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HP Pavilion Mini 300-030nd

HP Pavilion Mini 300-030nd
alaScore 92

266 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 266 reviews of HP Pavilion Mini 300-030nd. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The price and size also get good reviews.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the HP Pavilion Mini 300-030nd is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP Pavilion Mini 300-030nd

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of HP Pavilion Mini 300-030nd from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and design. The price and usability are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP 300-020na Pavilion Mini Desktop (Intel Pentium 1.7 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Memory, Windows 8.1)HP 300-020na Pavilion Mini Desktop (Intel Pentium 1.7 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Memory, Windows 8.1)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP Pavilion Mini 300-030nd

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of HP Pavilion Mini 300-030nd from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The price and size also get good feedback.

usability, size, price, design, reliability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP Pavilion K5G62AA#ABA Desktop (White)HP Pavilion K5G62AA#ABA Desktop (White)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

HP Pavilion 300-020 Mini review

 

Small form-factor desktop PCs enjoyed their greatest popularity several years ago. It was the era of the media center computer, when tech-savvy home-theater enthusiasts would hook tiny computers up to TVs to stream video or record over-the-air...

The HP Pavilion Mini costs less than other small desktops, offers options for the CPU and hard drive, and allows for user upgrades later on. A wireless keyboard and mouse are included.

Even the top-end hardware configuration is slow, and there are no options for SSD hard drives or faster Wi-Fi.

Smaller and less expensive than a Mac Mini, the HP Pavilion Mini focuses on big storage over fast performance.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

HP Pavilion Mini

 

The HP Pavilion Mini is a competent small-form-factor desktop PC with basic features and 1TB of local storage. It's a good choice if you want more than just a media streamer in your den.

Compact size. Comes with wireless keyboard and mouse.

External power brick. No 5GHz Wi-Fi. Only a 5,400rpm hard drive.

The HP Pavilion Mini is a competent choice if you're looking for a basic SFF PC. It gets the job done, with a minimum of fuss. It can give you the full features of a PC in your living room, including running Windows programs, online services, and...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Housen Maratouk (computershopper.com)

HP Pavilion Mini Review and Ratings

 

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 functionality comes at a price.

Tiny size ; Plenty of storage ; Looks good ; Runs quietly

Only fair performance ; Limited upgradeability ; A nano receiver for the keyboard and mouse would have been nice

If you want to do some serious multimedia content creation or hardcore gaming, you'll need more horsepower than the HP Pavilion Mini can provide. Contrarily, if all you want to do is stream content to a TV, cheaper options are available. But if you're...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Andrew Cunningham (arstechnica.com)

Cheap, functional, upgradeable: HP’s Stream and Pavilion Mini desktops reviewed

 

These inexpensive Windows desktops have a surprising amount to offer.

Cheap and small ; Good port selection for the size—the SD card slot is a handy addition not available on the NUC, and we appreciate the full-size HDMI port ; Incredibly easy to open and upgrade the RAM, SSD, and Wi-Fi card ; Haswell U processors and...

Shipping memory configuration hurts memory and graphics performance ; 32GB Stream Mini comes with very little usable disk space out of the box, a good chunk of which is dedicated to a recovery partition

Still, you can get more out of these desktops. In the next section, we'll show you how to get the most out of both. As it turns out, each is dead simple to open and upgrade.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Ben Stinson (techradar.com)

HP Pavilion Mini review

 

Is this the Windows-toting answer to a Mac Mini?

Nice design ; Small footprint ; Plenty of connectivity ; Ample performance

Limited upgrade potential ; Too much bloatware

This mini desktop won't tear through intensive tasks, but for the price, the specs packed into this stylish package make it an attractive option.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Passingham (expertreviews.co.uk)

HP Pavilion Mini review

 

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

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Aatif Sulleyman (trustedreviews.com)

HP Pavilion Mini

 

Desktop PCs are shrinking in size, and HP's Pavilion Mini shows off just how far the once-hefty home computer has come. While not as compact as a PC stick, the Pavilion is a small, stylish box that takes up barely any of your precious desk space.

Attractive, compact design ; Generous selection of ports ; Upgradeable to Windows 10

Poor performance ; Overpriced ; Cables not included

Sadly, the HP Pavilion mini desktop isn’t as slick as it looks.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

HP Pavilion Mini Desktop

 

Hands-on: A smart little mini desktop for your living room

In truth that's all the there is to it, here. The Mini Desktop line isn't complicated or flashy, but I can see it winning many fans. It does the basics well and looks good doing it. It would make a great living room PC, perhaps running a Plex client,...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

HP Pavilion Mini review: Tiny desktop packs big storage

 

Small form-factor desktop PCs enjoyed their greatest popularity several years ago. It was the era of the media center computer, when tech-savvy home-theater enthusiasts would hook tiny computers up to TVs to stream video or record over-the-air...

The HP Pavilion Mini costs less than other small desktops, offers options for the CPU and hard drive, and allows for user upgrades later on. A wireless keyboard and mouse are included

Even the top-end hardware configuration is slow, and there are no options for SSD hard drives or faster Wi-Fi

Smaller and less expensive than a Mac Mini, the HP Pavilion Mini focuses on big storage over fast performance.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

HP Pavilion Mini 300-030na review

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Looking very similar to Apple's Mac mini, the HP Pavilion Mini 300-030na is a tiny PC that stands out from the crowd. It's small enough to fit on your desk, but it doesn't come with a screen, keyboard or mouse. We tested this PC to see how it measures...

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Chassis type:Desktop
Color of product:Silver / Silver, White / White
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:45

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x DIMM / 2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Non-operating altitude:0 - 180000
Operating altitude:0 - 78740.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):15 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:15 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:CyberLink Media Suite; CyberLink PowerBackup; Evernote; Foxit PhantomPDF; Netflix; Skype; 7-Zip
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:5.87
Package height:8.07
Package weight:4.92
Package width:19.4

Performance

Audio output channels:2.1
Audio system:DTS Sound+
Password protection:Y
Product type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:2
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4

Power

Power supply:45

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:4x1, 1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:3558U / i3-4025U
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel Pentium Dual-Core
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:3558U / i3-4025U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 3000 series for Mobile / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:D0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:78945 / 81019
Processor code:R1EQ / SR1E8
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards: / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.67 / 5.71
Height:2.05 / 2.13
Package depth:5.87
Package height:8.07
Package weight:4.92
Package width:19.4
Weight:22.2 / 23.3
Width:5.67 / 5.71