Dell OptiPlex 7060 Micro

Sound

Realtek ALC3234 and 2W speaker. You can enable Dolby Access for headphones by a Microsoft Store codec purchase.

Wireless

The review unit came with an Intel Wireless-AC 9560, Dual-band 2×2 with MU-MIMO and Bluetooth 5 with an external antenna. We like the AC 9560 module, and its performance is excellent. At 2m from our reference D-Link AC5300 router it achieves 866Mbps and a 6m is 760Mbps.

Power brick

Our unit has a 19.5V/4.62 (90W) supply and the full version Intel 65W processors come with a 130W brick.

Keyboard and mouse

The standard corded keyboard and mouse remind me why I use Logitech G series Bluetooth mice and mechanical keyboards.

It’s not that the Dell is bad, but they are by no means fit for my commercial use. The key throw is a generous 3mm, and the actuation force is 50g. Keys are well spaced, and the arrow keys are separate. The mouse needs a mouse pad.

Maintenance

Del has an amazing array of online service, upgrade and repair guides – the most comprehensive I have seen.

Access is via a single knurled knob and slide-off cover. User, replaceable items include 2 x slot RAM, M.2 and 2,5 SSD, Processor, WLAN M.2 card, coin battery and fan. Ten-out-of-ten.

Dell OptiPlex 7060 Micro

GadgetGuy’s take – Dell OptiPlex 7060 Micro – good things come in small packages

As readers will be aware we quite like Intel NUC and ASUS Vivi-mini SFF PCs. We now add Dell OptiPlex 7060 Micro to that esteemed list.

It offers whisper quite a performance (the 35W unit as tested) in a book-sized PC with all the ports. I would have liked to try the USB-C Alt Mode option, but we can wait until this device comes standard with Thunderbolt 3 – awesome for expansion.

For an SMB user it is a no-brainer. If you have existing monitors just buy the box and select Dell warranty options (3-years is standard, but you can get more).

For a home user it is a fully-fledged PC with Bluetooth, and more so you could use it as a PC, media centre etc.

What I am impressed with is Dell’s website and comprehensive customisation options.

Dell OptiPlex 7060 Micro – good things come in small packages
Name: Dell OptiPlex 7060 Micro Price (RRP): $from 1200 to 1700 Manufacturer: Dell
QuietCustomisable and repairableNot constrained by slower U-class processorsGreat warranty and support
I anxiously await the Thunderbolt 3 version
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