Video on LBRY Video on Youtube With the recent acquisition of the Dell Optiplex 780 DT (desktop), my collection is complete. I talk about some of the differences between the form factors and what I plan to use them for. Post shown in article: https://retroedge.tech/microblog/optiplex-780-collection/
Earlier this week, I got desktop (DT) version of the Dell Optiplex 780, which is second from the right in the picture. I already had the mini-tower (MT), small form-factor (SFF) and ultra small form-factor (USFF) 780 computers. My recent acquisition of the DT completes my collection! The Optiplex 780 DT that just came in has a Pentium Dual Core processor. I’ll soon be upgrading it to a Core 2 Duo, probably the E8400.
The Dell Vostro 200 is a great example of a Core 2 Duo computer on the LGA775 platform. It’s easy to get these second hand or in the electronics recycling bin. Vostro is a business class brand from Dell, but it’s a step down from their Optiplex line and uses the same parts and styling as some of their Inspiron models. The Vostro 200 is almost identical to the Inspiron 530 and uses the same motherboard with different firmware.