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DELL OptiPlex 3040
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DELL OptiPlex 3040 2 Core Intel Core I3-6xxx 3.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Core I3-6xxx 3.7GHz 4GB Sep 2016
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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of desktop computers to determine an average rating for each personal computer manufacturer. On average personal computers manufactured by DELL have good ratings from owners and experts.

Only Released Four Months Ago

This computer has only been on the market for four months. Newer PCs like this one are likely to use better technology.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many latest few processor core computers.

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This PC supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that came out in the last 12 months.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other few processor core computers that have been on the market for the last year that we have assessed, the OptiPlex 3040's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of recently released personal computers is 100MHz and the fastest is 690MHz.

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

Most few processor core computers that were released in the last 12 months have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL OptiPlex 3040 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 3.7 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were launched in the last 12 months. Latest few processor core computers have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that came out 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 all the other HDD personal computers to this PC and we think the DELL 3650 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a personal computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to look at the DELL 3050 (SSD and cheaper).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many few processor core computers that were launched in the last year.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has more PCI Express x1 slots than most of the few processor core computers that were released in the last year. This personal computer is a three PCI Express x1 slot computer compared to most of the comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 which only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Fairly High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The average system bus data transfer rate of recently released computers is 6.5GT/s. At 8 Gigatransfers per second, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly high system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other new few processor core computers.

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Two 2.5" Bays

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a two 2.5" bay desktop computer.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The OptiPlex 3040 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most few processor core computers that are a comparable age to it. This DELL personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by latest few processor core computers.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This personal computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many few processor core computers that were released in the last year.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the OptiPlex 3040 is more than most personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by few processor core computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on few processor core computers that were released around the same time as it.

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1 Reason Against

Heavy

At 8 kilograms, the OptiPlex 3040 is quite heavy compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040. Few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040 have weights of between 530g and 15kg, and the average weight is 4.8kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that were released in the last year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP 280.

If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Ideacentre 300 (1TB), the HP 460-p035na (1TB), or the Acer Veriton X2640G (1TB).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

The OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty standard hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that came out in the last 12 months.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB hard drive capacity PCs currently available including cheaper personal computers such as the Fujitsu P556.

If this few processor core PC hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo 510s (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other latest few processor core computers.

Other 4GB memory computers currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the HP 280.

If you are looking for a computer with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo 510s (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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PCI Express Slots Version
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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
Non-ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts Quantity
NVIDIA G-SYNC
NVIDIA GameWorks VR
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
CUDA
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 Maximum Resolution
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Optional Operating System Supplied
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 2.5" Bays
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Dell E-Value Code
Audio Chip
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
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
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
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 Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
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)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Intel QuickPath Interconnect
Intel Software Guard Extensions (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 (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Drivers Included
Manual
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Panel Type
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Keyboard Supplied
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
AC Adapter Included
Display Number of Colours

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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