Dell Precision T3400
Released July, 2009
The Pros:Nvidia and ATI workstation graphics options. Supports up to 16GB of RAM. Fingerprint reader for keeping important work files under lock and key.
The Cons:Completely out of date at this point. Chassis design is very visually unappealing. X38 Express chipset upgrade path is very limited.
The T3400 is an entry-level model in Dell's Precision line of desktop computers. Based on Intel's X38 Express chipset, it targets power users and professionals in graphics-intensive fields. Although Dell presents buyers with several choices in components and specifications with the T3400, any combination will produce at least mid-range performance.
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In its basic configuration, it features a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 64-bit processor, 2 GB of RAM, and an 80GB hard drive, but it can be upgraded to a 2.93GHz Core 2 Extreme quad-core CPU with 8 GB of RAM and 750 GB of storage capacity. The T3400 also supports dual graphics, and is available with a range of graphics cards, from cheaper, 256MB models to a 1.5GB GDDR3 option in the form of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800. With broad customizability, Dell aims to satisfy a range of business and consumer needs with the Precision T3400.
- Processor options:
- Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-core, 2.4 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 4MB L3)
- Intel Core 2 Extreme (Dual-core, 2.93 GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 4MB L3)
- Intel Core 2 Quad (Quad-core, 2.5 GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 2x4MB L3)
- Intel X38 Express chipset
- 2 - 16 GB RAM
- 80 - 750 GB hard drive
- Graphics options:
- ATI FireGL V3600
- NVIDIA Quadro NVS 290
- NVIDIA Quadro FX 570
- NVIDIA Quadro FX 1700
- NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800
- Fingerprint reader
- 11 USB 2.0 ports
- Integrated SATA 3.0Gb/s controller
- Chassis: 17.6" x 6.8" x 18.4"
- Windows Vista Ultimate or Business, 32- or 64-bit, with optional XP downgrade
User Reviews (3)
Nvidia and ATI workstation graphics options.
Supports up to 16GB of RAM.
Fingerprint reader for keeping important work files under lock and key.
Completely out of date at this point.
Chassis design is very visually unappealing.
X38 Express chipset upgrade path is very limited.
Can only be configured with up to 750GB of storage.
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