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DELL OptiPlex 3020
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DELL OptiPlex 3020 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.5GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.5GHz 8GB Apr 2015
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Ready To Perform- Power through challenging jobs with up to 4th Gen Intel Core i5 processors.- Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8 Pro.- Easily run multiple applications simultaneously with up to... More
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Dell OptiPlex 3020 Micro and VESA Mount Unboxing
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DELL Has Good Computer Reviews

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 3.5 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec. Across all the similar spec PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.9GHz.

There are a number of alternative 3.5GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73[plb_2854413_price] which is cheaper.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.9GB. The OptiPlex 3020 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on few processor core computers that are a similar age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The OptiPlex 3020 has more PCI Express x1 slots than most of the personal computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020. This personal computer is a three PCI Express x1 slot computer compared to most of the personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 which only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is more than most computers that have been on the market for more than two years. This PC supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

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Has One Cable Included

The OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of included cables than most few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as it. This DELL desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020.

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5 Reasons Against

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

Most personal computers of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL OptiPlex 3020 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many computers of this age and type. 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 this PC to all the other HDD PCs and we think the Zoostorm Intel Celeron 1037U[plb_2784636_price] which has better reviews; or the Lenovo Q190[plb_2370391_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of desktop computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 range from 1GB to 16GB. The OptiPlex 3020 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.024 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Heavy

The lightest PC of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 is 600g heavy and the heaviest is 16kg. The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is fairly heavy (9.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity personal computers currently available which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo Q190[plb_2370391_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

The OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively standard hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 500GB hard drive capacity desktop computers currently available which you might want to look at including the Lenovo Q190[plb_2370391_price] which is cheaper.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Non-ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Dell E-Value Code
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included
Display Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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...

9 April 2016

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User Reviews

(16)
Reviewed 9 May 2014 by Eric W.

To the reviewer complaining it only has VGA. That's not true. There's Displayport as well, which, with an inexpensive adapter will get you HDMI...

Reviewed 12 February 2015 by Affinity
(Verified Purchase)

We've rolled about a dozen of these out and have been great. For how compact they are, they are simple to get into for memory upgrades/hard drive replacements. Because of the form factor, you have... Read more…

Slimline and small. Easy to disassemble for the size. Good warranty. Solid working parts. Attractive, and not flimsy like comparable models
Small
8GB Ram
Windows 7 64
USB 3.0
No PCI port onboard
Been using as my primary workstation for 3 months without issue
The only con I can think of is that any low profile video card you throw in will need to have a fan. Otherwise, it will most definitely over heat. (Although, this really isn't a con. This thing is tin
Within 3 days of setup, several of the towers started producing a "thwapping" sound. I opened one up and discovered that the GPU fan was hitting the DVD drive's SATA cable. For some reason, the factor
The PCI simple communications controller driver did not rollover when making the transition from Windows 7 pro to 8.1 pro. It was not found by windows update, however the Dell support website had the
Reviewed 15 February 2015 by Dorow T.
(Verified Purchase)

Until i had this machine I ran my business off of a laptop. The laptop runs fine, but is taking a lot of wear and tear as I travel to most of my clients. This machine runs my office now. The... Read more…

Reviewed 25 September 2014 by Anonymous

Wish I knew this before telling a client to purchase this exact model from newegg. There wasn't a review that listed this issue at time of purchase...

Good performance until you need to get it fixed quick
Inexpensive for what you get, has displayport. Great warranty
There is a proprietary power supply and proprietary power connector on system board. You cant just go to any store to purchase a power supply and install it. This is true for all Optiplex 3020
The proprietary power supply. Dell's at it again
(Verified Purchase)

Intel i3 processor which is not bad. easy to set up. and it's not that bad for the price you pay.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell ddr3, dell ddr3l, dell i34160, dell i34160t, dell optiplex3020mi, dell optiplex3020mic, dell optiplex3020micr, dell optiplex3020micro, dell optiplex3020microd, dell optiplex3020microde, dell optiplex3020microdes, dell optiplex3020microdesk, dell optiplex3020microdeskt, dell optiplex3020microdeskto, dell optiplex3020microdesktop
Barcodes 00612058941930, 05397063435340, 05397063618750, 05397063663835, 05397063675739
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