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HP Pavilion Mini 300 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

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2 Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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Big Power. Primed for productivity with Windows 8.1, the latest Intel processor, plenty of hard drive storage, and dual monitor support. Stylish Small Package. This tiny PC really stands out. It's... More
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

HP is one of the better rated personal computer brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and HP also has good ratings for its few processor core personal computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Pavilion Mini 300 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on few processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Pavilion Mini 300 has a newer internal memory type than most similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to it. This personal computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most PCs of a comparable age and spec to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The best internal memory type of all similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion Mini 300 is DDR4-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Supports Three Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Pavilion Mini 300 is more than most few processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by few processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion Mini 300. The compatible memory cards "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this desktop computer.

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Very Short

With a height of only 52 millimeters, the HP Pavilion Mini 300 is quite short compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion Mini 300. The average height of similar spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion Mini 300 is 190mm.

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Very Shallow

Across all the computers of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion Mini 300 the depths range from 33mm to 1,100mm, and the average depth is 280mm. With a depth of only 144 millimeters, the Pavilion Mini 300 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Pavilion Mini 300.

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Light

When compared to other computers of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion Mini 300 that we have checked, the Pavilion Mini 300's weight of only 630 grams is one of the lightest. Few processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion Mini 300 have weights of between 140g and 16kg, and the average weight is 4.7kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The average max internal memory supported processor of computers that were launched more than a year ago is 27GB, and the max internal memory supported processors range from 4GB to 64GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Pavilion Mini 300 has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion Mini 300.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 100MHz and the fastest is 740MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the HP Pavilion Mini 300 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion Mini 300.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion Mini 300 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Pavilion Mini 300 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Pavilion Mini 300 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year. The slowest processor clock speed of desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion Mini 300 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz.

There are a number of other 1.7GHz processor clock speed computers currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Asus Chromebox.

If this desktop computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Zoostorm Intel Celeron 1037U Mini Tower (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most few processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago have between two and three processor threads, including the Pavilion Mini 300 which has two processor threads.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of personal computers of this spec and age is 2.8MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Pavilion Mini 300 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion Mini 300.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion Mini 300

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this HP PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Pavilion Mini 300 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age.

If this desktop computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus GR6 (1TB).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Pavilion Mini 300 has a relatively standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

If you want a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion Mini 300 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Pavilion Mini 300.

If this few processor core computer internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus M32AD (6GB).

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal 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.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Tjunction
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Height
Package Weight
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Form Factor
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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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

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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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