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DELL OptiPlex 3040 2 Core Intel Core I3-6xxx 3.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Core I3-6xxx 3.7GHz 4GB Aug 2016
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Compact and space-saving desktops with flexibility for dual orientation, expandability options and multiple display support. Mighty powerful: Powered by 6th generation Intel Core... More
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Just Released Four Months Ago

DELL only released the OptiPlex 3040 four months ago.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec personal computers that came out in the last year.

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This desktop computer supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many few processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 690MHz. At 350 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other recently released few processor core personal computers.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

Few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for the last year have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 1,300MHz and 1,900MHz. With a memory clock speed supported by processor of 1,866 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly fast memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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Fairly Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The smallest max internal memory supported processor of recently released desktop computers is 8GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 41GB. At 64 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly big max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other new few processor core personal computers.

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Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

Across all the new desktop computers the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 21GB/s to 35GB/s. With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of 34.1 gigabytes per second, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other recently released few processor core personal computers.

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Good Brand

On average DELL few processor core personal computers have good ratings compared to other brands as do all computers manufactured by DELL.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of few processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months is 1GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. At 3.7 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3.7GHz processor clock speed computers currently available including the Lenovo E73 ($504.13) which is cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many few processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it. 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.

There are a number of other HDD personal computers currently available that you might want to consider including the Lenovo E73 ($504.13) which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a PC with a faster storage speed then you might want to look at the OptiPlex 3040 ($540.60) (SSD), or the OptiPlex 3040 ($540.60) (SSD) both from DELL or the HP 400 G3 SFF (SSD).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on PCs that came out in the last year.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has more PCI Express x1 slots than most of the few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for the last year. This computer is a three PCI Express x1 slot personal computer compared to most of the new few processor core personal computers which only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Quite High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the higher system bus data transfer rates (8 Gigatransfers per second) amongst similar spec PCs of this age. The system bus data transfer rates of new few processor core personal computers range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 6.4GT/s.

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Two 2.5" Bays

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has more 2.5" bays than most of the new personal computers. Most of the recently released few processor core personal computers only have one 2.5" bay, however this computer has two 2.5" bays.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The OptiPlex 3040 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most computers that are a comparable age to it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by few processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many new PCs.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the DELL OptiPlex 3040 is more than most PCs that are a similar age to it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by few processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

The OptiPlex 3040 is a four USB 2.0 port PC. Most of the other recently released PCs have between one and five USB 2.0 ports.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a one 3.5" bay computer. Most of the other recently released few processor core personal computers have between one and two 3.5" bays.

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Heavy

The average weight of few processor core personal computers that have been around for the last year is 4.9kg. At 8 kilograms, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,600 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040. The slowest memory clock speed of new personal computers is 1,600MHz and the fastest is 2,200MHz.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other latest similar spec personal computers.

If this computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Ideacentre 300 ($385.17) (1TB), the HP 460-p035na (1TB), or the Acer Veriton X2640G (1TB).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

If this DELL personal computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo 510s (1TB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040.

If you want a desktop computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Lenovo 510s (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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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
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 Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 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
Audio Chip
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)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
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
Display Diagonal
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Panel Type
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
Supported Number of Colours Display

Expert Reviews

(1)
15 April 2016

The Dell Optiplex 3040 Small Form Factor business desktop has a sixth-generation Intel Core i5 processor and some room for external expansion. It's a fine choice for a growing SMB or home office...

Compact chassis with some internal expansion space
Generous port selection
Easy to service
Affordable
Easy-to-navigate software
Half-height PCIe slots
Lacks integrated Wi-Fi
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Poor display
Chunky plastic build

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00884116211754, 00884116211860, 04058154126721, 05397063782437, 05397063782529, 05397063782604, 05397063782727, 05397063845804, 05397063846146, 05397063888207, 05397063888245, 05397063917150, 05397063917167, 05397063918010, 05397063918126, 05901165757738, 05901165757837
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