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 PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the bigger internal memory amongst similar spec computers of this age. The internal memory of similar spec personal computers that were launched more than two years ago range from 2GB to 64GB.
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers that are a comparable age to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many similar spec computers that were released 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 PCs of this age and type.
Across all the medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro the depths range from 33mm to 690mm. At only 176 millimeters, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro is fairly shallow compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.
At only 1.3 kilograms, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro is very light compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro. The weights of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago range from 250g to 24kg.
The OptiPlex 3020 Micro is one of the narrowest personal computers of this type and age (only 36 millimeters) amongst personal computers of this age. The widths of desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro range from 33mm to 490mm, and the average width is 190mm.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The OptiPlex 3020 Micro is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC.
Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is 1GHz and the fastest is 4.1GHz. The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.
PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini[plb_2578763_price] (2.2GHz).
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years. 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.
Very Small Hard Drive Capacity
The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is 800GB. The DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.
PCs with a bigger hard drive capacity that might be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 8700[plb_2716106_price] (1TB).
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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
Across all the personal computers of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age.
If you are looking for a PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3816853_price] (512GB), or the Asus G20AJ[plb_2700868_price] (1TB).
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the similar spec desktop computers that came out more than two years ago the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB. The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.024 gigabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 3020 Micro is a two USB 3.0 port PC.
Only One DisplayPort
The OptiPlex 3020 Micro is a one DisplayPort computer. Most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age have between one and three DisplayPorts.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
The smallest maximum internal memory of desktop computers of this age and spec is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB. The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3 gigahertz) amongst PCs of this age. Medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 4.4GHz.
1 Other reason to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this desktop computer was released.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
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 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 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)
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
50 - 60
Weight & Dimensions
CECP, CE, WEEE
Energy Star Certified
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video