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Dell OptiPlex 520 GX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1034 reviews of Dell OptiPlex 520 GX. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and price also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell OptiPlex 520 GX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell OptiPlex 520 GX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 user reviews of Dell OptiPlex 520 GX 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 size and design. The usability and price also get good comments, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size

reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: CHEAP DELL OPTIPLEX PC COMPUTER 500GB HDD 3GB RAM 19" SCREEN WINDOWS 7CHEAP DELL OPTIPLEX PC COMPUTER 500GB HDD 3GB RAM 19" SCREEN WINDOWS 7

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell OptiPlex 520 GX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 user reviews of Dell OptiPlex 520 GX from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the design and size are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the reliability.

price, usability, size, design

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

This summary is based on the products: Dell GX520 SFF Desktop Computer, Powerful Intel 3.0GHz LGA 775 CPU (800FSB 1MB CPU Cache), Super Fast 1GB Interlaced DDR2 Memory, Extremely Fast VGA Dell GX520 SFF Desktop Computer, Powerful Intel 3.0GHz LGA 775 CPU (800FSB 1MB CPU Cache), Super Fast 1GB Interlaced DDR2 Memory, Extremely Fast VGA

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

GOOD PRICE AND FEATURES BUT LARGE AND AGED

 

GOOD PRICE AND FEATURES PLUS PERFORMANCE RATING BUT WASN'T EXPECTING THIS DELL OPTIPLEX TO BE SO MUCH LARGER AND HEAVIER THAN THE SMALL FORM FACTOR 745 PCs. THIS UNIT WEIGHS APPROX-24 LBs AND IS BULKY IN SIZE. IT'S NOT YOUR AVERAGE SIZE DESKTOP. I ALSO...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Works for what we Need!

 

When arrived the DVD worked but the door had to be opened with a paper clip. Replaced with the one from our old PC and it worked fine. A little disappointed that cannot add a second hard drive since it only has one SATA port on the mother board and...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Do Not Buy

 

bought this tower and the product code it comes with is invalid. I advise no one buy from this place.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Perfect for our office

 

We just had 15 of these and really like them. Most of all, we like the cleanness of the machines. It's like a new one. Performance is just what we expected. I could not find any better way to reduce office's budget than getting refurbished desktops....

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Just like new!

 

I really sweated before I bought this GX520. I really didn't know if I could trust a refurbished computer. Why not? most problems happen in the first year and this product had 1 year warranty. No problems of any kind. I connected the mouse, keyboard...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Good

 

Out of the box easy to set up,Window 7 HP, great processor speed with a enough hard drive size. Another thing I notice was that the computer was in great condition, almost like brand new. I was just looking for unit that is good for internet and...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Produce Arived Dead

 

Product arrives with bad hard drive, bad CMOS battery, and the unit continually overheated and shut down. However, it you have time to wait you can email Joy Systems and they will take care of the problem. Do not bother calling, send them an email and...

Apr, 2014

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Ichiban!

 

This is a very good computer. All the features work. It has a DVD drive and floppy drive. Good for real work. It does not talk back and stop. Great price! I have three of them now and no problems at all.

Feb, 2013

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

just right

 

great machine for simple needsexactly what we were looking forgreat transaction as well.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (tigerdirect.com)

Trouble getting started

 

I think I'm going to like this machine when I finally get the keyboard to work! So far it doesn't recognize the keyboard so I'm stuck. Also, the mouse they provided has the wrong connection so it doesn't work either.

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Design

Chassis Type:Desktop
Colour of product:Black

Graphics

On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 950

Memory

Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory slots:2x DIMM
Non-ECC: Yes

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi
Optical drives quantity:1

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Manual: Yes

Performance

Motherboard chipset:Intel 945G
Product Type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power Supply:220

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:230
Number of Processors Installed:1
Processing Die size:206
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Smithfield
Processor core voltage (AC):1.25-1.400
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Pentium® D
Processor frequency:2.8
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:90
Processor Model:820
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Pentium D 800 series
Processor Socket:BGA437
Processor threads:2
Tcase:64.1
Thermal Design Power (TDP):95

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
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 Smart Cache: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Software

Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Hard Drive Capacity:80
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:80

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:34.8
Height :39.6
Width:11.4