We checked 1,204 expert and user reviews for DELL personal computers and found that on average DELL has good ratings. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically 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 similar spec PCs that were released around the same time as it.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
SSD Storage Medium
The OptiPlex 7020 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.
An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage speed amongst all personal computers of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 7020.
Amongst comparable types of computer the worst storage speed is HDD.
Alternative SSD computers currently available which you might also want to consider include a cheaper personal computer such as the EliteDesk 800 G1[pl_2229911_price], or the EliteDesk 800 G1[pl_2564215_price] both from HP or you might consider a higher rated personal computer such as the DELL Precision T1700 SFF[plb_2676603_price].
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many computers of a similar age and spec to it.
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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on PCs of this age and type.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Has One Memory Slot
The OptiPlex 7020 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs that came out around the same time as it. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on computers of this spec and age.
Has One Cable Included
The number of included cables found on the DELL OptiPlex 7020 is more than most personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it. This DELL desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 7020.
Across all the PCs of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 7020 the weights range from 250g to 24kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg. At only 6 kilograms, the OptiPlex 7020 is fairly light compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 7020.
With a depth of only 312 millimeters, the OptiPlex 7020 is quite shallow compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age. The shallowest comparable spec computer that has been available for more than two years is 33mm deep and the deepest is 690mm.
Computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 7020 have widths of between 33mm and 490mm. The DELL OptiPlex 7020 is one of the narrower personal computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 7020 (only 93 millimeters) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 7020 is 32GB and the biggest is 3TB. When compared to other computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 7020 that we have assessed, the total storage capacity of the DELL OptiPlex 7020 of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 128GB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available including cheaper desktop computers such as the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2229911_price].
If this desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL OptiPlex 9020[plb_2881924_price] (500GB), or the Lenovo M73[plb_3186300_price] (500GB) which is also cheaper.
Only One 3.5" Bay
Most PCs of this age and spec have between one and eight 3.5" bays, including the OptiPlex 7020 which has one 3.5" bay.
Only One 5.25" Bay
Most PCs of a similar age and type to the OptiPlex 7020 have between one and two 5.25" bays, including the OptiPlex 7020 which has one 5.25" bay.
Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity
Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago the solid-state drive capacities range from 8GB to 520GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 7020 has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 7020.
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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot
The OptiPlex 7020 is a one PCI Express x1 slot computer. Most of the other personal computers of this age and type have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when DELL released the OptiPlex 7020.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.3 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 7020 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age.
There are a number of other 3.3GHz processor clock speed PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2555150_price], or the OptiPlex 7020 SFF[pl_2457325_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.
If this computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 9020[plb_2881924_price] (3.6GHz) which is also cheaper.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 7020 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 7020.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 8GB memory desktop computers currently available including the DELL OptiPlex 9020[plb_2881924_price] which is cheaper.
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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
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
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
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
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
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
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