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Dell Vostro 260 MT

Dell Vostro 260 MT
alaScore 84

23 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Dell Vostro 260 MT. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability. The reliability is also mentioned favorably. There are some critical views about the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Vostro 260 MT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Vostro 260 MT

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Dell Vostro 260 MT from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price.

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

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell Vostro 260 review

 

Dell's Vostro PCs are a traditional and safe bet for small and large business users, but Dell's established reputation and well-regarded warranties are a reassuring option for home users, too. The Vostro 260 looks very generic, with an extremely plain...

Although it's built for business, this little Dell PC will do well in at home, too, thanks to its powerful processor

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell Vostro 260 MT review

 

Although it's built for business, this little Dell PC will do well in at home, too, thanks to its powerful processor

The PC comes with Dell's usual one-year collect and return warranty, plus a 15-month licence for Trend Micro's Worry-Free Business Security suite and starter version of Roxio Creator. If you're not a gamer, but are instead looking for a plain and...

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 
Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Techmagnifier (techmagnifier.com)

Dell Vostro 260 Mini Tower Desktop,Price in India ,Features

 

There were a series of prophecies about the end of the desktop era, however, all that went down the drain! Desktops have survived the scare and have launched a counter attack on the laptops and the netbooks claiming there share of space in the stores...

Hundreds of business desktops eagerly wait to get a chance to flatter you with their performance but the Dell Vostro 260 mini tower desktop seems to be a tad different from the lot. The power hungry device when powered on gives you a superior...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Vostro 260

 

Affordable

no media card reader

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Matt (newegg.com)

Solid Hardware

 

Solid workstation for business environment. Bought almost 30 in the past 4 months. They are kicking but for us. Only quam I have is no serial port. But seems everythings going USB anyways. But some of our retail equipment needs serial

No serial port for older retail equipment. (this doesn't matter to many, but makes my life easier than buying adapters that hardly work correctly.)

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Troy C (newegg.com)

Not good

 

Like to get a refund but only can get the replacement for this item. Neweggs still the place to buy tho.

Not bad if it stay on but after 30 minutes or an hour of uses it turn blue screen then turn it self back on

This is my second one after return the first one for the same problem. I may have to try to return this one to because this is second time after about 40 minutes of used then it went blue, turn it self off then back on again

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Price vs Performance = win

 

Purchased 6 of these for PC replacements and so far are great machines. Upgraded to 4GB for an extra 10$ and purchased 120 OCZ SSDs on sale to go with them and out a total of $460 per machine. Fresh install of windows OEM and you can't beat the speed...

Hyperthreaded dual core i3. 64bit Windows 7 Professional. For price these things are fantastic. Bought them on sale for less than $370 which brings these to about the best PC you can buy at the price

Small HDD only 250GB but in a business environment you shouldn't be saving locally any ways. only 2GB of ram. But an extra 2GB of ram is 10$ so again not a big issue

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Matt (newegg.com)

Mis Labeled

 

Nice little business workstation. Very quiet, compact and very quick. Great price with windows 7 pro, only had to remove a few programs that i didn't want. Not a lot of bloatware

It came with a core I3 sticker on the front. I thought newegg sent me the wrong product. Went into the controll panel and system info, shows a core I5 as advertised. Just the wrong sticker on the front ; On board video is junk but easy to add a card...

Sep, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Best bang for the buck

 

Getting them here is alot easier than going through Dell's sales reps. Cheap price and no questions ask is what i like.

I have done alot of IT purchasing in the last 6 months for my company and these guys just do the job. Out of about 40 i have had one motherboard go bad and dell shipped out a replacment overnight and i got it back up and running in no time. I do not...

Only 2GB Ram versus 4. It's completely suffice for my office users now so this will be an upgrade a few years down the road. Had it had 4Gb from the start i would consider them obsolete in 6 years with no upgrades needed

May, 2012
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Product Specifications

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Chassis type:Mini Tower
Color of product:Black
Number of 3.5" bays:1 / 2
Number of 5.25" bays:2

Energy Management

Power supply:300
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:115 - 230 / 115/230

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:3
PCI Express x16 slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6450 / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 420 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 530
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650 / 850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2000

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x DIMM

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Audio Input:3
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Copper ethernet cabling technology:1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-TX, 100BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T / 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-T, 10BASE-T
Dimensions (WxDxH):6.89 x 17.2 x 14.2
Drive device, buffer size:16 / 32
Ethernet interface type:Fast, Gigabit / Gigabit
External drive bays:1x 3.5", 2x 5.25" / 2 / 2x 5.25
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel / Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Internal drive bays:1 / 1x 3.5 / 1x 3.5"
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of hard drives supported:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Platform:PC
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC / ATX
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Weight:18.1

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: No
AC adapter included:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bundled software:Dell DataSafe Online Back-up\nDell Backup and Recovery Manager\nOffice Starter / Microsoft Office Starter 2010
Cables included:AC
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:18.5
Display included:No / Yes
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Type:LED
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Mouse included:No / Yes
Numeric keypad: No
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N
Viewing angle, horizontal:170
Viewing angle, vertical:160
Windows keys:No / Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD
Chipset:Intel H61
Compatible processor series:Core i3, Core i5
Motherboard chipset:Intel H61
Password protection:Y
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:300
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:115 - 230 / 115/230

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 27 / 31 / 33
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17 / 21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066 / 1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:G460 / G630 / i3-2100 / i3-2120 / i5-2400
Processor boost frequency:2 / 3.4
Processor cache:1, 6 / 1.5 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:1 / 2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Pentium G / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2.7 / 3.1 / 3.3
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:G460 / G630 / i3-2100 / i3-2120 / i5-2400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor G400 series for Desktop / Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-2400 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G600 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:65.5 / 69.1 / 72.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 35, 65 / 65 / 95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52207 / 53422 / 53426 / 53483 / 63913
Processor code:SR05S / SR0GR
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Linux / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA, Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / SATA, Serial ATA II / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 250 / 256 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.2
Height:14.2
Weight:18.1
Width:6.89