dealsdell optiplex desktop pc (pentium 4 2.8 ghz…

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monitor/keyboard/mouse sold separately:
keyboard & mouse kit - $6.99
monitor - 17" Black VGA LCD MONITOR @ $69.99
- 19" Black VGA LCD MONITOR @ $89.99

buy 2+ @ $87.88 or 5+ @ $86.38

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Hey, you forgot the refurbished part.

Part #: GX2-28-1-40
Warranty: 30 Days Return Exchange
Condition: Refurbished
Packaging: Plain Box
Manufacturer: Dell
MFG Part #: Dell GX270/GX280
Supported By: www.dell.com

Still a very good deal, obviously. I recommend STRONGLY upgrading the memory.

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Also:

# System is in good condition - may have scratches on case
# Has cosmetic blemishes, examples of which are (but not limited to):
# Evident 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)

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Seems like a great deal if you can manage with just 512MB RAM and a 40 gig hard drive. Pretty fast processor for the price.

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Everything upgraded to its max + the keyboard, mouse, monitor, dvd burner, warranty, etc. comes to a total of 252.82 (not including shipping)

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hey, its the computer I used at the end of middle and through high school, lol.

Looks like an excellent price even if it is lacking in so much stuff, I mean, windows xp alone is technically supposed to retail for more then the price of the computer...

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Winner! Good processor... May need to upgrade to atleast 1gb.

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Universities are throwing these out left and right now that they are upgrading to better systems. Go ask around at your local university's business office if they sell surplus computers and other goods. You can normally get computers like this for about $50-75 bucks plus everything else they are too cheap to throw away but not too cheap to sell.

Alright deal for a computer but you would definitely need to upgrade the RAM and pop in a larger hard drive.

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same unit on eBay $55 plus $21 shipping

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Not a bad deal, definitely needs a memory upgrade. And:
"# May be missing manual, drivers, operating system "

Missing operating system, but it says it's pre-installed. Which is it?

BTW, the case reminds me of an Xbox lol

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The motherboards on these units tend to have bad capacitors. So unless you like de/soldering, don't expect the most reliable machines.

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Come on... who needs this?

...unless it's for a museum display or something.

We want good new stuff, at unbeatable prices.

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@duckcake:

Not sure how the price comes in at $252.82? Maxed out with all their options, i come up with:

Dell Optiplex Desktop PC - Pentium 4 HT 2.8GHz, 512MB, 40GB , CD, XP PRO Pre-Installed
- Keybord/Mouse Black Keyboard w/ Mouse Kit
- LCD Monitor 19" Black VGA LCD Monitor
- Upgrade DVD/CD Drive Black DVD Burner
- Upgrade Hard Drive 250GB Hard Drive
- Upgrade memory Upgrade to 2GB High Speed Memory
- Upgrade Processor Pentium 3.2GHz
- WARRANTY Extended 1 Year Warranty $89.88
+$6.99
+$89.99
+$33.88
+$49.99
+$31.99
+$29.99
+$9.99
Sub-Total: $342.70

$342 isn't all that great, especially given the issues with capacitors reported earlier. I've seen a good number of these models go down with bad capacitors on the mother board.

ymmv,
jeff

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Here's a similar unit with a 6 month warranty but no O.S. installed. Check both companies ratings. I've ordered a number of systems for resale over the years and Computer Show has never let me down. The laptops usually arrive looking near new. Great service if you do happen to have a problem.
http://www.computer-show.com/ccp2533-dell-gx270-sdt-p4-2-8ghz-40gb-512mb-sys520.htm

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I have had a computer with Vista now for a few months and can't stand it. I'm actually considering buying this to replace it so I can upgrade my current one to Win7. Ugh. I miss XP.

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Upgrade to at least 1gb of RAM and add a low power graphics cards to the empty pci-e slot (I"m using an nvidia 8400 GS that you can find around $20AR) and it runs windows 7 great.

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Edit: Actually the pci-e is only on the gx280 and you probably won't know which one you'll get

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great for a five year old, who does not need everything upgraded to the max. Bought one similar two years ago for another daughter, and it has been fine for 2 years. At this point they do not need anything more. great for what it is: a through away computer.

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For all the people that worry about bad capacitors. All new GX series from dell doesn’t have this problem. The old GX24 and GX260 had this issue. Gearxs offering GX270 and GX280 today.

DON’T FORGET! This system comes with win XP Professional!!!! The value of Win XP is 139$!!!

All the people that say ebay has it for 55$ - 55$ for bid that later comes to 150-160$, also they not offering any upgrades…. They also charge 25-45$ for shipping and Gearxs offering extended warranty for 1 year for only $9.99.

If you need PCI-e system please note that you want GX280 or call Monday to verified 800-438-7516 10AM-4PM.

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@zia lia: never had an issue with vista. not even thinking 7 is a true upgrade.

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seems like a good computer to buy for a kid and say "go nuts"

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got one for the kindy-gartner!

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I am the depot manager for my company. I am in charge of the PC refreshes for our footprint. We got rid of this model 2 years ago. They are way out of date. The Dell GX 620s (the next model after these) we have are all 3+ years old. If you are looking for something for your Grandmother, or very small children, this might do. But they are VERY old and the capacitors on the MB are going to start to pop on these. (We are having that problem with our GX 620s, and they are newer than the GX 270-280 series)

You get what you pay for and these are very cheap!

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This would be okay to check your email once a day, or look up a recipe for you grandmas out there. I guess you could use it to play Mavis Beacon, but you couldn't even watch a YouTube video smoothly on this.

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The GX260 regularly puked hard drives, The 270s had bad caps on the MB. The GX280 was the best of them all. Not a bad deal.

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My school uses these as print servers (in each area with a printer) on 24/7.

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@drcanak:
The ram is necessary, and its a good price for $30, the flat screen is also at a good price for 90 specially since its 19 inches, the keyboard and mouse would probably be necessary and 7 bucks is not a bad price... you might want to upgrade the processor to the 3.2 Ghz if you want to use the system for playing video games but for just your basic computer needs you might not need it.

the hard drive is expensive, a 250 gig for 50 bucks... over here in deals.woot.com we normally see a terabyte go for about 80 bucks, I do not think you need the DVD burner, I am assuming you people have other computers. The warranty... well... it depends. I would not like to pay 10 bucks for a warranty that you have to pay shipping and handling charges to get the item back and shipping charges to send the item to them, specially with such a cheap computer.

I would not buy this to replace my computer, but I might buy it for my parents which would only use for to internet and stuff...

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@hyfidel:
I have one with bad capacitors, You can get a cap kit for around $20 but it's a pain to replace them.

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I bought a GX-270 from Recoupit.com for about $100 incl shipping two years ago with approx. these specs, and we still use it in our office. It was only supposed to have 256 MB of RAM but when I opened it up it had 4 GB... so I recommend you not upgrade until you receive them. These are workhorse computers, yes, and they have had those motherboard issues. Fortunately, mine did not.