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DELL OptiPlex 3040
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DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD

4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Sep 2016
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12 Reasons For

DELL Has Good PC Reviews

DELL is one of the better rated desktop computer manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor core personal computers.

Just Released Three Months Ago

This desktop computer has only been on the market for three months.

Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

At 2,133 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite fast memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other new medium processor core personal computers. Across all the similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz.

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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 latest comparable spec PCs.

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

Most medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL OptiPlex 3040 which has six 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 most new comparable spec desktop computers. Most latest medium processor core personal computers have an HDD storage medium. 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.

This PC's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed amongst all medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for the last year.

The worst storage speed across similar types of PC is HDD.

We compared this desktop computer to all the other SSD computers and we think the ProDesk 400 G3 SFF[pl_3187993_price], the 400 G3[pl_3737269_price], and the 400 G3[pl_3784834_price] all from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of latest comparable spec computers range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.9GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB memory computers currently available including cheaper personal computers such as the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_2782875_price], or the DELL 3650[plb_3072486_price].

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

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

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has more PCI Express x1 slots than most of the medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040. Most of the latest desktop computers only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, however this desktop computer has three PCI Express x1 slots.

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Two 2.5" Bays

The OptiPlex 3040 is a two 2.5" bay personal computer. Most of the other PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040 only have one 2.5" bay.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

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

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1.4 HDMI Version

This PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,050 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040. Across all the comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 500MHz to 1,400MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB. The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst PCs of this age.

There are a number of other 128GB total storage capacity PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper personal computers such as the HP ProDesk 400 G3 SFF[plb_3187993_price].

If this medium processor core desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the 400 G3 SFF[pl_3864883_price] (256GB), or the 400 G3[pl_3737269_price] (256GB) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The OptiPlex 3040 has a greater number of memory slots than most latest similar spec desktop computers. The most frequently 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 personal computer.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

Most latest medium processor core personal computers have between one and three 3.5" bays, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has one 3.5" bay.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a one 5.25" bay personal computer.

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

With a solid-state drive capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were released in the last year. The smallest solid-state drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 is 32GB, the biggest is 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 210GB.

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Only One DisplayPort

Most recently released personal computers have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the DELL OptiPlex 3040 which has one DisplayPort.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers that came out in the last 12 months. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,600 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040. Personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 have memory clock speeds of between 1,600MHz and 2,400MHz.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly average 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.

There are a number of other 3.2GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available which you might also want to look at including the Aspire XC-705[pl_2782875_price], or the Veriton X2632G[pl_2854035_price] both from Acer which is cheaper.

Desktop computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the 400 G3 MT[pl_3810816_price] (3.3GHz and cheaper), or the 400 G3[pl_3787108_price] (3.4GHz and cheaper) both from HP.

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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
Compatible Memory Cards
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
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
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
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
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)
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
Bundled Software
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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