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...
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8 Reasons For
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than a year ago.
We calculated the average ratings for all DELL personal computers and also specifically for DELL medium processor core personal computers and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
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 PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on personal computers of a comparable age and type to it.
The OptiPlex 3020 Micro is one of the shallower medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro (only 176 millimeters) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age. Medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro have depths of between 31mm and 590mm, and the average depth is 350mm.
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PCs of this spec and age have weights of between 38g and 23kg. The OptiPlex 3020 Micro is very light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.
The average width of personal computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is 180mm, and the widths range from 33mm to 510mm. When compared to other similar spec desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro's width of only 36 millimeters is one of the narrowest.
4 Reasons Against
Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
The processor clock speeds of computers that were released more than a year ago range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz. The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2 gigahertz) amongst PCs of this age.
Desktop computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_3106865_price] (2.2GHz and cheaper).
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers of this type and age. 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 would prefer a PC with a faster storage speed then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_3106865_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the Fujitsu D556[plb_3186790_price] (SSD and cheaper).
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4.4GHz. At only 3 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.
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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro
Released Over a Year Ago
This personal computer was released over a year ago.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available including the ProDesk 400 G2[pl_2446344_price], or the ProDesk 600 G1[pl_2409274_price] both from HP which is cheaper.
If this DELL computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Sedatech UC00725I3[plb_3068693_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73[plb_3158291_price] (1TB and cheaper).
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a relatively average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 500GB hard drive capacity personal computers currently available including the ProDesk 400 G2[pl_2446344_price], or the ProDesk 600 G1[pl_2409274_price] both from HP which is cheaper.
If this personal computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sedatech UC00725I3[plb_3068693_price] (1TB and cheaper).
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Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.
Alternative 4GB memory PCs currently available which you might also want to look at include the ProDesk 400 G2[pl_2446344_price], or the ProDesk 600 G1[pl_2409274_price] both from HP which is cheaper.
Personal computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_3106865_price] (8GB), or the Sedatech UC00725I3[plb_3068693_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
545, I5-4590, I5-4590T
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
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
Windows 7 Professional
McAfee Security Center, Office
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
2L sized PC, 1.2L sized PC
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Password Protection Level
Compatible Processor Series
Core i3, Core i5, Pentium, Pentium G
Dell E-Value Code
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
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 Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
CECP, CE, WEEE
Energy Star Certified
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel InTru 3D, Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video