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Dell Optiplex 960

Dell Optiplex 960
alaScore 82

31 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Dell Optiplex 960. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

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 82/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 31 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Expert review by: Greg Crowe (

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

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: (

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,...

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (

Dell Optiplex 960


Business users who want a small PC that's well-armed for running the latest office programs will appreciate the Dell Optiplex 960. It won't take up mo...

Small size, quad-core CPU, e-SATA, DisplayPort, 3-year on-site warranty, 19in widescreen monitor

Price, uncomfortable keyboard and mouse, no DVI port, no media card reader

There's no doubt the Dell Optiplex 960 is quick, and that its small size and quiet operation make it an ideal unit for a cubicle environment, but it does cost a lot of money.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Alex Serpo (

Dell OptiPlex 960


Small and compact, Powerful performance, Light on pre-installed software, Lots of ports for its size, Quiet, Three-year on-site warranty

HDD could be bigger, Cramped internals will make adding components difficult, No DVI port, Not cheap

If you're shopping at the premium end of the business desktop market, you'll be hard-pressed to do better than the Dell OptiPlex 960.

Mar, 2009

Red dot design award!

Expert review by: reddot (

Dell OptiPlex 960 Series Desktop Computer


In direct line – form and evolution

Consumer review by: Metzge (

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

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: BrianCr (

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

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: Parry (

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

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: rynn4him (

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).

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: berthava17 (

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...

Aug, 2010

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 / Yes
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 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
Product Type:Desktop / Tower
Type:Desktop / Tower


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


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