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DELL OptiPlex 3040
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DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD

4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 4GB Sep 2016
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DELL Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

On average DELL medium processor core personal computers have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all personal computers manufactured by DELL.

Just Released Three Months Ago

This computer was released just three months ago.

Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The memory clock speeds supported by processors of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz. At 2,133 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite fast memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other PCs that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many latest similar spec computers.

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SSD Storage Medium

The OptiPlex 3040 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar 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 recently released medium processor core personal computers.

The worst storage speed across comparable types of computer is HDD.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers that came out in the last year.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The number of compatible memory card supported by the OptiPlex 3040 is more than most computers that are a comparable age to it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by recently released similar spec personal computers.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many recently released similar spec personal computers.

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Very Narrow

The widths of new PCs range from 34mm to 7,100mm, and the average width is 250mm. At only 92.6 millimeters, the OptiPlex 3040 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Latest medium processor core personal computers have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 500MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,050 megahertz) amongst comparable spec computers of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the recently released medium processor core personal computers the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst computers of this age.

If this desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the E73[pl_3436638_price] (180GB), or the S500 SFF[pl_3244679_price] (192GB) both from Lenovo or the HP 400 G3 SFF[plb_3864883_price] (256GB).

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

The OptiPlex 3040 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC. Most of the other latest computers have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst PCs of this age. Across all the recently released medium processor core personal computers the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

If you are looking for a desktop computer with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040[plb_3242115_price] (8GB).

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the OptiPlex 3040 is more than most new medium processor core personal computers. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

The OptiPlex 3040 is a one 3.5" bay desktop computer.

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

With a solid-state drive capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has one of the smaller solid-state drive capacities amongst desktop computers of this age. The solid-state drive capacities of similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040 range from 32GB to 520GB.

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Only One DisplayPort

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the DELL OptiPlex 3040 which has one DisplayPort.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040. The smallest maximum internal memory of recently released medium processor core personal computers is 2GB and the biggest is 260GB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The OptiPlex 3040 is a one PCI Express x1 slot personal computer.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of latest desktop computers range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz. At only 1,600 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other newly released PCs.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core personal computers.

If this medium processor core desktop computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP 400 G3 MT[plb_3810816_price] (3.3GHz).

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Non-ECC Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Compatible Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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 Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Supplied
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Line-Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Version
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
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot
2.5" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection Level
Password Protection
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro 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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel TSX-NI
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 Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Scalability
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel Software Guard Extension (Intel SGX)
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliant
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Software Driver Included
Manual
Cable Included
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 w10p, dell w10pr, dell w10pro, dell i56500, dell w7pw10, dell i56500t, dell c168za00, dell c168zs00
Barcodes 00779184007142, 00884116212102, 05397063782550, 05397063918140, 05901165758711

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