Applies to
Dell OptiPlex GX280 Desktop PC/Server

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Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional



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Driver Date & Version
04/05/2005 (ver. 1.0)


Dell Optiplex GX280 is a popular model from Dell due to various improvements:

Dell GX280 Features

  1. HyperCooldesign provides improved thermal management designed to lower ambient temperatures and improve overall reliability.
  2. Usability enhancements were made based on direct customer feedback.
  3. Chassis design now includes a latched door that can be completely removed to allow tool-less access to the system internal components without requiring the system to be repositioned. This not only save cost but valuable manpower as well.
  4. System health status indicators
  5. Front placement of DirectDetect:

    Four Diagnostic LED which provide system status of over 24 different modes, helping to reduce call times for for helpdesk diagnosis

    Network activity LED aiding in quicker system diagnosis of network issues

  6. Stable Image Assurance Program
  7. ImageWatch transition management tool
  8. Intel Image Platform Program
  9. Dell CFI Image Management and X-Image tools
  10. Provides ready to use diagnostics to help minimize down time. The diagnostics reside on a small utility partition on the hard drive and can be launched from the F12 key upon boot.
  11. The diagnostics are designed to detect specific hardware components and then run various tests across the component to troubleshoot the problem.
  12. These diagnostics, in most cases, can identify the issue as a hardware or driver issue, further simplifying the process and helping to keep downtime at a minimum.

Dell Optiplex GX280 Specification Tabe

Dell OptiPlex GX280 Specification
SYSTEM Processor Intel 915G Express chipset

Intel Pentium 4 processor with 800 MHz front side bus and Hyper-Threading and 1MB L2 cache or Celeron D processor with 533 MHz front side bus and 256K L2 cache

Operating Systems Dell recommends Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Microsoft Windows XP Home

Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

Memory 4 DIMM slots (SF Chassis only has two); Non-ECC dual channel shared2 DDR2 SDRAM system memory (400Mhz) up to 4GB3 on the Desktop and Minitower chassis
Video Graphics Controller Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Hard Drive 40/80/160 and 250GB 7200RPM Serial ATA
EIDE Controller Integrated ATA/100 Dual Channel

Bus Master EIDE Hard Drive Controller

Integrated 2-channel Serial ATA Controller

Integrated floppy diskette drive support

Network Controller Broadcom Gigabit Network Connection with support for Remote Wake Up and Alert Standard Format (ASF 10)
Standard I/O Ports Eight USB 20 (two front and six rear)

one Ethernet (RJ45)

one nine-pin serial (16550 compatible)

one parallel (25-hole


1 VGA out

stereo line-in (minijack)

microphone-in (minijack-front)

speakers/line-out (minijack) and headphone (minijack-front)

CHASSIS Vertical Orientation (W x D x H) Small Form Factor: 357 inch x 1393 inch x 1254 inch (90cm x 354cm x 319cm)

Desktop: 45 inch x 139 inch x 157 inch (114cm x 353 cm x 398cm)

Mini-Tower: 74 inch x 171 inch x 161 inch (188cm x 433cm x 409cm)

Horizontal Orientation (W x D x H) Small Form Factor 1254 inch x 1393 inch x 357 inch (319cm x 354cm x 90cm)

Desktop: 157 inch x 139 inch x 45 inch (398cm x 353cm x 114cm)

Mini-Tower: 161 inch x 171 inch x 74 inch (409cm x 433cm x 188cm)

Chassis Weight Small Form Factor ~14lbs; Small Desktop ~21lbs;

Desktop~22lbs(~97kg) and Mini-Tower ~29lbs(~132kg)

Power Supply Small Form Factor 160W

Small Desktop 210W

Desktop 280W; Mini-Tower 305W

Monitors 17 inch E773 (160 inch VIS)

17 inch M783 Flat FST (160 inch VIS)

19 inch M993 Flat FST (179 inch VIS)

22 inch UltraScan P1230 (211 inch VIS)

15 inch E153FP Flat Panel 1024 x 768

15 inch UltraSharp 1505FP Flat Panel 1024 x 768

17 inch UltraSharp 1704FP Flat Panel 1280 x 1024

17 inch E172FP Flat Panel 1280 x 1024

17 inch E173FP Flat Panel 1280X 1024

19 inch UltraSharp 1905FP Flat Panel 1280 x 1024

20 inch UltraSharpTM 2001FP Flat Panel 1600 x 1200

Keyboard (105 Keys) Dell Enhanced QuietKey USB

Enhanced Performance USB

USB Smart Card keyboard

Mouse Dell USB two-button and Dell USB optical two-button scroll
Speakers Internal Dell Business Audio speaker

Dell A215

Dell A425

Removable Media Storage Devices USB Floppy Drive




USB Storage Keys Dell USB Memory Key 64MB and 128MB

USB 20 full speed compliant and bootable

ENVIRONMENTAL Standards Energy Star


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Base Service Three-Year Limited Warranty and Next Business Day On-Site service (US Only)
Optional Service Three-Year Same Day Four-Hour On-Site Response Service

5 days x 10 hours a day

Three-Year Same Day Four-Hour On-Site Response Service

7 days x 24 hours a day

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