Several customers who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. Pcmag.com gave the product a rating of 4 stars and said on PC Mag “Features The 9010 SFF is housed in a compact chassis that measures 11.4 by 3.7 by 12.3 inches (HWD”. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “This compact business PC packs a lot of features” in their DELL 9010 review. Pcworld.com_techhive.com also mentioned “Compact design with topnotch components”.
One DELL 9010 owner wrote that the product was good structurally. Expert website Zdnet.com wrote in their review of the DELL 9010 four years ago “It offers unfussy design, solid construction, low power consumption” and rated it 4 stars.