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Product Review: Optiplex 3020 vs. Optiplex 7020 vs. Optiplex 9020

The Dell Optiplex family of desktops provides a reliable and cost-effective option for businesses of all sizes. In their most recent desktop releases, Dell offers three different Optiplex business desktop series, each of which is available in multiple form factors and configurations. With so many options available, it’s certain that there will be an ideal model for your business, but wading through the options can be difficult.

In this post, we’ll break down the different Optiplex desktop series available to your business, so that you can gain a better understanding of these options, and quickly decide which one is right for you. In order to buy the right Optiplex desktop for your business, you must understand exactly what your needs are, and know exactly what your budget is to meet those needs.

Optiplex 3020 vs. Optiplex 7020 vs. Optiplex 9020

Optiplex 3020

For many businesses, the Optiplex 3020 provides a great entry-level machine. Although its maximum technical specs may not reach the high-performance options of Optiplex product lines, the 3020 usually provides the best price points, making it the perfect option for smaller businesses that have limited IT budgets to work with. Small businesses using desktops for general office applications typically don’t require high-end specifications and the Optiplex 3020 delivers current generation technology that will meet those needs without overpaying for unused resources.

Technically speaking, the Optiplex 3020 supports up to 4th Gen Intel Core i5 processors, up to 16GB of memory, and up to 4TBs of storage. The Optiplex 3020 is available in a small form factor chassis, a mini tower and a micro chassis. These different form factors will vary slightly when it comes to price and maximum technical specifications, and it’s also important to make sure you have enough room in your office or workspace to house the form factor you select. Review the Optiplex 3020 full specs to to get a better idea for the differences between the three form factors.

Optiplex 7020

The Optiplex 7020 is perhaps the most balanced of all the members of the Optiplex product family, as it combines affordable prices and higher performance. In terms of specs, the 7020 model offers Intel 4th generation Core i5/i7 Quad Core, and Core i3 Dual Core processors, as well as up to 16GB of memory and a max storage capacity of 4TB.

The 7020 provides high-quality security and management features, helping growing businesses account for complexity and outside threats. The machines are also quite simple for businesses to deploy, manage, update and monitor, ensuring that business leaders will also have full visibility and control of their resources.

The Optiplex 7020 is available in small form factor and mini tower chassis. See the full specifications here.

Optiplex 9020

Of the three Optiplex product lines, the Optiplex 9020 offers the highest level of performance, maximum technical specifications, and advanced security and management functionalities. Accordingly, 9020s tend to be more expensive that other Optiplex series. However, for power users requiring ample resources for demanding applications, or growing businesses that are particularly concerned about managing complexity and ensuring security in their business systems, the higher costs are more than worth it.

In addition to providing the highest levels of performance and capacity, with 4th Gen Intel Core i5 and Intel Core i7 processors, up 32GB of memory and a max storage capacity of 4TB, the Optiplex 9020 also offers advanced remote security controls such as remote hard drive wiping and centralized data encryption policies. These features ensure that IT professionals will always be able to stay on top of the threats facing their organization.

The Optiplex 9020 is available in small form factor, ultra small form factor, mini tower and micro chassis.

To get more information about the different Optiplex options available to you, or to start picking out the one that is right for you, contact Aventis Systems today.

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