Dell Optiplex 980 Intel Core i5 2TB Desktop

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Dell Optiplex 980 Intel Core i5 2TB Desktop
Price: $229.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 Business Days. (Tuesday, Jan 10 to Friday, Jan 13) + transit
Condition: Refurbished


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This is a 2010-era processor. I see that it does have a Displayport connector which allows you to hook up a DP to HDMI, DP to DVI, and of course, DP to VGA in addition to the legacy VGA connector.

150.00 us

Wow, it even has a parallel port. Now I can use my Dot Matrix Printer again.

Is there any way of knowing where these units came from. IOW are they corporate upgrades from Dell itself or wiped over with a rag from a storefront in Queens, NY?

Is this system capable of fitting a high’ish end video card? IE: EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING, ACX 2.0 (Single Fan), 06G-P4-6161-KR, 6GB GDDR5, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC), Only 6.8 Inches

nvm, there is a ‘Lenovo Thinkcentre M81 i5 1TB HD Desktop’ for sale for 289.00 on woot right now, which looks much better for vid cards/gaming.

As it is, no – but they would not be one-off pulls out of a recycle bin if that’s what you’re worried about. Typically, these refurbished business systems were picked up when corporations upgraded en masse. It’s the most straightforward way that larger quantities of computers with the same configuration could be obtained.

With that said, Dell does keep records of all of their computer’s original configurations via their system tag, which sometimes can clue in who was the original owner (leasee). As an example, some of the refurbished ex-lease Dell computers we use at work here were originally spec for Boeing.

Not a deal, not even close. You can get 3-year-old off-lease systems cheaper directly from Dell at

Happy New Year!

Dell’s off-lease refurbs is a great source, and I’ve been involved in purchasing and/or recommending them, but rarely do they have systems with 2TB drives, nor would they have Windows 10 as they’re too new to be off-lease.

There’s more to a computer than just its age and processor.

To me, this is almost a good deal for the price - a spare computer with a 2TB HD? However, no USB3 nor a DVD/CD writer kills it for me. If you just want to do email and check out Amazon, maybe play a CD or DVD once in a while, why not?
(Definitely an older machine, though.)