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Precision 690 Desktop

Precision 690 Desktop
alaAverage 4.5

6 reviews

Apr, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Precision 690 Desktop. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability.


On average, users rate this product 90/100.

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Great graphics workstation


The user complaining about less than 4GB of ram available in XP is not too bright. How is it Dell's fault that he chose to use a 32 bit operating system incapable of fully utilizing 4GB of ram? If you need above 3GB or so of ram then you need to use a...

Modular, easy to upgrade, extremley fast depending on your configuration and what you use it for.

Limited bios options - would be nice to try to overclock but honestly for business use that I have stability is much more important. Very large.

Feb, 2008

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Suberb Machine


Fast, Quiet and scalable

Cannot think of any

Jan, 2008

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Memory is a problem with XP 32


XP 32 is not recommended - but some are stuck with it.

Fast, as long as memory is not a problem. In Excel 2007 speed drops to 2 or even only one processor if it is, at which point you are better off with a Pentium D.

Out of 4 GB installed RAM, only 3.19 GB is available under XP 32 bit - a little secret Dell isn't advertising. This is worse than a $1200 GX620! Maybe a smaller graphics card could help.

Jan, 2008

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Extreme Machine


I bought one with two 15K drives in RAID 0. Unbelieveable speed.

Super quiet, super fast.


Dec, 2007

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Everything we hoped it would be.


Get the SAS 10k or 15k HDDs - on this system the only potential bottleneck would be the HDDs. Gold support rocks!


Can't think of any. Well, not that we lift these all day long ; P ...but they are heavy

Sep, 2007

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A fast Piece of Hardware


THe system is a very stable and no sound, plus the fact that you can add more memory, 8 slop 2 banks.

Sep, 2007