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HP 550-251na

HP 550-251na 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Jan 2016
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

HP medium processor core personal computers have good ratings on average and across all personal computers HP is one of the superior brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the 550-251na that we have assessed, the 550-251na's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 64 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of similar spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the 550-251na range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Two Graphics Adapter DVI Ports

The 550-251na has more graphics adapter DVI ports than most of the new PCs. This computer is a two graphics adapter DVI port personal computer compared to most of the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the 550-251na which only have one graphics adapter DVI port.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

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

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Supports Five Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the 550-251na is more than most latest computers. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the 550-251na. The compatible memory cards "MS PRO", "Memory Stick (MS)", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this HP personal computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the HP 550-251na is more than most desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the 550-251na.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 950 megahertz, the 550-251na has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last year. Across all the similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 550-251na the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 500MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 2.7 gigahertz, the 550-251na has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other new similar spec computers. Computers that have been around for a similar time to the 550-251na have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.

Alternative 2.7GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available which you might also want to consider include the Acer Aspire X3-710[plb_3359054_price], or the DELL 3650[plb_3072486_price] which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the 400 G3[pl_3784762_price] (3.2GHz), the 400 G3[pl_3784834_price] (3.2GHz), or the 400 G3[pl_3785013_price] (3.2GHz) all from HP which is also cheaper.

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

The HP 550-251na is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer. Most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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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 frequently supported WiFi standard on similar spec desktop computers that have been around for the last year.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The 550-251na has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for the last year. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The 550-251na is a two USB 2.0 port computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the 550-251na have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the 550-251na the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 42GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the 550-251na has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst PCs of this age.

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Only One PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot

The 550-251na is a one PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last year have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the 550-251na have memory clock speeds of between 1,600MHz and 2,400MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the 550-251na has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other new desktop computers.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 3.3 gigahertz, the HP 550-251na has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the 550-251na. The average maximum turbo frequency of PCs that are a similar age to the 550-251na is 3.6GHz.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP 550-251na

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when HP released the 550-251na.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

The 550-251na has a relatively standard hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other computers that have been around for around the same time as the 550-251na.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1TB hard drive capacity PCs currently available including cheaper computers such as the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_2782875_price].

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP 550-251na has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that were launched in the last 12 months.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1TB total storage capacity PCs currently available including cheaper PCs such as the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_2782875_price].

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the 550-251na has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for the last year.

We compared this computer to all the other 8GB memory computers and we think cheaper desktop computers such as the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_2782875_price] is also worth considering.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for the last year. 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.

There are a number of alternative HDD PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_2782875_price], or the Alienware Steam Machine[plb_3359792_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage speed of this personal computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP ProDesk 400 G3 SFF[plb_3187993_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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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 Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter DVI Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Graphics Adapter HDMI Port
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
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
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
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Idle States
OS Guard
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D 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)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Height
Package Weight
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hp 8gb1, hp 8gb1t, hp t1j67, hp 8gb1tb, hp t1j67e, hp p238608, hp t1j67ea, hp p238608p, hp t1j67eaa, hp t1j67eaab, hp t1j67eaabu
Barcodes 00889899011836

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4 core Intel Core i5-6xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD
£ 523.20 £440.40
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HP 400 G3 MT vs HP 550-251na

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4 core Intel Core i5-6xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD
£ 526.80 £440.40
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Three PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
16GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
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Vastly Smaller Total Storage Capacity
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