HP Pavilion 550S Desktop Review

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HP Pavilion 23" Full HD Desktop PC Bundle, Intel Core i3-4170 Dual-Core Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD, WIFI, HDMI, Keyboard, Mouse, Windows 10

The black HP Pavilion 550S is a budget desktop computer. It comes with a decent Intel Core i3-4170 Dual-Core 3.7GHz processor with 6GB DDR3 RAM and a spacius 1TB SATA hard drive to store your files. This computer comes with a 23 inch monitor. The system comes with a keyboard and mouse. This HP desktop would be great for school work or the family PC, this computer is well worth the affordable price of $488.

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HP Pavilion 23" Full HD Desktop PC Bundle, Intel Core i3-4170 Dual-Core Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD, WIFI, HDMI, Keyboard, Mouse, Windows 10. This HP PAVILION 550S 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 PAVILION 550S desktop computer allows you to multitask with 6GB DDR3 and a mid level processor Intel Core i3-4170 Dual-Core 3.7GHz.

Features of the Tower Genuine Windows 10 Home (64-bit) Intel Core i3-4170 Dual-Core Processor 3.7 GHz Quad-Core processor 6GB DDR3 memory, supports up to 16GB 1TB SATA hard drive has plenty of space to store your digital albums, music library and rich media files Enhanced viewing with the...Click Here To Read More & Get Latest Offers
System Features
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)
HP 23-Inch Full HD IPS LED Backlit Monitor with 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz, Non-Touch screen. No webcam built in. Aspect ratio: 16:9; Brightness: 250 cd/m²; Inputs: 1x VGA, 1x HDMI , 1x DVI-D; Viewing angle: 178/178 178 degrees; Static contrast ratio 1000:1; Dynamic contrast ratio: 8000000:1; Response time: 7 ms gray to gray (with overdrive); Tilt: -2 to +25 degrees; W x D x H (unpacked): 53.2 x 17.1 x 40.4 cm (20.9 x 6.7 x 15.9 in.
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), 2x USB 3.0, 1x Headphone Jack, 1x Microphone Jack; Rear Panel: 2x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, 2x HDMI, 1x RJ-45 LAN, 3x Audio; Expansion Slots & Bays: 1x PCI Express x1 slot, 1x PCI Express x16 slot; 1x M.2 slot, 2x 3.5" Drive Bays
Windows 10 Home 64 bit, HP usb keyboard and mouse included
Desktop System Specifications
ProcessorIntel Core i3-4170 Dual-Core 3.7GHz
RAM6GB DDR3
HDD1TB SATA
GraphicsIntel HD 530
OSGenuine Windows 10 Home 64-bit
USB Ports2.0 Ports (2) / 3.0 Ports (4)
LAN/Wireless802.11b/g/n
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great choice, November 27, 2017
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So far I love my computer. It has a beautiful display, large screen and I teach on it all day long, no problem!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It's processor is from 2013 and it only has 4g ..., September 15, 2017
This review is from: HP Pavilion 23" Full HD Desktop PC Bundle, Intel Core i3-4170 Dual-Core Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD, WIFI, HDMI, Keyboard, Mouse, Windows 10 (Personal Computers)
It's processor is from 2013 and it only has 4g of ram. Aspire TC TC-780-ACKi3 only costs 350$ and it has a 2017 processor (i3-7100) and 8g of ram and the ram is faster
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great machine for dual booting, September 16, 2017
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Great Machine for dual booting

Before I bought this box I asked if it had the new UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) chip set. For those who do not know what I am talking about you might want to look at the Wikipedia page and also see a video I made on UEFI and certain problems that it can present.

I noticed one review complaining about the amount of memory, but 4 Gigs of memory is quite ample for the average user. The information about the machine stipulated that it had 4 Gigs of RAM, so if you need more RAM or speed then this machine is not for you.

I bought this machine for my wife and I shrunk the main windows partition and loaded Linux Mint.
The machine does come equipped with UEFI
The Hard drive is formatted using the GUID Partition table (see the Wikipedia page)

There were no problems setting up grub and creating a great dual boot system. HP has a long history supporting the Open source community and this machine... Read more
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HP Pavilion 23" Full HD Desktop PC Bundle, Intel Core i3-4170 Dual-Core Processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVD, WIFI, HDMI, Keyboard, Mouse, Windows 10