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HP Pavilion 550
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HP Pavilion 550 4 Core AMD a 3.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 AMD a 3.5GHz 8GB Dec 2015
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15 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 242 expert and user reviews for HP computers and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Four Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Pavilion 550 is a four displayssupported by on-board grap desktop computer. Most of the other desktop computers of this type and age only have between two and three displays supported by on-board grap.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550 is 360MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 310MHz to 850MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 720 megahertz, the Pavilion 550's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the fastest amongst PCs that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of PCs of a similar age and type to the Pavilion 550 is 10GB/s and the fastest is 68GB/s. The Pavilion 550 has one of the faster max memory bandwidth supported processor (34.1 gigabytes per second) amongst desktop computers of this age.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 3.5 gigahertz, the Pavilion 550 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550. The processor clock speeds of computers that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 550 range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.

If this computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the ProDesk 400 G1[pl_3068314_price] (3.6GHz), or the 810-477na[pl_3402544_price] (3.6GHz) both from HP.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 550 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs that were launched around the same time as the Pavilion 550. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Pavilion 550 range from 1GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 930GB.

Computers with a bigger hard drive capacity that might also be worth looking at include the DELL 8900[plb_3251718_price] (2TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550 is 8.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 550 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 550.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_3121374_price] (10GB), or the HP 810-477na[plb_3402544_price] (12GB).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than a year ago.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Five Compatible Memory Cards

The HP Pavilion 550 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it. This HP personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by personal computers that are a similar age to the Pavilion 550. The compatible memory cards "MS PRO", "Memory Stick (MS)", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this personal computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The HP Pavilion 550 has a greater number of placements than most desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the Pavilion 550.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Narrow

At only 165 millimeters, the HP Pavilion 550 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the Pavilion 550. PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Pavilion 550 have widths of between 33mm and 510mm, and the average width is 180mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many PCs of this spec and age. 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 looking at include the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini[plb_3078512_price] (SSD).

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Only IEEE 802.11a WiFi Standard

This computer supports an IEEE 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most frequently supported WiFi standard on medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Pavilion 550 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. The most commonly 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.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most computers of this spec and age have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Pavilion 550 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 4 megabytes, the HP Pavilion 550 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and spec to the Pavilion 550. The smallest processor cache of personal computers of this type and age is 2MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the HP Pavilion 550 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and type to the Pavilion 550. Across all the PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Pavilion 550 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

Most PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Pavilion 550 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, including the HP Pavilion 550 which has one PCI Express x1 slot.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Pavilion 550 is a four processor thread PC. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year have between four and seven processor threads.

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1 Other reason to consider the HP Pavilion 550

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Pavilion 550 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Processor Operating Modes
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Supported
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Internal Modem
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
Mini PCI Express Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channels
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Standard Manageability
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
UART
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology
True Key™
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Package Width
Package Depth
Package Height
Package Weight
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Mouse Included
Numeric Keypad
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

8 July 2015

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 550027, 550151, 550204, 550109, 550204n, 550109n, 550027c, 550151n, 550151ng, hp t1h31, 550204nl, 550109np, 550-110na, hp t1h31e, hp 550110, hp 550204, l9l29aaaba, t1h31eaabz, hp 550110n, hp 550204n, n8x97eaabu, p4q12eaab9, hp t1h31ea, p4r35eaabd, hp 550204nl, hp 550110na
Barcodes 00889296556077, 00889296974147, 00889894343437, 00889894348913, 00889894359117, 00889894509079, 00889894661388, 00889899000557
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