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HP Pavilion Mini 300
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HP Pavilion Mini 300 2 Core Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

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2 Intel Core I3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB Oct 2015
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15 Reasons For

HP Has Good Reviews for Its PCs

We calculated the average ratings for all HP personal computers and also specifically for HP few processor core computers and found that in both cases HP had good ratings.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of desktop computers of this spec and age is 3.1GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 16GB. When compared to other few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Pavilion Mini 300 that we have assessed the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of, the Pavilion Mini 300's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This personal computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many PCs of this type and age.

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

Most comparable spec computers that were released more than a year ago have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Pavilion Mini 300 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion Mini 300 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion Mini 300. The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion Mini 300 is 650GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 2TB.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other computers of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion Mini 300, the Pavilion Mini 300's total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest. The average total storage capacity of computers of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion Mini 300 is 540GB, and the total storage capacity range from 8GB to 3TB.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Pavilion Mini 300 has a newer internal memory type than most few processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This PC has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most comparable spec computers that were released one year ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all desktop computers of this age and type the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM and the best is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Supports Three Compatible Memory Cards

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

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Pavilion Mini 300 is a four USB 3.0 port personal computer. Most of the other few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Four Processor Threads

The Pavilion Mini 300 has more processor threads than most of the few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion Mini 300. Most of the few processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion Mini 300 only have between two and three processor threads, however this personal computer has four processor threads.

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Has One Memory Slot

The Pavilion Mini 300 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers of a similar age and type to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this PC.

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Very Shallow

The average depth of PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion Mini 300 is 270mm. At only 145 millimeters, the Pavilion Mini 300 is quite shallow compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion Mini 300.

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Very Light

At only 660 grams, the HP Pavilion Mini 300 is quite light compared to most of the other few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Pavilion Mini 300. Across all the few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion Mini 300 the weights range from 140g to 14kg, and the average weight is 4.3kg.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Similar spec computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion Mini 300 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 850 megahertz, the Pavilion Mini 300 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst computers of this age.

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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the Pavilion Mini 300 have max internal memory supported processors of between 4GB and 64GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Pavilion Mini 300 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion Mini 300.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many computers of this age and type. 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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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of similar spec computers that have been around for more than a year is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 7,000 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the HP Pavilion Mini 300 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion Mini 300.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of computers of a similar type and age to the Pavilion Mini 300 is 4GB and the biggest is 33GB. At only 16,384 megabytes, the Pavilion Mini 300 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Pavilion Mini 300.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion Mini 300

Released Over a Year Ago

This computer was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Pavilion Mini 300 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion Mini 300.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion Mini 300 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion Mini 300.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
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
Number of Processors Installed
Configurable TDP-Down
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts Quantity
Graphics Adapter HDMI Ports Quantity
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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
Chassis Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
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 HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
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® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Bundled Software
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

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12 August 2015

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

4 August 2015

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11 June 2015

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20 April 2015

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26 February 2015

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 300106, 300135, 300230, 300230n, 300106d, 300135n, 300135na, 300230ng, hp i35005, p4p97eaabd, hp i35005u, m9l21eaabu
Barcodes 00889296685265, 00889894349385, 00889894661371
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