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DELL Precision T1700
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DELL Precision T1700 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 3.1GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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DELL Has Good PC Reviews

We checked 1,204 expert and user reviews for DELL PCs and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last year.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,350 megahertz, the DELL Precision T1700 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision T1700 range from 500MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the comparable spec computers that were launched in the last 12 months the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 850MHz. The DELL Precision T1700 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (850 megahertz) amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Precision T1700 have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 910GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Precision T1700 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

If this DELL personal computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL 3650[plb_3450642_price] (2TB), or the HP 460-p059na[plb_3700375_price] (2TB).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of personal computers that are a comparable age to the Precision T1700 is 32GB, the biggest is 3.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Precision T1700 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Precision T1700.

If you want a personal computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the DELL 3650[plb_3450642_price] (2TB), or the HP 460-p059na[plb_3700375_price] (2TB).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months range from 2GB to 32GB. The DELL Precision T1700 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Two DisplayPorts

The Precision T1700 is a two DisplayPort PC.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

Most comparable spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Precision T1700 have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports, including the Precision T1700 which has six USB 2.0 ports.

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Two 5.25" Bays

The Precision T1700 is a two 5.25" bay PC.

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Two 3.5" Bays

Most medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months have between one and three 3.5" bays, including the DELL Precision T1700 which has two 3.5" bays.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Precision T1700 has a greater number of placements than most similar spec PCs that have been on the market for the last year. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision T1700.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the DELL Precision T1700 is more than most new medium processor core personal computers. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on recently released medium processor core personal computers.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The DELL Precision T1700 is a two displayssupported by on-board grap personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Precision T1700 have two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 21 gigabytes per second, the Precision T1700 has a very slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Precision T1700. The average max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Precision T1700 is 34GB/s, and the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The slowest memory clock speed supported by processor of similar spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Precision T1700 is 800MHz, the fastest is 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,800MHz. When compared to other desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision T1700 that we have assessed, the memory clock speed supported by processor of the Precision T1700 of only 1,066 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

At only 32 gigabytes, the Precision T1700 has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Precision T1700. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Precision T1700 is 2GB and the biggest is 1.6TB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The DELL Precision T1700 is a one PCI Express x1 slot PC.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Precision T1700 has a newer internal memory type than most latest medium processor core personal computers. This computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most new medium processor core personal computers have a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type.

This computer's internal memory type (DDR3-SDRAM) is actually the worst internal memory type across all recently released medium processor core personal computers.

The best internal memory type across similar types of computer is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Precision T1700 have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.7MB. With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the DELL Precision T1700 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Only One PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot

The DELL Precision T1700 is a one PCI Express x16 (Gen 3.x) slot PC.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Precision T1700 is a four processor thread PC. Most of the other recently released medium processor core personal computers have between four and seven processor threads.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,600 megahertz, the Precision T1700 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision T1700. Newly released medium processor core personal computers have memory clock speeds of between 1,600MHz and 2,400MHz.

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Quite Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The average system bus data transfer rate of latest medium processor core personal computers is 7.4GT/s. The Precision T1700 has one of the lower system bus data transfer rates (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) amongst PCs of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision T1700

Released Nine Months Ago

DELL released the Precision T1700 nine months ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL Precision T1700 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (3.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other computers that are a comparable age to the Precision T1700.

Personal computers with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the 400 G3 SFF[pl_3864883_price] (3.2GHz), or the 600 G2[pl_3804832_price] (3.2GHz) both from HP.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

If you are looking for a PC with a faster storage speed then you might also want to look at the HP 400 G2[plb_3768564_price] (SSD).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor That Supports ECC
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Password Protection Level
Password Protection
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Dual Display Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Smart Cache
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Cable Included

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Expert Reviews

(3)
9 October 2013

The Dell Precision T1700 SFF is a professional workstation at a business desktop PC price...

7 October 2013

For under $1,000, you can get an ISV-compliant workstation that comes with an Intel Xeon CPU and Nvidia Quadro graphics. For the money, this is the single-processor workstation that you should be...

PC Mag

21 January 2014

Sin duda, este Dell Precision T1700 FP es una buena opción para las empresas que busquen una workstation con suficiente potencia pero no quieran utilizar una máquina de gran tamaño, siendo su...

Workstation that's priced like a high-end desktop PC
Xeon and Quadro power
Four USB 3.0 ports 2 front
2 back)
ISV certified graphics
Limited internal expansion space

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 6 October 2015 by Scott M.

Had to re-image them and re-install all software which would have taken a long time to get done except I still have my administrator rights on our network so I was able to do it manually. Once... Read more…

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