5 reviews

Dell Optiplex 990

$1,000.00 Released March, 2011

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Dual DisplayPort video outputs. Modern business aesthetic - won't distract or look out of place in your office / cubicle. Tool-free - great for the IT department.

The Cons:No eSATA port. No molex power connections - limited backwards compatibility. Comes with the cheapest PSU ever.

The Optiplex 990 is a desktop computer from the Dell company. Incorporating a modern aesthetic with Silver grille highlighting, this model is available in four different form factor options making it suitable for many different home office and business environments.

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Intel's second-generation Core processors are offered in i3, i5 and i7 denominations, with "vPro" management technology featured on select models. Full support of Windows 7 and Vista operating systems is offered in both 32 and 64-bit quantities depending on processor strength, with additional support of Ubuntu Linux and nSeries FreeDOS. DDR3 memory up to 16 gigabytes is available across a maximum of 4 DIMM slots, with numerous hard drive options including 3GB/s SATA drives up to 1-terabyte and solid state drives up to 128 gigabytes. The 990's stock DVD-ROM drive can be upgraded to include DVD+/-RW compatibility and Blu-Ray disc support, while the integrated Intel HD graphics card can be supplemented with one of three AMD RADEON HD chipsets. Users can also arrange to have their computer pre-loaded with software applications and peripherals for immediate use, with support for up to four displays enabling optimized multitasking. The Optiplex 990 also features a number of security forces in both hardware and software form, and has been certified an eco-friendly device by Energy Star and EPEAT. 


  • Matte Black aesthetic with Silver grille highlights 
  • 4 form factor options 
  • Intel Q67 Express chipset 
  • Dual-channel DDR3 memory up to 16GB
  • Genuine Windows 7/Vista OS support (32/64-bit)
  • Dell KACE appliance compatibility 
  • Four-way multitasking capabilities 
  • Dell Flexible Computing support 
  • Intel Core vPro processors 
  • EPEAT Gold certification 

User Reviews (6)

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    dual DisplayPort video outputs

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    modern business aesthetic - won't distract or look out of place in your office / cubicle

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    tool-free - great for the IT department

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    available in different form factors to best suit your needs / office space

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    available pre-built for those that need it asap

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    affordable starting price point

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    powerful components - easily capable of handling day-to-day multitasking of business applications

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    highly customizable directly from the manufacturer

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    uses a standard ATX power supply

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    comes with a clean install of Windows - no bloatware / trialware

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    no eSATA port

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    no molex power connections - limited backwards compatibility

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    comes with the cheapest PSU ever

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    no USB 3.0 ports

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    only ships with a single HDD mounting bracket

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    not as solidly constructed as previous generation OptiPlex systems

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    louder than previous generation OptiPlex systems

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Anonymous: #dell_optiplex_990 8 units, 4 needed a power source replacement in the first months... Nov 19, 12
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