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DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro
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DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.1GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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Put mainstream performance anywhere you need it with the ultra-compact OptiPlex 3020 Micro Desktop and a complete range of custom mounts. Powerfully efficient: Rely on a range of processors that... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Few processor cores computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 750MHz and 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of personal computers that have been around for more than a year is 29GB. At 32 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on PCs of this age and type.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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Four Processor Threadss

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has more processor threadss than most of the few processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro. This personal computer is a four processor threads desktop computer compared to most of the PCs of a similar age and type to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro which only have between two and three processor threadss.

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Has One Cables Included

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a greater number of included cables than most PCs of this age and spec. This desktop computer has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on few processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

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3 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is 310MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 740MHz. The DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 200 megahertz) amongst desktop computers of this age.

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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 personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a greater number of memory slots than most computers of this age and type. The most frequently found memory slots is 2x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this personal computer. The memory slotss 1x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this personal computer was released.

Average Processor Frequency

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly standard processor frequency (3.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

Personal computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might be worth considering include the HP Pavilion Mini 300[plb_3062216_price] (1TB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

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HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar spec and age to 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.

We compared this PC to all the other HDD PCs and we think the Asus GR6[plb_2985809_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

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PCI Express Slots Version
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System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
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
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 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)
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
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 2.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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® 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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
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...

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

(3)
Reviewed 13 June 2015 by Tech
(Verified Purchase)

Twice received a faulty PC. There seems to be a defect with the batch.

Reviewed 11 June 2015 by DurhamYFC
(Verified Purchase)

It's so small we thought we'd made a mistake, but it is fast and reliable and we have no regrets!

Reviewed 2 June 2015 by Corey S.
(Verified Purchase)

I have been searching for the perfect form factor for a long time and this thing is perfect in every way. It easily comes apart and is very cleverly put together. You can easily supplement the... Read more…

Micro Form Factor is excellent for space
Extremely versatile
Good performance for the everday user
Comes loaded with Windows 7 or 8.1 Pro
Easily add a SSD and more RAM
It does seem to get warm after awhile
No USB 3.0 ports

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 5397063638307, dell i34160t4gb500gbwin7prolicw8
Barcodes 00000030208307, 05397063638307

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