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DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro
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DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3GHz 4GB Nov 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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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

Desktop computers manufactured by DELL are some of the better desktop computers according to average reviews from users and experts.

Robust

One person who reviewed this PC concluded that it was reliable. Durhamyfc scored the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro 5 stars and said on Amazon “It is fast and reliable and we have no regrets!” in their review of this PC.

Easy to Use

One customer said in their reviews that the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro was easy to use. Expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned “It's also not going to be sufficient for anyone who has a need to use graphi” in their DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro review.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the few processor core computers that came out more than two years ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.6GB. At 1.74 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec.

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4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version on few processor core computers that came out around the same time as it.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many few processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of personal computers of this type and age range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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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 few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Four Processor Threads

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has more processor threads than most of the few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro. This desktop computer is a four processor thread desktop computer compared to most of the few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro which only have between one and three processor threads.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro is more than most personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it. This computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on few processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro is more than most PCs of this age and type. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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Shallow

At only 176 millimeters, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is fairly shallow compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro. Across all the personal computers of this type and age the depths range from 27mm to 460mm.

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Very Light

The lightest personal computer of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is 600g heavy, the heaviest is 16kg, and the average weight is 5.4kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is one of the lighter few processor core computers that have been available for more than two years amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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Narrow

The narrowest few processor core PC that was launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is 3.4mm wide, the widest is 390mm, and the average width is 180mm. The OptiPlex 3020 Micro is one of the narrowest personal computers of this age and spec (only 36 millimeters) amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of personal computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro range from 200MHz to 800MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 350MHz.

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

Most computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro 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 desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many computers of a similar age and spec to 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other HDD PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire XC600 3.3GHz 2 core Intel Core i3 8GB 1TB HDD, the HP ProDesk 600, or the DELL OptiPlex 7020 MT.

Desktop computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth looking at include the M075U (SSD), or the Chromebox M077U (SSD) both from Asus or the Shuttle DSA2LS (Flash) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro is a two USB 3.0 port personal computer.

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Only One DisplayPort

Most few processor core computers that came out more than two years ago have one DisplayPort, including the OptiPlex 3020 Micro which has one DisplayPort.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a relatively standard processor clock speed (3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 3GHz processor clock speed computers to this computer and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73, the HP ProDesk 600 G1, and the Acer DT.SRPEK.045 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 (3.1GHz), the Fujitsu Esprimo Q520 (3.1GHz), or the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini (3.1GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity personal computers currently available that you might also want to consider including the OptiPlex 7020, or the OptiPlex 3020 MT both from DELL or the HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF which has better reviews.

If this few processor core PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo M93p Tiny (508GB and higher rated), the HP ProDesk 400 G1 (1TB and higher rated), or the Acer Revo L80 (1TB and higher rated).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a relatively standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

We compared all the other 500GB hard drive capacity personal computers to this personal computer and we think the DELL OptiPlex 7020, the HP ProDesk 400 G2, and the Asus BT1AD which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this personal computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 (1TB), the HP ProDesk 400 G1 (1TB), or the Acer Revo L80 (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

Other 4GB memory personal computers currently available which you might want to consider include the Fujitsu Esprimo Q520, the HP EliteDesk 705 G1, or the Zotac ZBOX CI520 nano Plus which has better reviews.

If this personal computer internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus M32AD (6GB), the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini (8GB), or the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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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
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
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
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
LightScribe
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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
Wake-On-LAN Ready
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
SmartCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 2.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
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
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Numeric Keypad
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Windows Keys
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

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...

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 13 June 2015 by Tech
(Verified Purchase)

Twice received a faulty PC. There seems to be a defect with the batch.

Reviewed 11 June 2015 by DurhamYFC
(Verified Purchase)

It's so small we thought we'd made a mistake, but it is fast and reliable and we have no regrets!

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ca003d3020m11, dell i34160t4gb500gbwin7prolicw8
Barcodes 00000030208307, 04053162692664, 05397063638307, 05397063668779, 05397063668786, 05397063669158, 05397063669806, 05397063670819, 05397063672301
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