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HP Pavilion 550 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Pavilion 550 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 550. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 550 is 0.5GB, the biggest is 4.1TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 260GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for the last year.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The Pavilion 550 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of similar spec desktop computers that came out in the last 12 months is 810GB.

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Supports Five Compatible Memory Cards

The HP Pavilion 550 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by computers that were released in the last 12 months. The compatible memory cards "MS PRO", "Memory Stick (MS)", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this PC.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Pavilion 550 is more than most similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as it. This PC supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by computers that have been on the market for the last year.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for the last year.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The max memory bandwidth supported processor of new computers range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s. With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the HP Pavilion 550 has a fairly slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other new medium processor core personal computers.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The max internal memory supported processors of comparable spec computers that were released in the last 12 months range from 2GB to 1.6TB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 100GB. The Pavilion 550 has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors (only 32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The Pavilion 550 supports a better on-board graphics adapter DirectX version than most medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months. This computer supports an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, whereas most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version. Across all medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last year the worst on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is 11.2/12 and the best is 12.

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Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The Pavilion 550 supports a better on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version than most PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This HP desktop computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, whereas most recently released similar spec PCs support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version. The best on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version of all recently released medium processor core personal computers is 4.4 and the worst is 4.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Pavilion 550 has a greater number of memory slots than most new medium processor core personal computers. 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 HP computer.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Pavilion 550 has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type found on most new medium processor core personal computers.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the worst internal memory type across all medium processor core personal computers that have been around for the last year.

Across comparable types of PC the best internal memory type is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The Pavilion 550 has a quite low system bus data transfer rate (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550. The average system bus data transfer rate of comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 550 is 7.4GT/s.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 550

Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 550 has a fairly typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 550.

If this medium processor core desktop computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Alienware X51 R3[plb_3023475_price] (2TB), or the HP 550-170na[plb_3747342_price] (2TB).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 550 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released in the last 12 months.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Pavilion 550 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that were released in the last 12 months.

If this desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP 440 MT[plb_3667234_price] (16GB).

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers that are a similar 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 also want to consider the HP 400 G2[plb_3768564_price] (SSD).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The HP Pavilion 550 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (2.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months.

If this computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Precision T3610[plb_3364974_price] (3GHz), or the HP 400 G2.5[plb_3288096_price] (3GHz).

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Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
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
HDMI Port
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
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
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

Expert Reviews

8 July 2015

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 550021, 550017, 550140, 550005, 550009, 550117, 550112, 550020, 550127, 550117n, hp 7200, 550112n, 550020n, 550127n, 550021n, 550017n, 550140n, 550005n, 550009n, 550127nb, 550009nl, 550021ns, 550017nb, 550017nl, 550140nz, 550005ns, 550009no, 550117ng, hp l6w58, hp 7200r
Barcodes 00725184121890, 00889894019127, 00889894030719, 00889894030726, 00889894037176, 00889894042767, 00889894074478, 00889894217028, 00889894298072, 00889894349415, 00889894349422, 00889894429674, 00889894666567

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Alienware X51 R3 vs HP Pavilion 550

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4 core Intel Core i7-6xxx 4GHz 8GB 2TB HDD
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4 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD
£ 1,068.65
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Narrower
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Bigger Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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Moderately Smaller Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

DELL 8900 vs HP Pavilion 550

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DELL 8900
4 core Intel Core i7-6xxx 4GHz 16GB 2TB HDD+SSD
HP Pavilion 550
4 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD
£ 1,049.00
Vastly Newer Intel TSX-NI Version
48GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
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Bigger Hard Drive Capacity
One Thousand and Twenty-Three Times Smaller Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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HP 550-170na vs HP Pavilion 550

HP 550-170na vs HP Pavilion 550
HP 550-170na
4 core Intel Core i7-6xxx 3.4GHz 8GB 2TB HDD
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4 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD
£ 619.97
Vastly Newer Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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