Free your workspace from clutter with the OptiPlex 3030 All-in-One desktop featuring an optional touch screen for easy navigation without a mouse. Versatile fit, powerful performance: Essential...
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Expert Reviews Are Average
This medium processor core desktop computer received a score of 75% from expert review site kuzniewski.pl.
DELL Computers Have Good Reviews
DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire desktop computer range compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal 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 personal computers that were released more than two years ago.
Price Has Dropped by £87.60
In the last 35 days the OptiPlex 3030 has dropped in price by £87.60.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and spec.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it.
At only 67 millimeters, the OptiPlex 3030 is very shallow compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3030. Personal computers of this age and type have depths of between 33mm and 690mm, and the average depth is 360mm.
8 Reasons Against
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The OptiPlex 3030 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3030 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar age and type 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.
If you want a computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2229911_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.
Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed
The hard drive speed of the OptiPlex 3030 of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest amongst similar spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3030. Medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3030 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The OptiPlex 3030 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.024 gigabytes) amongst similar spec computers of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3030 is 1GB, the biggest is 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB.
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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 3030 is a two USB 3.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.
Quite Small Processor Cache
Across all the computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3030 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. The DELL OptiPlex 3030 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 6 megabytes) amongst PCs of this age.
Only Four Processor Threads
Most PCs of this age and type have between four and seven processor threads, including the DELL OptiPlex 3030 which has four processor threads.
When compared to other PCs of this age and spec that we have checked the width of, the OptiPlex 3030's width of 489 millimeters is one of the widest. Medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3030 have widths of between 33mm and 490mm.
5 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3030
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this DELL PC was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3030 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3030.
We compared this PC to all the other 3GHz processor clock speed personal computers and we think cheaper computers such as the Fujitsu P420 E85+[plb_2544760_price] is also worth considering.
Computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Fujitsu Esprimo P420[plb_2580165_price] (3.1GHz and cheaper).
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3030 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.
We compared this computer to all the other 500GB total storage capacity PCs and we think the DELL OptiPlex 3020[plb_2477498_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the HP Z230[plb_2554785_price] (1TB) which is also higher rated.
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Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3030 has a pretty standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 3030.
Alternative 500GB hard drive capacity computers currently available that you might want to look at include the DELL OptiPlex 3020[plb_2477498_price] which is cheaper.
Desktop computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might also be worth looking at include the HP Z230[plb_2554785_price] (1TB and higher rated).
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3030 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3030.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 4GB memory personal computers currently available including the DELL OptiPlex 3020[plb_2477498_price] which is cheaper.
If this desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini[plb_2578763_price] (8GB) 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, I5-4590S
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
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
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Water Cooling System
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