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IBM PC 300GL

IBM PC 300GL
alaScore 83

112 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money, but some have doubts about the reliability and size.

value for money

size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the IBM PC 300GL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 112 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for IBM PC 300GL

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of IBM PC 300GL from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: IBM 300GL Desktop (300-MHz Pentium II, 64 MB RAM, 4 GB hard drive)IBM PC300GL Desktop (333-MHz Pentium II, 64 MB RAM, 3.2 GB hard drive)

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Casio G'zOne Rock (black, Verizon Wireless)

 

The Casio G'zOne series of ruggedized phones have made fans over the years, ever since the Type-V model that was released in 2006. They are made not just for those with hard-hat jobs, but also for those of us who simply want durable phones that will...

The Casio G'zOne Rock is military-certified to withstand a variety of environmental hazards, plus it features outdoor-specific applications like a compass and a thermometer. It also has EV-DO Rev. A, Push-to-Talk, GPS, a 2.0-megapixel camera, and more

The Casio G'zOne Rock is rather bulky, the music player interface is a little sluggish, and both photo and call quality could be improved

The Casio G'zOne Rock is the ultimate all-in-one phone for the outdoors enthusiast, but we did wish it had better performance.

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AT&T Quickfire (lime green)

 

Plenty of messaging phones have come our way lately, with clamshell models like the LG Lotus from Sprint to square slider models like the Verizon Wireless Blitz. All of them come with full QWERTY keyboards to facilitate easier texting, and some of them...

The AT&T Quickfire has both a touch screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It also has multimedia features, HSDPA speed, stereo Bluetooth, A-GPS, and a full HTML browser

The AT&T Quickfire suffers from a slightly finicky touch-screen interface, especially when it comes to the browser

Though it has a few design quirks, the AT&T Quickfire's impressive feature set and intuitive controls make it one of the better messaging phones out there.

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Samsung M320 (red, Sprint)

 

If you're looking for a low-end camera phone with a simple design, you can always count on Samsung. The company spins them out fast and furiously in the United States, particularly in the run-up to the holiday season. The Samsung SPH-M320 for Sprint is...

The Samsung SPH-M320 has a slim, intuitive design with ergonomic controls. It offers Bluetooth, voice dialing, and good photo quality

The Samsung SPH-M320 display has a lower-resolution than we'd like. Also, there was some static during calls

The Samsung SPH-M320 has a decent camera and nice design, but its call quality could be just a bit better.

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IBM PC300GL

 

Good performance and corporate features make this Big Blue unit stand out.

This IBM would make a powerful, no-frills workhorse for any corporate environment.

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IBM PC 300GL

 

Penny-pinching PIII-600 power in a desktop case.

The IBM PC 300GL is a fast, basic system for offices with extra modems or network cards on hand.

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IBM PC 300 GL Small Business Series

 

Great business software bundle, comprehensive documentation, compact form, good reliability and support.

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Review: Casio G'zOne Rock mobile phone

 

The sturdy Casio G'zOne Rock phone will appeal to outdoors types, but anyone looking for advanced multimedia capabilities might be disappointed.

External and internal shock absorbers and a textured, rubberized back give the 4.4-ounce phone a solid, sure feel; large, exposed screws give the impression of a handset that can take a rough-and-tumble life. Some users will appreciate the Rock's...

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Review: Video review of the AT&T Quickfire

 

The AT&T Quickfire is a cool messaging device that sports a QWERTY keyboard and a hard touchscreen display like the ones on the Apple iPhone and T-Mobile G1. We test it out in this video review.

In the end, we like the AT&T Quickfire more for what it tries to do than perhaps what it actually does well.

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Motorola EM330

 

Motorola has been dreadfully quiet in Australia of late in terms of mobile phone releases. We had to go back to July to find the last handset we revie...

Price, A2DP Bluetooth, FM radio, music player, microSD storage, 3.5mm headphone jack, excellent controls and keypad

Looks bland, mediocre display, menu is slow in some instances

It's a bland-looking handset with a mediocre display, but the EM330 does offer some features usually reserved for much more expensive handsets. It's definitely worth a look if you're on a strict budget.

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"The G''zOne Rock: ROCKS!!!"

 

Prior to this phone I've had Motorolas & LGs.

I've had my Rock for almost 2 years now. It's never (knock on wood) failed me.

Sometimes the display is a LITTLE slow in lighting up when you flip it open - but not enough to get annoying.

Product Specifications

These IBM PC 300GL models feature top-performing processors teamed with powerful AGP graphics and advanced core chipsets, with select models having integrated audio and fast CD-ROM drives as standard. Combining this performance with IBM's award-winning quality and design delivers a general business PC solution that is optimized to deliver strong performance with outstanding affordability. The IBM PC 300GL offers excellent form factor flexibility. Choose from desktop micro ATX or desktop NLX or minitower NLX or microtower micro ATX configurations to satisfy system expandability and desk space requirements. The newest models also feature tool-free entry and a sturdy metal cover and chassis. The IBM PC 300GL delivers superior, standards-based technologies that make it easier to manage. Wake on LAN technology and LCCM software helps to minimize visits to each machine - significantly reducing the costs of deployment and maintenance of networked IBM PCs. The System Migration Assistant (SMA) tool automates the capture of configurations, settings and files from your existing systems and then transfers them to your new IBM PCs - making deployment significantly quicker. And all PC 300GL models also come with IBM's Universal Manageability (UM) Services - Tivoli-ready client software that helps you integrate these PCs into your chosen management environment. IBM's UM Desktop Extensions further extend your remote management capabilities with tools specifically designed for client systems, including the new SMART Reaction II as well as PC-Doctor and CoSession Remote 32. IBM's reputation for quality, reliability and service is legendary. This is endorsed by customers awarding IBM desktop PCs a record seventh consecutive 'A' rating in PC Magazine's annual Reliability & Service review. To maintain this reputation, the IBM PC 300GL is built to the highest standards using quality components.

Audio Output

Type:None/Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Micro tower/Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop/Micro tower/Mini tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop/Micro tower/Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop/Micro tower/Mini tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:128KB/256KB/256MB/512KB
Max Supported Size:128KB/256KB/256MB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:14.9in/15.1in/15in/16.5in/16.6in/16.7in/17.2in/17.5in/17.7in/19.4in/7.6in
Height:14.9in/14in/15.1in/15in/19.4in/4.3in/4.7in/5.4in/5.5in/5in/7.6in
Weight:15.9lbs/16.1lbs/17.6lbs/18.1lbs/18.3lbs/19lbs/22.5lbs/22.9lbs/22lbs/24.9lbs/25.1lbs/33.1lbs/37.5lbs/37.7lbs/37.9lbs/38.1lbs/49.6lbs
Width:15.7in/15in/17.2in/17.3in/17.7in/7.6in/7.9in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Denmark/Japan/N/a/United States
Localization:Danish/English/N/a
Manufacturer:IBM
Model:160 / 6288/16U / 6268/170 / 6288/22U / 6563/23U / 6563/23U / 6574/28U / 6574/310 / 6288/320 / 6287/360 / 6288/410 / 6288/41U / 6287/42U / 6561/42U / 6563/43U / 6563/440 / 6268/44U / 6275/44U / 6563/45U / 6563/45U / 6574/460 / 6288/470 / 6288/47U / 6563/47U / 6574/480 / 6288/490 / 6288/4BU / 6287/500 / 6288/510 / 6288/530 / 6288/56U / 6275/5B0 / 6287/5D0 / 6277/600 / 6275/60U / 6561/610 / 6287/61U / 6574/6268/6275/6277/6278/6282/6285/6287/6288/62U / 6563/62U / 6574/6338/63U / 6563/64U / 6563/6561/6563/6563-87U/6563-8AU/6563-96U/6563-9DU/6563-9EU/6563-9FU/6563-A6U/6563-B2U/6563-FAA/6564/6564-P3U/6564-R2U/6565/6574/6574-A4U/6591/6591-DLC/6591-DLD/65U / 6563/65U / 6565/66U / 6275/68U / 6563/690 / 6287/69U / 6563/700 / 6277/71U / 6277/72U / 6277/73U / 6277/7BU / 6287/7D0 / 6277/7EU / 6277/7HU / 6277/81U / 6277/830 / 6574/83U / 6275/83U / 6563/84U / 6563/85U / 6563/88U / 6277/8JU / 6277/8KU / 6277/91U / 6287/920 / 6574/92U / 6287/93U / 6563/94U /
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:IBM PC 300 GL/IBM PC 300 GL / IBM PC 300 PL

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 440BX/Intel 810
Data Bus Speed:100MHz/133MHz/66MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:White

Modem

Digital Signaling Protocol:N/A
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/Modem (analog)/None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Token Ring
Type:Network adapter/None

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x/32x/40x/48x
Rewrite Speed:2x/4x/N/A
Type:CD-ROM/CD-RW/None
Write Speed:2x/4x/N/A

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional/Microsoft Windows 95/Microsoft Windows 98/Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition/Microsoft Windows NT 4.0/Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0/Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP5/None

Processor

Clock Speed:166MHz/266MHz/300MHz/333MHz/350MHz/366MHz/400MHz/433MHz/450MHz/466MHz/500MHz/533MHz/550MHz/600MHz/667MHz/733MHz/800MHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:IBM/Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Type:Celeron/Pentium/Pentium II/Pentium III/Pentium III E/Pentium MMX
Upgradability:Not upgradable/Upgradable

RAM

Installed Size:128MB/32MB/64MB
Max Supported Size:1024MB/128MB/1GB/256MB/384MB/512MB/768MB
Technology:EDO RAM/SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level: None

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:ATA-33/ATA-66/EIDE/EIDE/ATAPI

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type:None.

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB/10.1GB/12.8GB/13.5GB/15GB/2.5GB/20.4GB/27.2GB/3.2GB/30GB/4.2GB/6.4GB/8.4GB
OS Certified:DEC PathWorks / IBM OS/2 Warp 4.0 / IBM OS/2 Warp Server 4.0 / IBM PC DOS 2000 / Microsoft Windows 3.11 / Microsoft Windows 95 OSR 2.1 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Novell NetWare 3.2 / Novell NetWare 4.2 / Novell NetWare 5.0 / Red Hat Linux 5.0 / SCO OpenServer 5.05/DEC PathWorks / IBM OS/2 Warp 4.0 / IBM OS/2 Warp Server 4.0 / IBM PC DOS 2000 / Microsoft Windows 3.11 / Microsoft Windows 95 OSR 2.1 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Novell NetWare 3.2 / Novell NetWare 4.2 / Novell NetWare 5.0 / Red Hat Linux 6.0 / SCO OpenServer 5.05/IBM OS/2 / IBM OS/2 Warp / IBM OS/2 Warp 3.0 / IBM OS/2 Warp 4.0 / Microsoft Windows 3.x/95/98 / Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 / Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 / Novell NetWare 3.2 / Novell NetWare 5.0 / Red Hat Linux 6.0 or later / SCO OpenServer 5.05/IBM OS/2 / Microsoft Windows 95 OSR 2.1 / Microsoft Windows 98 / Microsoft Windows NT 3.51 / Microsoft Wind
Recommended Use:Corporate business/Corporate business / Home use / Small business/Corporate business / Small business/Small business
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:16MB/1MB/2MB/32MB/4MB/8MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:CL-GD5446/CL-GD5465/Intel 740/Intel 752/NVIDIA Riva TNT2 M64/S3 Savage4/S3 Savage4 Pro/S3 Savage4 Xtreme/S3 Trio3D
Interface Type:AGP/AGP 2x/AGP 4x/PCI