With everything from display port to PS2 this is one of Dell's most versatile PCs.
This one comes stock with:
Intel Core i5-2400 Processor
160GB SATA Hard Drive
4GB DDR3 RAM
DVD ROM Drive
Windows 7 Home Preinstalled
You can upgrade the memory, hard drive, optical drive, even the operating system and we will still ship the same day you order.
We’ve been regularly impressed by the practical designs of Dell’s OptiPlex range, but the new OptiPlex 790 is a novelty – it’s one of the smallest PCs we've seen.
Though it may look like a toy, it’s far from flimsy. Businesslike plastic façade aside, the chassis is built from sturdy sheet metal. Its solid construction and matte finish give reassurance that the OptiPlex will withstand the knocks and scuffs of office life as well as its larger cousins.
It has a decent amount of power too. Our review sample featured a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5-2400S – the suffix signifying the low-power version of Intel’s 32nm chip. It still has Turbo Boost though, with one core able to reach a maximum of 3.3GHz. In our Real World Benchmarks the system achieved an overall score of 0.7, indicating plenty of power for desktop applications – though it’s some distance behind the 0.9 and above we’d expect from a full-power Core i5-2500 system.
The integrated HD Graphics 2000 chip is also more than ample for office tasks, but it won’t allow for after-hours gaming. It proved a little shaky when running 1080p clips, too, although 720p footage played flawlessly.
Still, the big advantage of this lightweight CPU is very low power consumption. Using an inline power meter we recorded our review system idling at only 15W, rising to a still frugal 51W during stress tests.
Because this system rocks. I elected to do some upgrades when I purchased the system, so if anyone else complains, then it’s on them. System came with a little scratch, but hey, it’s refurbished. I laughed at the little scratch as it does nothing to effect the performance. The os’ key code wasn’t active, but I just filled it in and bam, done. I have a friend that works for a memory company and he’s getting me some free memory for the system, so I kept it at 4gb. I purchased another system from another reseller a year ago and it was beat up pretty badly, but works. This system as well as a laptop that I purchased at the same time were spot on. Great units from, in my opinion, a great reseller.