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DELL OptiPlex 3020
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DELL OptiPlex 3020 4 Core Intel Core I5 3.3GHz 8GB 128GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5 3.3GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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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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5 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

DELL is one of the better rated personal computer brands according to average user and expert reviews, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor core personal computers.

L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many computers of this type and age.

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The OptiPlex 3020 has more PCI Express x1 slots than most of the similar spec computers that were released more than two years ago. Most of the computers of this type and age only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, however this desktop computer has three PCI Express x1 slots.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

Most desktop computers of a similar type and age to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL OptiPlex 3020 which has six USB 2.0 ports.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020, the OptiPlex 3020's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The total storage capacity of personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 range from 32GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on 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.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most desktop computers of this age and spec have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the OptiPlex 3020 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Only One DisplayPort

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a one DisplayPort personal computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of computers that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020.

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Only One PCI Express X16 Slot

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a one PCI Express x16 slot PC. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years have between one and two PCI Express x16 slots.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core desktop computer was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.3 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020.

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Average Internal Memory

The OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020.

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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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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

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
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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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell win10, dell i54590, dell win10p, dell win10pr, dell i54590t, dell win10pro
Barcodes 05397063652785

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