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DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro
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DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Sep 2014
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Powerfully efficient: Rely on a range of processors that include 4th Generation Intel Core i5 processors with Intel Integrated Graphics. Perfectly compact: OptiPlex Micro features the smallest... More
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as it.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Good Brand

Based on 191 expert and user reviews, DELL has good reviews for its PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core PCs range.

Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of computers of this spec and age is 7.9GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

There are a number of alternative 8GB memory personal computers currently available which you might also want to look at including the DELL OptiPlex 9020 ($505.00) which is cheaper.

PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 8700 (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on similar spec computers that were released more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Shallow

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro is fairly shallow (only 176 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average depth of similar spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 350mm, and the depths range from 33mm to 690mm.

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Light

At only 1.3 kilograms, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is very light compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The average weight of medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is 8.1kg, and the weights range from 250g to 24kg.

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Narrow

Comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro have widths of between 33mm and 490mm. When compared to other medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro that we have checked, the width of the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro of only 36 millimeters is one of the narrowest.

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11 Reasons Against

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

Most similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the OptiPlex 3020 Micro which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 2 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the slowest processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age. PCs of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 4.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.

If you would prefer a computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Zotac ZBOX EI730 ($521.59) (2.7GHz and cheaper), or the DELL OptiPlex 3030 ($842.99) (3GHz and cheaper).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core PCs that are a similar 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 think you might also be interested in some of the alternative HDD computers currently available including cheaper computers such as the EliteDesk 800 G1 ($349.99), or the ProDesk 600 SFF ($799.00) both from HP.

Personal computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth considering include the DELL Precision T1700 SFF ($749.99) (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 320GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB.

We compared all the other 500GB hard drive capacity PCs to this desktop computer and we think cheaper desktop computers such as the EliteDesk 800 G1 ($349.99), and the EliteDesk 800 both from HP is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to look at the HP Z230 (1TB and higher rated) or the DELL XPS 8700 (1TB and cheaper).

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is 1GB, the biggest is 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.5GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst computers of this age.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most desktop computers that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Only One DisplayPort

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro is a one DisplayPort computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro. Medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the smaller processor caches amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro is a four processor thread computer.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is 3.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity computers currently available which you might want to consider including the EliteDesk 800 G1 ($349.99), or the EliteDesk 800 both from HP which is cheaper.

If this DELL desktop computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 8700 (1TB and cheaper); or the HP Z230 (1TB and higher rated).

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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
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
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
Password Protection Level
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Embedded Options Available
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
Certificates
Certification
Packaging Content
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...

User Reviews

(2)
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!

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers visipax i54590, visipax i54590t
Barcodes 00779184783503, 05397063670840, 05397063672325
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