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20 Reasons For
Medium processor core personal computers built by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all PCs (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to it.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The DELL 7040 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the personal computers that were released in the last 12 months the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 500MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The DELL 7040 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the 7040.
SSD Storage Medium
The DELL 7040 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for the last year. Most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it 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.
An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage speed across all comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the 7040.
Across comparable types of computer the worst storage speed is HDD.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other SSD PCs currently available including the P310[pl_3192586_price], or the P310[pl_3192629_price] both from Lenovo or the HP Z240 SFF[plb_3338320_price] which is cheaper.
Quite Big Internal Memory
The internal memory of similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the 7040 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.9GB. At 8 gigabytes, the DELL 7040 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other newly released medium processor core personal computers.
There are a number of other 8GB memory PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper computers such as the Alienware X51 R3[plb_3023475_price], or the DELL 7040[plb_3074347_price].
Desktop computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the 240 SFF[pl_3290411_price] (16GB), or the Z240 SFF[pl_3338320_price] (16GB) both from HP which is also cheaper.
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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the DELL 7040 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other new medium processor core personal computers. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of new medium processor core personal computers is 0.5GB, the biggest is 4.1TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 260GB.
Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed
The DELL 7040 has one of the faster memory clock speeds (2,133 megahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The memory clock speeds of recently released similar spec computers range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 2,000MHz.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Recently released similar spec PCs have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4.2GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the DELL 7040 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 7040.
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 recently released medium processor core personal computers.
Two PCI Express X16 Slots
The DELL 7040 has more PCI Express x16 slots than most of the medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the 7040. Most of the new PCs only have one PCI Express x16 slot, however this desktop computer has two PCI Express x16 slots.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
The DELL 7040 is a six USB 3.0 port desktop computer.
Two 2.5" Bays
The DELL 7040 has more 2.5" bays than most of the personal computers that came out around the same time as the 7040. This desktop computer is a two 2.5" bay personal computer compared to most of the desktop computers that were released around the same time as the 7040 which only have one 2.5" bay.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of 65,536 megabytes, the DELL 7040 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec PCs that came out in the last year is 8.1GB and the biggest is 790GB.
Supports One Compatible Memory Card
The number of compatible memory card supported by the DELL 7040 is more than most new medium processor core personal computers. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months.
1.4 HDMI Version
This PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on latest similar spec PCs.
Supports One Case Placement
The DELL 7040 has a greater number of placements than most personal computers that came out in the last 12 months. This DELL computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by recently released similar spec PCs.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the DELL 7040 is more than most recently released medium processor core personal computers. This DELL computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on new medium processor core personal computers.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many latest similar spec desktop computers.
The average width of computers that are a similar age to the 7040 is 250mm. The DELL 7040 is one of the narrower computers that have been around for around the same time as the 7040 (only 154 millimeters) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
4 Reasons Against
Only One Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Most comparable spec computers that were launched in the last year have between one and three graphics adapter DisplayPorts, including the DELL 7040 which has one graphics adapter DisplayPort.
Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity
The DELL 7040 has one of the smallest hard drive capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the comparable spec PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 7040 the hard drive capacity range from 250GB to 3TB.
Computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might be worth looking at include the Asus G11CD[plb_3153378_price] (1TB and cheaper), the Lenovo P310[plb_3191100_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the HP Z240[plb_3195873_price] (1TB and cheaper).
We checked 111 medium processor core personal computers that have been available for the last year and they range in price from £81 to £2,147. We think that this desktop computer looks expensive compared to other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for the last year.
Only One Storage Drive
Most medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months have between 1 and 499 storage drives, including the DELL 7040 which has one storage drive.
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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL 7040
Released Ten Months Ago
This desktop computer has been on the market for ten months.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.4 gigahertz, the DELL 7040 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 7040.
We compared all the other 3.4GHz processor clock speed PCs to this personal computer and we think cheaper PCs such as the DELL 7040[plb_3074347_price] is also worth considering.
PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the HP Z240 SFF[plb_3338320_price] (3.5GHz) which is also cheaper.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 256 gigabytes, the DELL 7040 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that came out in the last 12 months.
If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Asus G11CD[plb_3153378_price] (1TB and cheaper), the Lenovo P310[plb_3191100_price] (1TB and cheaper), or the DELL 8900[plb_3274875_price] (1TB and cheaper).
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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
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
RAID File Storage
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
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
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone in Port
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
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Password Protection Level
Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Embedded Options Available
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, SSE4.1, 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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