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DELL OptiPlex 3040 2 Core Intel Core I3-6xxx 3.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD

2 Intel Core I3-6xxx 3.7GHz 4GB Aug 2016
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Compact and space-saving desktops with flexibility for dual orientation, expandability options and multiple display support. Mighty powerful: Powered by 6th generation Intel Core... More
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DELL Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

PCs produced by DELL generally have good ratings.

Just Released Four Months Ago

This computer is one of the latest PCs to be released.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This computer supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 690MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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Very Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has one of the biggest max internal memory supported processors (64 gigabytes) amongst few processor core computers of this age. The average max internal memory supported processor of recently released few processor core computers is 42GB.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most personal computers that came out in the last 12 months have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of few processor core computers that were launched in the last 12 months is 1GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. The OptiPlex 3040 has a quite fast processor clock speed (3.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other new similar spec desktop computers.

Other 3.7GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper personal computers such as the HP 410-135na[plb_3821035_price], or the Acer Veriton X2640G[plb_3426584_price].

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SSD Storage Medium

The OptiPlex 3040 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most few processor core computers that are a comparable age to it. Most few processor core computers that are a similar age 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.

This desktop computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed across all few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed across comparable types of desktop computer.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many few processor core computers that came out in the last year.

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Fairly High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The average system bus data transfer rate of few processor core computers that came out in the last 12 months is 6.5GT/s, and the system bus data transfer rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s. With a system bus data transfer rate of 8 Gigatransfers per second, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite high system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other newly released few processor core computers.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This desktop computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many recently released few processor core computers.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many few processor core computers that came out in the last year.

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Very Narrow

New few processor core computers have widths of between 34mm and 440mm, and the average width is 160mm. The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is one of the narrower new few processor core computers (only 92.6 millimeters) amongst personal computers of this age.

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Recent Price Increase of £73.95

In the last month the price of the OptiPlex 3040 has increased by £73.95.

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3040. The smallest total storage capacity of recently released similar spec desktop computers is 16GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 580GB.

If this desktop computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the 400 G2 DM[pl_3862601_price] (500GB), or the 400 G3 SFF[pl_3740588_price] (500GB) both from HP or the Acer Veriton X2640G[plb_3426584_price] (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

There are a number of other 4GB memory PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the HP 280[plb_3167136_price].

Desktop computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Ideacentre 300[pl_3250699_price] (8GB), or the M700 Tiny[pl_3257196_price] (8GB) both from Lenovo or the Alienware Steam Machine[plb_3366091_price] (8GB).

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Line-Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
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HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
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Chassis Type
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Cable Lock Slot
2.5" Bay
3.5" Bay
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Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
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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
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
OS Guard
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
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Software Driver Included
Manual
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Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied

Expert Reviews

(1)
15 April 2016

The Dell Optiplex 3040 Small Form Factor business desktop has a sixth-generation Intel Core i5 processor and some room for external expansion. It's a fine choice for a growing SMB or home office...

Compact chassis with some internal expansion space
Generous port selection
Easy to service
Affordable
Easy-to-navigate software
Half-height PCIe slots
Lacks integrated Wi-Fi
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Poor display
Chunky plastic build

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell w10, dell 6k4, dell w10p, dell 6k4h, dell w10pr, dell 6k4hh, visipax d4, dell i36100, visipax d4x, dell w10pro, visipax w10, visipax y9k8, visipax d4xx, visipax prd4, visipax w10p, dell i36100t, dell c169za00, dell 30402536, dell c169zs00, visipax y9k8f, visipax d4xxf, visipax prd4x, visipax prd4xx, visipax pry9k8, visipax prd4xxf, visipax pry9k8f
Barcodes 00779184131618, 00779184131809, 00884116220497, 00884116229308, 05397063782536, 05397063782680, 05397063782734, 05397063845811, 05397063918119, 05901165757684

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