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9 Reasons For
Only Released Two Months Ago
DELL only released the 7040m two months ago.
DELL has good average ratings for its medium processor core computers as well as across its entire personal computer range compared to other manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core computers that were released in the last 12 months.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many latest medium processor core computers.
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 computers that came out in the last 12 months.
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 medium processor core computers that are a similar age to it.
+4 More reasons for
At only 176 millimeters, the DELL 7040m is fairly shallow compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were launched in the last 12 months. Newly released medium processor core computers have depths of between 34mm and 600mm.
The weights of medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the 7040m range from 38g to 23kg, and the average weight is 7kg. When compared to other recently released similar spec desktop computers that we have assessed the weight of, the DELL 7040m's weight of only 1.3 kilograms is one of the lightest.
Personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the 7040m have widths of between 34mm and 7,100mm, and the average width is 200mm. With a width of only 36 millimeters, the DELL 7040m is one of the narrower latest medium processor core computers amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
5 Reasons Against
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of only 2.5 gigahertz, the DELL 7040m has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been on the market for the last year. The slowest processor clock speed of latest medium processor core computers is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.
We compared this desktop computer to all the other 2.5GHz processor clock speed PCs and we think cheaper PCs such as the HP 400 G2 (£428.55), and the Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 Tiny (£609.35) is also worth considering.
If this desktop computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the 550-267ng (£638.38) (2.7GHz), the 400 G3 SFF (£458.55) (3.2GHz), or the 600 G2 MT (£648.65) (3.2GHz) all from HP which is also cheaper.
Very Small Hard Drive Capacity
The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the 7040m is 940GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 3TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the DELL 7040m has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the 7040m.
If you would prefer a personal computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to look at the HP 550-267ng (£638.38) (1TB) which is also cheaper.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This PC supports a 10|100|1000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as it.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
The DELL 7040m has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The maximum internal memory of comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 7040m range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 40GB.
+2 More reasons against
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The average maximum turbo frequency of latest medium processor core computers is 3.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.2GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.1 gigahertz, the DELL 7040m has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the 7040m.
4 Other reasons to consider the DELL 7040m
Price Increase of £10.95
In the last few weeks the 7040m has increased in price by £10.95.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the DELL 7040m has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the 7040m.
We compared this desktop computer to all the other 8GB memory personal computers and we think cheaper desktop computers such as the DELL T3420 (£691.98) is also worth considering.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL 7040m has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec PCs.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity personal computers currently available including cheaper PCs such as the HP 600 G2 (£734.84).
If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP 550-267ng (£638.38) (1TB) which is also cheaper.
+2 Other reasons
HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that are a similar 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.
We compared all the other HDD desktop computers to this computer and we think cheaper computers such as the 490 G3 (£647.96), and the 240 SFF (£770.28) both from HP or the Alienware Steam Machine (£509.99) is also worth considering.
If the storage speed of this medium processor core computer is too slow for you then you might want to consider the 800 G2 SFF (SSD), the 600 G2 (£799.63) (SSD), or the Z240 SFF (£904.97) (SSD) all from HP.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-6xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
565, I5-650, I5-6500, I5-6500T
Processor Memory Voltage
1.3, 1.35, 5
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 530
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 10, Windows 10 Pro
Operating System Supplied
Windows 10, Windows 10 Pro
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Operating System Architecture
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Mini HDMI Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1.2L sized PC, 2L sized PC
Horizontal, Horizontal/Vertical, Vertical
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Password Protection Level
Compatible Processor Series
Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L), PC
Dell E-Value Code
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 Fast Memory Access
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