DELL is one of the better rated computer manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor core computers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on desktop computers that were released around the same time as it.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most PCs of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 9020 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the OptiPlex 9020 which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
SSD Storage Medium
The DELL OptiPlex 9020 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most personal computers of this age and type have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.
This PC's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed across all desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020.
The worst storage speed across similar types of PC is HDD.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on computers that have been available for more than a year.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers of this type and age.
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Six USB 3.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 9020 is a six USB 3.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.
DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The OptiPlex 9020 has a newer internal memory type than most personal computers of this spec and age. This computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all desktop computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 9020 the internal memory type ranges from DDR3-SDRAM to DDR4-SDRAM.
With a depth of only 176 millimeters, the OptiPlex 9020 is one of the shallower medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The shallowest desktop computer of this age and spec is 31mm deep, the deepest is 760mm, and the average depth is 350mm.
The lightest computer of this spec and age is 38g heavy and the heaviest is 23kg. The OptiPlex 9020 is fairly light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type.
Medium processor core computers that were released more than a year ago have widths of between 33mm and 510mm, and the average width is 190mm. The DELL OptiPlex 9020 is one of the narrowest PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020 (only 36 millimeters) amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
The average total storage capacity of medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 9020 is 770GB, and the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has one of the smallest total storage capacity amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo M93p ($779.90) (500GB and higher rated); or the HP 280 G1 MT (500GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo S500 SFF (500GB and cheaper).
Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
The average processor clock speed of desktop computers of this type and age is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz. The DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020.
If this personal computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo S500 SFF (2.9GHz and cheaper).
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it.
Only One DisplayPort
Most medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the OptiPlex 9020 which has one DisplayPort.
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Quite Small Processor Cache
The average processor cache of computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 9020 is 6.6MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB. At only 6 megabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
Desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 9020 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 9020 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This computer has been on the market for over a year.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for more than a year.
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
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
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Pro, 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 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
2L sized PC, 1.2L sized PC
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
PC, Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L)
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep 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
Storage Relative Humidity Range
5 - 95
Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 65
-15.2 - 10668
-15.2 - 3048
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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The 23inch display is nice and sharp, featuring generous viewing angles
Stock performance is more than adequate for office multitasking
Durable build quality
Solid state drive as standard
Touch screen functionality is not available on the standard model
Included mouse and keyboard are lightweight and likely to have a short lifespan
OptiPlex is rather pricey when compared to other office PCs