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

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Oct 2014
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Powerfully efficient: Rely on a range of processors that include 4th Generation Intel Core i5 processors with Intel Integrated Graphics. Perfectly compact: OptiPlex Micro features the smallest... More
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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL desktop computers and also specifically for DELL medium processor cores computers and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

Computers of this age and spec have internal memorys of between 2GB and 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.5GB. At 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Light

When compared to other medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro that we have checked, the weight of the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro of only 1.3 kilograms is one of the lightest. The average weight of personal computers of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is 7.8kg, and the weights range from 250g to 24kg.

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11 Reasons Against

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

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity PC. Most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 2 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a very slow processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro. The slowest processor frequency of similar spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro is 1GHz and the fastest is 4.1GHz.

If this medium processor cores computer processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_3106865_price] (2.2GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage media on personal computers of this age and type. 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

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys amongst PCs of this age. Across all the personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro the hard drive capacitys range from 320GB to 3TB.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 1,150 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro. Desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 850MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,200MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB. At only 1.024 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro is a two USB 3.0 port computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The OptiPlex 3020 Micro 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. Across all the computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

Most computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro have between four and seven processor threadss, including the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro which has four processor threadss.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 3 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar type and age to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro. The processor boost frequencys of PCs of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 Micro range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 Micro has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
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
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
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone 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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Number of 2.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
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® 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)
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
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
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...

User Reviews

(2)
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!

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers visipax i54590, visipax i54590t
Barcodes 00779184783503, 05397063670840, 05397063672325

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