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DELL OptiPlex 3030
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DELL OptiPlex 3030 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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Free your workspace from clutter with the OptiPlex 3030 All-in-One desktop featuring an optional touch screen for easy navigation without a mouse. Versatile fit, powerful performance: Essential... More
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Dell OptiPlex 3030 All-In-One Touchscreen Review.
ITC Reviews: Dell Optiplex 3030 All-In-One

8 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This medium processor core desktop computer received a score of 75% from expert review site kuzniewski.pl.

DELL Computers Have Good Reviews

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire desktop computer range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time 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 released more than two years ago.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and spec.

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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 medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Shallow

At only 67 millimeters, the OptiPlex 3030 is very shallow compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3030. Personal computers of this age and type have depths of between 33mm and 690mm, and the average depth is 360mm.

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8 Reasons Against

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

The OptiPlex 3030 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3030 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar age and type 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.

If you want a computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2229911_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speed of the OptiPlex 3030 of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest amongst similar spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3030. Medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3030 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The OptiPlex 3030 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.024 gigabytes) amongst similar spec computers of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3030 is 1GB, the biggest is 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The OptiPlex 3030 is a two USB 3.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3030 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. The DELL OptiPlex 3030 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 6 megabytes) amongst PCs of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most PCs of this age and type have between four and seven processor threads, including the DELL OptiPlex 3030 which has four processor threads.

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Very Wide

When compared to other PCs of this age and spec that we have checked the width of, the OptiPlex 3030's width of 489 millimeters is one of the widest. Medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3030 have widths of between 33mm and 490mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3030

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this DELL PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3030 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3030.

We compared this PC to all the other 3GHz processor clock speed personal computers and we think cheaper computers such as the Fujitsu P420 E85+[plb_2544760_price] is also worth considering.

Computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu Esprimo P420[plb_2580165_price] (3.1GHz and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3030 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.

We compared this computer to all the other 500GB total storage capacity PCs and we think the DELL OptiPlex 3020[plb_2477498_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the HP Z230[plb_2554785_price] (1TB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3030 has a pretty standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 3030.

Alternative 500GB hard drive capacity computers currently available that you might want to look at include the DELL OptiPlex 3020[plb_2477498_price] which is cheaper.

Desktop computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might also be worth looking at include the HP Z230[plb_2554785_price] (1TB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3030 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3030.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4GB memory personal computers currently available including the DELL OptiPlex 3020[plb_2477498_price] which is cheaper.

If this desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini[plb_2578763_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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PCI Express Slots Version
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System Bus Rate
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Processor Boost Frequency
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ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
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Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
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Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
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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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wake-On-LAN Ready
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Number of 2.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
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
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Weight
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Depth
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Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Display Included
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

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13 April 2016

Dell OptiPlex 3030 to dobrej klasy komputer biurowy zajmuj?cy niewiele miejsca na stanowisku pracy, o konfiguracji pozwalaj?cej na bezproblemow? prac? z pakietem biurowym lub programami...

Speedy benchmark results
4K and VR ready
Lots of internal expansion room
USB-C
Great controls
No Wireless connectivity
Pedestrian case styling
One-year warranty
Basic level design
Needlessly pads out content

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i54590, dell i54590s, dell 30308178
Barcodes 05397063436507, 05397063638178

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