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HP Pavilion 550
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HP Pavilion 550 4 Core AMD a 3.1GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 AMD a 3.1GHz 8GB Jul 2015
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HP PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 242 user and expert reviews for HP PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core personal computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers of this age and type.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of computers of this age and type is 930GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 1GB to 3TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 550 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released one year ago.

If you want a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the DELL 8900 (2TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Pavilion 550 is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Pavilion 550 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.

If this computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire XC-705 (£449.00) (10GB), or the HP 810-477na (£939.99) (12GB).

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Supports One Case Placement

The Pavilion 550 has a greater number of placements than most computers of this age and spec. This HP personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by computers of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 550.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on similar spec computers that were released more than a year ago.

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Narrow

With a width of only 165 millimeters, the HP Pavilion 550 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 550. The narrowest medium processor core desktop computer that has been around for more than a year is 33mm wide, the widest is 510mm, and the average width is 180mm.

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6 Reasons Against

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

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Pavilion 550 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on computers that have been available for around the same time as 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 computer is too slow for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini (SSD).

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Pavilion 550 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly 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 PC.

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 4 megabytes, the HP Pavilion 550 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other computers of this age and type. The processor caches of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550 range from 2MB to 10MB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

Most personal computers of this age and type have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, including the Pavilion 550 which has one PCI Express x1 slot.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The HP Pavilion 550 is a four processor thread computer.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the Pavilion 550.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.1 gigahertz, the Pavilion 550 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 550.

If this computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 Mini Tower (£599.10) (3.2GHz), or the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF (3.2GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 550 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 550.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Thread
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Operating Mode
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
LightScribe Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI 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
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
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
Numeric Keypad
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 550182, 550202, 550182n, 550202n, 550182na, 550202nl, n8x40eaabu
Barcodes 00889894329592, 00889894329608, 00889894986245

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HP Pavilion 550
4 core AMD A 3.1GHz 8GB 1TB HDD
£ 358.80
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Four USB 3.0 Ports
16GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
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4 core AMD A 3.1GHz 8GB 1TB HDD
£ 939.99
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