In 2005 Dell Computers released the Optiplex GX280 desktop computer. It was designed and marketed specifically for the business user and utilised cost-effective components to encourage bulk purchases. With a base specification enabling the computer to perform most business tasks, the computer was a hit in the business and government markets. Today the GX280 can still be found on the desks of business and government workers.
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The Dell Optiplex GX280 was designed in the mini-tower form factor. The plastic case measures 16.7 inches tall, 17.6 inches deep and 7.1 inches wide. This form factor is smaller than full tower systems, meaning it fit on the edge of a desk yet it had enough internal space to accommodate a powerful and upgradeable hardware package.
Basic Hardware Specifications
The basic hardware configuration of the GX280 includes an Intel Pentium 4 540 processor running at a 3.0 GHz clock speed. It comes with 512 MB of RAM but could be upgraded to 4 GB of RAM. It also comes with an 80 GB hard drive and a CD-R/RW optical drive. The stock operating system of the GX280 is Microsoft Windows XP.
In terms of capabilities for its time of release, the GX280 had the basic memory and processor specifications to easily run most office programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, Internet applications and financial software. With an upgraded hard drive and added memory it would also be able to run multimedia and engineering applications.
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