On average DELL medium processor cores personal computers have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all desktop computers produced by DELL.
SSD Storage Media
The DELL OptiPlex 9020 has an SSD storage media which is faster than the HDD storage media found on most personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.
An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage speed amongst all computers of this age and spec.
An HDD storage media is the worst storage speed across comparable types of computer.
There are a number of other SSD personal computers currently available that you might want to look at including the Zotac ZBOX BI323 which has better reviews.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to it.
Two PCI Express X16 Slotss
The OptiPlex 9020 has more PCI Express x16 slotss than most of the computers of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 9020. This DELL desktop computer is a two PCI Express x16 slots desktop computer compared to most of the medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 9020 which only have one PCI Express x16 slots.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
Has One Memory Slots
The OptiPlex 9020 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor cores personal computers that came out around the same time as it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots found on medium processor cores personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020.
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec. Across all the medium processor cores personal computers that were released one year ago the total storage capacitys range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 810GB.
Only 4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
The DELL OptiPlex 9020 supports a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than most desktop computers of this age and type. Most PCs of this type and age support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version.
This PC's on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version (4) is actually the worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version across all similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 9020.
Across similar types of PC the best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is 4.4.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many desktop computers of this spec and age.
Only One Number of 3.5" Bays
Most computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 9020 have between one and six number of 3.5" bayss, including the OptiPlex 9020 which has one number of 3.5" bays.
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Released Over a Year Ago
DELL released the OptiPlex 9020 over a year ago.
Average Processor Frequency
At 3.3 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 9020 has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 9020.
Average Internal Memory
The OptiPlex 9020 has a pretty average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020.
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