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DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

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

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all DELL desktop computers and also specifically for DELL medium processor core personal computers and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other brands.

Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite fast memory clock speed supported by processor (2,133 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last year. New similar spec personal computers have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 800MHz and 2,200MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers that were released in the last 12 months.

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Price Has Recently Dropped by £83.81

In the last fortnight the OptiPlex 3040 has dropped in price by £83.81.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by PCs that were released in the last 12 months.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many desktop computers that were launched in the last year.

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Very Narrow

Medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last year have widths of between 34mm and 7,100mm. At only 92.6 millimeters, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,050 megahertz) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of recently released desktop computers range from 500MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for the last year range from 250GB to 3TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other recently released PCs.

We compared all the other 500GB hard drive capacity PCs to this computer and we think the Acer Extensa M2610 (£335.97), and the Fujitsu P556 (£383.27) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this DELL desktop computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040 (£440.20) (1TB) 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 medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for the last year. The most commonly 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 desktop 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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Only One 5.25" Bay

The OptiPlex 3040 is a one 5.25" bay desktop computer. Most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers have one 5.25" bay.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for the last year. The average maximum internal memory of computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 is 42GB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

Most latest computers have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has one PCI Express x1 slot.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other new similar spec PCs. Across all the recently released medium processor core personal computers the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Released Ten Months Ago

It was ten months ago when this personal computer was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other latest computers.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3.2GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available including cheaper PCs such as the Aspire XC-705 (£353.98), or the Extensa M2610 (£335.97) both from Acer.

Desktop computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the 400 G3 MT (£449.06) (3.3GHz), or the 400 G3 (£494.98) (3.4GHz) both from HP or the DELL 7040 (£478.93) (3.4GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last year.

There are a number of other 8GB memory desktop computers currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper personal computers such as the Acer Aspire XC-705 (£353.98), or the DELL OptiPlex 3040 (£440.20).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been on the market for the last year.

We compared this desktop computer to all the other 500GB total storage capacity desktop computers and we think cheaper personal computers such as the Acer Extensa M2610 (£335.97), and the Fujitsu P556 (£383.27) is also worth considering.

If this DELL computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040 (£440.20) (1TB and cheaper).

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to 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.

There are a number of alternative HDD personal computers currently available which you might want to consider including the Aspire XC-705 (£353.98), or the Veriton M2610 (£317.87) both from Acer which is cheaper.

If the storage speed of this medium processor core desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProDesk 400 G3 SFF (£386.98) (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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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
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
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
Operating System/software
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 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
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
Width
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
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 m0, dell m0n, dell w10, dell w10p, dell m0nk, dell m0nkd, dell y6fg9, dell 8gb500, dell 8gb500g, dell 30402567, dell 8gb500gb
Barcodes 00884116211884, 04058154045992, 04058154125540, 05397063782567, 05397063782611, 05397063782666, 05397063845859, 05397063888252, 05397063918065, 05397063918072, 05901165758018

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