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DELL OptiPlex 3020
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DELL OptiPlex 3020 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.6GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on desktop computers of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020.

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Fairly Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The average max internal memory supported processor of PCs of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 is 27GB. With a max internal memory supported processor of 32 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has one of the bigger max internal memory supported processors amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.6 gigahertz) amongst few processor core computers of this age. Desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.9GHz.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers of a similar age and type to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of computers of this age and spec is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The OptiPlex 3020 has more PCI Express x1 slots than most of the few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020. This DELL personal computer is a three PCI Express x1 slot computer compared to most of the comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 which only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The OptiPlex 3020 is a six USB 2.0 port personal computer.

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Two 5.25" Bays

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a two 5.25" bay desktop computer. Most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and two 5.25" bays.

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Four Processor Threads

The OptiPlex 3020 has more processor threads than most of the few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year. Most of the PCs of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 only have between two and three processor threads, however this desktop computer has four processor threads.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is more than most desktop computers of this age and type. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by few processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is more than most few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as it. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

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6 Reasons Against

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

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

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on personal computers of this type and age. 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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Only IEEE 802.11a WiFi Standard

This personal computer supports an IEEE 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

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

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Very Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year is 790GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a quite small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 that we have checked the weight of, the OptiPlex 3020's weight of 9.4 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The lightest personal computer that has been available for more than a year is 140g heavy and the heaviest is 14kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Released Over a Year Ago

This personal computer was released over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers that have been around for more than a year.

PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_3068674_price] (1TB).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

The OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty standard hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Internal Memory

The OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020.

If this desktop computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus M32AD[plb_3097814_price] (6GB).

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
Processor That Supports ECC
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wake-On-LAN Ready
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
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 Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Idle States
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
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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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Concealed, lockable drive trays
Onboard display is useful
Bundled NovaBackup licenses
24hour HDD exchange for 3 years
Lots of performance for 999
No diskless option
Sluggish performance
Tiredlooking user interface
No USB 3.0 ports
Erratic fan noise
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

(17)
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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Product Identifiers

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