Rely on a range of processors that include 4th Generation Intel Core i5 processors with Intel Integrated Graphics. OptiPlex Micro features the smallest Dell chassis design with a displacement of...
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on few processor core PCs that have been around for more than a year.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of few processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 3020.
Quite Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
The OptiPlex 3020 has one of the bigger max internal memory supported processors (32 gigabytes) amongst few processor core PCs of this age. The max internal memory supported processors of few processor core PCs that were released more than a year ago range from 4GB to 64GB.
Has One Cable Included
The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of included cables than most few processor core PCs that are a comparable age to it. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PCs of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The OptiPlex 3020 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020. The maximum turbo frequencies of desktop computers of this age and spec range from 2GHz to 5GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.1GHz.
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3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that have been available for more than a year.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable age and type to it.
Four Processor Threads
The OptiPlex 3020 has more processor threads than most of the computers of this age and type. This desktop computer is a four processor thread desktop computer compared to most of the few processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 which only have between two and three processor threads.
At only 176 millimeters, the OptiPlex 3020 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the few processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 the depths range from 22mm to 1,100mm, and the average depth is 280mm.
The average width of similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 is 180mm, and the widths range from 29mm to 660mm. When compared to other few processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 that we have assessed, the width of the DELL OptiPlex 3020 of only 36 millimeters is one of the narrowest.
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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec computers that have been on the market for more than a year the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 740MHz.
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer. Most of the other few processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on PCs of this age and spec. 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.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative HDD personal computers currently available including cheaper personal computers such as the DELL OptiPlex 3020 ($354.00).
Computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth looking at include the VM42 (SSD and cheaper), or the Chromebox (SSD and cheaper) both from Asus or the Acer Revo One RL85 (SSD and cheaper).
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when DELL released the OptiPlex 3020.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.1 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020.
If this desktop computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Revo One RL85 (2TB) which also has a higher rating.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.
We compared this computer to all the other 4GB memory personal computers and we think the Lenovo H50 ($249.99), and the Acer Revo One RL85 which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If you are looking for a desktop computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the DELL OptiPlex 3020 ($354.00) (8GB) which is also cheaper.
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Slimline and small. Easy to disassemble for the size. Good warranty. Solid working parts. Attractive, and not flimsy like comparable models
Windows 7 64
No PCI port onboard
Been using as my primary workstation for 3 months without issue
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