We calculated the average ratings for all HP PCs and also specifically for HP few processor core PCs and found that in both cases HP had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
One person who reviewed it reckoned that it was well designed. Expert website Channelpronetwork.com said three years ago “The only cable is the power cable, making for an uncluttered and unimposing look”.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on few processor core PCs that were released around the same time as it.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The HP Compaq Elite 8300 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst computers of this age. Across all the few processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the Compaq Elite 8300 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 740MHz.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most computers that are a comparable age to the Compaq Elite 8300 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Compaq Elite 8300 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
At 32 gigabytes, the HP Compaq Elite 8300 has a quite big max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that are a similar age to the Compaq Elite 8300. The average max internal memory supported processor of similar spec computers that were released one year ago is 27GB.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on few processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Two PCI Express X16 Slots
The HP Compaq Elite 8300 is a two PCI Express x16 slot PC.
Has One Cable Included
The number of included cables found on the Compaq Elite 8300 is more than most PCs that were released more than a year ago. This computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on computers that were launched more than a year ago.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The HP Compaq Elite 8300 is a six USB 2.0 port computer.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The Compaq Elite 8300 is a four USB 3.0 port PC.
Four Processor Threads
The Compaq Elite 8300 has more processor threads than most of the desktop computers of this age and type. This HP personal computer is a four processor thread PC compared to most of the PCs of a comparable type and age to the Compaq Elite 8300 which only have between two and three processor threads.
Has One Memory Slot
The Compaq Elite 8300 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers of a similar age and spec to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 4x DIMM are also found on this HP desktop computer.
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 desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many few processor core PCs 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.
There are a number of other HDD PCs currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper personal computers such as the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny (£340.96), or the Asus K31AD.
If the storage speed of this desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF (£329.99) (SSD) which is also cheaper.
We think this HP PC looks expensive compared to other personal computers of this age and spec. The cheapeast computer of this age and spec that we found costs £101 and the most expensive costs £1,318.
Only One 5.25" Bay
The Compaq Elite 8300 is a one 5.25" bay PC. Most of the other personal computers of this type and age have between one and two 5.25" bays.
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Released Over a Year Ago
HP released the Compaq Elite 8300 over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Compaq Elite 8300 has a fairly average processor clock speed (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable type and age to the Compaq Elite 8300.
If this computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo M83 (£542.40) (3.5GHz and cheaper).
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Compaq Elite 8300 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that are a similar age to the Compaq Elite 8300.