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DELL OptiPlex 3020 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Sep 2014
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Rely on a range of processors that include 4th Generation Intel Core i5 processors with Intel Integrated Graphics. OptiPlex Micro features the smallest Dell chassis design with a displacement of... More
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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

We checked 1,204 expert and owner reviews for DELL desktop computers and found that on average DELL has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on desktop computers of this spec and age.

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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 medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The internal memory of computers of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020 range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.5GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable 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 PCs of this age and type. Most of the personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, however this desktop computer has three PCI Express x1 slots.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The OptiPlex 3020 is a six USB 2.0 port personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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Supports One Case Placement

The OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it. This DELL computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by computers of this spec and age.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the OptiPlex 3020 is more than most desktop computers of a similar age and spec to it. This computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on similar spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

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12 Reasons Against

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

The OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 is 1GHz, the fastest is 4.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.

If you would prefer a computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini (2.2GHz and cheaper), the Zotac ZBOX EI730 (2.7GHz and cheaper), or the DELL OptiPlex 3030 (3GHz and cheaper).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec personal computers that have been available for more than two years. 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 think you might also be interested in some of the other HDD desktop computers currently available including cheaper personal computers such as the Asus M32AD.

PCs with a faster storage speed that might also be worth considering include the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (SSD and cheaper).

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The OptiPlex 3020 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,150 megahertz) amongst desktop computers of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 is 850MHz, the fastest is 860,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 3,200MHz.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020. The hard drive capacity of desktop computers of this spec and age range from 320GB to 3TB.

If you are looking for a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to look at the HP Z230 (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 is 1.4GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 2GB. At only 1.024 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this DELL computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the OptiPlex 3020 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Only One DisplayPort

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the OptiPlex 3020 which has one DisplayPort.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. At only 6 megabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The OptiPlex 3020 is a four processor thread personal computer.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The OptiPlex 3020 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3 gigahertz) amongst computers of this age. Across all the PCs of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 3020 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Released Over Two Years Ago

This DELL desktop computer has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

Computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the HP Z230 (1TB and higher rated) or the Asus M32AD (1TB and cheaper).

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Specification

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Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
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Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
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USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
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Cable Lock Slot
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Number of 5.25" Bays
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Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
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Audio System
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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® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
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Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Secure Key
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® OS Guard
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)
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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Intel® Smart Cache
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Certificates
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Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
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Windows Keys
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
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Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

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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…

(Verified Purchase)

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

Reviewed 25 May 2016 by Steven
(Verified Purchase)

These machines are great. Small form factor, decent specs and amazing price. Just install in an additional 4gb RAM and an SSD drive and you have an inexpensive, fast, reliable family or office PC.

Reviewed 28 March 2016 by Mr. Andrew Campbell

Works a treat a frees up a lot of space on anyone's desk. Even better once you've deleted Windows off it!

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