Medium processor core personal computers produced by HP have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all personal computers (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers that have been around for a similar time to it.
SSD Storage Medium
The HP ProDesk 400 G1 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most computers of a comparable age and spec to it. Most medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.
An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage speed across all medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the ProDesk 400 G1.
The worst storage speed across similar types of PC is HDD.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on PCs of this age and type.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago.
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Quite Big Solid-State Drive Capacity
Across all the personal computers of a similar age and spec to the ProDesk 400 G1 the solid-state drive capacities range from 8GB to 1TB. The HP ProDesk 400 G1 has a quite big solid-state drive capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs that were released one year ago.
The ProDesk 400 G1 is one of the lighter computers that came out around the same time as the ProDesk 400 G1 (only 1.3 kilograms) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age. Across all the comparable spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the ProDesk 400 G1 the weights range from 38g to 100kg.
The shallowest medium processor core desktop computer that has been around for around the same time as the ProDesk 400 G1 is 31mm deep, the deepest is 590mm, and the average depth is 350mm. With a depth of only 177 millimeters, the ProDesk 400 G1 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProDesk 400 G1.
Across all the computers of this spec and age the heights range from 9.8mm to 560mm, and the average height is 300mm. The HP ProDesk 400 G1 is quite short (only 34 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the ProDesk 400 G1.
5 Reasons Against
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most PCs of this type and age have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the ProDesk 400 G1 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the ProDesk 400 G1 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec. The total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago range from 4GB to 3.6TB.
If this personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Q920 (£619.36) (500GB), or the HP 800 G2 (£657.60) (500GB).
Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
At only 2 gigahertz, the HP ProDesk 400 G1 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the ProDesk 400 G1. The processor clock speeds of similar spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as the ProDesk 400 G1 range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.
If this personal computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (£401.19) (2.2GHz) which also has a higher rating.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The ProDesk 400 G1 is a two USB 3.0 port personal computer.
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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the PCs of this age and type the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. The ProDesk 400 G1 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
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Released Over a Year Ago
HP released the ProDesk 400 G1 over a year ago.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the HP ProDesk 400 G1 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that came out more than a year ago.
If this personal computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Aspire XC-705 (£449.00) (10GB), or the Aspire TC-705 (£626.99) (12GB) both from Acer.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
545, I5-4590, I5-4590T
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
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 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 1000, 10, 100
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
DTS Studio Sound
PC, Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L)
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
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)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video