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Dell OptiPlex GX280 Tower P4 2.6GHz - GX280

Dell OptiPlex GX280 Tower P4 2.6GHz - GX280
alaScore 82

138 reviews

Apr, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability. The usability is also appreciated.

value for money, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell OptiPlex GX280 Tower P4 2.6GHz - GX280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Dell OptiPlex GX280 Tower P4 2.6GHz - GX280 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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I'm a network admin for a school district, we have a few hundred GX270s and GX280s deployed. Hopefully we can replace them with GX520s eventually... those have their issues too... but, that's another review

Its an OK machine for $100 ; With enough RAM, Windows XP is snappy and responsive ; SATA hard drive ; DDR2 RAM - not expensive DDR ; Its fine for an every day use kind of machine. Email? Browsing the web? Not a problem ; Games? Not so much

Same case and PSU as the GX270s ; So, small form factor especially: the PSUs are utter garbage. Under powered and cheaply made, I'm constantly replacing them

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Processor Type Pentium 4 Pentium 4 Celeron Prescott processors Memory Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 400 MHz Chipset Intel 915G chipset I/O 8 USB 2.0 (2 front/6 rear) 1 serial 1 parallel RJ45 NIC Front headphone Rear line in/out/mic VGA connector Video...




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Solid Workhorse


Run about 20 of these in a manufacturing facility, along with many GX260's & GX270's. The GX280 was the first of this series with SATA drives, meaning upgrading to a newer box is extremely easy. you can take the HDD out of one of these and put it...

Solid, reliable workhorse computer

None standard PSU, cooling, etc ; These dont really count for much of a con as there is a massive glut of parts for these machines readily available on auction sites for next to nothing

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Spec clarifications for the Opti 280


These machines aren't sexy, but they might be the right choice for certain particular applications. Before people are misled: 1) "Wikipedia doesn't have a 2.53Ghz Celeron. " Does it matter? Also, you're wrong. 2) "The provided specifications don't...

Reasonably cheap for a reliable workhorse machine running XP. Support for these machines is usually good, as there are a ton of them floating around various offices, libraries, etc. We must have had 50+ at one time and they were pretty rock solid ;...

Old, very old. You could spend a little more and get a lot more capable hardware. Non-standard PS inside, though we've never replaced one in our many machines

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Just works


This refurbished PC was neatly packed and exactly as described. It's like new really. I removed the hard drive from an older PC of the same model, placed it in the new PC and was back to work in minutes.Free Range Geeks

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very good product


Overall experience with this system is positive. The system is somewhat slow when compared to many of the units available; however, for the price it can't be beat. No problem setting system up, but it would helpful if setup instructions were included...

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very nice computer for everyday internet use, small hard drive considering most computers have at least an 80...good for anyone that knows very little about computers. perfect for office or internet use

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Dell Optiplex GX270


I am very satified with my purchase. This computer arrived very quickly was very clean. It was easy to set up. It runs smooth and quick. I bought it for me and my daughter and it has worked for both of us very well. I am thinking about buying another...

Product Specifications

This Dell GX280 is the perfect desktop for any business or home environment. This Dell GX280 comes equipped with the Intel Pentium 4 processor operating at 3.0 GHz, and 1 GB of memory plus a huge 80 GB hard drive which is all the power and speed needed to run any of the next generation applications. Access and burn DVD media through the DVD±RW drive and share files and install software through the 3.5-inch floppy drive. Connect to high-speed networks or the Internet with the integrated Ethernet LAN. So if you are looking to add a new computer to your home or office without breaking the bank consider this Dell GX280 Desktop PC! WARNING: The solder used in this product contains lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm. Please wash hands after handling internal components and circuit boards and avoid inhalation of fumes if heating the solder. Grade B computer. System is in very good condition - may have minor scratches on case Has cosmetic blemishes, examples of which are (but not limited to): Minor scratches on case Hairline cracks on case or bezel May be missing manual, drivers, operating system Normal wear signs on keys, buttons and pointing devices Missing rubber feet from bottom of system Missing back plates, expansion slot covers All specific issues will be noted in the ad Scratches on bottom of computer system are not taken into consideration for grading (for all grades) Etc.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop
Manufacturer Form Factor:Small desktop

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB
Per Processor Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in

Environmental Standards

EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Country Kits:Denmark
Model:GX280 SD
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell OptiPlex

Key Information

Storage:Serial ATA / ATA-100


Chipset Type:Intel 865G
Compatible Processors:Pentium 4 / Celeron
Data Bus Speed:800MHz
Supported RAM Technology:DDR SDRAM


Color:Midnight gray
Product Type (AE):Motherboard


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x
Rewrite Speed:24x
Write Speed:48x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:2.8GHz
Installed Qty:1 / 0
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:520
Type:Pentium 4


Installed Size:512MB / 0MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 900 / Intel Extreme Graphics 2
Type:Graphics adapter