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Dell Optiplex 790 Intel i5 Quad-Core SFF Desktops

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Dell Optiplex 790 Intel i5 Quad-Core SFF Desktops
Price: $229.99 - 279.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Thursday, Sep 14 to Friday, Sep 15) + transit
Condition: Refurbished

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woncoolone


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Wyatt8


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Arrrr...
the Joys of Woot!
you Got me!!!
just last Friday, I ordered the
Dell Optiplex 790 Small Form
Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz Dual-Core

and today you offer the
790 with the i5 Quad Core and a SS drive for the same dough..

Do Overs????????

a perfect day to have a great day on purpose...
or because the store clerk told you to...

ibbleschitz


quality posts: 2 Private Messages ibbleschitz

funny, I Looked at the specs and though hmmm that's the CPU I'm currently running. and yes, DUDE, it's a dell. so is my machine. Still a solid PC that's good for light gaming these days. FWIW, mine is a VOSOTRO not the Optiplex. OH and I got mine new about 4 years ago.

spdmsw


quality posts: 5 Private Messages spdmsw

This is a great deal and a great processor.

terry1094


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What?! No WiFi? Who has a wired network these days?

lethargicmass


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terry1094 wrote:What?! No WiFi? Who has a wired network these days?



I'm wondering whether the reason that this is going this cheaply is because us wired-in people are getting to be few and far between...


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kbruton


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Do you really need WiFi in a desktop?

davevpi


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kbruton wrote:Do you really need WiFi in a desktop?



Potentially - if your computer isn't in the same room as your router. Or if this computer is going in your kid's bedroom.

(Of course, you can always get a wireless bridge. I have a desktop that's upstairs and there is a wireless bridge that connects it and a network hard drive, as well as being a wi-fi repeater for the back bedrooms.)

mollytim


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Positives:
Has gigabit NIC
Nice processor, memory
Price
Optiplex made of steel

Negatives:
No HDMI
No DVD WRITER
No WiFi [can buy a cheap USB dongle]
No USB 3.0

PS If you have gigabit connection, wired is the only way to go.

honestmonkey


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If you have one of these, can you tell me how loud it is? Seems like a decent machine for the price, but I don't want a jet airplane under the desk. Thanks.

SpartanJahn


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Not bad for the price but the warranty through Metro Business Systems seems iffy from the reviews on that company. They insist you'll get support through Dell directly but can anyone confirm this?

alderson21


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honestmonkey wrote:If you have one of these, can you tell me how loud it is? Seems like a decent machine for the price, but I don't want a jet airplane under the desk. Thanks.



I had a standard form factor Dell 790 on my desk at work for nearly 5 years. Never heard a sound out of it. The SFF is essentially the same guts with a smaller case. Dell makes reliably quiet and robust desktops.

Jon651


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This is a very good machine - I'm using mine right now. Drop an inexpensive solid state drive into it and it will be quite fast.

No DVD writer? No problem! It uses the same slimline optical drives as any laptop or slim external CD/DVD and you can get a DVD-RW cheaply ($12). It doesn't have much space for expansion and all the PCI card slots are half-height so you have to pay attention when buying something to install (think USB 3.0 card or video card).

I use a Netgear wi-fi dongle and it routinely gets 90mbps speed on my 100mbps service at home. Plus you can get refurb or system pull RAM for these very inexpensively since it is older.

These units are generally business or education lease returns. Mine still had the property label from the University of Tennessee on it.

The Optiplex small form factor box is very modular, opens easily and everything is quickly removable or easily accessible which is what is required for IT departments that have to manage dozens or even hundreds of these and requires quick turn-around.

I'm very happy with mine and if I had to do it again I wouldn't change my mind.

idontkn1


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mollytim wrote:Positives:
Has gigabit NIC
Nice processor, memory
Price
Optiplex made of steel

Negatives:
No HDMI
No DVD WRITER
No WiFi [can buy a cheap USB dongle]
No USB 3.0

PS If you have gigabit connection, wired is the only way to go.



Not that you were trashing the computer but I wanted to add that all of those concerns can be alleviated for about 30 bucks and 10 minutes of time. In case someone was scared off.

mswake


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Should I be worried about no HDMI? I currently use two monitors, and one is hooked to the HDMI port, I believe.

Jon651


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mswake wrote:Should I be worried about no HDMI? I currently use two monitors, and one is hooked to the HDMI port, I believe.



It has VGA and Displayport connections on the back panel. If your monitor does not have Displayport the you can get an Displayport-to-HDMI adapter cable.

chrismartin08


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I'm wondering since the PC doesn't have any WIFI could I use my TP link Express PCI wifi card in it? Not sure because this post says nothing about expansion slots.

jbserra


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Doesn't the drive in the picture say DVD rewriteable on it? Doesn't that mean it can burn DVDs?

ThunderThighs


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chrismartin08 wrote:I'm wondering since the PC doesn't have any WIFI could I use my TP link Express PCI wifi card in it? Not sure because this post says nothing about expansion slots.


From the specs:

Expansion Slots & Bays:
(1) Half-Height PCIe x16 Slot
(1) Half-Height PCIe x16 (wired x 4) Slot
(1) Slimline 5.25" External Drive Bay
(1) 3.5" Internal Drive Bay


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ThunderThighs


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jbserra wrote:Doesn't the drive in the picture say DVD rewriteable on it? Doesn't that mean it can burn DVDs?


Always go by the specs as we often have to use stock photos.

Per the specs:
Optical Drive: Slimline DVD-ROM


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jdwdigital


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Jon651 wrote:This is a very good machine - I'm using mine right now. Drop an inexpensive solid state drive into it and it will be quite fast.



Actually, adding an SSD to this unit is already part of the Woot offer -- for an additional $50.