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DELL is one of the better rated personal computer manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor core personal computers.
Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
With a memory clock speed supported by processor of 2,133 megahertz, the DELL 7040 has a fairly fast memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other recently released personal computers. The memory clock speeds supported by processors of newly released medium processor core personal computers range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most computers that have been available for around the same time as the 7040 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL 7040 which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The DELL 7040 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the 7040. Across all the personal computers that were launched around the same time as the 7040 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 8.5GB.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Recently released medium processor core personal computers have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 500MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the DELL 7040 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the 7040.
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Quite Big Internal Memory
The average internal memory of new medium processor core personal computers is 7.9GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The DELL 7040 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age.
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 comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it.
Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed
The average memory clock speed of desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the 7040 is 2,000MHz. The DELL 7040 has one of the faster memory clock speeds (2,133 megahertz) amongst personal computers of this age.
DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
This PC has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is the most frequently found internal memory type on medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.
Two 2.5" Bays
The DELL 7040 has more 2.5" bays than most of the computers that were released in the last 12 months. Most of the similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the 7040 only have one 2.5" bay, however this personal computer has two 2.5" bays.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the DELL 7040 is more than most recently released computers. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on PCs that were launched in the last year.
The average width of new medium processor core personal computers is 250mm, and the widths range from 34mm to 7,100mm. At only 92.6 millimeters, the DELL 7040 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other new medium processor core personal computers.
1 Reason Against
Only Bronze EPEAT Compliance
The DELL 7040 has a Bronze EPEAT compliance which is better than most new comparable spec personal computers. Most new computers have a Gold EPEAT compliance.
This computer's EPEAT compliance (Bronze) is in fact the worst EPEAT compliance amongst all latest PCs.
The best EPEAT compliance amongst comparable types of computer is Gold.
4 Other reasons to consider the DELL 7040
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.3 gigahertz, the DELL 7040 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other new similar spec personal computers.
If you are looking for a PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP Z240 MT (3.4GHz).
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the DELL 7040 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL 7040 has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers.
Computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might be worth considering include the HP 440 MT (1TB).
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HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last year. 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.
If the storage speed of this computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP 400 G2 (£854.07) (SSD).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-6xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Voltage
1.35, 5, 1.3
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR4-SDRAM
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 530
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Compatible Processor Series
Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
SSE, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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