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

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Oct 2014
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Powerfully efficient: Rely on a range of processors that include 4th Generation Intel Core i5 processors with Intel Integrated Graphics. Perfectly compact: OptiPlex Micro features the smallest... More
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire PC range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the bigger internal memory amongst similar spec computers of this age. The internal memory of similar spec personal computers that were launched more than two years ago range from 2GB to 64GB.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Zoostorm Intel Core i7-4790 Mini Tower (12GB and higher rated).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

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

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many similar spec computers that were released around the same time as it.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many PCs of this age and type.

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Very Shallow

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro the depths range from 33mm to 690mm. At only 176 millimeters, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro is fairly shallow compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

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Light

At only 1.3 kilograms, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro is very light compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro. The weights of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago range from 250g to 24kg.

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Narrow

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro is one of the narrowest personal computers of this type and age (only 36 millimeters) amongst personal computers of this age. The widths of desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro range from 33mm to 490mm, and the average width is 190mm.

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10 Reasons Against

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

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

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is 1GHz and the fastest is 4.1GHz. The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini (2.2GHz).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core 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.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is 800GB. The DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

PCs with a bigger hard drive capacity that might be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 8700 (1TB).

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the personal computers of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age.

If you are looking for a PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Apple Mac Pro (512GB), or the Asus G20AJ (1TB).

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the similar spec desktop computers that came out more than two years ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB. The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.024 gigabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro is a two USB 3.0 port PC.

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Only One DisplayPort

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro is a one DisplayPort computer. Most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age have between one and three DisplayPorts.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of desktop computers of this age and spec is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB. The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3 gigahertz) amongst PCs of this age. Medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 4.4GHz.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this desktop computer was released.

Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
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
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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Optical Drive
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
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Number of 2.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
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
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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)
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
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
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
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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...

5 January 2015

Trotz seiner kompakten Bauform ist der Dell OptiPlex 3020 Micro ein vollwertiger Office-PC mit guter Leistung und sehr geringem Stromverbrauch. Lediglich bei voller Last wird er recht...

Reasonable price
Very small
Decent business software performance
Flexible mounting options

User Reviews

(3)
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!

Reviewed 2 June 2015 by Corey S.
(Verified Purchase)

I have been searching for the perfect form factor for a long time and this thing is perfect in every way. It easily comes apart and is very cleverly put together. You can easily supplement the... Read more…

Micro Form Factor is excellent for space
Extremely versatile
Good performance for the everday user
Comes loaded with Windows 7 or 8.1 Pro
Easily add a SSD and more RAM
It does seem to get warm after awhile
No USB 3.0 ports

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers visipax i54590, visipax i54590t
Barcodes 00779184783503, 05397063670840, 05397063672325
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