Purchasing Recommendation - Technical Dell Desktop

Article Purpose

The following recommendation is for purchasing a new Dell technical desktop computer. For most applications this equipment will have a minimum effective lifecycle of five (5) years before needing replacement.

Notice: Most individual computing needs can be accommodated with the Standard Workstation models. The Technical workstations are for power hungry applications like complex mathematical computations, extremely large AutoCAD renderings, or extensive video editing, and in many cases a standard workstation equipped with additional RAM (16 GB+) may perform better at less cost than a technical workstation. If you are unsure which model bests suits your needs please free to contact IT Services and the Desktop Team can provide you with a quote tailored for your specific needs.

Model

  • Dell Precision T3420 SFF (Standard)

Form-Factor

  • Small Form Factor (3.65"w x 11.42"h x 12.28"d) (Standard)

Processor

  • Intel Core i7-6700 (Quad Core 3.40GHz, 4.0Ghz Turbo, 8MB, w/ HD Graphics 530) (Standard)
  • Intel Xeon Processor E3-1220 v5 (Quad Core 3.0Ghz, 3.5Ghz Turbo, 8MB) (Option)
  • Intel Xeon Processor E3-1240 v5 (Quad Core HT 3.5Ghz, 3.9Ghz Turbo, 8MB) (Option)
  • Intel Xeon Processor E3-1270 v5 (Quad Core HT 3.6Ghz, 4.0GHz Turbo,8MB) (Option)

Memory

  • 16 GB (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 Non-ECC ; 4 slots (Standard)
  • 16 GB (2x8GB) 2133 MHz DDR4 UDIMM ECC (Option)
  • 16 GB (4x4GB) 2133 MHz DDR4 UDIMM ECC (Option)
  • 32 GB (4x8GB) 2133 MHz DDR4 Non-ECC (Option)
  • 32 GB (2x16GB) 2133 MHz DDR4 UDIMM ECC (Option)
  • 32 GB (2x16GB) 2133 MHz DDR4 Non-ECC (Option)
  • 32 GB (4x8GB) 2133 MHz DDR4 UDIMM ECC (Option)
  • 64 GB (4x16GB) 2133 MHz DDR4 Non-ECC (Option)
  • 64 GB (4x16GB) 2133 MHz DDR4 UDIMM ECC (Option)

Graphics Card

  • Single Video Cards
    • AMD FirePro W2100 w/2 GB (2 DP) (1 DP to SL-DVI adapter) (Standard)
    • Integrated Graphics (Option)
    • AMD FirePro W4100, 2GB (4 mDP) (4 mDP-to-DP adapters), half-height (SFF) (Option)
    • NVIDIA Quadro K620, 2GB (DP, DL-DVI-I) (1 DP to SL-DVI adapter), half-height (SFF) (Option)
    • NVIDIA Quadro K1200, 4GB (4 mDP)(4 mDP-to-DP adapters), half-height (Option)

Monitor

  • Dell P2214H Widescreen (16:9) 21.5" LED; Native Resolution: 1920x1080; Connections: 1 DVI-D w/HDCP, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort v1.2a, 4 USB 2.0 ports (3 downstream, 1 upstream)(Standard)
  • Dell P1914S Widescreen (16:10) 19" LED HAS; Native Resolution: 1280x1024; Connections: 1 DVI-D w/HDCP, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort v1.2, 3 USB 2.0 ports (2 downstream, 1 upstream) (Option)
  • Dell P2016 Widescreen (16:9) 20" LED HAS; Native Resolution: 1600x900; Connections: 1 DVI-D w/HDCP, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort v1.2, 4 USB 2.0 downstream ports (Option)
  • Dell P2314H Widescreen (16:9) 23" LED HAS; Native Resolution: 1920x1080; Connections: 1 DVI-D w/HDCP, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort v1.2a, 4 USB 2.0 ports (3 downstream, 1 upstream) (Option)
  • Dell P2314T Widescreen 23" Touch Widescreen (16:9) LED HAS; Native Resolution: 1920x1080; Connections: 1 DisplayPort v1.2, 1 HDMI (MHL), 1 VGA, USB 2.0/3.0 downstream port, USB upstream port (for touch enablement), Audio line-out (Option)
  • Dell UltraSharp U2414H Widescreen (16:9) 24" LED HAS; Native Resolution: 1920x1080; Connections: 2 HDMI(MHL), 1 Mini DisplayPort, 1 DisplayPort v1.2a, 1 DisplayPort out (MST), 5 USB 3.0 ports (4 downstream, 1 upstream) (Option)
  • Dell UltraSharp U2415H Widescreen (16:10) 24" LED HAS; Native Resolution: 1920x1200; Connections: 2 HDMI(MHL), 1 Mini DisplayPort, 1 DisplayPort v1.2a, 1 DisplayPort out (MST), 5 USB 3.0 ports (4 downstream, 1 upstream) (Option)
  • Dell UltraSharp U2515H Widescreen (16:9) 24" LED HAS; Native Resolution: 2560x1440; Connections: 2 HDMI(MHL), 1 Mini DisplayPort, 1 DisplayPort v1.2a, 1 DisplayPort out (MST), 5 USB 3.0 ports (4 downstream, 1 upstream) (Option)
  • No Monitor (Option)

Misc. Cables & Display Accessories

  • None (Standard)
  • Video Cable, DisplayPort-to-VGA, 1 VGA connection, 1 Adapter (Option)
  • Video Cable, DisplayPort-to-VGA(x2), 2 VGA connections, 2 Adapters (Option)

Primary Drive

  • 256 GB 2.5" SATA, Solid State Drive (Standard)
  • 500 GB 2.5" SATA, 7200 RPM Hard Drive (Option)
  • 500 GB 3.5" SATA, 7200 RPM Hard Drive (Option)
  • 500 GB 2.5" SATA, 5400 RPM Opal SED with FIPS Hard Drive (Option)
  • 1.0 TB 3.5" SATA, 7200 RPM Hard Drive (Option)
  • 2.0 TB 3.5" SATA, 7200 RPM Hard Drive (Option)
  • 4.0 TB 3.5" SATA, 5400 RPM Hard Drive (Option)
  • 256 GB 2.5" SATA, (High Performance) Solid State Drive (Option)
  • 360 GB 2.5" SATA, Solid State Drive (Option)
  • 512 GB 2.5" SATA, Solid State Drive (Option)
  • 512 GB 2.5" SATA, (High Performance) Solid State Drive (Option)
  • 256 GB PCIe NVMe M.2, (High Performance) Solid State Drive (Option)
  • 512 GB PCIe NVMe M.2, (High Performance) Solid State Drive (Option)

2nd Drive

  • None (Standard)
  • 500 GB 2.5" SATA, 7200 RPM Hard Drive (Option)
  • 500 GB 3.5" SATA, 7200 RPM Hard Drive (Option)
  • 500 GB 2.5" SATA, 5400 RPM Opal SED with FIPS Hard Drive (Option)
  • 1.0 TB 3.5" SATA, 7200 RPM Hard Drive (Option)
  • 2.0 TB 3.5" SATA, 7200 RPM Hard Drive (Option)
  • 4.0 TB 3.5" SATA, 5400 RPM Hard Drive (Option)
  • 128 GB 2.5" SATA, Solid State Drive (Option)
  • 256 GB 2.5" SATA, Solid State Drive (Option)
  • 256 GB 2.5" SATA, (High Performance) Solid State Drive (Option)
  • 360 GB 2.5" SATA, Solid State Drive (Option)
  • 512 GB 2.5" SATA, Solid State Drive (Option)
  • 512 GB 2.5" SATA, (High Performance) Solid State Drive (Option)

3rd Drive

  • None (Standard)
  • 500 GB 2.5" SATA, 7200 RPM Hard Drive (Option)
  • 1.0 TB 2.5" SATA, 7200 RPM Hard Drive (Option)
  • 128 GB 2.5" SATA, Solid State Drive (Option)
  • 256 GB 2.5" SATA, Solid State Drive (Option)
  • 256 GB 2.5" SATA, (High Performance) Solid State Drive (Option)
  • 360 GB 2.5" SATA, Solid State Drive (Option)
  • 512 GB 2.5" SATA, Solid State Drive (Option)
  • 512 GB 2.5" SATA, (High Performance) Solid State Drive (Option)

Hard Drive Config

  • No RAID (Standard)
  • RAID 0 (Option)
  • RAID 1 (Option)
  • RAID 5 (Option)
  • RAID 10 (Option)

SD Card Reader

  • None (Standard)
  • Internal Dell SD Card Reader (Option)

Optical Drives

  • 8x Slimline DVD±RW drive (Standard)
  • 8x Slimline DVD-ROM SATA (Option)
  • No Optical Drive (Option)

Expansion Slots

  • Small form factor: One (1) low profile PCIe x16 Gen 3 up to 50W (total for graphics); one (1) PCIe x4 wired x4

Bays

  • Small form factor: One (1) internal 3.5" bay (supports one 3.5" or two 2.5" drives); one (1) external slimline optical bay

Audio

  • Integrated Realtek ALC269Q High Definition Audio (Standard)

Standard I/O Ports

  • 4 USB 3.0 (2 front, 2 rear)
  • 6 USB 2.0 (2 front, 4 rear)
  • 2 USB 2.0 Internal
  • 1 RJ-45 Ethernet
  • 2 PS/2
  • 2 DisplayPort
  • 1 VGA
  • 1 Serial
  • 1 Microphone (front)
  • 1 Headphone (front)
  • 1 Audio line-in/microphone (rear)
  • 1 Audio line-out (rear)

Speakers

  • Internal Dell Business Audio Speaker (Standard)

Network Adapter

  • Integrated Intel Gigabit Ethernet controller with Remote Wake UP, PXE and Jumbo frames support (Standard)

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit, NTFS (Standard)

Keyboard

  • Dell KB216 Wired Keyboard English Black (Standard)

Mouse

  • Dell MS116 Wired Mouse Black (Standard)

Power Supply

  • Small form factor: Dell Precision Tower 3420 Up to 92% efficient 240W Chassis

Warranty

  • 5 year parts plus 5 Year NBD On-Site Service (Standard)
  • 5 year Keep Your Hard Drive (Standard)

Asset Recovery/Recycle

  • 1 piece Asset Recovery/Recycle (Standard)
  • 2nd piece Asset Recovery/Recycle (Required if a display is purchased; Optional if a display is not purchased)

Environmental and Regulatory Standards

  • ENERGY STAR 5.2 (Standard)
  • EPEAT Gold (Standard)

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