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Dell Optiplex GX280

alaTest has collected and analyzed 527 reviews of Dell Optiplex GX280. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Optiplex GX280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 223 user reviews of Dell Optiplex GX280 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The size and usability also get good comments.

price, usability, size, reliability, design

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Optiplex GX280

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 user reviews of Dell Optiplex GX280 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The usability and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

72% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Rick Broida (cnet.com)

Dell OptiPlex GX280 BTX review: Dell OptiPlex GX280 BTX

 

Dell OptiPlex GX280 BTX

Quiet operation; strong performer; easy to service, thanks to modular interior and front-mounted diagnostic LEDs; three-year warranty with onsite service.

No speakers; no FireWire ports; little room for internal expansion; IT software must be downloaded.

Strong performance, excellent service, and quiet operation combine to make the Dell OptiPlex GX280 a good fit for busy offices.

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Asa Somers (cnet.com)

Dell OptiPlex GX280

 

More than enough PC for most offices, the Dell OptiPlex GX280 offers the latest in new desktop technology from Intel. The boring case won't make an impression, but you'll quickly forget about appearances once you see how quickly this PC works. Read our...

Outstanding performance; obsolescence-proof hardware; plenty of expansion room.

Boring exterior; clamshell case difficult to open.

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

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Alphonse Ragusa (pcmag.com)

Dell OptiPlex GX280

 

A brawny desktop for companies without space constraints.

Good expandability for a business box. Three-year support/next-business-day on-site support.

No DVD writer.

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Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Jim Adkins (monster-hardware)

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...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (hardwarecentral.com)

HardwareCentral - Dell OptiPlex GX280 Review.

 

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Jan, 2005

Expert review by : Rick Broida (cnet.com.au)

Dell OptiPlex GX280 BTX review: Dell OptiPlex GX280 BTX

 

Dell OptiPlex GX280 BTX

Quiet operation; strong performer; easy to service, thanks to modular interior and front-mounted diagnostic LEDs; three-year warranty with onsite service.

No speakers; no FireWire ports; little room for internal expansion; IT software must be downloaded.

Strong performance, excellent service, and quiet operation combine to make the Dell OptiPlex GX280 a good fit for busy offices.

Apr, 2005

Expert review by : Asa Somers (cnet.com.au)

Dell OptiPlex GX280

 

More than enough PC for most offices, the Dell OptiPlex GX280 offers the latest in new desktop technology from Intel. The boring case won't make an impression, but you'll quickly forget about appearances once you see how quickly this PC works. Read our...

Outstanding performance; obsolescence-proof hardware; plenty of expansion room.

Boring exterior; clamshell case difficult to open.

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

Aug, 2004

Expert review by : Asa Somers (zdnet.com.au)

Dell OptiPlex GX280

 

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

Aug, 2004

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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...

Feb, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

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...

Feb, 2012

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