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HP ProDesk 405 G2
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HP ProDesk 405 G2 4 Core AMD a 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 AMD a 2GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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Meet the demands of everyday business with the AMD powered HP ProDesk 405 G2 MT. Configure your ProDesk with the performance and security tools you need to help grow your business. More
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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Based on two expert reviews from sites including Techradar and techradar.com/au/ this HP computer has an average expert rating of 90 out of 100. This means that experts think this personal computer is one of the better desktop computers of this age and type.

Reasonably Priced

A number of people who reviewed the HP ProDesk 405 G2 concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Techradar.com wrote on expert website Techradar “It's a rather incredible bargain…” in their review of this PC. Techradar wrote “Bargain price” in their review of the HP ProDesk 405 G2.

Easy to Use

One customer reckoned that the product was easy to use. Two years ago expert review site Techradar.com mentioned in their review of the HP ProDesk 405 G2 “Desktop computers remain pretty much the norm in the business segment where a permanent PC is often preferred to a laptop for practical and financial reasons” and rated it 5 stars.

HP Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

HP medium processor cores computers have good ratings on average and across all computers HP is one of the superior brands.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slotss

Most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the ProDesk 405 G2 only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss, however the ProDesk 405 G2 has three PCI Express x1 slotss.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to it.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

Most medium processor cores computers that came out more than a year ago have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the HP ProDesk 405 G2 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ProDesk 405 G2 have processor frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 4GHz. The HP ProDesk 405 G2 has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 2 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

If this personal computer processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP 400[plb_3097800_price] (3GHz and higher rated), or the DELL PowerEdge T20[plb_2747980_price] (3.2GHz and higher rated).

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar 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.

There are a number of alternative HDD computers currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Precision T5810[pl_2506143_price], or the PowerEdge T20[pl_2747980_price] both from DELL or the HP 800 G1[plb_2554587_price].

If you are looking for a personal computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to consider the Zotac ZBOX CI320 nano[plb_2496885_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo P300 Tower[plb_2501406_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor cache of the ProDesk 405 G2 of only 2 megabytes is one of the smallest amongst personal computers of this spec and age. The processor caches of comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the ProDesk 405 G2 range from 2MB to 10MB.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The HP ProDesk 405 G2 has a greater number of memory slots than most similar spec computers that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this personal computer. The memory slotss 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP ProDesk 405 G2

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the ProDesk 405 G2.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the ProDesk 405 G2 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that came out around the same time as the ProDesk 405 G2.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Precision T5810[pl_2506143_price] (1TB), or the PowerEdge T20[pl_2747980_price] (1TB) both from DELL or the MSI Nightblade B85C[plb_2749742_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ProDesk 405 G2 has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the ProDesk 405 G2.

If you would prefer a personal computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to consider the Precision T5810[pl_2506143_price] (1TB), or the PowerEdge T20[pl_2747980_price] (1TB) both from DELL or the MSI Nightblade B85C[plb_2749742_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the ProDesk 405 G2 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type.

If you want a PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Nightblade B85C[pl_2749742_price] (8GB), or the Nightblade Z97[pl_2788717_price] (8GB) both from MSI which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor Cache
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Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
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Maximum Internal Memory
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Storage
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Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
LightScribe
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Ports Quantity
SmartCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
PS/2 Ports Quantity
DisplayPorts Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Colour of Product
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Audio System
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied

Expert Reviews

(2)
30 July 2015

At just under £200, the HP ProDesk G2 is a more-than-decent purchase for individuals or small businesses looking for a desktop PC. At half that price, it's a rather incredible bargain?...

Impressive performance levels
7200RPM hard drive
Choice of two OSes
Nicely portable
Bargain price
Bundled applications
29 July 2015

At just under £200, the HP ProDesk G2 is a more-than-decent purchase for individuals or small businesses looking for a desktop PC. At half that price, it's a rather incredible bargain?...

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