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Dell's OptiPlex 7090 Tower stands tall alongside Small Form Factor and Micro variants

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What you need to know

  • Three OptiPlex 7090 desktops are coming.
  • Two of them will have eco-friendly components.
  • Prices for the 7090 will start at $480.

Dell has three new desktops coming out. The OptiPlex 7090 line will feature a standard tower, a small form factor edition, and a micro variant since Dell knows that size matters when it comes to computer hardware.

The 7090 Tower will allow for powerful components up to and including the NVIDIA RTX 3070 (8 GB, GDDR6) GPU, 4TB of storage, and a wide array of Intel CPUs. The Small Form Factor 7090 will have similar hardware and be competitive in most component areas, though it will offer fewer GPU and CPU options, among other limitations. Meanwhile, the 7090 Micro will sport drastically fewer customization options and weaker overall hardware, as is to be expected with a micro variant.

One item Dell points out about the 7090 Tower and Small Form Factor models is that they'll be "the world's first PCs available with closed-loop recycled aluminum in the hard drive," a claim based on its own internal analysis. The company has many sustainability goals on the table right now, and this is one step toward achieving them.

Here are the three 7090 PCs' specs:

Dell OptiPlex 7090 Tower

CategorySpec
OSWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro Education
Ubuntu 20.04
Processor10th Gen Intel
Core i3-10105
Core i3-10305
Core i5-10505
Core i5-10400
Core i5-10500
Core i5-10600
Core i7-10700
Core i9-10900
11th Gen Intel
Core i5-11400
Core i5-11500
Core i5-11600
Core i7-11700
Core i7-11700K
Core i9-11900
Core i9-11900K
RAMUp to 128GB DDR4-3200MHz
Dual-channel
Four SODIMM slots
GraphicsIntel UHD
NVIDIA GTX 1660 Super
NVIDIA RTX 3070
AMD Radeon 540
AMD Radeon 550
AMD Radeon RX 640
StorageUp to 2TB SATA HDD (2.5)
Up to 4TB SATA HDD (3.5)
Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe 3 SSD
Up to 2TB M.2 PCIe 4 SSD
Up to 1TB M.2 SSD (Self-encrypting)
PortsFront:
Two USB-A 2.0
USB-A 3.2 (Gen 2)
USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2)
3.5mm audio
Rear:
USB-A 3.2 (Gen 2)
Two USB-A 2.0
Three USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1)
USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2)
RJ45 Ethernet
Two DP 1.4
Serial
PS/2
Optical drive8x DVD-RW
8x DVD-ROM
ConnectivityWi-Fi 5
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth 5.1
AudioDual 2W speakers
MaxxAudio Pro
PSU260W 80 Plus Bronze
300W 80 Plus Platinum
360W 80 Plus Platinum
500W 80 Plus Platinum
Dimensions14.45 (H) x 6.65 (W) x 11.84 (D) inches
(367mm x 169mm x 300.8mm)
Weight22.53 pounds (10.22kg)

Dell OptiPlex 7090 Small Form Factor

CategorySpec
OSWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro Education
Ubuntu 20.04
Processor10th Gen Intel
Core i3-10105
Core i3-10305
Core i5-10505
Core i5-10400
Core i5-10500
Core i5-10600
Core i7-10700
Core i9-10900
11th Gen Intel
Core i5-11400
Core i5-11500
Core i5-11600
Core i7-11700
Core i9-11900
RAMUp to 128GB DDR4-3200MHz
Dual-channel
Four SODIMM slots
GraphicsIntel UHD
AMD Radeon 540
AMD Radeon 550
AMD Radeon RX 640
StorageUp to 2TB SATA HDD (2.5)
Up to 4TB SATA HDD (3.5)
Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe 3 SSD
Up to 1TB M.2 SSD (Self-encrypting)
PortsFront:
Two USB-A 2.0
USB-A 3.2 (Gen 2)
USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2)
3.5mm audio
Rear:
Three USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1)
USB-A 3.2 (Gen 2)
Two USB-A 2.0
Two PS/2
Serial
Two DP 1.4
RJ45 Ethernet
AudioMono 2W speaker
MaxxAudio
Optical drive8x DVD-RW
ConnectivityWi-Fi 5
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth 5.1
PSU200W 80 Plus Bronze
300W 80 Plus Platinum
Dimensions11.42 (H) x 3.65 (W) x 11.53 (D) inches
(290mm x 92.6mm x 292.8mm)
Weight9.84 pounds (4.46kg)

Dell OptiPlex 7090 Micro

CategorySpec
OSWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 IoT Enterprise
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro Education
Ubuntu 20.04
ProcessorUp to 11th Gen
Intel Core i9-11900T
RAMUp to 64GB DDR4-3200MHz
Dual-channel
Two SODIMM slots
GraphicsIntel UHD
AMD Radeon RX 640
StorageUp to 2TB SATA HDD (2.5)
Up to 1TB SATA HDD (3.5)
Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe 3 SSD
Up to 2TB M.2 PCIe 4 SSD
Up to 1TB M.2 SSD (Self-encrypting)
PortsFront:
USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2x2)
USB-A 3.2 (Gen 2)
3.5mm audio
Rear:
RJ45 Ethernet
Serial
Two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1)
Two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 2)
Two DP 1.4
AudioDual 2W speakers
MaxxAudio Pro
ConnectivityWi-Fi 5
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth 5.1
Power90W, 130W, 180W AC adapter
Dimensions7.16 (H) x 7.02 (W) x 1.41 (D) inches
(182mm x 178.5mm x 36mm)
Weight2.87 pounds (1.3kg)

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As stated by Dell, the starting prices for each model are:

  • 7090 Micro Tower: $526.91
  • 7090 Small Form Factor: $517.47
  • 7090 Micro Form Factor: $480.28

Dell's May slate is pretty large, so keep checking Windows Central for other announcements pertaining to the company's desktop efforts. Beyond just the OptiPlex 7090 line, there are plenty of other business-class desktops offering the latest in hardware and power.

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