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HP 400 G2.5

HP 400 G2.5 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3GHz 4GB Feb 2016
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HP Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

On average HP medium processor core personal computers have good ratings as do all computers built by HP.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for the last year.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the 400 G2.5 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average total storage capacity of latest medium processor core personal computers is 730GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3.3TB.

We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity computers to this personal computer and we think the DELL 3650[plb_3072486_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Desktop computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the 460-p059na[pl_3700375_price] (2TB and cheaper), or the 550-254na[pl_3730369_price] (2TB and cheaper) both from HP.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on comparable spec desktop computers that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

Most new similar spec PCs have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports, including the 400 G2.5 which has six USB 2.0 ports.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on new medium processor core personal computers.

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Very Shallow

At only 95 millimeters, the HP 400 G2.5 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the 400 G2.5. The average depth of comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the 400 G2.5 is 320mm, and the depths range from 33mm to 600mm.

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16 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most new medium processor core personal computers have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the 400 G2.5 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Price Increase of £64.91

The 400 G2.5 has increased in price by £64.91 in the last 46 days.

Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The 400 G2.5 has one of the slower max memory bandwidth supported processor (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the new comparable spec personal computers the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

With a max internal memory supported processor of only 32 gigabytes, the HP 400 G2.5 has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average max internal memory supported processor of new computers is 100GB, and the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 1.6TB.

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Only 4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The 400 G2.5 supports a better on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version than most latest comparable spec personal computers. This HP desktop computer supports a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, whereas most medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version.

This PC's on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version (4) is actually the worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version amongst all similar spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 400 G2.5.

Amongst comparable types of PC the best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is 4.4.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other recently released medium processor core personal computers, the internal memory of the 400 G2.5 of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the 400 G2.5 have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

Other 4GB memory computers currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper PCs such as the HP ProDesk 400 G3 SFF[plb_3187993_price].

If this HP desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the 460-p059na[pl_3700375_price] (8GB and cheaper), or the 550-252na[pl_3728569_price] (8GB and cheaper) both from HP or the Alienware Steam Machine[plb_3359792_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The 400 G2.5 has a quite slow memory clock speed supported by processor (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for the last year. The slowest memory clock speed supported by processor of desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the 400 G2.5 is 800MHz and the fastest is 2,200MHz.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The 400 G2.5 supports an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than the 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version supported by most new similar spec computers. The best on-board graphics adapter DirectX version of all comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to the 400 G2.5 is 12 and the worst is 11.2/12.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of new comparable spec personal computers range from 1GB to 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 8.5GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the 400 G2.5 has one of the smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst personal computers of this age.

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Only One DisplayPort

The HP 400 G2.5 is a one DisplayPort desktop computer.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The HP 400 G2.5 is a one PCI Express x1 slot computer. Most of the other personal computers that are a comparable age to the 400 G2.5 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The 400 G2.5 has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type found on most medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months.

This computer's internal memory type (DDR3-SDRAM) is in fact the worst internal memory type amongst all PCs that have been around for the last year.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is the best internal memory type across similar types of computer.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the HP 400 G2.5 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The processor caches of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for the last year range from 2MB to 10MB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the 400 G2.5 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were launched in the last 12 months. The average memory clock speed of desktop computers that came out around the same time as the 400 G2.5 is 2,000MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The HP 400 G2.5 is a four processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last year have between four and seven processor threads.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The average system bus data transfer rate of new desktop computers is 7.4GT/s. At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the 400 G2.5 has a fairly low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 400 G2.5.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 400 G2.5

Released Ten Months Ago

It was ten months ago when HP released the 400 G2.5.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP 400 G2.5 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other new medium processor core personal computers.

PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the HP 400 G3 SFF[plb_3864883_price] (3.2GHz and cheaper).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the 400 G2.5 has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as the 400 G2.5.

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the 460-p059na[pl_3700375_price] (2TB and cheaper), or the 550-254na[pl_3730369_price] (2TB and cheaper) both from HP.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last year. 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 HP 550-251na[plb_3740284_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to look at the OptiPlex 3040[pl_3242115_price] (SSD), or the OptiPlex 3040[pl_3357451_price] (SSD) both from DELL or the HP ProDesk 400 G3 SFF[plb_3187993_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
OS Guard
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Energy Star Certified

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp m3x11, hp m3x11e, hp p230300, hp m3x11ea, hp p230300p, hp m3x11eaa, hp m3x11eaab, hp m3x11eaabu

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