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11 Reasons For
HP Has Good Personal Computer Reviews
Medium processor core computers built by HP have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all computers (not just medium processor core computers) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.
Only Released Five Months Ago
HP only released the 550-170na five months ago.
12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
The HP 550-170na supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than most similar spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as it support an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.
A 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is actually the best supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst all recently released comparable spec PCs.
The worst supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst comparable types of computer is 11.2/12.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core computers that came out in the last year.
Very Big Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the 550-170na has one of the biggest hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the 550-170na range from 120GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 940GB.
We compared all the other 2TB hard drive capacity personal computers to this desktop computer and we think the 550-254na (£479.95), and the 550-270na (£679.95) both from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
The HP 550-170na has one of the bigger total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst computers of this age. The total storage capacity of new desktop computers range from 32GB to 3.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 810GB.
Alternative 2TB total storage capacity PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the 550-270na (£679.95), or the 550-254na (£479.95) both from HP which is cheaper.
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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The slowest maximum turbo frequency of similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the 550-170na is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 4.2GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the 550-170na has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many recently released medium processor core computers.
Eight Processor Threads
The 550-170na is a eight processor thread PC.
Supports Five Compatible Memory Cards
The number of compatible memory card supported by the HP 550-170na is more than most latest medium processor core computers. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by comparable spec computers that have been on the market for the last year. The compatible memory cards "MS PRO", "Memory Stick (MS)", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this desktop computer.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that were released in the last year.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the 550-170na have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the HP 550-170na which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
The HP 550-170na has a very slow memory clock speed supported by processor (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the 550-170na. Across all the medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the 550-170na the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,700MHz.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the 550-170na is more than most PCs that have been available for the last year. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this PC.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This PC supports a 10|100|1000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently supported Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as it.
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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core computers that have been on the market for the last year is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 40GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the HP 550-170na has one of the smallest maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
Only One PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Most medium processor core computers that were launched in the last year have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots, including the 550-170na which has one PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot.
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed
The average memory clock speed of new personal computers is 1,900MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the 550-170na has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
3 Other reasons to consider the HP 550-170na
Average Processor Clock Speed
The 550-170na has a relatively average processor clock speed (3.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the 550-170na.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the 550-170na has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for the last year.
HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many new medium processor core computers. 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.
We compared this personal computer to all the other HDD personal computers and we think the Lenovo E73 (£609.58) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If you want a desktop computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to look at the 400 G2 (£479.98) (SSD), or the 800 G2 (£729.97) (SSD) both from HP or the DELL 7040 (£634.80) (SSD).
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Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Voltage
1.3, 1.35, 5
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3L, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4, 1x1, 1x16
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 530
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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 10, Windows 10 Home
Operating System Architecture
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Audio Output Channel
Processor Special Features
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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)
SSE, SSE4.1, AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Manufacturer Part Numbers
hp p1k05, hp p1k05e, hp p1k05ea, hp p1k05eaa, hp p1k05eaab, hp p1k05eaabu