Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra Review: All in one Setup

December 7, 2020

Introduction:

 

The Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra is one of the smallest mini PCs we have ever seen. It has a design that is much smaller than the Apple Mac mini. But what’s most outstanding about this specific PC is how fine the OptiPlex 7070 Ultra goes beyond being easy to hide, and simply vanishes into your desktop setup.

Design

The 7070 Ultra is honestly surprising in its slenderness. It measures around 10.08 x 3.78 by 1.1 inches and weighs only 1.16 pounds. The design is elegant, slim, and compact, even for a mini PC. Although many mini PCs utilize their tiny size to offer some interesting mounting options. They either let you put the small box behind a monitor or under a desk. However, the 7070 Ultra takes this idea further, with a design that can be mounted inside a monitor stand. Wow right? 

The final look is something like an integrated all-in-one desktop computer, where the stand is solid enough that you could easily overlook the PC inside.

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Setup

The 7070 Ultra is a very slim rectangle shaped mini PC. The additional monitor has a unique stand that hides the mini PC inside it to create an integrated all-in-one system. However, the monitor acts as a separate display for any PC you wish to link it up with. The 7070 Ultra is designed in such a way that it can function as an individual device as well. Due to this, setting up the 7070 Ultra is a little complicated. In addition to, attaching the stand to the monitor, you will also have to partially take the stand away from each other to install the mini PC. 

Performance:

This setup came with an 8th-generation Intel Core i7-8665U processor, a laptop-grade CPU that is made to deliver good multitasking and speedy performance in a very compact design. It also has 16GB of RAM and a 512GB solid-state drive. Even with all this, the OptiPlex 7070 Ultra is unpredictably nimble.

Ports:

The Optiplex 7070 Ultra has a remarkably strong selection of ports along the edges of its slim framework. On one side you will find a combination audio jack, a single USB 3.1 Type-A port, and a USB Type-C port that looks like a DisplayPort. The majority of the ports are alongside the bottom, with a pair of USB 3.0 jacks, an Ethernet connection, and another USB-C port that functions as the power connector for the system.

Conclusion

We can easily say that the Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra is a fresh take on the mini PC. However, the present design has some real flukes, with burdensome setup and cable installation. But as a mini PC, the OptiPlex 7070 Ultra is a strong competitor for our favourite office mini PC, due to its amazing performance and business-friendly design. The ability to switch out the PC or the display while keeping the same all-in-one environment is a very cool option for companies.

 

 

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