Dell OptiPlex 980
Released March, 2010
The Pros:BIOS is well designed, offers lots of options and is well organized. Everything can be enabled or disabled at the BIOS level for security purposes. Comes with some basic software utilities for handling network and security.
The Cons:The network and security software utilities are a little simplistic.
The Dell OptiPlex 980 is an energy-efficient desktop released in March 2010 and offering a 35% increase in performance from previous-generation OptiPlex systems. It features an i3/i5/i7 processor (up to 3.46GHz), support for 16GB of DDR3 SDRAM, and options for either SATA or SDD drives.
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More importantly, the 980 is supposed to utilize a more energy-efficient design; plus it adds along new management features such as a virtual remote control capability with Intel KVM and simplified task management with Dell’s Update Catalog. Additional features include integrated Gigabit LAN, an integrated Intel graphics accelerator, and an optional EcoKit.
- Energy-Efficient Desktop
- 35% Performance Increase
- Intel i3/i5/i7 Processor
- Up to 16GB RAM
- SATA/SDD Support
- Virtual Remote Control
- Simplified Task Management
- Integrated Gigabit LAN
- Integrated Graphics
- Optional EcoKit
- OS: Genuine Windows Vista or 7
- Processor: Intel Core i3/i5/i7 (2.66-3.46GHz)
- Chipset: Q57 Express Chipset
- Memory: Four DIMM Slots; Up to 16GB DDR3 SDRAM
- Graphics: Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD
- Graphics (Optional): Up to 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT330
- HDD: SATA/SDD
- Networking: Gigabit Ethernet
- Optional Networking: WLAN Card
- 10 USB 2.0 Ports
- 1 Parallel
- 1 Serial
- 1 RJ-45
- 1 VGA
- 1 DisplayPort
- 1 eSATA
- 1 Line-In
- 2 Line-Out
User Reviews (1)
BIOS is well designed, offers lots of options and is well organized
everything can be enabled or disabled at the BIOS level for security purposes
comes with some basic software utilities for handling network and security
case design provides easy access and great ventilation
small form-factor is easy to tuck into smaller spaces
side panels feel sturdy and protect the interior well
can fasten the handle that opens the case with a padlock, nice extra security measure
offers plenty of expansion options
the network and security software utilities are a little simplistic
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