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10 Reasons For
HP Computers Have Good Reviews
On average HP medium processor core PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all PCs built by HP.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 550 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Pavilion 550. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 550 range from 1GB to 3TB.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
Computers of this type and age have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8GB. The Pavilion 550 has one of the bigger internal memory (12 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers of a similar age and type to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers of this type and age.
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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to it.
Supports One Case Placement
The HP Pavilion 550 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by personal computers that were launched more than a year ago.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on computers that are a comparable age to it.
Medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have widths of between 33mm and 510mm, and the average width is 180mm. With a width of only 165 millimeters, the HP Pavilion 550 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other computers that are a similar age to the Pavilion 550.
11 Reasons Against
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 550 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 640MHz and 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,100 megahertz, the Pavilion 550 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec computers that have been available for more than a year. 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 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
At only 1.024 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 550 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550. Across all the personal computers of a similar spec and age to the Pavilion 550 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB.
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Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Pavilion 550 is more than most PCs of this spec and age. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this personal computer.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Pavilion 550 is a two USB 2.0 port PC.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
At only 16 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 550 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type. The maximum internal memory of PCs that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 550 range from 2GB to 520GB.
Quite Small Processor Cache
Across all the medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Pavilion 550 the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. At only 6 megabytes, the HP Pavilion 550 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550.
Only Four Processor Threads
The Pavilion 550 is a four processor thread computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have between four and seven processor threads.
Only One PCI Express X16 Slot
The HP Pavilion 550 is a one PCI Express x16 slot desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released more than a year ago have one PCI Express x16 slot.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The Pavilion 550 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3.4 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core PCs that were released more than a year ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.
3 Other reasons to consider the HP Pavilion 550
Released Over a Year Ago
This personal computer has been on the market for over a year.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Pavilion 550 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that came out more than a year ago.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the HP Pavilion 550 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the Pavilion 550.
+1 Other reason
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported 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
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4, 1 x 8, 1 x 4 + 1 x 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
LightScribe Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
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
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out 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 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Water Cooling System
Audio Output Channel
Processor Special Features
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Embedded Options Available
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel Standard Manageability
Thermal Monitoring Technology
AVX, AVX 2.0
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
10 - 90
Storage Temperature Range
-10 - 60
Relative Humidity Operating Range
10 - 90
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video