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[Dell] DELL Precision 3240 Compact WorkStation(USFF) 2.3L i3-10100/8G $279/$313 i5-10500/8G $419/$470

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[Dell] DELL Precision 3240 Compact WorkStation(USFF) 2.3L i3-10100/8G $279/$313 i5-10500/8G $419/$470

This is a USFF(ultra small form factor ) workstation.
It is not for PC gamers. Please do not compare it with tower or SFF.
This is not a plug-and-play deal as you need to purchase an SSD and extra RAMs to finish this build.And yes, I know the AMD Ryzen 5 is better than Intel 10th I5, but there is no Ryzen 5 USFF workstation at this price range.  


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3Sdp-E8nDk

The Dell Precision 3240 Compact is a brand-new workstation line announced this year.  
It is the smallest workstation that Dell has ever built.
How small it is? Only 2.3L!
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Dimensions & Weight
1. Height: 188.10 mm (7.40") | 2. Width: 70.20 mm (2.76") | 3. Depth: 178.65 mm (7.03") | 4. Starting Weight: 1.71 kg (3.77 lbs)* 

Lenovo Tiny 1L<Precision 3240 Compact(USFF) 2.3L<Lenovo SFF 8L
 
If you are looking for a smaller build that has PCIe like me, I think this could be your best choice right now. 
How to get the deal:
1.     Sign Up for Dell 10% email coupon: https://www.dell.com/preferences/signup ... &c=ca&l=en
2.     Go to https://www.dell.com/en-ca/work/shop/de ... orkstation
3.     Click the “Customize & Buy” button of the $789 configuration.
4.     Customize:
  • Processor Intel Core i5-10500 (6 Core, 12M cache, base 3.1GHz, up to 4.5GHz) +$190
  • Operating System Ubuntu Linux 18.04 -$195
  • Storage Configuration (Boot Drive) C1 2.5 inch Boot HD $0
  • Hard Drive 500GB 5400rpm SATA 2.5" HDD -$160
  • Internal Speakers Internal speaker $0
 5.    Add to Cart 
6.     Enter the 10% Email Coupon and "SAVE50SBAFFFY21Q3" 50OFF
7.     The total price should be $511.6 


How to make this deal hotter? 
1.     Ebates is offering Dell for work 8% cashback!


2.     Amex Dell 10% cashback is still available!

 
The lowest price after two cashback should be $419.5
I understand that not everyone has the Amex offer, so let’s say $470.7 

What will you get for $470.7 or $419.5?
3 years Warranty (3 Years Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service)
Intel 10th i5 10500
Intel W480 Chipset
8G DDR4 2666
2 X DP (Two 4K @60Hz)
3 X M2 (1 for WIFI; 2 for SSD)

1 X PCI-E 8X Low Profile

Internal Speaker


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Ports & Slots1. Power button | 2. Universal Audio Jack | 3. Audio Line out / Line in port | 4. USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C™ (10Gbs) | 5. USB 3.2 Gen 2 with PowerShare (10Gbs) | 6. RJ-45 | 7. USB 3.2 Gen 1 with SmartPower-On | 8. USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbs) | 9. USB 3.2 Gen 1 | 10. Wedge lock | 11. Displayport 1.4 | 12. Displayport 1.4 | 13. Power adapter port  

For your reference, I also added these two options to my build:
Wireless: Qualcomm QCA61x4A 802.11ac Dual Band (2x2) Wireless Adapter + Bluetooth 4.1 with Ext. Whip Antenna $30I don’t need the WIFI because Hackintosh doesn’t support Qualcomm WIFI. But adding a WIFI will give you the preinstalled Antenna cable and Antenna.
Optional Integrated Video or USB Ports: Optional USB Type-C PCIe Card $30This USB-C has DP1.4 signal, $30 is a sweet price.  

Why do I think this one is better than the Acer and Lenovo one for me?
1.     It is a workstation with 3 years warranty.
2.     It is a USFF.
3.     1 more M2
4.     After 3 years, I could put in a Xeon W-1290 and ECC Memory to turn it into a server.  

You can find more information about the inside of this USFF here: https://topics-cdn.dell.com/pdf/precisi ... _en-us.pdf
Full Specifications can be found here: https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/ca ... lang=en-us

Update 1: Thanks to @imtonyho!
imtonyho wrote: coupon code SAVE50SBAFFFY21Q3 save extra $50!!
The -50 coupon and 10% OFF are stackable!!!!!

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Last edited by MichaelSun on Sep 14th, 2020 11:49 pm, edited 12 times in total.
Thread Summary
1. Email 10% Coupon
2. coupon code SAVE50SBAFFFY21Q3 save extra $50
3. Ebates 8% CB
4. Amex 10% CB

For i5-10500/8G
1+2+3=$470
1+2+3+4=$419

For i3-10100/8G
1+2+3=$313
1+2+3+4=$279
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Last edited by MichaelSun on Sep 14th, 2020 5:43 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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I have hp 800g1 small pc like this, more concern is fan noise, acer has 90mm fan, deadly silent, this one may not,
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What's the benefit of USFF over the Micro form factor?

Is it just the potential of a Pcie slot?
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Akitakara wrote: What's the benefit of USFF over the Micro form factor?

Is it just the potential of a Pcie slot?
First: Price
Second: Last generation Micro can only have 35W CPU(T). On USFF, 65w is standard and up to 80W
Third: Yes, the PCI-E. This will bring a lot of fun to play with.

BTW, This is the smallest workstation right now.
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googlebot wrote: I have hp 800g1 small pc like this, more concern is fan noise, acer has 90mm fan, deadly silent, this one may not,
When I was young I can not stand any fan smaller than 140mm.

But now:D

Too bad that my acer has terrible coil whine that I have to return it.
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restoreDVD wrote: I have Amex but how do I get the 10% cb offer?
Check the offers of each of your cards.

Some has extra MRs instead of 10% cashback.
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How long does it take to get the 10% off coupon?
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I already got in on the Lenovo SFF deal the OP posted last week but hats off to him for starting another brilliantly informative thread. Upvoted.
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CalgaryRunner wrote: I already got in on the Lenovo SFF deal the OP posted last week but hats off to him for starting another brilliantly informative thread. Upvoted.
Same. But I cancel my Lenovo order and jump to this one:
Cheaper and smaller!
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I prefer that over a sff with a tiny power supply that in a few years you will overpay to replace it. A power adapter cost a lot less usually.
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hackett40 wrote: I prefer that over a sff with a tiny power supply that in a few years you will overpay to replace it. A power adapter cost a lot less usually.
Right, the power adapter is used for many Dell laptops and desktops.
It is very easy to find a cheap replacement.

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