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DELL Has Good Computer Reviews
Based on 1,204 user and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its computers. DELL also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on 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 computers of this type and age.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year ago.
Three PCI Express X1 Slots
The OptiPlex 3020 has more PCI Express x1 slots than most of the PCs of a similar age and type to the OptiPlex 3020. This desktop computer is a three PCI Express x1 slot desktop computer compared to most of the computers that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 which only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.
Two 5.25" Bays
Most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and three 5.25" bays, including the OptiPlex 3020 which has two 5.25" bays.
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The OptiPlex 3020 is one of the shallower personal computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 3020 (only 176 millimeters) amongst personal computers of this age. The depths of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 range from 31mm to 590mm, and the average depth is 350mm.
The weights of personal computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 range from 38g to 100kg, and the average weight is 7.5kg. At only 1.3 kilograms, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is fairly light compared to most of the other computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.
At only 36 millimeters, the OptiPlex 3020 is very narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020. The average width of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 is 180mm, and the widths range from 33mm to 510mm.
4 Reasons Against
Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
The OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020. The average processor clock speed of personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.
If this medium processor core desktop computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_3106865_price] (2.2GHz and higher rated).
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on desktop computers of this age and spec. 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 desktop computers to this desktop computer and we think cheaper desktop computers such as the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2325928_price] is also worth considering.
If you would prefer a PC with a faster storage speed then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_3106865_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of memory slots than most similar spec PCs that have been available for more than a year. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this DELL personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz.
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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020
Released Over a Year Ago
This medium processor core desktop computer was released over a year ago.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.
We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity desktop computers to this PC and we think cheaper computers such as the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2325928_price] is also worth considering.
Desktop computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the DELL PowerEdge T20[plb_2747980_price] (1TB) which is also higher rated.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
The OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty standard hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year.
Other 500GB hard drive capacity PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2325928_price] which is cheaper.
If you want a PC with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to consider the DELL PowerEdge T20[plb_2747980_price] (1TB) which is also higher rated.
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Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020.
There are a number of other 4GB memory personal computers currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper PCs such as the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2325928_price].
If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the DELL OptiPlex 7020 SFF[plb_2662988_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
545, I5-4590, I5-4590T
Processor Memory Voltage
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
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
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
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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Midi Tower, Tower
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Cable Lock Slot
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Compatible Processor Series
Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium, Pentium G
PC, Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L)
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution 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
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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