Dell OptiPlex 7010 MT vs. Dell OptiPlex 9010 MT
Comparison and Differences
|Model||Dell OptiPlex 7010 MT||Dell OptiPlex 9010 MT|
|Form factor||Mini Tower||Mini Tower|
|CPU options||Intel Gen2&3 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;||Intel Gen2&3 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;|
|Dedicated GPU *||GeForce GTX 1650 Super||GeForce GTX 1650 Super|
|RAM||DIMM DDR3-1333/1600||DIMM DDR3-1333/1600|
|RAM speed||1600 MT/s||1600 MT/s|
|RAM max||32 GB||32 GB|
|USB ports||(4x)USB-A 3.0; (6x)USB-A 2.0;||(4x)USB-A 3.0; (6x)USB-A 2.0;|
|Video ports||(2x) DisplayPort 1.1; VGA;||(2x) DisplayPort 1.1; VGA;|
|Other ports||Serial; (2x) PS2; RJ45; Hdph; Mic; Line-Out; Line-In;||Serial; (2x) PS2; RJ45; Hdph; Mic; Line-Out; Line-In;|
|PCI slots||PCIe 3.0 x16; PCIe 2.0 x1; PCI; PCIe 2.0 x16 (wired x4);||PCIe 3.0 x16; PCIe 2.0 x1; PCI; PCIe 2.0 x16 (wired x4);|
|Drive bays||(2x) 3.5in/2.5in; (2x) 5.25in;||(2x) 3.5in/2.5in; (2x) 5.25in|
|PSU||ATX 275 W||ATX 275 W|
|Weight||9.4 kg (20.68 lb)||9.4 kg (20.68 lb)|
|Price**||Check Price||Check Price|
Differences between Dell OptiPlex 7010 MT and Dell OptiPlex 9010 MT
Form factor wise the models are the same. This means that they are of similar size and form.
The two models have the same generation of Intel processors. We think that the 3 generation of Intel Processors have enough power to execute all of the home and office tasks that most people will care to do.
RAM slots is where your insert your RAM sticks. Each of those two models has 4 RAM slot(s) which should be taken into account when planning how much and what combination of RAM you are going to need.None of the desktops has an advantage when it comes to the speed of the RAM being used. Both models support RAM speeds of up to 1600. In addition, you will be able to install the same amount of RAM in both models, and most probably 32 GB of RAM will be enough for most people. However, if you will be needing more RAM, make sure to check other desktop models too.
Both models have the same amount of USB ports for total count of 10. If this is not enough, using a USB hub is always a viable option. None of the desktop models has a USB 3.1 port (10Gb/s), so if you need a fast connection to your peripherals, like external Solid State Drive, you will need to look elsewhere.
The DisplayPort is usually the more popular video port used with desktops and laptops, while the HDMI is used predominantly in consumer electronics. That's why, it is good to see that both of the models come with a DisplayPort.
None of the models has an HDMI port. If your monitor supports only the HDMI interface, you will need to buy an adapter. Such adapters are cheap so nothing to worry about.
SATA slots are located on the motherboard and it is where SSD, HDD and Optical Disk Drives are connected. Each of the two models being compared have 4 SATA slot(s). Keep in mind that having too few SATA slots might limit your options for connecting additional memory drives.
M.2 SSD interface allows you to transfer data with higher speeds compared to the old SATA interface. Unfortunately, neither the Dell OptiPlex 7010 MT, nor the Dell OptiPlex 9010 MT has one. However, you can still use a SATA SSD drive which should give you satisfactory performance.Remark: Make sure that the available M.2 slot supports the PCIe (also called NVMe) interface. This is important as there are M.2 slots which support only the inferior SATA III interface. For comparison, the SATA III interface has max speeds of 6Gb/s, while the PCIe 3.0 x4 will support speeds up to 32Gb/s!
Looking at the Power Supply Unit (PSU) of the two models we don't see any differences. For either of them you get a maximum power of 275 Watts. However be careful, many models have more than one power supply option. When buying your computer, it is a good idea to get a version with the most powerful PSU. This will potentially allow you to upgrade to a more powerful GPU for example.