / 52584
Processor code:SLBV4 / SLBV6 / SLBYL / SLC2F
Processor package size:42.5 / 42.5X45
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:15000 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 250 / 300 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Hard drive speed:15000 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III / Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Number of hard drives installed:1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.4 / 18.5
Height:17.6
Weight:39
Width:6.73 / 6.77