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HP Compaq Elite 8300 4 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 3.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-3xxx 3.4GHz 4GB Mar 2014
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HP Compaq Elite 8300 - Review

13 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all HP computers and also specifically for HP medium processor core personal computers and found that in both cases HP had good reviews compared to other brands.

Nice Design

One HP Compaq Elite 8300 reviewer reckoned that it was well designed. Expert review site Channelpronetwork.com wrote “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 typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the HP Compaq Elite 8300 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for more than two years. Desktop computers that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 690MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.

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

The Compaq Elite 8300 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers of a similar spec and age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers of this type and age.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on comparable spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slots

The Compaq Elite 8300 is a two PCI Express x16 slot computer.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the PCs of this age and type the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB. The Compaq Elite 8300 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Compaq Elite 8300 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Compaq Elite 8300.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Short

With a height of only 100 millimeters, the Compaq Elite 8300 is one of the shorter medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Compaq Elite 8300 amongst desktop computers of this age. The shortest similar spec computer that was launched around the same time as the Compaq Elite 8300 is 19mm high, the tallest is 560mm, and the average height is 280mm.

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2 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £17.00

In the last 58 days the price of the Compaq Elite 8300 has increased by £17.00.

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 more than two years. 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 desktop computers currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper computers such as the HP 8300 SFF[plb_1473123_price], or the DELL OptiPlex 7020[plb_2394472_price].

If the storage speed of this desktop computer is too slow for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini[plb_2578763_price] (SSD).

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Compaq Elite 8300

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the Compaq Elite 8300.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.4 gigahertz, the HP Compaq Elite 8300 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Compaq Elite 8300.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP ProDesk 600 SFF[plb_2733958_price] (3.5GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The HP Compaq Elite 8300 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Compaq Elite 8300.

Alternative 500GB total storage capacity PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper PCs such as the HP 8300 SFF[plb_1473123_price].

If this desktop computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP ProDesk 400 G1[plb_2229469_price] (1TB), or the Asus M32AD[plb_2474435_price] (1TB).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Compaq Elite 8300 has a pretty standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Compaq Elite 8300.

We compared this personal computer to all the other 500GB hard drive capacity PCs and we think the HP 8300 SFF[plb_1473123_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might be worth considering include the HP ProDesk 400 G1[plb_2229469_price] (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Compaq Elite 8300 has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB memory desktop computers currently available including the HP 8300 SFF[plb_1473123_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a desktop computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini[plb_2578763_price] (8GB).

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Specification

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Internal Memory Type
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Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Slot
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
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 Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Expert Reviews

The HP Compaq Elite 8300 with an MSRP of $1,155 is a nice general-purpose that would work great in most office and home applications. Gamers may want to keep on looking, and your higher-end...

27 August 2012

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp c2z20, hp b9c43, hp c2z20e, hp b9c43a, hp c2z20ea, hp b9c43aw, hp qv996avsb15, hp qv996avsb15a3
Barcodes 00887111146908, 00887111147257

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