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DELL OptiPlex 3020 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Sep 2014
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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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10 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

The OptiPlex 3020 is in the cheapest 9% of all 12 personal computers of this type and age that we have assessed for 4 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 4 year running cost of the OptiPlex 3020 is only £2.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor cores computers that came out more than two years ago.

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DELL Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

We checked 184 expert and owner reviews for DELL personal computers and found that on average DELL has good ratings. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores computers.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other computers of this age and type. The internal memorys of medium processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.5GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on comparable spec desktop 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 PC. Most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss.

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Has One Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the OptiPlex 3020 is more than most desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it. This personal computer has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020.

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Light

The OptiPlex 3020 is one of the lighter medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than two years (only 1.3 kilograms) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The weights of medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 range from 250g to 24kg, and the average weight is 7.8kg.

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14 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity personal computer. Most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

The OptiPlex 3020 has a quite slow processor frequency (only 2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 3020. The slowest processor frequency of similar spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 is 1GHz and the fastest is 4.1GHz.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage media on desktop 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.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The OptiPlex 3020 has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The average hard drive capacity of medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 is 800GB.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that came out more than two years ago. Computers of this type and age have total storage capacitys of between 32GB and 3.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 720GB.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of personal computers that have been available for more than two years is 1.4GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

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

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and five 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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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Desktop computers of this age and type have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly small processor cache (only 6 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that came out more than two years ago. The processor caches of computers that were released more than two years ago range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.9MB.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

Most personal computers that came out more than two years ago have between four and seven processor threadss, including the OptiPlex 3020 which has four processor threadss.

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Only One PCI Express X16 Slots

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a one PCI Express x16 slots desktop computer. Most of the other computers of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and two PCI Express x16 slotss.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of PCs of a similar age and type to the OptiPlex 3020 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 4.4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.6GHz. At only 3 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this DELL personal computer was released.

Specification

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Memory
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Storage
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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
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Software
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Trial Software
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Recovery Operating System
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Networking
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Bluetooth
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Wi-Fi
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Microphone in
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DC-In Jack
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VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
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
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Cable Lock Slot
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Audio System
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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® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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® 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)
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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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
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Power
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Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
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Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Layout
Keyboard Supplied
Windows Keys
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

(11)
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…

(Verified Purchase)

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

Reviewed 25 May 2016 by Steven
(Verified Purchase)

These machines are great. Small form factor, decent specs and amazing price. Just install in an additional 4gb RAM and an SSD drive and you have an inexpensive, fast, reliable family or office PC.

Reviewed 28 March 2016 by Mr. Andrew Campbell

Works a treat a frees up a lot of space on anyone's desk. Even better once you've deleted Windows off it!

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £1.28
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Total running cost over 5 years £1.28
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Running this PC over 5 years will generate 0.0064 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 1 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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4 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 500GB HDD
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