Pros

  • Innovative case design
  • Very quiet

Cons

  • Integrated graphics models have VGA only
  • Some parts could be expensive to replace

At A Glance

Superb internal design makes this business system ultraquiet and very easy to work on. Same-day on-site service is optional.

Manufacturer’s Description

The OptiPlex 740 is an energy-efficient mainstream business desktop featuring the power of AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors and the performance of Dell's technology, tools and services. Customized deployment, remote management and flexible security features can help you simplify your operations and increase your productivity while providing great value.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number BPCWCTZ1
Inventory Number 25856
Processor
Processor type Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Processor speed 2200.0 MHz
Processor count 1
Display
Display size 20.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Dell E207WFP
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset GeForce 6150 LE
Video Bus Integrated
Video Memory Type Using main memory
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 160.0 GB
Drive Controllers Serial ATA
Expansion slots
Number of PCI-Express x16 slots 1.0
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI-Express x1 slots 1.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 2.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Ethernet - RJ45
  • Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A)
  • Serial - 9 pin D-shell (EIA 574/232)
  • Serial Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x5)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0
  • Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 4
Parallel Port Yes
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR2
Memory max 8192.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 7.36 inches
Depth 17.52 inches
Height 16.1 inches
Weight 12363.636 pounds
Warranty
Warranty information 3 Year Limited Warranty
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 8.0
Optical Drive Type DVD+R DL/DVD±RW
Included Drives 1
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Business (32 bit)
Other Features
Devices
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
Case
Chassis style Tower (Mini)
3.5 Inch Internal Bays 2.0
External Drive Bays 3.0
Internal Drive Bays 2.0

Warranty Information

3 Year Limited Warranty

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 70.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Superior
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 364.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 409.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 390.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 675.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 614.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 846.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 309.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 898.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 274.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 459.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Poor