On average HP medium processor core computers have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all personal computers produced by HP.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the Pavilion 550's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is one of the fastest amongst new medium processor core computers. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to the Pavilion 550 is 1,100MHz.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
The average internal memory of similar spec PCs that have been available for the last year is 8.1GB. The Pavilion 550 has a quite big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 550.
If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the HP 550-270na (£679.95) (12GB).
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that have been available for the last year.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to it.
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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The slowest maximum turbo frequency of recently released similar spec computers is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 4.2GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. The HP Pavilion 550 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (4 gigahertz) amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on new medium processor core computers.
Eight Processor Threads
The Pavilion 550 has more processor threads than most of the similar spec PCs that were launched in the last year. Most of the similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550 only have between four and seven processor threads, however this computer has eight processor threads.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
At 4,096 megabytes, the HP Pavilion 550 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that were launched in the last 12 months. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 550 is 510MB, the biggest is 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.
Supports Five Compatible Memory Cards
The HP Pavilion 550 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 550. The compatible memory cards "MS PRO", "Memory Stick (MS)", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this PC.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many new computers.
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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
The Pavilion 550 has a quite slow max memory bandwidth supported processor (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the Pavilion 550. Across all the new personal computers the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many recently released medium processor core computers.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
Most new comparable spec personal computers have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Pavilion 550 which has two USB 2.0 ports.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The Pavilion 550 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers that have been around for the last year. 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 computer.
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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This personal computer supports a 10|100|1000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly supported Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec computers that came out in the last 12 months.
Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate
With a system bus data transfer rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Pavilion 550 has one of the lower system bus data transfer rates amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The system bus data transfer rates of personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 550 range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s.
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 comparable spec personal computers of this age. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550 is 82GB.
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Released Twelve Months Ago
It was twelve months ago when HP released the Pavilion 550.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.2 gigahertz, the Pavilion 550 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were launched in the last 12 months.
If you are looking for a personal computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP Z240 (3.3GHz) which is also higher rated.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
The HP Pavilion 550 has a fairly standard hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion 550.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 550 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 550.
HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as 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 are looking for a computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to consider the 800 G2 SFF (SSD), or the 600 G2 Mini (SSD) both from HP.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
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
Windows 10, Windows 10 Home
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Micro Tower, Tower
Water Cooling System
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
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 Built-In Visuals Technology
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)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
AplicaciÃ³n AVerMedia,CyberLink Media Suite,CyberLink PowerBackup,Evernote,Foxit PhantomPDF,mysms,Skype,The Weather Channel,TripAdvisor,7-Zip
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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Manufacturer Part Numbers
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