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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We checked 265 expert and user reviews for HP PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core computers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on PCs of this spec and age.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many computers that are a comparable age to it.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
The HP ProDesk 490 G2 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The hard drive capacity of desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the ProDesk 490 G2 range from 320GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
The total storage capacity of comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar time to the ProDesk 490 G2 range from 32GB to 2.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 720GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the ProDesk 490 G2 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many computers of a comparable type and age to it.
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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 personal computers of this spec and age.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
At 32 gigabytes, the HP ProDesk 490 G2 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released more than two years ago. Personal computers of this type and age have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB.
Has One Memory Slot
The ProDesk 490 G2 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to it. This HP PC 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 G2.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This personal computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many computers that have been available for more than two years.
The widths of computers of a comparable age and spec to the ProDesk 490 G2 range from 36mm to 2,200mm. The ProDesk 490 G2 is fairly narrow (only 165 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProDesk 490 G2.
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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
PCs of a similar type and age to the ProDesk 490 G2 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 6.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 gigabyte, the HP ProDesk 490 G2 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released more than two years ago.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable spec and age 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.
If the storage speed of this computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Zotac ZBOX CA320 nano (SSD and higher rated).
Very Small Internal Memory
The ProDesk 490 G2 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the ProDesk 490 G2. The internal memory of personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProDesk 490 G2 range from 2GB to 64GB.
With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the ProDesk 490 G2 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory amongst computers of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of desktop computers of this type and age is 2GB.
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Only Supports One Compatible Memory Card
The ProDesk 490 G2 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the ProDesk 490 G2.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
At only 1.024 gigabytes, the HP ProDesk 490 G2 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the ProDesk 490 G2. Across all the desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the ProDesk 490 G2 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 1.8GB.
Only Four Processor Threads
The ProDesk 490 G2 is a four processor thread PC.
Only One PCI Express X16 Slot
The ProDesk 490 G2 is a one PCI Express x16 slot computer.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
HP released the ProDesk 490 G2 over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.3 gigahertz, the ProDesk 490 G2 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age.
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
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD Radeon HD 8490
Discrete 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 X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Micro Tower, Tower
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Password Protection Level
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start 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
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Energy Star Certified
HP Client Security,HP Trust Circles Standard,HP Wireless Hotspot,HP PageLift,Gestione ripristino HP,HP Support Assistant,HP ePrint,CyberLink Power DVD,CyberLink Power2Go
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