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DELL OptiPlex 3040
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DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 128GB SSD

4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Mar 2016
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Ultracompact, energy efficient desktop with versatile deployment and custom mounting options. Powerfully efficient: Powered by 6th generation Intel Core processors. Multitask smoothly: Up to 16GB... More
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9 Reasons For

Very Fast Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

With a memory clock speeds supported by processor of 2,133 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has one of the fastest memory clock speeds supported by processors amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. Medium processor cores computers that were launched in the last year have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 800MHz and 2,200MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of latest personal computers is 8GB and the biggest is 1.6TB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 64 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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DELL Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

DELL has good average ratings for its medium processor cores computers as well as across its entire PC range compared to other brands.

SSD Storage Media

The OptiPlex 3040 has an SSD storage media which is faster than most medium processor cores computers that have been available for the last year. Most newly released similar spec personal computers have an HDD storage media. 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 media is in fact the best storage speed across all medium processor cores computers that were released in the last year.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage speed amongst similar types of desktop computer.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on comparable spec PCs that were released in the last 12 months.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This desktop computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that were released in the last 12 months.

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Very Light

The OptiPlex 3040 is fairly light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other latest medium processor cores computers. The weights of latest medium processor cores computers range from 350g to 15kg.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for the last year range from 120GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 740GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

If this desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP 800 G2[plb_3768590_price] (256GB).

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Across all the personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 the processor frequencys range from 1.6GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor frequency is 3.1GHz. With a processor frequency of only 2.5 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other new comparable spec personal computers.

If this personal computer processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Veriton X2640G[plb_3772200_price] (2.7GHz).

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

The OptiPlex 3040 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity PC. Most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have between two and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040. The average internal memory of recently released similar spec desktop computers is 7.9GB, and the internal memorys range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most new medium processor cores computers have between two and seven USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The solid-state drive capacitys of similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040 range from 8GB to 520GB. The OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small solid-state drive capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other latest medium processor cores computers.

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Only One DisplayPorts Quantity

Most medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3040 have between one and three displayPorts quantitys, including the DELL OptiPlex 3040 which has one displayPorts quantity.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other personal computers that were launched in the last year, the OptiPlex 3040's maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have maximum internal memorys of between 4GB and 260GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 6 megabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040. The processor caches of medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 range from 2MB to 10MB.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,600 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that came out in the last 12 months. Newly released personal computers have memory clock speeds of between 1,600MHz and 2,400MHz.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

Most recently released personal computers have between four and seven processor threadss, including the DELL OptiPlex 3040 which has four processor threadss.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 is 3.6GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 3.1 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040.

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Released Ten Months Ago

This computer was released ten months ago.

Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Line-Out
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Colour of Product
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Packaging Content
Display Included

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 i56500, dell i56500t, dell c168za00, dell c168zs00
Barcodes 05397063782550, 05397063782765, 05901165758230

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