Dell Precision T7400
Released March, 2009
The Pros:Capable and quite cooling system. Spacious case, enough for numerous components such as multiple graphics cards and hard drives. Strong, well constructed case.
The Cons:Possible driver issues with Windows XP 64-bit. Premium price (but well worth it in the long run).
The T7400 is a high-end model in Dell's Precision line of desktop computers. It features a dual-socket version of Intel's business-class, energy-efficient Xeon architecture. The T7400 is highly scalable, and can be built to deliver ultra-high performance in the most complex, graphics-intensive workstation applications.
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Buyers can upgrade from dual dual-core, 1.86GHz Intel Xeon processors, to one of nine dual quad-core options (8 cores total) in Intel's Xeon 5500 series, with clock speeds ranging up to 3.20 GHz. In its lowest configuration, the T7400 features 2 GB of RAM and an 80GB hard drive, but it can be upgraded to 6 GB of RAM (although up to 128 GB are supported) and 1.5 TB of storage capacity, with space for additional drives. The T7400 also supports dual graphics, and is available with a range of graphics cards, from cheaper, 256MB models to a 4.0GB GDDR3 option in the form of the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5800. With broad customizability, Dell aims to satisfy a wide range of upscale business needs with the Precision T7400.
- Processor options:
- Dual Intel Xeon E5502 (Dual-core, 1.86 GHz, 4.8GT/s FSB, 4MB L3)
- Dual Intel Xeon 5500 series (Quad-core, 2.00 - 3.20 GHz, 4.8-6.4GT/s FSB, 4-8MB L3)
- Intel 5400 chipset
- Intel Turbo Mode
- 2 - 6 GB RAM
- 80 GB - 1.5 TB hard drive
- NVIDIA Quadro or ATI FirePro graphics
- 8 USB 2.0 ports
- Chassis: 22.3" x 8.5" x 21.2"
- Windows Vista Ultimate or Business, 32- or 64-bit, with optional XP downgrade
- Available with Dell monitor, or dual monitors
User Reviews (1)
Capable and quite cooling system
Spacious case, enough for numerous components such as multiple graphics cards and hard drives
Strong, well constructed case
easily accessible component slots
Excellent business support by Dell
Vast range of configurations available, suitable for all budgets and needs
Possible driver issues with Windows XP 64-bit
Premium price (but well worth it in the long run)
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