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HP Elite HPE-500Y Desktop PC Review

February 22nd, 2011 3 comments


HP Elite HPE-500Y desktop is from computer giant HP and it is gaining interest from all, through its AMD Memory Optimizer Technology. This technology is more effective useful for multithreaded software applications. Here, AMD Virtualization with Rapid Virtualization indexing will act as vital and helps the virtualization software to run more effectively. This process will be supported by the processor’s Hypertransport and AMD’s balance L3 Cache. This will impart quick access time and increased performance to the machine. This technology is the major reason for the current success of HP Elite HPE-500Y desktop PC. This machines is powered through AMD Phenom IIX6 1045T processor and comes with optical drive, 8GB RAM, 1.5 TB capacity hard drive, AMD Radeon HD 6450 Graphics, Wi-Fi, 15-in-1 card redaer and many more. Importantly, this desktop is bundled with 23.0-inches LED monitor and will result into quite economical for a buyer.

AMD Phenom II X6 1045T processor Details:

AMD Phenom II X6 1045 T that powers HP Elite HPE-500Y  is a six core processor and clocked at 2.7GHz. It is featured with Turbo Boost technology and it can overclock the cores up to 3.2 GHz. It has total 9MB of cache. Hardware part is indicating that this CPU runs on a 64 bit data transfer system.  Its socket type is AM# and comes with 2000MHz 16-bit Hyper Transport Link, which is vital for the Memory Optimizer technology.

HP Elite HPE-500Y Pros:

  • Bundled 23-inches monitor would be an advantage.
  • Its six core processor is assuring ultimate performance for the machine.
  • This machine comes with latest VISION Ultimate Technology and Memory Optimizer Technology.
  • It has optical drive.
  • It has 3MB of L3 Cache.
  • Its hard drive is huge with 1.5 TB capacities.
  • It has AMD Radeon HD 6450 Graphics.
  • It has built-in Wi-Fi.
  • It is worth to its price.

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HP Elite HPE-500Y Cons:

  • Little expensive.
  • No Blu-ray disc player.
  • No Bluetooth.

Specifications:

Processor:

This desktop is powered through AMD Phenom II X6 1045T processor. This processor is clocked at 2.7 GHZ and its Turbo Boost technology can overclock it up to 3.2 GHz. This processor comes with a total of 9MB cache and 3MB of L3 cache is part of it.

System Memory and Hard drive:

System memory of this desktop is 8GB DDR3 SDRAM> This can be increased up to 16GB capacity down the line according to the necessity.

Hard drive of this desktop is 1.5 TB capacities. It is a SATA drive and rotates at 5400 rpm.

Display and Graphics:

This desktop is bundled with a 23-inches LED monitor.

It has AMD Radeon HD 6450 Graphics with 512 MB dedicated video ram and 4091 MB capacity dynamically allocated shared graphics memory.

Optical drive:

HP Elite HPE-500Y comes with 12 X DVD burners. This can read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats with double-layer support.

Audio:

This desktop got high-definition with up to 7.1 channel surround sound capabilities.

Networking:

It has built-in 10/100 Base-T Ethernet LAN and built-in 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN too.

Additional Ports:

HP Elite HPE-500Y  has one 7-in-1 digital multimedia card reader, three PCI Express x1, seven USB 2.0 ports, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.

Input Devices:

This desktop comes with USB keyboard and USB optical mouse as input devices.

Operating System:

HP Elite HPE-500Y is supplied with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.

Sizes and Weight:

Height: 15.8-inches.

Width: 7.1-inches.

Depth: 16.3-inches.

Weight: 11.9 lbs.

Warranty:

HP Elite HPE-500Y comes with one-year limited warranty over parts and labor.

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HP Pavilion P6754Y Desktop PC Review:

February 21st, 2011 3 comments


HP Pavilion desktop PCs are famous for powerful performance and most of the people make their choice with this series. Now, there is a new model desktop PC added to this series as HP Pavilion P6754Y. This is a powerful machine with all the needed features. This machine is powered through AMD Athlon II X4 640 processor and motherboard is N-Alvorix-RS880-uATX. It has optical drive, 4GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, ATI Radeon 4200 Graphics, Wi-Fi wireless networking, 15-in-1 card reader and many more. This desktop price is quite reasonable when compared with its features.

AMD Athlon II X4 640 Processor Details:

AMD Athlon II X4 640 processor, that powers HP Pavilion P6754Y, is a Quad-Core processor and clocked at 3.0GHz.  It is based on the ‘Propus’ CPU die and comes with a 2000MHz HT link and supports DDR2 and DDR3 memory. The latest C3 CPU stepping is included in the processor, which is good for multi-threaded performance. It has 2MB of L2 Cache and lacking L3 Cache completely.  Its TDP rating is 95W.

HP Pavilion P6754Y Pros:

  • It is a powerful desktop PC at reasonable price.
  • It has ATI Radeon 4200 Graphics.
  • It has SuperMulti DVD burner.
  • It has Wi-Fi Wireless networking.
  • It has 15-in-1 card reader.
  • It has integrated ALC888S-VD audio.

HP Pavilion P6754Y Cons:

  • No Blu-disc player.
  • No Bluetooth.
  • Not suitable for gaming.

Specifications:

Processor:

HP Pavilion P6754Y is powered through AMD Athlon II X4 640 processor. This processor is clicked at 3.0 GHz and got four cores. Its socket is AM# and Bus speed is 4000MHz HT3.

Motherboard:

This desktop motherboard is N-Alvorix-RS880uATX. Its chipset is AMD 785G and memory socket is 4 x DDR3. Its processor socket is AM3 with Front Side bus spped as 1333/1066/800MHz.

System memory and Hard drive:

HP Pavilion P6754Y comes with 4 GB DDR3 RAM. This system memory got a chance for expansion up to 8GB.

Hard drive of this desktop is 1TB capacity. It is a SATA drive rotates at 7200rpm and transfer rate is 3.0Gb/sec.

Optical drive:

HP Pavilion P6754Y PC comes with a SuperMulti DVD burner. This drive can read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats with double-layer support.

Graphics:
HP Pavilion P6754Y comes with ATI Radeon 4200 integrated graphics card. It can support the concurrent use of the DVI and VGA ports. The graphics card is not suitable for high end gaming.

Audio:

This machine is arranged with integrated ALC 888s-VD audio.

Networking:

HP Pavilion P6754Y comes with 10-Base-T LAN for all wired connectivity needs.

There is a facility for Wi-Fi wireless networking too, through 802.11 b/g/n PCI-MiniCard.

Card reader:

This desktop comes with one 15-in-1 multimedia card reader.

Input Devices:

This machine is supplied with USB keyboard and USB optical mouse as input devices.

I/O ports:

Front I/O ports are:

  • USB: 2
  • Headphone: 1
  • Microphone: 1

Back I/O ports are:

1 – One electrical S/PDIF Output

2 – One VGA port

3 – Four USB 2.0 ports

4 – One RJ45 10/100 Mb/s LAN

5 – Center/Subwoofer-out (yellow – orange)

6 – Rear speaker-out (black)

7 – Line-in (light blue)

8 – Line-out (lime)

9 – Mic-in (pink)

10 – Side speaker-out (gray)

11 – One DVI-D port.

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HP Pavilion P6740F Desktop PC Review

February 14th, 2011 4 comments

HP Pavilion released a latest desktop PC with some good features at an affordable price. HP pavilion P6740F is the desktop, and it is released recently by the computer giant HP. This desktop is equipped with huge hard drive space and built-in wireless networking. HP tried their level best to bring this desktop to a reasonable price that can be affordable for all. This kind of efforts made this desktop to lose the suitability for 3D gaming needs. This inexpensive desktop got every feature that can be efficient with current needs. Equipped with a powerful processor as AMD Phenom II X4 955 Quad-Core processor, 1.5 TB hard drive, 8GB DDR3 RAM, 16X optical drive, ATI Radeon HD 4250 Integrated Graphics and 7.1 audio. Definitely there is nothing lacking with this desktop and satiates well for computing needs and entertainment needs successfully.

AMD Phenom II X4 955 Quad-Core Processor Details:

AMD Phenom II 955 processor is a Black Edition processor, which is more than just a 200MHz speed bumps as brings Socket AM3 support to the very top AMD’s desktop offerings. This processor is clocked 3.2 GHz. This processor is based on the 45nm ‘deneb’ core. This is coming with few tweaks and a new memory controller. This memory controller can support DDR2 and DDR3 memory kits successfully. This 3.2 GHz clock frequency is making AMD Phenom II x4 955 processor as the fastest quad-core processor of AMD. This processor is priced around $245. Comparatively this price is lesser than other popular quad-core processors such as Q9550, which is clocked at 2.83GHz. This processor got 6MB of L3 cache. Also, each individual core got 64KB of L1 Cache and 512 KB of L2 Cache too. This processor got 125 watt TDP rating.

HP Pavilion P6740F Pros:

  • Affordable price.
  • Bigger hard drive with 1.5 TB capacity.
  • It has wireless networking.
  • Its system memory 8GB can be increased up to 16GB.
  • It has 7.1 audio.

HP Pavilion P6740F Cons:

  • Not suitable for latest gaming.
  • No Blu-ray disk.

Specifications:

Processor:

This desktop is powered through AMD Phenom II X4 955 quad-core processor. This processor is clocked at 3.2 GHz. It has 6MB L3 cache. Its Front-Side bus is 4000 MHz System Bus.

System Memory:

The system memory of this desktop is 8GB DDR3 SDRAM. This can be increased up to 16GB successfully.

Hard drive:

HP Pavilion P6740F  is arranged with 1.5 TB capacity of SATA hard disk that rotates at 5400 rpm.

Graphics:

ATI Radeon HD 4200 integrated graphics card is arranged with this desktop. This graphics card got up to 3067 MB Total available graphics memory. It is not suitable for high end gaming.

Optical drive:

HP Pavilion P6740F  is credited with SuperMulti optical drive that can read and write CDs and DVDs through LightScribe technology.

Audio:

This desktop got high-definition audio up to 7.1 surround sound capability through integrated sound card.

Networking:

HP Pavilion P6740F p got 10/100 Base-T network interface for wired connectivity. There is Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n too.

I/O Ports:

15-in-1 memory card reader: supports SmartMedia, xD, MultiMedia Card, Secure Digital (SD), Mini Secure Digital, Compact Flash I, Compact Flash II, IBM Microdrive, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro Duo, RSMMC, MMC Mobile, MMC+ ; Headphone; Microphone (Front) ; 2 USB 2.0 ports (Front) ; 4 USB 2.0 ports (Back) ; Microphone/Line-in/Line-out ; Rear speaker-out; Side speaker out ; Center (subwoofer) (Back) ; LAN (Back) ; Coaxial Digital Audio Out (SP-DIF)

Software:

HP MediaSmart Software Suite: Your one-stop multimedia & entertainment center to create photo slideshows, share personal videos, listen to your favorite music playlists & watch DVD movies Cyberlink DVD Suite Deluxe: Automatically fix and edit videos and create CDs and DVDs. Burn data files and folders and copy discs. Print disc labels, paper jewel boxes, and CD inserts.

Office 2010 preloaded (purchase of a Product Key required to activate a full Office 2010 suite) ;This PC includes a FREE 30 day subscription of Norton Online Backup. To activate, simply click on the Windows Start button and launch Norton Online Backup. ; Norton Internet Security 2011: Protect your PC from cybercriminals right out of the box with 60 days of complimentary live updates.

Sizes and Weight:

Width: 6.97-inches.

Depth: 16.85-inches.

Height: 15.32-inches.

Warranty:

This desktop comes with one-year limited warranty over hardware and software and offers 24×7 technical assistance too.

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ASUS CM1630-08 Review – Phenom ii X4 830 processor

February 14th, 2011 1 comment

ASUS has come with a new ASUS CM1630-08 desktop with nice features and affordable price tag. The ASUS CM1630-08  got all the essential features in it and supports every computing need and entertainment need quite successfully. This desktop is powered through AMD Phenom II X4 830 processor and got ATI Radeon 3000 graphics too. This desktop is arranged with 1TB hard drive which is plenty to store your data. There is another good news is that this desktop arranged with 6Gb RAM and this can be increased according to the future needs up to 16 GB. Actually, this desktop would be a wise idea for everyone as the price is low and comes with every expected feature as parts in it.

AMD Phenom II X4830 Processor Details:

AMD Phenom II x4 830, that powers ASUS CM1630-08  is  a quad core desktop processor. This processor is clocked at 2.8 GHz. Its sockets are AM2+ and AM3. It runs on Dragon platform and processor core is Deneb. This processor comes with 6MB L3 cache, and 512 KB L2 Cache. This processor got virtualization technology too. It has integrated 144-bit DDr2/DDr3 Memory controller along with HyperTransport 3 technology. With quad cores – the processor is good for multitasking environment.

ASUS CM1630-08 Pros:

  • It has 6GB DD3 RAM and this can be increased up to 16GB.
  • Its hard drive is huge and accommodated with 1 TB capacity.
  • It has ATI Radeon 3000 graphics with 1GB shared graphics memory.
  • It has high-definition 7.1 Channel audio quality.

ASUS CM1630-08 Cons:

  • Processor is a decent but not the highest end.
  • No wireless connectivity.

Specifications:

Processor:

This desktop is powered through AMD Phenom II x4 830 processor that is clocked 2.8 GHz. Its system bus is of 1066MHz and got 6MB of L3 cache in it.

System memory:

System memory of this desktop is 6GB DDR3 RAM. This RAM can be expanded up to 16 GB successfully.

Hard Drive:

This system hard drive is huge and accommodated with 1 TB capacity.  This is SATA hard drive and rotates at 7200 rpm.

Graphics:

ASUS CM1630-08   is credited with ATI Radeon 3000 graphics card which got 1 GB shared graphics memory.

Audio:

The sound card of this system got high-definition 7.1 channels audio support.

Networking:

ASUS CM1630-08   is equipped with a built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN for the wired connectivity needs.

Optical drive:

This system is facilitated with an optical drive that can read and write CDs and DVDs through Double-layer support.

Input Devices:

ASUS CM1630-08  is arranged with USB multimedia keyboard and USB mouse as input devices.

Expansion:

This desktop got one Digital Media Card Reader, one 5.25” external expansion bay, one 3.5” internal expansion bay, two PCI, one PCI-Express x16, and ten USB 2.0 ports.

Operating System:

This desktop is supplied with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.

Sizes and Weight:

Width: 6.7-inches.

Depth: 15.9-inches.

Height: 16.1-inches.

Weight: 19.8 lbs.

Warranty:

This desktop is arranged with one-year limited warranty over parts and labor.

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Lenovo 77231FU Desktop PC Review

February 13th, 2011 No comments


Lenovo 77231FU desktop is another budget machine with advanced features. This desktop is priced around $379.99. This desktop is powered through AMD ATHLON II X2 255 processor and comes with ATI Radeon 3000 graphics. This is a Dual-core processor and offers best performance for a buyer with the support from 3GB DDR3 RAM. Multitasking abilities are excellent with this desktop PC. It has whopping 500 GB hard disk and offers ample storage space for a buyer. This definitely affordable for everyone and at the same time cater to every computing needs and entertainment needs quite successfully.

AMD Athlon II X2 255 Processor Details:

AMD Athlon II X2 255, that powers Lenovo 77231FU is a dual core processor based on Regor Core. This processor is clocked at 3.1 GHz along with a 2000MHz HT link. This can support DDr2 up to 1066 MT/s and DDR3 up to 1333MT/s. importantly, this budget processor comes at as low as $75. This processor is with CPU-z 1.53. This processor comes at 65w max TDP rating. It has 1 MB L2 Cache per core and total 2 MB. There is no L3 Cache for this processor.


Lenovo 77231FU Pros:

  • This is an inexpensive desktop and suitable for all.
  • Integrated Memory Controller and the Hypertransport in the AMD Athlon II X2 255, processor is definitely an advantage.
  • It has huge hard disk with 500 GB capacity.
  • There is a possibility to enhance RAM from 3GB to 8GB.
  • It has ATI Radeon 3000 Graphics.
  • It has sound card and offers decent sound quality.

Lenovo 77231FU Cons:

  • No Wireless connectivity.
  • No Blu-ray disc.
  • Only 3 GB preinstalled RAM

Specifications:

Processor:

This desktop is powered through AMD Athlon II X2 255 processor. This processor is clocked at 3.1 GHz. This processor got 2MB capacity L2 cache. Specialty of this processor is its Hypertransport.

System memory:

This desktop is arranged with 3GB DDR3 RAM and this can be increased up to 8GB successfully.

Hard drive:

Lenovo 77231FU comes with whopping 500 Gb SATA-300 drive.

Optical Drive:

This desktop comes with an optical drive that can read and write Cds and DVDs in multiple formats.

Card reader:

This desktop is arranged with one 6-in-1 card reader.

Graphics Controller:

This desktop is facilitated with ATI Radeon 3000 Shared vi9deo memory (UMA).

Audio:

This desktop is integrated with a built-in sound card which offers decent sound quality.

LAN:

This desktop comes with network adapter as Ethernet and Fast Ethernet.

Operating System:

This desktop comes with Genuine Microsoft windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.

Warranty:

This desktop got one-year on-site warranty.

Sizes and Weight:

Width: 6.9-inches.

Depth: 16.9-inches.

Height: 14.5-inches.

Weight: 17.6 lbs.

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