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DELL OptiPlex 3040

DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 128GB SSD

4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Mar 2016
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Ultracompact, energy efficient desktop with versatile deployment and custom mounting options. Powerfully efficient: Powered by 6th generation Intel Core processors. Multitask smoothly: Up to 16GB... More
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9 Reasons For

Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly fast memory clock speed supported by processor (2,133 megahertz) compared to most of the other new medium processor core PCs. The memory clock speeds supported by processors of newly released medium processor core PCs range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,700MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that came out in the last 12 months.

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DELL Computers Have Good Reviews

We checked 191 expert and owner reviews for DELL desktop computers and found that on average DELL has good ratings. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core PCs range.

SSD Storage Medium

The OptiPlex 3040 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core PCs that came out in the last year. 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 desktop computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed amongst all comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040.

The worst storage speed across comparable types of desktop computer is HDD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative SSD personal computers currently available including the HP 400 G3 which is cheaper.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This personal computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on PCs that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the OptiPlex 3040 is one of the lighter PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. Medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have weights of between 38g and 16kg, and the average weight is 6.6kg.

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Very Shallow

With a depth of only 176 millimeters, the OptiPlex 3040 is quite shallow compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040. The average depth of recently released computers is 330mm.

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Narrow

The width of the OptiPlex 3040 of only 36 millimeters is one of the narrowest amongst new medium processor core PCs. The average width of medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 is 220mm, and the widths range from 34mm to 7,100mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last year is 740GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3.3TB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

Alternative 128GB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available which you might want to look at include the HP ProDesk 400 G3 SFF which is cheaper.

If this computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the 400 G3 (256GB and cheaper), or the 400 G3 ($600.98) (500GB and cheaper) both from HP.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2.5 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.

Other 2.5GHz processor clock speed PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper PCs such as the Lenovo M700 ($587.98).

Desktop computers with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Aspire X3-710 (2.7GHz and cheaper), or the Veriton X2640G (2.7GHz and cheaper) both from Acer or the HP 550-252na (2.7GHz and cheaper).

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of medium processor core PCs that came out in the last 12 months range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.8GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other new medium processor core PCs.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB memory personal computers currently available including cheaper computers such as the Fujitsu P556.

PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the 460-p059na (8GB and cheaper), or the 460-p050na (8GB and cheaper) both from HP.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.7 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of computers that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040 is 1GB and the biggest is 64GB.

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Only IEEE 802.11a WiFi Standard

This desktop computer supports an IEEE 802.11a|IEEE 802.11ac|IEEE 802.11b|IEEE 802.11g|IEEE 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that came out in the last 12 months.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most new personal computers have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL OptiPlex 3040 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The smallest solid-state drive capacity of comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 is 8GB, the biggest is 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 200GB. The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other recently released similar spec computers.

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Only One DisplayPort

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a one DisplayPort computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other newly released similar spec desktop computers.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the medium processor core PCs that came out in the last 12 months the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a four processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other comparable spec PCs that came out in the last year have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of new medium processor core PCs is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,900MHz. The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow memory clock speed (only 1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core PCs.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 3.1 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were released in the last year. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of newly released personal computers is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4.2GHz.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Released Nine Months Ago

It was nine months ago when DELL released the OptiPlex 3040.

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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

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell w10, dell w10p, dell w10pr, dell w10pro, dell i56500, dell w7pw10, dell i56500t, dell c168za00, dell c168zs00
Barcodes 05397063782550, 05397063782765, 05901165758230
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