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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 Jan 2016
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

HP is one of the better rated desktop computer brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and HP also has good reviews for its medium processor cores personal computers.

Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Pavilion 550 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memorys (4,096 gigabytes) amongst personal computers of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of personal computers of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 550 is 1.3TB, and the discrete graphics adapter memorys range from 1GB to 8.2TB.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores personal computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550 is 5.3GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1GB to 64GB. At 1.74 gigabytes, the Pavilion 550 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 550.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores personal computers that were released more than a year ago range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 810GB. The HP Pavilion 550 has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Pavilion 550 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age. The internal memorys of medium processor cores personal computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.6GB.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Asus M52AD (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 550 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacitys amongst similar spec PCs of this age. The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacitys of comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 550 range from 8GB to 2TB.

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Supports Five Compatible Memory Cardss

The number of compatible memory card supported by the HP Pavilion 550 is more than most computers of a similar spec and age to it. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards supported by desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 550. The compatible memory cardss "MS PRO", "Memory Stick (MS)", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this computer.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the computers of this age and spec the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB. At 4,096 megabytes, the HP Pavilion 550 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the Pavilion 550.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The HP Pavilion 550 has a greater number of placements than most desktop computers that were released around the same time as it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by comparable spec computers that have been available for more than a year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This personal computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor cores personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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16 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores personal computers that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 550 is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 1,100 megahertz, the Pavilion 550 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

PCs of this age and type have memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of between 10GB/s and 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 30GB/s. The Pavilion 550 has one of the slower memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 32 gigabytes, the Pavilion 550 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 550. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of PCs of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 550 is 64GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 770GB.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage media on computers of a comparable age and type 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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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

The memory clock speeds supported by processors of computers of a similar age and type to the Pavilion 550 range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz. With a memory clock speeds supported by processor of only 1,333 megahertz, the Pavilion 550 has one of the slower memory clock speeds supported by processors amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age.

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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 desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The HP Pavilion 550 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of a similar spec and age to it. 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 HP PC.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most PCs of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 550 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the HP Pavilion 550 which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only One DisplayPorts Quantity

The Pavilion 550 is a one displayPorts quantity personal computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the Pavilion 550 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 550. Medium processor cores personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 550 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 260GB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slots

Most personal computers that have been around for around the same time as 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

The HP Pavilion 550 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 6 megabytes) amongst PCs of this age. The processor caches of medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 550 range from 2MB to 10MB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other desktop computers of this spec and age, the memory clock speed of the Pavilion 550 of only 1,600 megahertz is one of the slowest. PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 550 have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 2,400MHz.

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Quite Low System Bus Rate

When compared to other PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550, the system bus rate of the Pavilion 550 of only 5 Gigatransfers per second is one of the lowest. Across all the medium processor cores personal computers that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 550 the system bus rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The Pavilion 550 is a four processor threads desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550 have between four and seven processor threadss.

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3 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 550

Released Over a Year Ago

HP released the Pavilion 550 over a year ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

The Pavilion 550 has a pretty average hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1TB hard drive capacity desktop computers currently available including the MSI Nightblade Z97 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a PC with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL 8900 (2TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 2.9 gigahertz, the Pavilion 550 has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the Pavilion 550.

If this PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP 400 (3GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Graphics Adapter VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter HDMI Ports Quantity
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 Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
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
Optional Operating System Supplied
Pre-Installed Software
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wake-On-LAN Ready
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start 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
Bundled Software
Mouse Included
Numeric Keypad
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Windows Keys
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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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