'the big news about both the desktop and minitower versions of what Dell calls its new business systems' OptiFrame chassis is their adoption of Intel's quieter, cooler-running BTX replacement for the venerable ATX motherboard layout'
'The GX280 turned in a score of 176 on our SYSmark Office Productivity tests, which is average for a system with this class of processor.'
'When we previously reviewed an OptiPlex GX, we had one quibble with the interior design: The IDE ribbon cables connecting drives to the unit's motherboard were made from very thin material that was easily damaged.'
'trouble accessing the one free internal drive bay'
'Onboard graphics chip leeches system memory'
'No matter what multimedia applications you're running, sound from the ADA-425 2.1 speakers is above average for a three-piece system, though you may want to upgrade, as the onboard sound card already supports 5.1 audio'