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DELL OptiPlex 9020 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.3GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

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4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.3GHz 8GB Oct 2015
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DELL Has Good Personal Computer Reviews

Medium processor core personal computers built by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all computers (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on desktop computers of a similar spec and age to it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on PCs of this spec and age.

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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 typical of many computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slots

The OptiPlex 9020 is a two PCI Express x16 slot PC. Most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 9020 only have one PCI Express x16 slot.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

Most personal computers of this age and type have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the OptiPlex 9020 which has six USB 2.0 ports.

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Two 5.25" Bays

Most desktop computers of this age and type have between one and three 5.25" bays, including the DELL OptiPlex 9020 which has two 5.25" bays.

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Supports One Case Placement

The OptiPlex 9020 has a greater number of placements than most computers of a comparable spec and age to it. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has One Memory Slot

The OptiPlex 9020 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of this age and spec. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of the OptiPlex 9020 of only 1 gigabyte is one of the smallest amongst computers of this spec and age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of personal computers of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 9020 is 1GB, the biggest is 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.8TB.

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Only One Graphics Adapter DisplayPort

Most PCs of this type and age have between one and three graphics adapter DisplayPorts, including the DELL OptiPlex 9020 which has one graphics adapter DisplayPort.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

Personal computers of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 9020 have max memory bandwidth supported processor of between 10GB/s and 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 30GB/s. The DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a quite slow max memory bandwidth supported processor (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 9020.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

With a max internal memory supported processor of only 32 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020 the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 65GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age 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.

Other HDD personal computers currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper PCs such as the Fujitsu D556[plb_3119835_price], or the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF[plb_2973425_price].

If the storage speed of this PC is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the OptiPlex 9020 SFF[pl_2414879_price] (SSD), or the OptiPlex 7020 MT[pl_2788976_price] (SSD) both from DELL which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 9020. Across all the computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 9020 the hard drive capacity range from 1GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 930GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 500GB hard drive capacity PCs currently available including cheaper PCs such as the DELL OptiPlex 7020[plb_2837690_price].

If you are looking for a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the OptiPlex 7010[pl_2903853_price] (1TB), or the 270[pl_3068921_price] (1TB) both from DELL or the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF[plb_2973425_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Computers of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 9020 have total storage capacity of between 4GB and 3.6TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020.

We compared this PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity desktop computers and we think cheaper computers such as the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2556629_price], and the OptiPlex 7020[pl_2837690_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a personal computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the OptiPlex 7010[pl_2903853_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the 270[pl_3068921_price] (1TB and cheaper) both from DELL or the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF[plb_2973425_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has one of the slowest hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 7,100 RPM.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other PCs of this spec and age, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the DELL OptiPlex 9020 of only 1.024 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of computers that were released one year ago is 4.3GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The OptiPlex 9020 is a one PCI Express x1 slot PC.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 6 megabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been available for more than a year. 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 6.6MB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The DELL OptiPlex 9020 is a four processor thread desktop computer.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 is 1,800MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the OptiPlex 9020 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst personal computers of this age.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a quite low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago. Across all the personal computers of this age and type the system bus data transfer rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 9020

Released Over a Year Ago

This computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The OptiPlex 9020 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year.

If this personal computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL OptiPlex 7010[plb_2903853_price] (3.4GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020.

There are a number of other 8GB memory personal computers currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper desktop computers such as the DELL OptiPlex 7020[plb_2556860_price].

If this DELL computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_3121374_price] (10GB and cheaper).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Non-ECC Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID Level
RAID File Storage
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection Level
Password Protection
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
OS Guard
Intel Insider
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)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliant
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Software Driver Included
Manual
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Panel Type
Typical Contrast Ratio
Full HD Display
Keyboard Supplied
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
AC Adapter
Supported Number of Colours Display
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details

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Expert Reviews

(14)
6 July 2015

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Small
Large storage space
Compact chassis
8GB of memory
Speedy SSD storage
None
Pricey
No internal expansion
Very limited upgradeability
No optical drive
23 January 2015

The Dell Optiplex 9020 Micro business desktop shows that you can still have Core i7 power and full IT support in a mini PC that can hide behind a monitor...

PC Mag

14 January 2015

Dell aims for the business desktop (or the back of the business monitor) with a compact Core i7 system that trades expandability for elegance. It's a formidable rival to Apple's Mac Mini and...

Computershopper.com

21 July 2014

The Dell OptiPlex 9020 All-in-One has a lot going for it. It is a stylish looking PC that would also make a great Point-of-Sale system if you choose the optional touch screen or an overall...

6 December 2013

I've seen a number of AIO (all-in-one) systems recently, mostly aimed at providing implausibly giant touch tablets. Dell, however, has taken a totally different tack with its OptiPlex 9020, the... Read more…

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 13 July 2015 by SCOTT W.

Unlike the previous review, you can upgrade/replace the power supply in this machine. It's quite easy and just about any power supply will work. There is very little "proprietary" about this... Read more…

Reviewed 4 October 2015 by STEVE C.

Sending back not opinion yet...

Reviewed 28 June 2015 by KEN T.

Great PC if you do not planing on upgrading. I am extremely disappointed...

Good, well built machine. Workstation ready
Easy to setup and maintain. Simple case that's easy to get into to work on
Have not had chance to use
Proprietary, you cannot upgrade the power supply meaning you cannot add ANYTHING extra to the tower except 2 more drives. It comes with a low wage power supply that you can only purchase from this com
None that I can find. Though an internal USB port would be nice
Will not boot have to send back

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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