HP HP Pavilion 550 Desktop Review

HP Pavilion 500 550 High Performance Flagship Premium Desktop Computer with 23 Inch 1080P Monitor (Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Wifi, DVD, Windows 10) (Certified Refurbished)

The silver/black HP HP Pavilion 550 is a mid-level desktop computer. It comes with a decent Intel Core i3-4170 Dual-Core 3.7GHz processor with 12GB DDR3 PC3-12800 RAM and a spacius 1TB SATA 7200RPM hard drive to store your files. This computer comes with a 23 inch monitor. This HP desktop would be great for low end gaming or the family computer, well worth the price of $519.

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HP Pavilion 500 550 High Performance Flagship Premium Desktop Computer with 23 Inch 1080P Monitor Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Wifi, DVD, Windows 10 Certified Refurbished. This HP HP PAVILION 550 desktop is a mid level computer that is great for your every day home computer needs including watching movies online such as Netflix, visiting social media networks like Facebook and be able to communicate with friends and family online through programs such as Skype and much more! Store your important documents with ease using this desktops spacious 1024GB hard drive storage. Whether you need to write your term paper, catch up on work or create the family budget, this HP HP PAVILION 550 desktop computer allows you to multitask with 12GB DDR3 PC3-12800 and a mid level processor Intel Core i3-4170 Dual-Core 3.7GHz.

Key Features: Get reliable performance from the Intel Core i3-4170 Dual-Core Processor 3.7 GHz Quad-Core processor 6GB DDR3 memory - For multitasking power, supports up to 16GB 1TB SATA hard drive has plenty of space to store your digital albums, music library and rich media files USB 3.0 has...Click Here To Read More & Get Latest Offers
System Features
This Certified Refurbished product is tested and certified to look and work like new. The refurbishing process includes functionality testing, basic cleaning, inspection, and repackaging. The product ships with all relevant accessories, a minimum 90-day warranty, and may arrive in a generic box. Only select sellers who maintain a high performance bar may offer Certified Refurbished products on Amazon.com
Processor: Intel Core i3-4170 Dual-Core Processor 3.7 GHz 3MB Cache, 6GB DDR3 RAM (2 slots, expandable to 16GB), 1TB SATA Hard Drive (7200rpm)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 530 with up to 6226MB Total Available Graphics Memory; Optical Drive: Ultra Slim Tray SuperMulti DVD?àRW; Network: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet; Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth: Yes, 4.0
Front Panel: Multimedia Card Reader: (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MS, MS Pro) (2) USB 3.0 (1) Headphone Jack (1) Microphone Jack Rear Panel: (2) USB 3.0 (2) USB 2.0 (2) HDMI (1) RJ-45 LAN (3) Audio Expansion Slots & Bays: (1) PCI Express x1 slot (1) PCI Express x16 slot (1) M.2 slot (2) 3.5" Drive Bays Windows 10 Home 64Bit
Windows 10 Home 64 bit, Activation code is on the tower
Desktop System Specifications
ProcessorIntel Core i3-4170 Dual-Core 3.7GHz
RAM12GB DDR3 PC3-12800
HDD1TB SATA 7200RPM
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 530 with up to 6226MB total available graphics memory
OSWindows 10 Home 64-Bit
Optical DriveUltra Slim Tray SuperMulti DVD±RW
USB Ports2.0 Ports (2) / 3.0 Ports (4)
LAN/Wireless10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet + 802.11 b/g/n + Bluetooth 4
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Average Customer Review

28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great For Price!!, November 4, 2016
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This is a great computer and monitor at a great price. The set up was fast and easy, but I did find we needed to NOT use the quick install for the operating system. We did read each step of the install, and changed anything that was set to automatically send information to microsoft. Other than that, this computer is great, it runs great, and the display is great. It runs well, and is very quiet while running. The large screen is much easier to see than any laptop we have had. The tower is a full sized tower and sits on the floor. With just the monitor, keyboard and mouse on the desk, it leaves a lot of needed space available. Once the computer was set up, it ran everything we needed it to run, with the programs that were already installed. We are still fine tuning and tweeking it, but that is just due to personal preference. This is truly an awesome computer and I will be purchasing another one.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent choice, November 17, 2016
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This review is from: HP Pavilion 500 550 High Performance Flagship Premium Desktop Computer with 23 Inch 1080P Monitor (Intel Core i3-4170 3.7GHz, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, Wifi, DVD, Windows 10) (Certified Refurbished) (Personal Computers)
I purchased this desktop because I liked the HP Pavilion series with great design. I was first concerned because it was a refurb and had no original packaging. Turns out it is good as new and one more nice thing is that it comes with a very good monitor. It is easy to set up right out of the box, I had it set up and running in about 30 mins. Good building quality and well designed with ports like USB at front. Only have had this a few days, but so far am very happy and very impressed with the performance. Quiet and looks fantastic.

I'm not a gamer, I was looking for something that would be reliable and would run problem free for many years to come. This one really fits my purpose. It is great for everyday use with a excellent price.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Great value, poor packaging (broken monitor), and incorrect power supply spec, May 6, 2017
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Great value, but as others have pointed out, box was not well packed at all. Everything was loosely wrapped in bubble wrap, with monitor lying flat on top of all the other pieces. The box was most certainly not always upwright, which likely explains why the monitor came broken. We are in the process of getting it replaced now. Hoping that goes well. One other important note.. The specs say it has a 300W power supply, which was very important to us because we plan to put a video card in it requiring that exact power. When I opened up the machine, however, it was NOT a 300W supply!! I believe it was 180W or around there. So.. I now had to spend another $50 to get what I need and hope it installs without issue. In fact, the posting for this product is just plain broken. At the moment the product specs and product details dont match at all. It says 6GB ram in details (which is correct) and 12gb in specs. The processor details vary too. Very dissapointed in this purchase now as... Read more
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