We calculated the average ratings for all DELL desktop computers and also specifically for DELL medium processor core computers and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other brands.
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 medium processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to it.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020M have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the OptiPlex 9020M which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
SSD Storage Medium
The OptiPlex 9020M has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as it 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 desktop computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed across all PCs of a similar type and age to the OptiPlex 9020M.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed amongst comparable types of desktop computer.
If the storage speed of this desktop computer is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Zotac ZBOX PI320 ($189.26) (Flash), or the Asus CHROMEBIT (Flash) which also has a higher rating.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
Across all the similar spec computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020M the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.8GB. At 8 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 9020M has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were released one year ago.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many desktop computers of this age and type.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on medium processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
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 desktop computers of this age and spec.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
Most desktop computers of this spec and age have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL OptiPlex 9020M which has six USB 3.0 ports.
The OptiPlex 9020M is fairly shallow (only 176 millimeters) compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec. Similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020M have depths of between 31mm and 760mm.
The average weight of medium processor core computers that have been around for more than a year is 7.6kg, and the weights range from 38g to 23kg. The OptiPlex 9020M is very light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released one year ago.
The OptiPlex 9020M is very narrow (only 36 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for more than a year. The widths of medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 9020M range from 33mm to 510mm, and the average width is 190mm.
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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020M is 4GB, the biggest is 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 770GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020M has one of the smallest total storage capacity amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
If this medium processor core computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo M73 (180GB) which also has a higher rating.
Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
At only 2 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 9020M has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 9020M. Across all the personal computers of this type and age the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.
If you are looking for a PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Asus E810 (2.2GHz), or the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 ($485.71) (2.2GHz).
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 personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The DELL OptiPlex 9020M has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.
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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The slowest maximum turbo frequency of desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 9020M is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4.4GHz. The OptiPlex 9020M has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020M.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this medium processor core computer was released.
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 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Storage 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
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 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
Password Protection Level
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
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
CECP, CE, WEEE
Energy Star Certified
Software Driver Included
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video