PCs manufactured by DELL generally have good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on desktop computers that were released around the same time as it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Similar spec desktop computers that have been around for more than a year have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,200MHz. The OptiPlex 9020 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were released one year ago.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most personal computers of this spec and age have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the OptiPlex 9020 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The OptiPlex 9020 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.6 gigahertz) amongst few processor core PCs of this age. Across all the computers of a similar age and type to the OptiPlex 9020 the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz.
PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo S500 SFF (3.7GHz), or the Asus M32AD (£441.04) (3.7GHz).
SSD Storage Medium
The DELL OptiPlex 9020 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most computers of this age and type. 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 across all computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 9020.
The worst storage speed across comparable types of personal computer is HDD.
If the storage speed of this PC is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (£655.95) (Flash).
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Quite Big Internal Memory
The average internal memory of few processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 9020 is 5GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. The OptiPlex 9020 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst few processor core PCs of this age.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on few processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on desktop computers of this spec and age.
Has One Cable Included
The DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a greater number of included cables than most PCs of this type and age. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on few processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020.
The OptiPlex 9020 has more DisplayPorts than most of the comparable spec personal computers that have been around for more than a year. This desktop computer is a two DisplayPort desktop computer compared to most of the few processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 which only have one DisplayPort.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
Most desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 9020 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL OptiPlex 9020 which has six USB 2.0 ports.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
Most PCs of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 9020 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the OptiPlex 9020 which has four USB 3.0 ports.
Very Big Maximum Internal Memory
The OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 9020. The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 9020 is 16GB.
Four Processor Threads
The OptiPlex 9020 is a four processor thread PC. Most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 9020 only have between two and three processor threads.
Has One Memory Slot
The OptiPlex 9020 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 4x DIMM are also found on this DELL computer.
Fairly Big Solid-State Drive Capacity
The OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly big solid-state drive capacity (128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age. The average solid-state drive capacity of few processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020 is 92GB.
The OptiPlex 9020 is one of the narrower few processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 9020 (only 93 millimeters) amongst few processor core PCs of this age. The average width of personal computers of this spec and age is 180mm, and the widths range from 29mm to 660mm.
2 Reasons Against
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of computers of a similar age and type to the OptiPlex 9020 is 8GB and the biggest is 3TB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst few processor core PCs of this age.
If this desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014 (£655.95) (256GB).
Only One 5.25" Bay
The OptiPlex 9020 is a one 5.25" bay PC. Most of the other computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020 have between one and two 5.25" bays.
1 Other reason to consider the DELL OptiPlex 9020
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when DELL released the OptiPlex 9020.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor That Supports ECC
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
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
RAID File Storage
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
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 Language
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
PCI Express X16 Slot
Horizontal, Horizontal/Vertical, Vertical
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
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 Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D 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
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
Software Driver Included
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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