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DELL OptiPlex 3020 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.4GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Just Released Six Months Ago

This personal computer was released just six months ago. Newer personal computers like this one are likely to have more advanced features.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,150 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been around for the last year. Across all the new similar spec PCs the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 790MHz to 1,200MHz.

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DELL Computers Have Good Reviews

DELL few processor core personal computers have good ratings on average and across all desktop computers DELL is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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 a similar time to 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.

We compared this desktop computer to all the other HDD personal computers and we think the Lenovo E73 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to look at the OptiPlex 3040 (SSD), or the OptiPlex 3040 ($540.60) (SSD) both from DELL or the HP 400 G3 SFF (SSD).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on latest comparable spec personal computers.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on few processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a six USB 2.0 port PC. Most of the other latest few processor core personal computers only have between one and five USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 93 millimeters, the OptiPlex 3020 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for the last year. The widths of new personal computers range from 34mm to 440mm, and the average width is 160mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Only 4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 supports a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than the 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version supported by most few processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

This computer's on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version (4) is actually the worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version amongst all personal computers that came out in the last 12 months.

Amongst similar types of computer the best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is 4.4.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on few processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

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

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.4 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that were released in the last year.

If you would prefer a PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo E73 (3.6GHz and cheaper), or the DELL 3650 (3.7GHz and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec PCs.

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire XC-705 (1TB and cheaper).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

The OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively average hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other latest few processor core personal computers.

If you want a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire XC-710 (1TB), the Lenovo Ideacentre 300 ($385.17) (1TB), or the HP 460-p035na (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other computers that have been available for the last year.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire XC-705 (6GB and cheaper).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
L3 Cache
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection Level
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Dell E-Value Code
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Width
Packaging Height
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Display Included
Keyboard Layout
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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

(17)
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
Small
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell w10, dell win7, dell nfm5, dell w10p, dell nfm5w, dell win7p, dell i34160, dell i34160t, sm003d3020mt82, sm006d3020sff82, dell optiplex3020, dell optiplex3020m, dell optiplex3020mt, dell 4gb500gbdvdrwgbew7, dell 4gb500gbdvdrwgbew7p, dell optiplex3020mtinteli341304gb500gbwindows
Barcodes 05397063565405, 05397063565498
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