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Based on 1,204 user and expert reviews, DELL has good reviews for its PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range compared to other brands.
Just Released Three Months Ago
Being released just three months ago, this desktop computer is likely to have more advanced features.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The average processor clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz. At 3.4 gigahertz, the DELL 7040 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other new medium processor core personal computers.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3.4GHz processor clock speed PCs currently available including the HP 400 G3[plb_3787108_price] which is cheaper.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The maximum turbo frequencies of latest similar spec PCs range from 1.8GHz to 4.2GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. At 4 gigahertz, the DELL 7040 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other recently released similar spec desktop computers.
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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
This PC has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
Two PCI Express X16 Slots
The DELL 7040 has more PCI Express x16 slots than most of the latest computers. This DELL desktop computer is a two PCI Express x16 slot PC compared to most of the latest PCs which only have one PCI Express x16 slot.
Two 2.5" Bays
The DELL 7040 is a two 2.5" bay personal computer. Most of the other desktop computers that have been around for the last year only have one 2.5" bay.
Eight Processor Threads
The DELL 7040 is a eight processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the 7040 only have between four and seven processor threads.
1.4 HDMI Version
This computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on desktop computers that came out around the same time as it.
Has One Memory Slot
The DELL 7040 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on computers that were released in the last 12 months.
At only 154 millimeters, the DELL 7040 is quite narrow compared to most of the other new medium processor core personal computers. Medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the 7040 have widths of between 34mm and 7,100mm, and the average width is 250mm.
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Average Hard Drive Capacity
The DELL 7040 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other recently released personal computers.
There are a number of alternative 1TB hard drive capacity computers currently available that you might also want to consider including the Acer Aspire X3-710[plb_3359054_price], the HP 550-251na[plb_3740284_price], or the DELL 3650[plb_3072486_price] which is cheaper.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL 7040 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the 7040.
We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity personal computers to this desktop computer and we think cheaper computers such as the Acer Aspire X3-710[plb_3359054_price], and the HP 550-251na[plb_3740284_price] is also worth considering.
Average Internal Memory
The DELL 7040 has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that are a similar age to the 7040.
We compared this PC to all the other 8GB memory personal computers and we think the HP 600 G2[plb_3816863_price], the DELL OptiPlex 3040[plb_3242115_price], and the Alienware Steam Machine[plb_3359792_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
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HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many latest similar spec desktop computers. 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 alternative HDD personal computers currently available including cheaper personal computers such as the Veriton X2632G[pl_2854035_price], or the Veriton X2640G[pl_3623416_price] both from Acer.
If the storage speed of this computer is too slow for you then you might want to look at the OptiPlex 3040[pl_3242115_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the OptiPlex 3040[pl_3357451_price] (SSD and cheaper) both from DELL or the HP ProDesk 400 G3 SFF[plb_3187993_price] (SSD and cheaper).
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-6xxx
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
2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4, 1x16, 1x1
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 530
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD Radeon R7 350X, AMD Radeon R7 350
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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 10 Pro, Windows 10
Operating System Language
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 2.0 Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Cable Lock Slot
Password Protection Level
Dell E-Value Code
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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, SSE4.1, AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.2
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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