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HP Pavilion 500
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HP Pavilion 500 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.4GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.4GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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With convenient expandability options, the HP Pavilion 500 is the versatile PC that grows as your needs do. With a sharp, modern design, it fits seamlessly anywhere you put it. Top that off with... More
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP is one of the better rated desktop computer brands according to average expert and user reviews, and HP also has good ratings for its few processor core computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The HP Pavilion 500 has one of the bigger on-board graphics adapter memory capacities (1.7 gigabytes) amongst few processor core computers of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter memory of few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Pavilion 500 is 0.89GB, and the on-board graphics adapter memory capacities range from 0.12GB to 1.8GB.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on desktop computers of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 500 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst few processor core computers of this age. The average hard drive capacity of personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 500 is 600GB.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 500 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of this type and age. The total storage capacity of few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago range from 4GB to 2TB.

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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 few processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many few processor core computers that have been around for more than two years.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The Pavilion 500 has more PCI Express x1 slots than most of the computers of this age and type. Most of the similar spec computers that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 500 only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, however this PC has three PCI Express x1 slots.

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Quite Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The on-board graphics adapter memory of desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 500 range from 120MB to 1.8GB. With an on-board graphics adapter memory of 1,700 megabyte, the Pavilion 500 has one of the bigger on-board graphics adapter memory amongst computers of this age.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Pavilion 500 is more than most few processor core computers that have been on the market for more than two years. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by few processor core computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Pavilion 500 is more than most comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 500.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and spec.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 500 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 4.1TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.3TB. The Pavilion 500 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (only 1 gigabyte) amongst personal computers of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on few processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to it. 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 HP desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Shuttle DSA2LS[plb_2420911_price] (Flash).

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Only Supports Five Compatible Memory Cards

The HP Pavilion 500 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most similar spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it. This HP personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by PCs of this spec and age. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MS PRO", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this personal computer.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

Most computers of this age and type have between one and five 3.5" bays, including the Pavilion 500 which has one 3.5" bay.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 500

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when HP released the Pavilion 500.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP Pavilion 500 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (3.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 500.

PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the ThinkCentre E73[pl_2854413_price] (3.5GHz), or the ThinkCentre M73 SFF[pl_2866212_price] (3.5GHz) both from Lenovo or the DELL OptiPlex 3020[plb_2837780_price] (3.5GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Pavilion 500 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 500.

Personal computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the DELL OptiPlex 3020[plb_2837780_price] (8GB).

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
Processor That Supports ECC
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
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
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
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Idle States
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
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 500212, i34gb1, 500212l, i34gb1t, 500212la, i34gb1tb, hp j4w74, hp j4w74a, k5g66aaaba, hp j4w74aa, hp j4w74aaa, hp j4w74aaab, hp j4w74aaaba
Barcodes 00888182342862, 00888182941881, 00888793556672

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