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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Based on 265 owner and expert reviews, HP has good ratings for its computers. HP also has good ratings specifically within its few processor core PCs range compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that are a similar age to it.
Fairly Big On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
With an on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.7 gigabytes, the Pavilion 500 has a fairly big on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Pavilion 500. Across all the few processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Pavilion 500 the on-board graphics adapter memory capacities range from 0.28GB to 2.1GB, and the average on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.5GB.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.6 gigahertz, the HP Pavilion 500 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst few processor core PCs of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the Pavilion 500 is 1GHz, the fastest is 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz.
If this personal computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo S500 SFF (3.7GHz), or the Asus M32AD (3.7GHz).
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and type to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on computers of a similar spec and age to it.
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Four USB 3.0 Ports
The Pavilion 500 is a four USB 3.0 port computer.
Supports Five Compatible Memory Cards
The number of compatible memory card supported by the HP Pavilion 500 is more than most similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by few processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion 500. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MS PRO", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this desktop computer.
5.1 Audio Output Channel
This PC has a 5.1 audio output channel, which is the most commonly found audio output channel on computers of a comparable type and age to it.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar age and type to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This desktop computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of few processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 1GB, the biggest is 2.1TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.2TB. The HP Pavilion 500 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (only 2 gigabytes) amongst few processor core PCs of this age.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal 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.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Pavilion 500 is a two USB 2.0 port PC. Most of the other computers of this age and type have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.
Only One 3.5" Bay
Most few processor core PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between one and five 3.5" bays, including the Pavilion 500 which has one 3.5" bay.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This computer has been on the market for over a year.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The HP Pavilion 500 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age.
If this few processor core personal computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo H30 (1TB).
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 500 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 500.