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 calculated the average reviews for all HP desktop computers and also specifically for HP medium processor core computers and found that in both cases HP had good reviews.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core computers that are a similar age to it.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many personal computers that came out more than two years ago.
Three PCI Express X1 Slots
Most of the other personal computers of a similar type and age to the Pavilion 500 only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, however the Pavilion 500 has three PCI Express x1 slots.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar spec and age to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been around for more than two years.
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Supports Five Compatible Memory Cards
The number of compatible memory card supported by the Pavilion 500 is more than most medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 500. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MS PRO", "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 have been available for a comparable time to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This desktop computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on desktop computers that have been around for more than two years.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 500 is 1,200MHz. The HP Pavilion 500 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,100 megahertz) amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of computers of this age and spec is 1GB and the biggest is 6.2TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 gigabyte, the Pavilion 500 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst comparable spec PCs of this age.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core computers that are a comparable age 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 desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Zotac ZBOX CA320 nano (SSD and higher rated).
Very Small Hard Drive Capacity
Across all the personal computers that were released more than two years ago the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 500 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 500.
If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (£295.17) (1TB) which is also higher rated.
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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Personal computers of a similar age and type to the Pavilion 500 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 6.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2GB. At only 1,024 megabyte, the Pavilion 500 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other personal computers that were released more than two years ago.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The Pavilion 500 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.
Only One 3.5" Bay
Most medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 500 have between one and eight 3.5" bays, including the Pavilion 500 which has one 3.5" bay.
Only One 5.25" Bay
The HP Pavilion 500 is a one 5.25" bay PC.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
At only 1.024 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 500 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 500. Across all the comparable spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 500 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 1.8GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.5GB.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the Pavilion 500 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core computers of this age. PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB.
Only Four Processor Threads
The Pavilion 500 is a four processor thread computer. Most of the other computers of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 500 have between four and seven processor threads.
Only One PCI Express X16 Slot
Most similar spec computers that came out more than two years ago have between one and two PCI Express x16 slots, including the Pavilion 500 which has one PCI Express x16 slot.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The Pavilion 500 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3.4 gigahertz) amongst personal computers of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of desktop computers of this spec and age is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4.4GHz.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
HP released the Pavilion 500 over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.2 gigahertz, the Pavilion 500 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 500.
If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (3.3GHz).
Average Total Storage Capacity
The HP Pavilion 500 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 500.
If this desktop computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Apple Mac Pro (£2,289.06) (512GB).
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 500 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
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 Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce 705
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Micro Tower, Tower
Water Cooling System
Audio Output Channel
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection 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
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
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)
AVX, AVX 2.0
Intel Dual Display Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
10 - 80
Storage Temperature Range
-15 - 60
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Energy Star Certified
McAfee LiveSafe,HP SimplePass ,AccuWeather,App AVerMedia,CyberLink Media Suite,DTS Sound+,Evernote,mysms,Skype,7-Zip
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video