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

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

Good Brand

On average DELL medium processor cores personal computers have good ratings as do all PCs built by DELL.

Only Released Five Months Ago

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

Fairly 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 faster memory clock speeds supported by processors amongst computers of this age. The slowest memory clock speeds supported by processor of recently released computers is 800MHz, the fastest is 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,700MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The OptiPlex 3040 has an SSD storage media which is faster than most medium processor cores personal computers that were released in the last 12 months. Most latest 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.

This computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed amongst all new medium processor cores personal computers.

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

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Supports One Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the OptiPlex 3040 is more than most medium processor cores personal computers that were released around the same time as it. This computer supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards supported by latest medium processor cores personal computers.

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1.4 HDMI Version

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

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At only 1,050 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040. Across all the desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 950MHz to 1,400MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040 is 120GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 760GB. The OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040. Across all the comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 the internal memorys range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.1GB.

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Only One Number of 3.5" Bays

The OptiPlex 3040 is a one number of 3.5" bays PC. Most of the other similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3040 have between one and two number of 3.5" bayss.

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Only One DisplayPorts Quantity

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a one displayPorts quantity computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the recently released PCs the maximum internal memorys range from 8GB to 260GB. The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec computers of this age.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slots

The OptiPlex 3040 is a one PCI Express x1 slots desktop computer. Most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of medium processor cores personal computers that have been available for the last year is 1,900MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz. The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that were released in the last year.

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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
Non-ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Optional Operating System Supplied
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
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
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 2.5" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
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 HD Graphics
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® Built-In Visuals Technology
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® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Intel Software Guard Extensions (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 (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied

Expert Reviews

(1)
15 April 2016

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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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell i56500, dell i56500t, dell c168za00, dell c168zs00
Barcodes 05397063782550, 05397063782765, 05397063918140, 05901165758711

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