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DELL OptiPlex 3020
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DELL OptiPlex 3020 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 4GB Nov 2015
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Rely on a range of processors that include 4th Generation Intel Core i5 processors with Intel Integrated Graphics. OptiPlex Micro features the smallest Dell chassis design with a displacement of... More
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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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Good Brand

DELL medium processor cores computers have good reviews on average and across all computers DELL is one of the superior manufacturers.

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 around for a comparable time 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 PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slotss

The OptiPlex 3020 is a three PCI Express x1 slots desktop computer.

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Two Number of 5.25" Bayss

Most desktop computers that came out more than a year ago have between one and three number of 5.25" bayss, including the DELL OptiPlex 3020 which has two number of 5.25" bayss.

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Light

The weights of personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 range from 38g to 100kg, and the average weight is 7.7kg. When compared to other medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020, the weight of the DELL OptiPlex 3020 of only 1.3 kilograms is one of the lightest.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 supports a better on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version than most similar spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This computer supports a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, whereas most personal computers of a similar type and age to it support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version.

This desktop computer's on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version (4) is actually the worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version across all similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

Across comparable types of desktop computer the best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is 4.4.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 2 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst desktop computers of this age. Computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 have processor frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 4GHz.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year. 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 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar age and type to it.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this personal computer. The memory slotss 2x DIMM are also found on this PC.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency (only 3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec. Medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 have processor boost frequencys of between 1.8GHz and 4.4GHz.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when DELL released the OptiPlex 3020.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

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Average Internal Memory

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Non-ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wake-On-LAN Ready
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
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 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 2.5" Bays
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
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
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
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 (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included
Display Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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Product Identifiers

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