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DELL OptiPlex 3040 2 Core Intel Core I3-6xxx 3.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Core I3-6xxx 3.7GHz 4GB Aug 2016
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Good Brand

We checked the reviews from owners and experts of hundreds of desktop computers to determine an average rating for each personal computer manufacturer. On average personal computers manufactured by DELL have good ratings from owners and experts.

Only Released Four Months Ago

This computer has only been on the market for four months. Newer PCs like this one are likely to use better technology.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many latest few processor core computers.

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This PC supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that came out in the last 12 months.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other few processor core computers that have been on the market for the last year that we have assessed, the OptiPlex 3040's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz is one of the fastest. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of recently released personal computers is 100MHz and the fastest is 690MHz.

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

Most few processor core computers that were released in the last 12 months have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL OptiPlex 3040 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 3.7 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were launched in the last 12 months. Latest few processor core computers have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that came out in the last 12 months. 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 personal computers to this PC and we think the DELL 3650[plb_3437520_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a personal computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to look at the DELL 3050[plb_2928392_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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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 were launched in the last year.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has more PCI Express x1 slots than most of the few processor core computers that were released in the last year. This personal computer is a three PCI Express x1 slot computer compared to most of the comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 which only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Fairly High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The average system bus data transfer rate of recently released computers is 6.5GT/s. At 8 Gigatransfers per second, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly high system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other new few processor core computers.

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Two 2.5" Bays

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a two 2.5" bay desktop computer.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The OptiPlex 3040 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most few processor core computers that are a comparable age to it. This DELL personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by latest few processor core computers.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This personal computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many few processor core computers that were released in the last year.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the OptiPlex 3040 is more than most personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by few processor core computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on few processor core computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Heavy

At 8 kilograms, the OptiPlex 3040 is quite heavy compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040. Few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040 have weights of between 530g and 15kg, and the average weight is 4.8kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that were released in the last year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP 280[plb_3167136_price].

If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Ideacentre 300[plb_3250699_price] (1TB), the HP 460-p035na[plb_3700374_price] (1TB), or the Acer Veriton X2640G[plb_3723713_price] (1TB).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

The OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty standard hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that came out in the last 12 months.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB hard drive capacity PCs currently available including cheaper personal computers such as the Fujitsu P556[plb_3186785_price].

If this few processor core PC hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo 510s[plb_3784745_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other latest few processor core computers.

Other 4GB memory computers currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the HP 280[plb_3167136_price].

If you are looking for a computer with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo 510s[plb_3784745_price] (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Compatible Memory Card
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PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
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HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
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Cable Lock Slot
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5.25" Bay
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Password Protection
Audio System
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Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
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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Energy Star Certified
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Display Diagonal
Software Driver Included
Manual
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
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Keyboard Supplied
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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 cw1, dell w10p, dell cw1f, dell 6r79, dell cw1fr, dell 6r79d, dell 99j5h, dell 6v2td, dell i36100, dell 4gb500, dell p236743, dell p238649, dell 4gb500g, dell i36100t, dell 4gb500gb, dell 30402529, dell c166za00, dell 30402437, dell p236743p, dell p238649p, dell c166zs00, dell 37ghz4gb500gbhdmiusbdvdrw7, dell 37ghz4gb500gbhdmiusbdvdrw7p
Barcodes 00884116211754, 00884116211860, 04058154126721, 05397063782437, 05397063782529, 05397063782604, 05397063782703, 05397063782727, 05397063845804, 05397063846146, 05397063888207, 05397063888245, 05397063917150, 05397063917167, 05397063918010, 05397063918126, 05901165757738, 05901165757837

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