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DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD

4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Sep 2016
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DELL Has Good PC Reviews

DELL is one of the better rated desktop computer manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor core personal computers.

Just Released Three Months Ago

This desktop computer has only been on the market for three months.

Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

At 2,133 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite fast memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other new medium processor core personal computers. Across all the similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on latest comparable spec PCs.

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

Most medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL OptiPlex 3040 which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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SSD Storage Medium

The OptiPlex 3040 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most new comparable spec desktop computers. Most latest medium processor core personal computers 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 PC's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed amongst all medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for the last year.

The worst storage speed across similar types of PC is HDD.

We compared this desktop computer to all the other SSD computers and we think the ProDesk 400 G3 SFF[pl_3187993_price], the 400 G3[pl_3737269_price], and the 400 G3[pl_3784834_price] all from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of latest comparable spec computers range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.9GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB memory computers currently available including cheaper personal computers such as the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_2782875_price], or the DELL 3650[plb_3072486_price].

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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 recently released medium processor core personal computers.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has more PCI Express x1 slots than most of the medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040. Most of the latest desktop computers only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, however this desktop computer has three PCI Express x1 slots.

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Two 2.5" Bays

The OptiPlex 3040 is a two 2.5" bay personal computer. Most of the other PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040 only have one 2.5" bay.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The number of compatible memory card supported by the OptiPlex 3040 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This DELL computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by comparable spec personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,050 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040. Across all the comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 500MHz to 1,400MHz.

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Recent Price Increase of £78.65

In the last 7 days the OptiPlex 3040 has increased in price by £78.65.

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB. The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst PCs of this age.

There are a number of other 128GB total storage capacity PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper personal computers such as the HP ProDesk 400 G3 SFF[plb_3187993_price].

If this medium processor core desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the 400 G3 SFF[pl_3864883_price] (256GB), or the 400 G3[pl_3737269_price] (256GB) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The OptiPlex 3040 has a greater number of memory slots than most latest similar spec desktop computers. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

Most latest medium processor core personal computers have between one and three 3.5" bays, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has one 3.5" bay.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a one 5.25" bay personal 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 a quite small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were released in the last year. The smallest solid-state drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 is 32GB, the biggest is 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 210GB.

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Only One DisplayPort

Most recently released personal computers 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 personal computers that came out in the last 12 months. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,600 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040. Personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 have memory clock speeds of between 1,600MHz and 2,400MHz.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

There are a number of other 3.2GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available which you might also want to look at including the Aspire XC-705[pl_2782875_price], or the Veriton X2632G[pl_2854035_price] both from Acer which is cheaper.

Desktop computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the 400 G3 MT[pl_3810816_price] (3.3GHz and cheaper), or the 400 G3[pl_3787108_price] (3.4GHz and cheaper) both from HP.

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Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
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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)
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Intel InTru 3D Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Mouse Included
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AC Adapter

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 nh7j6, dell w10pr, dell i56500, dell w10pro, dell w7pw10, dell i56500t, dell c168za00, dell 30402574, dell c168zs00
Barcodes 04058154045527, 04058154125755, 05397063782550, 05397063782574, 05397063782628, 05397063782673, 05397063782765, 05397063845842, 05397063917129, 05397063918089, 05397063918096, 05901165758001

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Ten More Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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