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DELL OptiPlex 3040
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DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Aug 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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14 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This PC received an expert rating of 80% from PC Mag. If all the new medium processor cores computers are ranked by average expert review score then this desktop computer is in the bottom 100%.

Good Product Quality

Some customers who purchased the product considered that it was good quality. Pc Mag gave it a rating of 4 stars and wrote in January last year “Great call quality and volume”. Pc Mag also mentioned “Excellent call quality”.

Acceptable Noise Level

Two customers who reviewed this PC reckoned that it was quiet. Pc Mag wrote “Silent operation” in their review. Pc Mag also wrote “Very quiet in use”.

Good Size

Several DELL OptiPlex 3040 reviewers agreed that it was compact. Pc Mag rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review on PC Mag “Compact chassis with some internal expansion space”. Pc Mag also mentioned “Compact dimensions”.

Easy to Use

One DELL OptiPlex 3040 reviewer reckoned that this PC was easy to use.

Large Storage Capacity

One DELL OptiPlex 3040 owner who reviewed it concluded that it had good storage. Pc Mag gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “Fold down handle for easy storage” in their review of the DELL OptiPlex 3040.

Nice Design

One DELL OptiPlex 3040 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the DELL OptiPlex 3040 was aesthetic. Pc Mag said “Aesthetically and technically impressive”.

Good Battery Life

One person reckoned that this PC had a good battery life. Pc Mag mentioned “Good battery life” in their DELL OptiPlex 3040 review.

Only Released Five Months Ago

The OptiPlex 3040 was only relased by DELL five months ago.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on recently released computers.

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DELL Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

Based on 184 owner and expert reviews, DELL has good reviews for its PCs. DELL also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor cores computers range.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many new medium processor cores computers.

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

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that came out in the last 12 months.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the OptiPlex 3040 is one of the lighter comparable spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age. The average weight of medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 is 6.3kg.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One DELL OptiPlex 3040 owner who purchased this PC concluded that it was not well made. Pc Mag said on PC Mag last year “Chunky plastic build”. One DELL OptiPlex 3040 reviewer considered that it was not reliable. Pc Mag said in their review “Not always reliable”.

Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040 is 3.1GHz. The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 2.5 gigahertz) amongst PCs of this age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age. The smallest internal memory of medium processor cores computers that came out in the last 12 months is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.9GB.

If this personal computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Alienware Alpha[plb_3801416_price] (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of recently released medium processor cores computers is 890GB, and the hard drive capacitys range from 120GB to 3TB. The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040.

If this personal computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Alienware Alpha[plb_3801416_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of new medium processor cores computers is 6.3GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1GB to 64GB. At only 1.7 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3040.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The OptiPlex 3040 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity PC.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 16 gigabytes) amongst PCs of this age. PCs that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have maximum internal memorys of between 4GB and 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 recently released comparable spec desktop computers. Across all the latest medium processor cores computers the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,900MHz.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 3.1 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other new medium processor cores computers. Across all the new medium processor cores computers the processor boost frequencys range from 2.2GHz to 4.2GHz.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040.

If this DELL PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Alienware Alpha[plb_3801416_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage media on similar spec PCs that were launched in the last 12 months. 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.

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
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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
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone in
Line-Out
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
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 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 Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
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 Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Drivers Included
Manual
Mouse Included
Display Included
Panel Type
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Keyboard Supplied
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Windows Keys
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
Display Number of Colours

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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 6nk54, dell hvcv1, dell i56500, dell p238656, dell p248009, dell i56500t, dell p248009p, dell c16cza00, dell 30402741, dell p238656p, dell c16czs00
Barcodes 00884116211808, 05397063782468, 05397063782543, 05397063782741

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