We calculated the average ratings for all DELL personal computers and also specifically for DELL medium processor core computers and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time 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 computers that came out more than two years ago.
Quite Big Internal Memory
Medium processor core computers that were launched more than two years ago have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
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With a depth of only 176 millimeters, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is one of the shallower desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro amongst computers of this age. The depths of medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro range from 33mm to 1,800mm.
The DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro is one of the lighter desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro (only 1.3 kilograms) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The weights of PCs of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro range from 250g to 24kg, and the average weight is 8kg.
The width of the OptiPlex 3020 Micro of only 36 millimeters is one of the narrowest amongst personal computers of this age and spec. The widths of computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro range from 36mm to 2,200mm, and the average width is 200mm.
10 Reasons Against
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. Most of the other medium processor core computers that were released more than two years ago have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
Across all the personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec computers of this age.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on personal computers of this spec and age. 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.
PCs with a faster storage speed that might also be worth looking at include the Zotac ZBOX CA320 nano (SSD and higher rated).
Very Small Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro. PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro have hard drive capacity of between 320GB and 2TB.
If you would prefer a personal computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (1TB) which also has a higher rating.
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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the OptiPlex 3020 Micro which has two USB 3.0 ports.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.024 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of desktop computers of this age and type is 1.5GB.
Only One DisplayPort
Most desktop computers of this age and type have between one and two DisplayPorts, including the OptiPlex 3020 Micro which has one DisplayPort.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers that were launched more than two years ago. Computers of this age and type have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB.
Only Four Processor Threads
The OptiPlex 3020 Micro is a four processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro have between four and seven processor threads.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age. Similar spec computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.
2 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro
Released Over Two Years Ago
This desktop computer has been on the market for over two years.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been around for more than two years.
Personal computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Apple Mac Pro (512GB).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
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
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
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, Horizontal/Vertical, Vertical
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Password Protection Level
Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L), PC
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
CE, CECP, WEEE
Energy Star Certified
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video