The most affordable of its OptiPlex line, Dell's OptiPlex GX100 contains an Intel Celeron processor with Intel 810 chipset and a 466/66 MHz processor with 32 KB L2 internal cache and 128KB integrated L2 cache at full processor speed. Two gold-plated DIMM slots support 64-512MB Non-ECC 100 MHz SDRAM memory. Its hard drive is enhanced with IDE S.M.A.R.T. II Ultra ATA/66 4.3, and 6.4GB 5,400 RPM (with upgrades available). Customizable options include a 48X max CD-ROM drive, an 8X EIDE DVD-ROM drive, a SuperDisk LS120 removable media drive, or a Zip 250MB removable media drive. Buyers can choose from a number of different monitors, as well. The PC's customizability and affordability make the OptiPlex GX100 a wise choice for educators with particular requirements in a computer. Dell Corp., Round Rock, TX, (800) WWW-DELL, www.dell.com.
This article originally appeared in the 06/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.