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Dell Optiplex desktop computer

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Dell Optiplex desktop computer
 
3.4

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3.0

Dell OptiPlex 160 Big things in a Small Package!

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from San Antonio, TX

Comments about Dell Optiplex desktop computer:

I had high hopes of this little power-saving machine, ordering one hoping to replace approx. 110 power-hungry machines. Unfortunately, the config with 2GB and a dual-core Atom processor, running XP SP3, proved to be to slow. When running only one task at once things were OK-ish. But still noticably slower in normal office-tasks then a 2 Ghz P4 with 2 GB.



It also couldn't handle video-files with high resolutions (720p and up) and bitrates without hickups. Although we don't regularly require that of our machines, it gives an idea of the computing power of this machines

We were disappointed the Dell chose for SiS to provide integrated graphics. Getting it to run under linux required a portuguese package. To our surpise, 1920x1200 outpur did not work over DVI. We are still trying to get it to work over sub-D, as Dell states it can, but that will require manually entering monitor-timings (under Linux, that is).

As we didn't want to 'downgrade' from aformentioned P4, we decided to go with regular desktop computers, and skip this generation of tiny PCs. But one day, when these small machines are pwerfull enough, all the desktops will be replaced by machines like this.

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4.0

Computer

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from Levittown, PA

Comments about Dell Optiplex desktop computer:

This is a very good computer and i recommend it to anyone who wants a computer that has a lot of space in it and a computer that is very fast because  this computer is a very fast computer and it is also very awesome and i recommendatory it for anyone who is looking for a new computer. This is a very fast computer and you can do a lot of different things at once at it will all run fast and smoothly without any problems or lag for a lot of the time and the only problem with this is how it doesnt have an hdmi port in it wich isnt good because hdmi is ment for high definition moniters so there isnt any of that. You can play games on this computer and you can browse the web and watch video on this. I haven't had any problems with this since i got it and it is a pretty silent computer and doesn't make a lot of noise most of the time so that is a pro.So bottem line if you are looking for a fast computer but dont care about hdmi than this a computer for you

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4.0

Optiplex 160-good thin client machine

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from Tampa, FL

Comments about Dell Optiplex desktop computer:

The Optiplex 160 is a good thin client machine well suited for a number of office environments. It runs the power friendly single or dual core Intel Atom processor and Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional. It also has an option for wireless connectivity as well as the option for IT personal to enable only 2 USB ports for mouse & keyboard input only so there's less risk for end users to corrupt the OS or any settings. This is a good thing as the 160 does not contain a built-in optical drive as it is designed to be managed over the network. While the Optiplex 160 includes both VGA and DVI video outputs, it does not feature HDMI or Display Port so you'll need an adapter if you plan to use either of those interfaces.  Other features include up to a 250GB SATA hard drive and up to 4GB of DDR2 800MHz SDRAM.  The Optiplex 160 comes standard with a 3 year warranty with add-ons such as Pro Support & Complete Care Accidental Damage as well as options for data destruction and to keep the system's hard drive for those concerned about sensitive data.

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5.0

fantastic

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from Alfred, NY

Comments about Dell Optiplex desktop computer:

This is a very good desktop i suggest for the beginners. It is very fast and the cpu hardly occupies any space. I am using it and it did not give any type of problems till now. Great one. they provide all the parts or accesories available.desktop is very convenient to use at home as well as at work because working on laptop always is not good for ur posture and eye also. In some sites they have option of free shipping so we have to compare it carefully with other sites and make a purchase of it. 

Some of the features are:


- 160GB 2.5"" SATA and 16MB DataBurst Cache

- 2GB DDR2 Non-ECC SDRAM,800MHz, (1 DIMM)

- Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic Service Pack 1, With media, 32

- Integrated Video, SIS Mirage 3 

- GraphicsResource DVD contains Diagnostics and Drivers for Dell OptiPlex 160


Dell OptiPlex 160 Desktop Computer OptiPlex 160, Single Core Tiny Desktop Up to 87 Percent Efficient PSU 2GB DDR2 Non-ECC SDRAM,800MHz, (1 DIMM) Intel Atom 230 Single Core Processor No Monitor 160GB 2.5"" SATA and 16MB DataBurst Cache Integrated Video, SIS Mirage 3 Graphics

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1.0

Dell Optiplex do not waste your money

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from Salisbury, NC

Comments about Dell Optiplex desktop computer:

 

               When I first bought this computer i thought it would be a upgrade from my HP . What a mistake first I had all types of problem just getting it to get on-line then after that it started freezing and I would have to reboot 4 or 5 times a day. I called their tech number I guess 10 times each time it was someone that I could barely understand because, of their accent therefore It would take me twice as long to have them talk me threw this or that.

                Sure it would work for a few days and then it seemed like the same thing would start again. I even called the cable people out and they told me in no certain terms " there is something wrong with your computer" Finally I said for get it . I took it back and got a HP Slimline with a ram upgrade and I even got a deal on a larger screen ! How could I go wrong? I have been very happy since nearly 15 plus hours a day are spent on the computer . Do not buy the brand "Dell just because, its a Dell...

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3.0

it is just ok as a flatsceren

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from Altamonte Springs, FL

Comments about Dell Optiplex desktop computer:

After receving a dell flatscreen free from a friend that never used it, occasionally, the screen just goes blank.Whats with that stuff? If I would have purchased it, I would have taken it back as soon as it did it which was immediately. I believe in dell products, but this one has a glitch in ot that needs attention. overall, i would not buy this monitor.

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2.0

Junk..

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from Ironton, OH

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I have had several different brands of computers. Dell by far has been the worst out of all the brands. I think they are cheaply made! My dell desktop lasted about a 2 years. With the Cd drive only working on it for about a few months. And after awhile it all of a sudden started to work again. Also my sister had purchased a dell laptop. That thing was also nothing but junk. She paid over a 1000 for it worked about 6 months and the motherboard wen out on it. She paid 150 to get it fixed and anot a month later the computer totally stopped working. It wouldnt even turn on. So that made 2 dell computers that didn't last 3 years combined. My dells may not be the same one that is shown un the review but it is a Dell. If thinking about purchasing a Dell computer, i would think again. Also, several people that i know has had the same issues with dell. Hope this review helps someone.. If i had to choose a brand i would def. go with a Hp computer. they are the best so far that i have ran across..

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5.0

This is a great computer

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from Trenton, MI

Comments about Dell Optiplex desktop computer:

This is a very nice computer to have .Dells are my favorite computers to operate and are very fast and efficient .This computer has a lot of memory space which is important to have for me. It also does a good job blocking pop ups and keeping the computer secured . When this computer is fully charged , the battery life last's me a good amount of time to keep up on my important thing's such as my stocks and other things I need to keep up with. This computer works very well for me when I watch movies or listen to music as well. The sound and picture has great quality. I have high speed internet and this computer is very fast . I never have problems waiting for stuff. When I click on a website, it takes me to that site very quick and my downloads are fast and efficient as well. I am a little bit computer illiterate still and have lots to learn yet. But the more I learn about computers ,the more I am impressed with this model. I look forward to seeing more models in the future. Thank you. 

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4.0

The Little Virtual Machine

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from Aurora, IL

Comments about Dell Optiplex desktop computer:

Virtualization is in, at least for the time being until come other *"buzz"* technology comes along to replace *virtualization* as the **it** technology of the moment; remember cloud computing? 

Virtualization involves more than servers, however, true virtualization includes workstations as well.  That is where small footprint machines like the *Del**l Optiplex FX-160*** come into play. 

The 411

The ***Optiplex FX-160*** is a small footprint desktop computer without full-sized hard drive.  In fact it is so small that a standard 3.5" SATA drive will not fit into the chassis.  If you insist on installing a hard drive then the ***Optiplex FX-160*** will accept a 2.5" SATA drive or a solid state drive of the same size.

Dell designed the ***Optiplex FX-160*** to support either a Virtual Remote Desktop thin client environment or a *On-Demand Desktop Streaming* environment.  The lithe workstation is built around the Intel Atom processor family, which helps reduce the power footprint of the desktop, but does not limit the units processing power. 

The ***Optiplex FX-160*** is fitted with (6) USB ports as well as standard PS/2 ports for muse & keyboards, as well as standard VGA and Digital video ports.      

**My Viewpoint **

We have been using the ***Optiplex FX-160*** to replace full size desktop computer at outlying locations.  We opted to fit them with 80GB 2.5" SATA drives while we prepare the environment for desktop virtualization. 

The Intel Atom processor is plenty powerful enough to run Windows XP and a suite of other applications that are a part of our standard image loud-out.  In addition we have installed 2GB of Ram in each (up to 4GB can be installed), and mated them with 19" flat screen monitors.

The small foot print of the ***Optiplex FX-160* **together with its powerful Atom processor and flexible chassis make the PC ready for virtualization duties, or work as a standard desktop PC.    

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