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DELL OptiPlex 3020
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DELL OptiPlex 3020 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

$739.00
$329.99 $409.01 cheaper than 45 days ago
2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.6GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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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 16GB of memory.... More
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on latest few processor core personal computers.

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Only Released Eight Months Ago

As one of the newer personal computers, this desktop computer is likely to use more advanced technology.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The OptiPlex 3020 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst few processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 790MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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DELL Has Good PC Reviews

Based on 191 expert and owner reviews, DELL has good ratings for its PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically within its few processor core personal computers range compared to other manufacturers.

HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on few processor core personal computers that have been around 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.

Personal computers with a faster storage speed that might be worth considering include the Chromebox[pl_3227635_price] (SSD), or the 400 G2[pl_3768563_price] (SSD) both from HP or the DELL Chromebox 3010[plb_2672334_price] (SSD).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on few processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on few processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

When compared to other latest comparable spec desktop computers, the DELL OptiPlex 3020's maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The average maximum turbo frequency of recently released few processor core personal computers is 2.7GHz.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

Most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were released in the last 12 months only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, however the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has three PCI Express x1 slots.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

Most of the other latest few processor core personal computers only have between one and five USB 2.0 ports, however the OptiPlex 3020 has six USB 2.0 ports.

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Two 5.25" Bays

The OptiPlex 3020 has more 5.25" bays than most of the few processor core personal computers that were launched in the last year. Most of the latest few processor core personal computers only have one 5.25" bay, however this computer has two 5.25" bays.

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Supports One Case Placement

The OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of placements than most few processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by few processor core personal computers that were released in the last year.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on latest few processor core personal computers.

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4 Reasons Against

Only 4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The OptiPlex 3020 supports a better on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version than most latest few processor core personal computers. This computer supports a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, whereas most new comparable spec PCs support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version.

This personal computer's on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version (4) is in fact the worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version across all computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

Across similar types of personal 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 personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.7 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is one of the smallest amongst few processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of recently released few processor core personal computers range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Heavy

At 9.4 kilograms, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020. The lightest latest desktop computer is 530g heavy and the heaviest is 15kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.6 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that came out in the last 12 months.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Acer Veriton M2640G[plb_3690269_price] (3.7GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020.

If this few processor core computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Apple 2.8GHz[plb_2898479_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

If you would prefer a computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the HP 550-232na[plb_3816013_price] (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months.

If you would prefer a PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Apple 2.8GHz[plb_2898479_price] (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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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

(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 30208260
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