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DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 4GB 250GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 4GB May 2016
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DELL Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

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

Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite fast memory clock speed supported by processor (2,133 megahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for the last year. Similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3040 have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 800MHz and 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,800MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Only Released Seven Months Ago

This medium processor core desktop computer was released just seven months ago.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

Most of the other recently released medium processor core personal computers only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, however the OptiPlex 3040 has three PCI Express x1 slots.

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Two 2.5" Bays

Most of the other new comparable spec desktop computers only have one 2.5" bay, however the OptiPlex 3040 has two 2.5" bays.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This personal computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 is 1,100MHz. At only 1,050 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of the OptiPlex 3040 of only 250 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core personal computers that have been around for the last year. The average hard drive capacity of newly released comparable spec PCs is 910GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 is 730GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3.3TB. At only 250 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other newly released computers.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core personal computers. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the OptiPlex 3040 is more than most comparable spec personal computers that came out in the last 12 months. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this DELL PC. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a one 3.5" bay desktop computer. Most of the other new medium processor core personal computers have between one and three 3.5" bays.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

Most medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have one 5.25" bay, including the DELL OptiPlex 3040 which has one 5.25" bay.

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Only One DisplayPort

Most new medium processor core personal computers have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has one DisplayPort.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040. Across all the similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3040 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 42GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 6 megabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other latest desktop computers. Personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The OptiPlex 3040 is a four processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have between four and seven processor threads.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,600 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers. The average memory clock speed of latest computers is 2,000MHz.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.2 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec computers that are a similar age 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.

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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
Conflict Free 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
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Non-ECC 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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Line-Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Combo Headphone/mic 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
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection Level
Password Protection
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
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 TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
OS Guard
Intel Insider
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 Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Scalability
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
RoHS Compliant
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Software Driver Included
Manual
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied

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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