Dell Precision T1600 entry-level workstation now shipping

Dell Precision T1600 entry-level workstation now shipping

Summary: Announced back in February, Dell's Dell Precision T1600 entry-level workstation is ready for work.

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Announced back in FebruaryDell's Precision T1600 entry-level workstation is ready for work.

Powered by second-generation Intel Sandy Bridge (Core or Xeon) processors, the T1600 is touted as being 24% more powerful and faster than its predecessors. The machine is highly customizable with room for up to 16GB of memory and dual 2TB 3.5-inch SATA hard drives.

The T1600 also stands as an option for designers and others working with 3D as the workstation supports NVIDIA Quadro 2000 graphics. If 2D suffices your needs, then Intel Integrated HD graphics is the other option.

Dell also reminds us about the "tool less" chassis that opens with a single latch and doesn't require removing any screws. This is becoming a very common (and welcome) feature on both desktop workstations and personal computers.

Pricing starts normally at $829, but Dell is currently running a special so the system starts at $629. It isn't clear how long that deal will last, so act fast if you want this for your office space. For a closer look at the Precision T1600, check out the promo video below:

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  • RE: Dell Precision T1600 entry-level workstation now shipping

    I don't recommend it, I bought one and wanted to install 8 GB RAM but the vendor told me that because of a big in the T1600 it can only take 4 GB RAM??!!
    hamedma
    • a big?

      @hamedma [i]but the vendor told me that because of [b]a big[/b] in the T1600 it can only take 4 GB RAM??!![/i]

      A Big What?
      Badgered
    • RE: Dell Precision T1600 entry-level workstation now shipping

      @hamedma

      Hi, I am Ronald LeBert, the Dell Precision T1600 Product Marketing manager seen in the video above. The T1600 offers up to 16 GB ECC RAM, including options of 8 GB of NECC or ECC RAM. The only time we have limitations of 4 GB RAM is when paired with a 32bit OS, since 4 GB is the max memory recognized by that OS.
      rlebert
      • RE: Dell Precision T1600 entry-level workstation now shipping

        @rlebert
        My last Dell XPS computer died after 2.5 years of use due to the leaking capacitors. Why should I think this one is any better ?
        dcdavy
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    rlebert
  • RE: Dell Precision T1600 entry-level workstation now shipping

    We ordered 10 of these Dells last week, during installation, 2 of the machines failed to boot and need to be returned. We now must wait 8-10 days to get more systems. A 20% fail rate seems so not-Dell like.

    Anyone else having issues?
    jbusch@...