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DELL OptiPlex 3020
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DELL OptiPlex 3020 4 Core Intel Core I5 3.3GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

$699.00 $249.99 cheaper than 16 days ago
4 Intel Core I5 3.3GHz 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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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

Medium processor core PCs produced by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all desktop computers (not just medium processor core PCs) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many PCs of this spec and age.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The OptiPlex 3020 has more PCI Express x1 slots than most of the computers of this age and type. This personal computer is a three PCI Express x1 slot desktop computer compared to most of the comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 which only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

Most PCs of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 3020 have between two and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the OptiPlex 3020 which has six USB 2.0 ports.

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Supports One Case Placement

The OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of placements than most computers of a comparable age and spec to it. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020.

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7 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many computers 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.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 have hard drive capacity of between 320GB and 3TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 8700 (1TB).

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this DELL computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most PCs of this age and type have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the OptiPlex 3020 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Only One DisplayPort

Most PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and two DisplayPorts, including the OptiPlex 3020 which has one DisplayPort.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The OptiPlex 3020 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age. The maximum internal memory of desktop computers of this age and spec range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.

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Only One PCI Express X16 Slot

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a one PCI Express x16 slot desktop computer.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Released Over Two Years Ago

This DELL personal computer was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.3 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age.

Desktop computers with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Zoostorm Intel Core i7-4790 Mini Tower (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020.

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 05wx1, dell i54590, dell 05wx1w, dell i54590t, dell 30200xt1, dell 30200xt1g
Barcodes 00000030208958, 05397063618958, 05397063653591