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Dell Opti 380 MT E7500 desktop computer

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Dell Opti 380 MT E7500 desktop computer
 
4.4

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Dell Optiplex 380 Makes the Grade!

The ***Dell Optiplex 380 MT E7500*** desktop is a versatile machine aimed at the business user that provides a cost-effective solution for companies needing performance and upgradablity. It can be purchased...Read complete review

The ***Dell Optiplex 380 MT E7500*** desktop is a versatile machine aimed at the business user that provides a cost-effective solution for companies needing performance and upgradablity. It can be purchased from Dell through the "Small and Medium Business" and "Enterprise" divisions. Part of the larger Optiplex family of machines, the ***Optiplex 380 ***is designed to be quad-core and the model is available in: Mini Tower, Desktop or Small Form factor. I have used all three, but most recently set up a desktop model. You should be aware that this is a full size tower when planning for space. The Mini-Tower or Small Form Factor models are more appropriate if space is tight.

Loaded with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, and sporting 8GB of DDR-3 RAM, the ***Optiplex 380 ***moves through applications easily. Though it is not "silent", the fan noise is minimal once the machine has booted and during operation.

With the Energy Saver mode engaged, (it is ENERGY STAR 5.0 standard and has an EPEAT Gold rating), these machines can be a great part of an overall move to conserve power. As this becomes more important for businesses, this option can be pre-configured. For those who do not have other recycling options, or want to "one stop shop", Dell offers machine recycle for a fee. (Personally, I like to do this locally).

The OptiPlex tool-less chassis design is easy accessed when entry is needed, but can be secured if the environment requires it. For a business that doesn't require "performance grade" audio, there is an inexpensive desktop card that offers "just enough" sound for the web pages employees should see.

Dell has configurable as well as "Fast Track" (pre-configured fast ship) options available and most come with 3-year hardware warranties standard. While the Optiplex line had some motherboard problems a few years ago, those were solved and this model seems very solid. Add a Dell E (economy) Series 22 or 24 inch monitor for an excellent desktop package.

If your business prefers to run with Ubuntu Linux, setting up a dual boot with v 10.4 was easy (though I disabled sound on the Linux install preferring not to spend time configuring it as it is a known issue. I'll update this review if I choose to add sound capability at a later date.).

If I had two complaints they would be:


1. Windows Operating System and Driver Disc media are no longer available to order in the Configurator (this is the online ordering system. I have not tried calling and asking an Account Manager to add these.). Dell utilities on the machine prompt the user to make these DVDs ... but some small businesses might fail to do this in a timely manner and regret that decision.

2. The last several I've ordered come with a pre-installed anti-malware software whether I want it or not (and the one they provide is **not** one I want). While I know how to uninstall these, one reason I go to the SMB machine line is to avoid "bundled software" I have to spend time removing.


This is a solid business machine ... and one I use at home as well. Priced right, long-lived, Dell has a winner!

Ease of Use
Quiet, low heat, accessible USB ports and front audio / microphone (nice for headsets). DVD drive has been used a lot and still functions very well.

Hardware Quality
Especially happy with ongoing durability of a frequently-used DVD drive.

Support & Service
The top score is given for ease of finding driver updates on the Dell site. Have not needed other support.

Durability
The hardware 'just works'.

Design
I didn't buy this for its aesthetics, but it blends in well with surroundings. Ports are easily accessible and power / dvd buttons are easy to find (even in the dark).

Performance
The machine has performed so well I haven't had to think about it.

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Dell Opti 380 MT E7500 desktop problems right away

Month One: Discovered hard drive was bad, sector errors. Dell support tried to convince me this was normal.This is not normal. Event viewer showed disk errors from day one. New disk arrived...Read complete review

Month One: Discovered hard drive was bad, sector errors. Dell support tried to convince me this was normal.This is not normal. Event viewer showed disk errors from day one. New disk arrived and Dell would not send out a tech. I had to re-install everything. Support from India was bad as support did not understand hard drive features. Drive was partioned incorrectly.

Month One day 3: Video started to flicker. Dell diagnostics failed to show video card errors. So no new card for me. Month one day 6. Found out the hard way dell diags purposefully??? do not fully test video cards.Ran another test with toolset I purchased from fry's... video card failed almost all tests. Dell is sending out a new video card. A manager called and was very mean and nasty about my request for a new video card.

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5.0

Dell Optiplex 380 Makes the Grade!

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from Denver, CO

Comments about Dell Opti 380 MT E7500 desktop computer:

The ***Dell Optiplex 380 MT E7500*** desktop is a versatile machine aimed at the business user that provides a cost-effective solution for companies needing performance and upgradablity. It can be purchased from Dell through the "Small and Medium Business" and "Enterprise" divisions. Part of the larger Optiplex family of machines, the ***Optiplex 380 ***is designed to be quad-core and the model is available in: Mini Tower, Desktop or Small Form factor. I have used all three, but most recently set up a desktop model. You should be aware that this is a full size tower when planning for space. The Mini-Tower or Small Form Factor models are more appropriate if space is tight.

Loaded with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, and sporting 8GB of DDR-3 RAM, the ***Optiplex 380 ***moves through applications easily. Though it is not "silent", the fan noise is minimal once the machine has booted and during operation.

With the Energy Saver mode engaged, (it is ENERGY STAR 5.0 standard and has an EPEAT Gold rating), these machines can be a great part of an overall move to conserve power. As this becomes more important for businesses, this option can be pre-configured. For those who do not have other recycling options, or want to "one stop shop", Dell offers machine recycle for a fee. (Personally, I like to do this locally).

The OptiPlex tool-less chassis design is easy accessed when entry is needed, but can be secured if the environment requires it. For a business that doesn't require "performance grade" audio, there is an inexpensive desktop card that offers "just enough" sound for the web pages employees should see.

Dell has configurable as well as "Fast Track" (pre-configured fast ship) options available and most come with 3-year hardware warranties standard. While the Optiplex line had some motherboard problems a few years ago, those were solved and this model seems very solid. Add a Dell E (economy) Series 22 or 24 inch monitor for an excellent desktop package.

If your business prefers to run with Ubuntu Linux, setting up a dual boot with v 10.4 was easy (though I disabled sound on the Linux install preferring not to spend time configuring it as it is a known issue. I'll update this review if I choose to add sound capability at a later date.).

If I had two complaints they would be:


1. Windows Operating System and Driver Disc media are no longer available to order in the Configurator (this is the online ordering system. I have not tried calling and asking an Account Manager to add these.). Dell utilities on the machine prompt the user to make these DVDs ... but some small businesses might fail to do this in a timely manner and regret that decision.

2. The last several I've ordered come with a pre-installed anti-malware software whether I want it or not (and the one they provide is **not** one I want). While I know how to uninstall these, one reason I go to the SMB machine line is to avoid "bundled software" I have to spend time removing.


This is a solid business machine ... and one I use at home as well. Priced right, long-lived, Dell has a winner!

Ease of Use
Quiet, low heat, accessible USB ports and front audio / microphone (nice for headsets). DVD drive has been used a lot and still functions very well.

Hardware Quality
Especially happy with ongoing durability of a frequently-used DVD drive.

Support & Service
The top score is given for ease of finding driver updates on the Dell site. Have not needed other support.

Durability
The hardware 'just works'.

Design
I didn't buy this for its aesthetics, but it blends in well with surroundings. Ports are easily accessible and power / dvd buttons are easy to find (even in the dark).

Performance
The machine has performed so well I haven't had to think about it.

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5.0

Bad computer to have

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from San Francisco, CA

Comments about Dell Opti 380 MT E7500 desktop computer:

The comeputer wasn't as good as I thought it would be. There are some hardware problems with the cooling unit of the harddrive. Whenever I play my video games at home during hot days, the computer overheats and malfunctions. I do not recommend buying this computer since it has a very cheap hardware on the cooling. The comeputer wasn't as good as I thought it would be. There are some hardware problems with the cooling unit of the harddrive. Whenever I play my video games at home during hot days, the computer overheats and malfunctions. I do not recommend buying this computer since it has a very cheap hardware on the cooling. The comeputer wasn't as good as I thought it would be. There are some hardware problems with the cooling unit of the harddrive. Whenever I play my video games at home during hot days, the computer overheats and malfunctions. I do not recommend buying this computer since it has a very cheap hardware on the cooling.

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2.0

Dell Opti 380 MT E7500 desktop problems right away

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from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Dell Opti 380 MT E7500 desktop computer:

Month One: Discovered hard drive was bad, sector errors. Dell support tried to convince me this was normal.This is not normal. Event viewer showed disk errors from day one. New disk arrived and Dell would not send out a tech. I had to re-install everything. Support from India was bad as support did not understand hard drive features. Drive was partioned incorrectly.

Month One day 3: Video started to flicker. Dell diagnostics failed to show video card errors. So no new card for me. Month one day 6. Found out the hard way dell diags purposefully??? do not fully test video cards.Ran another test with toolset I purchased from fry's... video card failed almost all tests. Dell is sending out a new video card. A manager called and was very mean and nasty about my request for a new video card.

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5.0

Dell Desktop Computer

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from San Jose, CA

Comments about Dell Opti 380 MT E7500 desktop computer:

The Dell Opti 380 desktop computer is one of the better products of Dell. I have had my computer for a year now and I am still in love with it. I installed Windows Seven operating system and it runs very smoothly. There is plently of gigabytes on the harddrive and the Duo Core makes it run very fast. THe graphics are pretty good for decent games and it is a very efficient computer. Really, this is one great computer. Dell does make some quality stuff sometimes and this one surely impressed me. I believe this computer is quite durable and will last me a couple of more years before I upgrade to something much nastier by Dell! You will not be disappointed with the price and quality of Dell's Opti Computer!

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5.0

One of the best from Dell

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from Collinsville, IL

Comments about Dell Opti 380 MT E7500 desktop computer:

If you are looking for a Dell computer, this is the one. I have had 0 problems with it and many many good things come from it. I never was a big fan of Dell's until now. Anyone will be happy with this system!

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5.0

Very nice desktop

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from Gilbert, SC

Comments about Dell Opti 380 MT E7500 desktop computer:

I first bought this dektop because i previously owned a hp computer. I enjoyed it very much. It did everything i needed as far as my programs and internet were needed. But i am very happy with my Dell. I haven't had any problems with it whatsoever. It's hard to find a computer you really enjoy as much as dell. Plus i enjoy the duo core processing. When i have lots of work going on at the sme time it gets the job done just as to what i needed it for. My last computer always gave me headaches wth all kinds of problems. I would have the blue screen of death and also power problems. But ten it just gave out and got hit by lightning. Which i definitly would suggest getting a surge protector. Not only for your pc but for your internet connection. Theonly problem i could see is the hard drive disk space. But that can be easily fixed wit external hard drives which do not cost so much nowadays if you look around. Well i'm happy with the product.

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5.0

The Dell computer Man E7500 desktop computer

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from Paintsville, KY

Comments about Dell Opti 380 MT E7500 desktop computer:

I have had the Dell computer systems for several years I have owned aleast 4 and have helped other people with the Dell product because I believe in it.  The techical support is the best in the industry and the rep. are very patience and kind.

I would and do tell my friend if they want a computer to do it all with very little knowledge then go and buy a Dell Computer.

I have a 530 series now but I would love to upgrade in the short future, but this one does so much and so easy for me to operate.

My next purchase would be a E7500 if it is still available or the next best thing to it.

Thanks a happy customer

Donald Haney

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4.0

Great desktop

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from Bellevue, WA

Comments about Dell Opti 380 MT E7500 desktop computer:

Dell Opti 380 MT E7500 desktop computer is a very attractive product to me when I saw it the first time in Bestbuy store - its good performance, high CPU speed, big memory, and most importantly - the lower price! This computer is very suitable for action gamers! I installed the latest version of action games - FIFA 2011, NBA 2011, and enjoyed so much on the high quality graphics as well as the camera motions! I liked the games but knew that they require strong desktop configurations and couldn't run well on mediocre desktops. That was why I picked this desktop - great design, great configurations, and discounted price! BY the way, I purchased this desktop on Thanksgiving deals in Bestbuy, and enjoyed the cashback and bestbuy rewards! Generally speaking, this desktop is very worth its price on its excellent performance and good quality. I would strongly recommend this product to you if you have got a chance to see it!

 

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4.0

Sturdy product

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from Portland, OR

Comments about Dell Opti 380 MT E7500 desktop computer:

I bought this product 1 year ago. Works fine so far. I used it for internet surfing and some home office thingy. The only problem is occationally it can not shut down properly and I have to manually shut down it.

Compare this one's price with other brand, I am satisfied with this computer.

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5.0

Super Desk Top Bang For The Buck

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from Fort Pierce, FL

Comments about Dell Opti 380 MT E7500 desktop computer:

Dell is just the way to go...theres not a better desktop processor available for this price...the dvd/cd burner is lightming fast with dual sided capabilities.....the gaming grapics and sound card are the best ive ever heard ,you truely need to buy this and see the results for yourself,thats the only way to truely experience the soundblaster card and the pure colors this system will offer you...its amazingly fasr,boots up super quick and has no flaws wahte so everell is just the way to go...theres not a better desktop processor available for this price...the dvd/cd burner is lightming fast with dual sided capabilities.....the gaming grapics and sound card are the best ive ever heard ,you truely need to buy this and see the results for yourself,thats the only way to truely experience the soundblaster card and the pure colors this system will offer you...its amazingly fasr,boots up super quick and has no flaws wahte so ever...go buy this thing will yaaaaa...lol

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