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HP Pavilion Mini 300 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Sep 2015
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20 Reasons For

Three Industry Awards

This personal computer received a "Good For Families" award from Computershopper.com, 01net.com gave it a "4 Star" award and Pcforalla.idg.se gave it a "Best in Test" award.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this personal computer is 72% based on sixteen expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews and PC Mag.

Good User Reviews

Users have rated this personal computer on average 89 out of 100.

Good Size

Five customers who bought it wrote that it was compact. Colin Michael Cartwright mentioned on Amazon “Nice and compact”. Computershopper.com wrote “A cross between a compact desktop and an HTPC”. Alphr.com said in their HP Pavilion Mini 300 review “In the face of declining sales, manufacturers have been fighting back with a slew of minimalist compact boxes”.

Nice Design

Some customers who reviewed the product thought it was neat. Two years ago Andreas Iacovou said “Four stars because it is a really neat good looking and compact package with decent connectivity” and scored this PC 80 out of 100.

One HP Pavilion Mini 300 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was good looking. Expert website Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review of the HP Pavilion Mini 300 “The Pavilion is a small, stylish box that takes up barely any of you”.

One customer who reviewed the HP Pavilion Mini 300 concluded that it was a good design. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of the HP Pavilion Mini 300 on expert website Expert Reviews “This classy design is matched only by the Mac Mini, whic”.

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Easy to Use

Some customers reckoned that the HP Pavilion Mini 300 was easy to setup. Two years ago Eileen said in her review on Amazon “I am delighted with this purchase - easy to set up”. John Springer mentioned “Easy to set up on powering up for first time” and scored the product very highly.

Acceptable Noise Level

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was quiet. P.finey said in their review of this PC “The unit itself runs silent & cold”. Alphr.com said in their review of this PC “A quiet revolution has been taking place in the world of desktop PCs over the past year or so” however despite that they only scored the product 60 out of 100.

Robust

A number of customers who reviewed the HP Pavilion Mini 300 thought it was well made. Gordon Modyor mentioned “Seems well put together, quick enough for what I wanted which was to use it as a media server / tv streamer”. Expert website Techradar.com/au/ wrote “If you want a small, pretty desktop that has a ton of storage space and a solid amount of ports”. Techradar.com/au/ also said “The HP Pavilion Mini is a solid bet”.

Good Connectivity

One person wrote in their reviews that this PC was good in terms of connectivity.

One HP Pavilion Mini 300 owner mentioned in their reviews that the HP Pavilion Mini 300 was good in terms of HDMI connections. Computershopper.com wrote “The Pavilion Mini can be a dual-monitor desk workstation (it has both HDMI and DisplayPort outputs).”.

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Reasonably Priced

A few people said in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Mr Brian Lunt mentioned on Amazon “Excellent it is I deal for what I want” and scored the HP Pavilion Mini 300 5 stars.

One HP Pavilion Mini 300 owner said in their reviews that the product was cheap. Two years ago Pcmag.com mentioned on expert website PC Mag “The HP Pavilion Mini ($449) is a budget desktop PC that fits neatly behind a HDTV or monitor”.

One HP Pavilion Mini 300 owner concluded that the HP Pavilion Mini 300 was good value for money. Two years ago Techradar.com wrote on expert review site Techradar “The small-footprint desktop computer market features a wide range of affordable options”.

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Large Storage Capacity

Some HP Pavilion Mini 300 reviewers who reviewed it mentioned that it had good storage. Cnet.com mentioned on CNET.com “The HP Pavilion Mini focuses on big storage over fast performance” in their review of this PC.

Good Environmental Credentials

One person concluded that the HP Pavilion Mini 300 was good in terms of power usage. Expert review site Techradar.com mentioned two years ago “A small, quiet and energy efficient desktop” .

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of PCs of this age and spec range from 1GB to 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion Mini 300 has a very big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that were released one year ago.

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Good Brand

Based on 322 expert and user reviews, HP has good reviews for its personal computers. HP also has good reviews specifically for its few processor cores computers compared to other manufacturers.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion Mini 300 that we have assessed the hard drive capacity of, the Pavilion Mini 300's hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest. The smallest hard drive capacity of comparable spec personal computers that were released one year ago is 1GB and the biggest is 2TB.

There are a number of other 1TB hard drive capacity PCs currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Acer Revo One RL85[plb_2893869_price].

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Pavilion Mini 300 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion Mini 300. Across all the PCs that were released one year ago the internal memorys range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.7GB.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on computers of a similar type and age to it.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Pavilion Mini 300 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most few processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as it. Across all computers of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion Mini 300 the best internal memory type is DDR4-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Light

The weights of computers of a similar age and type to the Pavilion Mini 300 range from 140g to 16kg. With a weight of only 145 grams, the Pavilion Mini 300's weight is one of the lightest amongst personal computers that were released one year ago.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At only 900 megahertz, the HP Pavilion Mini 300 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age. Across all the few processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Pavilion Mini 300 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Pavilion Mini 300 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Pavilion Mini 300. Across all the desktop computers of this age and type the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 28GB.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Pavilion Mini 300 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age. Few processor cores computers that were released one year ago have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 7,000 RPM.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The Pavilion Mini 300 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to it. The most frequently found memory slots is 2x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slotss 1x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion Mini 300

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this personal computer was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Pavilion Mini 300 has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion Mini 300.

If you want a faster processor frequency then you might also want to consider the HP 280[plb_3167136_price] (3.7GHz and higher rated).

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Specification

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Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Tjunction
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Hard Drive Capacity
Solid-State Drive Interface
Hard Drive Speed
Card Reader Integrated
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Pre-Installed Software
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Colour of Product
Performance
Audio System
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Package Width
Package Depth
Package Height
Package Weight
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(22)
12 August 2015

A classy mini PC with room for expansion, but very strong rivals means its appeal is limited...

4 August 2015

Sadly, the HP Pavilion mini desktop isn't as slick as it looks...

11 June 2015

At £350, the HP Pavilion Mini is a cheaper option than the Apple Mac mini, but is it cheap enough? The cheapest Mac mini may be £50 more expensive, but it boasts a beefier Core i5 with faster...

20 April 2015

Everyone is used to the portability of a laptop, a tablet, etc. HP has taken power and minimal footprint to a new level with the HP Pavilion Mini. Mini is a key word. It is a full powered computer... Read more…

26 February 2015

Though it looks more like a streaming box than a desktop, the HP Pavilion Mini offers more full-fledged PC goodness than you'll get from a Roku or Chromebox. But as with all things, the added...

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User Reviews

(30)
Reviewed 24 August 2015 by Kiyoshi60

Had high expectations for this little unit but it crawls...

Reviewed 13 June 2015 by Steve "fenlander"

I bought one of these a few weeks ago when John Lewis and HP had them at

(Verified Purchase)

I too bought this as a media server. I'm familiar with windows so it seemed more sensible to get this rather than an Android box and overall I'm very pleased with it.

If like me, you... Read more…

Reviewed 2 June 2015 by A. Brown
(Verified Purchase)

Great product, fast delivery.

Reviewed 28 May 2015 by Cresto2
Cresto2 would recommend the HP Pavilion Mini 300

Wow, this box is as small as a portable dvd player. So far no issues, it's powerful enough, doesn't overheat or noisy. It fits perfectly in plain sight but is never noticed as it looks like a... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers hp ram1, hp ram1t, hp 300250, hp ram1tb, hp 300250n, hp 300250na

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