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DELL OptiPlex 3040
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DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 4GB Sep 2016
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11 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Computer Reviews

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

Just Released Four Months Ago

The OptiPlex 3040 was only relased by DELL four months ago.

Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the faster memory clock speeds supported by processors (2,133 megahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average memory clock speed supported by processor of latest medium processor core personal computers is 1,800MHz.

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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 around the same time as it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The OptiPlex 3040 is a three PCI Express x1 slot computer.

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Two 2.5" Bays

The OptiPlex 3040 has more 2.5" bays than most of the recently released desktop computers. Most of the new medium processor core personal computers only have one 2.5" bay, however this desktop computer has two 2.5" bays.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The number of compatible memory card supported by the DELL OptiPlex 3040 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by latest comparable spec computers.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This desktop computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on desktop computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the OptiPlex 3040 is more than most latest comparable spec desktop computers. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One Graphics Adapter DisplayPort

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a one graphics adapter DisplayPort computer.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

We compared all the other 4GB memory personal computers to this PC and we think the Acer Extensa M2610[plb_2868255_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the OptiPlex 3040[pl_3227671_price] (8GB), or the OptiPlex 3040[pl_3227672_price] (8GB) both from DELL or the Alienware Steam Machine[plb_3359792_price] (8GB).

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market 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 hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 910GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB hard drive capacity PCs currently available including cheaper personal computers such as the Acer Extensa M2610[plb_2868255_price].

If you are looking for a desktop computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040[plb_3227672_price] (1TB), the Alienware Steam Machine[plb_3359792_price] (1TB), or the Acer Veriton X2640G[plb_3623416_price] (1TB).

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this PC. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

Most medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months have between one and three 3.5" bays, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has one 3.5" bay.

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Only One DisplayPort

The OptiPlex 3040 is a one DisplayPort desktop computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

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 were released in the last year. The smallest maximum internal memory of newly released medium processor core personal computers is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 42GB.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040. The memory clock speeds of new personal computers range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Average Processor Clock Speed

The OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other computers that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040.

We compared all the other 3.2GHz processor clock speed desktop computers to this PC and we think the Acer Extensa M2610[plb_2868255_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

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

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity personal computers to this computer and we think cheaper PCs such as the Acer Extensa M2610[plb_2868255_price] is also worth considering.

If this personal computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040[plb_3227672_price] (1TB), the Alienware Steam Machine[plb_3359792_price] (1TB), or the Acer Veriton X2640G[plb_3623416_price] (1TB).

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other HDD PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL OptiPlex 3040[plb_3796399_price].

If the storage speed of this desktop computer is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the ProDesk 400 G3 SFF[pl_3187993_price] (SSD), the 400 G3[pl_3737269_price] (SSD), or the 400 G3[pl_3784834_price] (SSD) all from HP.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
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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 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
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Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts Quantity
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NVIDIA GameWorks VR
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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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
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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
Trial Software
Optional Operating System Supplied
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Networking
Bluetooth
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
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Chassis Type
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Cable Lock Slot
Number of 2.5" Bays
Number of 5.25" Bays
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Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
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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
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
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)
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Certificates
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Energy Star Certified
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Manual
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Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
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 30402468
Barcodes 00884116211761, 00884116211877, 04058154045497, 04058154045510, 04058154126738, 04058154126899, 05397063782468, 05397063782543, 05397063845828, 05397063846153, 05397063888214, 05397063917181, 05397063917198, 05397063918041, 05397063918058, 05901165758704
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