- 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.-...
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Based on 808 user and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core computers range compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec personal computers that came out around the same time as it.
SSD Storage Medium
The OptiPlex 3020 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as it. Most medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.
An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage speed amongst all medium processor core computers that were released more than a year ago.
Amongst comparable types of desktop computer the worst storage speed is HDD.
Desktop computers with a faster storage speed that might be worth looking at include the Zotac ZBOX PI320 (Flash), or the Asus CHROMEBIT (£99.97) (Flash) which is also higher rated.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on PCs of this spec and age.
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Six USB 2.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 3020 is a six USB 2.0 port computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a similar type and age to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.
The average depth of personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 is 350mm. At only 312 millimeters, the OptiPlex 3020 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.
Computers of this age and type have widths of between 33mm and 510mm. At only 93 millimeters, the OptiPlex 3020 is quite narrow compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most desktop computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the OptiPlex 3020 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
The average total storage capacity of medium processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 is 770GB. When compared to other medium processor core computers that were released one year ago, the DELL OptiPlex 3020's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest.
If this medium processor core computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo M73 (180GB) which is also higher rated.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core computers that came out 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 One 3.5" Bay
The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a one 3.5" bay PC.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This personal computer has been on the market for over a year.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.
If this DELL PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Sedatech UC00725I3 (£541.06) (3.4GHz).
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020.
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Slimline and small. Easy to disassemble for the size. Good warranty. Solid working parts. Attractive, and not flimsy like comparable models
Windows 7 64
No PCI port onboard
Been using as my primary workstation for 3 months without issue
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