Based on 1,204 owner and expert reviews, DELL has good reviews for its PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core personal computers compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that have been around for more than a year.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The OptiPlex 9020M is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.
SSD Storage Medium
The OptiPlex 9020M has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year ago. Most personal computers that are a comparable age to it have an HDD storage medium. 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 in fact the best storage speed amongst all PCs that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020M.
The worst storage speed across comparable types of desktop computer is HDD.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on personal computers of a similar age and spec to it.
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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many personal computers of this spec and age.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
Most PCs of this age and type have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the OptiPlex 9020M which has six USB 3.0 ports.
Comparable spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020M have depths of between 31mm and 590mm, and the average depth is 350mm. The OptiPlex 9020M is fairly shallow (only 176 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020M.
The average weight of personal computers of this spec and age is 7.5kg, and the weights range from 38g to 100kg. The OptiPlex 9020M is fairly light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other PCs that were released one year ago.
The widths of personal computers of this age and spec range from 33mm to 510mm, and the average width is 180mm. The OptiPlex 9020M is one of the narrowest medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020M (only 36 millimeters) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
At only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020M has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 9020M. The average total storage capacity of similar spec desktop computers that were released one year ago is 840GB.
Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
Across all the medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. The OptiPlex 9020M has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020M.
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 around the same time as it. The most commonly 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 personal computer.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The maximum turbo frequencies of PCs of this age and type range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 9020M has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst PCs of this age.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this medium processor core desktop computer was released.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 9020M has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that came out more than a year ago.
If you are looking for a personal computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Aspire XC-705 (£449.00) (10GB), or the Aspire TC-705 (£539.00) (12GB) both from Acer.
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 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
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 Pro, 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
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