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DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Aug 2016
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Just Released Four Months Ago

This desktop computer is one of the most recent desktop computers to be released. As such it is likely to have more advanced features than some of the older desktop computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that were released in the last 12 months.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The OptiPlex 3040 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other new medium processor core PCs. Across all the medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.9GB.

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Fairly Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

With a max internal memory supported processor of 64 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has one of the bigger max internal memory supported processors amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last 12 months is 2GB, the biggest is 1.6TB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 99GB.

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Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At 34.1 gigabytes per second, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for the last year. Across all the similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3040 the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 34GB/s.

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DELL Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

Based on 191 expert and user reviews, DELL has good reviews for its desktop computers. DELL also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core PCs range.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 740GB. The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

If you want a desktop computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the 460-p059na (2TB and cheaper), or the 550-254na (2TB and cheaper) both from HP.

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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 similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a three PCI Express x1 slot computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that came out in the last year only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Very High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

When compared to other medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 that we have checked the system bus data transfer rate of, the OptiPlex 3040's system bus data transfer rate of 8 Gigatransfers per second is one of the highest. The lowest system bus data transfer rate of personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 is 5GT/s, the highest is 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 7.2GT/s.

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Two 2.5" Bays

Most medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have between one and three 2.5" bays, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has two 2.5" bays.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The number of compatible memory card supported by the DELL OptiPlex 3040 is more than most medium processor core PCs that were released in the last year. This PC supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by new medium processor core PCs.

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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 PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Supports One Case Placement

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor core PCs that were released in the last year. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by recently released medium processor core PCs.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 is 500MHz, the fastest is 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,050 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other personal computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the DELL OptiPlex 3040 is more than most medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 DELL PC.

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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 similar spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have between one and three 3.5" bays.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

Most medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 have one 5.25" bay, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has one 5.25" bay.

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Only One DisplayPort

The OptiPlex 3040 is a one DisplayPort desktop computer. Most of the other new similar spec desktop computers have between one and three DisplayPorts.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec computers of this age. Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040 range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 6 megabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 have between four and seven processor threads, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has four processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other recently released comparable spec desktop computers that we have assessed, the OptiPlex 3040's memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz is one of the slowest. The slowest memory clock speed of comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040 is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,900MHz.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other latest medium processor core PCs.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3.2GHz processor clock speed computers currently available including the DELL OptiPlex 3040 ($494.99) which is cheaper.

If this personal computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the 600 G1 TWR (3.3GHz), or the 800 G1 (3.3GHz) both from HP or the DELL T3420 ($816.88) (3.3GHz).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs that were launched in the last 12 months.

If you want a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the 460-p059na (2TB), or the 550-254na (2TB) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other new computers.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB memory PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Predator G3-710 ($849.99).

Personal computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the DELL 3650 ($749.00) (16GB).

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on personal computers that came out around the same time as 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.

Other HDD PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the HP 280 G2 ($541.55) which is cheaper.

Computers with a faster storage speed that might be worth looking at include the HP ProDesk 400 G3 SFF (SSD and cheaper).

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Specification

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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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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)
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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
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
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
Trial Software
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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
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Performance
Password Protection Level
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
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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)
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)
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
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Depth
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Certificates
Certification
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell c3, dell c3j, dell c3jt, dell c3jtp, dell p239867, dell 30402499, dell p239867p, dell 32ghz8gb1, dell 32ghz8gb1t, dell 32ghz8gb1tb, dell 32ghz8gb1tbd, dell 32ghz8gb1tbdv, dell 32ghz8gb1tbdvd, dell 32ghz8gb1tbdvdr, dell 32ghz8gb1tbdvdrw
Barcodes 00884116211778, 05397063781874, 05397063781904, 05397063782499, 05397063888221, 05397063917228, 05397063917235
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