DELL is one of the better rated personal computer manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs that came out more than a year ago.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers that are a similar age to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many computers of this spec and age.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Across all the desktop computers of this age and spec the depths range from 31mm to 590mm, and the average depth is 350mm. At only 176 millimeters, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro is quite shallow compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.
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At only 1.3 kilograms, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that were released more than a year ago. The lightest comparable spec desktop computer that has been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is 38g heavy and the heaviest is 100kg.
When compared to other desktop computers of this age and type, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro's width of only 36 millimeters is one of the narrowest. The narrowest medium processor core desktop computer that has been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is 33mm wide, the widest is 510mm, and the average width is 180mm.
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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
At only 2 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 4GHz.
There are a number of alternative 2GHz processor clock speed computers currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper desktop computers such as the DELL OptiPlex 3020 (£166.80).
If this DELL desktop computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (£353.43) (2.2GHz and higher rated).
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year. 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.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other HDD computers currently available including the DELL Inspiron 3647 (£318.60) which has better reviews; or the HP 280 G1 (£343.19) which is cheaper.
If the storage speed of this desktop computer is too slow for you then you might want to look at the OptiPlex 9020 SFF (SSD and cheaper), or the OptiPlex 7020 MT (SSD and cheaper) both from DELL.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro is more than most desktop computers of this type and age. This computer has a 1x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on computers of this type and age.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the desktop computers of this type and age the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz. The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.
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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro
Released Over a Year Ago
DELL released the OptiPlex 3020 Micro over a year ago.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.
If this desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL PowerEdge T20 (£319.80) (1TB and higher rated) or the Asus M32AD (£356.87) (1TB and cheaper).
Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
Computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire XC-705 (£379.00) (1TB and cheaper) or the DELL PowerEdge T20 (£319.80) (1TB and higher rated).
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.
We compared this PC to all the other 4GB memory PCs and we think cheaper computers such as the DELL OptiPlex 3020 (£166.80) is also worth considering.
If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the 270 (£349.99) (6GB), or the OptiPlex 7020 SFF (£478.80) (8GB) both from DELL 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
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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
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
Windows 7 Professional
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Password Protection Level
PC, Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L)
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
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 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