Dell OptiPlex 790
The new Dell OptiPlex 790 has been added to the PC order form. The pricing is very similar to its predecessor, the OptiPlex 780, but there are some differences in its architecture.
- The base system does not include a parallel port. You will need to order the optional parallel port adapter if you wish to continue using a printer or document scanner that requires a parallel connection.
- The front side of the PC now has four USB ports.
- PS/2 ports are included in the base system again. This is a bit of a surprise, because PS/2 ports haven't been standard since the OptiPlex GX280 arrived in 2005. The need for PS/2 ports has decreased greatly over the years as the majority of keyboards and mice utilize a USB connection.
- An optional USB 3.0 controller is available. This could be useful if you purchase a USB 3.0 external hard drive or thumb drive. Data transfer between a PC and a USB 3.0 device is much faster. How much faster? You can read more about some speed comparisons at Y! Tech. One problem with the USB 3.0 controller is that it is located at the rear of the system, so access isn't very easy.
As always, you should call the Help Desk if you have any questions about filling out the PC order form.