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10 Reasons For
Only Released Two Months Ago
The 7040m was only relased by DELL two months ago.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months.
DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Computers
DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire desktop computer range compared to other brands.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last year.
DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
This PC has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is the most frequently found internal memory type on computers that have been available for around the same time as it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.
+5 More reasons for
The DELL 7040m is quite short (only 182 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the 7040m. The shortest recently released medium processor core personal computer is 15mm high and the tallest is 530mm.
With a depth of only 176 millimeters, the DELL 7040m is quite shallow compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core personal computers. Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the 7040m have depths of between 34mm and 600mm.
The lightest medium processor core personal computer that has been available for the last year is 350g heavy, the heaviest is 23kg, and the average weight is 6.9kg. When compared to other computers that have been available for a comparable time to the 7040m, the weight of the DELL 7040m of only 1.3 kilograms is one of the lightest.
At only 36 millimeters, the DELL 7040m is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the 7040m. The narrowest comparable spec desktop computer that was released in the last 12 months is 34mm wide, the widest is 7,100mm, and the average width is 200mm.
4 Reasons Against
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The DELL 7040m has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2.5 gigahertz) amongst desktop computers of this age. The processor clock speeds of computers that came out in the last 12 months range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.
We compared this PC to all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed personal computers and we think the 7040, and the 7040 Micro ($375.00) both from DELL which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If you want a personal computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the 550-267ng (2.7GHz), the 600 G2 SFF ($770.30) (3.2GHz), or the 600 G2 MT (3.2GHz) all from HP which is also cheaper.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This PC supports a 10|100|1000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently supported Ethernet LAN data rate on latest medium processor core personal computers.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
The DELL 7040m has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) amongst PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of latest comparable spec personal computers is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 41GB.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.1 gigahertz, the DELL 7040m has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age. Medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4.2GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.
+1 More reason against
4 Other reasons to consider the DELL 7040m
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL 7040m has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The DELL 7040m has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the 7040m.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available including cheaper computers such as the Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 Tiny ($611.89), or the HP 600 G1 TWR.
Personal computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the HP 550-267ng (1TB) which is also cheaper.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the DELL 7040m has a pretty standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for the last year.
If you would prefer a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to consider the HP 550-267ng (1TB and cheaper).
+2 Other reasons
HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last year. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
We compared all the other HDD computers to this PC and we think cheaper PCs such as the 490 G3, the 240 MT, and the 400 G3 MT all from HP is also worth considering.
If you want a PC with a faster storage speed then you might want to look at the Z240 SFF (SSD), the 600 G2 ($549.99) (SSD), or the 800 G2 ($882.55) (SSD) all from HP.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-6xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
565, I5-650, I5-6500, I5-6500T
Processor Memory Voltage
1.35, 5, 1.3
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR4-SDRAM
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 530
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10
Operating System Supplied
Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Operating System Architecture
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Mini HDMI Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
2L sized PC, 1.2L sized PC
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Password Protection Level
Compatible Processor Series
Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
PC, Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L)
Dell E-Value Code
Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
SSE, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version