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HP 490 G3 4 Core Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 4GB Oct 2015
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Good Brand

HP medium processor core personal computers have good reviews on average and across all personal computers HP is one of the better rated manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The HP 490 G3 supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than most medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it. Most comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as it support an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.

This computer's on-board graphics adapter DirectX version (12) is actually the best supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across all medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year ago.

An 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is the worst supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst similar types of computer.

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This PC supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The HP 490 G3 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

At 64 gigabytes, the HP 490 G3 has a quite big max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age to the 490 G3. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the 490 G3 the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 65GB.

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Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of 34.1 gigabytes per second, the HP 490 G3 has one of the faster max memory bandwidth supported processor amongst similar spec personal computers of this age. The max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the 490 G3 range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 30GB/s.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on similar spec personal computers that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 4 gigahertz, the HP 490 G3 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the 490 G3. PCs of a comparable type and age to the 490 G3 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the 490 G3 the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz. The HP 490 G3 has one of the faster memory clock speeds (2,133 megahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The HP 490 G3 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most computers that are a similar age to it. Most similar spec PCs that were released one year ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the 490 G3.

Amongst comparable types of personal computer the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Gold EPEAT Compliance

This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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Two PCI Express X1 (Gen 3.x) Slots

Most similar spec personal computers that have been around for more than a year have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 3.x) slots, including the HP 490 G3 which has two PCI Express x1 (Gen 3.x) slots.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP 490 G3 is more than most similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This HP personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the 490 G3.

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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 frequently found optical drive type on medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £112.50

The price of the 490 G3 has increased by £112.50 in the last 46 days.

Only 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 have been around for a comparable 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.

There are a number of alternative HDD PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the Alienware X51[plb_2373451_price], or the HP ProDesk 600 G2 MT[plb_3097956_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a desktop computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to consider the Zoostorm Intel Core i5 Delta[plb_2756335_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the HP ProDesk 600 G2 Mini[plb_3070061_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP 490 G3 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a similar age to the 490 G3. The internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago range from 2GB to 64GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4GB memory PCs currently available including the ProDesk 600 G2 SFF[pl_3097959_price], or the ProDesk 400 G1[pl_3068314_price] both from HP which is cheaper.

If this PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo H50-50[plb_3738189_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Only One DisplayPort

The HP 490 G3 is a one DisplayPort personal computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the 490 G3 have between one and three DisplayPorts.

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Only One PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slot

The HP 490 G3 is a one PCI Express x4 (Gen 3.x) slot personal computer.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP 490 G3

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this medium processor core desktop computer was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.4 gigahertz, the HP 490 G3 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the 490 G3.

There are a number of other 3.4GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper computers such as the HP EliteDesk 800 G1[plb_2819743_price].

If this personal computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo H50-50[plb_3738189_price] (3.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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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 personal computers that are a comparable age to the 490 G3.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1TB hard drive capacity computers currently available including cheaper computers such as the Chillblast Fusion Sword 2[plb_3023369_price].

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 490 G3 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the 490 G3.

We compared this PC to all the other 1TB total storage capacity desktop computers and we think the Acer Veriton M6640G[plb_3133375_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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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
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
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 Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-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 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 3.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Audio System
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
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 Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Scalability
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
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Other Features
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp w10, hp g3m, hp w10p, hp g3mt, p5k16ea, hp 4gb1, p5k16eaa, hp 4gb1t, hp 490g3, hp z2j34, hp p5k16, hp w7p64, hp w10p64, hp 4gb1tb, hp z2j34e, hp p5k16e, hp w7p64b, p5k16eaab, hp p232978, hp p230560, hp p5k16ea, hp w107p64, hp z2j34et, hp p5k16et, hp c1l8zs00, hp ch22za00, hp c7g2zs00, hp z2j34eta, hp p5k16eta
Barcodes 00190780717950, 00889894587022, 00889894621795, 00889894898869

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4 core Intel Core i7-6xxx 3.4GHz 4GB 1TB HDD
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Two PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slots
One More DisplayPort
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Only One PCI Express X1 (Gen 3.x) Slot
500GB Smaller Hard Drive Capacity

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HP 490 G3
4 core Intel Core i7-6xxx 3.4GHz 4GB 1TB HDD
£ 599.10 £675.02
One More PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
One More DisplayPort
Eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
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HP 550-254na vs HP 490 G3
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4 core Intel Core i5-6xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 2TB HDD
HP 490 G3
4 core Intel Core i7-6xxx 3.4GHz 4GB 1TB HDD
£ 479.95 £675.02
98% Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
50% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
50% Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
A Lot Bigger Internal Memory
Vastly Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
Only Four Processor Threads
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