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Three expert review sites all decided that this PC was good. This desktop computer received a "Good For Families" award from Computershopper.com, Pcforalla.idg.se gave it a "Best in Test" award and 01net.com gave it a "4 Star" award.
This desktop computer has an average user rating of 89% based on 30 user reviews.
Five customers wrote in their reviews that the HP Pavilion Mini 300 was compact. Last year Colin Michael Cartwright mentioned in his review on Amazon “Nice and compact”. In October last year expert website Computershopper.com said “A cross between a compact desktop and an HTPC”. Expert website Alphr.com wrote last year “In the face of declining sales, manufacturers have been fighting back with a slew of minimalist compact boxes” in their HP Pavilion Mini 300 review.
Several HP Pavilion Mini 300 reviewers wrote that this PC was neat. Andreas Iacovou gave the HP Pavilion Mini 300 a rating of 4 stars and he said on Amazon “Four stars because it is a really neat good looking and compact package with decent connectivity”.
One person said in their reviews that it was a good design. Expertreviews.co.uk rated the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned “This classy design is matched only by the Mac Mini, whic”. One person who reviewed this PC thought it was good looking. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on expert review site Trusted Reviews “The Pavilion is a small, stylish box that takes up barely any of you”.
Easy to Use
Three customers said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Eileen mentioned in her review of this PC “I am delighted with this purchase - easy to set up”. John Springer mentioned in October last year “Easy to set up on powering up for first time” in his review of the HP Pavilion Mini 300.
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers
Few processor core PCs built by HP have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all personal computers (not just few processor core PCs) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.
Acceptable Noise Level
A few customers who reviewed this PC concluded that it was quiet. P.finey wrote in their HP Pavilion Mini 300 review “The unit itself runs silent & cold” and scored this PC 80 out of 100. Expert review site Techradar.com said in their review in October last year “A small, quiet and energy efficient desktop”. Expert website Alphr.com said “A quiet revolution has been taking place in the world of desktop PCs over the past year or so” however despite that they gave it a score of 3 stars.
Some HP Pavilion Mini 300 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Gordon Modyor mentioned on Amazon “Seems well put together, quick enough for what I wanted which was to use it as a media server / tv streamer” in his review of the HP Pavilion Mini 300. Techradar.com/au/ wrote “If you want a small, pretty desktop that has a ton of storage space and a solid amount of ports” in their HP Pavilion Mini 300 review. Techradar.com/au/ also mentioned “The HP Pavilion Mini is a solid bet”.
One person wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Computershopper.com mentioned “The Pavilion Mini can be a dual-monitor desk workstation (it has both HDMI and DisplayPort outputs).” in their review of this PC and rated the HP Pavilion Mini 300 4 stars.
One person mentioned in their reviews that this PC was good in terms of connectivity.
Two HP Pavilion Mini 300 reviewers who reviewed it said that it was a bargain for the price. Last year Mr Brian Lunt wrote “Excellent it is I deal for what I want” in his review. One HP Pavilion Mini 300 owner thought it was good value for money. Expert website Techradar.com said last year “The small-footprint desktop computer market features a wide range of affordable options”.
One HP Pavilion Mini 300 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was cheap. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “The HP Pavilion Mini ($449) is a budget desktop PC that fits neatly behind a HDTV or monitor”.
Large Storage Capacity
Several people who bought this PC said that it had good storage. Cnet.com said on expert review site CNET.com “The HP Pavilion Mini focuses on big storage over fast performance”.
Good Environmental Credentials
One customer reckoned that the HP Pavilion Mini 300 was good in terms of power usage.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that came out more than a year ago.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
The hard drive capacity of desktop computers of this age and spec range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 630GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion Mini 300 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.
If you are looking for a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to consider the Acer Revo One RL85 (£299.99) (2TB and higher rated).
Quite Big Internal Memory
The average internal memory of few processor core PCs that came out more than a year ago is 5GB. The Pavilion Mini 300 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec PCs of this age.
DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The Pavilion Mini 300 has a newer internal memory type than most few processor core PCs that are a similar age to it. This HP PC has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most computers of a comparable spec and age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.
This computer's internal memory type (DDR3L-SDRAM) is actually the best internal memory type across all comparable spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the Pavilion Mini 300.
The worst internal memory type amongst similar types of computer is LPDDR3-SDRAM.
The shallowest desktop computer of this type and age is 22mm deep and the deepest is 1,100mm. With a depth of only 145 millimeters, the Pavilion Mini 300 is one of the shallower personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion Mini 300 amongst few processor core PCs of this age.
At only 145 grams, the Pavilion Mini 300 is very light compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the few processor core PCs that were released one year ago the weights range from 140g to 16kg.
5 Reasons Against
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
At only 900 megahertz, the Pavilion Mini 300 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the Pavilion Mini 300. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion Mini 300 range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz.
Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed
The slowest hard drive speed of computers of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion Mini 300 is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,900 RPM. When compared to other desktop computers of this type and age that we have assessed, the hard drive speed of the Pavilion Mini 300 of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The maximum turbo frequencies of comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as the Pavilion Mini 300 range from 2GHz to 5GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.1GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Pavilion Mini 300 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that were released one year ago.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Pavilion Mini 300 is more than most desktop computers of this age and type. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this HP desktop computer. The memory slots 1x DIMM are also found on this PC.
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When compared to other similar spec desktop computers that came out more than a year ago, the width of the Pavilion Mini 300 of 660 millimeters is one of the widest. Across all the similar spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion Mini 300 the widths range from 29mm to 660mm, and the average width is 180mm.
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Released Over a Year Ago
HP released the Pavilion Mini 300 over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 2.2 gigahertz, the Pavilion Mini 300 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion Mini 300.
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