We calculated the average ratings for all DELL personal computers and also specifically for DELL medium processor core computers and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
Only Released Four Months Ago
This desktop computer has only been on the market for four months. Newer desktop computers like this one are likely to use better technology.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to it.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most new medium processor core computers have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL OptiPlex 9020M which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on new medium processor core computers.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on comparable spec desktop computers that were launched in the last year.
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3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many recently released medium processor core computers.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 9020M is a six USB 3.0 port personal computer.
At only 182 millimeters, the DELL OptiPlex 9020M is quite short compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were launched in the last 12 months. Across all the new computers the heights range from 10mm to 530mm, and the average height is 300mm.
At only 176 millimeters, the OptiPlex 9020M is quite shallow compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released in the last year. The shallowest medium processor core computer that was launched in the last year is 34mm deep, the deepest is 600mm, and the average depth is 340mm.
The DELL OptiPlex 9020M is quite light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other computers that have been on the market for the last year. Newly released comparable spec PCs have weights of between 38g and 23kg.
Across all the recently released medium processor core computers the widths range from 34mm to 7,100mm. At only 36 millimeters, the DELL OptiPlex 9020M is very narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020M.
9 Reasons Against
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of new computers is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 2 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 9020M's processor clock speed is one of the slowest amongst computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020M.
If this desktop computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the 460-p059na (2.2GHz and cheaper), or the 460-p050na (2.2GHz and cheaper) both from HP.
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 medium processor core computers that are a similar age to it.
Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
The OptiPlex 9020M supports a better on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version than most medium processor core computers that came out in the last year. This computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, whereas most latest medium processor core computers support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version. Across all recently released medium processor core computers the on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version ranges from 4 to 4.4.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the OptiPlex 9020M is more than most medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this PC.
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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This PC supports a 10|100|1000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly supported Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core computers that were released in the last year.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of recently released medium processor core computers is 1GB and the biggest is 64GB. The DELL OptiPlex 9020M has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.024 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age.
Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate
The system bus data transfer rates of medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020M range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s. The OptiPlex 9020M has a fairly low system bus data transfer rate (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core computers.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 9020M has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 9020M. Across all the newly released comparable spec PCs the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.2GHz.
Only 4.0 LE Bluetooth Version
The OptiPlex 9020M has a 4.0 LE Bluetooth version which is newer than most medium processor core computers that are a similar age to it. Most new medium processor core computers have a 4.1 Bluetooth version.
A 4.0 LE Bluetooth version is actually the worst Bluetooth version amongst all computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020M.
A 4.1 Bluetooth version is the best Bluetooth version amongst comparable types of PC.
4 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 9020M
Average Total Storage Capacity
The DELL OptiPlex 9020M has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020M.
Alternative 500GB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available that you might want to consider include the Acer Veriton M2631 which is cheaper.
If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP 460-p050na (1TB and cheaper).
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020M has a fairly typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core computers.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB hard drive capacity PCs currently available including cheaper computers such as the Acer Veriton M2631.
If you are looking for a desktop computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to consider the HP 460-p050na (1TB and cheaper).
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020M has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other new similar spec personal computers.
There are a number of alternative 4GB memory PCs currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper personal computers such as the Acer Veriton M2631.
If this computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the 550-252na (8GB and cheaper), or the 460-p050na (8GB and cheaper) both from HP.
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HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec personal computers that were released around the same time as 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 personal computers to this personal computer and we think cheaper computers such as the 460-p050na, and the 550-252na both from HP is also worth considering.
If you would prefer a computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to look at the HP 400 G3 (SSD and cheaper), or the DELL OptiPlex 3040 (SSD and 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
Processor Memory Voltage
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
3840 x 2160
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub), DVI
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
4096 x 2304
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
1920 x 1200
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
3840 x 2160
Windows 7 Professional
McAfee, Microsoft Office
Operating System Supplied
Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac
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
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Password Protection Level
BIOS, Supervisor, HDD, User
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 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 HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Built-In Visuals 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
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
50 - 60
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
Software Driver Included
Microsoft Office Home & Business 2016
Typical Contrast Ratio
Full HD Display
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
1920 x 1080
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video