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DELL 7040 4 Core Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD

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4 Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 8GB Feb 2016
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Just Released Three Months Ago

As one of the newer personal computers, this personal computer is likely to have more advanced features.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many latest medium processor core PCs.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The DELL 7040 supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than the 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version supported by most computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

This personal computer's on-board graphics adapter DirectX version (12) is in fact the best supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across all comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for the last year.

The worst supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst comparable types of personal computer is 11.2/12.

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Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The DELL 7040 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer. Most of the other computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 7040 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core PCs as well as across its entire computer range compared to other brands.

SSD Storage Medium

The DELL 7040 has a faster storage speed than most PCs that were released in the last 12 months. This desktop computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most computers that are a similar age to it have an HDD storage medium. 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.

This personal computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed amongst all medium processor core PCs that were released in the last year.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed amongst similar types of personal computer.

Other SSD personal computers currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper desktop computers such as the 240 SFF[pl_3290411_price], or the Elite Slice[pl_3819072_price] both from HP or the Lenovo P310[plb_3192586_price].

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The DELL 7040 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (4 gigabytes) amongst PCs of this age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last year is 0.5GB, the biggest is 4.1TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 330GB.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 7040 is 1,900MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz. The DELL 7040 has a fairly fast memory clock speed (2,133 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the 7040.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This personal computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many new desktop computers.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Latest medium processor core PCs have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4.2GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. The DELL 7040 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (4 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age.

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Quite High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of 8 Gigatransfers per second, the DELL 7040 has one of the higher system bus data transfer rates amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The lowest system bus data transfer rate of PCs that have been on the market for the last year is 5GT/s and the highest is 8GT/s.

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Two DisplayPorts

The DELL 7040 is a two DisplayPort PC. Most of the other desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the 7040 have between one and three DisplayPorts.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL 7040 is a six USB 3.0 port personal computer. Most of the other similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the 7040 have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports.

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Two 2.5" Bays

The DELL 7040 is a two 2.5" bay personal computer. Most of the other recently released desktop computers have between one and three 2.5" bays.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other desktop computers that are a similar age to the 7040 only have between four and seven processor threads, however the DELL 7040 has eight processor threads.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 65,536 megabytes, the DELL 7040 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the 7040. Newly released medium processor core PCs have maximum internal memory of between 8.1GB and 790GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 110GB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 8 megabytes, the DELL 7040 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core PCs. Across all the PCs that are a similar age to the 7040 the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The DELL 7040 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most new medium processor core PCs. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the 7040.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on recently released medium processor core PCs.

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Has One Memory Slot

The DELL 7040 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core PCs that have been around for the last year. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on latest medium processor core PCs.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many desktop computers that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Very Shallow

The DELL 7040 is fairly shallow (only 92.6 millimeters) compared to most of the other recently released similar spec personal computers. Comparable spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the 7040 have depths of between 33mm and 600mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Only One Graphics Adapter DisplayPort

The DELL 7040 is a one graphics adapter DisplayPort computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the 7040 have between one and three graphics adapter DisplayPorts.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of similar spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the 7040 range from 120GB to 10TB. When compared to other medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the 7040 that we have assessed, the DELL 7040's hard drive capacity of only 256 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

If you are looking for a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the Z240[pl_3195860_price] (1TB), or the Z240[pl_3195862_price] (1TB) both from HP or the Lenovo P310[plb_3191100_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core PCs that came out in the last year is 740GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3.3TB. The DELL 7040 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other latest similar spec PCs.

Personal computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Z240[pl_3195860_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the Z240[pl_3195862_price] (1TB and cheaper) both from HP or the Lenovo P310[plb_3191100_price] (1TB and cheaper).

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Only One 3.5" Bay

Most comparable spec PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 7040 have between one and three 3.5" bays, including the DELL 7040 which has one 3.5" bay.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

Most medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 7040 have one 5.25" bay, including the DELL 7040 which has one 5.25" bay.

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Only One Storage Drive

Most desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 7040 have between 1 and 499 storage drives, including the DELL 7040 which has one storage drive.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL 7040

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.4 gigahertz, the DELL 7040 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the 7040.

If this desktop computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Z240[pl_3195860_price] (3.5GHz), or the Z240 SFF[pl_3338320_price] (3.5GHz) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL 7040 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other latest comparable spec desktop computers.

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the HP 240 SFF[plb_3290411_price] (16GB and cheaper).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive
Storage Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Supplied
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot Type
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection Level
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Dell E-Value Code
Processor Special Features
Embedded Options Available
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel Software Guard Extension (Intel SGX)
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory

Expert Reviews

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Boxed copies available for physical purchase
Large number of servers
Wide range of endpoint countries
Clear nologging policy
Comfortable to use
Didn't work for Netflix during our tests
Video streaming and data performance less reliable than most rivals during testing
Display prone to scratches
Faulty app
Expensive, no where to store extra heads, nowhere to carry tools when cleaning

User Reviews

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Reviewed 1 May 2016 by Max
(Verified Purchase)

Wonderful display. Operates with alacrity. Find backlighted keyboard a real enhancement. Keyboard backlight only comes on when key is touched and turns off automatically. I tend to use more as a... Read more…

Reviewed 27 April 2016 by Silent Running | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Not an Amazon purchase, I got it directly from Dell, but there's something I think prospective customers should know. First off, I'm happy with the hardware. My main reasons for buying were the up... Read more…

If you are an intelligent person, you will not buy this tablet. Yes, it is cute and has a tremendous screen. But pray that you don't EVER need technical support. I bought my 7040 slightly used. I... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

After extensive research I picked this tablet as the successor to.my iPad Air. The only problem was that the essential Dell matching keyboard was not included and after extensive calls to Dell... Read more…

Reviewed 9 March 2016 by Audrya

Bought this tablet 6 months ago, it's been a nice tablet, but unfortunately, it has developed stress fractures along the back and edges. Called up the warranty and I was told that it could not be... Read more…

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