We calculated the average ratings for all DELL desktop computers and also specifically for DELL medium processor core personal computers and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other brands.
Quite 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 medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last year. New similar spec personal computers have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 800MHz and 2,200MHz.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers that were released in the last 12 months.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.
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 around the same time as it. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by PCs that were released in the last 12 months.
1.4 HDMI Version
This computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many desktop computers that were launched in the last year.
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Medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last year have widths of between 34mm and 7,100mm. At only 92.6 millimeters, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,050 megahertz) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of recently released desktop computers range from 500MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.
Very Small Hard Drive Capacity
The hard drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for the last year range from 250GB to 3TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other recently released PCs.
We compared all the other 500GB hard drive capacity PCs to this computer and we think the Acer Extensa M2610, and the Fujitsu P556 which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If this DELL desktop computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040 (1TB) which is also cheaper.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The OptiPlex 3040 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for the last year. 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.
Only One 3.5" Bay
The OptiPlex 3040 is a one 3.5" bay desktop computer.
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Only One 5.25" Bay
The OptiPlex 3040 is a one 5.25" bay desktop computer. Most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers have one 5.25" bay.
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 medium processor core personal computers that have been available for the last year. The average maximum internal memory of computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 is 42GB.
Only One PCI Express X1 Slot
Most latest computers have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has one PCI Express x1 slot.
Very Slow Memory Clock Speed
With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other new similar spec PCs. Across all the recently released medium processor core personal computers the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz.
5 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040
Released Ten Months Ago
It was ten months ago when this personal computer was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other latest computers.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3.2GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available including cheaper PCs such as the Aspire XC-705, or the Extensa M2610 both from Acer.
Desktop computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the 400 G3 MT (3.3GHz), or the 400 G3 (3.4GHz) both from HP or the DELL 7040 (3.4GHz).
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last year.
There are a number of other 8GB memory desktop computers currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper personal computers such as the Acer Aspire XC-705, or the DELL OptiPlex 3040.
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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 similar spec computers that have been on the market for the last year.
We compared this desktop computer to all the other 500GB total storage capacity desktop computers and we think cheaper personal computers such as the Acer Extensa M2610, and the Fujitsu P556 is also worth considering.
If this DELL computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040 (1TB and cheaper).
HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable 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.
There are a number of alternative HDD personal computers currently available which you might want to consider including the Aspire XC-705, or the Veriton M2610 both from Acer which is cheaper.
If the storage speed of this medium processor core desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProDesk 400 G3 SFF (SSD) which is also cheaper.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-6xxx
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
565, I5-650, I5-6500
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
1.35, 5, 1.3
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
DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 530
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
4096 x 2304
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub), DVI