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Dell OptiPlex 520 GX

Dell OptiPlex 520 GX
alaScore 85

328 reviews

Dec, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 328 reviews of Dell OptiPlex 520 GX. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell OptiPlex 520 GX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Dell OptiPlex 520 GX


alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Dell OptiPlex 520 GX from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Comments about the reliability and price are overall positive.

price, reliability

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: CHEAP DELL OPTIPLEX PC COMPUTER 500GB HDD 3GB RAM 19" SCREEN WINDOWS 7DELL OPTIPLEX GX520 POWERFUL PENTIUM HT 2.8, 2 GB DDR2, 250 GB SATA HDD, 256 MB GRAPHIC, DVD , Keyboard & Mouse, Internet Ready, Windows XPDell Optiplex GX520 - Intel Pentium 4 HT (Hyper Threading) 2.8 GHz - 512MB Ram - 40GB Hard Drive - DVDROM - WINDOWS XP PRO SP3 GENUINE PRE-INSTALLED -

Consumer review by: review summary for Dell OptiPlex 520 GX


alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 user reviews of Dell OptiPlex 520 GX from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Optiplex GX520 Intel Pentium 4 2800 MHz 80GigDell GX620 SFF Desktop Computer, Powerful Intel 2.8GHz LGA 775 Dual Core CPU, Super Fast 2GB Interlaced DDR2 Memory, Crystal Clear Video Featuring ATIGenuine DELL 220w Power Supply PSU For the Optiplex GX520 and GX620 Small Form Factor Systems (SFF) Dimension 5100c Systems Part Numbers: YD358, R8038

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Do Not Buy


bought this tower and the product code it comes with is invalid. I advise no one buy from this place.


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Perfect for our office


We just had 15 of these and really like them. Most of all, we like the cleanness of the machines. It's like a new one. Performance is just what we expected. I could not find any better way to reduce office's budget than getting refurbished desktops....

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Out of the box easy to set up,Window 7 HP, great processor speed with a enough hard drive size. Another thing I notice was that the computer was in great condition, almost like brand new. I was just looking for unit that is good for internet and...

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Just like new!


I really sweated before I bought this GX520. I really didn't know if I could trust a refurbished computer. Why not? most problems happen in the first year and this product had 1 year warranty. No problems of any kind. I connected the mouse, keyboard...

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Produce Arived Dead


Product arrives with bad hard drive, bad CMOS battery, and the unit continually overheated and shut down. However, it you have time to wait you can email Joy Systems and they will take care of the problem. Do not bother calling, send them an email and...

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This is a very good computer. All the features work. It has a DVD drive and floppy drive. Good for real work. It does not talk back and stop. Great price! I have three of them now and no problems at all.

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just right


great machine for simple needsexactly what we were looking forgreat transaction as well.

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Trouble getting started


I think I'm going to like this machine when I finally get the keyboard to work! So far it doesn't recognize the keyboard so I'm stuck. Also, the mouse they provided has the wrong connection so it doesn't work either.

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A Good Deal


The Desktop or stand up was a plug up and go. A real Deal for the price.A little bit slower than I like,I would buy another one. And tell a friend to buy one also.It also takes a small space if you stand it up. I like my desk top with just the monitor...

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Review On Com-Tek_Chris Post


I will not put Win 7 or 4GB RAM on this system because this might crash or make my network run slow. Or I can loose critical data or man hours due to the workstation crashes or running slow. It will be a great cheap workstation with Windows XP Pro...

The the information that NewEgg Business is giving for specs on this re-certified workstation states the max RAM memory is 2GB. 1GB per slot

In Com-Tek_Chris post he is saying that you can put 4GB of RAM in this re-certified workstation. You can run Win 7 on this workstation. But as Com-Tek_Chris stated the system will run slow

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control:No / Unknown
TV Card:No / Unknown
Video Editing Card:No / Unknown
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth:No / Unknown
TV Output:No / Unknown
Wireless LAN:No / Unknown


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition:No / Unknown
Type:Desktop / Tower


Brand of Graphic Chip:Not Applicable / Unknown
GPU Model (Graphic Card):k.A. / Not Applicable
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU


Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Celeron D / Pentium 4 / Pentium D
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:331 / 521 / 531 / 630 / 640 / 650 / 820 / 930