With convenient expandability options, the HP Pavilion 500 is the versatile PC that grows as your needs do. With a sharp, modern design, it fits seamlessly anywhere you put it. Top that off with...
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We checked 257 expert and owner reviews for HP PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its few processor core PCs range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on PCs of this type and age.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the Pavilion 500 is 1,100MHz. The Pavilion 500 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst similar spec PCs of this age.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most few processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion 500 have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Pavilion 500 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.5 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 500 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Pavilion 500 is 1GHz, the fastest is 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
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Three PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slots
The Pavilion 500 has more PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots than most of the few processor core PCs that are a similar age to the Pavilion 500. This desktop computer is a three PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slot desktop computer compared to most of the PCs of this age and type which only have between one and two PCI Express x1 (Gen 2.x) slots.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as it.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The Pavilion 500 is a four USB 3.0 port desktop computer.
Supports Five Compatible Memory Cards
The number of compatible memory card supported by the Pavilion 500 is more than most desktop computers of this age and spec. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by computers that were launched more than two years ago. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MS PRO", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this computer.
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 similar type and age to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This desktop computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on desktop computers of this age and spec.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many PCs of this age and type. 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.
PCs with a faster storage speed that might be worth considering include the NEC Slot-In PC (SSD).
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the Pavilion 500 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst few processor core PCs of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of computers of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 500 is 1GB, the biggest is 1.8GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.5GB.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this desktop computer was released.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The Pavilion 500 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 500.
If this computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Asus G20AJ (1TB) which also has a higher rating.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Pavilion 500 has a fairly typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 500.
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Pavilion 500 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 500.
If this personal computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Asus M32AD (6GB).
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Processor That Supports ECC
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Linux, Ubuntu Linux
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X1 (Gen 2.x) Slot
Micro Tower, Tower
Water Cooling System
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video