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

£551.23
£404.99 £146.24 cheaper than 77 days ago
4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.3GHz 4GB Jul 2014
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
- 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 16GB of memory.-... More
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8 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

DELL is one of the superior desktop computer brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time 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 PCs of this type and age.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a six USB 2.0 port PC. Most of the other PCs of this spec and age have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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Shallow

The OptiPlex 3020 is quite shallow (only 312 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020. Across all the PCs of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 the depths range from 31mm to 590mm, and the average depth is 350mm.

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Very Narrow

At only 93 millimeters, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type. Personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 have widths of between 33mm and 510mm, and the average width is 180mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to 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.

If the storage speed of this computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini[plb_3078512_price] (SSD).

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The OptiPlex 3020 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the OptiPlex 3020 is more than most comparable spec personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it. The most frequently 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 computer.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

The OptiPlex 3020 is a one 3.5" bay PC. Most of the other personal computers of this age and spec have between one and six 3.5" bays.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a one 5.25" bay desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers that were released more than a year ago have between one and three 5.25" bays.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this personal computer was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively standard processor clock speed (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

Desktop computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the HP 800 G2[plb_3797297_price] (3.4GHz).

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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 personal computers of this type and age.

Desktop computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the DELL PowerEdge T20[plb_2747980_price] (1TB and higher rated).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

Computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might be worth looking at include the DELL PowerEdge T20[plb_2747980_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

If this computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL 270[plb_3068921_price] (6GB).

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Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
Ergonomics
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
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) 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
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Dell E-Value Code
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
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
OS Guard
Intel Insider
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)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliant
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Display Included
Other Features
Technical Details
Technical Details
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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

(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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers opt3020, opt3020s, dell ghz4, opt3020sf, dell win8, opt3020sff, dell win8p, dell ghz4g, dell win8pr, dell ghz4gb, dell i54590, dell i54590t, dell ddr3500, dell win8pro, dell ddr3500g, dell ddr3500gb, sm016d3020mt11hsw2, sm016d3020sff11hsw2, dell optiplex3020e77af40, dell optiplex3020e77af40d, dell 4gb500gbdlxdvdrwgbew7, dell 4gb500gbdlxdvdrwgbew7p, dell optiplex3020mtinteli545704gb500gbamd8490, dell optiplex3020mtinteli545704gb500gbwindows
Barcodes 00627734115710, 04053162458376, 04053162458482, 04053162761513, 04053162816497, 05054484674672, 05397063422531, 05397063435357, 05397063618804, 05397063618866, 05397063618903, 05397063618910, 05397063618941, 05397063653584, 05397063653614, 05397063655717, 05397063668830, 05397063671113, 05397063675791, 05397063679744, 05397063680078, 05397063684083, 05397063736522, 05397063736560, 05397063739356, 05397063739363, 05397063739387, 05397063741908, 05397063748860, 05397063774425

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