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

4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 4GB May 2016
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10 Reasons For

DELL Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all DELL computers and also specifically for DELL medium processor core personal computers and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews compared to other brands.

Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

Across all the personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040 the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz. The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite fast memory clock speed supported by processor (2,133 megahertz) compared to most of the other latest desktop computers.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last year.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.74 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of new similar spec PCs is 8.5GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Only Released Eight Months Ago

DELL only released the OptiPlex 3040 eight months ago.

Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst personal computers of this age. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months range from 250GB to 3TB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on new medium processor core personal computers.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This personal computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Narrow

At only 92.6 millimeters, the OptiPlex 3040 is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040. The widths of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3040 range from 34mm to 7,100mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months is 0.5GB, the biggest is 4.1TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 260GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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Only One Graphics Adapter DisplayPort

Most new desktop computers have between one and three graphics adapter DisplayPorts, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has one graphics adapter DisplayPort.

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Very Small Internal Memory

New medium processor core personal computers have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.9GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The OptiPlex 3040 has a greater number of memory slots than most latest desktop computers. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

The OptiPlex 3040 is a one 3.5" bay personal computer. Most of the other similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3040 have between one and three 3.5" bays.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

The OptiPlex 3040 is a one 5.25" bay desktop computer.

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Only One DisplayPort

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a one DisplayPort personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 have between one and three DisplayPorts.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 42GB. The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last year is 6.7MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB. At only 6 megabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other new similar spec desktop computers.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a four processor thread personal computer.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,600 megahertz) amongst computers of this age. The average memory clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040 is 2,000MHz.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last year.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many new medium processor core personal computers. 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.

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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 Boost Frequency
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
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
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
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
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
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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
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
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied

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
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Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 10x64, 3040sffi5504g1t
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