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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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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many PCs of this spec and age.

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Good Brand

Medium processor cores computers built by HP have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all personal computers (not just medium processor cores computers) and found that HP also has good reviews across its entire range.

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 computers that were launched more than a year ago. PCs of a comparable age and type to the Pavilion 550 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1GB and 64GB.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550 is 1GB and the biggest is 8.2TB. The Pavilion 550 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar time to the Pavilion 550 is 820GB. The HP Pavilion 550 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (1,128 gigabyte) amongst desktop computers of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1.1TB total storage capacity computers currently available including the MSI Nightblade Z97[plb_2788717_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

PCs of a similar type and age to the Pavilion 550 have hard drive capacitys of between 1GB and 3TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 550 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the Pavilion 550.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1TB hard drive capacity desktop computers currently available including the MSI Nightblade B85C[plb_2749742_price] which has better reviews.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

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

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Two Number of Storage Drives Installeds

Most of the other PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 550 only have one number of storage drives installed, however the HP Pavilion 550 has two number of storage drives installeds.

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

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year.

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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 medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550. The discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 550 range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The HP Pavilion 550 has a greater number of placements than most personal computers of this type and age. This PC supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 550.

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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 PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This personal computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is HDD+SSD, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable age and spec 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.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on PCs of this age and spec.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

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

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Pavilion 550 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity PC.

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The smallest solid-state drive capacity of medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 550 is 8GB and the biggest is 520GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 550 has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 550.

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Only One DisplayPorts Quantity

The Pavilion 550 is a one displayPorts quantity personal computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the Pavilion 550 have between one and three displayPorts quantitys.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the Pavilion 550 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers of this age and type. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 550 is 2GB and the biggest is 260GB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slots

Most medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Pavilion 550 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss, including the Pavilion 550 which has one PCI Express x1 slots.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the HP Pavilion 550 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released more than a year ago. PCs that were released one year ago have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.5MB.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The Pavilion 550 is a four processor threads personal computer.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 550

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the Pavilion 550.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 550 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.9 gigahertz, the Pavilion 550 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 550.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Supported
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drives Quantity
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
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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 (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
Mini PCI Express Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channels
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Package Width
Package Depth
Package Height
Package Weight
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Numeric Keypad
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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