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...
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We checked 265 expert and user reviews for HP personal computers and found that on average HP has good reviews. We also found that HP has good reviews specifically within its few processor core PCs range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on few processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the Pavilion 500 range from 200MHz to 800MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the Pavilion 500 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on few processor core PCs that came out around the same time as it.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The Pavilion 500 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst few processor core PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 500 range from 790MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The HP Pavilion 500 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.
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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
Few processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 500 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz. The Pavilion 500 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type.
Three PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
Most of the other few processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago only have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots, however the Pavilion 500 has three PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it.
DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
This PC has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
Four Processor Threads
Most personal computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 500 have between one and seven processor threads, including the Pavilion 500 which has four processor threads.
Supports Five Compatible Memory Cards
The number of compatible memory card supported by the Pavilion 500 is more than most similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by desktop computers of this spec and age. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MS PRO", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this HP computer.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on few processor core PCs that came out more than two years ago.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This PC supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on computers of this age and type.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when HP released the Pavilion 500.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 500 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 500.
If this desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus G20AJ (1TB) which also has a higher rating.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Pavilion 500 has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 500.
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Pavilion 500 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the Pavilion 500.
HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on few processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable 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.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, 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 4400
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Linux, Ubuntu Linux
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Micro Tower, Tower
Water Cooling System
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 AES New Instructions
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)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video