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HP Pavilion 550 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1.1TB HDD+SSD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB Sep 2015
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its PCs

HP is one of the better rated PC manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of personal computers that have been available for more than a year is 1GB and the biggest is 8.2TB. At 4,096 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 550 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 550.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 1.74 gigabytes, the Pavilion 550 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Pavilion 550. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of computers that were released one year ago is 1GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 4.3GB.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of PCs of a similar type and age to the Pavilion 550 is 1GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 930GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 550 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 550.

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

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,128 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 550 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 550 is 840GB.

We compared all the other 1.1TB total storage capacity computers to this computer and we think the MSI Nightblade Z97 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of PCs of this spec and age is 8.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 550 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 550.

If this personal 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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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Two Storage Drives Installed

The Pavilion 550 is a two storage drive installed personal computer. Most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 550 only have one storage drive installed.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The HP Pavilion 550 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 550 range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB.

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Supports One Case Placement

The HP Pavilion 550 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by personal computers of this age and spec.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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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 personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Narrow

The widths of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 550 range from 33mm to 510mm, and the average width is 180mm. At only 165 millimeters, the HP Pavilion 550 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 550.

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

Most medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 550 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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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than a year ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 640MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The HP Pavilion 550 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the Pavilion 550.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD+SSD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year. 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.

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Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With an on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.7 gigabytes, the Pavilion 550 has a fairly small on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 550. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 550 the on-board graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1.7GB to 2.1TB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 160GB.

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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 frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this HP desktop computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 550 has a quite small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the Pavilion 550. Similar spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 550 have solid-state drive capacities of between 8GB and 1TB.

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Only One DisplayPort

The Pavilion 550 is a one DisplayPort desktop computer. Most of the other PCs that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 550 have between one and three DisplayPorts.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

Most medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 550 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, including the HP Pavilion 550 which has one PCI Express x1 slot.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the computers of a similar type and age to the Pavilion 550 the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. The Pavilion 550 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 6 megabytes) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Pavilion 550 is a four processor thread desktop computer. Most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 550 have between four and seven processor threads.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 550

Released Over a Year Ago

HP released the Pavilion 550 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.9 gigahertz, the Pavilion 550 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP 400 (£359.99) (3GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Processor
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
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
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 Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
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
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
OS Guard
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
Processor Code
Scalability
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
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Height
Package Weight
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Numeric Keypad
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter

Expert Reviews

8 July 2015

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 550144, 550115, 550115n, 550144n, 550144nz, hp p1h91, 550115ng, hp 550115, hp p1h91e, hp p1h91ea, p1h91eaabd, hp 550115n, hp 550115ng
Barcodes 00889894343604, 00889894538581

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