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DELL OptiPlex 780 MT/DT/SFF/USFF (2009)

We have collected and analyzed 7 expert reviews and 547 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 70/100 and users rate it 84/100. The average review date is Sep 22, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 321632 reviews from other Desktops. The alaScore™ for this product is 86/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for DELL OptiPlex 780 MT/DT/SFF/USFF (2009)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of DELL OptiPlex 780 MT/DT/SFF/USFF (2009) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price. Comments about the usability and reliability are different.

price

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell OptiPlex 780 Quad Core Office Desktop Computer - Open Office - WIFI - Windows 7/8/10 - Keyboard&Mouse (16GB - 1TB HDD - Windows 7 Pro)Dell OptiPlex 780 Quad Core Office Desktop Computer - Open Office - WIFI - Windows 7/8/10 - Keyboard&Mouse (16GB - 1TB HDD - Windows 7 Pro)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for DELL OptiPlex 780 MT/DT/SFF/USFF (2009)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 415 user reviews of DELL OptiPlex 780 MT/DT/SFF/USFF (2009) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the size and design. The usability and price also get good comments, whereas there are some critical opinions about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Optiplex 780, Windows 7 Professional, Fast and Powerful 3.0GHz Core2 Duo Processor, 4GB DDR2 High Performance Memory, Large 250GB SATA Hard DriveDell Optiplex 780, Windows 7 Professional, Fast and Powerful 3.0GHz Core2 Duo Processor, 4GB DDR2 High Performance Memory, Large 250GB SATA Hard Drive

Dec, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Dell Optiplex 780 USFF

 

The Dell Optiplex 780 USFF is one of the best ultra small form factor desktop and monitor combinations out there.

Compact form factor. Quiet. All-in-one-like monitor stand. Relatively simple to service. VPro. DisplayPort and eSATA port. Lockable. No Bloatware.

Monitor stand requires too many cables and connections. Locked down desktop has no access to eSATA. Wireless requires external antenna.

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Apr, 2010

Expert review by : David Murphy (pcworld.com)

Dell Optiplex 780 USFF

 

Business-class desktop PCs like the Dell Optiplex 780 USFF receive slightly different consideration during our review process. Though we weren't about to go easy on this minitower, certain elements of our usual desktop PC reviews deal more with home...

Strong general performance for its class

Unusual design hampers accessibility ; Hefty asking price

The Optiplex 780 USFF offers competitive performance in a space-saving design, but Dell is asking a bit much for what it delivers.

Mar, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Dell Optiplex 780 Ultra Small Form Factor

 

The Dell Optiplex 780 USFF ($1,484 direct) is an ultra-small form factor (USFF) desktop PC that can fit virtually anywhere your business requires. Since it takes up so little room on the desk, it's perfect for the space-constrained business user. If...

Compact form factor. Quiet. All-in-one-like monitor stand. Relatively simple to service. VPro. DisplayPort and eSATA port. Lockable. No Bloatware

Monitor stand requires too many cables and connections. Locked down desktop has no access to eSATA. Wireless requires external antenna

The Dell Optiplex 780 USFF is an ultra-small form factor PC for the enterprise and SMB markets. Add a 22-inch monitor, and it takes up as much desk space as a mid-sized all-in-one PC. It's perfect for the space-constrained business user.

Expert review by : David Murphy (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell Optiplex 780 USFF review

 

Though we weren't about to go easy on this minitower, certain elements of our usual desktop PC reviews deal more with home and home-office concerns. In this case Dell has tried to focus on business needs, as the Dell Optiplex 780 takes a distinct...

While the Dell Optiplex 780 USFF delivers strong performance, the monitor-mounted system sacrifices accessibility to achieve its space-saving footprint. And then there's the cost. Corporate shoppers are likely to appreciate the IT-friendly vPro...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Dell Optiplex 780 USFF review

 

While the Dell Optiplex 780 USFF delivers strong performance, the monitor-mounted system sacrifices accessibility to achieve its space-saving footprint. And then there's the cost. Corporate shoppers are likely to appreciate the IT-friendly vPro...

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

work great -

 

good way to repurpose - where you dont need the fastest on made.

upgraded to win 10 with no problem

no problems so far

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

good basic computer, poor packaging, great customer support

 

I had ordered this computer as a starter system for my son as a surprise. When it arrived, it was in pieces, case broken, mouse destroyed, not what I was hoping to see with only a few shipping days until Christmas. There was simply too little packing...

Nice little computer for the price, no bloatware!! 8GB memory. Large HD. I used an inexpensive graphics card to get things running, that will be upgraded soon, as it seems to be the only bottleneck. I upgraded to Window 10, and it runs terrific. My son...

The only complaint was the original unit was damaged in shipping.

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Never took a chance on refurb before... regretting it now.

 

Some things are too good to be true. Getting a replacement sent through Newegg's RMA process, hoping the next one does better.

-Good deal for the price. -Was shipped super fast.

-DVD drive was not secured and the screw for it was loose within the case. -Hard drive was a 2010 Hitachi Deskstar... I wasn't expecting anything new but 2010? That's bad IMO, even by refurb standards. -Came with 2x4GB sticks of RAM, one of which was...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

keyboard

 

It does it jobs

My escape button doesnt work.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Product was shipped and keyboard was broken; several keys did not work. Newegg would not replace just the keyboard.

 

Not likely to recommend this product.

Nothing to report

Product was shipped and keyboard was broken; several keys did not work. Newegg refused to replace just the keyboard. I needed the computer for my business because my existing computer had failed, so I have decided to purchase a keyboard locally in lieu...

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications

The Dell OptiPlex 780 is ideal for environments that demand a durable, stable platform, comprehensive security control, and superior management capability. The OptiPlex 780 provides the kind of solution that IT departments need to help simplify operations and drive cost efficiency in their growing and complex IT environments. Whether your workforce is local, national or global, the Dell OptiPlex 780 offers easy serviceability, standardized configurations and advanced remote-management capabilities that can help IT work more efficiently.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Ultra small form factor
Manufacturer Form Factor:Small form factor/Ultra small form factor

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/6GB
Per Processor Size:2MB/6MB

Certificates

Certification:CECP, TCO 05, WEEE, CES / EPEAT Gold, CECP, TCO 05, WEEE, CES, RoHS
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / Mini Tower / SFF
Color of product:Black
Number of 3.5" bays:2
Number of 5.25" bays:1
Water cooling system:N

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.4in/9.3in
Height:12.4in/9.4in
Weight:15lbs/7.1lbs
Width:2.6in/3.7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15in
Diagonal Size (metric):38.1cm
Type:LCD display/None.

Energy Management

Power supply:235 / 255 / 305
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Expansion Slots

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel 4500 / Intel GMA 4500 / Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA iX4500 / Intel GMA X4500 / No
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:780
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell OptiPlex

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel Q45 Express
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz/800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 1
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 4x DIMM

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Optical Storage

Type:DVD/DVD-ROM

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Professional / XP Professional downgrade

Other Features

BIOS password: Yes
CD read speed:48
CD write speed:48
Compatible operating systems:Win 7 Ultimate/Vista Business/Vista Home Basic\nUbuntu Linux
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Display:LCD
Drive bays:3
Drive device, buffer size:16
External drive bays:1x 3.5", 1x 5.25" / 1x 3.5", 2x 5.25" / 1x 5.25" 1x 3.5"
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Graphics adapter RAMDAC:350
Hard disk average seek time:8.5
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Intel Virtualization Technology:No / VT-d, VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):N / VT-d,VT-x
Internal drive bays:1x 3.5" / 2x 3.5"
Mac compatibility: No
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit LAN
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Operating temperature (T-T):50 - 95
Operating temperature range (T-T):50 - 95
Platform:PC
Power Requirements:90 - 264 V
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
TV tuner integrated: No
Weight:15 / 15.0 / 18.2 / 25.8 / 25794.1
Weight (imperial):15 / 15.0 / 18.2 / 25.8

Packaging Content

Contrast ratio (typical):800:1
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:19
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied: No
Mouse included:N / No / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Viewing angle, horizontal:170
Viewing angle, vertical:160

Performance

Audio system:HD / HD Audio
Chipset:Intel Q45
Motherboard chipset:Intel Q45
Password protection type:BIOS
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:7 / 8 / 9
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:235 / 255 / 305
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.6GHz/3GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10 / 10.5 / 11 / 13 / 13.5 / 14 / 15 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:167 / 228 / 291 / 410 / 456
Number of processors installed:1
Processing die size:107 / 111 / 143 / 164 / 82
Processor:E5300 / E5400 / E5500 / E5700 / E6300 / E6500 / E6700 / E7400 / E7500 / E8400 / E8500 / Q9400
Processor cache:2 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Conroe / Wolfdale / Yorkfield
Processor core voltage (AC):0.850/1.3625
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel Pentium 4 / Intel® Core™ Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Quad / Intel® Pentium® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.66 / 2.7 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 3 / 3.16 / 3.2
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333 / 800
Processor lithography:45 / 65
Processor model:E5300 / E5400 / E5500 / E5700 / E6300 / E6500 / E6700 / E7400 / E7500 / E8400 / E8500 / Q9400
Processor Number:E5300/E8400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core 2 Duo E7000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo E8000 series / Intel Core 2 Quad Q9000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium E5000 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium E6000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor system type:DP
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / E0 / R0
Tcase:60.1 / 61.4 / 71.4 / 72.4 / 74.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45, 65 / 65 / 95
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
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:No / 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
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 2 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
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
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:27248 / 27251 / 33910 / 33911 / 35300 / 35365 / 36500 / 36503 / 40478 / 42800 / 42801 / 42805
Processor code:SLAPK / SLB6B / SLB9J / SLB9U / SLB9Y / SLB9Z / SLGH7 / SLGTJ / SLGUF / SLGW2
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:16GB/4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

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

Software

Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:160
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB
Platform Technology:Intel vPro Technology
Recommended Use:Corporate business / Small business
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500/Intel GMA X4500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.4 / 13.9 / 15.7 / 16.1 / 17 / 9.45
Height:12.4 / 13.8 / 13.9 / 15.7 / 16.1 / 16.9 / 17 / 9.45
Weight:15 / 18.2 / 25.8 / 7.05
Width:2.76 / 3.65 / 4.33 / 4.49 / 7.36 / 7.48