Maximize your investment. Keep growing your business, not your expenses. The HP ProDesk 490 G1 offers expandable desktop PC options that meet your everyday business needs with enough room to grow....
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Based on 265 expert and user reviews, HP has good reviews for its desktop computers. HP also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core computers compared to other manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on personal computers of a comparable type and age to it.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This 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 around the same time as it.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core computers that have been available for more than two years.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as it.
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Six USB 2.0 Ports
Most similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the ProDesk 490 G1 have between two and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the HP ProDesk 490 G1 which has six USB 2.0 ports.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the ProDesk 490 G1 is 30GB. The ProDesk 490 G1 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the HP ProDesk 490 G1 is more than most comparable spec personal computers that were released around the same time as it. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on PCs of a comparable age and type to the ProDesk 490 G1.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec personal computers that have been around for more than two years. 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.
If you want a computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to look at the Zotac ZBOX CA320 nano (SSD) which is also higher rated.
Quite Small Internal Memory
With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP ProDesk 490 G1 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the ProDesk 490 G1. The average internal memory of medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the ProDesk 490 G1 is 8GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB.
If this desktop computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (£295.17) (8GB) which also has a higher rating.
Very Small Hard Drive Capacity
Across all the medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the ProDesk 490 G1 the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 2TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP ProDesk 490 G1 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst desktop computers of this age.
If you are looking for a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (£295.17) (1TB and higher rated).
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
Personal computers that came out more than two years ago have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2.3TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the ProDesk 490 G1 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the ProDesk 490 G1.
If this medium processor core computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (£295.17) (1TB) which is also higher rated.
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Quite Small L3 Cache
With a L3 cache of only 6 megabytes, the ProDesk 490 G1 has a fairly small L3 cache compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the ProDesk 490 G1 the L3 caches range from 2MB to 10MB.
Quite Small Processor Cache
The average processor cache of medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the ProDesk 490 G1 is 6.7MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB. The HP ProDesk 490 G1 has a quite small processor cache (only 6 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar time to the ProDesk 490 G1.
Only Four Processor Threads
Most medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the ProDesk 490 G1 have between four and seven processor threads, including the ProDesk 490 G1 which has four processor threads.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
This personal computer was released over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.2 gigahertz, the ProDesk 490 G1 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the ProDesk 490 G1.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
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
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 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
Micro Tower, Tower
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
DTS Studio Sound
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
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 Dual Display Technology
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