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HP Pavilion 550
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HP Pavilion 550 4 Core AMD a 3.5GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

4 AMD a 3.5GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP is one of the superior personal computer brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and HP also has good ratings for its medium processor core personal computers.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of personal computers that are a similar age to the Pavilion 550 range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz. The Pavilion 550 has a quite fast processor clock speed (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 550.

If you would prefer a PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the 810-477na[pl_3402544_price] (3.6GHz), or the ProDesk 400 G1[pl_3068314_price] (3.6GHz) both from HP or the Lenovo H50-50[plb_3738189_price] (3.6GHz).

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of comparable spec personal computers that have been available for more than a year range from 1GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 930GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 550 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst desktop computers of this age.

If you would prefer a computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to look at the DELL 8900[plb_3251718_price] (2TB and higher rated).

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and spec.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many computers of a similar age and spec 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 you want a computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini[plb_3078512_price] (SSD).

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Very Small Internal Memory

Comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Pavilion 550 have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Pavilion 550 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4GB memory desktop computers currently available including the HP 800 G1[plb_2777604_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a personal computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the DELL 270[plb_3068921_price] (6GB).

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Pavilion 550 is more than most desktop computers of this type and age. The most commonly 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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Very Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of personal computers of a similar age and type to the Pavilion 550 is 6.6MB. At only 4 megabytes, the Pavilion 550 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The HP Pavilion 550 is a one PCI Express x1 slot desktop computer.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 550 have between four and seven processor threads, including the Pavilion 550 which has four processor threads.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP Pavilion 550

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 550 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal 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 Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
BD Interface Type
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
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
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Performance
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 550005, 550005n, hp n8y46, 550005nb, hp 550105, hp n8y46e, hp n8y46ea, m6x79eauug, hp 550105n, hp 550105nb
Barcodes 00725184121753, 00889894298171, 00889894995834

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