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We checked 1,204 user and expert reviews for DELL PCs and found that on average DELL has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.
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 of a comparable age and spec to it.
Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The OptiPlex 9020 has one of the biggest maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (1.74 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the computers of this age and spec the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 2GB.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for more than two years.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on similar spec desktop computers that have been available for 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 the most frequently found cabling technology on PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
The OptiPlex 9020 is a two DisplayPort desktop computer. Most of the other computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 have between one and three DisplayPorts.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 9020 is a four USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 9020 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.
Supports One Case Placement
The number of placements supported by the DELL OptiPlex 9020 is more than most desktop computers of this age and spec. This DELL computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.
Has One Cable Included
The number of included cables found on the OptiPlex 9020 is more than most computers of a comparable type and age to it. This DELL computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020.
The DELL OptiPlex 9020 is fairly shallow (only 240 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020. Across all the desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 the depths range from 33mm to 690mm.
At only 3.3 kilograms, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 is quite light compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 9020. Medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 have weights of between 250g and 24kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg.
The widths of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020 range from 33mm to 490mm. When compared to other comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 that we have checked, the width of the OptiPlex 9020 of only 65 millimeters is one of the narrowest.
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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 2.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age. Across all the computers that were released more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.9GHz processor clock speed computers currently available including cheaper computers such as the HP EliteDesk 800 G1.
If this personal computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3030 (£442.80) (3GHz and cheaper), or the Fujitsu P420 E85+ (3GHz and cheaper).
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is Hybrid-HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers that came out more than two years ago. 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
At only 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age. The smallest hard drive capacity of computers that were released more than two years ago is 320GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB.
If you are looking for a personal computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the HP Z230 (£454.80) (1TB) which is also higher rated.
Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed
When compared to other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 9020 that we have checked, the OptiPlex 9020's hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest. Medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 7,100 RPM.
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Only Has One Memory Slot
The OptiPlex 9020 has a greater number of memory slots than most similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.
Only One 5.25" Bay
Most personal computers of this age and type have between one and two 5.25" bays, including the OptiPlex 9020 which has one 5.25" bay.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
The OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 9020. Medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB.
Only Four USB 2.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 9020 is a four USB 2.0 port PC.
Quite Small Processor Cache
The OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly small processor cache (only 6 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years. The average processor cache of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 is 6.8MB.
Only Four Processor Threads
Most medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 9020 have between four and seven processor threads, including the OptiPlex 9020 which has four processor threads.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
DELL released the OptiPlex 9020 over two years ago.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020.
If you are looking for a PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Asus M32AD (£570.99) (16GB).
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 9020.
Personal computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the HP Z230 (£454.80) (1TB and higher rated); or the Asus M32AD (1TB and cheaper).
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Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
545, I5-4570, I5-4570S
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
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
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
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
Mini PCI Express Slot
Cable Lock Slot
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
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
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 Dual Display Technology
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
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