HP 450-010 Slimline Review
The HP 450-010 is an entry level desktop with premium features that offers value for your money by handling your day to day activities like web surfing efficiently. The desktop features an Intel Core i3-4170, a 4th generation dual-core processor sporting a nice 3.7GHz clock speed, 4GB DDR3-type memory and a 1TB SATA hard drive working at 7200RPM spindle speed.
The device houses perfect and neat features that are ideal for light users and individuals interested in finding an affordable desktop for home entertainment, student works, internet browsing and general use.
Comparing it to the Dell Inspiron i3647-38512BKor the ASUS M32CD desktop, it might not be the most powerful PC on the market, but it does a good job of what it says. The HP 450-010 Desktop comes preinstalled with windows 10 that allows you to accomplish your tasks efficiently. The desktop measures 15.59 x 3.49 x 12.58 inches that makes it possible for you to comfortably duck it somewhere in the drawers. The HP desktop weighs 13.1 pounds thereby allowing you to move it anywhere around your home as the redesigned HP tower is reliable and slimmer compared to its predecessors.
The HP 450-010 comes with a number of ports to allow you to plug in your devices. On the front, it has two USB 2.0 Ports, and the back has a two USB 3.0 Ports and another two USB 2.0 Ports. There are also HDMI and VGA connectors allowing you to connect the desktop to two monitors simultaneously. The desktop comes with a 1000Mbps Ethernet LAN port (RJ-45) in the back panel for network connectivity and a built-in WiFi (b/g/n standard) card installed. There is also an Ultra slim tray super multi DVD burner that can be useful at times.
The HP 450-010 Slimline is powered by an Intel Core i3 4170 processor which is a 4th generation Haswell-Based chip capable of clocking 3.7GHz. The processor is capable of running the operating system and basic applications efficiently. The processor can as well run a number of games given that it comes with Intel 4400 graphics card. For better performance, then you have to add some extra bucks to get intel HD full integrated Graphics in the Dell Inspiron i3647-38512BK Desktop.
The processor has Intel’s Hyperthreading, therefore, you can run multithreaded applications without any lag in speed. It also comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM that is enough for multitasking and running other applications without compromising performance. If you are a heavy user, then there is room for you to upgrade the memory up to 16GB memory, thanks to the presence of two DIMM sockets. For storage, the HP offers a huge 1TB SATA hard drive working at 7200RPM spindle speed thereby allowing you to store all your documents, videos, music and games with little worries concerning space.
The desktop comes with Intel HD Graphics 4400 that has a shared video memory of up to 1792MB Total graphics memory enough for playing games and video editing. You’ll get high-performance audio and immersive sound when connected to external speaker or headphone with 5.1-channel audio support. Enhanced audio quality better ever by DTS Studio Sound provide crystal-clear sound.
The HP 450-010 Slimline desktop, used as a personal computer will serve a light or a home user just fine. If you are stuck in a budget and need a nice desktop that can’t go wrong( keep in mind the monitor is not included), then this is a very good option as there’s nothing such a simple desktop couldn’t do for a web surfer, student or perhaps small business user.
However, if you really need a fancy desktop capable of performing all the heavy tasks, then the Intel Core i5-powered Dell Inspiron 3000 Series i3847-4617BK is ideal because of its amazing computing power. Adding some more bucks, will get you the ASUS M32CD desktop that has more features with unmatched computing power.