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

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.3GHz 4GB Aug 2016
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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.2... More
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8 Reasons For

Just Released Four Months Ago

This personal computer was released just four months ago, so it is likely to have more advanced features than some of the older desktop computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for the last year.

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Good Brand

We checked 191 expert and user reviews for DELL PCs and found that on average DELL has good ratings. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core PCs range.

Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of new PCs is 330GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 0.5GB to 4.1TB. At 1,024 gigabyte, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

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

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The OptiPlex 3020 is a three PCI Express x1 slot desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers that came out in the last year only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The OptiPlex 3020 is a six USB 2.0 port computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is more than most medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by PCs that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

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12 Reasons Against

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 computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last 12 months have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The average max memory bandwidth supported processor of PCs that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 is 34GB/s, and the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s. With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the OptiPlex 3020 has a quite slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

With a max internal memory supported processor of only 32 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 is 2GB, the biggest is 1.6TB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 99GB.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than the 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version supported by most medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as it. The best on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version of all medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 is 4.4 and the worst is 4.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Desktop computers that have been on the market for the last year have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.9GB. The OptiPlex 3020 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.024 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of new medium processor core PCs is 510MB and the biggest is 4.1GB. At only 1,024 megabyte, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other latest medium processor core PCs.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is more than most computers that have been available for a similar time to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The OptiPlex 3020 has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most similar spec desktop computers that have been available for the last year. Most recently released similar spec computers have a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the worst internal memory type amongst all latest personal computers.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is the best internal memory type across similar types of desktop computer.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020. The system bus data transfer rates of similar spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s.

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Heavy

The OptiPlex 3020 is quite heavy (9.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other PCs that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020. The average weight of personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 is 6.6kg.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Average Processor Clock Speed

The OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

If this computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the HP 400 G3 (3.4GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

If this desktop computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Aspire XC-705 (1TB), the Aspire X3-710 (1TB), or the Veriton X2640G (1TB) all from Acer.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released in the last 12 months.

If you want a personal computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the Aspire XC-705 (1TB), the Aspire X3-710 (1TB), or the Veriton X2640G (1TB) all from Acer.

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Average Internal Memory

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 7020 ($529.99) (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that were launched in the last 12 months. 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.

If you are looking for a personal computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to consider the HP 800 G2 ($1,017.11) (SSD 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
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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 Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Dell E-Value Code
Audio Chip
Processor Special Features
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
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
Display Diagonal
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Panel Type
Typical Contrast Ratio
Keyboard Layout
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Brightness
Display Colour
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
Supported Number of Colours Display
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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Concealed, lockable drive trays
Onboard display is useful
Bundled NovaBackup licenses
24hour HDD exchange for 3 years
Lots of performance for 999
No diskless option
Sluggish performance
Tiredlooking user interface
No USB 3.0 ports
Erratic fan noise
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

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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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