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HP Pavilion 550 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 12GB 2TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 12GB Jun 2015
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its PCs

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on personal computers of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the Pavilion 550 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 550. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550 the hard drive capacity range from 1GB to 3TB.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the 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 personal computers of this spec and age is 840GB, and the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB.

If this PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL 8900 (2TB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 12 gigabytes, the 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 more than a year. The average internal memory of personal computers of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 550 is 8.3GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 similar spec personal computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Supports One Case Placement

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

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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 computers that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 were launched more than a year ago.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1 gigabyte, the Pavilion 550 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type. Across all the computers of this spec and age the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8.2TB.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec personal computers that have been available for more than a year is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,100 megahertz, the Pavilion 550 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

With a max internal memory supported processor of only 32 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 550 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other PCs of this type and age. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 550 is 2GB, the biggest is 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 65GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on PCs that came out more than a year ago. 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 too slow for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini (£595.00) (SSD).

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Very Small On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest on-board graphics adapter memory of desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year is 1.7GB and the biggest is 2.1TB. At only 1.7 gigabytes, the Pavilion 550 has a quite 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.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB. At only 1.024 gigabytes, the Pavilion 550 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion 550.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Pavilion 550 is more than most personal computers of this spec and age. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this HP personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this HP computer.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most computers of this spec and age have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Pavilion 550 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The system bus data transfer rates of personal computers of a similar type and age to the Pavilion 550 range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s. At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Pavilion 550 has a fairly low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 550.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 32,768 megabytes, the Pavilion 550 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 790GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 75GB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this personal computer was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 550 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 550.

If this HP desktop computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP Z240 (£644.40) (3.3GHz and higher rated).

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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
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 Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
HDMI Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
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
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
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
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter

Expert Reviews

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