We checked 265 expert and owner reviews for HP personal computers and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core computers range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on desktop computers of a similar type and age to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L2|L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that have been around for more than a year.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as it.
DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF internal memory types range from DDR3-SDRAM to DDR4-SDRAM.
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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on personal computers of this type and age.
At only 4.5 kilograms, the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF is quite light compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF. Medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF have weights of between 38g and 23kg, and the average weight is 7.6kg.
The shortest PC of this age and type is 9.8mm high and the tallest is 560mm. The ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF is one of the shorter computers of a comparable type and age to the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF (only 95 millimeters) amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable age and type 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.
PCs with a faster storage speed that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu W530 (£127.99) (SSD).
Only 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 medium processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to it.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF is more than most PCs of this spec and age. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this PC.
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Only One 3.5" Bay
Most personal computers of a comparable type and age to the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF have between one and seven 3.5" bays, including the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF which has one 3.5" bay.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF is a two USB 3.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.
Only One DisplayPort
The HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF is a one DisplayPort personal computer. Most of the other similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF have between one and three DisplayPorts.
Quite Small Processor Cache
With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF has one of the smaller processor caches amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. Across all the PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB.
Only One PCI Express X16 Slot
The ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF is a one PCI Express x16 slot computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF have one PCI Express x16 slot.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This personal computer was released over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF has a pretty standard processor clock speed (3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF.
If this personal computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL 270 (£349.99) (3.1GHz), or the Acer Aspire TC-705 (£626.99) (3.2GHz).
Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been around for more than a year.
If you want a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the Aspire X3-710 (£489.12) (2TB), or the Aspire T3-710 (£461.98) (2TB) both from Acer or the HP 810-477na (£939.99) (2TB).
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Average Total Storage Capacity
The HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF has a pretty average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF.
If this HP personal computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus G20AJ (£775.98) (1TB).
Average Internal Memory
The ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF has a relatively standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and type to the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF.
If you are looking for a computer with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the DELL 270 (£349.99) (6GB).
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, I5-4590S
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
BD Interface Type
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
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 10 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
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 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
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 Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video