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DELL OptiPlex 3040
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DELL OptiPlex 3040 2 Core Intel Core I3-6xxx 3.2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD

2 Intel Core I3-6xxx 3.2GHz 4GB Mar 2016
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Ultracompact, energy efficient desktop with versatile deployment and custom mounting options. Powerfully efficient: Powered by 6th generation Intel Core processors. Up to 16GB of DDR3 memory for... More
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DELL Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Very Shallow

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.

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Very Narrow

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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4 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The OptiPlex 3040 is a two USB 2.0 port personal computer.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

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).

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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).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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 (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone in
Line-Out
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot
Colour of Product
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included
AC Adapter 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 i36100, dell i36100t, dell c169za00, dell c169zs00
Barcodes 05397063782536, 05397063782734
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