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DELL OptiPlex 3020
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DELL OptiPlex 3020 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.3GHz 8GB 128GB SSD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.3GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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- 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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9 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Personal Computer Reviews

DELL has good average ratings for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire PC range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on computers of this type and age.

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SSD Storage Medium

The OptiPlex 3020 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to it. 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 in fact the best storage speed amongst all PCs of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020.

Amongst similar types of PC the worst storage speed is HDD.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The OptiPlex 3020 has more PCI Express x1 slots than most of the desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020. This desktop computer is a three PCI Express x1 slot desktop computer compared to most of the computers of this type and age which only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Two 5.25" Bays

The OptiPlex 3020 is a two 5.25" bay desktop computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the OptiPlex 3020 is more than most PCs that have been available for more than a year. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020. The total storage capacity of comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 840GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 range from 2GB to 260GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the OptiPlex 3020 is more than most personal computers of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this DELL computer.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the OptiPlex 3020 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively standard processor clock speed (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020.

If this desktop computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP 800 G2 (£554.59) (3.4GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that have been around for more than a year.

If this desktop computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire XC-705 (£449.00) (10GB), or the Apple ME253 (£2,467.96) (12GB).

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Specification

Features
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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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State 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
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 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
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Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliant
Energy Star Certified
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Display Included
Other Features
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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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User Reviews

(16)
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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