Help me choose: OptiPlex form factor

 
OptiPlex desktops are available in multiple form factors because businesses have different deployment needs. Some form factors allow for greater system expandability. Others enable deploying systems in space-constrained environments or in environments where it is desirable to have the system installed out of public view.


Chassis for the OptiPlex form factor options can feature:
  • Toolless internal access to the system and components allows for quick, easy upgrades and service
  • 10 percent postconsumed recycled plastic in chassis
  • DirectDetect™ front-panel diagnostic and network LEDs display status of hard drive activity and network connectivity quickly and conveniently
  • Minimum of two USB 2.0 ports located on the front of the system for easy connectivity to USB peripherals
  • Built-in hand grips on mini tower and desktop chassis

The system you are configuring may or may not include all of the options listed here.

If your primary business need for this system requires ... Choose ... 
Highest level of performance with the greatest number of expansion slots and media drive bays, and direct access serviceability where deployment space is not an issueMini Tower
Advanced performance with slightly fewer expansion slots than the Mini Tower and easy serviceability in a size that allows for flexible deployment in smaller spacesSmall Form Factor
Advanced performance with slightly fewer expansion slots than the Small Form Factor, easy serviceability, and fast deployment into smaller spacesAll in One Form Factor
Basic performance with minimum expansion slots and easy serviceability in a size that can be deployed in almost any place including out of sight.Micro Form Factor 


Systems Offered 

 Mini Tower (7020/9020)

Mini Tower (3020)

Small Form Factor (7020/9020)

Small Form Factor (3020)

Ultrasmall Form Factor (9020)

Micro Form Factor (3020/9020)

Dimensions (HxWxD) 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 (lbs/kg)

20.68 / 9.4

20.68 / 9.4

13.2 / 6.0

13.2 / 6.0

7.26 / 3.3

2.82 / 1.28

Number of Bays

2 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)

1 full-height PCIe x1

3 full-height PCIe x1

1 half-height PCIe x16 (wired x 4)

1 half-height PCIe x1

1 M.2 (22x80mm) on 9020 only

1 full-height PCI

Power Supply

Std 290W PSU or optional 290W up to 90% efficient PSU; Active PFC.

Std 290W PSU or optional 290W up to 90% efficient PSU; Active PFC

Std 255W PSU or optional 255W up to 90% efficient PSU; Active PFC

Std 255W PSU or optional 255W up to 90% efficient PSU; Active PFC

200W up to 90% efficient PSU; Active PFC

Standard 65W adaptor. Minimum Efficiency >87%, ENERGY STAR compliant.