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

4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 4GB Sep 2016
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DELL Computers Have Good Reviews

We checked 704 owner and expert reviews for DELL computers and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores personal computers.

Only Released Five Months Ago

DELL only released the OptiPlex 3040 five months ago. Newer personal computers like this one are likely to have more advanced features.

Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has one of the faster memory clock speeds supported by processors (2,133 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age. The memory clock speeds supported by processors of latest similar spec desktop computers range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The OptiPlex 3040 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor cores personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3040 range from 8GB to 1.6TB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 110GB.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slotss

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has more PCI Express x1 slotss than most of the recently released comparable spec desktop computers. This DELL PC is a three PCI Express x1 slots PC compared to most of the recently released PCs which only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss.

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Fairly High System Bus Rate

The lowest system bus rate of medium processor cores personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 is 5GT/s and the highest is 8GT/s. The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite high system bus rate (8 Gigatransfers per second) compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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Two Number of 2.5" Bayss

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a two number of 2.5" bays computer. Most of the other new medium processor cores personal computers have between one and three number of 2.5" bayss.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the DELL OptiPlex 3040 is more than most latest medium processor cores personal computers. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards supported by comparable spec PCs that came out 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 comparable spec personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the OptiPlex 3040 is more than most comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by similar spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts Quantity

Most comparable spec computers that came out in the last year have between one and three graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantitys, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has one graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040 the internal memorys range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.1GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040.

We compared all the other 4GB memory desktop computers to this PC and we think the DELL 3250[plb_3135839_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor cores personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 the hard drive capacitys range from 120GB to 3TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other new medium processor cores personal computers.

We compared this PC to all the other 500GB hard drive capacity computers and we think the DELL 3250[plb_3135839_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only One Number of 3.5" Bays

Most comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 have between one and two number of 3.5" bayss, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has one number of 3.5" bays.

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Only One Number of 5.25" Bays

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a one number of 5.25" bays personal computer. Most of the other computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3040 have one number of 5.25" bays.

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Only DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on medium processor cores personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor cores personal computers that have been on the market for the last year the maximum internal memorys range from 8GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 45GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of medium processor cores personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3040 is 1,900MHz. The OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other newly released similar spec computers.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other new PCs.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other latest medium processor cores personal computers.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity personal computers currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper desktop computers such as the DELL 3250[plb_3135839_price].

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HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor cores personal computers that were released 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other HDD computers currently available including the DELL 3250[plb_3135839_price], or the Acer Veriton X2640G[plb_3772200_price] which is cheaper.

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Specification

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PCI Express Slots Version
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System Bus Rate
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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
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts Quantity
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NVIDIA GameWorks VR
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
CUDA
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
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
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Ethernet LAN
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Serial Ports Quantity
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
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HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
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
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Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 2.5" Bays
Number of 5.25" 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
Dell E-Value Code
Audio Chip
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)
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Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
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Depth
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Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
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Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Drivers Included
Manual
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter 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 30402468
Barcodes 00884116211761, 00884116211877, 04058154045497, 04058154045510, 04058154126738, 04058154126899, 05397063782468, 05397063782543, 05397063845828, 05397063846153, 05397063888214, 05397063917181, 05397063917198, 05397063918041, 05397063918058, 05901165758704

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