Pros

  • Strong general performance for its class

Cons

  • Unusual design hampers accessibility
  • Hefty asking price

At A Glance

The Optiplex 780 USFF offers competitive performance in a space-saving design, but Dell is asking a bit much for what it delivers.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
Processor speed 3.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor Yes
Monitor model number Dell P2210H
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Integrated intel GMA 4500
Storage
Drive size 250.0 GB
Drive Controllers Serial ATA II
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • DisplayPort
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x5)
  • Video - 15 pin High-Density D-shell (VGA)
  • eSATA
Ethernet Type
  • Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
  • Wireless Ethernet - 300 Mbps IEEE802.11 Draft N
Memory
Memory size 4096.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Optical Drive
Included Drives 1
optical_drive_1 HL-DT-ST GT10N
optical_model_1 HL-DT-ST GT10N
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Case
Chassis style Compact
Chassis Color Black

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 116.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 208.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 326.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 174.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking 247.0
Content Creation
Image Editing 319.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 427.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 512.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 182.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 431.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 190.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 14.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 7.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 6.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 3.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 11.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 5.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 4.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 2.9   Frames per second (higher is better)