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DELL OptiPlex 3020 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.5GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.5GHz 8GB Oct 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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10 Reasons For

DELL Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire PC range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the comparable spec personal computers that came out more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz. At 3.5 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

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

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

Most of the other PCs of this spec and age only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, however the OptiPlex 3020 has three PCI Express x1 slots.

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Supports One Case Placement

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

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is more than most desktop computers that came out around the same time as it. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on computers that have been around for more than two years.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable 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.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 710GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3TB. The OptiPlex 3020 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

Personal computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3816853_price] (512GB), or the DELL Tower 5810[plb_2930270_price] (1TB).

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst similar spec computers of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 is 1GB, the biggest is 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the OptiPlex 3020 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago. 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 desktop computer.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most personal computers of this type and age have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL OptiPlex 3020 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Only One DisplayPort

The OptiPlex 3020 is a one DisplayPort desktop computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020. The smallest maximum internal memory of 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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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 6 megabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type. The average processor cache of medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 is 6.8MB.

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Only One PCI Express X16 Slot

The OptiPlex 3020 is a one PCI Express x16 slot desktop computer.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the OptiPlex 3020 over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Zoostorm Intel Core i7-4790 Mini Tower[plb_2785392_price] (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 3020.

PCs with a bigger hard drive capacity that might also be worth considering include the DELL XPS 8700[plb_2716106_price] (1TB).

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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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
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
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
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
Password Protection Level
Password Protection
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
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
Embedded Options Available
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 Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliant
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Cable Included
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers visipax i54590, visipax i54590t
Barcodes 00779184783503, 08841161697416

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