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DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro
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DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.1GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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Put mainstream performance anywhere you need it with the ultra-compact OptiPlex 3020 Micro Desktop and a complete range of custom mounts. Powerfully efficient: Rely on a range of processors that... More
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of desktop computers of this age and type is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,200MHz.

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Good Brand

DELL has good average ratings for its few processor core personal computers as well as across its entire computer range.

Quite Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

With a max internal memory supported processor of 32 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly big max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro. Across all the comparable spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro the max internal memory supported processors range from 4GB to 64GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many few processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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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 similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as 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 the most commonly found cabling technology on similar spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Four Processor Threads

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has more processor threads than most of the similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro. This personal computer is a four processor thread PC compared to most of the few processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro which only have between two and three processor threads.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is more than most desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to it. This computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on personal computers of a similar age and type to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

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Shallow

Across all the PCs that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro the depths range from 33mm to 1,100mm. At only 176 millimeters, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro is quite shallow compared to most of the other computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

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Narrow

At only 36 millimeters, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is very narrow compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro. The average width of few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is 180mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

PCs of this age and spec have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 740MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 310MHz. The DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer. Most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst few processor core personal computers of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of few processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year is 250GB and the biggest is 2TB.

There are a number of other 500GB hard drive capacity computers currently available that you might also want to look at including the DELL Inspiron 3847[plb_2361535_price] which is cheaper.

If this computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_2877469_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.7 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of desktop computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of a similar age and spec to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this DELL PC. The memory slots 1x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

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

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.1 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of a similar type and age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

If you would prefer a personal computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP ProDesk 600 G1[plb_2945530_price] (3.2GHz), or the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_2792845_price] (3.4GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

Alternative 500GB total storage capacity PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 3847[plb_2361535_price].

If you want a computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_2877469_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

Other 4GB memory PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 3847[plb_2361535_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020[plb_2871972_price] (8GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF[plb_2873107_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar spec and age 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 all the other HDD computers to this PC and we think cheaper personal computers such as the DELL Inspiron 3847[plb_2361535_price], and the HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF[plb_3068066_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a desktop computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to consider the Acer Chromebox CXI[plb_2775942_price] (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
Processor Model
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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
2.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
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
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
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
Certificates
Certification
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
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...

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

(3)
Reviewed 13 June 2015 by Tech
(Verified Purchase)

Twice received a faulty PC. There seems to be a defect with the batch.

Reviewed 11 June 2015 by DurhamYFC
(Verified Purchase)

It's so small we thought we'd made a mistake, but it is fast and reliable and we have no regrets!

Reviewed 2 June 2015 by Corey S.
(Verified Purchase)

I have been searching for the perfect form factor for a long time and this thing is perfect in every way. It easily comes apart and is very cleverly put together. You can easily supplement the... Read more…

Micro Form Factor is excellent for space
Extremely versatile
Good performance for the everday user
Comes loaded with Windows 7 or 8.1 Pro
Easily add a SSD and more RAM
It does seem to get warm after awhile
No USB 3.0 ports

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell my6, dell my6t, dell win7, dell my6tm, dell win7p, dell 4gb500, dell i34160, dell win7pr, dell i34160t, dell win7pro, dell 4gb500g, dell 4gb500gb
Barcodes 05397063638307
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