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DELL OptiPlex 3020
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DELL OptiPlex 3020 4 Core Intel Core I5 3.3GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5 3.3GHz 8GB Aug 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
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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6 Reasons For

DELL Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

DELL medium processor core personal computers have good reviews on average and across all personal computers DELL is one of the superior brands.

L3 Processor Cache Level

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

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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 personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has more PCI Express x1 slots than most of the personal computers of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020. This DELL personal computer is a three PCI Express x1 slot desktop computer compared to most of the comparable spec PCs that were launched around the same time as 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 computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

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8 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many similar spec computers that were released around the same time as it. 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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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst similar spec PCs of this age. The hard drive capacity of personal computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 range from 320GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 port personal computer.

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Only One DisplayPort

The OptiPlex 3020 is a one DisplayPort computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020. The smallest maximum internal memory of personal computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most computers of this type and age have between four and seven processor threads, including the OptiPlex 3020 which has four processor threads.

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Only One PCI Express X16 Slot

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a one PCI Express x16 slot desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and two PCI Express x16 slots.

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4 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 3.3 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and type to the OptiPlex 3020.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec.

If this DELL desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3816853_price] (512GB).

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Specification

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Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
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
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
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
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliant
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
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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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

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell win10, dell 05wx1, dell i54590, dell 05wx1w, dell win10p, dell win10pr, dell i54590t, dell win10pro, visipax i54590, visipax i54590t
Barcodes 00779184783503, 05397063653591

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