We calculated the average ratings for all HP personal computers and also specifically for HP medium processor core computers and found that in both cases HP had good ratings.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers that came out around the same time as it.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many PCs of this spec and age.
Price Drop of £56.81
The ProDesk 400 G2 has dropped in price by £56.81 in the last week.
Three PCI Express X1 Slots
The HP ProDesk 400 G2 has more PCI Express x1 slots than most of the medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the ProDesk 400 G2. This desktop computer is a three PCI Express x1 slot computer compared to most of the personal computers of this age and type which only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of this age and type.
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3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it.
12 Reasons Against
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The ProDesk 400 G2 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar age and spec to 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.
We compared all the other HDD PCs to this personal computer and we think cheaper computers such as the OptiPlex 3020 MT, and the OptiPlex 9020 SFF both from DELL is also worth considering.
If the storage speed of this HP desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (SSD) which is also cheaper.
Very Small Internal Memory
Across all the desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProDesk 400 G2 the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the ProDesk 400 G2 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProDesk 400 G2.
If you would prefer a personal computer with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (8GB and cheaper).
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The ProDesk 400 G2 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar spec and age to the ProDesk 400 G2. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core computers that were released more than two years ago is 850MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.
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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the ProDesk 400 G2 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the ProDesk 400 G2. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the ProDesk 400 G2 range from 320GB to 2TB.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 500GB hard drive capacity personal computers currently available including cheaper computers such as the XS35-703 V4 (£298.94), or the XS36-703 V4 (£329.01) both from Shuttle.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the HP ProDesk 400 G2 is more than most medium processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this HP PC.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The ProDesk 400 G2 is a two USB 3.0 port personal computer.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the ProDesk 400 G2 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 1.8GB. The HP ProDesk 400 G2 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.024 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the ProDesk 400 G2.
Only One DisplayPort
The ProDesk 400 G2 is a one DisplayPort computer.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
The HP ProDesk 400 G2 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core computers that have been on the market for more than two years is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 30GB.
Quite Small Processor Cache
The average processor cache of desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the ProDesk 400 G2 is 6.7MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB. The HP ProDesk 400 G2 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 6 megabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age.
Only Four Processor Threads
The HP ProDesk 400 G2 is a four processor thread PC.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when HP released the ProDesk 400 G2.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.3 gigahertz, the ProDesk 400 G2 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers that came out around the same time as the ProDesk 400 G2.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The ProDesk 400 G2 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age.
We compared this computer to all the other 500GB total storage capacity computers and we think the XS35-703 V4 (£298.94), and the XS36-703 V4 (£329.01) both from Shuttle or the HP Compaq Elite 8300 (£345.99) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
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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
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 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
BD Interface Type
LightScribe Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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, 10, 100, 1000
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
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Micro Tower, Tower
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Built-In Visuals 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
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