Released May, 2002
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in early 2002, and it is worth noting that with the advancement of technology today computers are almost nearly outdated the moment they are put on a retail shelf; this makes the GX260 ancient in the world of computers.
- 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
- 2 PS/2 Ports
- 4 USB Ports (2 on the front)
- 1 Serial Ports
- 1 Parallel Port
- 1 15-pin VGA Port
- Power Cord
- Release retail price: $399-499
- Current Retail Price: $99-199
User Reviews (4)
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
front panel hides USB and audio inputs for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance
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
only supports AGP graphics cards - might be hard to find a suitable upgrade
smells funny when overheats
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