Dell PC Reviews for Business

Choosing standard business PC hardware comes down to a couple options these days if you are not performing AutoCAD or some robust graphics design work.  We have broken these items down so you don’t have to.  Our laptop research is posted here.Dell PC

The basic PC and Monitor –

Dell OptiPlex 5050

  • Micro – 1 x Core i5 7500T / 2.7 GHz
  • RAM 8 GB – HDD 500 GB
  • GigE
  • WLAN: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Win 10 Pro 64-bit
  • HD Graphics 630
    • ProTip!  Make sure your monitor is compatible with the computer.  Does it have a VGA port?  HDMI? DVI?  Display Port?

Dell E2417H LED monitor

  • 23.8″ (23.8″ viewable)
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD (1080p)
  • VGA
  • DisplayPort
  • black

Summary

The two line items above are the base packages quoted out to me from a third party vendor.   Be careful of purchasing a Micro unit vs Small Form Factor vs a Tower.  A 24” monitor is the very least size I would purchase.  30” is ideal.  Hard Disk Drives AKA HDD are slower, cheaper, and contain larger storage capacities than SSD drives for a desktop but they are terrible for a laptop.   It most situations, I would sacrifice disk space for speed and spend the extra $50 on a SSD desktop.  We did our own competitive pricing below and found some more ideal products for sale.  Regular towers are better suited for dusty industries, include even retail because the lint can easily burn out the fans.

ProTip!  All PCs should come with a three-year warranty by default.  You shouldn’t have to pay more.

 

ASUS VE278Q 27′ Full HD 1920×1080 2ms Displ… by Asus for $178.39 

LG 32MP58HQ-P 32-Inch IPS Monitor with Scre… by LG for $206.99

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The All in One PC and Monitor –

 

 

Dell OptiPlex 7450 All-in-one

  • 1 x Core i5 7500 / 3.4 GHz
  • RAM 8 GB
  • SSD 256 GB
  • DVD-Writer
  • HD Graphics 630
  • GigE
  • WLAN: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Win 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Built-in monitor: LED 23″ 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

$1220 new

Summary

This integrated all in one hardware is great for mounting on the wall at medical practices or simply placing at the front desk.  The size in these specs are ideal for the monitor and the SSD hard drive.

 

Dell Precision – Better Computer Performance and Redundancy

Precisions can be found usually in CAD and graphics design environments.  In this particular situation, the user expressed interest in a server that is also a workstation for hosting and using Quickbooks.

 

Dell Precision 3620 – $2600

  • Tower – Xeon E3-1240 v6 (Quad Core 3.7GHz, 4.1GHz Turbo, 8 meg)
  • RAM 32 GB – SSD 512 GB x2
    • Do you need solid state drives?  Do you need redundancy?
  • Integrated NIC
  • Win 10 Pro 64-bit
  • Nvidia Quadro P2000, 5GB, 4 Display Ports
    • ProTip!  Make sure your monitor is compatible with the computer.  Does it have a VGA port?  HDMI? DVI?  Display Port?
  • Integrated SATA Controller

Dell Precision 3420 – $1300

 

Replacing or Adding Cards on the Motherboard

Make sure you get a compatible card when you order something like a video card or RAID card.  Grab the manual of the Precision tower or whatever model you are working on to confirm the specs.

ProTip!  Triple check with the sales rep the system components being shipped are indeed what is referenced in the manual you are looking at.

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Dell PC Reviews for Business Summary

There are plenty of options out there.  We hoped to narrow down the confusion just a bit for you to make an informed decision.

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