We checked 265 owner and expert reviews for HP desktop computers and found that on average HP has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core computers range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it.
SSD Storage Medium
The ProDesk 400 G1 Mini has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most computers of this spec and age. Most PCs of this type and age 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.
This computer's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed across all comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini.
Across comparable types of computer the worst storage speed is HDD.
If you would prefer a personal computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to consider the Zotac ZBOX PI320 (Flash), or the Asus CHROMEBIT (£99.97) (Flash) which is also higher rated.
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 this age and type.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
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Fairly Big Solid-State Drive Capacity
The solid-state drive capacities of computers that came out more than a year ago range from 8GB to 1TB. The ProDesk 400 G1 Mini has one of the bigger solid-state drive capacities (256 gigabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age.
The ProDesk 400 G1 Mini is one of the lighter computers of a similar age and spec to the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini (only 1.3 kilograms) amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age. PCs of this age and spec have weights of between 38g and 23kg, and the average weight is 7.6kg.
Across all the desktop computers of this age and type the depths range from 31mm to 760mm, and the average depth is 350mm. The ProDesk 400 G1 Mini is one of the shallower medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini (only 177 millimeters) amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
At only 34 millimeters, the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini is fairly short compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec. The average height of medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini is 290mm, and the heights range from 9.8mm to 560mm.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The ProDesk 400 G1 Mini is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer. Most of the other PCs of a similar age and type to the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The HP ProDesk 400 G1 Mini has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The total storage capacity of computers of a similar spec and age to the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini range from 4GB to 3.6TB.
If you are looking for a PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP 800 G2 (500GB), or the Fujitsu Q920 (£619.36) (500GB).
Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
The average processor clock speed of personal computers of this spec and age is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz. At only 2 gigahertz, the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini.
If you are looking for a personal computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the EliteDesk 800 G1 (£400.39) (2.2GHz), or the 800 G2 (2.5GHz) both from HP.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many computers of this type and age.
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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the HP ProDesk 400 G1 Mini which has two USB 3.0 ports.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of desktop computers that are a similar age to the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini is 1GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2.8GB. At only 1.024 gigabytes, the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs that were released one year ago.
Only One DisplayPort
Most computers that have been available for more than a year have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the HP ProDesk 400 G1 Mini which has one DisplayPort.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The HP ProDesk 400 G1 Mini has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of desktop computers of this spec and age is 3.6GHz.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this computer was released.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the HP ProDesk 400 G1 Mini has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec.
If this medium processor core computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire TC-705 (£626.99) (12GB).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
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
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
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, Windows 8.1 Pro
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
Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L), PC
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 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