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DELL OptiPlex 3040
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DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 4GB 250GB HDD

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

DELL Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

DELL has good average ratings for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire computer range compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite fast memory clock speed supported by processor (2,133 megahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for the last year. Similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3040 have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 800MHz and 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,800MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Only Released Seven Months Ago

This medium processor core desktop computer was released just seven months ago.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

Most of the other recently released medium processor core personal 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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Two 2.5" Bays

Most of the other new comparable spec desktop computers only have one 2.5" bay, however the OptiPlex 3040 has two 2.5" bays.

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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 have been available for a comparable time to it. 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 came out 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 typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 is 1,100MHz. At only 1,050 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of the OptiPlex 3040 of only 250 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core personal computers that have been around for the last year. The average hard drive capacity of newly released comparable spec PCs is 910GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 is 730GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3.3TB. At only 250 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other newly released computers.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core personal computers. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the OptiPlex 3040 is more than most comparable spec personal computers that came out in the last 12 months. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this DELL PC. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a one 3.5" bay desktop computer. Most of the other new medium processor core personal computers have between one and three 3.5" bays.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

Most medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have one 5.25" bay, including the DELL OptiPlex 3040 which has one 5.25" bay.

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Only One DisplayPort

Most new medium processor core personal computers have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has one DisplayPort.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040. Across all the similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3040 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 42GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 6 megabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other latest desktop computers. Personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The OptiPlex 3040 is a four processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have between four and seven processor threads.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,600 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers. The average memory clock speed of latest computers is 2,000MHz.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.2 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec computers that are a similar age to it. 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
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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
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
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

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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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