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Posted by Vlad Tabaranu on 13th Sep 2016
Fast, sleek and powerful the Dell Optiplex 980 Mini Tower, is a Quad Core i7 refurbished computer that's waiting to be pick up and loved. The silver aluminium shell brings high-speed i3, i5 and i7 processors (CPU), reliable DDR3 memory and supports high resolution graphics.
Allowing you to have the best of both worlds the refurbished Dell Optiplex 980 Mini Tower can be used for both work and gaming. Leveraging up to 4 simultaneous video displays, It also has 4 memory DIMMS and takes up to 16GB DDR3 memory which can power through even the most demanding applications or games.
It features a 90% Efficient PSU (small amount of wasted energy), plenty of space for expandability (2 full height PCIe x16, 2 full height PCI), fits two 3.5" hard drives (but there can be fitted a 2.5" SSD if desired) and many security and system management options that can transform the Dell Optiplex 980 Mini Tower into a proper office / business machine as well.
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Finally, no matter the purpose you're buying a refurbished computer for (business / office work or gaming), the Dell Optiplex 980 Mini Tower can be configured to sustain any of the tasks you throw at it. And if you add to all that a SSD as well, then you've got your beast! My suggestion: configure and order !
Dell Optiplex 980 family
What is a Processor?
A central processing unit (CPU) is the electronic circuitry within a computer that carries out the instructions of a computer program by performing the basic arithmetic, logical, control and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions. The term has been used in the computer industry at least since the early 1960s. Traditionally, the term "CPU" refers to a processor, more specifically to its processing unit and control unit (CU), distinguishing these core elements of a computer from external components such as main memory and I/O circuitry.
What is a DDR3?
Double data rate type three SDRAM (DDR3 SDRAM) is a type of synchronous dynamic random-access memory (SDRAM) with a high bandwidth ("double data rate") interface, and has been in use since 2007. It is the higher-speed successor to DDR and DDR2 and predecessor to DDR4 synchronous dynamic random-access memory (SDRAM) chips. DDR3 SDRAM is neither forward nor backward compatible with any earlier type of random-access memory (RAM) because of different signalling voltages, timings, and other factors.
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