OptiPlex™ 7040 PC

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OptiPlex commercial desktops are our most secure, manageable and reliable, now smaller and faster for superior productivity and no sacrifices.

OptiPlex 7040 Family Desktop




  • Intel® Core™ i3 Dual Core (65W for MT/SFF and 35W for Micro)

Operating System (Dell recommends Windows 10 Pro.)

  • Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
    Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)t
    Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
    Windows 8.1 Pro (64-bit) (Includes Windows 10 Pro License)
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 (32 bit) (Includes Windows 10 Pro License)
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64 bit) (Includes Windows 10 Pro License)
    Neokylin® (China only)


  • Non-ECC dual-channel 2133MHz DDR4 SDRAM, 
    Up to 32GB (16GB for Micro)

Hard Drive

  • Supports Hybrid, Opal SED FIPS, M.2 Solid State Drive and M.2 PCIe Solid State Drive
    RAID 0 & 1 support on select configurations (MT/SFF only)


  • Standard 3-year On Site Service after Remote Diagnosis*(3-3-3)
    Optional 3 year Dell ProSupport offers premium support from expert technicians and 24x7 availability*.


  • 6 USB 3.0 (2 front/4 rear-1 with PowerShare)
    4 USB 2.0 (2 front/2 rear-1 front with PowerShare)
    1 Internal USB 3.0 with smart power on
    1 RJ-45
    1 P2/Serial
    2 Display Port 1.2
    1 HDMI
    1 UAJ
    1 Line-out
    1 VGA (optional)


  • 1 full height PCIe x16
    1 full height PCIe x16 (wired x 4)
    1 full height PCIe x1
    1 full height PCI
    1 M.2 (22x80mm)

    Small Form Factor (SFF)
    1 half height PCIe x16
    1 half height PCIe x4
    1 M.2 (22x80mm)


  • Minitower (MT)
    1 internal 3.5” HDD (convertible to 5.25” ODD)
    2 internal 2.5” HDD1 external slim ODD

    Small Form Factor (SFF)
    1 internal 3.5” HDD (convertible to 2 2.5” HDD)
    1 external slim ODD


  • Minitower (MT)
    Height: 13.8" (35 cm) x Width: 6.1" (15.4 cm) x Depth: 10.8" (27.4 cm)
    Weight: 8 Kg (17.62 lbs)
    Small Form Factor (SFF)
    Height: 11.4" (29 cm) x Width: 11.5" (29.2 cm) x Depth: 3.6" (9.26 cm)
    Weight: 2.82lbs (1.28kg)


  • Supports optional PCIe 10/100/1000 network card
    Optional wireless: 802.11ac+ Bluetooth 4.1 card


  • Minitower (MT)
    Standard 240W PSU 
    Active PFC 
    240W typical 85% Efficient PSU (80 PLUS Bronze) ENERGY STAR complaint, Active PFC
    240W typical 92% Efficient PSU (80 PLUS Platinum); ENERGY STAR complaint, Active PFC

    Small Form Factor (SFF)
    Standard 180W PSU
    Active PFC 
    180W typical 85% Efficient PSU (80 PLUS Bronze) ENERGY STAR complaint, Active PFC
    180W typical 92% Efficient PSU (80 PLUS Platinum); ENERGY STAR complaint, Active PFC


With Windows 10 Pro – get the best combination of Windows features you know and new improvements you’ll love. Buy select configurations now or upgrade for free on any Dell PC.
More productivity per square inch

More productivity per square inch

Small is mighty: Powered by the latest 6th generation Intel® Core™ processors.

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro.

Multitask smoothly: Up to 64GB of the latest DDR4 memory coupled with new PCIe solid-state drives.

Support for three displays: DisplayPort and HDMI connectivity for greater visibility of your tasks, even across multiple applications.

Expanded capabilities: Designed to support dual hard drives and expandable discrete graphics, to grow with your needs.

Scaled down chassis: The Mini Tower redesigned chassis is ~43% smaller, and the Small Form Factor was reduced by ~7%.

Secure ports and cables: Optional custom designed cable covers reduce clutter and seamlessly match the chassis design.
Seamless manageability

Seamless manageability

Our most manageable: Manipulate BIOS settings and configure systems with ample flexibility that organizational IT infrastructures require.

You hold the keys: Dell Client Command Suite free tools allow flexible and automated BIOS or system configurations for your desktop fleet.

Offsite? No sweat: Remotely manage your desktop fleet with optional Intel® vPro™ technology plus Dell unique capabilities for out-of-band BIOS management.

Packaged to perform: Receive automatic update notifications from factory-installed Dell Command | Update.

Serves organizations of all sizes: Dell KACE System Management solutions available to meet demanding IT management needs.

Touchable décor: Easily interact on the edge-to-edge touch screen for a completely immersive experience ideal for gaming or video editing.

Expand your digital library: A 1TB hard disk drive provides plenty of storage for your family’s photos, music and digital files, so you can continually capture, save and share new memories.

Freedom to roam: Built-in wireless technology with the latest long-range 802.11 ac wireless technology makes it easy to surf, stream and stay connected.
Settle in to movie night: Watch your family’s favorite DVDs or install software easily using the built-in optical drive.

Superior sound: Enjoy enhanced audio from integrated performance speakers expertly tuned by Waves MaxxAudio® Pro.
The best security, right out of the box

The best security, right out of the box

Our most secure desktops are armed with Dell Data Protection hardware and software along with additional optional features.

Centralized remote management: Meet compliance regulations right out of the box and protect data on any device with Dell Data Protection | Encryption.

Authentication options: Ensure only authorized users have access to your data with FIPS 201-certified smart card, fingerprint readers or contact-less smart card reader.

Secure credential storage: FIPS 140-2-certified TPM and Dell ControlVault add extra layers of hardware security by isolating user passwords and credentials on a separately controlled hardware chip.

Stop advanced malware: Dell Data Protection | Protected Workspace launches apps in a virtualized container and restores a safe environment in only 20 seconds.

Single console security: Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite offers comprehensive threat protection, authentication and access management, and encryption, all centrally managed.
Mini Tower Dimensions

Mini Tower Dimensions

Height: 13.8" (35 cm) | Width: 6.1" (15.4 cm) | Depth: 10.8" (27.4 cm) | Weight: 17.49lbs (7.93kg)
Essential accessories for your OptiPlex 7040 Desktops

Essential accessories for your OptiPlex 7040 Desktops

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ProSupport Plus

ProSupport Plus

Get anytime priority access to expert support with predictive analytics (via SupportAssist technology*) and damage protection for drops, spills, surges and more.
ProDeploy Plus

ProDeploy Plus

This comprehensive service provides seamless deployment of new technology. You get a single point of contact for project management including up-front planning, configuration, data migration and knowledge transfer.
Accidental Damage Service

Accidental Damage Service

Enjoy worry-free ownership and minimize downtime with protection from accidental drops, spills, surges and breakages. Coverage picks up where your previous warranty leaves off and is ideal for high-risk environments and mobile workforces.
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