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DELL OptiPlex 3020
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DELL OptiPlex 3020 2 Core Intel Core I3 3.5GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Core I3 3.5GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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Ready To Perform.- Power through challenging jobs with up to 4th Gen Intel Core i5 processors.- Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8 Pro.- Easily run multiple applications simultaneously with up to... More
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DELL Computers Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all DELL PCs and also specifically for DELL few processor core personal computers and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The OptiPlex 3020 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.5 gigahertz) amongst few processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the few processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst few processor core personal computers of this age. Comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on personal computers of this type and age.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The OptiPlex 3020 is a three PCI Express x1 slot PC. Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 3020 only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The OptiPlex 3020 is a six USB 2.0 port computer.

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Two 5.25" Bays

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a two 5.25" bay personal computer.

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Two 3.5" Bays

Most PCs that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and five 3.5" bays, including the OptiPlex 3020 which has two 3.5" bays.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is more than most personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly supported case placement is Horizontal, but this case placement is not supported by this desktop computer. The case placements Vertical are also supported by this DELL PC.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

Computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth looking at include the Shuttle DSA2LS (Flash).

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 port personal computer.

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Only One DisplayPort

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a one DisplayPort personal computer.

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With a weight of 9.4 kilograms, the OptiPlex 3020 is one of the heavier PCs that have been around for more than two years amongst few processor core personal computers of this age. The weights of personal computers of this age and spec range from 600g to 14kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Released Over Two Years Ago

This few processor core computer was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

If this desktop computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP ProDesk 490 G2 (1TB).

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Expert Reviews

27 October 2014

There's nothing particularly revolutionary about Dell's Optiplex 3020 Micro. It has been possible to cram most of the necessities of a PC into a box this size for some years now. It's also not...

9 April 2016

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5 January 2015

Trotz seiner kompakten Bauform ist der Dell OptiPlex 3020 Micro ein vollwertiger Office-PC mit guter Leistung und sehr geringem Stromverbrauch. Lediglich bei voller Last wird er recht...

Reasonable price
Very small
Decent business software performance
Flexible mounting options

User Reviews

Reviewed 9 May 2014 by Eric W.

To the reviewer complaining it only has VGA. That's not true. There's Displayport as well, which, with an inexpensive adapter will get you HDMI...

Reviewed 12 February 2015 by Affinity
(Verified Purchase)

We've rolled about a dozen of these out and have been great. For how compact they are, they are simple to get into for memory upgrades/hard drive replacements. Because of the form factor, you have... Read more…

Slimline and small. Easy to disassemble for the size. Good warranty. Solid working parts. Attractive, and not flimsy like comparable models
8GB Ram
Windows 7 64
USB 3.0
No PCI port onboard
Been using as my primary workstation for 3 months without issue
The only con I can think of is that any low profile video card you throw in will need to have a fan. Otherwise, it will most definitely over heat. (Although, this really isn't a con. This thing is tin
Within 3 days of setup, several of the towers started producing a "thwapping" sound. I opened one up and discovered that the GPU fan was hitting the DVD drive's SATA cable. For some reason, the factor
The PCI simple communications controller driver did not rollover when making the transition from Windows 7 pro to 8.1 pro. It was not found by windows update, however the Dell support website had the
Reviewed 15 February 2015 by Dorow T.
(Verified Purchase)

Until i had this machine I ran my business off of a laptop. The laptop runs fine, but is taking a lot of wear and tear as I travel to most of my clients. This machine runs my office now. The... Read more…

Reviewed 25 September 2014 by Anonymous

Wish I knew this before telling a client to purchase this exact model from newegg. There wasn't a review that listed this issue at time of purchase...

Good performance until you need to get it fixed quick
Inexpensive for what you get, has displayport. Great warranty
There is a proprietary power supply and proprietary power connector on system board. You cant just go to any store to purchase a power supply and install it. This is true for all Optiplex 3020
The proprietary power supply. Dell's at it again
(Verified Purchase)

Intel i3 processor which is not bad. easy to set up. and it's not that bad for the price you pay.

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