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Based on 1,204 owner and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Optiplex 9020 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer.
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 medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.
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Two PCI Express X16 Slots
The Optiplex 9020 is a two PCI Express x16 slot computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Optiplex 9020 only have one PCI Express x16 slot.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
Most personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Optiplex 9020 have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the Optiplex 9020 which has six USB 3.0 ports.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The Optiplex 9020 is a six USB 2.0 port personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.
Two 5.25" Bays
Most personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the Optiplex 9020 have between one and three 5.25" bays, including the DELL Optiplex 9020 which has two 5.25" bays.
Computers of a comparable type and age to the Optiplex 9020 have depths of between 31mm and 590mm, and the average depth is 350mm. At only 176 millimeters, the Optiplex 9020 is quite shallow compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were released one year ago.
The average weight of computers of a comparable age and type to the Optiplex 9020 is 7.5kg. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Optiplex 9020 that we have assessed, the weight of the Optiplex 9020 of only 1.3 kilograms is one of the lightest.
Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Optiplex 9020 the widths range from 33mm to 510mm, and the average width is 180mm. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago that we have checked, the width of the Optiplex 9020 of only 36 millimeters is one of the narrowest.
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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
At only 2 gigahertz, the Optiplex 9020 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Optiplex 9020. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Optiplex 9020 range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year 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.
If the storage speed of this personal computer is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini (£595.00) (SSD).
Very Small Internal Memory
Medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Optiplex 9020 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Optiplex 9020.
If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the DELL 270 (£349.99) (6GB).
Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the DELL Optiplex 9020 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age. Across all the similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Optiplex 9020 the hard drive capacity range from 1GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 930GB.
If you are looking for a PC with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu W550 (£994.19) (1TB).
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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the Optiplex 9020 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Optiplex 9020 is 4.3GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the DELL Optiplex 9020 is more than most computers of this spec and age. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this DELL PC.
Only One DisplayPort
The Optiplex 9020 is a one DisplayPort desktop computer.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The Optiplex 9020 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other computers of this age and type. Across all the personal computers that were released one year ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 790GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 75GB. The Optiplex 9020 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 32,768 megabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This personal computer has been on the market for over a year.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The Optiplex 9020 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Optiplex 9020.
If this personal computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Veriton M6640G (£366.60) (1TB).
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, I5-4590T
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
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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 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 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
2L sized PC, 1.2L sized PC
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Password Protection Level
PC, Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L)
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
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The 23inch display is nice and sharp, featuring generous viewing angles
Stock performance is more than adequate for office multitasking
Durable build quality
Solid state drive as standard
Touch screen functionality is not available on the standard model
Included mouse and keyboard are lightweight and likely to have a short lifespan
OptiPlex is rather pricey when compared to other office PCs