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We checked the reviews from experts and users of hundreds of computers to determine an average rating for each PC manufacturer. On average personal computers made by DELL have good reviews from users and experts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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Windows 7 64
No PCI port onboard
Been using as my primary workstation for 3 months without issue
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