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DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

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4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Feb 2016
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13 Reasons For

Just Released Three Months Ago

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many new medium processor core PCs.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.74 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other latest medium processor core PCs. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of latest comparable spec computers range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Quite Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The smallest max internal memory supported processor of latest comparable spec personal computers is 2GB and the biggest is 1.6TB. The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the bigger max internal memory supported processors (64 gigabytes) amongst similar spec PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

Across all the comparable spec PCs that have been available for the last year the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s. At 34.1 gigabytes per second, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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Good Brand

DELL is one of the superior computer brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor core PCs.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many recently released medium processor core PCs.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

Most of the other recently released desktop 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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Very High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

At 8 Gigatransfers per second, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly high system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040. The average system bus data transfer rate of latest similar spec computers is 7.2GT/s, and the system bus data transfer rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s.

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Two 2.5" Bays

The OptiPlex 3040 is a two 2.5" bay desktop computer. Most of the other new medium processor core PCs have between one and three 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 personal computers that were released in the last year. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by new comparable spec desktop computers.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on medium processor core PCs that have been available for the last year.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the OptiPlex 3040 is more than most medium processor core PCs that have been available for the last year. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by computers that have been on the market for the last year.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 500MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,050 megahertz) amongst PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of desktop computers that came out in the last 12 months range from 120GB to 10TB. When compared to other new similar spec desktop computers that we have checked, the hard drive capacity of the OptiPlex 3040 of only 500 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

We compared all the other 500GB hard drive capacity PCs to this computer and we think the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2556629_price], and the OptiPlex 3020[pl_2744142_price] both from DELL which is cheaper is also worth considering.

PCs with a bigger hard drive capacity that might be worth considering include the DELL OptiPlex 3040[plb_3227672_price] (1TB), the HP 400 G2.5[plb_3288096_price] (1TB), or the Acer Aspire X3-710[plb_3359054_price] (1TB).

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the OptiPlex 3040 is more than most similar spec computers that are a comparable age 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 PC.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

Most new medium processor core PCs 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

The OptiPlex 3040 is a one 5.25" bay desktop computer. Most of the other similar spec desktop computers that came out in the last 12 months have one 5.25" bay.

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Only One DisplayPort

Most medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has one DisplayPort.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core PCs that were released in the last year the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other newly released PCs.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Medium processor core PCs that were released in the last 12 months have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst desktop computers of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The OptiPlex 3040 is a four processor thread personal computer. Most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The OptiPlex 3040 has a very slow memory clock speed (only 1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other latest medium processor core PCs. Across all the medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 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

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively standard processor clock speed (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other new similar spec computers.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the 400 G3 MT[pl_3810816_price] (3.3GHz), or the 400 G3[pl_3787108_price] (3.4GHz) both from HP or the DELL T3420[plb_3705995_price] (3.3GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

The OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3040.

Alternative 8GB memory personal computers currently available that you might also want to consider include the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_2782875_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for the last year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity computers currently available including the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2556629_price], or the OptiPlex 3020[pl_2744142_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.

If this computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the DELL OptiPlex 3040[plb_3227672_price] (1TB), the HP 400 G2.5[plb_3288096_price] (1TB), or the Acer Aspire X3-710[plb_3359054_price] (1TB).

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many PCs that were launched in the last 12 months. 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.

We compared this PC to all the other HDD PCs and we think the DELL OptiPlex 9020[plb_2556629_price], and the Acer Veriton M2610[plb_3430067_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage speed of this desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the OptiPlex 3040[pl_3242115_price] (SSD), or the OptiPlex 3040[pl_3357451_price] (SSD) both from DELL or the HP ProDesk 400 G3 SFF[plb_3187993_price] (SSD).

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Specification

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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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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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