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DELL Personal Computers Have Good Reviews
DELL is one of the better rated personal computer brands according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all PCs.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on few processor core PCs that have been available for the last year.
4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
This personal computer supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many recently released few processor core PCs.
Just Released Seven Months Ago
This computer was released just seven months ago, so it is likely to use more advanced technology than some of the older desktop computers.
Very Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
When compared to other latest few processor core PCs that we have checked, the DELL OptiPlex 3040's max internal memory supported processor of 64 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the latest few processor core PCs the max internal memory supported processors range from 4GB to 64GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 37GB.
Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of 34.1 gigabytes per second, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040. The max memory bandwidth supported processor of latest few processor core PCs range from 10GB/s to 35GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 29GB/s.
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Price Drop of £55.01
In the last few weeks the OptiPlex 3040 has dropped in price by £55.01.
SSD Storage Medium
The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most comparable spec computers that were launched in the last year. 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.
This PC's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed amongst all comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040.
The worst storage speed across comparable types of PC is HDD.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many recently released PCs.
Very High System Bus Data Transfer Rate
With a system bus data transfer rate of 8 Gigatransfers per second, the OptiPlex 3040 has one of the highest system bus data transfer rates amongst comparable spec computers of this age. The lowest system bus data transfer rate of recently released few processor core PCs is 5GT/s, the highest is 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 6.1GT/s.
DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The OptiPlex 3040 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most new few processor core PCs. The worst internal memory type of all recently released comparable spec desktop computers is DDR3-SDRAM and the best is DDR4-SDRAM.
1.4 HDMI Version
This personal computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on few processor core PCs that were released around the same time as it.
Has One Memory Slot
The OptiPlex 3040 has a greater number of memory slots than most new few processor core PCs. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this DELL personal computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this DELL desktop computer.
At only 176 millimeters, the OptiPlex 3040 is quite shallow compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040. The depths of comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 range from 34mm to 600mm, and the average depth is 280mm.
The narrowest few processor core personal computer that was launched in the last year is 34mm wide, the widest is 440mm, and the average width is 170mm. When compared to other new few processor core PCs, the width of the OptiPlex 3040 of only 36 millimeters is one of the narrowest.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
At only 950 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of latest PCs is 600MHz, the fastest is 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. PCs that have been available for the last year have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.
If this desktop computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo 300S-11IBR (£234.01) (500GB) which is also cheaper.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
Most computers that were released in the last year have between one and five USB 2.0 ports, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has two USB 2.0 ports.
2 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.2 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other recently released few processor core PCs.
We compared this personal computer to all the other 3.2GHz processor clock speed PCs and we think cheaper desktop computers such as the Acer Veriton M2610 is also worth considering.
If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo E73 (£263.00) (3.6GHz and cheaper).
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4GB memory personal computers currently available including cheaper desktop computers such as the S500 (£269.99), or the M73 (£287.99) both from Lenovo or the Acer Veriton M2610 (£269.98).
Personal computers with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the HP 460-p035na (£359.99) (8GB).