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Dell Optiplex GX280

Dell Optiplex GX280
alaScore 84

500 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 500 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the size and design are generally positive. The reliability and usability are also appreciated.

price, usability, reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Optiplex GX280 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Optiplex GX280

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 145 user reviews of Dell Optiplex GX280 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

price, usability, reliability, design, size

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Optiplex GX280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 user reviews of Dell Optiplex GX280 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

price, usability

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Dell OptiPlex GX280

 

Dell's OptiPlex business desktops have always been about power and management features, and the new OptiPlex GX280 ($1,427 direct) is no different. Housed in a space-saving small-desktop chassis that's easy to service, the GX280 utilizes the latest...

Space-saving form factor. Dedicated graphics controller. Quiet

Lacks DVD writer

The Dell OptiPlex GX280 has the horsepower to handle the most demanding office applications, and Dell's management tools and Stable Image guarantee will appeal to IT administrators.

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Dell OptiPlex GX280

 

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Inexpensive ; Ready to go right out of the box ; Includes copy of XP Pro SP3 & COA ; Includes keyboard & mouse

No DVD drive ; Uses LP add in cards

The refurbished Dell OptiPlex GX280 fit my needs for a low cost basic PC pretty well, though realistically it does have a few issues that stop it from being a slam dunk. The two most notable IMO are the lack of a DVD drive, and the fact that both the...

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HardwareCentral - Dell OptiPlex GX280 Review.

 

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Dell OptiPlex GX280: a first look

 

Dell's much needed case revamp of its OptiPlex GX280 benefits from the new BTX standard and a number of smart improvements.

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Dell OptiPlex GX280

 

Dell's OptiPlex GX280 is overkill for some offices, but it's a smart investment now if you've got an eye on the future.

Outstanding performance ; Obsolescence-proof hardware ; Plenty of expansion room

Boring exterior ; Clamshell case difficult to open

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Dell OptiPlex GX280

 

Dell's new OptiPlex GX280 offers the latest Intel computing technology for an approachable price.

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Bad Capacitors

 

If you want to spend the time soldering capacitors to give these machines some new life, its worth it, but not for $239 I got 5 of them for free and started repairing them one by one for about $20 each.

Compact, Small case, almost tool-less assembly

My work has 5 of the GX270 and all of them have leaking capacitors. You will know that its the capacitors or power supply failure when the power button blinks amber ; I took it upon myself to purchase some new caps from thecapking.com and soldered the...

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Problematic machine

 

All hope is not lost though. After researching and experimentation, I figured out that swapping two parts out will solve most of the heat issues. The first change is to replace whatever P4 is in the machine with one of the 6x1 Cedar Mill P4s. Not just...

Small form factor reduces desktop footprint

Terrible flaws in the design leads to unreliability ; The biggest problem is the extreme overheating due to awful cooling. The entire case is cooled with one 60mm fan in the PSU that moves a paltry amount of air. Since the fan is sucking hot air from...

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BLOWN CAPS

 

I wouldn't wish these workstations on anyone... they'll just die once the caps are blown.

It's a computer... a very badly put together computer

Steer clear of these workstations. My organization has e-recycled ALL of these (about 20) because of blown caps on the motherboard

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Poor quality control by refurbisher

 

Newegg's vendor that does the refurbishing is showing poor quality control. Newegg- get another vendor that tests the machines thoroughly before shipping.

Good value for a machine running a solid operating system, ie XP

Very poor quality control. First machine came in DOA. Newegg issued RMA without hesitation for replacement. Received replacement and something wrong inside, only some keys of keyboard worked. Tried known good working keyboard w/ same results. Didn't...

Product Specifications

The GX280 is the next generation business desktop capable of meeting the needs of a broad range of users in corporate and institutional environments using the next generation technology providing significant performance and maximizing platform stability.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB
Per Processor Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.6in
Height:16.7in
Width:7.1in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Type:LCD display
Widescreen Display: No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:GX280
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell OptiPlex

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 915G Express
Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Write Speed:48x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

Clock Speed:3.2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:540
Type:Pentium 4

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:64MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X300 SE
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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