- 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 16GB of memory.-...
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12 Reasons For
We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of computers to determine an average rating for each personal computer brand. On average PCs produced by DELL have good reviews from owners and experts.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.
Fairly Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
At 32 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly big max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020. Similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 have max internal memory supported processors of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 27GB.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.9GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3.6 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst few processor core computers of this age.
If you would prefer a personal computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Fujitsu P420 E85+[plb_3331404_price] (3.7GHz), or the HP 280 G1[plb_3714387_price] (3.7GHz) which is also cheaper.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on personal computers of this age and spec.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 3020 is a six USB 2.0 port personal computer.
Four Processor Threads
The OptiPlex 3020 is a four processor thread personal computer.
Has One Cable Included
The OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of included cables than most personal computers of a similar age and spec to it. This computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on few processor core computers that have been available for more than a year.
Across all the desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 the widths range from 29mm to 660mm. At only 93 millimeters, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is quite narrow compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.
7 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 desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers of a similar type and age to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on desktop computers of this spec 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.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other HDD computers currently available including cheaper desktop computers such as the Asus VivoPC VM42[plb_2706781_price].
Desktop computers with a faster storage speed that might be worth looking at include the Asus Chromebox[plb_2403417_price] (SSD), or the DELL Chromebox 3010[plb_2782862_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
Few processor core computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 17GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released one year ago.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.7 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 is 3.1GB.
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Only One 3.5" Bay
Most PCs that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and four 3.5" bays, including the DELL OptiPlex 3020 which has one 3.5" bay.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 port personal computer. Most of the other PCs of this age and spec have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.
Only One PCI Express X1 Slot
The OptiPlex 3020 is a one PCI Express x1 slot desktop computer.
4 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this personal computer was released.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age.
Other 500GB total storage capacity PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the Asus VivoPC VM42[plb_2706781_price] which is cheaper.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively standard hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020.
There are a number of alternative 500GB hard drive capacity personal computers currently available which you might also want to consider including the Asus VivoPC VM42[plb_2706781_price] which is cheaper.
+2 Other reasons
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020.
We compared all the other 4GB memory desktop computers to this desktop computer and we think the Asus Chromebox[plb_2403417_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If this few processor core PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ProDesk 600 G1 SFF[plb_3016284_price] (8GB).
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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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