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DELL OptiPlex 3020
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DELL OptiPlex 3020 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.5GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.5GHz 8GB Jul 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
Ready To Perform- Power through challenging jobs with up to 4th Gen Intel Core i5 processors.- Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8 Pro.- Easily run multiple applications simultaneously with up to... More
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DELL Has Good Computer Reviews

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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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 similar spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 3.5 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec. Across all the similar spec PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.9GHz.

There are a number of alternative 3.5GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73[plb_2854413_price] which is cheaper.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.9GB. The OptiPlex 3020 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on few processor core computers that are a similar age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on computers that have been around for a similar 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 personal computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020. This personal computer is a three PCI Express x1 slot computer compared to most of the personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 which only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is more than most computers that have been on the market for more than two years. This PC supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

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Has One Cable Included

The OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of included cables than most few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as it. This DELL desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020.

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

Most personal computers of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL OptiPlex 3020 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 computer is HDD, which is typical of many computers of this age and type. 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 compared this PC to all the other HDD PCs and we think the Zoostorm Intel Celeron 1037U[plb_2784636_price] which has better reviews; or the Lenovo Q190[plb_2370391_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of desktop computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 range from 1GB to 16GB. The OptiPlex 3020 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.024 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Heavy

The lightest PC of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 is 600g heavy and the heaviest is 16kg. The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is fairly heavy (9.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity personal computers currently available which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo Q190[plb_2370391_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

The OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively standard hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 500GB hard drive capacity desktop computers currently available which you might want to look at including the Lenovo Q190[plb_2370391_price] which is cheaper.

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Specification

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel AES New Instructions
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Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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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...

9 April 2016

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 May 2014 by Eric W.

To the reviewer complaining it only has VGA. That's not true. There's Displayport as well, which, with an inexpensive adapter will get you HDMI...

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…

Reviewed 25 September 2014 by Anonymous

Wish I knew this before telling a client to purchase this exact model from newegg. There wasn't a review that listed this issue at time of purchase...

Good performance until you need to get it fixed quick
Inexpensive for what you get, has displayport. Great warranty
There is a proprietary power supply and proprietary power connector on system board. You cant just go to any store to purchase a power supply and install it. This is true for all Optiplex 3020
The proprietary power supply. Dell's at it again
(Verified Purchase)

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

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