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DELL OptiPlex 3020 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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DELL Computers Have Good Reviews

We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of PCs to determine an average rating for each desktop computer manufacturer. On average personal computers produced by DELL have good ratings from experts and users.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.74 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than two years. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.6GB.

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4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many few processor core computers that came out more than two years ago.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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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 comparable age and type to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The OptiPlex 3020 is a three PCI Express x1 slot desktop computer.

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Two 5.25" Bays

The OptiPlex 3020 has more 5.25" bays than most of the PCs of this spec and age. Most of the computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 only have one 5.25" bay, however this personal computer has 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 came out more than two years ago. Most of the few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 only have between one and three processor threads, however this 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 few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by PCs of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020.

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Has One Cable Included

The OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of included cables than most PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PCs of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 3020.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 3020. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 is 350MHz.

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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 computer is HDD, which is typical of many few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 all the other HDD personal computers to this computer and we think the HP ProDesk 600 G1 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

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

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Heavy

The lightest few processor core PC that has been on the market for more than two years is 600g heavy, the heaviest is 16kg, and the average weight is 5.4kg. With a weight of 9.4 kilograms, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is one of the heavier few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the OptiPlex 3020 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020.

If this desktop computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the DELL Vostro 3900 (3.4GHz and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020.

Other 500GB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available which you might also want to consider include the HP ProDesk 600 G1 which is cheaper.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly average hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar type and age to the OptiPlex 3020.

We compared all the other 500GB hard drive capacity PCs to this computer and we think the HP ProDesk 600 G1 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Memory

The OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age.

We compared this computer to all the other 4GB memory personal computers and we think the HP ProDesk 600 G1 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
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
Memory
Internal Memory
Non-ECC 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
Storage Drive Installed
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 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
Cable Lock Slot
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
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
Idle States
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
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliant
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Software Driver Included
Manual
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Layout
Keyboard Supplied
Windows Key
AC Adapter
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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

(12)
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
Reviewed 28 March 2016 by Mr. Andrew Campbell

Works a treat a frees up a lot of space on anyone's desk. Even better once you've deleted Windows off it!

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell w81, dell w10, dell 4hv8, dell w10p, dell nfm5, dell w81p, dell nfm5w, dell 4hv8k, dell 4gb500, dell 4gb500g, dell 4gb500gb, dell win7pro64, dell optiplex3020, dell optiplex3020m, dell optiplex3020mt, dell 4gb500gbdvdrwgbew7, dell 4gb500gbdvdrwgbew7p, dell i34160t4gb500gbwin7prolicw8, dell optiplex3020mtinteli341304gb500gbwindows
Barcodes 00000030208307, 00632709604359, 05397063620258, 05397063638307, 05901165751255

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