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Dell Optiplex 960

Dell Optiplex 960
alaScore 83

5 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Dell Optiplex 960. 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. Opinions about the usability and size are on the whole positive. Many are less positive about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Optiplex 960 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Dell Optiplex 960 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviewers really like the usability.


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This summary is based on the products: Dell Optiplex 960 MinitowerDell Optiplex 960 Minitower

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Good Gear (

A small yet potent business desktop with plenty of useful features.


There's no doubt the Dell Optiplex 960 is quick, and that its small size and quiet operation make it an ideal unit for a cubicle environment, but it does cost a lot of money.

Small size, quad-core CPU, e-SATA, DisplayPort, 3-year on-site warranty, 19in widescreen monitor

Price, uncomfortable keyboard and mouse, no DVI port, no media card reader

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Dell Optiplex 960


A small yet potent business desktop with plenty of useful features.

Small size, quad-core CPU, e-SATA, DisplayPort, 3-year on-site warranty, 19in widescreen monitor

Price, uncomfortable keyboard and mouse, no DVI port, no media card reader

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : ZDNet (

Dell OptiPlex 960


If you're shopping at the premium end of the business desktop market, you'll be hard-pressed to do better than the Dell OptiPlex 960.

Small and compact, Powerful performance, Light on pre-installed software, Lots of ports for its size, Quiet, Three-year on-site warranty

HDD could be bigger, Cramped internals will make adding components difficult, No DVI port, Not cheap

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications


Chassis Type:Mini Tower / SFF
Colour of product:Black / Silver

Expansion slots

PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:2


Discrete graphics adapter memory:256
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 3470 / Intel GMA 4500M
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y


Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2


Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Other features

BIOS password: Yes
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Expansion slots:2 x PCI\n1 x PCIe x16\n1 x PCIe x1
External drive bays:1 x 3.5", 2 x 5.25"
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Internal drive bays:2 x 3.5"
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Intel WG82567LM LOM
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied: No
Mouse included: No


Product Type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10 / 12
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power Supply:305


Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):9 / 9.5
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Number of Processors Installed:1
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Wolfdale
Processor core voltage (AC):0.850/1.3625
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:3 / 3.16
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:E8400 / E8500
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo E8000 series
Processor Socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor system type:DP
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / E0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor code:SLAPK / SLB9J
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business


Card reader integrated: No
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:32.3 / 43.1
Height :28.9 / 40.9
Weight:1.23 / 5.9
Width:18.6 / 8.5