HP 246 Notebook PC

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (84th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 16 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 28.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics1.11% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory2GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows however a minimum of 4GB is recommended for gaming or any other RAM intensive tasks such as photo/video editing. This system will also be a little more responsive with 4GB of RAM.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemHP 246 Notebook PC  (all builds)
MotherboardHewlett-Packard 21E8
Memory0.6 GB free of 2 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140417
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateDec 10 '17 at 15:03
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (84th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Pentium A1018
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
28.2% Poor
1-Core 56.9
2-Core 111
40% 83.9 Pts
4-Core 112
8-Core 114
15% 113 Pts
64-Core 110
7% 110 Pts
Poor: 19%
This bench: 28.2%
Great: 28%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics (G3 Pentium/Celeron 1.0/1.1 GHz)
HP(103C 21E8) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4653
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
1.11% Terrible
Lighting 4.8
Reflection 4.1
Parallax 4
1% 4.3 fps
MRender 6.3
Gravity 3
Splatting 7.2
1% 5.5 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.11%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HTS545025A7E680 250GB
204GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GGEOAH10 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
53.9% Above average
Read 96
Write 91.9
Mixed 92.4
70% 93.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.11
4K Mixed 0.15
54% 0.55 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 53.9%
Great: 54%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT325S6EFR8A-PB 1x2GB
1 of 2 slots used
2GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
32.5% Below average
MC Read 10.9
MC Write 10.1
MC Mixed 9.1
29% 10 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 9.9
27% 9.57 GB/s
Latency 56.1
71% 56.1 ns
Poor: 9%
This bench: 32.5%
Great: 32%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical 246 Notebook PC Builds (Compare 62 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: HP 246 Notebook PC

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 10% - Very poor Total price: $38
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