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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on new few processor core computers.
4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
This computer supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many few processor core computers that are a comparable age to it.
Fairly Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
The max internal memory supported processors of new comparable spec desktop computers range from 8GB to 64GB. The OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly big max internal memory supported processor (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other newly released similar spec computers.
Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
At 34.1 gigabytes per second, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other new desktop computers. The average max memory bandwidth supported processor of few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040 is 30GB/s, and the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 21GB/s to 35GB/s.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The OptiPlex 3040 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC. Most of the other latest few processor core computers have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
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SSD Storage Medium
The OptiPlex 3040 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most latest desktop computers. 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 across all PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed across comparable types of computer.
We compared this personal computer to all the other SSD PCs and we think cheaper PCs such as the DELL OptiPlex 3040[plb_3242114_price] is also worth considering.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it.
Quite High System Bus Data Transfer Rate
New comparable spec personal computers have system bus data transfer rates of between 5GT/s and 8GT/s. At 8 Gigatransfers per second, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly high system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040.
1.4 HDMI Version
This computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on computers that were released in the last 12 months.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the OptiPlex 3040 is more than most new few processor core computers. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this DELL computer.
The shallowest few processor core PC that has been on the market for the last year is 83mm deep and the deepest is 440mm. With a depth of only 176 millimeters, the OptiPlex 3040 is one of the shallower comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 amongst desktop computers of this age.
With a width of only 36 millimeters, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were launched in the last year. The widths of computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040 range from 34mm to 440mm.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 950 megahertz) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of newly released few processor core computers range from 790MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,000MHz.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040 is 16GB and the biggest is 1TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040.
We compared all the other 128GB total storage capacity personal computers to this desktop computer and we think cheaper computers such as the DELL OptiPlex 3040[plb_3242114_price] is also worth considering.
If you want a computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP 280 G2 MT[plb_3702837_price] (500GB) which is also cheaper.
Very Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
The average memory clock speed supported by processor of similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 is 1,500MHz, and the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 1,300MHz to 1,900MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly slow memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 3040 is a two USB 2.0 port personal computer.
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Released Nine Months Ago
DELL released the OptiPlex 3040 nine months ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.2 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040.
There are a number of alternative 3.2GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper desktop computers such as the Alienware Alpha[plb_3368857_price], or the Fujitsu Q556[plb_3219231_price].
If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo E73[plb_3674642_price] (3.6GHz and cheaper), the Acer Veriton X2640G[plb_3426584_price] (3.7GHz and cheaper), or the DELL 3650[plb_3437520_price] (3.7GHz and cheaper).
Average Internal Memory
The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other new comparable spec personal computers.
Other 4GB memory PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the HP 400 G3[plb_3355511_price] which is cheaper.
Personal computers with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo 510s[plb_3784745_price] (8GB and higher rated) or the HP 460-p035na[plb_3700374_price] (8GB and cheaper).