Dell Optiplex 990

The Dell OptiPlex 990 was released in 2011 and includes the Q67 and Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 with 32GB. There are four sizes to choose from:

Mini Tower – standard four bays and four expansion slots that includes built-in hand grips

Desktop – adequate desktop space and high-level expandability. Incudes four expansion slots and two media drive bays

Small Form Factor – allows for an AIO stand and works well when situated in small spaces. Includes two expansion slots and two bays

Ultra-small Form Factor –no expansion slots but one internal bay, ideal for limited working spaces due to size

The Dell OptiPlex 990 has a 90 per cent efficient power supply and Dell Energy Smart Power Management Settings and a 10 per cent post-consumer recycled plastic. It brings cutting-edge security, services and manageability to your business and has several benefits including:

  • In-band and out-of-band management solutions
  • DELL KACE system management appliances
  • Encryption options, chassis intrusion switch and a security lock slot
  • DELL Custom Factory Integration service with applications, peripherals, security labs and asset tags

Disk image compatibility, Intel vPro management components, physical security features and easy to service chassis are also additional benefits of this desktop PC, the modern grey look fits well in most scenarios. OptiPlex 990 comes with Microsoft Office 2010 pre-installed in most cases and is configurable with a range of components.

The range of Dell OptiPlex was born in 1993 and aimed at education, enterprise and government market sectors. The OptiPlex 990 has built-in graphics that are more than adequate for day to day use and an AMD Radeon HD 6450 graphics card.

Dell originated in 1984 by creator Michael Dell who was a student at the University of Texas in Austin and in 1985 the first Dell computer was produced called the Turbo PC and grossed more than $73 million in the first year of operation.