HP is one of the better rated desktop computer manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core computers.
Only Released Four Months Ago
This computer has only been on the market for four months. Newer computers like this one are likely to have better features.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as it.
Eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The HP 800 G2 has more USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports than most of the comparable spec personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the 800 G2. Most of the similar spec PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 800 G2 only have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, however this computer has eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on latest similar spec PCs.
Two PCI Express X16 Slots
The HP 800 G2 is a two PCI Express x16 slot PC. Most of the other comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the 800 G2 only have one PCI Express x16 slot.
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Gold EPEAT Compliance
This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many personal computers that have been around for the last year.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for the last year.
DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
This desktop computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been available for the last year.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the new personal computers the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB. At 64 gigabytes, the HP 800 G2 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the 800 G2.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the HP 800 G2 is more than most new medium processor core computers. This HP desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on medium processor core computers that have been available for the last year.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on medium processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.
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Very Small Internal Memory
At only 4 gigabytes, the HP 800 G2 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the 800 G2. The internal memory of comparable spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the 800 G2 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.1GB.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
Most new similar spec personal computers have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the HP 800 G2 which has two USB 2.0 ports.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This desktop computer supports a 10|100|1000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently supported Ethernet LAN data rate on latest personal computers.
Quite Small Processor Cache
At only 6 megabytes, the HP 800 G2 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other latest personal computers. Across all the medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the 800 G2 the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB.
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Only Four Processor Threads
The HP 800 G2 is a four processor thread desktop computer.
Across all the medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the 800 G2 the weights range from 38g to 23kg, and the average weight is 7kg. With a weight of 9.4 kilograms, the HP 800 G2 is one of the heavier new comparable spec personal computers amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
Only One 2.5" Bay
Most medium processor core computers that were released in the last year have between one and three 2.5" bays, including the HP 800 G2 which has one 2.5" bay.
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Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.2 gigahertz, the HP 800 G2 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the 800 G2.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 800 G2 has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the 800 G2.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 800 G2 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that came out around the same time as the 800 G2.
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HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar 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.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-6xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
565, I5-650, I5-6500
Processor Memory Voltage
1.35, 5, 1.3
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR4-SDRAM
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 530
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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 2.0 Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X8 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Micro Tower, Tower
Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel Built-In Visuals 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)
SSE, SSE4.2, AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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