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DELL OptiPlex 3020
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DELL OptiPlex 3020 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB May 2016
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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 16GB of memory.2... More
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many PCs that have been around for the last year.

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Only Released Eight Months Ago

DELL only released the OptiPlex 3020 eight months ago. Newer personal computers like this one are likely to use better technology.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of new comparable spec PCs range from 600MHz to 1,400MHz.

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DELL PCs Have Good Reviews

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor cores computers as well as across its entire personal computer range.

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of recently released computers range from 120GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 740GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the OptiPlex 3020 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slotss

Most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for the last year only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss, however the OptiPlex 3020 has three 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 personal computer.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of placements than most new personal computers. This DELL computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by recently released medium processor cores computers.

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15 Reasons Against

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

The OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity computer. Most of the other recently released PCs have between two and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Slow Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

The slowest memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of similar spec PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 is 21GB/s, the fastest is 77GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 34GB/s. The OptiPlex 3020 has one of the slower memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) amongst comparable spec computers of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 32 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor cores computers that have been available for the last year is 110GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

The average memory clock speeds supported by processor of new desktop computers is 1,700MHz, and the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has a quite slow memory clock speeds supported by processor compared to most of the other newly released computers.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The OptiPlex 3020 supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than most comparable spec computers that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec computers that were released around the same time as it support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version. The worst on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version of all new medium processor cores computers is 4 and the best is 4.4.

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Only One DisplayPorts Quantity

Most new medium processor cores computers have between one and three displayPorts quantitys, including the OptiPlex 3020 which has one displayPorts quantity.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 is 4GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 44GB. The OptiPlex 3020 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The OptiPlex 3020 has a newer internal memory type than most new personal computers. This DELL personal computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most recently released PCs have a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is actually the worst internal memory type amongst all medium processor cores computers that have been around for the last year.

Amongst comparable types of PC the best internal memory type is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor cache of the OptiPlex 3020 of only 6 megabytes is one of the smallest amongst similar spec computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020. The average processor cache of recently released medium processor cores computers is 6.8MB.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of computers that were released in the last year is 1,900MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz. The OptiPlex 3020 has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,600 megahertz) amongst computers of this age.

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Quite Low System Bus Rate

With a system bus rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a very low system bus rate compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that came out in the last 12 months. The average system bus rate of similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 is 7.2GT/s, and the system bus rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

Most medium processor cores computers that were launched in the last year 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 PC.

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Heavy

With a weight of 9.4 kilograms, the OptiPlex 3020 is one of the heavier medium processor cores computers that were released in the last year amongst computers of this age. Latest similar spec desktop computers have weights of between 350g and 15kg, and the average weight is 6.3kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other latest desktop computers.

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HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage media on latest medium processor cores computers. 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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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
Number of QPI Links
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
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
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
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 Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Networking
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
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 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection
Audio System
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® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep 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
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included

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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