If you’ve ever worked on those old Optiplex GX PCs, looking at this pic will probably make you start frothing at the mouth.
[Via Cubicle Bot]
Oh yeah. Those suck big time.
Someone decided it was just easier to lay them on their side on a shelf above the monitor and then you have no trouble using the USB ports.
I used to have one like that at an old job. We used to have them up on the desks, so it wasn't too hard to use them.
my aunt had one, she had it on the desk too. and there was a hole melted on the side. I always wondered where that came from.
First World Problem
I still have one of those old flip-face Dells.
Much hate directed at these old monsters. We had a whole fleet of them at the office!
We still have them at my work… I can't stand it when I need to collect data
Just rip the cover off… that's what happened to most of the ones I worked with…
Too familiar… I just use the USB ports on the accompanying Dell monitors.
My college still has 5 rooms filled with some 20 of those… each!
LOL, too funny! Just remember 60° and it's easy to find.. unless you're my coworker.
Paint it pink and raise money for research. Once goal is reached, catapult/push off ledge/open fire on it!
Lol….Or….Draw Breasts on it, raise a fund. claim you are supporting Female Breast cancer, hence showing a picture of the PComputer :P
Ugh, my college STILL has those old bastards in the Networking Lab…yet the fucking automotive lab gets nice new comps with quad cores, while those of us who know how to actually use a computer get a celeron….
There were USB ports under there??? 4 years. 4 YEARS!!
I STILL have this computer. I hate having to use the USB ports on it… It's almost easier to turn the whole thing around and plug it in in the back!
WORST port placement EVER!!
I've gotten pretty good at FEELING up and around and finding the "sweet spot".
My work computer is one of these and it has to sit on the floor because there is not enough desk space. I hate it with the fires of four hells. I ended up buying a USB extender cable and running it up to the top of the dest through the cable hole in my desktop. Best solution I have come up with.
I actually bought an optiplex gx270 for $20 the other day to use as a media server in my house.
most of those old dells have that stupid port placement in the front. they're too close together and usb drives get stuck against the backing so you have to shimmy it out. newer ones have a normal port opening that's just flat and out in the open. not under a little door.