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Dell Precision 3240 Compact USFF Workstation

MSRP 599 USDNEX score 79%

Product Overview

Dell Precision 3240 Compact is an ultra-small form factor (USFF) workstation that economizes on size but not performance. It delivers the power and performance to drive enterprise applications and up to seven 4k (60Hz) displays.
The Precision 3240 Compact is ISV-certified and is ready for VR, AR, and AI, with the optional NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 professional graphics. The 10th-generation Intel Core or Xeon processors and accelerated memory speeds of up to 2933MHz with optional ECC ensure that the Precision 3240 Compact is powerful enough for intensive computing tasks.
Like all Dell workstations, the USFF workstation features Dell Optimizer for Precision, the AI-based optimization software, that automatically tunes your workstation performance using machine learning.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Lightweight, compact design
  • Solid performance for its size
  • Supports up to 10-core Intel Xeon and Nvidia Quadro RTX-class graphics
Cons
  • Lackluster port selection

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 79% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good performance
  • Sleek, compact design
  • Compact size
Cons
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Small footprint
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Specifications

Connectivity

Expansion Slot
1x internal 2.5" + 1x half height PCIe x8 Gen3
Ports
[Front] 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 + 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C + 1x audio jack + 1x audio line in/out | [Rear] 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A + 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A with SmartPower + 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A + 2x DisplayPort 1.4 1 + Optional Ports
Wireless Connectivity
Optional Wireless, Bluetooth w/ vPro support

Construction

Speakers
Internal Speaker; Optional Dell 2.0 stereo speaker systems available and Dell Professional Soundbar AE515M for select flat-panel displays

Dimensions

Size | Depth
17.87 cm
Size | Height
18.81 cm
Size | Width
7 cm
Weight
1.71 kg

Function

Audio
Integrated Realtek ALC3246 High Definition Audio Codec (2 Channel)
Chipset
Intel W480
Graphics
1x PCIe x16 Gen 3 up to 75W, NVIDIA Quadro P400, P620, P1000, or RTX 3000
Operating System
Windows 10, Red Hat 8.2, or Ubuntu 18.04
Processor
10th-gen Intel Core i3, i5, i7, or i9 or Xeon (up to W-1290 10-core processor with 20M cache)

Performance

Memory | Capacity
2 SoDIMM slots; Up to 64GB
Memory | Type
2933MHz Non-ECC & ECC DDR4 Memory
Power Supply
7.4mm 180W or 240W AC adapter (external)
Storage
2x M.2 PCIe (1x 22x80 mm, 1x 22x30 mm) + 1x 2.5" SATA

Production

Accessory
[Add-in Cards] Thunderbolt 3, Serial port, Parallel port, USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 card
Availability
[Quadro RTX 3000] 2020-10
Debut
2020-08-25

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NEX score 73%

External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 79%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Dell Precision 3240 Compact keeps its cool throughout my testing. The fans for its processor and graphics card were audible but civilized even under heavy use. Overall, the Dell is fairly priced for what's inside given the form factor. More performance can be had in a larger tower for similar money.
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Pros
  • Sleek, compact design
  • Compact size
  • Good performance
Cons
  • Small footprint
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Dell Precision 3240 Compact Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/dell-precision-3240-compact. 2021-02-10. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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