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DELL OptiPlex 3020
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DELL OptiPlex 3020 4 Core Intel Core I5 3.3GHz 8GB 128GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5 3.3GHz 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

4 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 184 owner and expert reviews, DELL has good reviews for its PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor cores computers range compared to other manufacturers.

L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slotss

The OptiPlex 3020 has more PCI Express x1 slotss than most of the personal computers of this age and type. Most of the desktop computers of this age and type only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss, however this personal computer has three PCI Express x1 slotss.

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Two Number of 5.25" Bayss

The OptiPlex 3020 is a two number of 5.25" bays desktop computer.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of similar spec PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 is 720GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 3.3TB. The OptiPlex 3020 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage media on medium processor cores computers that have been available for more than two years. 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.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers of a comparable age and type to it. The most commonly found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this DELL computer. The memory slotss 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most personal computers of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the OptiPlex 3020 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Only One DisplayPorts Quantity

The OptiPlex 3020 is a one displayPorts quantity personal computer.

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Only One PCI Express X16 Slots

Most medium processor cores computers that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and two PCI Express x16 slotss, including the OptiPlex 3020 which has one PCI Express x16 slots.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Released Over Two Years Ago

This personal computer was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

The OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively standard processor frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

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Memory
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Storage
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Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
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Optical Drive
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Software
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Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
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
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)
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Technical Details
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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Brochures and Manuals

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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell win10, dell i54590, dell win10p, dell win10pr, dell i54590t, dell win10pro
Barcodes 05397063652785

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