Based on 242 expert and user reviews, HP has good ratings for its PCs. HP also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.
Only Released Four Months Ago
Being released just four months ago, this personal computer is likely to use better technology.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many new medium processor core personal computers.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as it.
DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
This PC has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many new medium processor core personal computers.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it.
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Has One Memory Slot
The HP 490 G3 has a greater number of memory slots than most similar spec personal computers that have been around for the last year. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on computers that have been around for around the same time as the 490 G3.
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Very Small Internal Memory
At only 4 gigabytes, the HP 490 G3 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers. The average internal memory of new similar spec desktop computers is 7.9GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.
If this desktop computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP 600 G2[plb_3816863_price] (8GB), or the DELL 7040[plb_3817108_price] (8GB).
Only One DisplayPort
The HP 490 G3 is a one DisplayPort desktop computer. Most of the other computers that have been on the market for the last year have between one and three DisplayPorts.
Quite Small Processor Cache
The processor caches of recently released medium processor core personal computers range from 2MB to 10MB. The HP 490 G3 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 6 megabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
Only Four Processor Threads
Most PCs that came out in the last 12 months have between four and seven processor threads, including the HP 490 G3 which has four processor threads.
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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 490 G3
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.2 gigahertz, the HP 490 G3 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core personal computers.
If this personal computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the DELL 7040[plb_3817108_price] (3.4GHz), or the HP 400 G3[plb_3857456_price] (3.4GHz).
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 490 G3 has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the 490 G3.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 490 G3 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the 490 G3.
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HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core personal 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.
If the storage speed of this computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP 400 G2[plb_3768564_price] (SSD).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-6xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
565, I5-650, I5-6500
Processor Memory Voltage
1.35, 5, 1.3
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR4-SDRAM
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 530
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 Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 3.x) Slot
Micro Tower, Tower
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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)
SSE, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
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Manufacturer Part Numbers
hp p5k18, hp p5k18e, hp p5k18ea, hp p5k18eaa, hp p5k18eaak, hp p5k18eaakd