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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers
DELL is one of the superior PC manufacturers according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all computers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of computers of a similar age and type to the OptiPlex 3020 is 1GHz, the fastest is 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz. The OptiPlex 3020 has a quite fast processor clock speed (3.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
Across all the personal computers of this age and spec the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.
Three PCI Express X1 Slots
The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has more PCI Express x1 slots than most of the desktop computers that have been around for more than a year. Most of the similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, however this computer has three PCI Express x1 slots.
Has One Cable Included
The number of included cables found on the OptiPlex 3020 is more than most personal computers of a similar age and spec to it. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on computers of this spec and age.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers of this age and spec.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 3020 is a six USB 2.0 port PC. Most of the other few processor core PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.
Two 5.25" Bays
The OptiPlex 3020 is a two 5.25" bay computer.
4 Reasons Against
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most personal computers of a comparable spec and age 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.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that were released more than a year ago. 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 are looking for a desktop computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to consider the VM42 (£199.98) (SSD), or the Chromebox (£185.99) (SSD) both from Asus or the Acer Revo One RL85 (£175.11) (SSD) which is also cheaper.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other PCs of this age and spec have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.
With a weight of 9.4 kilograms, the OptiPlex 3020 is quite heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the few processor core PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 the weights range from 140g to 16kg.
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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when DELL released the OptiPlex 3020.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 3020.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that were released more than a year ago.
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Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
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
Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Password Protection Level
Compatible Processor Series
Celeron, Core i3, Core i5, Pentium
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
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)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
50 - 60
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
20 - 95
Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 65
-15.2 - 10668
-15.2 - 3048
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 35
CE, CECP, WEEE
Energy Star Certified
Software Driver Included
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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