Based on 1,204 user and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its desktop computers. DELL also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core personal computers compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on computers of a comparable age and type to it.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most PCs of this age and spec have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the OptiPlex 9020M which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many 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 computers of this age and type.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.
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Six USB 3.0 Ports
The DELL OptiPlex 9020M is a six USB 3.0 port PC.
Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020M the depths range from 31mm to 590mm, and the average depth is 350mm. The OptiPlex 9020M is one of the shallower medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020M (only 176 millimeters) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
Across all the comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020M the weights range from 38g to 100kg, and the average weight is 7.5kg. When compared to other similar spec PCs that were released one year ago that we have checked, the weight of the DELL OptiPlex 9020M of only 1.3 kilograms is one of the lightest.
The narrowest personal computer that came out more than a year ago is 33mm wide, the widest is 510mm, and the average width is 180mm. The DELL OptiPlex 9020M is very narrow (only 36 millimeters) compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020M.
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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
The average processor clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz. At only 2 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 9020M has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020M.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many computers of this type and age. 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 not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini (SSD).
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the DELL OptiPlex 9020M is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. 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 computer.
Very Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
The OptiPlex 9020M has a quite small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020M. The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020M is 500GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 900GB.
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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The average maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec personal computers that have been available for more than a year is 3.6GHz. The OptiPlex 9020M has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec computers of this age.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This computer has been on the market for over a year.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 9020M has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020M.
If this desktop computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL PowerEdge T20 (£319.94) (1TB and higher rated).
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020M has a fairly typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 9020M.
If this desktop computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the DELL PowerEdge T20 (£319.94) (1TB and higher rated).
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020M has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020M.
If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the DELL 270 (£349.99) (6GB).
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 Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
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