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HP 550-179na 4 Core Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 16GB 2TB HDD

4 Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 16GB Apr 2016
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HP Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core personal computers produced by HP have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all computers (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that HP also has good ratings across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on desktop computers that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.74 gigabytes, the 550-179na has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the 550-179na. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the 550-179na is 1GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 8.5GB.

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Only Released Eight Months Ago

This personal computer was released just eight months ago.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 500MHz and 1,400MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the 550-179na has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the 550-179na.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last year is 250GB and the biggest is 3TB. The 550-179na has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the 550-179na the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz. The 550-179na has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.4 gigahertz) amongst desktop computers of this age.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the 550-179na the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 730GB. The HP 550-179na has a quite big total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the 550-179na.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.9GB. When compared to other newly released medium processor core personal computers, the HP 550-179na's internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last year.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of latest comparable spec desktop computers is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4.2GHz. At 4 gigahertz, the HP 550-179na has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core personal computers.

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Two HDMI Port

Most of the other recently released medium processor core personal computers only have one HDMI port, however the HP 550-179na has two HDMI port.

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Eight Processor Threads

The 550-179na has more processor threads than most of the comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 550-179na. This personal computer is a eight processor thread computer compared to most of the newly released medium processor core personal computers which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 8 megabytes, the 550-179na has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that came out in the last 12 months. The smallest processor cache of comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as the 550-179na is 2MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.7MB.

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Supports Five Compatible Memory Cards

The 550-179na has a greater number of compatible memory card than most new medium processor core personal computers. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by PCs that were released in the last year. The compatible memory cards "MS PRO", "Memory Stick (MS)", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this PC.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the HP 550-179na is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the 550-179na.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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

The HP 550-179na is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other latest similar spec personal computers have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the 550-179na, the 550-179na's hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest. Medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the 550-179na have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 7,100 RPM.

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Only IEEE 802.11a WiFi Standard

This PC supports an IEEE 802.11a|IEEE 802.11ac|IEEE 802.11b|IEEE 802.11g|IEEE 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly supported WiFi standard on new medium processor core personal computers.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the HP 550-179na is more than most similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently 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 HP computer.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The 550-179na is a two USB 2.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for the last year have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The 550-179na has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age. The average maximum internal memory of new medium processor core personal computers is 42GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The 550-179na is a one PCI Express x1 slot desktop computer. Most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 550-179na have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The HP 550-179na has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type found on most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for the last year.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the worst internal memory type amongst all medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is the best internal memory type across comparable types of computer.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the 550-179na range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz. At only 1,600 megahertz, the 550-179na has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core personal computers.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP 550-179na

HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on computers that came out in the last 12 months. 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.

If the storage speed of this computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP 400 G2[plb_3768564_price] (SSD).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter VGA (D-Sub) Port
Graphics Adapter HDMI Port
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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 Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
OS Guard
Intel Insider
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)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Scalability
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 Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Height
Package Weight
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied

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Product Identifiers

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