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DELL OptiPlex 3020
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DELL OptiPlex 3020 2 Core Intel Core I3 3.5GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Core I3 3.5GHz 8GB Aug 2014
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency Internal Memory Release Date
Ready To Perform.- Power through challenging jobs with up to 4th Gen Intel Core i5 processors.- Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8 Pro.- Easily run multiple applications simultaneously with up to... More
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Dell OptiPlex 3020 Micro and VESA Mount Unboxing
New Dell OptiPlex 3020 Micro and VESA Mount Unboxing
Dell OptiPlex 3020 Micro Review and Unboxing
Dell Optiplex 3020 Micro - Unboxing

8 Reasons For

DELL Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

Desktop computers produced by DELL are some of the better desktop computers according to average user and expert reviews.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 3.5 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that came out more than two years ago. Across all the few processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Few processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB. The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst few processor cores computers of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slotss

The OptiPlex 3020 is a three PCI Express x1 slots personal computer. Most of the other PCs of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020 only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The OptiPlex 3020 is a six USB 2.0 ports quantity desktop computer. Most of the other few processor cores computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Two Number of 5.25" Bayss

Most of the other computers of this age and spec only have one number of 5.25" bays, however the OptiPlex 3020 has two number of 5.25" bayss.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the OptiPlex 3020 is more than most personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most commonly supported placement supported supported by few processor cores computers that have been available for more than two years.

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3 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage media on few processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as 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.

PCs with a faster storage speed that might also be worth looking at include the MSI DC111 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 port computer.

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Heavy

With a weight of 9.4 kilograms, the OptiPlex 3020 is one of the heavier PCs that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 amongst few processor cores computers of this age. The lightest comparable spec desktop computer that has been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 is 530g heavy and the heaviest is 14kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Released Over Two Years Ago

This computer was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

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Optical Drive
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
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Ethernet LAN
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Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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Power Supply
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RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
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Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

27 October 2014

There's nothing particularly revolutionary about Dell's Optiplex 3020 Micro. It has been possible to cram most of the necessities of a PC into a box this size for some years now. It's also not...

9 April 2016

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5 January 2015

Trotz seiner kompakten Bauform ist der Dell OptiPlex 3020 Micro ein vollwertiger Office-PC mit guter Leistung und sehr geringem Stromverbrauch. Lediglich bei voller Last wird er recht...

Reasonable price
Very small
Decent business software performance
Flexible mounting options

User Reviews

(17)
Reviewed 9 May 2014 by Eric W.

To the reviewer complaining it only has VGA. That's not true. There's Displayport as well, which, with an inexpensive adapter will get you HDMI...

Reviewed 12 February 2015 by Affinity
(Verified Purchase)

We've rolled about a dozen of these out and have been great. For how compact they are, they are simple to get into for memory upgrades/hard drive replacements. Because of the form factor, you have... Read more…

Slimline and small. Easy to disassemble for the size. Good warranty. Solid working parts. Attractive, and not flimsy like comparable models
Small
8GB Ram
Windows 7 64
USB 3.0
No PCI port onboard
Been using as my primary workstation for 3 months without issue
The only con I can think of is that any low profile video card you throw in will need to have a fan. Otherwise, it will most definitely over heat. (Although, this really isn't a con. This thing is tin
Within 3 days of setup, several of the towers started producing a "thwapping" sound. I opened one up and discovered that the GPU fan was hitting the DVD drive's SATA cable. For some reason, the factor
The PCI simple communications controller driver did not rollover when making the transition from Windows 7 pro to 8.1 pro. It was not found by windows update, however the Dell support website had the
Reviewed 15 February 2015 by Dorow T.
(Verified Purchase)

Until i had this machine I ran my business off of a laptop. The laptop runs fine, but is taking a lot of wear and tear as I travel to most of my clients. This machine runs my office now. The... Read more…

Reviewed 25 September 2014 by Anonymous

Wish I knew this before telling a client to purchase this exact model from newegg. There wasn't a review that listed this issue at time of purchase...

Good performance until you need to get it fixed quick
Inexpensive for what you get, has displayport. Great warranty
There is a proprietary power supply and proprietary power connector on system board. You cant just go to any store to purchase a power supply and install it. This is true for all Optiplex 3020
The proprietary power supply. Dell's at it again
(Verified Purchase)

Intel i3 processor which is not bad. easy to set up. and it's not that bad for the price you pay.

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