Report an incorrect priceFound it cheaper elsewhere?
Searching for international prices ...
Assumed Exchange Rates
Searching for prices in ...
18 Reasons For
DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core computers as well as across its entire computer range compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on PCs of this age and spec.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
At 1,200 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago. Personal computers that were released one year ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 700MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.6 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age. Across all the comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 9020 the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.
SSD Storage Medium
The OptiPlex 9020 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most computers of a similar spec and age to it. 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.
An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage speed amongst all personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020.
The worst storage speed across similar types of PC is HDD.
If you would prefer a personal computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to consider the Zotac ZBOX PI320 ($189.26) (Flash and higher rated), or the Asus CHROMEBIT (Flash and higher rated).
Quite Big Internal Memory
The OptiPlex 9020 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The smallest internal memory of desktop computers of this age and spec is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB.
If this medium processor core computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire TC-705 (12GB).
+13 More reasons for
Two PCI Express X16 Slots
Most of the other computers of this type and age only have one PCI Express x16 slot, however the OptiPlex 9020 has two PCI Express x16 slots.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to it.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The slowest maximum turbo frequency of computers of a similar age and type to the OptiPlex 9020 is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4.4GHz. At 4 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers that have been available for around the same time as it.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 9020 is a six USB 2.0 port personal computer.
The OptiPlex 9020 is a two DisplayPort personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 have between one and three DisplayPorts.
Eight Processor Threads
The DELL OptiPlex 9020 is a eight processor thread PC. Most of the other PCs of this age and spec only have between four and seven processor threads.
Quite Big Processor Cache
At 8 megabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020. The average processor cache of PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 9020 is 6.6MB.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The DELL OptiPlex 9020 is a four USB 3.0 port personal computer. Most of the other similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 9020 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the OptiPlex 9020 is more than most personal computers that came out around the same time as it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on comparable spec PCs that have been available for more than a year.
At only 93 millimeters, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 is quite narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020. Medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 have widths of between 33mm and 510mm, and the average width is 190mm.
6 Reasons Against
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. The total storage capacity of medium processor core computers that have been available for more than a year range from 4GB to 3.6TB.
If you are looking for a personal computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo M73 (180GB) which also has a higher rating.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that came out more than a year ago.
Only One 3.5" Bay
The OptiPlex 9020 is a one 3.5" bay personal computer. Most of the other PCs that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 have between one and seven 3.5" bays.
Only One 5.25" Bay
The OptiPlex 9020 is a one 5.25" bay PC. Most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago have between one and two 5.25" bays.
+3 More reasons against
Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Personal computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 9020 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2.8GB. At only 1.024 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020.
Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity
The average solid-state drive capacity of desktop computers of a similar age and type to the OptiPlex 9020 is 210GB, and the solid-state drive capacities range from 8GB to 1TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of this age and type.
1 Other reason to consider the DELL OptiPlex 9020
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when DELL released the OptiPlex 9020.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive Type
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
Operating System Language
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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Password Protection Level
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
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
I've seen a number of AIO (all-in-one) systems recently, mostly aimed at providing implausibly giant touch tablets. Dell, however, has taken a totally different tack with its OptiPlex 9020, the... Read more…
Unlike the previous review, you can upgrade/replace the power supply in this machine. It's quite easy and just about any power supply will work. There is very little "proprietary" about this... Read more…