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Dell Optiplex 960

Dell Optiplex 960
alaScore 84

31 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Optiplex 960 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 31 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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GCN LAB REVIEW: Dell Optiplex 960


The Dell Optiplex 960 high-performance PC would be good for any use, provided that upgrades are a long way down the road.

Good performance, excellent security and green features

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Dell OptiPlex 960


The Dell OptiPlex 960 series of business computers offers powerful computing solutions to the most demanding users.

Given its massive computing power, the Dell OptiPlex 960 is a very compact unit

The base unit ships with only an 80GB drive but there are options clear up to 500GB

The Dell OptiPlex 960 series of business computers offers powerful computing solutions to the most demanding users. Options are available to meet just about any computing need. The line is rather economical given its extraordinary capabilities and,...

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Solid Workstation


I've had no problems with noise. If anything I can barely hear the machine. Bought the mini-tower with the high efficiency power supply.

Excellent workstation, plenty of RAM capacity, can mirror drives with RAID, and overall many features

Watch out for the display port depending on the video card you get. Looks very close to HDMI, but it's not. Confusing for the novice


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Optiplex 960


Bit on the noisey side with loud fans

Very powerful, supports 8GB ram

Build quality seems lacking from masking tape inside to sharp corners on the case. The new base mouse weighs in at a very light 4 oz's to light for an accurate mouse

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Great System except one component.


I'll mention the worst part about this system first, so you don't have to read any further. The power supply is the noisiest I've come across!! Do not purchase this system without being ready to purchase an after market power supply. I started it up...

Solid and reliable business class product. Lots of options during build. New BIOS is great, especially with mousing capability. Warranty. Guaranteed product life cycle. Support

VERY noisy power supply

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great product for the business professional ”


This is the computer I use at work. It has the memory I need to handle everything I want - countless files, microsoft software, and of course the browsing capability I need (though much of that is due, of course, to my internet provider).

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just right for me. ”


I have used a few different computers. But this dell is made for people like me. People who only know a little about computers. It even makes me fell smart. Planty of space to blog.  And work with tec. support how could it be better.Dells the best for...

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Its ok, but its not a mac! ”


I chose this computer for use at work, and it has been as reliable as I imagine a PC can be. I am a mac lover at heart, so I started out a little biased. I chose this model due to its high amount of energy efficiancy, including the energy efficiant...

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All of This and I Get to Virtualize Too! ”



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Let's Get ready to Virtualize!


The push is on to lower the Total Cost of Ownership (TOC) and carbon footprint on computer equipment in the American workplace. This directly parallels the drive to move more and move data off the workstation and onto servers and other centralized ...

Powerful, robust business-class desktop ; virtualization ready ; (10) USB ports



Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader / No
Firewire: No
TV Output: No
Wireless LAN:No / Yes


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional
Product Type:Tower
Type:Desktop / Tower


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 9300 / GMA 4500 / Mobility Radeon HD3470 / Quadro FX380 / Quadro NVS 420
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:Q45 / Unknown
Hyper Threading: No
Processor:Core 2 Duo / Core 2 Quad
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:E8400 / E8500 / Q9400 / Q9650