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DELL Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews
DELL is one of the better rated desktop computer manufacturers according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all PCs.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers that came out more than a year ago.
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 PCs of this age and type. Across all the few processor core PCs that were released one year ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The average processor clock speed of PCs of this spec and age is 2.8GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz. The OptiPlex 3020 has a quite fast processor clock speed (3.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers that were released one year ago.
Personal computers with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the DELL Vostro 3900 (3.7GHz).
Fairly Big Internal Memory
Computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.5GB. At 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020.
Three PCI Express X1 Slots
The OptiPlex 3020 is a three PCI Express x1 slot personal computer. Most of the other few processor core PCs that have been available for more than a year only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar type and age to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers of a comparable age and type to it.
Has One Cable Included
The OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of included cables than most PCs that have been around for more than a year. This computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on similar spec desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 3020 is a six USB 2.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other PCs that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.
Two 5.25" Bays
The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a two 5.25" bay personal computer.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The DELL 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 around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other personal computers of this age and type have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.
The lightest few processor core computer that has been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 is 140g heavy and the heaviest is 16kg. With a weight of 9.4 kilograms, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is one of the heavier PCs of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 3020 amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.
4 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020
Released Over a Year Ago
This computer has been on the market for over a year.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs that came out more than a year ago.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020.
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HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on desktop computers that have been around for a comparable 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 personal computer to all the other HDD PCs and we think the Asus VM42 which is cheaper is also worth considering.
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Windows 7 64
No PCI port onboard
Been using as my primary workstation for 3 months without issue
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