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8 Reasons For
On average personal computers produced by DELL are rated 84%, which is in the top 25% of all personal computer manufacturers that we have assessed.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on personal computers that are a comparable age to it.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many few processor core computers that are a similar age to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many few processor core computers that are a similar age to it.
Three PCI Express X1 Slots
The OptiPlex 3020 is a three PCI Express x1 slot computer. Most of the other computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.
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Supports One Case Placement
The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of placements than most computers of this age and spec. This PC supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 3020.
Has One Cable Included
The number of included cables found on the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is more than most personal computers of a similar spec and age to it. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020.
5 Reasons Against
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer. Most of the other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and spec. 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 alternative HDD PCs currently available including the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF[plb_1667245_price], or the HP ProDesk 600 G1[plb_2265595_price] which is cheaper.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 port PC.
Only One DisplayPort
Most PCs of this spec and age have one DisplayPort, including the DELL OptiPlex 3020 which has one DisplayPort.
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At 9.4 kilograms, the OptiPlex 3020 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for more than two years. Across all the PCs that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 the weights range from 600g to 16kg.
5 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when DELL released the OptiPlex 3020.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.4 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020.
We compared this desktop computer to all the other 3.4GHz processor clock speed personal computers and we think the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF[plb_1667245_price], and the HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF[plb_2402877_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.
We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity desktop computers to this PC and we think cheaper desktop computers such as the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF[plb_1667245_price], and the HP ProDesk 600 G1[plb_2265595_price] is also worth considering.
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Average Hard Drive Capacity
The OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly typical hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 500GB hard drive capacity desktop computers currently available including the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF[plb_1667245_price], or the HP ProDesk 600 G1[plb_2265595_price] which is cheaper.
Average Internal Memory
The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that came out more than two years ago.
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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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