Help Me Choose: OptiPlex Form Factor

 
Systems OfferedMini Tower
(7020/9020)
Mini Tower
(3020)
Small Form Factor
(7020/9020)
Small Form Factor (3020)Ultra Small Form Factor
(9020)
Micro Form Factor (3020/9020)
Dimensions (H x W x
D) Inches / (cm)
14.2 x 6.9 x 16.4 /
(36.0 x 17.5 x 41.7)
14.2 x 6.9 x 16.4 /
(36.0 x 17.5 x 41.7)
11.4 x 3.7 x 12.3 /
(29.0 x 9.3 x 31.2)
11.4 x 3.7 x 12.3 /
(29.0 x 9.3 x 31.2)
9.3 x 2.6 x 9.4 /
(23.7 x 6.5 x 24.0)
7.17 x 1.4 x 6.93 /18.2 x 3.6 x 17.6
Minimum Weight (lb / kg)20.68 / 9.420.68 / 9.413.2 / 6.013.2 / 6.07.26 / 3.32.82 / 1.28
Number of Bays2 internal 3.5"3 internal 3.5"1 internal 3.5"1 internal 3.5"1 internal 2.5"1 internal 2.5”
2 external 5.25"3 external 5.25"1 external 5.25" (slimline)1 external 5.25" (slimline)1 external 5.25" (slimline)
Expansion Slots

1 full-height PCIe x16
1 full-height PCIe x16

1 half-height PCIe x16

1 half-height PCIe x16

1 mini PCIe connector

1 M.2 (22x30mm) on 3020 and 9020


1 full-height PCIe x16 (wired x 4)
3 full-height PCIe x1
1 half-height PCIe x16 (wired x 4)
1 half-height PCIe x11 M.2 (22x80mm) on 9020 only
1 full-height PCIe x1
1 full-height PCI 
Power Supply
Std 290W PSU or optional 290W up to 90% efficient PSU; Active PFCStd 290W PSU or optional 290W up to 90% efficient PSU; Active PFCStd 255W PSU or optional 255W up to 90% efficient PSU; Active PFCStd 255W PSU or optional 255W up to 90% efficient PSU; Active PFC200W up to 90% efficient PSU; Active PFC
Standard 65W adaptor. Minimum Efficiency >87%, ENERGY STAR compliant.

 

OptiPlex 9030 AIO

OptiPlex 3030 AIO

XPS 27

XPS 18 - Portable 5 lb. AIO

Inspiron 3000

Inspiron 5000

Inspiron 7000

Managed lifecyclesManaged transition with long life-cycle(15 month life)Managed transition with long life-cycle
(15 month life)
Short lifecycle with no managed transitionsShort lifecycle with no managed transitionsShort lifecycle with no managed
transitions
Short lifecycle with no managed
transitions
Short lifecycle with no managed
transitions
Differentiated
HW features
Professional matte finishProfessional matte finishHigh glossy finishHigh glossy finishHigh glossy finishHigh glossy finishHigh glossy finish
Up to 65W CPU performanceUp to 65W CPU performanceUp to 65W CPU performanceUp to 35W CPU performanceUp to 65W CPU performanceUp to 65W CPU performanceUp to 65W CPU performance
Internal power supplyInternal power supplyInternal power supplyExternal power supply - 65 watt AC adapterExternal power SupplyInternal power SupplyInternal power Supply
180W up to 90% Efficient PSU; ENERGY STAR 6.0 qualified; EPEAT Gold availability180W up to 85% Efficient PSU; ENERGY STAR 6.0 qualified; EPEAT Gold availability260W up to 90% efficient PSU; ENERGY STAR 6.0 qualified, EPEAT registeredENERGY STAR 6.0 qualified;
EPEAT registered
Not ENERGY STAR qualifiedNot ENERGY STAR qualifiedNot ENERGY STAR qualified
 Native triple display capability Dual monitor capability TV TunerTV Tuner TV Tuner TV Tuner TV Tuner 
 23” monitor with 1920 x 1080 (FHD) resolution and optional capacitive touch 19.5” WLED monitor w/ 1600 x 900 (HD+) resolution and optional capacitive touch 27” LED capacitive touch monitor with QHD (2550x1440) resolution 18.4” LED capacitive touch monitor with 1920 x 1080 FHD resolution 19.5” monitor with 1600 x 900 HD+ resolution and optional capacitive touch 23” monitor with 1920 x 1080 FHD resolution and optional capacitive touch 23” capacitive touch monitor with 1920 x 1080 FHD resolution
 USB 3.0 (2 side/4 rear) and USB 2.0 (2 rear/3 Internal), HDMI In/Out, Display Port 1.2, RJ-45, 1 Universal Headset (Side), 1 Line-out (Rear) 2 External USB 3.0 ports (Side) and 4 External USB 2.0 ports (Rear); 1 RJ-45; 1 VGA; 1 Universal Headset (Side)1 Line-out(Rear) 6 USB 3.0 ports, one RJ-45 10/100/1000 port, HDMI out, HDMI In; Thunderbolt port USB 3.0 (2), Headphone/microphone combo jack (1) up to two USB 3.0 ports, up to four USB 2.0 ports, plus an optional HDMI Out port two USB 3.0 and five USB 2.0 ports, plus an HDMI In and HDMI Out port two USB 3.0 and five USB 2.0 ports, plus an HDMI In and HDMI Out port
 VESA mount support VESA mount support   VESA mount supportVESA mount support  VESA mount support
 Tool-less serviceability Easy 3-step serviceability     
 Services3-yr std warranty with optional ProSupport3-yr std warranty with optional ProSupport1-yr std warranty1-yr std warranty1-yr std warranty1-yr std warranty1-yr std warranty
Global availabilityGlobal availability     
Configuration servicesConfiguration services     
SecurityDell Data Protection Encryption softwareDell Data Protection Encryption software     
TPM encryption chipTPM encryption chipTPM encryption chipTPM encryption chipNoneNoneNone
Chassis Intrusion switchChassis Intrusion switch    
Dell Premium Lock & Noble AIO Plate LockDell Premium Lock & Noble AIO Plate Lock    
Lockable port coverLockable port cover     
CFI asset tagsCFI asset tags     
Smart card reader keyboardsSmart card reader keyboards     
Corporate ManageabilityIn-band manageability w/ optional ISM and vProIn-band manageabilityNoneNoneNoneNoneNone
KACE integrationKACE integration     
Microsoft System Center integrationMicrosoft System Center integration     
Primary usersSmall and medium-sized businesses, Large Enterprise, Education, Healthcare and Government sectorsSmall and medium-sized businesses, Large Enterprise, Education, Healthcare and Government sectorsCreative professionals and individuals with high performance needs; digital design; HD entertainmentIdeal for home users who need a portable, lightweight (5 lb) AIOBasic, affordable AIO ideal for home use; families with kidsBasic, affordable AIO ideal for home use; families with kidsBasic, affordable AIO ideal for home use; families with kids