Medium processor core computers produced by HP have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all desktop computers (not just medium processor core computers) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
When compared to other computers of this type and age that we have checked, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini of 1,200 megahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 700MHz to 1,300MHz.
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 comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
Eight Processor Threads
The HP ProDesk 400 G1 Mini has more processor threads than most of the PCs of a similar type and age to the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini. This desktop computer is a eight processor thread desktop computer compared to most of the computers of this age and spec which only have between four and seven processor threads.
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Quite Big Processor Cache
Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for more than a year the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini is fairly light compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for more than a year. Medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini have weights of between 38g and 23kg.
The shallowest PC that was launched around the same time as the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini is 31mm deep and the deepest is 760mm. The HP ProDesk 400 G1 Mini is quite shallow (only 177 millimeters) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini.
At only 34 millimeters, the HP ProDesk 400 G1 Mini is fairly short compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec. The shortest computer of a similar age and type to the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini is 9.8mm high, the tallest is 560mm, and the average height is 290mm.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The ProDesk 400 G1 Mini is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC. Most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
At only 2.2 gigahertz, the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini. Comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 4GHz.
If you are looking for a personal computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP 800 G2 ($549.99) (2.5GHz).
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as 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 HP desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu W530 (SSD).
Very Small Internal Memory
Medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the HP ProDesk 400 G1 Mini has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
If this computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL 270 (6GB).
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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity
The hard drive capacity of PCs of this age and spec range from 1GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 860GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and type to the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The ProDesk 400 G1 Mini has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core computers that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The HP ProDesk 400 G1 Mini is a two USB 3.0 port personal computer.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 520GB. The ProDesk 400 G1 Mini has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.2 gigahertz, the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of PCs of this age and type is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4.4GHz.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This desktop computer has been on the market for over a year.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the HP ProDesk 400 G1 Mini has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the ProDesk 400 G1 Mini.
If this desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Chillblast Fusion Sword 2 (1TB).
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
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
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
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 Pro, Windows 8.1
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
Mini Tower, Tower
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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
Energy Star Certified
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video