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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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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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HP Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

Based on 322 owner and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its computers. HP also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores computers range.

Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The Pavilion 550 has a quite big hard drive capacity (2,000 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 550. Across all the medium processor cores computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Pavilion 550 the hard drive capacitys range from 1GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 920GB.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 550 the total storage capacitys range from 4GB to 3.6TB. The HP Pavilion 550 has a quite big total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the Pavilion 550.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 12 gigabytes, the Pavilion 550 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst desktop computers of this age. Across all the PCs of a similar age and type to the Pavilion 550 the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.7GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

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

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The HP Pavilion 550 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor cores computers that have been available for more than a year. This HP desktop computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most commonly supported placement supported supported by PCs of this type and age.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on PCs of a similar age and spec 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 that are a comparable age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memorys of similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550 range from 1GB to 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.3TB. The HP Pavilion 550 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memorys (only 1 gigabyte) amongst computers of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

PCs of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 550 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 HP Pavilion 550 has one of the slower memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of computers of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 550 range from 2GB to 770GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 64GB. The Pavilion 550 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage media on PCs that were released 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.

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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 medium processor cores computers that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Pavilion 550 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (only 1.024 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of computers of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 550 is 5.2GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The HP Pavilion 550 has a greater number of memory slots than most comparable spec computers that have been available for more than a year. The most commonly found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this HP computer. The memory slotss 2x DIMM are also found on this computer.

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Very Low System Bus Rate

The HP Pavilion 550 has one of the lower system bus rates (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. Medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 550 have system bus rates of between 5GT/s and 8GT/s, and the average system bus rate is 6.1GT/s.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The Pavilion 550 is a four processor threads personal computer. Most of the other computers of this spec and age have between four and seven processor threadss.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 32,768 megabytes, the Pavilion 550 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 550 is 2GB and the biggest is 790GB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 550

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 550 has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Pavilion 550.

If you are looking for a desktop computer with a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the HP Z240[plb_3252692_price] (3.3GHz) 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
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 Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
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 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 (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Networking
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
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Number of 3.5" Bays
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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Standard Manageability
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
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
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)
Maximum Internal Memory

Expert Reviews

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HP Z240
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4 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 3.2GHz 12GB 2TB HDD
£ 682.80
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32GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Two More USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys
42% Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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