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DELL Precision T1700
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DELL Precision T1700 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.3GHz 4GB Dec 2015
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Get workstation performance for about the price of a desktop with the Dell Precision T1700, available in two compact sizes that are perfect for any environment. Available with 4th Gen Intel Core... More
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Precision T1700 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision T1700 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 640MHz to 1,300MHz.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many desktop computers that are a similar age to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on similar spec PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The Precision T1700 is a six USB 2.0 port personal computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Precision T1700 has a greater number of placements than most computers of this age and type. This DELL computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Precision T1700 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers of a similar age and type to it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on computers of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many PCs of this type and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Precision T1700 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision T1700 is 1GB, the biggest is 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.8TB.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Precision T1700 has a fairly slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Precision T1700. The average max memory bandwidth supported processor of PCs of this age and type is 30GB/s.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

With a max internal memory supported processor of only 32 gigabytes, the Precision T1700 has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors amongst personal computers of this age. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision T1700 is 2GB, the biggest is 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 65GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that have been around for a comparable 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.

Personal computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth considering include the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini[plb_3078512_price] (SSD).

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision T1700 is 8.3GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Precision T1700 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst desktop computers of this age.

If this desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the 240 MT[pl_3346481_price] (8GB), or the 800 G2[pl_3255262_price] (8GB) both from HP.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the DELL Precision T1700 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Precision T1700. The average hard drive capacity of PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision T1700 is 930GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 1GB to 3TB.

If this desktop computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the 600 G2[pl_3791095_price] (1TB), or the 800 G2 SFF[pl_3768356_price] (1TB) both from HP.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

Most medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Precision T1700 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, including the Precision T1700 which has one PCI Express x1 slot.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Precision T1700 has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,600 megahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average memory clock speed of desktop computers of this type and age is 1,800MHz.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Precision T1700 has one of the lower system bus data transfer rates amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision T1700 have system bus data transfer rates of between 5GT/s and 8GT/s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision T1700

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.3 gigahertz, the DELL Precision T1700 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age.

Computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the HP 490 G3[plb_3355501_price] (3.4GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Precision T1700 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the 800 G2[pl_3797297_price] (1TB), or the 490 G3[pl_3355501_price] (1TB) both from HP.

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Specification

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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 Memory Voltage
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
CUDA
Execution Unit
CUDA Core
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On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Cabling Technology
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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 3.0 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 Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
OS Guard
Intel Insider
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 Enhanced Halt State
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
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Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
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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
Software Driver Included
Manual
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied
Windows Key
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell e31241v3

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HP Z240 SFF vs DELL Precision T1700

HP Z240 SFF vs DELL Precision T1700
HP Z240 SFF
4 core Intel Core i7-6xxx 3.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD
DELL Precision T1700
4 core Intel Xeon E3 v3 3.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD
£ 821.99
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A Lot Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
Eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
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HP Z240 vs DELL Precision T1700

HP Z240 vs DELL Precision T1700
HP Z240
4 core Intel Core i7-6xxx 3.4GHz 16GB 512GB SSD
DELL Precision T1700
4 core Intel Xeon E3 v3 3.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD
£ 1,499.99
75% Bigger Internal Memory
500GB Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
Bigger Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Only Four USB 2.0 Ports
A Little Lower Expert Review Score

HP 240 Tower vs DELL Precision T1700

HP 240 Tower vs DELL Precision T1700
HP 240 Tower
4 core Intel Xeon E3 v5 3.5GHz 32GB 512GB SSD
DELL Precision T1700
4 core Intel Xeon E3 v3 3.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD
£
88% Bigger Internal Memory
Bigger Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Four More Processor Threads
39mm Taller
50MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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