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Pros: Absolutely none, It came in for my customer and was broken in many pieces!!
Cons: Why can't you guys ship parts that aren't broken?
Other Thoughts: I've complained about the shabby packaging (padded envelope) but even the second that came RMA was broken!!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Nice 2.8Ghz AMD AthlonII X2, 4GB of DDR3 and a decent size HDD (250GB) for the price. Great for a casual user (email, web surfing) but definitely not for gaming.
Cons: I get many Dell OptiPlex 580's for different clients of mine, the price:performance ratio just can't be beat for a 2.8Ghz AMD dual core, 4GB of DDR3 and a 250GB hard drive. For the people I get these for it blows their older minds. I have received 2 machines that I've had to re-format and re-install windows. I'm not sure if it's the image they use or what but sometimes Windows just doesn't want to boot or has issues. The latest issue I've had was the machine would not let you log into windows, it would freeze with a black screen right when you'd usually attempt to login. Again, a fresh install and everything works fine under my stress tests. Cosmetics are also sketchy. I've had complete disasters where customers didn't want the machine (became nice pfSense boxes) because of so many dents and scratches. Sooo, if you don't mind gambling on the cosmetic condition of the machine and MAYBE the pre-installed Windows will work, then this is good for the money.
Other Thoughts: If you don't mind a gable on the HDD or the pre-installed image then you can't really go wrong with the power offered for this price. These aren't good for gaming, it only comes with onboard AMD HD4200 and the slim tower design won't allow for a very heavy-duty dedicated video card, not to mention the AMD dual core will only bottleneck a high end cared anyway.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Gateway 17.3" Laptop 4GB 500GB | NE72219u
Pros: It was not an OptiPlex, this was purchased from a different vendor via Newegg (ThinkGreenPC). I purchased a laptop (17.3" Gateway) for only $299 with 4GB DDR3 and a low-power quad core. My customer was very happy with the laptop, only issue she had was with Windows 8, which most elderly used to old style Windows have. Sorry for the Mixup.
Cons: Windows 8.1 but that's not Brownbox's fault it's Microsoft's.
Other Thoughts: This laptop is perfect for a casual user. It has enough power to multitask (not heavy gaming) for everyday use (email and web browsing). For the price I definitely recommend this purchase, lots of goodies (especially the 17.3" screen).READ FULL REVIEW