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Dell GX260


$499.00 Released May, 2002

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Expandable from 512MB to 2GB of memory - great for a Windows 7 upgrade. Great performance when used for a low-cost Linux PC. USB ports located on the front and back.

The Cons:Dated 2.0GHz Pentium 4 processor - not great for multi-threaded applications. Small 40GB hard drive - doesn't leave much space after a Windows 7 install. Only supports IDE hard drives - most user replaceable drives are now SATA.

The Dell GX260 is a mid-to-low end desktop PC designed (at the time of release) to provide average consumers with a cheaper and more affordable option for an up to date computer. The GX260 features a 2.0GHz Pentium 4 processor, 512MB installed RAM (supports 2 GB total), a 40GB hard drive, and a CD-ROM drive of varying speeds depending on the particular model.

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The GX260 includes additional options such as a 1.44MB floppy disk drive, integrated video, audio and ethernet controllers on the motherboard, and a stylish black mid tower case.

The GX260 was released in early 2002, and it is worth noting that with the advancement of technology today computers are almost nearly outdated the moment they are put on a retail shelf; this makes the GX260 ancient in the world of computers.

Features/Specs

  • Mid-low end desktop PC
  • Pentium 4 (1.8GHz) processor
  • 512MB installed RAM; 2 x 256MB DDR SDRAM modules (supports up to 1GB total)
  • 40 GB hard drive
  • CD-ROM drive
  • 1.44MB floppy disk drive
  • 64MB Integrated Video
  • Integrated SoundBlaster Emulation Audio with Line In/Out/Mic
  • Integrated ethernet controller
  • Expansion Slots
    • 1 AGP & 1 PCI Half-height Slots
    • 2 PCI Full-height Slots
  • Inputs/Outputs
    • 2 PS/2 Ports
    • 4 USB Ports (2 on the front)
    • 1 Serial Ports
    • 1 Parallel Port
    • 1 15-pin VGA Port
    • Power Cord
  • Pricing
    • Release retail price: $399-499
    • Current Retail Price: $99-199

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Pros
  • 3

    expandable from 512MB to 2GB of memory - great for a Windows 7 upgrade

  • 1

    great performance when used for a low-cost Linux PC

  • 1

    USB ports located on the front and back

  • 1

    front panel hides USB and audio inputs for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance

Cons
  • 2

    dated 2.0GHz Pentium 4 processor - not great for multi-threaded applications

  • 2

    small 40GB hard drive - doesn't leave much space after a Windows 7 install

  • 2

    only supports IDE hard drives - most user replaceable drives are now SATA

  • 2

    only supports AGP graphics cards - might be hard to find a suitable upgrade

  • -1

    smells funny when overheats

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ChiefSlapaho
ChiefSlapaho: #dell_gx260 No there isn't any bluetooth. You can use a usb-based (or possibly pci) adapter to achieve this.

This machine is really old, plus the Pentium 4 line (Netburst architecture) was abandoned due to inefficiency and the Pentium 3 is what was used instead to help usher the newer generation of processors that we have today. Jul 25, 12
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Madhusudan
Madhusudan: #dell_gx260 how can i connect to bluetooth in this system? Jul 7, 11
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Madhusudan
Madhusudan: #dell_gx260 is there on board bluetooth? Jul 7, 11
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