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DELL OptiPlex 3040
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DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD

4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Sep 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 Three Months Ago

This personal computer has only been on the market for three months.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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

The OptiPlex 3040 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (1.74 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. Across all the recently released medium processor core PCs the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Quite Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the bigger max internal memory supported processors (64 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec computers of this age. The average max internal memory supported processor of medium processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040 is 99GB, and the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 1.6TB.

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Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

PCs that were released in the last 12 months have max memory bandwidth supported processor of between 10GB/s and 77GB/s. The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the faster max memory bandwidth supported processor (34.1 gigabytes per second) amongst PCs of this age.

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Good Brand

DELL is one of the better rated computer brands according to average user and expert reviews, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor core PCs.

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SSD Storage Medium

The OptiPlex 3040 has a faster storage speed than most similar spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as it. This DELL personal computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec PCs that were launched around the same time as 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage speed amongst all latest comparable spec desktop computers.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed across comparable types of personal computer.

It may also be worth considering one of the other SSD computers currently available including cheaper PCs such as the DELL OptiPlex 3040[plb_3357451_price], or the HP 400 G3[plb_3737269_price].

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers that came out around the same time as it.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The OptiPlex 3040 is a three PCI Express x1 slot desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Very High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of 8 Gigatransfers per second, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a very high system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last 12 months. Comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have system bus data transfer rates of between 5GT/s and 8GT/s.

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Two 2.5" Bays

Most medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last 12 months have between one and three 2.5" bays, including the DELL OptiPlex 3040 which 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 desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by medium processor core PCs that have been around for the last year.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many recently released medium processor core PCs.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 500MHz and 1,400MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,050 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other latest medium processor core PCs.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last year the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 740GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec PCs.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 128GB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available including cheaper PCs such as the HP ProDesk 400 G3 SFF[plb_3187993_price].

If this medium processor core personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP 400 G3[plb_3737269_price] (256GB and cheaper).

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the OptiPlex 3040 is more than most medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

Most comparable spec desktop computers that were released in the last year have between one and three 3.5" bays, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has one 3.5" bay.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

Most medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040 have one 5.25" bay, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has one 5.25" bay.

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The solid-state drive capacities of medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 range from 8GB to 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 200GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other recently released desktop computers.

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Only One DisplayPort

Most personal computers that came out in the last 12 months have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the DELL OptiPlex 3040 which has one DisplayPort.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other new similar spec desktop computers that we have assessed the maximum internal memory of, the OptiPlex 3040's maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest. New similar spec computers have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the recently released computers 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 fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been available 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.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040. The average memory clock speed of similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 is 1,900MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz.

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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 DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been around for the last year.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the 600 G1 TWR[pl_3686792_price] (3.3GHz), or the 800 G1[pl_3702429_price] (3.3GHz) both from HP or the DELL T3420[plb_3705995_price] (3.3GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the DELL 3650[plb_3450642_price] (16GB).

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PCI Express Slots Version
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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
Compatible Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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 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
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
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Password Protection Level
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
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Audio Chip
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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)
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Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
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Certificates
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Bundled Software
Cable Included

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 nh7j6, dell i56500, dell i56500t, dell c168za00, dell 30402574, dell c168zs00
Barcodes 04058154045527, 04058154125755, 05397063782550, 05397063782574, 05397063782628, 05397063782673, 05397063782765, 05397063845842, 05397063917129, 05397063918089, 05397063918096, 05901165758001
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