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HP Pavilion 550 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB Nov 2015
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HP Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

HP medium processor core personal computers have good ratings on average and across all PCs HP is one of the better rated brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Comparable spec computers that have been available for more than a year have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 640MHz and 1,300MHz. The HP Pavilion 550 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of computers that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 550 is 1.8TB. The Pavilion 550 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (4,096 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 550 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 550 the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 840GB.

There are a number of alternative 1TB total storage capacity computers currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the DELL PowerEdge T20[plb_2747980_price].

If you want a personal computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Asus G20AJ[plb_2976890_price] (1TB).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

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

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of PCs of this type and age is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the Pavilion 550 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 550.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on personal computers of a similar spec and age to it.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Pavilion 550 is a eight processor thread computer.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the Pavilion 550 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The smallest processor cache of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 550 is 2MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 550 have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the HP Pavilion 550 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Supports Five Compatible Memory Cards

The Pavilion 550 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the Pavilion 550. The compatible memory cards "MS PRO", "Memory Stick (MS)", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this computer.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Pavilion 550 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst similar spec computers of this age. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the Pavilion 550 is more than most comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

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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 commonly found optical drive type on desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of personal computers that are a similar age to the Pavilion 550 is 10GB/s, the fastest is 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 30GB/s. The Pavilion 550 has a very slow max memory bandwidth supported processor (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 550.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Across all the computers of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 550 the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 65GB. With a max internal memory supported processor of only 32 gigabytes, the Pavilion 550 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion 550.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time 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 too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini[plb_3078512_price] (SSD).

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Pavilion 550 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers of this spec and age. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Pavilion 550 is a two USB 2.0 port PC.

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Only One DisplayPort

The HP Pavilion 550 is a one DisplayPort computer. Most of the other computers that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 550 have between one and three DisplayPorts.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB. The HP Pavilion 550 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year is 1,800MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz. At only 1,600 megahertz, the Pavilion 550 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550.

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Quite Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

Computers of this spec and age have system bus data transfer rates of between 5GT/s and 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 6GT/s. The system bus data transfer rate of the Pavilion 550 of only 5 Gigatransfers per second is one of the lowest amongst personal computers of this spec and age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago is 75GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 790GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 32,768 megabytes, the Pavilion 550 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 550.

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4 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 550

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Pavilion 550 has a relatively average processor clock speed 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 are looking for a desktop computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the P310[pl_3192626_price] (3.3GHz), or the ThinkCentre M73 SFF[pl_3154175_price] (3.3GHz) both from Lenovo or the HP Z240[plb_3195859_price] (3.3GHz).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 550 has a pretty average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 550.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1TB hard drive capacity computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL PowerEdge T20[plb_2747980_price].

If this personal computer hard drive capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL 8900[plb_3251718_price] (2TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 550 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age.

Computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_3121374_price] (10GB), or the HP 810-477na[plb_3402544_price] (12GB).

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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 Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter DVI Port
Graphics Adapter HDMI Port
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
Pre-Installed Software
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
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
Password Protection
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 Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start 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
Intel TSX-NI
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 Trusted Execution 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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Height
Package Weight
Mouse Weight
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 550011, 550004, 550019, 550117, 550160, 550013, 550117n, 550160n, 550013n, 550011n, 550004n, 550019n, hp p4q85, 550013nl, 550011ns, 550004nt, 550019nb, 550117nl, 550160nz, hp p4q85e, hp i74790, m9j70eauug, hp p4q85ea, m6y57eaabh, p1h96eaabz, hp i74790s, n8y08eauuz, m9j19eaabz, m9k15eaabe, hp p4q85eaa
Barcodes 00725184024955, 00725184121821, 00889894030672, 00889894036797, 00889894049490, 00889894049506, 00889894349439, 00889894429698

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4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD
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4 core Intel Xeon E5 v3 3.5GHz 16GB 500GB HDD
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4 core Intel Core i7-4xxx 3.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD
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Bigger Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
96% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
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Nine USB 2.0 Ports
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