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DELL OptiPlex 3040
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DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

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

Only Released Five Months Ago

This desktop computer was released just five months ago.

Quite Fast Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

The OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly fast memory clock speeds supported by processor (2,133 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040. Newly released desktop computers have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 800MHz and 2,200MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as it.

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DELL Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

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

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many recently released personal computers.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to it.

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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 medium processor cores computers that have been available for the last year. This computer supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards supported by medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040.

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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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7 Reasons Against

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

Medium processor cores computers that have been around for the last year have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 600MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 1,050 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other newly released medium processor cores computers.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3040 is 890GB, and the hard drive capacitys range from 120GB to 3TB. The OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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Only One Number of 3.5" Bays

Most medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as 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 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 computers of this age. Across all the computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 the maximum internal memorys range from 4GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 44GB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slots

The OptiPlex 3040 is a one PCI Express x1 slots personal computer. Most of the other new comparable spec computers have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 is 1,900MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz. The OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow memory clock speed (only 1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other recently released personal computers.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other new computers.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage media on medium processor cores computers that have been available for a similar time to 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

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
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
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 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
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
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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell 30402567
Barcodes 00884116211884, 04058154045992, 04058154125540, 05397063782567, 05397063782611, 05397063782666, 05397063845859, 05397063888252, 05397063918065, 05397063918072, 05901165758018

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