Dell OptiPlex 24 7000 Series All-In-One (7440) Review (2024)

The Dell OptiPlex 24 7000 Series All-In-One (7440) (starts at $849, $1,654.50 as tested) is a terrific business all-in-one desktop that has a vivid 4K screen and tons of I/O ports, and is a strong performer on the kinds of tasks that will matter most to you at work. It's expensive, but if your business is in need of reliable new desktops that won't give your IT technicians headaches, the OptiPlex 7440 is an ideal choice. It replaces the HP EliteOne 800 as our Editors' Choice for business all-in-ones.

Design and Features
The OptiPlex 7440 ($899.00 at PCMag Shop) is corporate black in color, and measures 15.5 by 22.6 by 2.5 inches (HWD) and weighs 15.9 pounds. Like the Lenovo ThinkCentre E93z , it looks like just a lone monitor—our review unit shipped with the basic height-adjustable stand, although you can order the system with an articulating stand (like the one on the HP EliteOne 800) if you prefer. The stand is thick, black, and brushed matte to match the monitor, and there's a large hole in its middle for a little fit of design fancy. You can adjust the stand to view the monitor at a slight angle (about 30 degrees), and it allows you to swivel the monitor and switch it between Landscape and Portrait modes. Our review unit also shipped with a chiclet-style wired keyboard and wired mouse, which both performed smoothly; a wireless keyboard and mouse set is optional.

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The screen is one of the main selling points of the OptiPlex 7440. It's a 23.8-inch panel that's bright and crisp, with a 3,840-by-2,160 (4K) resolution (the first we've seen on a business all-in-one) and an antiglare coating. As with the Apple iMac 27-Inch With Retina 5K Display ( at Amazon) , it's a non-touch display, but touch screen customization is available for around $50 more. You can also outfit the unit with a 1080p HD display, like the one you'll find on the less expensive Dell OptiPlex 3240 (829.00 Base Configuration at Dell Technologies) , and pay about $500 less. Videos look excellent on the screen, which also uses IPS technology to ensure wide viewing angles. At the top of the monitor is a 2-megapixel full-HD camera for video calls, and surrounding the screen is a thick black bezel that juts out slightly. Under the screen is an LED that blinks when the monitor is asleep and glows steadily when it's awake.

Most of the I/O ports are located in a recessed area on the back of the desktop, beneath where the stand connects to the monitor. The ports are a little difficult to reach, but the above-average number of them on the desktop is a definite plus. In addition to the jack for the AC adapter, there are four USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI 1.4 In/Out port, and a DisplayPort connector. On the left side are two more USB 3.0 ports, a smart card reader, and a headphone jack. On the right edge you'll find the optical drive, plus the Power button, the Sleep button, and two buttons for controlling screen brightness.

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Dell has made the OptiPlex 7440 as simple to repair and upgrade as the Dell OptiPlex 9030 Touch : Just pop off the stand from the monitor to access the hard drive and memory. Our review unit shipped with a 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM, which should be enough internal storage and memory for most business users. Added security features on the system include Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 and a chassis lock support slot. For wireless connectivity, you get dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. The system comes with Windows 10 Pro and only a few preinstalled utilities. Dell covers the OptiPlex 7440 with a three-year limited warranty.

Performance
The OptiPlex 7440's 3.3GHz Intel Core i5-6600 processor and integrated Intel HD Graphics 530 combine to give the desktop solid performance overall. On the PCMark 8 Work Conventional test, which tests a system's ability to handle day-to-day computing tasks, the OptiPlex 7440 scored a solid 2,911. That's a little behind the HP Sprout ($280.00 at eBay) (3,381) and the OptiPlex 9030 Touch (3,150), though not enough to make much of a difference.

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One area where the OptiPlex 7440 particularly excels is multimedia, likely due to the presence of the current-generation Core i5 CPU. The system finished our Photoshop CS6 test in 3 minutes, 16 seconds—quicker than the Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display (3:19) and the Dell OptiPlex 9030 Touch (3:25). The only desktop faster than the OptiPlex 7440 in the test was the HP EliteOne 800 (3:05). On the Handbrake video encoding test, the OptiPlex 7440 finished in 1 minute, 14 seconds, barely edging out the Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display (1:15) and just behind the HP Sprout (1:13). The Dell's score of 591 in CineBench R15 was just ahead of the Dell OptiPlex 9030 Touch's 496 but behind the HP Sprout's 687.

In graphics testing, the OptiPlex 7440 performed decently, but was mostly beaten by other all-in-one PCs. On the 3DMark Cloud Gate test, using medium settings, the desktop scored 6,441—by no means a bad result, but other desktops, such as the HP Sprout (9,390), performed better. On the Heaven test, the OptiPlex 7440 similarly managed an okay 20 frames per second (fps) on medium settings, the same as the Lenovo ThinkCentre E93z (20fps), but still fell far short of the impressive 62fps of the Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display. Graphics capabilities are usually a secondary consideration in business settings, however, so don't let these results put you off if you need an all-in-one for other uses.

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Conclusions
The Dell OptiPlex 24 Series All-In-One (7440) is a fine business all-in-one, and the first we've seen with a 4K display, which gives workers more screen space. It has a fast Intel Core i5 processor along with plenty of usable storage on a speedy SSD and enough I/O ports to meet all of your needs, and it performs work and multimedia tasks admirably. The $1,600 price tag is hefty, but all told, we think it's worth it. We recommend the Dell OptiPlex 7440 over the HP EliteOne 800 for its newer hardware and competent performance.

Dell OptiPlex 24 7000 Series All-In-One (7440)

4.0

Editors' Choice

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MSRP $849.00

Pros

  • Crisp 4K display.

  • Strong multimedia performance.

  • Many I/O ports.

Cons

  • Pricey.

  • Recessed I/O ports in back.

The Bottom Line

The Dell OptiPlex 7440 AIO is an excellent business all-in-one desktop with good performance, plenty of ports, and a 4K screen that gives you more space to work.

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