OptiPlex 740 Desktop

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Performance, stability and choice

Organizations seeking a cost-effective desktop solution that combines a long, stable lifecycle with industry-standard features.

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OptiPlex 740 Family


Essential Remote Management

A proven, reliable platform engineered for customers looking to balance stability, performance, and value

The Dell OptiPlex 740 is the right choice for customers aiming to balance image stability and end-user performance. Dell extends the OptiPlex 740's value by offering a longer lifecycle with proven industry-standard features such as ASF 2.0, TPM 1.2, and RAID. With support for new AMD Business Class long-lifecycle processors, the OptiPlex 740 is maximized for performance, manageability, and stability for years to come. Simplify desktop computing with the OptiPlex 740.

Essential Remote Management

Capabilities that allow a growing business to have greater control. So you have more time for projects that can help an enterprise work better, faster and more efficiently.
  • Alert Standard Format standards-based technology (ASF 2.0) delivers enhanced security measures over the previous generation.
  • Dell Client Manager Standard (DCM) is a no-charge console download that gives IT administrators a range of remote management capabilities - including hardware discovery and inventory, configuration control and BIOS patch management - that help them streamline remote management of Dell client assets and reduce desk-side visits.
Power Efficiency

Power Efficiency

Dell offers an approach to energy that others don't. We think beyond the power supply to power management across the enterprise. That's why the OptiPlex 740 not only gives you default Energy Smart Configurations but tools like an online energy calculator to help you choose configurations that best fit your needs. We believe that saving your resources should go hand in hand with saving the Earth's resources.
  • Dell Energy Smart power management settings enabled out of the Dell factory, consumes up to 54% less power than systems disabling power management.*
  • Dell's 80% efficient power supplies are up to 10 - 12% more efficient than previous generation power supplies.
  • New processors with AMD Cool 'n' Quiet 2.0 technology help save energy without sacrificing performance.
Energy Calculator

Use Dell's Energy Calculator to compare and configure your OptiPlex 740 system for optimal efficiency.*

Dell Energy Calculator
Smart Security

Smart Security

Strategic, comprehensive endpoint solutions for all types of businesses.
  • Data Security and Recovery with RAID 1 support ensures real time redundancy for data - helping to keep your business files intact and accessible.
  • CompuTrace® tracking capability incorporated into the BIOS to help reduce losses from theft.
  • TPM 1.2 helps protect the network from unauthorized access, while enabling multi-factor authentication with smart card and biometric readers to enhance security capabilities for email, web access and data protection.
Dell Deployment Services

Dell Deployment Services

To stay ahead and efficient, organizations must regularly update their technology and mobility infrastructure to current standards. Dell makes this easy with deployment service options that are designed to provide everything you need to optimize deployment no matter your scale, keeping costs down and helping to improve user experience.
  • Dell's ImageDirect is a web-based, hosted image tool that helps make it easy for you to create, manage and load your custom images to Dell client systems.
  • Dell Advanced Configuration Services speed deployment via pre-configuration of your custom settings.
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Assessment and Dell Deployment can help you assess your PC deployment process to Windows Vista, recommending ways to help improve the process and maximize your IT return.


  • Network Interface:

    Broadcom® 575 Gigabit Ethernet LAN solution 10/100/1000 Ethernet with Full ASF 2.0 and PXE support

Ports, Slots & Chassis

  • Chassis: Slots, Bays, and More...


    Number of Bays
    2 internal 3.5", 1 external 3.5", 2 external 5.25"

    H: 16.1" W: 7.4" D: 17.0"
    H: 40.8cm W: 18.7cm D: 43.3cm

    2 full height PCI
    -(H: 4.2" X L: 11")
    1 PCIe x16 full height graphics,
    -(H: 4.2" X L: 9")
    1 PCIe x1 full height
    -(H: 4.2" X L: 9")


    Number of Bays
    1 internal 3.5", 1 external 3.5", 1 external 5.25"

    H: 15.7" W: 4.5" D: 13.9"
    H: 39.9cm W: 11.4cm D: 35.3cm

    2 low-profile PCI
    -(H: 2.5" X L: 6.6")
    1 low-profile PCIe x16 graphics
    -(H: 2.5" X L: 6.6")
    Optional Riser converts the PCIe and PCI to either 1 PCIe and 1 PCI or 2 PCI - variable height
    -(H: 4.2" X L: 6.6")

    Small Form Factor

    Number of Bays
    1 internal 3.5", 1 external 3.5", 1 external 5.25"

    H: 12.4" W: 3.7" D: 13.4"
    H: 31.4cm W: 9.3cm D: 34.0cm

    1 low-profile PCI
    -(H: 2.5" X L: 6.6")
    1 low-profile PCIe x16 graphics
    -(H: 2.5" X L: 6.6")

    Network Interface - Broadcom® 575 Gigabit Ethernet LAN solution 10/100/10005 Ethernet with Full ASF 2.0 and PXE support

    I/O Ports

    1: - Stereo in, stereo out (back) & stereo out (front), headphone
    2: - RJ-45 network port
    3: - 8 USB 2.0 ports, 2 front & 5 back and 1 internal
    4: - 1 VGA port
    5: - 1 parallel port
    6: - 1 serial port


  • Mini-Tower:

    305W: Standard and 80PLUS options available


    280W: Standard and 80PLUS options available

    Small Form Factor:

    275W: Standard and 80PLUS options available


Dell ProSupport

Designed to address the technology challenges you face today, Dell ProSupport* starts with a service model designed for IT professionals like you.

Dell ProSupport for IT provides:  
  • 7x24 direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Fast-track dispatch for Dell-certified technicians
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers

    Dell ProSupport for End-Users is designed for organizations with limited or no dedicated IT staff. End-users receive 24x7 direct break-fix hardware support plus “how-to” support on popular software applications such as Norton™ AntiVirus, Microsoft® Office, Microsoft Small Business Server, Intuit® QuickBooks®, Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe Acrobat®. To purchase Dell ProSupport for End-Users, please contact your Dell sales representative.

    Additional Dell ProSupport options align to the way you use technology — rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, your productivity and your sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to help reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure. 

    Mission-Critical 4-hour onsite service* with 6-hour hardware repair offers priority onsite service to get you back up and running fast.
    Asset Management and Protection help protect sensitive data.
    • Accidental damage protection* repairs or replaces accidentally damaged systems
    Enterprise-Wide Contract provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:
    • Designated service delivery manager
    • Performance benchmarking and custom reporting
    • Planning and assessments
    Specialized Onsite Options – Allow you to augment your daily IT management or tap into specific technical expertise for critical projects when needed. Recommended options for notebooks include:

    • Onsite Parts Management to help minimize downtime by having parts at your fingertips
    • Onsite Personnel to augment your IT staff
    • Onsite Diagnosis for accelerated troubleshooting.
    Data Management and Protection
    • Keep Your Hard Drive* helps you retain control of sensitive data.
    • Hard Drive Data Recovery provides unlimited attempts to recover data from a failed hard drive.
    • Certified Data Destruction wipes your hard drive clean and destroys data.
    Proactive Maintenance - Maximizes the availability and stability of your infrastructure proactively. The package includes a detailed system assessment and implementation of driver or firmware updates and upgrades for your server or storage systems.

    Remote Advisory Options - Provide telephone and Internet access to technical expertise for specialized applications and solutions such as Microsoft Exchange, Virtualization, and more.

    Customization and Set-Up

    Deployment Services
    Our end-to-end deployment services are designed to simplify and accelerate the customization and utilization of your new systems. Dell Deployment Services include everything from order consolidation to coordination of deployment resources.
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    Managed Deployment
    Dell Managed Deployment Services are for customers who need a complete, end-to-end deployment solution. Managed deployments are useful within complex logistical environments which require a single point of contact.
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    Custom Factory Integration
    Dell offers custom factory integration services to help accelerate your system deployments. We can perform a range of services such as custom configuration, consolidation and integration in our factory so that you can deploy your systems right out of the box.
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    ImageDirect is a web-based, hosted image management service that enables customers to easily create, manage, and load custom images for Dell commercial client systems.
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    Additional Services

    Asset Recovery Services
    Asset Recovery Services offers safe and environmentally-appropriate disposal solutions for outdated or end-of-life IT assets. This service includes transportation, flexible logistics, equipment processing, detailed data security and environmental reports at an affordable price.
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