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DELL OptiPlex 3040
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DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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

Good Brand

Based on 704 user and expert reviews, DELL has good ratings for its PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores personal computers compared to other manufacturers.

Just Released Five Months Ago

DELL only released the OptiPlex 3040 five months ago.

Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

Comparable spec desktop computers that came out in the last 12 months have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 800MHz and 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,700MHz. The 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.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The OptiPlex 3040 has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age. Comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040 have internal memorys of between 4GB and 32GB.

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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 medium processor cores personal computers. Most of the new PCs only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss, however this personal computer has three PCI Express x1 slotss.

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Fairly High System Bus Rate

Across all the new PCs the system bus rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s. The OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly high system bus rate (8 Gigatransfers per second) compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Cards

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

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1.4 HDMI Version

This desktop computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on desktop computers that came out in the last year.

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5 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 in the last 12 months. Comparable spec computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 950MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Only One Number of 3.5" Bays

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a one number of 3.5" bays computer.

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Only One Number of 5.25" Bays

The OptiPlex 3040 is a one number of 5.25" bays personal computer.

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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 comparable spec computers of this age. The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 is 45GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 8GB to 260GB.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,600 megahertz) amongst computers of this age. Medium processor cores personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3040 have memory clock speeds of between 1,600MHz and 2,400MHz.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Average Processor Frequency

The OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty standard processor frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other new medium processor cores personal computers.

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HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as 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.

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Specification

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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
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
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
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Ethernet LAN
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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 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)
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
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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
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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