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DELL OptiPlex 3040
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DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

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

Good Brand

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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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Very Narrow

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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8 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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).

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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 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.

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Specification

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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 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
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
Trial Software
Optional Operating System Supplied
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
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S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
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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
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 30402567
Barcodes 00884116211884, 04058154045992, 04058154125540, 05397063782567, 05397063782611, 05397063782666, 05397063845859, 05397063888252, 05397063918065, 05397063918072, 05901165758018
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