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DELL Precision T1700
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DELL Precision T1700 4 Core Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.4GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

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4 Intel Xeon E3 V3 3.4GHz 8GB Dec 2013
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22 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all DELL desktop computers and also specifically for DELL medium processor core personal computers and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec desktop computers that have been around for more than two years is 3,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 850MHz to 860,000MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the Precision T1700 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Precision T1700.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

At 1,600 megahertz, the DELL Precision T1700 has a very fast memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Precision T1700. The average memory clock speed supported by processor of desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Precision T1700 is 1,300MHz, and the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB. At 8 gigabytes, the DELL Precision T1700 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age.

If this computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Apple Mac Pro (12GB).

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on computers that have been available for more than two years.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Two 2.5" Bays

The Precision T1700 is a two 2.5" bay computer.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL Precision T1700 is a six USB 2.0 port computer. Most of the other PCs of this age and spec have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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Two DisplayPorts

Most PCs of a comparable type and age to the Precision T1700 have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the Precision T1700 which has two DisplayPorts.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago only have between four and seven processor threads, however the Precision T1700 has eight processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Precision T1700 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the DELL Precision T1700 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Precision T1700.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Precision T1700 is a four USB 3.0 port personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Precision T1700 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Two Storage Drives

The Precision T1700 is a two storage drive desktop computer.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the computers that are a similar age to the Precision T1700 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB. The Precision T1700 has a quite big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Precision T1700.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the DELL Precision T1700 is more than most desktop computers of a similar type and age to it. This DELL desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Has One Memory Slot

The DELL Precision T1700 has a greater number of memory slots than most comparable spec computers that are a similar age to it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on PCs that are a similar age to the Precision T1700.

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Has One Cable Included

The DELL Precision T1700 has a greater number of included cables than most desktop computers that came out around the same time as it. This DELL desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on similar spec PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Precision T1700.

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Shallow

The Precision T1700 is one of the shallower PCs of this age and spec (only 312 millimeters) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The shallowest PC of this type and age is 33mm deep and the deepest is 690mm.

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Narrow

At only 92.6 millimeters, the Precision T1700 is quite narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the Precision T1700. The average width of desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Precision T1700 is 190mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 gigabyte, the Precision T1700 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Precision T1700 is 1GB, the biggest is 6.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2TB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers of this age and type. 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.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Precision T1700 is 320GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Precision T1700 that we have checked, the hard drive capacity of the Precision T1700 of only 500 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

If this DELL PC hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Asus G20AJ (1TB).

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years is 510MB, the biggest is 6.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2GB. The Precision T1700 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

The DELL Precision T1700 is a one 3.5" bay computer.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

The Precision T1700 is a one 5.25" bay PC. Most of the other personal computers of this age and spec have between one and two 5.25" bays.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The Precision T1700 is a one PCI Express x1 slot personal computer.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Precision T1700

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when DELL released the Precision T1700.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.4 gigahertz, the DELL Precision T1700 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Precision T1700.

If this personal computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Thinkstation P500 (£1,454.22) (3.5GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Precision T1700 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this DELL personal computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Apple Mac Pro (512GB).

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Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
QPI Link
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
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
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
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
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi
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
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
2.5" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Dell E-Value Code
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
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
Scalability
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Demand Based Switching
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
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

1 Award

PC Mag Editor's Choice

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…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ca013pt170011muws
Barcodes 05397063420445, 05397063423262, 05397063425969, 05397063431069, 05397063625147

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