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DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Aug 2016
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11 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

DELL medium processor core personal computers have good ratings on average and across all PCs DELL is one of the better rated brands.

Just Released Four Months Ago

This personal computer is one of the newest computers to be released. As such it is likely to have better features than some of the older computers.

Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The memory clock speeds supported by processors of desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,800MHz. At 2,133 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly fast memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other recently released desktop computers. The average total storage capacity of comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 is 730GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1TB total storage capacity personal computers currently available including cheaper computers such as the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_2782875_price].

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on latest medium processor core personal computers.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a three PCI Express x1 slot computer. Most of the other computers that have been on the market for the last year only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Two 2.5" Bays

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

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The number of compatible memory card supported by the DELL OptiPlex 3040 is more than most comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it. This PC supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by desktop computers that were launched in the last year.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This desktop computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the DELL OptiPlex 3040 is more than most latest similar spec PCs. This DELL PC supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 range from 500MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,050 megahertz) compared to most of the other new medium processor core personal computers.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The OptiPlex 3040 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers that are a similar age to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this PC.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

Most medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have between one and three 3.5" bays, including the DELL 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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Only One DisplayPort

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a one DisplayPort PC. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3040 have between one and three DisplayPorts.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of new desktop computers range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 42GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other new comparable spec desktop computers.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst similar spec PCs of this age. The memory clock speeds of medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

We compared this desktop computer to all the other 3.2GHz processor clock speed computers and we think the Aspire XC-705[pl_2782875_price], and the Extensa M2610[pl_2868255_price] both from Acer which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a desktop computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the 400 G3 MT[pl_3810816_price] (3.3GHz), or the 400 G3[pl_3787108_price] (3.4GHz) both from HP.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last year.

We compared this desktop computer to all the other 1TB hard drive capacity desktop computers and we think cheaper computers such as the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_2782875_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Memory

The OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040.

Alternative 8GB memory computers currently available that you might also want to look at include the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_2782875_price] which is cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. 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 this computer to all the other HDD computers and we think the Aspire XC-705[pl_2782875_price], and the Veriton M2610[pl_3430067_price] both from Acer which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage speed of this personal computer is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the ProDesk 400 G3 SFF[pl_3187993_price] (SSD), the 400 G3[pl_3737269_price] (SSD), or the 400 G3[pl_3784834_price] (SSD) all from HP.

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Specification

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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)
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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
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Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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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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Trial Software
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Cabling Technology
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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 Type
Cable Lock Slot
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection Level
Password Protection
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Dell E-Value Code
Audio Chip
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
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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)
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Power Supply Input Voltage
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Storage Relative Humidity Range
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Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliant
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Software Driver Included
Manual
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied
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

Barcodes 00884116211778, 05397063781874, 05397063781904, 05397063782499, 05397063888221, 05397063917228, 05397063917235

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